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H-2A Workforce Summit (OR)

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 9:00a-4:00p
Crown Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego
14811 Kruse Oaks Dr

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

H-2A Workforce Summit (WA)

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 8:00a-5:00p
Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N Wenatchee Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801

2020 Theme: 

Community for the Long Haul –
Fostering an Enduring Network of Seasonal Employers

Times are tough for Ag employers, and while your unique challenges seem isolating, you need to know that you’re not alone. We want to help surround you with information, resources, and connections that help you to cultivate a reliable workforce.

    Why should you attend the H-2A Workforce Summit?

    • Connect with a strong support network of seasonal employers also using the H-2A program.
    • Set your strategy for the season with confidence, using exclusive insights from seasoned industry leaders.
    • Learn effective motivation and leadership techniques that strengthen your workforce.

    Who should attend the H-2A Workforce Summit?

    • Seasonal employers using H-2A interested in building a more reliable workforce.
    • Seasonal employers navigating the challenges that accompany H-2A.
    • Any wafla member utilizing our guest worker services.
    • Any employer interested in adding H-2A guest workers to their labor force.
    • Your leadership team, HR directors, and H-2A coordinators.

    Agenda Preview:

    Keynote and breakout presenters will present insights and actionable solutions for the issues you’re facing this year.

    Here's the current lineup: 

    • Management That Motivates
    • When Money Isn't Enough: Motivating New and Veteran Workers
    • Getting Lawmakers To Care About Farmers
    • Why This Bellevue Barista Is Deciding Your Future
    • H-2A Mandated Piece Rates: Will You Have To Pay Them?
    • Discipline Tools: Equipping Your Supervisors For Success
    • Discipline Tools: The Positive Power of Evaluation Systems
    • Letting Workers Go Home Early: How It Can Help or Hurt You
    • The AEWR and Prevailing Wage: Do You Really Have To Pay It?
    • The Bill, The Rule, and How They Impact You
    • Labor Investment Innovation: Field Ambassadors
    • Labor Investment Innovation: Proactive Contract Upgrades
    • Labor Unrest: What Can We Learn From 2019
    • When Unfortunate Events Happen to Guestworkers
    • Alternative Visa Options for Ag Employers
    • New Hire Reporting & Mandatory EFT: Working With DCS to Reduce Fraud and Improve Lives

      *Oregon and Washington agendas may vary


    • Cost: $175 (Washington), $125 (Oregon)
    • Group Rates available for 3 or more from your organization
    • Registration is available only to wafla members. Click here to discover the valuable benefits of membership!

      We look forward to seeing you and your H-2A team in Oregon or Washington!



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