Event Profile

Labor Relations Webinar Series: All Three Webinars

August 17 — 31, 2021

Who Should Attend:

HR and labor relations personnel who work with union employees and union business managers.

Webinar Series Overview:

This is a series of three webinars on labor relations issues. You can take each webinar separately or register for all three at a discounted rate.

Employee and Labor Relations Basics, August 17, 2021

Is it alright for you to negotiate with the union steward or your employees to establish a new precedent or past practice? Does it matter if it contradicts the collective bargaining agreement? Parts of labor relations are about the rules, but it’s really all about the relationship. Whether you’re brand new to working with a union contract or you've learned from hard knocks, this reality-based, entertaining presentation can meet your needs. Come and learn how to make the relationship work for you.

Discipline - Just Cause and Due Process, August 24, 2021

Disciplining an employee is bad enough, so don’t make it worse by treating the employee unfairly. Regardless of your motives, that is exactly what can happen if you do not apply the principles of just cause and due process. This webinar will cover the basics from initial allegations all the way through to the decision to discipline and at what level. We will also examine some of the more common pitfalls made by management that can ultimately sabotage an otherwise proper discipline.

Grievance Processing, August 31, 2021

Most people are not especially fond of grievance meetings and view it more as an unnecessary burden to be tolerated than an opportunity for relationship building and a conflict resolution tool. This webinar will help you understand what you have been doing to process grievances and perhaps why it needs to change. Learn how to feel comfortable and in control with any grievance at any step of the process regardless of how the other side is conducting itself.

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Webinar Instructor:


Webinar Schedule:

Each webinar will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before each webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours of the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $90
Associate Member Rate: $135
Non-Member Rate: $270

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 4.5 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the series.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.