Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association

WAPELRA annual conference

... through direct advice, counsel and advocacy to the state legislature, members of governing bodies and public administrators, and Pelra members.

WAPELRA annual conference

Annual Conference

National Pelra’s Labor Relations Academy Certification program is an innovative teaching program designed for public sector Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals who are seeking additional training.

2020 annual training conference

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Located in the heart of sunny Southern California, Long Beach blends urban sophistication with the relaxed atmosphere of a beachside community. Discover unique hotels, world-class attractions like the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary, cutting-edge museums, award-winning restaurants and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene.

General Sessions

  • Labor Trends
  • Violence at Fox Lake, IL
  • FLSA Today
  • Management Development for the 21st Century
  • Legal Update


  • What's Next After the aca?
  • Eeoc Boot Camp for Labor Relations
  • Professionals Due Process
  • Bargaining Perspectives from a Union and
  • Management Expert

concurrent Sessions

  • Practitioner Well Being
  • Power of Persuasion
  • Strategies for Stalled Negotiations
  • Grievance Arbitration
  • Handling Excessive Leave Requests
  • Interest Arbitration
  • Fmla... Ada...Workers' Comp
  • Smarter Bargaining
  • Employee Screening
  • Past Practice
  • Harassment Free Workplace
  • Managing the Generations
  • Things that Keep you up at Night
  • Political Impacts.. And more!

Networking and social events

  • Annual Npelra Cup Golf Tournament
  • First Timers' Reception
  • Welcome Reception
  • Robin Hall Annual Awards Lunch
  • Foundation Lunch and Raffle
  • Networking Monday
  • Queen Mary Dinner and Tour

National Pelra has developed a choice for those working towards earning their Clrp® certification!

The final step now includes the option of taking a multiple choice exam or writing a paper. Either option is available to participants that have completed Academy I, II and III.

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