Event Profile

Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

February 23 — 24, 2022
DoubleTree Hilton Vancouver


Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Gail Patterson at (360) 816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

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

Related Events:

Leadership Skills: Understanding SLII Leadership Styles, March 1-2, 2022

Leadership Skills: Challenging Communication, April 20-21, 2022

Course Overview:

This is one of four courses that qualifies for credit toward the Leadership Skills Series Certificate from NWPPA. For more information about this and other certificate programs, please see the NWPPA Certificate Program Brochure.

This course is for anyone who wishes to obtain an overview and basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect their business.

On day one, you will review 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.

On day two, you will learn 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-Steagall, Red Kite Employment Law

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

The DoubleTree Hilton Vancouver
12712 SE 2nd Circle
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 891-9777

Room rate: $119

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than February 8, 2022. Mention that you are coming with NWPPA to receive the discounted event rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 1/23/2022): $1,080
Utility Member Standard: $1,155

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 1/23/2022): $1,620
Associate Member Standard: $1,695

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 1/23/2022): $3,240
Non-Member Standard: $3,315

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: 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 because 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 event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.