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September 19-21 | Leavenworth

WAPELRA Fall Conference

What’s brewing in labor relations?

The WAPELRA Fall Conference is specifically designed to help public sector HR professionals and other practitioners involved in labor relations obtain legal updates, build skills and develop resources. In addition to a great line-up of educational sessions, the conference is an excellent opportunity to network and learn from your colleagues who are facing the same issues as you.

Who should attend?

  • Human resources and labor relations professionals who represent management in cities, counties, special districts and state agencies.
  • City clerks, supervisors, managers, administrators and department heads who deal with personnel and labor issues.


Agenda details

The conference kicks off with a Welcome Reception from 5:30 to 7 pm on Wednesday, September 19.

The main conference program starts at 8:30 am Thursday, September 20, and ends at noon on Friday, September 21.

Click here to view the complete conference agenda.

NPELRA Labor Relations Academy II – The Grievance Arbitration Process
Wednesday, September 19, 8 am – 4 pm

WAPELRA is pleased that NPELRA is offering its Labor Relations Academy II in conjunction with the WAPELRA Fall Conference this year. This session is part of NPELRA's innovative teaching program leading to professional certification as a Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP). This NPELRA event requires a separate registration fee ($299 for NPELRA members, $399 for non-members). Click here to go directly to the NPELRA website to register or contact them at 760-433-1686 with questions.


Continuing education credits

HRCISeal18HRCI certification
This activity, ID No. 361992, has been approved for 17.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

SHRMLogoSHRM certification
WAPELRA is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 9.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, (Activity ID: 18-3GHZF).


Registration and fees

WAPELRA member – $160
Non-member – $240

Registration for this event closed. To join the waitlist, please contact Renee Villa.



The AWC hotel block is now closed. Other lodging information available here.

Hotel changes/cancellations
Guests are responsible for paying for their own accommodations. All changes and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. The hotel must receive notice of cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the arrival date and a cancellation number must be obtained by the guest to avoid penalty charges for one night stay.

WAPELRA is not responsible for any penalty or no-show charges.



Conference program questions
Valerie Biladeau, WAPELRA Vice President
(509) 892-4105

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
(360) 753-4137
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.

General WAPELRA questions
Jeanette Cefalo, WAPELRA President
(360) 835-8501 x103

For the most up-to-date information about the Conference, go to the WAPELRA website at www.wapelra.org.

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