Labor Relations Certificate

For the human resources professional, labor relations represents the hardware of the profession. Labor relations is different not only from other human resources functions, but from other operating functions as well. You’ll gain the personal skills and insights needed to effectively manage in a union environment through courses and certificate programs.

Single courses may be taken without the pursuit of the certificate.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible for working with the union at their companies, as supervisors or as members of the bargaining team. The classes are appropriate for experienced labor specialists as well as individuals who are new and are looking to learn the laws and processes around labor relations.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Gain relevant and up-to-date information on labor relations at an accredited university from instructors with decades of experience
  • Benefit from a curriculum that includes lecture, case studies, simulated bargaining, and conversation with other labor relations specialists from around the country
  • Walk away with new knowledge that helps you achieve your goals in working with the union

Curriculum Requirements

Earn the certificate by completing 3 core courses and 2 elective courses within 3 years.


"The Certificate in Labor Relations Management courses has been very valuable in my day-to-day activities with the bargaining unit group."  —  Gloria Smail, Datex-Ohmeda, Inc., Madison, WI.

Neal France - UWM-SCE Labor Relations Certificate