This series of online sessions will talk about the basics of bargaining with a labor group. It will cover all the topics that a new member of your bargaining team needs to know and will be a good refresher course for experienced bargainers as well. This virtual class is offered free to ERNN members.           Session 1 will cover planning for and getting ready to begin bargaining           Session 2 will address strategies and skills needed at the table and how to present and respond to proposal           Session 3 will be about getting to closure at the table, as well as employer rights and requirements to share information Several guest presenters will help with this course. At the end of each session, there will be adequate time for questions and answers specific to your district’s needs.
“This is a three-session workshop with new material presented every week. Participants should plan to attend all three sessions.”


January 25, 2023:  8:30–9:45 a.m.
Planning for and getting ready to begin bargaining
February 1, 2023:  8:30–9:45 a.m.
Strategies and skills needed at the table
How to present and respond to proposals
February 8, 2023:  8:30–9:45 a.m.
Getting to closure at the table 
Employer rights and requirements to share information


3.75 hours will be available to attendees and will be distributed via email at the conclusion of the series on February 8.


Complimentary to ERNN Members

Non ERNN Members-$99

After registering, you will receive three confirmation emails via Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.
Please Note: Confirmations will be sent out in batches every half hour.


No Refunds
No Show = No Refund



This session will be recorded for later viewing.


Please contact Warren Hopkins, Executive Director, ERNN, at warren@ernn.com or 206.940.9943, with workshop questions. 

Please contact Lisa Gehman at 
lgehman@wasa-oly.org or 360.489.3640, with registration questions.


Interested in becoming a ERNN member district? Contact  Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org or 360.943.5717.

District membership benefits include:
- One-on-one feedback on issues with ERNN Executive Director
- Regional Representative and member district networking
- 600+ CBAs for contract language samples  (through Members Only section of ERNN.com & EduPortal)
- Discounted registration to the ERNN Annual Workshop Series and Annual Conference
- Crisis support and referral system
- Statewide bargaining surveys and results
- Bargaining and Negotiations training and workshops
- Labor relation specialist referrals
- ERNN online Resource Center
- Bargaining bulletins and alerts

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