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Training & Education

AWC offers four conferences throughout the year, tailored to our members’ needs

Member Expo

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

Through the Member Expo, members of AWC’s Member Pooling Programs come together to learn more about how to maximize program benefits and invest in their employees. This event provides educational sessions featuring information that helps attendees extract the greatest value from AWC services and programs, and provides an update on rates, trends, loss prevention, and new laws and legal opinions. This conference is for:

  • Mayors and city staff who are members of any AWC Member Pooling Program
  • Staff from other jurisdictions who are a member of an AWC Member Pooling Program

Note – attendance at the Expo is limited to those jurisdictions that are members of AWC’s Employee Benefit Trust, Risk Management Service Agency, Workers Comp Retro Program, or the Drug & Alcohol Consortium.


City Action Days

January 27-28, 2016 – Olympia

City Action Days is offered annually at the beginning of the legislative session. Attendees receive important updates about city priority issues and how the legislature may, or may not, support them. The conference also an opportunity to connect with legislative and executive branch leaders, and educates attendees about how to communicate with legislators and how the legislative process works. This conference is for:

  • City councilmembers and mayors
  • Managers and administrators, intergovernmental relations staff and department heads

Labor Relations Institute

May 4-6, 2016 – Yakima

Labor Relations Institute is the premier training event for public sector human resources professionals in Washington. The Institute offers important legal updates, practical guidance, labor relations strategies and networking opportunities to help attendees navigate the complex and ever-changing world of HR. This conference is for:

  • City and county human resources and labor relations directors and staff, managers and administrators, department heads and supervisors, attorneys, and elected officials
  • Officials in similar positions who work for special purpose districts and state agencies

Note – attendance at the Institute is limited to those who solely represent the interests of management.


AWC Annual Conference

June 21-24, 2016 – Everett

AWC’s Annual Conference offers a city-focused agenda, with general sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, an exhibit and social events designed to maximize the attendee experience. With more than six tracks to choose from, this conference offers educational, thought-provoking and inspiring sessions about a wide variety of city issues. This conference is for:

  • City councilmembers, mayors, managers and administrators, and department heads
  • State agency, nonprofit and business personnel with a close working relationship to city decision-makers
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