Training & Education

Labor Relations Institute

AWC’s Labor Relations Institute is the premier annual training event for public sector human resources professionals in Washington. It offers important legal updates, practical guidance, labor relations strategies and networking opportunities to help you navigate the complex and ever-changing world of human resources. Early bird deadline extended. Register now!

Submit proposals to speak at conference

We are accepting proposals for educational and skill-building presentations that address new and critical issues while encouraging audience interaction and participation.

Mayor as CEO

Join mayors from across the state for a day of learning, networking and strengthening your role as CEO.

Retro Safety Academy

Learn how to keep employees safe and mitigate on-the-job injuries. Find out how to bring your injured worker back to work in a productive capacity. Learn to evaluate and control exposures to chemical hazard and industrial hygiene. Explore noise exposure and prepare a hearing conservation plan of action. Free for AWC Retro members, low cost for others.

D&A Supervisor Training

The U.S. Department of Transportation regulation mandates all supervisors of CDL employees, transit or gas utility workers or any employee who might consult on a reasonable suspicion determination receive one hour of training in drug awareness and one hour of training in alcohol abuse.

RMSA trainings

Trainings are an essential component of the AWC RMSA comprehensive Loss Control Program. Onsite trainings are free to RMSA members and members are encouraged to attend as many of these trainings as possible. Trainings are offered throughout the year. Just click below to find out more about the training and to register. include:

Have you earned your CML?


AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program provides mayors and councilmembers training to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds and foster community and staff relationships.

The program offers two levels:
Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership