Event Profile

Labor and Employee Relations Group Annual Meeting

Date(s):
October 9 — 11, 2019
Venue:
The Benson
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 
Website:
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Fee(s):
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Description:

Note:

Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Members of the NWPPA Labor and Employee Relations Group, which includes general managers, operations managers, and labor relations and human resources professionals. Non-members may attend if they are part of a utility and are members of NWPPA.

Meeting Overview:

The annual meeting will bring together labor relations leaders to share their experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key labor relations and human resource issues. This year’s meeting will be held in Portland, Ore., where you will build your relationships with others in your field, and have fun at the evening networking reception and optional dinner outing. Please check back for further details as the agenda and program are developed.

Meeting Agenda:

    Wednesday, October 9

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet

    8-8:30 a.m. Registration

    8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome to the 2019 LERG Annual Meeting

      This year’s theme is “The Power is Yours” in celebration of Public Power Week.

      Carrie Locke, LERG Steering Committee Chair, Franklin PUD

    8:45-10:15 a.m. Why Becoming a Person of Influence Should Be Your Number One Priority

      Erick Rheam, Author and Speaker, Team Rheam Productions

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m.-Noon Wellness Incentive: Experience and Discussion

      Lena Kostopulos, Chief Human Resources Officer, Eugene Water & Electric Board; Bridgett Otto, HR Operations Supervisor, Eugene Water & Electric Board; and Laura Fowler, Senior Benefits Consultant, Eugene Water & Electric Board

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

    1-2:15 p.m. Roundtable #1

    2:15-2:30 p.m. Break

    2:30-3:30 p.m. Employment Law Update (Federal and State)

      Angela Hayes, Senior Legal Counsel, Associated Industries

    3:30-5:00 p.m. Why the World Belongs to the Encourager

      Erick Rheam, Author and Speaker, Team Rheam Productions

    5:30-6:30 p.m. Networking reception


    Thursday, October 10

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet

    8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening announcements

      Carrie Locke, LERG Steering Committee Chair, Franklin PUD

    8:45-10:15 a.m. Disability 101: Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

      Barbara J. Diamond, Founder and Trainer, Diamond Law Training

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m.-Noon Roundtable #2

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

    1:-1:45 p.m. Outsourcing Leaves: EWEB Case Study

      Bridgett Otto, HR Operations Supervisor, Eugene Water & Electric Board; and Laura Fowler, Senior Benefits Consultant, Eugene Water & Electric Board

    1:45-2:30 p.m. Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training

      Suzie Thompson, Human Resources Manager, Pend Oreille County PUD #1

    2:45-4:30 p.m. Roundtable #3


    Friday, October 11

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet

    8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Learning on Demand Program Update

      Carrie Locke, LERG Steering Committee Chair, Franklin PUD

    8:45-9:30 a.m. Survey Services Trends and Hot Jobs

      Lauren Busey, Compensation Analyst and Project Coordinator, Milliman Inc.

    9:30-10:15 a.m. The State of the Economy and the Impacts to Utilities

      John Mitchell, Principal, M&H Economic Consultants

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. Culture of Safety

      John Haarlow, General Manager, Snohomish County PUD

    11:30 a.m.-noon Wrap-up and invitation to the 2020 LERG Annual Meeting

      Carrie Locke, LERG Steering Committee Chair, Franklin PUD; and Keith Jeskey, Incoming LERG Steering Committee Chair, Eugene Water & Electric Board

Meeting Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one; the meeting will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days one and two, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on day three. A networking reception will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on day one; a buffet breakfast will be provided each morning at 7:30 a.m.; lunch will be provided on days one and two; and morning and afternoon breaks will be provided on all three days.

Meeting Location & Hotel Information:

The Benson
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2000

Room rate: $184/night

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than September 7, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Meeting Fees:

LERG Member Early Bird (extended through 10/09/2019): $630
LERG Member Standard: $705

LERG Non-member Early Bird (extended through 10/09/2019): $1,890
LERG Non-member Standard: $1,965

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This meeting qualifies for 15 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the meeting.


NWPPA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 16 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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