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. Skills learned in the conference can be practically applied to a variety of workplace settings.


2018 Arbitration and Labor Relations Conference

"Where it all began"

Affinity Training

The ”Affinity Bargaining Model”   If you are looking for a way to get people to work on a creative level to address difficult issues, this may be what you are looking for.  Representatives from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services will present this method on Monday, October 1, from 1:00-5:00.


October 2-3, 2018 -- This year’s conference will feature a key note discussion on “Difficult Conversation” presented by FutureSYNC International. Additionally, the Montana Arbitration Association is excited to bring programs on Employee Defenses to Discipline, Generations in the Work Force, Presentation of your Case, and an Ethics session for attorneys, to name a few.

Registration Fees

  • October 1st Affinity Model Only $ 20.00
  • October 1st-3rd (all three days) $270.00
  • October 2nd-3rd Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference Only $250.00

*$50 late fee will be assessed for any registrations received after August 31, 2018


**No Refunds After September 10, 2018


Copper King Inn, Butte, Montana.

For room reservations:  or call (406) 565-5001 and mention you are with the Montana Arbitration and Labor Relations Conference.

Contact Information

Max Hallfrisch  (406) 444-0038


Department of Labor & Industry Labor Standards Bureau

1805 Prospect PO Box 201503 Helena MT  59620-1503