2019 January Full Board Education Session
Audience:*
WCIA Delegates and Alternates

*Attendance to the training will meet the Delegate training requirements for the 2019 COMPACT.

Annual Board Meeting follows Education Session*

*Separate Registration is Required:

http://www.wciapool.org/meetings

This training has been submitted for 1.00 CLE Credit Topic: Confronting Homelessness: Challenges and Risks for Cities

Jeff will highlight the areas of risk concern by:
  • Defining the Legal Requirements as well as the Public Policy Problems Associated with Homelessness
  • Identifying the Risks Associated with Homeless on Private Property as well as City Property
  • Outlining the Risks Associated with Establishment of City Sponsored Shelter/Encampments
  • Reviewing the New Challenges under Martin V. Boise

This course is currently being offered on 01/18/2019.

21st Century Policing-Officer Safety-Reducing Your Risk Through Knowledge

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own In today's law enforcement environment where everyone has an opinion of how you should do your job, you need to arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to successfully do your job as well as survive the aftermath.

Attendance to this course will assist you in understanding the current environment and allow you to still safely work, while not hesitating to take appropriate police action due to uncertainty over the current standards.

Please join us as our trainer covers:
  • Being Safe, Effective and Administratively Sound
  • Best Practices for Documentation and Training
  • Staying in Your Lane - Coordinating Roles and Responsibilities with Your Department
  • Core Principles for High Area Loss
21st Century Sergeants Academy - Police Training Solutions
Audience: Current Sergeants or Acting Sergeants/Officers in Charge

Please Note:
Participants are required to attend all five days of the training.

The No-Show Fee for this training is $795. Failure to notify WCIA of cancellation will result in a $795 no-show fee. To resolve today's challenges in law enforcement, you need strong supervisory and leadership skills every day. Each shift brings new challenges and opportunities for the first-line supervisor or sergeant.

The goals of leadership in 2018 and beyond are to use leadership and supervisory methods that give the leader the ability to set the example, train their subordinates on how to do the job right, correct deficiencies in performance in a respectful manner, and tactical leadership skills to deal with today's tactical environment.

A strong first-line supervisor sets the standard for performance, works with their officers to achieve common goals, and helps make the department's best resource, the officers, better.

Police Training Solutions' Sergeants' Academy will provide you numerous practical take-away skills to be an effective first-line supervisor. This training is designed for Sergeants by experienced police Sergeants.

The key blocks of instruction are:
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Tactical Leadership
  • Incident Screening and Reporting
  • Correcting, Documenting and Reporting performance issues
  • Practical Supervisory Skills
  • Taking Care: Early Intervention and Mentoring
  • Sergeants Investigation of Force, Critical Analysis of Force
  • Coaching, Counseling and Roll Call Training
A Short Course on Local Planning
The Short Course is an opportunity for planning commissioners, local government staff, elected officials, and community members to learn about our state's legal framework planning, comprehensive planning and community development processes, and public involvement in the planning process.

REGISTRATION:
  • Please register at least one week prior by sending an email to shortcourse@commerce.wa.gov with your name, organization, title (if applicable) and the location of the course you would like attend
  • Or by leaving the same information at 360-725-3064

Short Course Agenda:


The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington

The statutory basis of planning in Washington State, and early planning statutes. Constitutional issues in land use planning.

Comprehensive Planning Basics

An overview of the Growth Management Act requirements for local planning. Ideas ad tools for implementing and updating the comprehensive plan.

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities in the planning process. Legislative vs quasi-judicial decisions, tips for encouraging public involvement, best practices for effective meetings.

 

Open Government Laws

Open Public Meetings Act and Introduction to the Public Records Act.*

*This training meets the requirements of RCW 42.30.205 requiring every member of a governing body to take Open Public Meeting Act training within 90 days of taking on an official role, and every four years thereafter, as long as they remain in that role. Attendees will receive a certificate of training

 

 

 

 

This course is currently being offered on 02/12/2019, 02/20/2019, 03/19/2019.

A Short Course on Local Planning and Tribal Planning
The Short Course is an opportunity for planning commissioners, local government staff, elected officials, and community members to learn about our state's legal framework planning, comprehensive planning and community development processes, and public involvement in the planning process.

REGISTRATION:
  • Please register at least one week prior by sending an email to shortcourse@commerce.wa.gov with your name, organization, title (if applicable) and the location of the course you would like attend
  • Or by leaving the same information at 360-725-3064
Agenda:

The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington
The statutory basis of planning in Washington State, and early planning statutes. Constitutional issues in land use planning. Tribal planning and the intersection with land use planning outside Indian Country.

Comprehensive Planning Basics
An overview of Growth Management Act requirements for local planning, engagement with tribes.

Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities in the planning process. Tips for encouraging public involvement, best practices for effective meetings. Best practices for engagement with tribes.

Open Government Laws
Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Introduction to the Public Records Act (PRA). This training meets the requirements of RCW 42.30.205 requiring every member of a governing body to take OPMA training within 90 days of taking an official role, and every four years thereafter, as long as they remain in that role. Attendees will receive a certificate of training.
A Special Short Course on Affordable Housing
The Short Course is an opportunity for planning commissioners, local government staff, elected officials, and community members to learn about our state's legal framework planning, comprehensive planning and community development processes, and public involvement in the planning process.

REGISTRATION:
  • Please register at least one week prior by sending an email to shortcourse@commerce.wa.gov with your name, organization, title (if applicable) and the location of the course you would like attend
  • Or by leaving the same information at 360-725-3064
Agenda:

Understanding Affordability

  • Why are we experiencing an affordable housing crisis? What are the roles of federal, state and local agencies in addressing affordable housing?

Legal Aspects of Affordable Housing

  • Learn about some decisions the courts and Hearings Boards have made relating to housing affordability, and what this means to your community

Tools to Promote Affordability

  • What are the tools in the housing toolbox, and how are communities using them?

Local Government Actions to Promote Affordability

  • Prosser's suite of tools to encourage private development of more affordable housing

This course is currently being offered on 03/13/2019.

An Introduction to Municipal Risk Management Essentials
Audience:
New Risk Managers and Employees recently assigned risk management as a job duty

This training is only open to WCIA Members This course will address:

What is Risk and Why Practice Risk Management?

The Risk Management Process
Elements of Risk Identification & Analysis
  • Evaluation, Selection, Implementation and Monitoring
Techniques and Recommendations for Municipal Risk Exposures
  • WCIA Contract Basics for Risk Transfer

Loss Basics - Liability and Lawsuits

  • General Liability Exposures and Pitfalls
  • WCIA Claims, Lawsuits and Coverage Overview
Risk Facing Public Agencies in Liability and Property Exposures
Exploring specific exposures and controls for municipal departments:
  • Police, Public Works, Parks, Administration, Fire, Planning & Community Development and Personnel

How WCIA can Help Members Manage Risk

  • Services and Tools
APCO-NENA WA 911 Fall Forum
Association for Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

WA Chapter

2017 Fall Forum

Link to APCO-NENA Fall Forum page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button on this page.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay APCO-NENA first

    Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
The Fall Forum will include
  • 911 Coordinator Track
  • 911 Public Education Coordinator Track
APCO-NENA WA 911 Spring Forum
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Link to APCO-NENA WA 911 Spring Forum page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay APCO-NENA first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion
Approaching Supervisory Situations with Confidence
Audience:
New Supervisors, Leads, Acting Supervisors, Aspiring Supervisors and those who need a refresher This scenario-based three-hour class is designed for new supervisors, supervisors who would like a refresher, leads, and aspiring supervisors to help them become comfortable in dealing with some of the less frequent but risky supervisory issues that may arise. Participants will work through real-life scenarios dealing with such issues as disability accommodations, leave requests, incidents of harassment, ethics violations, employee impairment, workplace violence, and employee procedural rights. Participants will gain confidence and improve their communications with their employees by learning how to handle these difficult situations.

At the end of the class, participants will have gained knowledge regarding:
  • How to recognize when an employee issue presents risk for the supervisor and/or organization
  • What to say and not say when confronted by these challenging supervisory issues
  • How to minimize potential risk in advance
  • What resources may be available to supervisors when facing these various situations

This course is currently being offered on 04/04/2019, 04/04/2019, 05/15/2019, 05/15/2019, 07/16/2019.

APWA Northwest Public Works Institute-Developing Leaders
American Public Works Association (APWA)

Please register directly with APWA:

Registration link to APWA-WA Chapter is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

APWA OR Chapter: http://oregon.apwa.net/EventDetails/15767

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:

  • One person per course
  • Please register and pay APWA first
Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
This class consists of lecture, discussions, case studies, and exercises covering the following topics:
  • Effective leadership styles
  • Team dynamics
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Organizational behavior
    • Meeting management 
    • Communications 
    • Conflict management  
    • Customer service 
    • Interviewing skills 
    • Developing a safety culture 
    • Ethics 
    • Career strategies and action planning 
  • Class project

This course is currently being offered on 04/09/2019, 05/07/2019.

