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May 20, 2019 - May 22, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Eagle Ridge Resort
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
$349 members and organizational associates of members; $399 non-members
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2019 Collective Bargaining Simulation

Monday, May 20, 2019

Save the date for this training opportunity that only happens every 2 years!

CLICK HERE for the full brochure!


Each participant will be assigned a role on a bargaining team (either management or union) and given background information regarding the parties involved in negotiations.  Each bargaining group will be assigned a Facilitator (who is an experienced negotiator) to help guide them through the bargaining sessions.  Training Workshops will also be presented throughout the exercise and the Trainer, attorney Robert Smith, will also be available to assist the teams as they progress through the various stages of bargaining.  This is an intensive training exercise designed to simulate actual collective bargaining situations over a three-day period.  In order to insure all teams and bargaining groups receive the greatest training benefit possible, each participant in the simulation will be required to attend all the Workshops and all the Bargaining Sessions.  Participants must plan on being available in evenings to bargain with their team.  NOTE:  NO PREVIOUS BARGAINING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND! 

The National Public Employer Labor Relations Association has given this program the National Pacesetter Award for Training Excellence.

    Please register by May 3, 2019!  Due to the nature of the exercise, numbers are limited. The registration fee includes meals and training material (but does not include hotel accommodations).

    To Register Online:  Register and pay via credit card or check by following the link to the National PELRA website.  Members will need their National PELRA login to register online; organizational associates must be registered under a member's login to get the member rate; non-members will be asked to set up a payment account.  CLICK HERE to go to online registration.

    If You Don't Wish to Register Online:  Please email or fax the Registration Form and Invoice (located in the program brochure -- CLICK HERE for the brochure) to Debi Stensland at the Secretariat Office, with check to follow via mail.


    IPELRA has reserved a block of rooms at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena.  For more information regarding the resort, please visit their web site at  Room rates are $149/night (plus $18 resort fee and applicable tax).  Please make reservations directly with Eagle Ridge by calling 1-800-892-2269 (Option 1).  Please use Booking Code 6920M5.

    Housing deadline is May 3, 2019.  After that time, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.