Event Profile

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

February 6 — 7, 2019
Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662 
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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 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:

Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
(888) 475-3100

Room rate: $156 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than January 15, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Shuttle service is available to and from The Heathman Lodge and The Portland International Airport from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the cost of $15 per person per trip. Ten-day advanced reservations are required; same-day shuttle requests cannot be guaranteed but will be accommodated on an availability basis. For reservations, please contact shuttle@heathmanlodge.com.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 1/06/2019): $1,060
Utility Member Standard: $1,135

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 1/06/2019): $1,590
Associate Member Standard: $1,665

Non-member Early Bird (ends 1/06/2019): $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.

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Heathman Lodge

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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Jennifer Bouman-Steagall
Organization: Red Kite Employment Law