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Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot
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Spring2010 Seminar Stephen Cabot


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The White House and Congress are preparing to enact Organized Labor’s sweeping agenda. Learn from America’s most effective labor relations experts how to survive – and thrive – in the face of this …

The White House and Congress are preparing to enact Organized Labor’s sweeping agenda. Learn from America’s most effective labor relations experts how to survive – and thrive – in the face of this legislative and regulatory onslaught.

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  • 1. Stephen Cabot’s 27th semi-annual Labor Strategy Survival Seminar UNION AND NONUNION EMPLOYERS: Are you ready for the “change” Washington is sending your way? How to survive “The Perfect Storm” The White House and Congress are preparing to enact Organized Labor’s sweeping agenda. Learn from America’s most effective labor relations experts how to survive – and thrive – in the face of this legislative and regulatory onslaught. The Wall Street Journal says: “Labor Nemesis: When the boss calls Cabot, the union has its problems.” Whether you have a union – or want to avoid one – this seminar is for you! Philadelphia – June 9 & 10, 2010 Cleveland – June 16 & 17, 2010 Pittsburgh – June 23 & 24, 2010
  • 2. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS SEMINAR • This is the only program of its type to provide ALL the most creative, effective, up-to-date STRATEGIES to deal with every challenge posed by EFCA and other impending legislative and regulatory changes. • The content is fresh, specific, practical, and clearly presented. • The presentation is engaging and highly interactive, with ample opportunities for Q&A. • Grounded on the renowned workplace paradigm Steve Cabot created and refined for many of America’s top companies, this seminar offers the foundational principles for positive change and the most current tips and techniques for achieving it – in union and nonunion organizations. • Looking to avoid a union? You will learn the workplace-tested strategies to assess your risks, defuse and defeat organizing efforts, and create a more positive, productive work environment. • Already have a union in place? You will learn crucial techniques for monitoring worker issues and attitudes, avoiding strikes, surviving work stoppages, bargaining more effectively, and creating a win/win work- place under otherwise challenging circumstances. • Steve Cabot is “simply the best,” acknowledged as one of the most skilled labor relations experts in North America.
  • 3. STEVE CABOT has dedicated his career to creating a more positive work environment in companies of all sizes and in all sec- tors of the economy, even in the face of entrenched union opposi- tion and government intrusion. Nationally renowned as a strong pro- ponent of union-avoidance strategies, Steve Cabot will explain skills he has developed and applied to management-labor issues from his wealth of experience. Mr. Cabot was the only management-labor attorney profiled on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and has been featured in such national media as Forbes Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. He has appeared on “Face the Nation,” “The Today Show,” “The McNeil Lehrer Report,” “The CBS News,” “NBC News,” “Nightline,” and “The ABC National News.” Mr. Cabot, who has transitioned from practicing law to full-time consulting, has been honored by his inclusion in a wide array of Who's Who publications for national and international business leaders. Steve Cabot brings a boldness and candor to his Seminar that attendees find refreshing. Said one recently, "Steve gets everyone involved, he offers a wealth of information — I wish I had his home number!" RANDY CHENEY is the principal of the Wentworth Group, an employee relations/management development consulting firm specializing in the creation and fostering of a more positive, coop- erative, and inclusive workplace culture. His proven techniques drive dramatic improvements in the employee relations climate through the use of such site-specific initiatives as interpersonal skills training, team building, employee engagement exercises, and conflict resolution. Mr. Cheney guides management on all opera- tional aspects of business, and is a strong advocate of proactive measures to preempt, deflect, or defuse union conflict and third- party intervention. With an MBA in Business Management and 20 years of industry experience in senior executive positions, Mr. Cheney is now providing clients worldwide with the tools to be suc- cessful during any operational challenge and to maintain positive workplace relationships long after the employee crisis has been resolved. Attendees at this seminar will be intro- duced to a range of positive, effective, confidence-building strategies to confront, reverse, and redeem the most difficult workplace issues facing managers today. The emphasis will be on presenting time-tested solutions designed to enhance productivity, communication, and job satisfaction – all within an atmosphere of trust. Now Available! BOOKS • PUBLICATIONS THE BEST OF CDs • SUBSCRIPTIONS STEVE CABOT A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF MR. CABOT'S WRITINGS AND SPEECHES IN WHICH HE ADDRESSES A WIDE RANGE OF LABOR RELATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT ISSUES. To learn more about our in-house seminars, newsletters, articles, daily updates, and much more, visit 800-655-2042
  • 4. Cabot Institute Labor Strategy Survival Seminar PRSRT STD US POSTAGE 600 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 400 The calm before the storm PAID Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 LANCASTER, PA PERMIT #299 Organized Labor is pushing its agenda before the fall elections. Philadelphia Unions have demanded action – June 9 & 10, 2010 change is coming! Cleveland June 16 & 17, 2010 The question is: ARE YOU PREPARED? Pittsburgh June 23 & 24, 2010 Don’t miss this UNION and NONUNION seminar that will provide you with the most up-to-date strategies for creating and maintaining a positive, productive workplace. This is the only seminar of its type. Sign up today!
