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Upcoming AWC training & events

AWC Workers’ Comp Retro Annual Meeting and Dinner

May 2 | Yakima
Review the state of the Retro Pool, honor those who have successfully kept their employees safe and celebrate successes. Learn about the Retro Program’s new Work Safe Employer Award, network and chat with staff and your Retro Advisory Committee Members.

Labor Relations Institute

May 3-5 | Yakima
Get the latest legal updates and practical strategies that you can bring home. Focus on human resource and labor relations topics tailored for your work environment.

Small City Connectors

Various dates & locations
Small cities are unique. Governing a small town isn't easy. Join AWC for a catered dinner and a chance to connect with other small cities and towns in your area.

Employee Benefit Trust Annual Regional Meeting

Various dates & locations
Communicating with members is a key focus for the Trust. Our annual Employee Benefit Trust Annual Regional Meeting will cover information members really care about.

Retro Safety Academy

Various dates & locations
This 12-class training course covers workplace safety topics including compliance with state safety standards and best practices for building a strong safety culture.

Designated Employer Representative (DER) training

May 30 | Sedro-Woolley
This training covers key aspects of the Designated Employer Representative (DER)'s responsibilities, including oversight of DOT drug test collections, laboratory testing, result reporting, alcohol testing, random selections, and the return-to-duty process after a violation.

AWC Annual Conference

June 20-23 | Vancouver
With its city-focused agenda, general sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and social events are designed to maximize learning opportunities. Attendees will come away with ideas, insights, and contacts that will benefit you and your community.

RMSA Annual Meeting & Dinner

June 22 – Vancouver
Attend the RMSA Annual Meeting in person or by webcast. Elect the new RMSA Operating Committee members, receive a loss prevention grant, and learn more about your program.

Poverty Immersion

June 23 | Vancouver
Could you deal with the day-to-day realities of living a life in poverty? The Poverty Immersion is designed to help professionals, policy makers, community leaders and volunteers better serve people in poverty.

Municipal budgeting & fiscal management workshop

July 13-14 | Leavenworth
The Municipal Budgeting and Fiscal Management workshop is designed for elected officials and staff who have a role in developing or implementing the budget.

Member Expo

October 18-19 | Chelan
AWC’s Member Pooling Programs come together at Member Expo to learn how to maximize program benefits and invest in their employees through educational sessions that help 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.

Elected Officials Essentials

December 2 | Various locations
Join us for this workshop where you’ll network with a group of your peers, interact virtually with trainers who’ve worked extensively with cities, and spend time together examining real-world municipal scenarios.