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WAPELRA Fall Conference

Labor Relations – Back to the Future?

Campbell’s Resort Conference Center
September 24 – 26, 2014 – Chelan, Washington

About this Conference

The WAPELRA Fall Conference is specifically designed to help public sector HR professionals and other practitioners involved in labor relations obtain legal updates, build skills and develop resources. In addition to a great line-up of educational sessions, the conference is an excellent opportunity to network and learn from your colleagues who are facing the same issues as you.

Who Should Attend

Human resources and labor relations professionals who represent management in cities, counties, special districts and state agencies. This conference is also suited to city clerks, supervisors, managers, administrators and department heads who deal with personnel and labor issues.

HRCI Certification

WAPELRA has requested preapproval for HRCI recertification credit hours for the conference and the optional Investigations preconference session.

Conference Sponsors

Thanks to the following organizations for their support of this year’s Fall Conference:

Wednesday Reception –
Platinum Level Sponsor


Thursday Reception/Dinner –
Platinum Level Sponsor

Gold Level Sponsor


General Sponsor

Conference Times and Agenda Details

The conference kicks off with a Welcome Reception at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery in Manson, from 5:30 to 7 pm on Wednesday, September 24. Two optional pre-conference sessions (requiring separate registration fees) will be held earlier that day.

The main conference program starts at 8:30 am Thursday, September 25, and ends at 11:30 am Friday, September 26.

Click here to view the complete conference agenda.

Optional Pre-Conference Session: NPELRA Labor Relations Academy 1 – The Foundation of Labor Relations
Wednesday, September 24, 11 am – 4 pm

WAPELRA is pleased that NPELRA is offering its Labor Relations Academy I in conjunction with the WAPELRA Fall Conference this year. This session is part of NPELRA’s innovative teaching program leading to professional certification as a Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP). This NPELRA event requires a separate registration fee ($299 for NPELRA members, $399 for non-members). Click here to go directly to the NPELRA website to register or contact them at 760-433-1686 with questions.

Location and Room Reservations

This year’s fall conference will be held at Campbell’s Resort, 104 W. Woodin Ave, Chelan. A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of September 24, 25 and 26 at Campbell’s, at rates ranging from $130 for a traditional room to $166 for a deluxe room, excluding tax.

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel by calling 509-682-2561, ext. 123. To receive the group rate, be sure to mention you are with WAPELRA, group reservation number 252299.

Registration and Fees

Registration will open early August.

  WAPELRA Member Non-Member
Full Conference $160 $200
Investigations Pre-Conference $50 $75

The conference registration fee includes workshop materials, Wednesday evening welcome reception, light breakfasts on Thursday and Friday, lunch and dinner on Thursday, coffee and snacks. Coffee and lunch are also provided for the pre-conference session.

If you are bringing a guest, please indicate that when you register. Guests may attend the welcome reception at no charge, but will be responsible for purchasing their own beverages. Guests may also attend the dinner on Thursday – the cost is $30 per guest.

A fee of $25 will be charged for cancellations made by September 17, 2014. Cancellations made after that date will require full payment.


Conference Program Questions
Amy Heller, WAPELRA Vice President
(253) 798-3641

Registration or Cancellation Questions and Special Accommodations
(360) 753-4137
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number above.

General WAPELRA Questions
Jenna Richardson, WAPELRA President
(253) 447-4331

Lodging Questions
Contact Campbell’s Resort directly at (509) 682-2561, ext. 123.

For the most up-to-date information about the Conference, go to the WAPELRA website at www.wapelra.org.