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Arbitration Advocate Training I

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday and ending at 5 p.m. on Thursday, the Arbitration Advocate Training-I (AAT-I) class will be four (4) full days and will be strictly related to Arbitration Hearings regarding disciplinary/adverse action cases. Attendee participation is a must. Attendees must also bring a laptop to the class. There are fifteen (15) modules presented in this class. There is always a question and answer session when the class is completed. Please come prepared to learn.

There also is a pre-class reading homework assignment that is required to be completed prior to the class.

The modules presented in this class consist of:

  • Burden/quantum of proof
  • Efficiency of the service concept
  • The Douglas Factors
  • The Arbitration process
  • Role of the Arbitrator;
  • Pre-hearing coordination with the Agency and Arbitrator
  • Hearing preparation
  • Day of the hearing
  • Opening statements
  • Direct examination
  • Cross examination
  • Objections
  • Closing
  • Case preparation
  • Post Hearing Briefs

This class also requires the participants to research, prepare, and conduct a mock arbitration hearing in front of an arbitrator.


Prerequisites: Basic FacRep Training (BRT) and Advanced Representative Training (ART)

Training duration: This 4-day training begins on Monday at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

What to bring: Pen/highlighter, notepad, laptop

***Please do not book air travel or make plans to attend any NATCA Academy training without prior approval from your Facility Representative, RVP, or the Administrative Assistant in your region.***