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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

HRCI certification
WAPELRA has applied for preapproval of HRCI credits, check back later for updates.

SHRM certification
WAPELRA has applied for preapproval of SHRM credits, check back later for updates.


Registration and fees

Register now!

WAPELRA member – $160
Non-member – $240

Please note: Registration requires an AWC username and password

How do I get an AWC username and password?
If you do not have an AWC username and password, you will need to create a new user account.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
For registrations made online, confirmation of registration can be printed or you may email it to your email account. The confirmation will be sent to the email address shown in the registration section. If you book a hotel during the registration process, a separate confirmation will be emailed to you.



This year’s Fall Conference will be held at the Enzian Inn. WAPELRA has reserved a block of sleeping rooms for the nights of September 19 and September 20 at the Enzian Inn at negotiated rates. The room block fills up quickly.

To book, please register for the workshop as soon as possible.

Call the Enzian Inn at 1-800-223-8511 to reserve a room. You must provide the WAPELRA code to receive the discounted rate. Code number is: 10101.

Rate: $110 per night (single occupancy)
Rate is available until August 15

If you have questions about hotel reservations, contact WAPELRA@awcnet.org

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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