APWA Northwest Public Works Institute-Public Works Leadership Skills
American Public Works Association (APWA)

Please register directly with APWA:

Registration link to APWA-WA Chapter is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

APWA OR Chapter: http://oregon.apwa.net/EventDetails/13480

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:

  • One person per course
  • Please register and pay APWA first
Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
This class consists of lecture, case studies, and exercises covering the following topics:

Setting a Path for Yourself:
  • Overview of Public Works Process
  • Career Self Assessment
  • Time & Energy Management
  • Excellence in Public Works
Relations with Organizational Entities:
  • Labor Relations
  • Council Relations
  • Dealing with Regulatory Agencies
  • Citizen Relations
  • Dealing with Media
  • Understanding Business
Management Systems:
  • Understanding Management Systems
  • Project Management
  • Managing Consultants
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • Planning Skills
  • Class Project
Working with Teams & Employees:
  • People Skills and Personalities
  • Effective Meeting Strategies
  • Hiring and Motivating Employees
  • Organizational Culture

This course is currently being offered on 09/17/2019.

APWA-Northwest Public Works Institute-Public Works Essentials
American Public Works Association (APWA)

Please register directly with APWA
:

Registration link to APWA-WA Chapter is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

APWA OR Chapter: TBA

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One person per course
  • Please register and pay APWA first
Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion
The class consists of lecture, case studies, and exercises covering the following topics:

The Fundamentals of Supervision and Management in Public Works
  • Written and Oral Communications
  • Employee discipline
  • Delegation and empowerment
  • Safety

Dealing with Bureaucracy

  • Fundamentals of government
  • The law and public works
  • Purchasing and contracting
  • Information management
  • Personnel management in public works
  • Sustainability
  • Systems thinking

Public Works Operations

Class project covering

  • Transportation
  • Right of way management
  • Solid waste
  • Emergency management
  • Facilities and grounds
  • Storm water
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Fleet
Avoiding Human Resources and Labor Relations Pitfalls
Audience:
Human Resources Managers/Directors, Individuals in Upper Management and at Director Level

This training is only open to WCIA Members. Human resources and labor relations issues have become increasingly complex and can pose unforeseen challenges absent advanced planning. This scenario-based class is designed for executives, directors, and high level managers who want to work through some of the tougher employment decisions they may need to make in a manner that best minimizes agency risk.

Participants will work through real-life human resources and labor relations case studies, and then will debrief about best practices. Case study topics include, but are not limited to, hiring practices, disability accommodations, leave requests, incidents of discrimination and harassment, whistle-blowing, ethics, employee impairment, workplace violence, employee performance and discipline, employee procedural rights, and unfair labor practices.  Participants will gain confidence and improve their communications with their employees, the public and the press by learning how to handle these difficult situations.
 
At the end of class, participants will have gained knowledge regarding:
  • How to recognize when an employee issue presents risk for the agency and themselves
  • What to say and not say to employees and the media when confronted by these challenging employment issues
  • How to minimize potential risk in advance
  • What resources may be available when facing these various situations
AWC Elected Officials Essentials Webinar Series-Community Planning and Development
Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

Registration link is available via WCIA's website, just click register for this event button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this webinar series by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One subscription per member for the series
  • Please register and pay AWC first

This course is currently being offered on 08/07/2019.

AWC Elected Officials Essentials Webinar Series-Effective Local Leadership

Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

Registration link is available via WCIA's website, just click register for this event button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this webinar series by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One subscription per member for the series
  • Please register and pay AWC first

This course is currently being offered on 10/30/2019.

AWC Elected Officials Essentials Webinar Series-Public Sector Resource Management
Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

Registration link is available via WCIA's website, just click register for this event button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this webinar series by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One subscription per member for the series
  • Please register and pay AWC first

This course is currently being offered on 05/22/2019.

AWC Elected Officials Essentials Webinar Series-Roles, Responsibilities and Legal Requirements
Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

Registration link is available via WCIA's website, just click register for this event button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this webinar series by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One subscription per member for the series
  • Please register and pay AWC first

This course is currently being offered on 03/13/2019.

AWC Labor Relations Institute
Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member for the Institute only
  • Please register and pay AWC first
Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

Registration link to LRI is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button. AWC's Labor Relations Institute is the premier training event for public sector human resources and labor relations professionals. The agenda is structured to inform and inspire.
  • Enhance your skills and better understand the current legal landscape
  • Navigate emerging trends
  • Learn to solve unique problems and improve employee-management relations
  • Meet and learn from leading service and product providers
AWC Webinar-WA Paid Family & Medical Leave
Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

Registration link  is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One live webinar connection per member
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

This course is currently being offered on 03/01/2019.

Best Practices for Coaching, Counseling and Transitioning to Discipline
Audience:
Managers, Supervisors & HR Personnel This interactive six hour workshop is designed for any supervisor, employee serving in a lead position, trainer, manager or any individual responsible for evaluating employee performance or recommending/issuing discipline. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions and get hands-on experience in providing written and oral feedback using real-life scenarios.

Workshop attendees will learn:
  • The importance of giving timely and honest performance feedback throughout the year
  • How to give meaningful performance/behavioral related feedback
  • The differences between coaching and counseling
  • What approach will likely work best for different performance situations
  • How to develop solutions to performance concerns
  • How to solicit employee input, set meaningful performance goals and outline an improvement plan
  • How to have progressive performance related conversations
  • Techniques for managing more complex performance related problems
  • How to document the progression of the employee's performance
  • How to draft performance documents such as evaluations and performance improvement plans
  • What role (if any) the union may play in a performance related meeting
  • Factors to consider when it is time to transition to a disciplinary meeting

This course is currently being offered on 04/18/2019, 06/19/2019, 07/23/2019, 08/15/2019, 10/01/2019.

Building Supervisory Skills 101
This training is geared towards new supervisors/managers or seasoned supervisors/managers who would like a refresher.

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own.

Cancellation is required prior to the training date. No Shows will be billed. This one day workshop is designed to provide new supervisors with the skills and knowledge to be successful in their first management assignment. The session provides real-world, hands-on examples of situations that new supervisors will face, and the solutions to deal with them.

Topics:

Making the transition from peer to supervisor/manager:

  • This section will cover critical leadership qualities and behaviors as well as appropriate leadership styles.


Effective Communication:

  • Participants will learn about the various communication styles and explore non-verbal communication.

Managerial Decision Making:

  • The decisions that managers and supervisors make can lead to success or create unnecessary risk for the organization. The session covers the decision making process as well as decision styles.

Successful Delegation:

  • This section teaches supervisors the delegation process, including how to set measurable objectives, assess risks, select the right performer and communicate the assignment effectively.





This course is currently being offered on 02/21/2019, 03/05/2019, 04/02/2019, 05/16/2019, 06/04/2019.

Building Supervisory Skills 201
This workshop is geared towards managers and supervisors with experience in their positions.

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own.

Cancellation is required prior to the training date. No Shows will be billed. This one day workshop is designed for managers and supervisors who have experience in their positions. The course provides participants the opportunity to work through more complex problems in managing and supervising employees.

Topics:

Managing Employee Performance: 
  • Participants will learn how to set expectations, practice delivering feedback, and deal with difficult employees.

Handling Conflict: 

  • Unresolved conflicts are among the most common issues in workplaces and represent great risk to the organization. This session provides managers with the tools to resolve conflicts in a positive manner.

Conducting Difficult Conversations:

  • Many supervisors avoid difficult discussions with their employees, but improving an individual's ability to conduct difficult conversations can lower the risk of legal action and improve productivity and morale. This session provides tools and examples to help supervisors have those most serious discussions.


This course is currently being offered on 02/28/2019, 03/19/2019, 04/16/2019, 05/30/2019, 06/11/2019.

Building Supervisory Skills 301
This workshop is geared towards managers and supervisors with experience in their positions.

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own.

Cancellation is required prior to the training date. No-Shows will be billed. This course tackles more difficult challenges for managers and supervisors. The workshop will guide participants through concepts and tools to become more effective in their roles.

Topics:

Public Sector Ethics:

  • Ethical behavior is the basis for leadership and respect for supervisors and managers. Participants will learn how to recognize ethical issues and how to resolve them. Real cases are discussed to enable managers to learn how to make ethical decisions in situations that are not always obvious.


Leading Change:

  • Change is inevitable in today's workplace. Organizations are challenged by the economy, new technologies, regulatory changes and new leadership. The Leading Change workshop provides supervisors and managers with tools to use in dealing with change themselves as well as leading their employees through change.


