Collective Bargaining for School Board Members

Live Event
Date: 12 / 08 / 2017
Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)

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In partnership with Maine School Management Association.

DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP to prepare superintendents, business managers and school board negotiators for the challenges of collective bargaining. Your bargaining team will come away with practical guidance you can take to the bargaining table!
  • Legal framework of collective bargaining in schools
  • How to prepare for negotiations
  • How to draft proposals and counter-proposals and assess their impact
  • Costing out economic proposals
  • Identifying good and bad contract language
  • Understanding the subjects of bargaining – what you can and cannot legally bargain over
  • Traditional and problem solving approaches to negotiations and an explanation of which might be right for you
  • Hot topics, including alternative compensation systems, the new world of health insurance under the ACA, and legal updates, together with an open question time for attendees to ask their own bargaining questions
  • Learn strategies for success at the bargaining table and tips on how to discourage bad behavior from the unions
  • Gain knowledge of legal bargaining requirements
  • Receive practical training in the bargaining process
  • Attendees will participate in and learn from actual bargaining exercises
  • Get answers to your questions!

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Contact Donna Swiderek ( if you have any questions at all.

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