Don’t miss WSNA’s labor training event at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan April 24-26! Join nurses from around the state as we convene to build stronger local units, become more effective leaders, learn more about the national and state labor scenes, celebrate our successes, and strategize for what’s coming next.
If you are a local unit officer, conference committee member, staffing committee member, safety committee member, unit rep/liaison or a member in one of WSNA’s local units who is interested in advocating for nurses and becoming more involved in your union, this conference is for you.
Registration is now closed.
Sunday, April 24
12 – 1 p.m.
1 – 3:30 p.m.
|Local Unit Council Meeting|
Join nurses from collective bargaining units across the state to share information, discuss local unit issues and learn from each other’s successes.
|3:30 – 4 p.m.||Break|
|4 – 5 p.m.||Local Unit Council Education: Advanced Grievance Resolution|
Brenda Balogh and Hanna Welander, WSNA Staff
|Monday, April 25||7:30 – 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast/Registration|
|8:30 – 9 a.m.||Welcome|
Julia Barcott, chair, Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare
Lynnette Vehrs, president, Washington State Nurses Association
|9 – 10 a.m.|
Criminalization of Medical Errors and Risks to Health Care Quality and Safety: How to Protect Yourself and Your Members
|10 – 10:30 a.m.|
|10:30 – 11:30 a.m.||State of the WSNA Union: Our Accomplishments and Priorities Ahead|
David Keepnews, executive director, Washington State Nurses Association
|11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Lunch (Group Photo)|
|12:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Union Difference|
Identify inequities in health care, respond to racism and effect positive change in the professional practice environment.
April Sims, secretary treasurer, Washington State Labor Council
|2:30 – 3 p.m.||Break/Transition to Breakout Session|
|3 – 4:30 p.m.||BREAKOUT SESSION #1|
|A. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training|
Create strategies to address issues of inequities in nursing, social and health disparities, and racial justice.
Travis Elmore and Janet Stewart, WSNA Staff
|B. Local Unit Officer Training|
Develop the knowledge and skills to lead your bargaining unit.
Jaclyn Smedley and Ryan Rosenkranz, WSNA Staff
|C. Social Media|
Social media best practices and tips to share your message.
Matt Vivion, Zach Seikel, and Carmen Garrison, WSNA Staff
|D. Building Power in the Workplace|
Effect positive change through issues campaigns.
Minh Nguyen and Barb Friesen, WSNA Staff
|4:30 – 6 p.m.||Break|
|6 – 7 p.m.||Reception|
|7 – 9 p.m.||Dinner/Awards Banquet/Silent Auction|
Catered dinner and bargaining unit awards ceremony.
|Tuesday, April 26||7:30 – 8:30 a.m.|
|8:30 – 9 a.m.||Registration|
|9 – 10 a.m.||Our National Landscape|
Randi Weingarten, President American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
|10 – 11 a.m.||Break/Hotel Checkout/Transition to Breakout Session|
|11 – 12:30 p.m.||BREAKOUT SESSION #2|
|E. The Power of Political Advocacy|
Maximize the collective nursing voice at the legislature and ballot box in Washington state.
Katharine Weiss, Legislative Director WSNA
|F. Effective Staffing Committees: From ADO Tracking to Staffing Plans|
Skills and strategies to create effective staffing committees in your bargaining unit.
Mara Kieval and Michelle Moore, WSNA Staff
Megan Kilpatrick and Shawn Mork, WSNA Staff
H. Power of Member Voices: Storytelling and Best Practices for New Hire Orientation
|12:30 p.m.||Conference adjourns.|
This event is open only to WSNA members represented for collective bargaining.
WSNA will continue to monitor and follow public health directives for in-person gatherings and will provide conference registrants with updates on any changes to this event, as well as venue COVID-19 protocols closer to the event date.
Attendees of the WSNA Union Leadership Conference 2022 earn a Certificate of Participation and 9.5 participation hours.
While participation hours are not CNE, per the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, these hours may be used toward Washington state continuing education hours required for registered nurse licensure. For additional information: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Documents/6000//ContinuingCompetency_06112021.pdf
This spring, join nurses from around the state at Campbell’s Resort, situated on the waterfront, right in the heart of the city of Chelan.
Chelan and the surrounding area are home to a water park, four golf courses, and numerous wineries. The small downtown area, just steps from the resort, features shops, cafes and bars, and a riverfront park.
Chelan is located near the center of Washington State, just 180 miles east of Seattle and 160 miles west of Spokane. Major airline service is available from Wenatchee, 36 miles to the south.