Event Profile

Leadership Skills Series: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

Date(s):
December 16 — 17, 2020
Venue:
Online
Online
Vancouver, WA 98662 
Description:

Who Should Attend:

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

Webinar Overview:

This is one of three 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 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

Webinar Instructor:

Jennifer Bouman-Steagall, Red Kite Employment Law

Webinar Schedule:

Both webinars will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Morning breaks will be from 9:30-10 a.m., lunch breaks from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and afternoon breaks form 2-2:30 p.m. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins. Recordings will be available to participants after the webinar.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 12 hours before the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $520
Associate Member Rate: $780
Non-Member Rate: $1,560

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% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

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For More Information:

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