Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate Program

Registration for 2014-2015 Courses is Now Open! Click here for Schedule

Gain key employment relations skills to prevent labor disputes, support conflict resolution, and promote collective negotiation

Collective bargaining plays a vital role in public sector labor and employment relations in New Jersey. The Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate Program provides labor and management representatives with critical knowledge and skills to prevent labor disputes, resolve grievances effectively, and engage in productive collective negotiation. The program is a partnership between the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) and the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. 

Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate Program 2014-2015 Brochure

Who Should Attend:

  • Supervisors, managers, and labor relations professionals involved in state, county, and municipal governments
  • Union members, leaders, and representatives of public employees
  • Labor relations attorneys
  • New mediators and arbitrators

Registration: Click Here to Register

A per-class registration fee of $260 includes all materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Class size may be limited. Pre-registration and payment are required to guarantee seats. Registration made within three business days of the course or class start date will be subject to a late registration fee of $25.00 per person. this also applies to "walk-ins" on the date of course or class start date. For online registration, we accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) and e-checks.  If you cannot use this form of payment, please call 848-932-9504.

Schedule and Location: Click Here for Schedule

All courses run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and take place at the Rutgers University Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick.

Certification Requirements:

Participants must complete six courses to receive the Public Sector Labor Relations Program Certificate.  While the program begins in September, learners may enroll in individual courses at any time.

Available Credits:

New Jersey Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)                                    6 Hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)                                                                         .5 CEUs

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be issued.  Cancellations made three business days prior to the date of a class will receive full credit toward any future courses offered by LEARN at Rutgers University.  There will be a $75 fee for all other cancellations, and the remaining credit can be applied toward any future LEARN courses.

Questions?                          

For more information: email learn@work.rutgers.edu or call (848) 932-9504.