Motivating your team:

  • Engaged employees are more productive, take accountability for their actions and position an organization to reach its goals. This session teaches managers and supervisors on what motivates employees and how to use this knowledge to create an engaged, motivated workforce.


This course is currently being offered on 03/07/2019, 03/26/2019, 04/30/2019, 06/06/2019, 06/25/2019.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
Link to the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) registration page is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

This course is the most comprehensive training program on playground harzard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere. Advanced reading and fifteen hours of training from nationally known playground safety experts will prepare participants to "sit" for Certified Playground Safety Inspector Examination offered at the culmination of the certification course.

Topics Include:
  • Identifying hazards on playgrounds
  • Developing risk management tools
  • Legal aspects of having a comprehensive safety program
  • Test methods for entrapment, protrusions and entanglements
(Description obtained from WRPA website: http://www.wrpatoday.org/certified-playground-safety-inspector)

This course is currently being offered on 05/08/2019.

Certified Stormwater Inspector-Municipal
Registration link  is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay the National Stormwater Center first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion. This course focuses on stormwater permit compliance as the key to restore and maintain the waters of the United States. Testing will be conducted. Students are expected to achieve a minimum overall score of 75% to be awarded 1.2 CEUs from the National Stormwater Center, and a five year CSI Inspector Certificate.

This certification indicates that the services are being performed by professionals who have completed the stormwater inspector certification requirements and have met established standards of knowledge, experience, and competence required in the field of stormwater inspections.

This course is currently being offered on 02/11/2019, 02/14/2019.

CJTC Blue Courage Academy-Train the Trainer Workshop, Course #1992
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Please register directly with CJTC:

Registration link to CJTC is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button on this page.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
The Blue Courage Academy is a four-day workshop that educates attendees to be able to deliver the two-day workshop to their organizations. Attendees are given all necessary supporting materials to successfully teach Blue Courage and impact fellow law enforcement professionals.

Blue Courage: The Heart and Mind of the Guardian is an education process designed to ensure the development of a highly evolved police officer who is prepared at any moment to reflect the best of what policing demands. It draws on relevant, proven literature and research on human effectiveness, positive psychology, leadership development, and neuroscience.

It is a process designed to:
  • Address cynicism, relationship, identity, integrity, health and stress.
  • Develop mental toughness, allowing for the essential resilience officers and leaders must have
  • Instill a sense of and commitment to the purpose and nobility of policing
  • Develop a culture of learning, critical thinking, open-mindedness, tolerance, and healthy curiosity
  • Develop a moral compass and the requisite courage to do the right thing in any circumstance
CJTC Blue Courage Workshop, Course #1993
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Registration link to CJTC is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
Blue Courage is a transformational two-day leadership development workshop designed for all levels of the organization. This revolutionary educational process is a holistic approach to developing our people. It will touch hearts, awaken minds and ignite spirits through dynamic presentations and learning processes. If your interest is self-improvement, increased engagement, stress-management, developing resilience, igniting culture change, combating cynicism, while improving overall health and well-being, then Blue Courage is waiting for you to answer the call!

Blue Courage is a way of being, a philosophy that inspires one to embody the noblest of character and unquestioned devotion. It is a process designed to:
  • Address cynicism, relationship, identity, integrity, health and stress
  • Develop mental toughness, allowing for the essential resilience officers and leaders must have
  • Instill a sense of and commitment to the purpose of nobility of policing
  • Develop a culture of learning, critical thinking, open-mindedness, tolerance, and healthy curiousity
  • Develop a moral compass and the requisite courage to do the right thing in any circumstances
CJTC Command College Executive Training Day, Course #4341
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

The Command College Executive Training Day will provide alumni an opportunity to join the current session for up-to-date lessons learned presentations and provide an opportunity to network with other law enforcement leaders.

This course is currently being offered on 03/07/2019.

CJTC First Level Supervision, Course #4127
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
The job of a First Level Supervisor is perhaps the most challenging position in the organization and clearly critical to its success. Based upon a comprehensive Job Task Analysis conducted jointly with its stakeholders, the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has re-designed the First Level Supervision Training program.
  • The revised offering will focus on adult critical thinking and development of higher levels of problem solving.
  • The new-found knowledge, skills and abilities will then be applied to resolving real world supervisory situations.
  • This class will provide the framework for developing strong leaders in support of your Department's mission and values.
  • Students will be presented with a comprehensive ill-structured problem and confronted with seven product specifications that were identified in the Job Task Analysis. These seven areas include:

-Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills
-Coach and mentor employees
-Generate and manage documentation
-Identify and manage department resources
-Manage critical incidences
-Evaluate employee performance
-Demonstrate an understanding of progressive discipline practices and
"just cause" protocol

  • Students will work in teams to develop presentations throughout the week related to the seven specification areas.
  • The teams will be compelled to examine leadership situations that require them to be self-directed and self-motivated in order to be successful.
  • A final presentation will be made at the end of the week demonstrating how participants incorporated the product specifications into their examination of the problem and development of a well-researched solution.
  • The teams will be required to develop a facilitator's guide for their final presentation.
  • This guide will be used to assist in the facilitation of on-site training.

This course is currently being offered on 02/04/2019, 04/08/2019, 05/20/2019, 07/15/2019, 08/19/2019.

CJTC Law Enforcement Records, Course #0941
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay CJTC first

This class is 40 hours in length. Topics include:

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice system
  • State & Federal criminal history guidelines
  • Records dissemination
  • Media relations and resources
  • Firearms laws
  • Property and evidence
  • Licensing

Prerequisite: Current employment in the law enforcement field

This course is currently being offered on 04/08/2019.

CJTC Middle Management, Course #4221
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
Topic areas to be covered during this course include, but are not limited to:
  • Leadership Development
  • Personnel Management
  • Performance Management
  • Budget Management
  • Law Enforcement Policy
  • Organizational Development
  • Law Enforcement and Local Government
  • Media and Law Enforcement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Special Events Management
  • Delegations Skills
  • Decision Making Skills
Prerequisite: This course is limited to middle-level managers only and requires completion of First Level Supervision, Course #4127

This course is currently being offered on 03/25/2019, 05/06/2019, 08/05/2019, 10/28/2019.

CJTC NW Law Enforcement Command College, Course #4320
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
The Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College will provide law enforcement executives and top management personnel with information concerning recent developments and emerging issues in areas that influence law enforcement policies and practices.

This course is currently being offered on 03/03/2019.

CJTC Pre-Supervisors, Course #4124
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
This pre-supervisor's course is designed to acquaint the prospective supervisor with an awareness of the demands and functions of the world of supervision.
  • Participants will be confronted with a variety of 'real life' supervisory scenarios and asked to evaluate and strategize how they might be understood and resolved.
  • This course is more about identifying the systemic functions of supervision rather than developing specific supervisory skills the participant may or may not use dependent upon promotional opportunities or personal incentive.
  • It is intended to promote an understanding of the role of the supervisor, an awareness of what the student brings to the position, and what the 'fit' looks like.
  • It should provide both the student and the organization a realistic framework from which to decide if this is a direction they wish to pursue.

Participants Develop an Awareness Of:

  • The 'world' of the supervisor both in terms of its 'challenges' and 'opportunities.'
  • Their personal assets and liabilities as they relate to supervision.
  • The systemic forces that often fragment organizations and work units, and create internal conflict.
  • An understanding of the challenges the first line supervisor faces in creating 'organizational partnership' at all levels.
  • How to create an agency culture that promotes and enhances teamwork and collaboration.
  • The role of 'conflict' in an organization and how it can help or hinder in moving toward mission accomplishment.
  • Their 'Emotional Intelligence' and how it applies to the world of supervision.

This course is currently being offered on 01/28/2019, 04/29/2019, 06/24/2019, 09/30/2019, 11/18/2019.

CJTC Property & Evidence Officer, Course #0613
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC)

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay CJTC first
Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion. This course is designed for persons with designated responsibilities associated with the property room. Course content includes:
  • Security and safeguards
  • Laws governing operations of the property room
  • Conducting research for final disposition of property
  • Conducting an auction
  • Properly destroying items from the property room
  • Property room transfers
  • Procedures and chain of custody
  • Court room testimony
  • Packaging and storage to maximize results for various testing processes

Prerequisite: Employment in the criminal justice field

Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) 40HR Basic, King County, Course #8070
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Who can attend?
  • King County Sheriff, Police, Jail Staff, and Other First Responders in King County have priority. If space available, open to agencies statewide.
Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.. This 40-hour class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.

The course will cover the legal aspects of mental health commitments; liability issues; mental disorders; indicators of mental illness; documentation; the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system; and intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations.

Students will participate in role playing scenarios during this class.

