Arbitration Training and Labor Relations Conference

The Annual Montana Labor Relations Conference is sponsored by the Montana Arbitrators Association, Montana Board of Personnel Appeals, Montana Department of Labor & Industry, National Labor Relations Board, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Services, and the Montana State Bar Dispute Resolution Committee.

Participants receive valuable information concerning arbitration preparation, collective bargaining, and other topics relating to labor relations that can be practically applied to a variety of workplace settings.

2017 Arbitration and Labor Relations Conference

"Learning From the Past, Planning For the Future"

New this year, we will be providing Interest-Based Bargaining training on Tuesday, September 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., lunch included.  This training will be conducted by the Board of Personnel Appeals mediators, Max Hallfrisch and Bill Smith.  This year's conference will also discuss the history of labor relations in Montana, building and maintaining relationships, off duty conduct, and social media.  Other sessions will include the popular Red Light Green Light with a panel of arbitrators, Montana Employment Law Developments, contract interpretation, arbitration process, and drug testing.

     Registration Fees:
     September 26th-28th          All three days                                                             $275.00
     September 26th                   Interest-Based Training Only                                   $  25.00
     September 27th-28th          Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference Only     $250.00


September 26th - 28th, 2017
Gran Tree Inn, Bozeman, Montana

Click here to register.

For room reservations, email the Gran Tree Inn at or call (406) 587-5261 and mention you are attending the Montana Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference or #MA0919.

Contact Information

Max Hallfrisch
Department of Labor & Industry
Labor Standards Bureau
1805 Prospect
PO Box 201503
Helena MT  59620-1503
(406) 444-0038