Arbitration and Labor Relations Training

The Annual Montana Arbitration & Labor Relations Training is sponsored by:

Montana Arbitrators Association 

Montana Board of Personnel Appeals 

Montana Department of Labor & Industry 

National Labor Relations Board 

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Services 

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 training can be practically applied to a variety of workplace settings.


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Register for Conference Here: Labor Relations and Arbitration Webinar Series

Due to the ongoing uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic the Labor Relations and Arbitration Conference was cancelled. As promised we want to stay in touch with all of you and are excited to bring a Winter Webinar Series to you via Zoom!


A series of five webinars will be held from December through March. Continuing education credits will be offered. Registration is $15 per session or $50 for all five webinars. An email will be sent the week before the webinar containing links to the webinar along with any session materials.


Although we are virtual this year, we have a great lineup of topics for you in the Labor Relations and Arbitration Webinar Series. Topics on this year’s agenda are: 


December 2, 2020 - You may use the link and password below to access a recording of the "Advocacy Techniques and Ways to Prepare and Present Your Case for Maximum Effect" with Jeff Jacobs.

Zoom Recording Password: WBRRE#9.


January 13, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. MST 

The Ten Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in the Grievance/Arbitration Process, With a Detour to Talk a Little Bit About Picking an Arbitrator.  Arbitrators David Gaba & Howell Lankford


February 2, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. MST 

"Bargaining: Good Faith/Bad Faith"?  Matt Theil & Michael Dahlem


February 16, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. MST

Using Mindfulness to Improve Your Experience and Outcomes in Bargaining and Conflict Situations.  Jessica Bradley


March 4, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. MST  

“Know the Elements of an Investigation”   Michele Puiggari 


December 29, 2020, 2:00 p.m. 

Montana Arbitrators Association Meeting

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Meeting ID: 994 2523 8049



Contact Information

Max Hallfrisch  (406) 444-0038


Department of Labor & Industry Labor Standards Bureau

1805 Prospect PO Box 201503 Helena MT  59620-1503