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Affinity Model Economic Bargaining Training
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NICC Town Clock Center

Cost: $20 (DALMC Members)
$30 (Non-Members)
DALMC organizations that paid their 2017 dues by January 31st can take this class for free!
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Bargaining over economic issues can be the Achilles heel of an otherwise collaborative labor/management relationship. For those who have used Interest Based Bargaining in the past, have you run into this problem? For those parties who use the Traditional Model of bargaining, would you like to find a way to handle economic issues with a little less frustration and more purpose?
FMCS has developed a technique for economic negotiations that we call "The Affinity Model."
Key points of the model include:
  • All monetary issues are negotiated at one time
  • All information necessary to reach settlement is made available prior to beginning
  • All bargainers are involved actively in the process
  • All possible combinations of Tentative Agreement are out in the open
  • All agreements are reached by the parties together
  • All economic bargaining can be accomplished in 4 hours!
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What Iowa Employers Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance Appeals Processes
Wednesday, September 21, 2017
Registration & Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 106A
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $29/person
Space is limited so reserve a space today!
It’s hard to be over-prepared for unemployment insurance (UI) hearings. Join two officials from the Iowa Workforce Development UI division to learn what to expect before and during a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), including prehearing processes, the hearing notice, and appeals before the Employment Appeal Board and beyond. They will offer tips, define stages of the hearing process, and share resources to find information relevant to the specific employer’s involvement in the UI claim process. Do not miss this opportunity to prepare for and defend against a claim filed against your organization.
Brenda Boten is a benefits bureau chief in the Unemployment Insurance Division of Iowa Workforce Development since 2009. Prior to joining IWD, Brenda was an executive at a non-profit agency. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Emily Chafa is a manager of the Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Appeals Bureau. She previously served as an administrative law judge with both IWD and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and as a practicing attorney. Emily earned her J.D. degree from Loyola School of Law in Chicago and is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois.
To register for:
Course #55044 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
Recertification Credit Hours Applied for: 2.0
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