Event Profile

Leadership Skills: HR Basics and Building a More Effective Workplace

Date(s):
February 15 — 16, 2023
Venue:
Marriott Tacoma Downtown
Description:

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 one of three courses that qualifies for credit toward the Leadership Skills Series Certificate from NWPPA. It 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 8:00 a.m. on the first day; the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunches, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Marriott Tacoma Downtown
1538 Commerce Street, Tacoma
Washington, USA, 98402
(253)294-9200

Room Rate: $149
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 1/30/2023, to secure this room rate.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 1/15/2023): $1,230
Utility Member Standard: $1,305

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 1/15/2023): $1,845
Associate Member Standard: $1,920

Non-member Early Bird (ends 1/15/2023): $2,460
Non-member Standard: $2,535

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.