This course is currently being offered on 02/04/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/22/2019, 05/13/2019, 06/03/2019.

Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) 40HR Basic, Statewide, Course #8062
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Who can attend?

  • Law enforcement officers and deputies within the state of Washington.
  • Criminal justice, fire, mental health providers, and other emergency responders if space is available.

Link to course info is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

This 40-hour class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.

The course will cover:
  • The legal aspects of mental health commitments
  • Liability issues
  • Mental disorders (including indicators of mental illness)
  • Understanding mental illness
  • Documentation
  • The interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill and their families
  • The mental health system
  • Intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations
Students may participate in role playing scenarios during this class.

This course is currently being offered on 03/04/2019, 03/18/2019.

Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) 8HR Corrections In-Service, King County, Course #8069
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Who can attend?
  • Corrections personnel with priority given to agencies in King County.

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

This eight hour Corrections Crisis Intervention Training (CCIT) course is designed to inform, educate and/or reiterate the best practices for dealing with detainees that may go through a crisis while in custody. The intent of this course is to understand, recognize, and discuss the techniques and skills needed for dealing with detainees and subjects in mental health crisis. Communication and de-escalation techniques will be presented for positive and favorable outcomes.
Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) Force Options, Course #8080
Prerequisites:
  • Students that have taken at least 8 hours of tactical communications, Verbal Judo, de-escalation techniques, CIT related or any other communication type classes.

Cost: None.

Who can attend?

  • Open to all law enforcement officers and deputies in the State of Washington who meet the prerequisites.

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. The course is designed to provide training to law enforcement professionals to use appropriate force options when dealing with someone in mental health crisis.

This class will combine hands-on physical force options training and classroom lecture. Options will include resource options and full spectrum force options to include:
  • isolate and contain
  • avoid engaging
  • de-escalation tactics
  • physical control tactics
  • less lethal
  • deadly force

Equipment Needs (Required and Optional):
All students are required to bring:
1. Duty belt with belt keepers
2. Gun
3. Taser holster
4. Civilian type shirt/jacket to wear when concealing weapons in waistline

Optional equipment needs: mock duty weapon ONLY if carry something other than a Glock, mat shoes, knee pads, mouth piece and light duty gloves.

This course is currently being offered on 07/09/2019, 07/23/2019, 12/09/2019.

Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) King County Fire/EMS, 8HR In-Service, Course #8068
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Who can attend?
  • Open to ALL criminal justice/first responder personnel statewide with priority given to agencies in King County.

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

This is an 8-hour class to educate Fire/EMS personnel on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to responding to individuals in behavioral health crisis.
Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) King County, 8HR In-Service, Course #8071
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Who can attend?
  • Open to ALL criminal justice statewide with priority given to agencies in King County.

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to dealing with mentally ill individuals while on duty.

This course is currently being offered on 03/28/2019, 04/30/2019, 06/13/2019, 09/12/2019, 11/14/2019.

Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice, Course #8078
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None.

Who can attend?

  • Open to all law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington.

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.


Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice is an education program that will teach law enforcement personnel to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities - the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice class is taught to law enforcement audiences around the county including academies in Missouri and Rhode Island and sheriff's offices and police departments in Maryland.

The Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice is offered to present an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. As Mental Health First Aiders students will learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) Statewide, 8HR In-Service, Course #5509
Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Who can attend?
  • Open to ALL criminal justice statewide.

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to dealing with mentally ill individuals.
Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) Youth 8HR, Course #8076
Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT)

Youth 8HR, Course #8076

Prerequisites:
  • Must have successfully completed a Crisis Intervention Team Training, Basic, 40HR, or other type of de-escalation type training (King County or Statewide)

Cost: None.

Who can attend?

  • Open to agency personnel that have successfully completed a Crisis Intervention Team Training, Basic, 40HR (King County or Statewide).

Link to course registration and further information is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button on this page.

Crisis Intervention Team-Youth, is an 8-hour class, designed to train police officers and mental health experts who have already been trained in the 40 hour, adult CIT model, and how have a role in CIT training in their department or region. This course will use new youth-focused curriculum and add valuable tools to the CIT trained personnel at your department.

CIT - Youth is an 8-hour curriculum that addresses critical youth specific topics including:
  • Adolescent development principles
  • Youth mental health symptoms and disorders
  • Crisis de-escalation and intervention skills and communication techniques
  • Local service and resource linkages for youth (e.g., mental health and crisis

This course is currently being offered on 06/18/2019, 09/05/2019.

DES-Crucial Conversations - 2 Day Training
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

A link to the full course description is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button on this page.

REGISTRATION:
DES Non-Merit Registration Form located below the phrase Related Information. Complete the form and email to traininginfo@des.wa.gov. Questions? Please contact Rachael Stich: 360.407.8447.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this course by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay DES first
A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations, when handled poorly or ignored cause teams and organizations to get less-than-desirable results.

This course will provide you with skills to handle controversial and heated issues. You will learn how to catch problems early and resolve disagreements candidly and respectfully. You will also learn how to discuss issues in a way that makes it safe for everyone to speak. The course is active and engaging, with frequent skills practice, intense class participation, personal reflection, planning, and commitment.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Describe what a healthy crucial conversation looks like when being candid and respectful.
  • Identify your own communication style "under stress" and ways to decrease vulnerabilities while enhancing strengths.
  • Describe how to restore safety to a conversation by fixing misunderstandings, maintaining mutual respect, and establishing mutual purpose.
  • Describe how to be persuasive without being abrasive.
  • Apply tools to help others stay in dialogue - helping them move away from strong and optional conclusions and back to their observations.

This course is currently being offered on 01/23/2019, 02/05/2019, 04/03/2019, 04/30/2019.

DES-Fierce Conversations - 2 Day Training
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES)

A link to the full course description is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button.

REGISTRATION:
DES Non-Merit Registration Form l
ocated below the phrase Related Information. Complete the form and email to traininginfo@des.wa.gov. Questions? Please contact Rachael Stich: 360.407.8447.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this course by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay DES first
The purpose of this training is to first set the foundation on which the conversational models are built and to help students recognize the significance and far-reaching implications of conversations. You will learn how to delegate, freeing your time in order to lead more effectively and developing leaders within your organization. Lastly, you will be given the tools and the confidence to confront the toughest issues with courage, confidence and skill.

Performance Objectives:
  • Identify clear actions so an individual knows exactly where he or she has authority to make decisions.
  • Provide an employee with a clear upward path of professional development.
  • Develop leaders within the organization, freeing employees to take on more challenges and responsibilities themselves.
  • Create a culture so everyone in the organization takes full responsibility for his or her own actions.
  • Learn how to have the conversation to address behaviors or attitudes that need to change
  • Identify when feedback is no longer appropriate, and the time and place for having a confrontation.
  • End the confrontation with an enriched relationship amidst a difficult topic or situation.

This course is currently being offered on 01/24/2019.

DES-Leading Others - 3 Day Training

This is a three day training that will take place over a two month period. The first two days are always back-to-back with the third day scheduled to take place in the following month. Only the first day of the training is posted on the calendar.  Attendance to all three days is required for reimbursement. 

Below is a list of the dates and locations for the posted 3-day sessions:

  • November 29-30, 2018 & January 7, 2019 - Olympia
  • December 3-4, 2018 & January 8, 2019 - Olympia
  • December 6-7, 2018 & January 10, 2019 - Vancouver
  • December 11-12, 2019 & January 14, 2019 - Olympia
  • January 3-4 & February 1, 2019 - Olympia
  • January 15-16 & February 14, 2019 - Olympia
  • January 28-29 & February 28, 2019 - Olympia
  • February 5-6 & March 4, 2019 - Olympia
  • February 5-6 & March 5, 2019 - Vancouver
  • February 11-12 & March 11, 2019 - Olympia
  • February 25-26 & March 15, 2019 - Olympia
  • February 26-27 & March 26, 2019 - Tacoma
  • February 28-March 1 & April 2, 2019 - Shoreline
  • March 6-7 & April 9, 2019 - Everett

A link to the full course description is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this course by providing a limited reimbursement of:

  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please *register and pay DES first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

Please Note: The registration cost for Non Merit (i.e. non state employees) to the Leading Others course was increased in July 2017. The cost increase is not reflected on the Department of Enterprise Services' (DES) website but WCIA will reimburse for the increased registration fee.

REGISTRATION:
*DES Non-Merit Registration Form located below the phrase Related Information. Complete the form and email to traininginfo@des.wa.gov. Questions? Please contact Rachael Stich: 360.407.8447.

The Leading Others course focuses on the mindset, interpersonal skills, and technical knowledge it takes to successfully lead others in the public sector.

