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Premier sponsors



Bronze sponsors

Aon Hewitt

AWC Employee Benefit Trust

Standard sponsor

Berkley Public Entity Managers

May 2-4, 2018 | Yakima

Labor Relations Institute

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.

  • Enhance your skills and better understand the current legal landscape.
  • Navigate emerging trends.
  • Learn to solve unique problems and improve employee-management relations.
  • Meet and learn from leading service and product providers.

Featured speaker


Robin Rose

Robin Rose, a celebrated trainer, speaker and consultant with over 30 years’ experience working with people in the public, government, and nonprofit sectors. Robin helps people be their best when it matters most. Reaching beyond the common model of “anger management”, Robin’s approach helps people understand exactly what happens, chemically and physiologically, when they get stressed.


Who should attend?

Attendance at the Institute is limited to those who solely represent the interests of management.

  • 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.


What's new with LRI?

We listened to your feedback and made some great changes to this year's conference program.

  • An updated schedule gives you more of what you love about LRI. Back by popular demand, the Summit Law Group's entertaining and informative breakout session "All That's New and Fit to Print" will now be featured as a plenary session on Wednesday afternoon, directly preceding the welcome reception.
  • To accommodate packed sessions, we are providing the most popular session topics twice.
  • For the first time in 38 years of LRI, we have been recognized by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP PDC (Professional Development Credits)!


Learn how to use our new registration system.

Mark your calendar now for future Labor Relations Institute!

  • May 1-3, 2019 – Yakima
  • May 6-8, 2020 – Yakima
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