Labor Relations and Negotiations Workshop (California-Specific HR Institute)

  • 03/13/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, 1 Doubletree Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928


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New California-Specific HR Institute™
Professional Development Workshop

Labor Relations and Negotiations

March 13, 2019 (Wednesday)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
1 Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928

This training location is accessible via SFO or OAK airports and the Sonoma County Airport Express, which stops directly at the DoubleTree Hotel. Free parking is available at the hotel.

The workshop covers basic principles and legal requirements for California public agencies in employee and labor relations, including legislation, public sector unions (including the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME and Senate Bill 866), contract negotiations, employer-employee relations ordinances, impasse procedures, employee due process, investigations, disciplines, workplace rights of public employees (including Weingarten rights and Skelly rights), Constitutional and First Amendment issues for public sector employees, grievance handling, arbitrations preparation, hearing, and implementation of arbitration decisions, post-arbitration labor relations considerations, unfair labor practice (ULP) charges, mediation, 2019 public sector labor and employment law updates, and current trends.

Also, attendees will hear firsthand from State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS) of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on ways to utilize SMCS in managing an organization's labor relations program, and alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve management-labor conflicts.


Christopher Boucher, Esq.
Attorney-at-Law, Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP

Loretta van der Pol, Chief
State Mediation and Conciliation Service,
Public Employment Relations Board


As the world’s fifth largest economy and with over 39 million residents, California is arguably the most complex state for public sector human resources and labor relations professionals, as the Golden State presents unique challenges and legal requirements that differ significantly from federal laws and those of other states. Given the complexity and extensive knowledge required for California professionals, this California-Specific HR Institute and certification program are designed to be “uniquely California”, as the curriculum focuses on California-specific laws with practical pointers related to the areas of recruitment and selection, wage and hour, leaves and disability accommodations, discrimination and harassment, labor relations, and other employment issues, and the CalGovHR™ designation will further demonstrate your mastery of California HR expertise. Our Institute classes are open to all HR professionals, including those working at public agencies throughout the state of California beyond.

Completion of the following California-Specific HR Institute classes satisfies the professional training requirements for the CalGovHR™ Certified Professional (CGHR-CP) designation, and serves as a building block to the CalGovHR™ Senior Certified Professional (CGHR-SCP) designation.


CalGovHR Members: $199

Nonmembers: $299

Advanced Registration and Payment Required.

The registration fee covers all course materials and instructions. Breakfast and lunch are not covered in the registration fee (lunch break is provided daily). Overnight lodging, transportation/parking or certification fee are not included. Limited spaces available; please register one week prior to the start of the class to ensure availability.

Full payment must be received prior to the start of the program. CalGovHR does not provide refunds for training/event cancellations, but registrations are transferable to another attendee for the same program provided the substitute attendee has the same membership status. All requests for transfer of registration fees must be made in writing at least three business days prior to the start of the program. If you cancel your registration without providing a substitute by the deadline as described above, you will forfeit your registration fees. No-shows are non-refundable. CalGovHR’s training program are exclusively for human resources and management personnel, and CalGovHR reserves the right to refuse registration. Please contact for additional assistance.

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CalGovHR programs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to our use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such programs and activities, at anytime and without further notification, for printed materials, web sites, social media and other marketing purposes.


Discounted hotel accommodation is available through the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country for $149/night + tax. Click here to reserve your hotel room or call (707) 584-5466 and mention rate code "NCCIPMAHR 2019".


CalGovHR is a SHRM Recertification Provider. This program is valid for seven (7) PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


Current IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn three (3) points of re-certification credits.


An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California; if approved, this program qualifies for 7 hours of general substantive law CLE credit.


A "Uniquely California" HR Certification Program for
Public Sector HR Professionals

The CalGovHR Certified Professional™ (CGHR-CP) designation can be obtained upon completion of the California-Specific Institute training and possession of at least one year of experience working for a public agency in California.

Benefits of Certification:

  • Gain valuable knowledge and learn from labor and employment attorneys and HR practitioners with a specific focus on public sector HR practice in California - designed by a world-class faculty who are “uniquely Californians”;
  • Add significant value to your agency by ensuring compliance in recruitment and selection, EEO/diversity, labor relations, wage and hour, pay and benefits, leaves of absence, disability compliance, health and safety, and classification and compensation functions;
  • Advance your career by demonstrating professional excellence and gain recognition of your California public sector HR expertise;
  • Earn recertification credits towards your IPMA and SHRM-CP or SCP designations and attorney MCLE credit (for select courses).

The CalGovHR™ designation is the perfect compliment to your existing IPMA or SHRM certifications. A separate $95 certification fee applies.

With over 30 years in leading public sector HR in California, CalGovHR is your ideal partner to advance your career. Begin your certification journey by visiting today!


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