Event Profile

Leadership Skills Series: HR Basics & Building a More Effective Workplace - CANCELLED

April 22 — 23, 2020
DoubleTree City Center - Spokane
322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201 


This event has been cancelled. For questions, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

This course is also offered the following future dates:

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 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 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:

Jennifer Bouman-Stegall, Red Kite Employment Law

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 and Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-9600

Room rate: $139 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 20, 2020, to secure this rate. Call reservations at 1-800-757-6131 and ask for the Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a Better Work Place group rate, or use the following link to book online: Leadership Skills: HR Basics.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 3/22/2020): $1,060
Utility Member Standard: $1,135

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 3/22/2020): $1,590
Associate Member Standard: $1,665

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/22/2020): $3,180
Non-member Standard: $3,255

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 course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

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