  • 5. Day One: Winning The Battle To Stay Union-Free Learn how to preempt and defeat labor’s latest organizing tactics! 8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration 9:00 - 10:15 Big Labor Has a Plan for Your Organization (Are you Prepared?) With overwhelming majorities in Congress and an ideological progressive in the White House, Organized Labor is armed for battle – and has committed millions to aggressive new organizing efforts. The continuing disruption of our economy is creating “targets of opportunity,” ready for easy exploitation. Learn how to prepare for the impending EFCA-empowered onslaught, and defend your union-free status. 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 - Noon The Changing Rules of Engagement: the NLRB Under Obama Change has come to Washington, DC – and for employers, it’s not the good kind. The unholy alliance of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid is focused on reshaping the labor landscape, including the NLRB and Department of Labor. The impact will be huge. Are you prepared? Noon - 1:15 Morning Summary and Networking Luncheon 1:15 - 2:15 The Impending EFCA-Shaped Battlefield: How to Recognize – and Defeat – Labor’s Newest Organizing Strategies With or without “card-check,” the Employee Free Choice Act is destined for passage, including a compulsory binding arbitration provision which will strip employers and workers of basic rights. Exploiting the resulting unrest, unions will increase both overt and covert efforts to achieve recognition, including using the Internet for direct contact with your employees – without your knowledge! Learn how to detect and combat these new emerging organizing strategies. 2:15 - 2:45 Defusing Workplace Issues: How to Respond to the Changing Job Environment Unions have a sales pitch to suit every season. When the economy was hot, unions catered to employee desires to balance work and family demands. Now, as the recession and layoffs continue, unions appeal directly to employees’ concerns about job security. As companies retrench, employees increasingly will look to unions for “help.” Organizing efforts thrive where employers are not aware of – or fail to respond to – evolving workplace challenges. Don’t open the door to union intervention or litigation that could severely impact your bottom line. 2:45 - 3:00 Coffee Break 3:00 - 4:30 Union-Proofing: Proven Strategies for Remaining Union-FREE Communication is the key. Learn time-tested strategies to facilitate positive and direct dialogue with your employees. Understand how to establish workplace committees that will pass even pro-Labor NLRB scrutiny. Build trust and respect to marginalize Labor’s “Us vs. Them” credo. Develop 2-way communication programs and train supervisors to listen to what employees say. 4:30 Day One Summary, Q & A Period, and Social Hour For more information or to register: Tel: 800-655-2042 Fax: 610-328-1012 Email: or visit
  • 6. Day Two: Containing (or Removing) Your Union Already unionized? Learn how to prevail and prosper! 8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration 9:00 - 10:15 The Union Won: Now What Do You Do? Lost the certification election? Start to prepare for the next battle by assessing – and redressing – the issues the union campaigned on. Learn how to evaluate the union’s strengths and weaknesses and assess your own vulnerabilities. Lay the foundation for a counterattack by establishing workplace procedures to attract – and retain – motivated, pro-Company employees. Learn the newest, most effective "direct-dealing" strategies to accomplish these goals. 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:30 The Collective Bargaining Process: How to Make It Work for You What are the limits of the bargaining obligation? What is a bargaining impasse? What can you tell employees about the status of negotiations? What is a “final offer” and when can it be unilaterally implemented? How can a strong “management rights” clause help your business? What innovative bargaining proposals are other employers making to improve their positions? The collective bargaining process can work for you. 11:30 - Noon Preserving the Right to Make Entrepreneurial Decisions: Minimizing the Impact of Unions and the NLRB A union contract need not be a straightjacket preventing you from making important business decisions. The NLRB need not be a roadblock to transforming your business to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Despite recent union propaganda and apparently restrictive NLRB decisions, employers can make entrepreneurial choices without interference. Noon - 1:15 Morning Summary and Networking Luncheon 1:15 - 2:00 Cutting Out the Middle Man: How to Restore the Employer/Employee Paradigm Who tells your employees about important workplace issues? Who do your employees believe is looking out for their interests? If you cannot unequivocally answer “the company,” then you are setting yourself up for trouble. To win your employees’ trust, you must be perceived as the source of information and respect. Don’t let the union do your talking for you. 2:00 - 3:00 The Rules of Engagement: What You Need to Know About the NLRB and Deunionization The union relationship need not be a permanent fixture of the employment landscape. There are several strategies to test the mettle of an incumbent union. Learn about decertification, employee polling, de-authorization, and the employer’s ultimate weapon, unilateral withdrawal of recognition. 3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break 3:15 - 4:30 Blueprint for DECERTIFICATION: Turning an Impossible Dream Into Reality The opportunities to reclaim union-FREE status are rare, but Steve Cabot, one of North America’s most effective decertification authorities, will offer an explicit blueprint for achieving just such a result without running afoul of the NLRB’s myriad rules and regulations. Learn how to prepare a workplace environment conducive to decertification, and then how to prepare for, conduct, and WIN a decertification election. PLUS: Pulling the plug on your union WITHOUT an election – using the newest "withdrawal of recognition" techniques.
