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Labor Relations Institute

May 6-8, 2015 – Yakima

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This year marks the 35th anniversary of AWC’s Labor Relations Institute, the premier annual 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 you navigate the complex and ever-changing world of HR.

Whether you specialize in labor relations or wear many hats, are a veteran of numerous years in the field or a newcomer, don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge, get inspired, and make valuable contacts to help you address the challenges you face in the workplace.

Who should attend?

  • 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.

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Scholarships available

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Staying in Yakima

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About the Institute
Deanna Krell

Registration, cancellation, hotel reservation questions or special accommodations
(360) 292-4391
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.

Thank you to our premier sponsors!

HRCI and CLE credits

The 35th Annual Labor Relations Institute and two pre-conference sessions have been pre-approved for HRCI credit.

  • Labor Relations Institute: 8.75 credits
  • Bargaining in the Public Sector: 5.5 credits
  • 4th Dimension Leadership: 2.25 credits

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

CLE credits (for attorneys)

CLE credit has been requested for the:

  • Labor Relations Institute – 8.75 credits
  • Bargaining in the Public Sector – 5.5 credits