Negotiating a Better Bargaining Agreement

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A positive relationship between public employees and their governmental employers is paramount to providing quality services to the community, but the complexities of navigating collective bargaining agreements can pose a challenge even for experienced managers. In this webinar, you'll join HR experts Carol Granfield, ICMA-CM and Sandy Stapczynski, MPA as they give you the tools you need to negotiate better bargaining agreements. You will discuss:

  • How to properly prepare for negotiations
  • Effective communication during negotiations
  • Managing arbitration
  • Costing out proposals and settlements

ICMA Practice Areas: [8] Policy Facilitation and Implementation; [13] Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement

Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM

Senior Management Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc.

Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM, is senior management consultant, Director of Human Resources Services for Municipal Resources, Inc. She has 38 years of public sector management experience and seven years private sector experience. Carol has served in town and county manager positions in New England and also as director of administration in Herndon, Virginia, and as personnel director in Fairfax, Virginia.

Carol’s expertise in human resources and labor relations includes the establishment of personnel policies, organizational and staffing studies, wage, classification and benefit studies, human resource audits, and union negotiations. She serves on the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board and teaches Public Administration and Adjunct Professor teaching Human Resources at Granite State College of the University of NH. She is also the co-author of the ICMA e-book "Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals."

Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski

Founder and President, Human Resources Services, Inc.

Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski, is founder and president of Human Resources Services, Inc. (HRS), a small woman-owned business located in the greater Boston area. HRS is a major provider of HR Consulting Services, particularly pay/classification/performance, to local governments in Massachusetts.

With nearly 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to local governments in key areas of human resource management, she and her associates provide consultancy services to hundreds of New England cities, towns, school districts, counties, regional agencies, and state agencies. Sandy is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals. She is a contributor to ICMA’s Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rdEditions) and has also authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies.

She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University.

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Negotiating a Better Bargaining Agreement
06/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
06/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available