Event Profile

Labor Relations Webinar Series: All Three Webinars

November 5 — 12, 2020
Vancouver, WA 98662 

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, November 5, 2020

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. 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? Yes, parts of labor relations are about the rules, but it’s all about the relationship. Come and learn how to make your relationship work for you.

Discipline - Just Cause and Due Process, November 10, 2020

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 just cause and due process basics from initial allegations all the way through to the decision to discipline and at what level. The webinar will also examine some of the more common pitfalls made by management that can ultimately sabotage an otherwise proper discipline.

Grievance Processing, November 12, 2020

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 as 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, completely at ease, and in control with any grievance at any step of the process regardless of how the other side is conducting itself.

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Webinar Schedule:

Each webinar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before each webinar begins. These courses are only available live. No recording will be available.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 12 hours before 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.

Webinar Fees:

Please visit the event pages for individual webinar pricing.

Individual Attendee Series Registration:

    Utility Member Rate: $240

    Associate Member Rate: $360
    Non-Member Rate: $720

Unlimited Attendee Series Registration*:

    Utility Member Rate: $600

    Associate Member Rate: $900

*If your organization would like to send multiple attendees to this webinar or the full series, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org for further details.

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 series qualifies for three continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of each course.

NWPPA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Each course in this series is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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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.