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Annual Fall Workshop

  • 13 Oct 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • NW Education Service District, Anacortes, WA


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Building a Better Workplace

When:       Thursday, October 13, 2022

Where:      NW Educational Service District

                   1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

Time:         8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us in beautiful Anacortes for our annual Fall Workshop. We will be serving a hearty breakfast and snacks. You will receive 2 hours of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.

Workshop Schedule:

8 am – 9 am: Buffet breakfast and networking
9 am – 10 am: “Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations”
10 am – 12 pm:  “A Taste of JEDI”
12 pm – 1 pm: Networking  

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Employers have a duty to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of alleged acts of discrimination, harassment, or other claims of workplace misconduct. Employer liability can hinge on the quality of the company’s investigation, therefore, it’s critical employers understand when they must investigate and the steps they need to take. In this presentation, Colleen Mayer will review the importance of investigations, when investigations must/should occur, and how to conduct and conclude a workplace investigation effectively.

Colleen Mayer, Attorney

Colleen Mayer is an Attorney for Archbright. She provides legal advice and counsel to members on all aspects of local, state and federal employment and labor law. Colleen has been representing employers in employment litigation and administrative proceedings and providing advice since 2011. Prior to joining Archbright, she was an attorney at a Seattle law firm, where she represented employers in state and federal litigation and administrative proceedings, provided counsel on discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, employee leaves, employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks, and policies. She is also an experienced speaker who has presented on several employment topics at seminars, including some run by the National Business Institute. Colleen earned her B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is licensed to practice in Washington and Connecticut.

A Taste of JEDI

"A Taste of JEDI" provides participants with an overview of concepts related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and offers opportunities for participates to explore ways in which they can integrate these concepts into their organizations. The workshop focuses on the ways in which our personal identities can afford us a sense of power or privilege, but may also serve to make others feel less included and empowered. 

Jeff Natter, Executive Director (retired)
Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority  

Jeff Natter has worked for over 30 years in the equity and social justice arena. Most recently, he served as Executive Director at Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority, where he created and oversaw a grantmaking program that provided over $3 million per year to organizations focusing on health equity programs for underserved communities

This workshop will equip professionals with information and tools to address topics that are trending in today’s organizations.

Don’t miss out on this popular training opportunity!

Early (Online) Registration SHRM/SIHRMA Member: $55

Early (Online) Registration non-SHRM/SIHRMA Member: $65

Student & Displaced Worker: $30

Regular Registration and Walk In: $75


New SHRM Recertification Providers for July 2022                    

Skagit-Island Human Resource Management Association                                                                Chapter #0492

PO Box 1543, Anacortes, WA 98221                                                               We are an IRS 501(c)(6) Organization         


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