January 6, 2023 - February 3, 2023    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Bookings closed


A Virtual Event, Online, via Zoom

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This series will walk arbitrators, mediators, and advocates through the intricacies of conducting a successful arbitration on successive Fridays* in five two-hour sessions. This series will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Fridays (Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 26* (Thursday), and Feb. 3). CLEs pending.

Week 1

Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm ET

Overview of Collective Bargaining

Nick Pittner, Attorney, Bio

Art of Advocacy

Joe Trejo, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Commissioner, Bio

Week 2

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm ET

Management Rights and Terms and Conditions of Employment

John Becker, Sandulli Grace, Bio

Permissive and Mandatory Bargaining

Joe Wilson, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Commissioner, Bio

Week 3

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm ET

Costing a Contract

Kim Davis, Uniserv Representative of Connecticut Education Association, Bio

Week 4

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm ET

Interest Arbitration

Jonathan Downes, Attorney, Bio

David Gaba, Arbitrator/Mediator, Bio

Kristen Rankin, Deputy Director of Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining, Bio

Shianne Scott, Arbitrator, Bio

Elaine Silveira, OSTA, Executive Director and General Counsel, Bio

Week 5

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm ET

Unfair Labor Practices

Robert Fekete, State Employment Relations Board, Administrative Law Judge, Bio

Daniel Sabol, State Employment Relations Board, Attorney, Bio

Factfinding and Conciliation

David Stanton, Arbitrator/Mediator, Bio


These series will take place on Fridays (and one Thursday) — between Jan. 6 and Feb. 3 — online via Zoom.

Pricing and Registration

This webinar is $50 for COLERA members and $125 for non-members.

Please book your seat (one registration for all five weekly sessions) below and you will receive Zoom join information prior to the event.

One registration grants admission to all five sessions.

Webinar Join Information

Zoom join information will be emailed to you prior to the event. Please keep the Zoom details and join link secure and do not forward, distribute, or share in a public space to discourage unknown individuals from being disruptive.


Bookings are closed for this event.