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Upcoming events

    • January 21, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 11, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Three Locations (Yakima, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee)


    TRACK ONE
    Registration Fee: $125 p/person
    Registration includes materials, light breakfast, lunch and certificate of completion.
    GSL/WAFLA Partnership

    YAKIMA | TRI CITIES |WENATCHEE

    AGENDA

    Most training for HR directors or owners regarding labor issues informs them of the problem, but doesn't provide solutions. This training will be different.

    It’s important for you to know what the crew leaders will be learning and this is where we will start. A discussion of the leadership skills for crew leaders will naturally lead to the top labor issue - the workforce. We’ll review the top labor issues you will face in 2015, and suggest solutions.

    WAFLA conducts extensive training and self-audits for wage and hour issues. We will discuss the inspection process and give you the checklists you’ll need to conduct a wage and hour self audit.

    Finally, we will spend an hour understanding an issue that will hit you in 2015 – pay for non-productive work. Once again, we will discuss possible solutions if this becomes the law.

    See all three tracks below.

    Note: Wenatchee attendee's registration will include admittance to WAFLA's Annual Workforce Summit. This location will be a hybrid event.

    YAKIMA
    Yakima Convention Center
     WED
    JAN 21
    TRI CITIES
    Three Rivers Convention Center
     WED
    FEB 4
    WENATCHEE
    Wenatchee Convention Center
     WED
    FEB 11

    This registration page is for Track 1 Owner/HR.

    Three tracks! Same day. Attend a location near you!

    Track 1
    OWNER/HR

    Track 2
    CREW LEADERS
    Spanish
    Track 3
    WORKERS
    Spanish

    Confidence
     
    Leading the Way
    Worker
    Protection
     Standards
    8A - 3P 8A - 3P  8A - 4P
    • January 21, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 11, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Three Locations (Yakima, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee)


    TRACK TWO
    Registration Fee: $125 p/person
    Registration includes materials, light breakfast, lunch and certificate of completion.
    GSL/WAFLA Partnership

    YAKIMA | TRI CITIES |WENATCHEE

    AGENDA

    Knowledge of orchard practices is important, but for crew leaders, the single most critical skill is leadership. Leadership means motivating subordinates to achieve maximum productivity.

    Leadership means understanding the company’s priorities and convincing workers that these should be their priorities as well. And leadership means learning, growing, and maximizing your own potential. This training will teach the following skills:

    • Tools for Leadership
    • Leadership & Authority
    • Working with outsiders: implementing your visitor policies with inspectors, government officials, and other challenging situations.
    • Dealing with conflict and confrontation
    • Changing roles for the new crew leader: When peers become subordinates
    • Powerful communication techniques for leaders
    The presenter, George Zanatta, is nationally recognized trainer who uses videos, role playing, humor, and a lively yet professional presentation style to engage participants. Register your crew leaders today for this track to learn effective leadership skills to boost their performance and the performance of your team every day.

    See all three tracks below.

    YAKIMA
    Yakima Convention Center
     WED
    JAN 21
    TRI CITIES
    Three Rivers Convention Center
     WED
    FEB 4
    WENATCHEE
    Wenatchee Convention Center
     WED
    FEB 11

    This registration page is for Track 2 CREW LEADERS.

    Three tracks! Same day. Attend a location near you!

    Track 1
    OWNER/HR

    Track 2
    CREW LEADERS
    Spanish
    Track 3
    WORKERS
    Spanish

    Confidence
     
    Leading the Way
    Worker
    Protection
     Standards
    8A - 3P 8A - 3P  8A - 4P
    • January 21, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 11, 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Three Locations (Yakima, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee)


    TRACK THREE
    Registration Fee: $75 p/person
    Registration includes materials, door prizes, light breakfast, lunch and certificate of completion.
    GSL/WAFLA Partnership

    YAKIMA | TRI CITIES |WENATCHEE

    BROCHURE

    If you have employees working directly with or even just around pesticides that are not licensed through WSDA as Private Applicators, this workshop is an excellent opportunity for you to provide them with important Accredited and Documented Training that supports your State & Federal Regulatory Requirements and Food Safety Programs – not to mention your peace of mind!

