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Center for Labor and Community Studies (CLCS)


The Center for Labor and Community Studies (formerly the Labor Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus) has long been a focus for innovation in workplace training, providing education to the community and for building sustainable joint union-management and community relationships. Its training programs offer conferences and workshops designed specifically for workers and community members.

The Center provides services such as:

- Training for minorities and women in the workforce
- Training for Civic Leadership
- Training for Effective Organizational Paarticipation and Governance
- Joint Labor-Management Training
- Health and Safety Training
- Train-the-Trainer
- How to Analyze Proposals for Outsourcing
- Bargaining and Negotiation Practices
- Conflict Resolution
- Labor Law
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Communication & Leadership Skills
- Many other community-based and workplace-related topics as requested

Contact Information

Billie Rohl

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Center for Labor and Community Studies
19000 Hubbard Drive, 257 Fairlane Center North (FCN)
Dearborn, MI 48126

Phone: (313)583-6400
E-mail: clcs.info@umd.umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Sponsoring Department(s)

Academic Affairs, Provost’s & Chancellor’s offices

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Subject Area(s)

Business & Industry, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Education: Higher Ed, Social Services