January 26, 2015


LMP training offers all unit-based team members, co-leads and sponsors an opportunity to build skills essential to Kaiser Permanente’s business strategy. For many teams, a Unit-Based Team Learning Plan is the place to start, to help identify needs and boost team performance (see Related Tools, right).

Learn more about partnership

In addition, LMP offers courses on the history of the partnership, the business of KP and various problem-solving and decision-making techniques that are central to a collaborative work environment. To find out what training you and your team members need, download the LMP Core Curriculum Map (see Related Tools, right).

Whether you are just learning about partnership, or are on a team for the first time, or you’re a team member or co-lead looking for additional training, you will find what you are looking for on the map.

Two tiers of courses are offered, as described below.

LMP training for frontline workers

Want to learn more about your rights, responsibilities and opportunities under the National Agreement, as well as new ways of working in partnership? All employees covered by the 2012 National Agreement can take LMP training workshops, with the permission of their supervisor and their local training contact. Your region or medical center’s training contact is available to help you sign up for the next scheduled class.

Training for trainers

Already accomplished in the collaborative skills that make for strong teams? Educate your co-workers about the Labor Management Partnership—and how to work in partnership—by taking a Train-the-Trainer (T4T) workshop and learning how to facilitate your own trainings. After attending a Train-the-Trainer session, participants return to their local area to lead their own workshops. These T4T workshops, led by partnership consultants who are experienced trainers and experts on the LMP, are offered throughout the organization.

To find out more about how to register for this class, speak to your local training contact. Please coordinate with your manager or UBT co-lead.