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Arbitration for Federal Advocates


Enhance your arbitration and advocacy skills in a course that addresses both private and federal sector rules in a course designed for experienced labor relations practitioners.

Dates: March 3-5, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. on Day 3)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Cost: $1000.00/Early Bird: $900.00

Course Information
This intensive, three-day program is designed specifically for labor practitioners in the Federal sector. This course enhances the arbitration advocacy abilities of experienced labor relations practitioners, union business agents, stewards, personnel managers, analysts, and attorneys -- for both labor and management.

A major emphasis of this program will be a review of substantive and procedural case-handling issues, using hypothetical situations in an interactive format. The highlight of the course will be a mock arbitration of a complex model case that raises discipline and contract interpretation issues. The faculty will include members of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Registrants receive course texts and a specially compiled set of arbitration practice guides.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an FMCS Certificate of Training.
Topics Include:
  • Opening the case with a winning statement
  • Structuring the order of proof
  • Proving negotiating history and past practice
  • Making and responding to evidentiary objections
  • Examining witnesses
  • Remedies in the Federal sector, including the Back Pay Act
  • Crafting effective closing arguments and post-hearing briefs
  • Post Award Procedures
Registration Information
This class will be limited to the first 20 registrants.
Dave Gaba, Arbitrator 
William McKee, Arbitrator
FMCS Institute for Conflict Management (202) 606-3627 or (206) 553-2773.


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