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Leadership Skills #4: HR Basics & Building a More Effective Workplace

September 27 — 28, 2017
Anchorage Hilton
500 W. Third Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501 
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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:

Supervisors and managers, and those employees who will be transitioning to a supervisor or manager role in the near future.

Course Overview:

This is the fourth in a series of four sessions leading to a Certificate in Leadership Skills from NWPPA.

This course is for personnel who wish to obtain an overview and basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect their business. On day one, attendees will cover basic federal laws, issues that commonly arise under these laws, and the significant areas giving rise to litigation in the employment process: hiring, evaluations, discipline, harassment, accommodation, attendance, and discharge. The purpose of day two, Building a More Effective Workplace, is to provide participants with a clear understanding of the importance of employee evaluations and the process to follow in preparing for and conducting appraisals.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify various risks and legal responsibilities associated with violence in the workplace
  • Identify the important elements associated with harassment in the workplace
  • Understand the concept of reductions in force
  • Recognize the impact of employing non-U.S. citizens
  • Identify various risks and legal responsibilities impacting employees in supervisory capacities
  • Learn how to better manage discussion difficulties that arise during evaluations
  • Keep the evaluation focused and on track
  • Learn the importance of establishing performance goals for employees
  • Set and conduct follow-up discussions
  • Learn about proper record keeping

Course Instructor:

Cindy Beresh-Bryant, Continuum Education + Training

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $129 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 27, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/27/2017): $1,090
Utility Member Standard: $1,165

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/27/2017): $1,635
Associate Member Standard: $1,710

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/27/2017): $3,270
Non-member Standard: $3,345
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For More Information:

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

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Cindy Beresh-Bryant
Organization: Continuum Education + Training