National PELRA's 50th Anniversary
2021 Annual training conference (ATC)

New Orleans, LA

Due to the effects of Hurricane Ida on New orleans and ongoing discussions with the conference center and hotel, the npelra board will extend the early bird registration to friday, october 1, 2021. 
please check back for more updates. 

National PELRA's 50th Anniversary Logo 

Winner and Designer: Jenn Worthington, HR Director for MNDOT, MN

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Don't Miss Our Keynote Speaker!

Tedd Garnett, PS Culture Matters LLC

General Sessions

  • Creating A World Class Culture
  • Leave Management:  How a Pandemic Added Even More Acronymns to the "Leave Game"
  • Collective Bargaining Trends and Developments: A National Perspective
  • Diversity and Inclusion - An Authentic Look at Who has a Seat at the Table and Who's Allowed to Speak
  • From Government Organization to Public Sector Enterprise - Winning the Talent War with Exceptional People Management Strategy, Employee Communication & Technology
  • Legal Update


 

       Workshops

  • Ten Things We Wish We Knew When We Were Starting Out.
  • Employee Engagement: Applying Lessons Learned to the New Workplace.
  • Leading in a VUCA World (on Steroids).
  • The Challenge of Reforming Police Departments in a Collective Bargaining Environment.
  • How to Prevent an EEOC Charge - And What to do if a Charge is Filed Against Your Organization. 
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Concurrent Sessions

  • When Every Word Counts: Drafting good Contract Language for COVID, Janus and Common CBA Provisions.
  • Managing Performance in a Virtual World
  • Sexual Orientation, Transgender, and Legal Issues in the Workplace
  • Managing FLSA Risks and Liabilities During a Recession
  • Workplace Civility - Why You Gotta Be So Rude
  • Common Sense Communication - How to Avoid Legal Entanglements
  • Effective Consession Bargaining
  • ....and many more 

Networking and social events

  • National PELRA Welcome Reception   (Saturday, November 6, 2021)
     
  • National PELRA Robin Hall Award Luncheon (Sunday, November 7, 2021)
     
  • National PELRA 50th Anniversary Celebration 
    (Sunday, November 7, 2021)
     
  • National PELRA Networking Reception (Monday, November 8, 2021)
     
  • National PELRA Foundation Luncheon (Tuesday, November 9, 2021)

Quick and Easy Reservations for Attendees

Hotel

Sheraton New Orleans

500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

  • www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msyis-sheraton-new-orleans-hotel

Reservations

The Sheraton New Orleans has set aside a limited block of rooms for National PELRA Conference attendees. The special rate is $205.00 per night (single/double). This rate will be available through October 13, 2021 or until the block is sold out. 

Link for hotel rooms in November 2021

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Registration infoRMATION

Full conference registration includes:

  • Access to all learning activities Sunday through Tuesday 
  • Sunday through Tuesday morning continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and afternoon break
  • Saturday evening National PELRA Welcome Reception
  • Sunday Annual Robin Hall Memorial Awards Lunch
  • Sunday evening National PELRA networking event
  • Monday Night 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Tuesday National PELRA Foundation Luncheon / Raffle
  • Conference tote bag with gift items
  • Digital link of all session materials and audio recordings taken during the sessions (emailed 4-7 weeks after conference)

Conference fees:

Saturday, November 6 - Tuesday, November 9 - Three full conference days

Member Rates:

$639.00 - Early Rate available August 1, 2020 through October 1, 2021 

$789.00 - Regular Rate available October 2, 2021 through October 29, 2021

Non-Member Rate:

$999.00
Please Note: Additional Registrations Must Be At The Same Membership Status

Single-Day registration (available for Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday)

Member: $299.00 each day

Non-Member: $469.00 each day

One day registration provides full session access, continental breakfast, breaks, and any lunch/networking/social event for that day only.

Saturday, November 6 - Academy III (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Member: $299.00
Non-Member: $499.00

Please Note: Only ONE (1) Registration Per Account

Saturday, November 6 - Pre-Conference Workshop (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) 
Member: $99.00

Non-Member: $150.00
Please Note: Only ONE (1) Registration Per Account

Wednesday, November 10 -  Elective  Academy - Investigations (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Member: $299.00
Non-Member: $499.00

Please Note: Only ONE (1) Registration Per Account

Guest registration:

Family members and/or other guests may attend the following social events:

Saturday, November 6 - National PELRA Welcome Reception

$40.00 if purchased on or before September 10, 2021
$59.00 if purchased on or after September 11, 2021

Sunday, November 7 - National PELRA Networking Reception

$40.00 if purchased on or before September 10, 2021
$59.00 if purchased on or after September 11, 2021
 

Monday, November 8 - Monday Night Celebration

$100.00 if purchased on or before September 10, 2021
$125.00 if purchased on or after September 11, 2021

Cancellation policy:

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by October 1, 2021 to qualify for a refund. Cancellations received after October 1, 2021 are non-refundable. No-shows and inability to attend the ATC due to weather are non-refundable.

Conference Cancellation: Must submit cancellation in writing prior to October 1, 2021. A $75 administrative/cancellation fee will be applied. May opt to transfer registration, one registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status. A $35 transfer fee will be applied. All credit card refunds will incur a $15 cancellation/refund fee regardless of cancellation date.

Other Cancellation Fee's:

Academy Registration: A $50 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membersip status. A $35 transfer fee will be applied.

Pre and/or Post Conference Workshops: A $35 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted. One registration transfer is allowed per registration provided they have the same membership status. A $35 transfer fee will be applied.

One-Day Registration: A $50 administrative/cancellation fee will be deducted for each day.

Guest Registration: A $15 administrative fee will be deducted.


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