Leading Others combines self-reflection, e-Learning, classroom instruction, cohort and small group work, and experiential learning. In this course, participants will explore how to motivate staff, manage risk, and develop effective teams to meet their organization's objectives. Participants will learn to communicate better, manage conflict, and help those they supervise to navigate change effectively.

This course is designed to briefly touch upon several management topics.

Performance Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define and describe your attributes as a supervisor and leader
  • Understand your unique operating environment as a supervisor
  • Identify your legal responsibilities as a supervisor
  • Explain the use of performance development planning
  • Employ performance improvement in any situation
  • Perform a hiring requirement for your organization
  • Understand and apply the compensation and benefit process

Competencies covered in this course: Performance leadership, interviewing, communications effectiveness, development and continual learning, enforcing laws, rules and regulations.

This course is currently being offered on 01/28/2019, 02/05/2019, 02/05/2019, 02/11/2019, 02/25/2019.

DES-Leading Teams - 3 Day Training
This is a three day training that will take place over a two month period. The first two days are always back-to-back with the third day scheduled to take place in the following month. Only the first day of the training is posted on the calendar.  Attendance to all three days is required for reimbursement. 

Below is a list of the dates and locations for the posted 3-day sessions:
  • January 24-25 & February 25, 2019 - Olympia
  • January 30-31 & March 1, 2019 - Olympia
  • February 13-14 & March 12, 2019 - Olympia
  • February 27-28 & March 27, 2019 - Olympia
  • March 5-6 & April 1, 2019 - Olympia
  • March 25-26 & April 26, 2019 - Olympia
  • April 4-5 & May 6, 2019 - Olympia
  • April 10-11 & May 7, 2019 - Olympia
  • April 24-25 & May 20, 2019 - Olympia

A link to the full course description is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this course by providing a limited reimbursement of:

  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please *register and pay DES first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

REGISTRATION:
*DES Non-Merit Registration Form located below the phrase Related Information. Complete the form and email to traininginfo@des.wa.gov.

Leading Teams is specifically designed for middle managers and those who manage supervisors who have gone through Leading Others. This course focuses on individual leaders by increasing their emotional intelligence to lead and influence people and teams they are responsible to manage. As a leader of teams and other leaders, this course will increase your competence and confidence to lead and support a collaborative and inclusive team environment, focusing on the people and results. This three-day leadership development course also meets the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-34-055 requirement.

Leading Teams emphasizes self-awareness, cohort networking and experiential learning. Course topics include:
  • Building Trust
  • Psychological Safety
  • Powerful Communication
  • Coaching
  • Team Development
  • Conflict Management
  • Delegation
  • Feedback

This course is currently being offered on 01/24/2019, 01/30/2019, 02/13/2019, 02/27/2019, 03/05/2019.

DES-Steps to Becoming a Supervisor
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES)

A link to the full course description is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button.

REGISTRATION:
DES Non-Merit Registration Form l
ocated below the phrase Related Information. Complete the form and email to traininginfo@des.wa.gov. Questions? Please contact Rachael Stich: 360.407.8447.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this course by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay DES first
This workshop provides an overview and introduction to help you take the steps to becoming a supervisor. You will consider your supervision and leadership potential, learn tools to becoming an exceptional leader, and skills will be built around working with your team.

Performance Objectives:
  • Understand the core responsibilities of a supervisor
  • Recognize strengths and identify skill gaps
  • Communication skills needed to give & receive feedback
  • Help employees to set & reach goals

This course is currently being offered on 02/13/2019.

DES-Supervision Essentials, Phase II - 2 Day Training
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

A link to the full course description is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button on this page.

REGISTRATION:
DES Non-Merit Registration Form located below the phrase Related Information. Complete the form and email to traininginfo@des.wa.gov. Questions? Please contact Rachael Stich: 360.407.8447.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this course by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay DES first
2 Day Training

This course builds upon the lessons of Supervisory Essentials I material. This two-day class is designed to provide leaders with continuing development in the skills necessary for their role as they manage and build their teams, provide their staff coaching and development, and increase their value as a highly trustworthy and competent leader. This class is designed for first-line leaders but the skills taught are equally applicable for higher level managers. The focus for this training is on enhancing a leader's competency in developing and leading a highly productive team. The two-day workshop uses a combination of instructor-led training, self assessments, and hands-on practice sessions.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Identify the essential elements of a high performing work team built on trust, common purpose, and effective communication
  • Identify how a high Emotional Intelligence can impact your leadership effectiveness and your team's productivity
  • Improve individual and team performance through the tools of coaching, feedback, conflict resolution, and organizational systems
  • Identify ways to recognize and motivate all team members, across generations, cultures, and styles, and engagement

This course is currently being offered on 01/23/2019, 03/25/2019.

Employment Law for Supervisors
Audience:
This course is exclusively designed for new or seasoned supervisors, or managers who have the supervisor role.

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own.

Cancellation is required prior to the training date. No Shows will be billed. Life as a supervisor in a public agency is exciting and harrowing at the same time. You are expected to motivate employees, keep the public happy, keep the upper-level management happy, keep elected officials happy, while at the same time dealing with shrinking resources.

The labor and employment field is one area that touches almost every aspect of your work. The laws have become increasingly complex, with more and more inconsistencies between state and federal laws. You are often bombarded with employees, fellow supervisors, and/or union officials claiming to know the "real" answers to complex employment problems.

This training is designed to give you a broad overview of the various laws regulating personnel matters. Topics covered in this training include:

Overview of Discrimination Law
  • Definition of protected classes under federal and state laws
Harassment Overview
  • Define when employers and supervisors can be held liable
  • Provide examples of potential sources of harassment and define unwelcomed conduct
  • Proper measures for investigating harassment claims
An overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Various leave entitlements under Washington law
How to respond to ADA and Reasonable Accommodation requests

Importance of good hiring practices
  • Negligent hiring and supervision risks
  • Checking references and criminal background checks
  • Probationary periods
Considerations for providing effective performance evaluations

Progressive discipline and how to handle difficult discipline situations

Handling labor issues that may arise

This course is currently being offered on 03/21/2019, 04/02/2019, 04/09/2019, 05/09/2019, 06/18/2019.

EverSafe Defensive Driving Training
EverSafe Defensive Driving Training *Instruction takes place in a classroom setting

* Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

* Elements of a Motor Vehicle Crash

* The Vehicle and Equipment

* The Conditions, Environment, and other Drivers

* Organization and Supervision

* Analyzing the Crash

Flagger Certification - Evergreen Safety Council
Registration link  is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Three registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay Evergreen Safety Council first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

This course is currently being offered on 01/19/2019, 01/25/2019, 02/08/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/22/2019.

Flagger Re-Certification - Evergreen Safety Council

Registration link  is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Three registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay Evergreen Safety Council first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
INPRA Pacific Northwest Resource Management School
International Northwest Parks & Recreation Association (INPRA)

Link to the PNW Resource Management registration page is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of $1000 per member, per year. 

Please register and pay INPRA first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion

This exceptional and proven program provides a unique educational setting to explore philosophies and techniques of resource management; to provide training opportunities for persons who have responsibilities or interest in this field; and to create a better understanding of the need for stewardship of developed land, facilities and natural resources.

This course is currently being offered on 02/25/2019.

Law Enforcement Risk Management Advice in These Turbulent Times
Creating Validation through Documentation

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors


In today's law enforcement environment where everyone has an opinion of how you should do your job, you need to arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to successfully do your job as well as survive the aftermath.

Attendance to this course will assist you in understanding the current environment and allow you to still safely work, while not hesitating to take appropriate police action due to uncertainty over the current standards.

Please join us as our trainers cover:
  • Being Safe, Effective and Administratively Sound
  • Best Practices for Report Writing, Documentation and Training
  • Staying in Your Lane - Coordinating Roles and Responsibilities with Your Department
  • Core Principles for High Loss Areas - Use of Force, Pursuits, Officer Involved Shootings and Officer Involved Collisions
LEIRA Public Disclosure-Advanced
Law Enforcement Information and Records Association (LEIRA)

Link to the LEIRA website and registration information is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member
  • Please register and pay LEIRA first*
*Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

Audience: This course is designed for the seasoned public records officers who are responsible for the agency's complex public records requests.
LEIRA Public Disclosure-Beginner
Law Enforcement Information and Records Association (LEIRA)

Link to the LEIRA website and registration information is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member
  • Please register and pay LEIRA first*
*Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

Audience: This class is intended for new public records officers who are just beginning their journey in the role as their agency's public records officer.
MRSC Webinar-Ethical Considerations for Local Government Staff and Officials
Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC)

Registration link is available via WCIA's website, just click register for this event button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per WCIA member, per year
  • Please register and pay MRSC first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

Promoting an ethical culture is a key leadership responsibility for local government officials and staff. An ethical culture shared by municipal leadership has a lasting impact on the community.

