Event Profile

Leadership Skills: Supervising Union Employees

Date(s):
December 6 — 7, 2022
Venue:
Northwest Public Power Association
Description:

Who Should Attend:

Operations directors, managers, line superintendents, labor relations professionals, and human resource managers who supervise union employees and deal with stewards and officers of the union. This is an optional course in the Leadership Skills Series Certificate Program.

Course Overview:

The MARC Union-Labor Relations program increases the skills and confidence of frontline supervisors to serve as management's frontline representatives in dealing with employees, stewards, and officers of the union. Additionally, top-level managers are trained to delegate and support frontline supervisors. The MARC program provides a well-organized format to produce uniform interpretation of the contract, rules, and policies, which reduces inconsistencies in dealing with employees. It also ensures that union procedures with proper documentation are consistently followed in handling grievances, providing job performance counseling, administering disciplinary action, and making job promotion decisions. This two-day course provides supervisors and managers with a set of tools that develops fair and consistent treatment of all employees.

Note: Please plan to leave this course with a binder of course material that measures approximately 12"x12" and 3" thick.

Course Instructor:

Gary Kleckner, MARC

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, 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:

Northwest Public Power Association
9817 NE 54th Street, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-0109

Suggested Hotels:

Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-3100
Ask for the NWPPA rate for 20% off advertised prices.

Best Western Plus Vancouver Mall
9420 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 256-0707

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 11/5/2022): $800
Utility Member Standard: $875

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 11/5/2022): $1,200
Associate Member Standard: $1,275

Non-member Early Bird (ends 11/5/2022): $1,600
Non-member Standard: $1,675

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.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

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.