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Labor Relations Institute schedule

The preliminary schedule for the Institute is shown below. Check back frequently for agenda updates.

Wednesday, May 6

Noon – 6:30 pm

Registration

1 – 4 pm

Optional early start session – included in Institute registration.

Basics of bargaining
This half-day session offers a condensed overview of public sector collective bargaining in Washington, from the arrival of labor unions, to the bargaining process, to the administration of the contract. It is a must for those new to bargaining and a great refresher for seasoned professionals. Topics include mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining, selecting comparables, roles for elected officials, unfair labor practices, and what happens when the parties can’t agree.

Use or abuse: Tools to curb leave abuse
Explore the fuzzy line between use and abuse and discuss the tools and strategies employers can use to curb family leave abuse.

4:15 – 5:45 pm

Optional early start plenary session – included in Institute registration.

All that’s new and fit to print
Last year’s hot topic mash-up Q&A session returns. Join the team from Summit Law Group as they discuss a range of current labor and employment topics of interest to public sector employers. Audience members are invited to ask panelists their toughest questions in a no-holds-barred Q&A session.

5:45 – 7:15 pm

Welcome reception
Enjoy catching up with friends over drinks and light appetizers.

 

Thursday, May 7

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration

7:45 – 8:45 am
Breakfast provided

Networking breakfast (provided with registration)

9 – 10:15 am

Opening general session

CraverCharles2020Six stages of classic negotiation techniques
It’s never too late to master this critical legal skill. Attend this practical keynote presentation to explore the key types of negotiator styles and how they can impact a bargaining outcome. Taught by nationally known negotiations expert Charles B. Craver, this session will also give you a real-world understanding of the six stages of the negotiation process and how to manage each one.

10:15 am – 7 pm

Exhibit open

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – Noon

Concurrent sessions

Noon – 1:15 pm
Lunch provided

Networking lunch (provided with registration)

1:15 – 2:45 pm

Concurrent sessions

2:45 – 3 pm

Break

3 – 4:30 pm

Concurrent sessions

5 – 7 pm

Exhibit reception
Engage with colleagues and exhibit vendors over drinks and light appetizers.

 

Friday, May 8

7:30 am – Noon

Registration

7 – 8:45 am
Breakfast provided

Networking breakfast (provided with registration)

8 – 8:45 am

Optional early-riser roundtables

8:45 – 9 am

Break

9 – 10:15 am

Concurrent sessions

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – Noon

Concurrent sessions

Noon

Adjournment

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