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Training & Education

Labor Relations Institute

May 4-6, 2016 – Yakima
Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th St.
Yakima, WA 98901

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LRI app available May 3 at 10 am. Get instructions here.

AWC’s Labor Relations Institute is the premier training event for public sector human resources and labor relations professionals. The agenda is structured to inform and inspire, helping you understand the current legal landscape, navigate emerging trends, solve problems, enhance your skills, and improve employee-management relations.

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.

Information, inspiration and more

LRI offers four optional pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, and a host of practical and informative concurrent sessions on Thursday and Friday. Sessions have been preapproved for HRCI and CLE credits.

Scholarships available

Need help attending? Five organizations are offering scholarships.

Staying in Yakima

Check out the hotel information. Register early and book your room.


About the Institute
Tonia Sugarman, Heidi Olmstead

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.

Mark your calendar now for future Labor Relations Institutes!

May 3-5, 2017 – Yakima