Public service is a public trust, requiring officers and employees to place loyalty to state and local laws and ethical principles above private gain. The webinar will provide a framework, complete with practical strategies and tools, to help build and maintain more ethical workplace and culture. Topics to be addressed include state ethics laws, roles of elected officials versus staff and potential areas of conflict, and common pitfalls.
MRSC Webinar-PRA and OPMA Case Law Update
Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC

Registration link is available via WCIA's website, just click register for this event button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per WCIA member, per year
  • Please register and pay MRSC first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

This webinar will review significant court decisions from 2018 impacting the Public Records Act (PRA) and the Open Public Meetings ACT (OPMA). Staying abreast of current PRA and OPMA case law is crucial for local government employees and officials to avoid liability.

This webinar will help inform local government about those cases that may affect an agency's OPMA or PRA compliance by reviewing the cases that matter most to local governments. Attendees will leave the webinar with the knowledge base for reviewing their agency's PRA and OPMA programs for compliance.

This course is currently being offered on 01/29/2019.

Navigating the Performance Evaluation Process
Audience: Management and Supervisory Staff

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own Performance evaluations are an essential step in creating a positive, efficient workplace. Many employment law related cases can be avoided or successfully defended if performance reviews are conducted regularly and work deficiencies are properly documented and discussed.

Participant will gain:
  • Managerial and legal guidelines for conducting performance reviews
  • Tools for model evaluations and performance assessment processes
  • Strategies for documenting and completing evaluations
  • Lessons learned from interactive small group discussions and run through real-life scenarios
New Supervisor Boot Camp-Pilot Session
Audience: New Supervisors*
*Since this is a pilot session, WCIA's objective is to obtain feedback from the various leadership levels within an organization to determine if the concepts presented are effective and applicable to individuals. We encourage registration from all levels of leadership within an organization starting with first-level supervisors up to HR level.

This training is only open to WCIA Members.

Morning refreshments provided, lunch on your own. Congratulations on your promotion! So... now what do you do?

Despite our organization's best intention, we often find ourselves in a position where we've just promoted a promising new leader, but don't have the time or resources to provide them the necessary supervisor training. They are fantastic at their jobs (hence the well-deserved promotion). However, this doesn't always translate into providing the tools needed to tackle their new assignment - managing their team. This training will cover a wide variety of topics for new supervisors, with the ultimate goal of equipping them with the necessary tools to be successful in their new role.

Summary of Topics:
  • Communication techniques, including active listening skills and tools to help you modify your communication style based on the audience and the situation.
  • The basics of communication, respect and trust in the workplace.
  • How to approach two common issues that new supervisors face - being promoted from within, and when you "inherit" a problem from a previous supervisor.
  • Setting expectations for your team and how to reinforce those expectations if staff are not achieving them.
  • The difference between feedback, coaching and counseling - the various techniques for each of these tools and in what context to apply them.
  • Having a difficult conversation with your employee, and what you should document after the fact.
  • Overview of the performance evaluation process and how to provide necessary feedback to your team.

This course is currently being offered on 02/01/2019.

Northwest Leadership Seminar
Registration link  is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

This course is currently being offered on 03/06/2019.

NW Safety Consultants-Behind the Wheel Driver Skills Course
Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this  program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • Two registrations per member, per year
  • Please register and pay NW Safety Consultants first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

To Register:

Please contact NW Safety Consultants directly: training@nwsafetyconsultants.com or 425-749-8554.
Drivers will participate in the following, but not limited to these skills:
  • Parking exercise
  • Reversing exercise
  • Lane Change exercise
  • Turning/Curve
  • Slalom/Vision excercise
Promoting a Workplace Free of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation for Managers and Supervisors
Audience:
Managers and Supervisors Please join us for an in-depth review and discussion of your supervisory role and responsibilities for promoting a workplace free of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Overview of Discrimination Law and Harassment
  • Bullying vs. Harassment
  • Employer and Supervisor Personal Liability for Harassment?
  • When to Investigate Harassment
  • Retaliation Defined - What is Protected Activity?
  • Police Recommendations
  • "Walk the Talk"
  • Supervisor Essentials
  • What is Your Legacy?
Providing A+ Customer Service in the Public Sector
  • Training is geared towards front-line public sector customer service providers and or supervisors of front-line customer service providers.
Topics:
  • How public sector employers can set realistic customer service goals
  • How to develop A+ Customer Service guidelines
  • How to manage difficult clients/customers
  • How to evaluate the success of the employer's customer service efforts
  • How employees can support each other in providing outstanding customer service
  • How to involve all employees in customer service
  • The importance of providing good customer service to internal customers
Public Works Risk Management 101
Audience: Public Works Operations & Maintenance Staff
This session is designed to provide attendees with an overview of guidelines on:

  • About WCIA, our Coverage, and Risk Management Commitment
  • Claims Statistics and Reporting Requirements for Public Works
  • Liability and the Risk Management Process
  • Risk Exposures and Recommended Risk Management Techniques for Public Works
  • Documentation for Policies, Procedures, Maintenance, Inspection and Contracts
  • Member Resources for Managing Risk
Risk Managing Parks and Recreation Programs
Audience:
Management, supervisors, leads or those with authority and responsibility for implementing parks and recreation programs.

Summer time is quickly approaching! It's time for a mid-year review of your parks and recreation risk management practices. You face unique, evolving and challenging risks in the operation of your parks programs. Please join us as our guest panelists provide a comprehensive review of parks and recreation risk exposures and recommended controls. Your Programs - Risk Management Protocols for:
  • Recreation Programs - vital elements for on or off site recreation activities including general to unique and specialized programs like day camps, programs involving youth and vulnerable adults and more
  • Parks and Recreation Policies - essential policies and key steps for implementing best practices such as background screening, transportation, concussions and sudden cardiac arrest and compliance with the ADA and WLAD
  • Partnerships, Agreements and Contracts - critical insurance requirements and considerations when working with vendors and outside agencies
  • Parks Department Facilities & Fields - important risk management guidelines focusing on premises liability prevention to include recommendations for inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping

Your People - Employment Liability Prevention Practices for:

  • Parks Staff - fundamental employment liability prevention basics for Full Time, Part Time, Seasonal Staff and Volunteers
  • Parks Recruiting, Hiring and Supervision Staff - necessary pre and post-employment procedures for selecting and managing parks staff
  • Recreation Program Drivers - crucial measures to implement for your own drivers or vendors transporting public participants
  • Parks Staff Training - mandatory state required trainings, workplace policies and practices as well as certifications for maintaining skilled staff
Senior Centers Risk Management 101
This training is geared towards Senior Center Staff, Parks Staff, Coordinators or anyone who is responsible for Senior Center activities in a member agency.

This training is only open to WCIA Members.

This training will cover the following topics:

  • Senior Center Risk Management
  • Methods of Handling Risk
  • Risk Transfer
  • Senior Center Policies & Procedures
  • Facilities Issues
  • Staffing and Volunteers
  • Background Checks
  • Recreational Programs
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Food Service
  • Medical Programs
  • Transportation Programs
  • Record Maintenance
Sergeants Investigation of Force
Audience:
Sworn supervisors responsible for overseeing training force incidents

Attendance to all three days is required.

Morning refreshments provided each day, lunch on your own. Sergeants' Investigation of Force is a twenty-four hour course that is aimed at delivering essential skills for sergeants to fully investigate and critically analyze use of force incidents.

Like in the transformative practices course, we believe that it is inherent that police supervisors understand the current standards (practices) for using force, documenting force and critically analyzing force.

The course material is derived from the latest best practices for force investigation and analysis. The material in the course is delivered via the experiential learning model to drive discussion and the processing of information to maximize student learning and retention.
Special Events Risk Management 101
This training is geared towards Special Events Personnel, Parks Staff, and anyone who is responsible for special events permitting or organizing in a member agency.

This training is only open to WCIA Members. This training will cover the following topics:
  • Special Events Risk Management Overview and Analysis
  • Risk Transfer Options
  • Event Planning, Preparation and Permitting
  • Insurance Requirements and TULIP Program
  • Event Staffing and Volunteers
  • Review of Small and Large Types of Events
  • Sports and Outdoor Events
  • Food Service and Vendors
Succession Planning - A Risk Management Approach
This training is designed for Executive Management and HR Department Heads Please join Connie as she provides the tools necessary for executive management to create and implement an effective succession plan for your entity.

