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

New Orleans, LA

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 September 10, 2021 

$789.00 - Regular Rate available September 11, 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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