    All sessions are interactive and administered directly by competent and well accredited WSDA and L&I trainers - ensuring that all information presented is inclusive, current, and compliantAll attendees are issued a WSDA Handler Card upon completion of the course…without testing.

    Attendees will also be provided basic information on the Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) with amplification on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) designation and its standardized format.

    DON’T WAIT!! Each workshop is LIMITED TO ONLY 240 PARTICIPANTS per location and paid pre-registration is required! These are quality meetings. Being the predominant language of our work force - training will be offered in Spanish only. If you have a need for this training in English please contact G.S. Long Company to discuss opportunities.

    See all three tracks below.

    YAKIMA
    Yakima Convention Center

    WPS Only on January 28
     WED
    JAN 21
    &
    JAN 28
    TRI CITIES
    Three Rivers Convention Center
     WED
    FEB 4
    WENATCHEE
    Wenatchee Convention Center
     WED
    FEB 11

    This registration page is for Track 3 WORKERS.

    Three tracks! Same day. Attend a location near you!

    Track 1
    OWNER/HR

    Track 2
    CREW LEADERS
    Spanish
    Track 3
    WORKERS
    Spanish

    Confidence
     
    Leading the Way
    Worker
    Protection
     Standards
    8A - 3P 8A - 3P  8A - 4P
    • February 11, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Wenatchee Convention Center

    WORKFORCE SUMMIT


    WENATCHEE CONVENTION CENTER
    WED FEB 11|Noon – 5:00 pm 

    AGENDA

    Forward thinking companies are investing in their workforce. This includes sourcing a well-trained, stable, seasonal workforce, and systems to manage that workforce.

    The Workforce Summit focuses on how seasonal employers can best utilize the Federal H-2A Guest Worker program to attract a legal and stable workforce. Highlights include updates, discussions and solutions on the following topics:

    • Welcome Lunch – 2015 Labor Update and 2014 Legal Worker Annual Report Highlights
    • Domestic Workers Outreach
    • Legal Issues: Considerations & Solutions
    • Cost-Saving Options: Shared, Sequential & Packing House Models
    Meet the Speaker’s Reception

    This wine and cheese reception will be held for members attending the Labor Conference or Workforce Summit at 5 pm on February 12.  Labor Conference registration is separate from the Workforce Summit.

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    Hotel Accommodations


    Receive the special room rate of $90 per standard room, plus tax. (Room block rate expires Jan. 20, but will still be honored after that date based on availability).



    Hotel Reservations

    Promo Code: WAFLA

    OR

    (509) 662-1234 - Call

    Ask for WAFLA Discount

    • February 12, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wenatchee Convention Center

    The only all day conference dedicated to the labor and employment needs of seasonal employers! 

    $100 p/person
    Early Bird Rate $85

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES
    Admittance to the "Meet the Speakers" wine and cheese reception held the evening prior (Wed. evening) at the Wenatchee Convention Center (5 - 6:30 pm), conference materials and plated lunch.

    Bring 3 people from your company to cover all the breakouts!

    Full Agenda Coming Soon

    The Labor Conference is all day (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Wenatchee Convention Center and features:

    You will not want to miss this event!
    Register today!

    • General Sessions will include three separate panels on the new piece rate considerations; cultivating leadership in orchard managers; and ACA update.
    • Twelve breakouts (two repeats) – each one an hour long – provided by regulators, attorneys, accountants and other leading voices in labor and employment matters. AND
    • Much more - speakers from DC, California, and right here!

    Workforce Summit
    The Workforce Summit is from 12:00 – 5:00 pm, the day before the conference, Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Wenatchee Convention Center. See separate posting and registration for details.

    Hotel Accommodations
    Receive the special room rate of $90 per standard room, plus tax. (Room block rate expires Jan. 20, but will still be honored after that date based on availability).


    Hotel Reservations

    Promo Code: WAFLA

    OR

    (509) 662-1234 - Call

    Ask for WAFLA Discount


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