The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) brings together top university instructors, qualified industry practitioners, and individuals from the community to offer you courses, programs and services that will put you on the path you envision. Our courses are designed to cultivate learning and enrich the lives of adults in New Jersey and beyond.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Certificate

The four-course Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Certificate can help you better understand the sources of conflict in all organizations, learn mediation techniques to reduce differences between individuals or groups, facilitate better group processes, use negotiation techniques to resolve and reduce conflict, and see how both nonunion and union workplaces deal with individuals who have grievances.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

The four-course Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, available in both online and in-class formats, is designed to give you the tools to help organizations successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce.

Leading Organizational Change Certificate

The four-course Leading Organizational Change Certificate helps students develop knowledge and skills in organizational leadership, change management, and creating and sustaining a learning organization.

Labor and Employment Relations Certificate

The Labor and Employment Relations Certificate in the general area of labor and employment relations involves successful completion of four graduate courses offered by the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department.

Public Sector Labor-Management Relations Certificate

The four-course Public Sector Labor-Management Relations Certificate helps students develop a broad perspective on public sector labor-management relations issues involving teachers, Rutgers university employees, police officers, and other public employees.

SMLR Continuing Education

SMLR Continuing Education offerings strengthen and advance the individual, workforce, and organization as a whole. Our courses and workshops provide a rich learning environment through a powerful combination of expert instruction and peer interaction, led by distinguished Rutgers University faculty, thought leaders, and industry experts. 
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Labor Education Action Network (LEARN)

The Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) offers continuing studies programs within the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations. LEARN sponsors public programs that strengthen the community at work, facilitate its organization on a more democratic basis, and address unjustified inequalities of power and wealth in the wider society. LEARN also coordinates the Union Leadership Academy (ULA), which provides leadership development courses for rank-and-file union members and leaders. Many high-level leaders of the New Jersey labor movement are graduates of the ULA.