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Training & Education

Upcoming AWC training & events

Retro Safety Academy

September & November | Bainbridge Island & Airway Heights
This 12-class training course covers workplace safety topics including compliance with state safety standards and best practices for building a strong safety culture.

Webinar: Potential marijuana home grows options

September 18 | Webinar
2017 legislation requires the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to "conduct a study of regulatory options" for recreational home grows of marijuana and report their findings and recommendations to the Legislature by Dec. 1, 2017. This webinar engages cities and counties on this topic and explains how your jurisdiction may have its voice heard in their report.

Mayors Exchange

September 20 | Kennewick
AWC’s Mayors Exchange provides mayors and city executives from throughout the state with an opportunity to meet each other, discuss concerns & glean best practices.

Wellness Planning Forums

September & October dates | Various locations
It's planning season – time to begin crafting your 2018 wellness program operating plan.

WAPELRA Fall Conference

September 20 – 22 | Bremerton
This annual conference, sponsored by the Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association, helps public sector HR professionals and other practitioners involved in labor relations obtain legal updates, build skills and develop resources. Find out more here or sign in to register.

Regional Meetings

Various dates & locations
Join AWC CEO Peter King and legislative staff for an interactive evening of conversation about the upcoming legislative session and regional issues.

Retro WorkSafe Employer Award training

October 18 | Chelan
AWC Retro Program's Work Safe Employer Award recognizes Retro employers who have made an exemplary orgainzation-wide commitment to a culture of safety. Hear about the criteria, standards and hear about resources to help earn the award.

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.

Drug & Alcohol Supervisor Training

October 24 | Marysville; November 21 | Chehalis
The U.S. DOT mandates all supervisors of CDL employees who might consult on a reasonable suspicion determination receive one hour of training in drug awareness and alcohol abuse

IACC Conference

October 24 – 26 | Wenatchee
This annual conference, sponsored by the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council, helps Washington communities identify and obtain resources to develop, improve, and maintain infrastructure. Find out more here or sign in to register.

LEOFF 1 Disability Board best practices

October 25 | Olympia
Public employers face challenges in managing the cost of providing medical care to their LEOFF 1 retirees. Administering a system that balances retiree rights and the public trust is crucial. Attend this event that covers materials within AWC's LEOFF 1 Disability Board Best Practices Resource Guide. The guide examines the law, addresses potential public records/public meetings issues, and offers best practices to help employers manage this obligation.

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.