Participants Will Learn:
  • What is Succession Planning
  • Critical Success Factors and Benefits
  • To Identify Critical Positions
  • To Recognize Key Competencies
  • How to Assess Candidates
  • Effective Communications
  • Methods for Conducting Developmental Activities
  • Successful Monitor and Review Practices
  • Additional Issues and Considerations
  • Ultimate Bonus - The Succession Planning Toolbox
Taking the Mystery Out of Insurance and Indemnity Requirements for Contracts
This training is geared towards City Attorneys, Administration, Public Works and Contract Administrators

This training is only open to WCIA Members This training will cover the following topics:
  • An Overview of Various Types of Insurance
  • Contractual Risk Transfer Basics: An Overview of Facility Use Agreements, Construction Contracts, Service Contracts and More!
  • Indemnification Language
  • Certificates of Insurance
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Additional Insured Endorsements

Participants will get the opportunity to review some sample contracts and additional insured endorsements

The Power of Resilience-How to Beat Dispatcher Burnout
Audience:
911 Dispatchers and Communications Officers This 4-hour course provides emergency dispatchers with the knowledge and tools to mitigate the serious risk posed by 9-1-1 work related stress. Our presenter will cover the physiology of the stress response; three elements of stress theory; the stress of the dispatcher job function and what to do about it! He will also address nutrition and identifying the stress promoting vs. stress-reducing diets. The presentation will also include; the 7-step action plan for managing fear; self-management tools for creating more free time and stress resilience strategies to go from habitually reacting to proactively responding.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn evidence-based practices to understand the underlying cause of work related chronic/traumatic stress. These best practices will assist with:
  • Dramatically lowering stress levels and managing fear
  • Identifying underlying thought patterns that lead to more stress
  • Improving interpersonal communication at work and at home
  • Creating more time to do the things that are most important

This course is currently being offered on 02/12/2019, 02/12/2019, 02/13/2019.

The Supervisor's Role in Risk Managing Discrimination and Harassment
Audience: Supervisors and Leads
If you are a Supervisor or a Lead, you will want to attend this session to learn about the following:
  • Your role in identifying and understanding questionable employee behaviors that may lead to potential discrimination or harassment
  • Steps supervisors should take when becoming aware of problematic situations
  • Supervisor responsibilities in reporting and follow up with management and HR
  • The overall importance of your position in risk managing employee behaviors
Use of Force: Core Principles
Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers

Morning refreshments provided each day, lunch on your own.

Please Note:
Participants are required to attend both days of the training.

The No-Show Fee for this training is $320. Failure to notify WCIA of cancellation will result in a $320 no-show fee.
Use of force is still the biggest exposure law enforcement professionals face in today's world. Take a pro-active approach; arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to be the tip of the spear on force training and review. Expose yourself to police training solutions and be in front of the coming changes to law enforcement. The current situation of where the community's view of use of force is diverging from the police officers view of use of force is unacceptable.

It is inherent that police trainers and supervisors understand the current standards (practices) for using force, teaching force, documenting force and critically analyzing force incidents. You, as a supervisor or trainer, will be able to create an environment where your officers can still safely do their jobs and use force as necessary to protect themselves, the community and complete their duties.

Course Highlights
  • Current Use of Force Standards
  • Force Reporting
  • Recognition Primed Decision Making
  • Critical Analysis of Force
Use of Force: Transformative Practices for Trainers and Supervisors
Audience:
Law Enforcement Trainers and Supervisors

Attendance to all 5 days is required

Morning refreshments provided each day, lunch on your own. Use of force is the biggest exposure law enforcement professionals face in today's world. The demand for nationwide police accountability and reform is at the forefront of every news cast; politicians find themselves jockeying for position based on their stance on police reform and accountability. Organizations are being held accountable and the outcomes are alarming. Take a pro-active approach; arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to be the tip of the spear on force training and review. Expose yourself to police training solutions and be in front of the coming changes to law enforcement. The current situation of where the community's view of use of force is diverging from the police officer's view of use of force is unacceptable.

It is inherent that police trainers and supervisors understand the current standards (practices) for using force, teaching force, documenting force and critically analyzing force incidents. You as a supervisor or trainer will be able to create an environment where your officers can still safely do their jobs and use force as necessary to protect themselves, the community and complete their duties.

Course Highlights
  • Current Use of Force Standards
  • Force Reporting
  • Recognition Primed Decision Making
  • Critical Analysis of Force
  • Police Legitimacy and Use of Force
  • Modernizing Police Training
Course Instructor
The instructor, Tom Ovens is an experienced trainer and use of force expert whose agency is now working under the most current national best practices established for police use of force and force review. Tom has over 15 years of experience testifying in court and consulting as an expert witness at the federal and state level on use of force (over 150 cases). He provides a unique and valuable perspective on how agencies and officers can best navigate the fluid and constantly  changing environment that that they must now know how to safely and effectively operate in. His mission is to provide you with the most cutting edge investigative strategies and processes related to use of force and the potential liability associated with these traumatic encounters.

Verbal De-Escalation Course

This training is designed for Front-line Public Sector Customer Service Providers and Supervisors of Front-line Customer Service Providers. Mr. Graham provides training in "talking down" individuals in emotional and angry states. Most people follow a predictable chain of escalation before they get to the point of physically acting out.

This training teaches students to:


  • Learn verbal tactics to assist in diffusing clients/public
  • Understand and describe the predictors of violent behavior
  • Utilize your agency resources, procedures, and personal safety skill to ensure safety
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to dangerous situations in the workplace
Volunteer Risk Management 101
This training is geared towards HR Managers, Volunteer Coordinators or anyone who is responsible for volunteer activities.

This training is only open to WCIA Members.

This training will cover the following topics:

  • Volunteer Risk Management
  • Types of Exposures
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Volunteer Policies & Procedures
  • Background Checks
  • Volunteer Agreements
  • Waivers
  • Outside Organizations
  • Vehicle Use
  • Record Maintenance
WABO Annual Education Institute
Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO)

Link to the WABO Annual Education Institute registration page is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • The cost of registration for 1 day of the Annual Education Institute per member
  • Please register and pay WABO first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

This course is currently being offered on 03/25/2019.

WAPELRA Fall Conference
Washington Public Employer Labor Relations Association

2018 Fall Conference

Link to WAPELRA Fall Conference page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button on this page.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WAPELRA first

WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.  The optional pre-conferences are not eligible for reimbursement.

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.

WCIA Human Resources Forum
Audience:
Human Resources Managers and those fulfilling the HR role in their entity.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch of sandwiches, chips and salad will be provided.

*
The WCIA Human Resources Forum is only open to WCIA Members. Format:
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Presentation Topic:
Unlawful Harassment Today - Keeping Pace with Developments in the Law, Best Practices and Employee Misbehavior

Presenter:
Mike Bolasina, Regional Defense Attorney - Summit Law Group

Mike will cover:
  • What "Hostile Work Environment" Really Means
  • What Makes an Effective Anti-Harassment Policy
  • How to Realistically Prevent and Stop Harassment in the Workplace
  • Successful Techniques for Investigating Claims of Harassment
  • Options for Disciplining Employees Who Engage in Harassment
  • Tips for Avoiding Harassment Lawsuits
  • Critical Steps for Entities in Defending the Harassment

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Mike will lead a discussion on member employment issues and concerns, focusing on risk management approaches through an interactive venue.

Workshop and Participant Objectives

  • Share ideas, perspectives and suggestions for risk controls and techniques
  • Identify and discuss current issues and concerns
  • Learn about "successes" from other member Human Resources professionals
WCIA Police Chiefs Forum - March 2019
Audience*
WCIA Police Chiefs

*The WCIA Police Chiefs Forum is only open to WCIA Members.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch of sandwiches, chips and salad will be provided following the training from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Introduction
  • Police Chief Mike Zara, City of Lakewood
  • Richard Jolley, WCIA Defense Attorney
    Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S.
  • WCIA Staff
9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Background and Purpose of Program Topic
  • Law Enforcement Interlocal Agreements - Types and Overview
  • Lessons Learned from Interlocal Agreements (SWAT and Police Services)
  • Risk Management Best Practices - Contractual and Practical
11:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Dialogue: Q & A - Learn about proactive approaches and successes from others

This course is currently being offered on 03/27/2019.

WCIA Risk Managers Forum - 2019 1st Quarter
Audience:
Risk Managers and those fulfilling the Risk Management role in their entity.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch of sandwiches, chips and salad will be provided. Format:
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The workshop begins with a one and a half hour presentation and Q & A from Attorney Shannon Ragonesi of Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S. covering:

Aquatics and Recreation Programs - Risk management guidelines and best practices including:
  • Premises Safety for Aquatic and Gymnasium Facilities
  • Important Considerations When Providing Recreational Programs to Minors
  • Liability Waivers for Minors and Parents
  • Best Practices to Reduce Liability from Aquatics and Recreation Programs

10:50 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
"Sneak Peek" Presentation by Peter Kang, WCIA IT Administrator, on Origami claims and risk management system

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Robin Aronson, WCIA Risk Services Manager, and the WCIA Risk Management Reps will moderate roundtable discussion groups that will focus on risk management topics through an interactive venue.

