Event Profile

Labor and Employee Relations Group Conference

October 22 — 24, 2024
Suncadia Resort

Who Should Attend:

Members of the NWPPA Labor and Employee Relations Group, general managers, labor relations managers, operations managers, and human resources professionals.

Conference Overview:

Join us for the Labor and Employee Relations Group Conference! This annual event brings together labor relations leaders and human resources professionals to share experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key labor relations and human resources issues. This year’s conference will consist of two half days and one full day, Oct. 22-24.

Conference Agenda*:

Tuesday, Oct. 22

1-1:30 p.m. Welcome and icebreaker

    Kara Salazar, Human Resources Generalist, Northern Wasco County PUD

1:30-2:30 p.m. Employment Law Update

    TBD, Archbright

2:30-3:30 p.m. Salary Trends

    Lauren Busey, CCP, Principal, Survey Director, Milliman

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

5-6:30 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 23

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

8:30-11:30 a.m. Holding Others Accountable

    TBD, Archbright

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. Roundtable

1:30-3 p.m. The Safety Trust

    Bill Kessler, Safety Superintendent, Lewis County PUD

3:15-4:30 p.m. Economic Update


Thursday, Oct. 24

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

8:30-10:30 a.m. Keynote address

    Lou Radja, Founder, Lou Radja Enterprises

10:45-11:45 a.m. Roundtable

11:45 a.m-noon Closing remarks and door prizes

    Kara Salazar, Human Resources Generalist, Northern Wasco County PUD

*Agenda subject to change.

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 22. The conference will run 1-4:30 p.m. on the first day, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the second day, and 8:30 a.m.-noon on the third day. Breakfast will be provided on days two and three; lunch will be provided on day two; and refreshments will be provided every day.

Conference Location:

Suncadia Resort
3600 Suncadia Trail
Cle Elum, WA 98922
(866) 904-6300

Room Rate: $199
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than Oct. 1, 2024, to secure this room rate. When calling, mention the NWPPA LERG October Meeting 2024 or the G-i1V0 group code.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 9/22/2024): $1,150
Utility Member Standard: $1,225

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 9/22/2024): $1,725
Associate Member Standard: $1,800

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 9/22/2024): $3,450
Non-Member Standard: $3,525

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

For in-person events: 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; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please email registration@nwppa.org or call (360) 254-0109. 

Continuing Hours:

This conference qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are available upon full completion of the conference.

For More Information:

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