Arbitration Advocacy Training Registration

Joyce B. Robinson

June 8, 2022

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(August 28 - September 4, 2022)

Objective and Prerequisite - The training is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the techniques needed to effectively prepare a case for arbitration. To attend the training, APWU members must provide, with this registration form, a letter from their local/state president (on local or state letterhead) authorizing their attendance.

Curriculum and Instructors - The curriculum includes: Introduction to Arbitration; Preparing the Case; Identifying and Framing Issues; Threshold Issues; Exhibits and Stipulations; Opening and Closing Statements; Rules of Evidence; Objections, and Direct and Cross Examinations. Training is provided by National officers and staff.

Arrival Departure - Participants should arrive at the hotel on Sunday, August 28 and depart on Sunday, September 4. A Graduation Dinner will be held after arbitration on Saturday evening. No classes will be held on Sunday on the day of arrival or departure.

Where - Maritime Conference Center Hotel located at 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The hotel is located at the rear of the conference center with a red canopy.

Hotel Reservations - To make hotel reservations, call 1 (410) 859-5700, next press 7 to be connected to the hotel. Identify yourself as attending the American Postal Workers Union’s Arbitration Advocacy Training to secure the negotiated rate of $165.00 per night for single and $210.00 for double occupancy, plus 13% taxes. Register by the Friday, July 22, 2022 deadline. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. The hotel requires one night’s lodging in advance by a major credit card. To receive a refund, cancel reservations 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. Request a cancellation number.

Additional Hotel Fees - An early departure fee of one night’s lodging plus taxes will be charged to guest checking out prior to their confirmed check-out date.

Airport and Shuttle Service - Fly into Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Once you claim your luggage, call 1 (410) 859-5700, next dial 0 to be connected to the hotel and they will tell you where to meet the driver and send a complimentary shuttle to pick you up from the airport. Shuttle Service is available only on Sunday, August 28 and Sunday, September 4 from 7:00 am- 8:00 pm.

Parking - Parking is complimentary for hotel guests.

Meals Included - Breakfast and dinner are included in the hotel room rate and guest will receive meal coupons. If two guests occupy a room, they must pay the rate for double occupancy.

Registration Deadline and Fee - The deadline to register is now closed. No Walk-ins Will Be Permitted! The registration fee is $500.00 per person and covers material, lunch, and coffee breaks Monday through Saturday and a graduation dinner for registered attendees ONLY!

Space is Limited - Space is limited and registration may close before the cut-off date. Therefore, participants are encouraged to register early. Please Do Not Purchase An Airline Ticket Until You Receive Notification That Your Registration Has Been Approved.

Conference Material - Pickup conference material at the Registration Desk on Monday between 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Classes will start promptly on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Do Not Be Late!

Special Notes - 

1.To attend the training, participants must fill out the attachedCOVID-19 Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk Form andare expected to comply with all COVID 19 Restrictions in placeduring the time the training is being held. This includes but isnot limited to wearing a mask.

2.In addition to daily classes, participants will be required to workwith their assigned teams during evening hours to prepare amock arbitration case and will have both group and individualhomework assignments. Therefore, all participants shouldreside at the hotel.

3.Students must be present for the entire training and mustparticipate in a mock arbitration case on Saturday, September 3.

Additional Information - For additional information, contact Joyce B. Robinson, Director Research & Education at 1(202) 842-4225.

(Attached below are the Registration Form and the COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk Form. Please complete both forms and mail them along with your check and a letter from your local/state president (on local or state letterhead) authorizing your attendance).

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