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Training & Education


Along with varied municipal training events throughout the year, AWC sponsors major conferences for our members. Our conferences and training institutes are full of valuable information and connect great people and great ideas.

Labor Relations Institute

For three decades, the Labor Relations Institute has offered timely and relevant training on human resources and labor relations topics tailored to the needs of Washington’s public sector employers.

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May 6-8, 2015 – Yakima
May 4-6, 2016 – Yakima
May 3-5, 2017 – Yakima

AWC Annual Conference

Held in June, our Annual Conference blends quality education and plenty of networking, with a variety of opportunities for you to share your expertise and gather valuable tools to apply to your own community.

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June 23-26, 2015 – Wenatchee
June 21-24, 2016 – Everett
June 20-23, 2017 – Vancouver
June 26-29, 2018 – Yakima

Member Expo

AWC’s Member Expo gives members of Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Service Agency, Worker’s Comp Retro Program and the Drug & Alcohol Consortium an opportunity to attend educational sessions and makes sure staff are maximizing the free services of those programs.

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October 28, 2015 – Chelan, Pre-Expo Session: Retro Safety Academy
October 29-30, 2015 – Chelan, Member Expo

City Action Days

The City Action Days is held annually during the legislative session. This is a chance to tell your city story and educate legislators about critical priorities.

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January 27-28, 2016 – Olympia
February 15-16, 2017 – Olympia
January 24-25, 2018 – Olympia