Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this course will:
INSTRUCTOR – Bob Gilson
Robert J. Gilson
Robert (Bob) J. Gilson has expertise in all aspects of Federal labor and employee relations. He began his Federal career with the US Civil Service Commission. Bob has held managerial and advocacy positions with Navy, Army, Treasury, and the National Transportation Safety Board. He has served as chief negotiator on numerous labor agreements in the U.S. and abroad. He represented his agencies before the FLRA, FSIP, MSPB, EEOC, and arbitrators. Bob had principal responsibility for advising managers on conduct and performance problems at all levels including Senior Executives. He has trained literally thousands of Federal negotiators, supervisors and managers and has been doing so for 35 years.
The recipient of numerous awards, Bob is a frequently an invited speaker at national conferences on labor and employee relations. He considers his last assignment with NTSB to be his best, as the Agency deals with some of the most difficult jobs the government tackles. While at the Board, Bob was asked to lead the project to establish the NTSB’s National Training Academy. He retired from Federal service in 2001 and is currently a senior associate with GRA Inc. Bob’s projects run the gamut from training Agency bargaining teams at the national and field level to leading GRA’s team effort to develop and deliver a “boot camp” for employee relations’ practitioners at TSA. His latest project was the development of a peer review process at TSA that will hear and decide grievances and appeals, including removals.
Bob is the author or coauthor of books for Federal managers. His ninth, The ABCs of Federal Labor Law, was published in the spring of 2007. Bob is also writing a series of books in electronic format for private sector managers on dealing with employee problems. To see some of his current writings, visit http//:www.fedsmith.com and go to the “Federal Manager’s Toolbox”. Bob has instructed many Open Enrollment Classes to include Advanced Bargaining Training: Focus on Negotiation, Advanced Employee Relations, Labor Relations for Managers and Supervisors, Advanced Employee Relations: Focus on Impact and Implementation, and many others. Wherever Bob teaches, he is always asked to return and consistently receives the highest rating from the students.
Bob lives in Virginia Beach, VA. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, a school noted for teaching basketball to other educational institutions nationwide.
GRA, Inc. (GRA)
(formerly GENE ROULEAU & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
TIN: 75-2666353 DUNS: 621871784 CAGE Code: 1LLG3
2317 Falling Creek Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Phone: 301-989-9659 Fax: 301-989-9373
Sandy Spring National Bank EFT information: Routing Number: 055001096. If payment will be made by government credit card, please contact Jane Hermann, GRA, at (757) 723-1051. Check payments may be made to the address shown above. If check payment is made, please E-mail Jane Hermann at JaneH@GRAinc.com; when the payment is posted, a receipt will be sent to you.