Workshop and Participant Objectives:

  • Share ideas, perspectives and suggestions for risk controls and techniques
  • Identify and discuss current issues and concerns
  • Learn about "successes" from other member Risk Management professionals

This course is currently being offered on 02/14/2019.

Webinar - WCIA Police Chiefs Forum - March 2019
Audience*
WCIA Police Chiefs

*The WCIA Police Chiefs Forum is only open to WCIA Members.

A few days before the scheduled meeting, registrants will receive an email from WebEx that will include a web link with login instructions to access the presentation on your computer and information on dialing in and listening over the phone.
  • Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive it in your inbox
  • The email will come from WCIA via Cisco WebEx admin@webex.com.
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Introduction
  • Police Chief Mike Zara, City of Lakewood
  • Richard Jolley, WCIA Defense Attorney
    Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S.
  • WCIA Staff
9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Background and Purpose of Program Topic
  • Law Enforcement Interlocal Agreements - Types and Overview
  • Lessons Learned from Interlocal Agreements (SWAT and Police Services)
  • Risk Management Best Practices - Contractual and Practical
11:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Dialogue: Q & A - Learn about proactive approaches and successes from others

This course is currently being offered on 03/27/2019.

Webinar-Basics of Bargaining for Public Employers
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: HR Representatives, Managers and Supervisors involved in labor relations

Training on basic legal concepts in working with represented employees and their bargaining representatives. Content of this training will include:
  • How the collective bargaining process works, including mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining;
  • Contract administration;
  • Conduct that may constitute an unfair labor practice; and
  • Grievance processing.

This course is currently being offered on 02/27/2019, 06/11/2019.

Webinar-Basics of Just Cause for Public Sector Supervisors
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Training on what constitutes "just cause." This training will cover:
  • The traditional elements of just cause;
  • Procedural requirements (e.g., Loudermill, Weingarten, Garrity); and
  • Strategies for navigating the disciplinary process

This course is currently being offered on 02/12/2019, 04/02/2019.

Webinar-Conducting Personnel Investigations
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Training on how to conduct personnel investigations. This training will cover:
  • Procedural considerations;
  • Potential legal issues arising from investigations;
  • Investigation documentation; and
  • Useful strategies in the investigative process

This course is currently being offered on 03/27/2019, 06/18/2019.

Webinar-Effective Performance Evaluations
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Employers need to ensure performance evaluations work for them, not against them. Attendees of this session will gain an understanding of the following:
  • The importance of conducting candid and constructive evaluations, including legal issues arising from evaluations;
  • Tips for crafting an effective performance evaluation process; and
  • Strategies for dealing with challenging evaluation scenarios.

This course is currently being offered on 05/22/2019.

Webinar-Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: All Staff

Basic training on what constitutes unlawful harassment under state and federal harassment laws. Attendees will gain an understanding of:
  • What unlawful harassment is and isn't;
  • The consequences of engaging harassment, even if unintentional; and
  • Their right to complain about harassment without fear of retaliation

This course is currently being offered on 02/13/2019, 04/24/2019, 06/12/2019.

Webinar-The Attendance Maze: A Primer on Protected Leave
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Training on the federal and state laws addressing protected leave entitlements. This webinar will provide an overview of:
  • The federal Family and Medical Leave Act;
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation of a disability;
  • Washington State paid sick leave;
  • The range of other leave entitlements available to employees under state and federal laws.

This course is currently being offered on 03/14/2019, 05/21/2019.

Webinar-The Supervisors Role in Minimizing Liability for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Training on the laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Topics will include:
  • An overview of discrimination laws;
  • A supervisor's obligation to identify and address potential harassment;
  • An overview of disability discrimination and accommodation; and
  • Supervisor behaviors that can increase an employer's exposure to these claims, as well as management practices that can help reduce risk.

This course is currently being offered on 03/13/2019, 05/15/2019.

Webinar-Wage and Hour Law Fundamentals
Link to the Summit Law website is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

In 2019, Summit Law Group is offering annual group subscription rates for their webinars. The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the year for one flat rate.

Registration:
To initiate the subscription, send an email to Summit Law Group at webinar@summitlaw.com and include the following information in the email:
  • Organization name
  • Number of full-time employees
  • Primary contact (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Email should reference "WCIA MEMBER"
Once your organization has contacted Summit to initiate the subscription, Summit will send you information about how to sign employees up for the various webinar trainings offered throughout the year.

Reimbursement Guidelines:

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) will reimburse for 50 percent of the group subscription fee, not to exceed $1,000 per Member, per year. Members will need to pay Summit Law Group first and then submit their reimbursement request to WCIA. For reimbursement, we will need a copy of the invoice (pdf format is required). Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Training provides a comprehensive understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Washington's Minimum Wage Act. Attendees will gain an understanding of the following:
  • Federal and state overtime laws;
  • Classifying workers as "exempt" or "nonexempt";
  • In and outs of compensatory time;
  • Importance of proper recording and documentation of time records;
  • Meal and rest break requirements; and
  • Strategies for dealing with overtime and wage problems.

This course is currently being offered on 04/03/2019.

WMCA Fall Academy
Washington Municipal Clerks Association

Fall Academy

Link to WMCA Fall Academy page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WMCA first

The Athenian Dialogue is not eligible for reimbursement. WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion

WMCA Northwest Clerks Institute-Professional Development I
Link to NW Clerks Institute registration is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per course, per year
  • Please register and pay the NW Clerks Institute first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
The Professional Development I course will cover the following topics:
  • The Role of Clerk
  • Customer Service
  • Legal Issues
  • Records Management
  • Jurassic Parliament
  • Ethics
  • Effective Business Writing and Writing Minutes and Meeting Notes
WMCA Northwest Clerks Institute-Professional Development II
Link to NW Clerks Institute registration is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per course, per year
  • Please register and pay the NW Clerks Institute first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion. The Professional Development II course will cover the following topics:
  • What's the Color of Your Desk? (Organization, efficiency, etc.)
  • Understanding Yourself and Others
  • Keys to Supervision
  • Financial Management and Budgeting
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Resolve
  • Creating Your Personal Vision Statement
  • Advanced Records Management
WMCA Northwest Clerks Institute-Professional Development III
Link to NW Clerks Institute registration is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per course, per year
  • Please register and pay the NW Clerks Institute first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion. Professional Development III course will cover the following topics:
  • Communicate Like a Pro
  • Minimizing the Impact of Negative Influences in the Workplace
  • Decision-making
  • Intergenerational Communication and Management
  • Meeting the Media
  • Purpose Driven Leadership
  • Handling Emotions Under Pressure
  • The Ever Changing Workplace
WMCA Northwest Clerks Institute-Professional Development IV
Link to NW Clerks Institute registration is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this certification program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per course, per year
  • Please register and pay the NW Clerks Institute first

2018 Topic:

Your Evolving Role in the Threat Management and Disaster-Crisis Environment

A full description can be found here

WMCA Spring (aka Advanced) Academy
Washington Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA)

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WMCA first

Please Note: Only registration to the Spring Academy is eligible for reimbursement. WCIA does not reimburse for attendance to the WMCA Annual Conference.

Reimbursement is available upon program completion.

Link to WMCA Spring Academy registration is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this Event" button.

This course is currently being offered on 03/12/2019.

WRPA Fall Leadership Summit
Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA)

2018 Fall Leadership Summit

Link to WRPA Fall Leadership Summit registration page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button on this page.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member, per year
  • Please register and pay WRPA first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion

WRPA Pacific NW Aquatics Conference
Link to the Pacific NW Aquatics Conference registration page is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WRPA first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.
WRPA Risk Management School
Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA)

Link to the Risk Management School registration page is available via WCIA's website - just click "Register for this Event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WRPA first

Reimbursement is available upon program completion

The purpose of this school is to educate professionals on best practices in risk management for parks, playgrounds, and recreation programs. 

The general sessions are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of risk management including tools to recognize, assess, and control exposure to loss or injury, and minimize adverse effects or impacts to your agency and program participants.
WSAPT Fall Conference
Washington State Association of Permit Technicians (WSAPT)

2018 Fall Conference

Link to WSAPT Fall Conference page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button on this page.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WSAPT first

WSAPT Spring Conference
Washington State Association of Permit Technicians (WSAPT)

Link to WSAPT Spring Conference page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WSAPT first

Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.

WSASC Annual Conference
Washington State Association of Senior Centers (WSASC)

Link to WSASC Conference page is available via WCIA's website, just click "Register for this event" button.

Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) supports this program by providing a limited reimbursement of:
  • One registration per member
  • Please register and pay WSASC first
WCIA reimbursement funding is available upon program completion.