Customized trainings

Whether training is best conducted online, at your location, in the community, or on the UW-Madison campus, School for Workers has the resources and professional expertise to customize the training you need. Below is a list of typical classes that are requested. Contact us for subjects you are interested in but are not listed. To get started on your customized training, complete the speaker request form here, or call the main office at 608-262-2112.

Training topics

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Negotiation and dispute resolution

• Arbitration
• Bargaining
• Contract administration
• Dispute resolution
• Health care

Workplace rights

• Americans with Disabilities Act
• Employment discrimination law
• Family Medical Leave Act
• Immigration and the workplace
• Labor law
• Sexual harassment
• Worker’s compensation

Union development

• Community engagement
• Internal organizing
• Organizing
• Recruiting and supporting diversity
• Stewards training
• Women’s leadership

Union administration

• Committee effectiveness
• Effective meetings
• Financial officer training
• Labor-management committees
• Leadership
• Media management
• Strategic planning

Bilingual services

School for Workers actively supports Spanish-speaking working communities through its programming, research, and outreach. Faculty are available to provide customized bilingual educational opportunities to workers on employment rights and skills training, as well as facilitate community-building and workplace relationships.

What participants are saying

I can’t thank all of you enough for the training. It has been an inspiring, heart opening, risk taking, courage building, strengthening experience that has helped me grow as a leader, a person, employee, a team player, and professional. This has been such a gift. Thank you!