  • 7. RAVE REVIEWS FROM THE PRESS & THE AUDIENCE “Labor Nemesis: When the boss calls Cabot, the union has its problems.” “…a fun, exciting, and practical learning experience… A wealth of The Wall Street Journal knowledge in such a short time… Interesting and on target. I recommend your Symposium highly to all employers. Not only is it an excellent lesson on labor “When the Teamster’s union closed issues strategies, but also offers common his father’s Philadelphia diaper service, sense practices for building a successful, they could not have known that Mr. team-oriented organization. What a Cabot’s son would become one of the WIN-WIN! ” most prominent management-labor [experts] of our time.” Kathleen Dietrich Operations Manager and Vice-President – Priority Pallets, Inc. Lawyer’s Digest “Excellent! ” “No one walks away a loser from Kip Catanese, General Chemical Cabot’s bargaining table.” Tribune Eagle “Excellent – motivational! ” “…probably the best Donna Walker, Weyerhaeuser management-labor [expert] in the world.” Toronto Star “Excellent – great job – every bit of information was “His life is winning labor battles for interesting and useful.” management.” Phil Golden, Sherwin-Williams Philadelphia Business Journal LEARN FROM THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE BOOK PHILADELPHIA CLEVELAND PITTSBURGH June 9 & 10, 2010 June 16 & 17, 2010 June 23 & 24, 2010 Residence Inn Cleveland Airport Marriott Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Philadelphia Center City 4277 West 150th Street 112 Washington Place One East Penn Square Cleveland, OH 44135 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 216-252-5333 Phone: 412-471-4000 Phone: 215-557-0005 Philadelphia • Wayne • San Francisco • London • Palm Coast
  • 8. REGISTRATION FORM Please provide the information below: Name______________________________________________________________ Title_______________________________________________________________ Company___________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ City State Zip Telephone (______)________________________________ext._________________ E-mail _____________________________________________________________ Other attendees: ___________________________________________________ (name & title) _______________________________________________ (name & title) _______________________________________________ (name & title) Payment method (circle one): MasterCard Visa AMEX PayPal Check (enclosed) Check payable to: Cabot Institute for Labor Relations, Inc. Card #_______________________________________ Exp. date______________ Security code (3 digits) __________ AMEX security code (4 digits) ____________ Name as it appears on card_______________________________________ Card Holder Signature___________________________________________ 2 I cannot attend but wish to purchase the CD version of Seminar Handbook – Day 1 Nonunion – $195. 2 I cannot attend but wish to purchase the CD version of Seminar Handbook – Day 2 Union – $195. 2 Please keep me informed of upcoming events. Seating Limited Fax registration form to: 610-328-1012 Sign Up Today! or mail to: Cabot Institute for Labor Relations, Inc., 600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Please check appropriate location SPECIAL TWO-DAY RATE! 2 Philadelphia: June 9 & 10, 2010 Please indicate the number of attendees 2 Cleveland: June 16 & 17, 2010 per session in box provided: 2 Pittsburgh: June 23 & 24, 2010 2 Day One (Nonunion) Discounts available for groups of 3 or more. @ $695 per attendee * $__________ Cancellations for a refund (minus the $95 2 Day Two (Union) nonrefundable registration fee) must be received, in writing, no later than 5 days prior to the seminar @ $695 per attendee * $__________ of your choice. For questions or more information, 2 Both days call 800-655-2042. @ $995 per attendee * $__________ Continuing education credit for attendance at this Seminar has been approved by several (*price includes $95 nonrefundable registration fee) State Supreme Court CLE Boards and is widely used by Human Resource Professionals seeking Total $____________ PHR and SPHR re-certification. Please feel free to contact our office for further details.