Joint Training

As a Federal Mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez provided extensive training to the Labor Relations industry.
Training Programs conducted for FMCS are described below:

Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) Training:  directing labor-management groups on the design, development and implementation of an LMC.

  • 7 Private Sector JLMCs with various Unions participating: the design, development and facilitation of a Joint LMC focused on maintaining a continuous dialogue between Management and Union.
  • 11 Public Sector JLMCs with various Unions participating: design, development and facilitation of a Joint LMC focused on addressing issues unresolved in the workplace.

Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) and Problem Solving:  training representatives of the union and management negotiating committees on how to negotiate and solve problems using an interest based approach.

  • 2 Public Sector School District Negotiations for contract negotiations of Classified employees 
  • 2 Public Sector School District Negotiations for contract negotiations of Credentialed employees
  • 2 Public Sector Negotiations for contract negotiations 
  • 1 Private Sector Negotiations for contract negotiations
  • 1 Private Sector Negotiations for initial contract negotiations

Manager & Union Steward Training: providing instruction to front-line supervisors/managers and union stewards on a better understanding of collective bargaining agreements, proper discipline, effective communication and handling of grievances.

  • 9 Private Sector programs in various industries

Relationship By Objectives:  three day intervention program mediating highly contentious labor-management relationships in which the parties identify problem areas and behaviors, prioritize issues, brainstorm options, develop a consensus on solutions and develop action plans.  All programs with Commissioner Joe Mansolillo in San Diego as lead:   

  • 2 Public Sector School Districts
  • 1 Federal Secor 
  • 1 Private Sector

 Diversity Training: providing instruction on diversity issues to improve workplace harmony.

  • Private Sector:  three sessions of a two day diversity training program for newly hired security officers and supervisors

Mediator Training: provided as an ADR service, a one-week mediator training program for customer-agency employees who have been chosen to become mediators for their own internal-agency EEO complaints. 

  • Federal Sector: 40 Hour Mediator Training 
  • Federal Sector: 40 Hour Mediator Training 
  • Labor Relations for EEO Professionals: conducted a special program for the Federal Executive Board for Federal employees needing a primer on the interactivity of the EEO process with such entities as Management Rights, Union Rights, statutory requirements and the collective bargaining agreement. 

Colombia: Bogotá, Medellin & Cali, Cartagena
International Labor Organization of the United Nations Labor Relations Development Project with US DOL for Bogotá, Colombia:

  • In coordination with the ILO office in Colombia, FMCS design mission to develop and coordinate tripartite (labor, management & government) training to introduce collaborative problem solving.  (July 28 – 31, 2003)
  • Bogotá: FMCS Training Design and Delivery Team providing instruction to tripartite leadership on the improvement of Labor Relations in Colombia through collaborative problem solving.  (September 18-26, 2003)
  • Medelline & Cali: FMCS Training Design and Delivery Team providing instruction to tripartite leadership on the improvement of Labor Relations in Colombia through collaborative problem solving.  (February 8-13, 2004)
  • In coordination with the ILO office in Colombia, FMCS design, develop and coordinate a tripartite training program for national union leadership, management associations and government leadership in Cartagena, Colombia. (July 2005)

Peru: Lima
US DOL/Bureau of Int’l Labor Affairs (ILAB) Labor Relations Project for Lima, Peru:

  • FMCS Program Manager, Design, Develop & Coordinate Conciliator Training for National Mediators & Inspectors and Labor & Management Leadership Training (September 3-8, 2002)
  • FMCS Training Design and Delivery Team for National Mediators & Inspectors and Labor & Management Leadership Training (November 4-10, 2002)

Argentina: Cordoba & Buenos Aires
US DOL/ Bureau of Int’l Labor Affairs (ILAB) Labor Relations Project for Cordoba, Argentina:

  • Cordoba: Regional Conciliator Training (November 9-21, 2001) and Labor & Management Leadership Training (April 15-19, 2002)
  • Buenos Aires: Argentina National Ministry of Labor Advanced Mediator Training (April 21-23, 2002)

Buenos Aires: University Del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Panel on Negotiations During a Crisis (April 22,2002)