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ALRA 63nd Annual Conference Agenda

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ALRA 2014 Advocates Day Agenda

ALRA 63rd Annual Conference Agenda

Hilton Seattle Hotel
1301 6th Av
Seattle, WA 98101

June 25 to 28, 2014

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Welcome Session for First Time Attendees
    Elizabeth MacPherson | Chair, Canada Industrial Relations Board
    Tim Noonan | Executive Director, Vermont Labor Relations Board
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
  • 7:10 p.pm Baseball Game (Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox)

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
Advocates' Day

  • 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration / Breakfast

  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome
    Kevin Flanigan | ALRA President
    Director | Office of Conciliation, NY State Public Employment Relations Board
    Ed Murray | Mayor of Seattle (invited)

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Labor Relations Now and in the Future
    Jon Talton | Economics – Freelance Journalist, Seattle Times

  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Health Break

  • 10:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Collective Bargaining
    Frank J. Morales | Attorney, McKenzie Rothwell Barlow & Coughran

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Health Break

  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Income Disparity, Union Density and the Impact on Collective Bargaining
    Chris Tilly | Professor of Urban Planning; Director, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

  • 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:45p.m. Luncheon
    Guest Speaker: Brad Tilden | CEO, Alaska Airlines

  • 1:45 p.m. – 3:15p.m.
    Workplace Accommodation for Employees with Addictive Disorders
    Dr. Ray Baker MD, FCFP, FASAM | Associate Clinical, Professor, University of British Columbia

  • 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Health Break

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Labor-Management Cooperation: It’s About Real Outcomes (A Success Story)
    Jimmy Settles | Vice-President/Director, United Auto Workers
    Bill Dirksen | Vice-President, Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company

  • 5:00 p.m. Reception for Advocates and Delegates

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
    Common Theme
    Increased demand for transparency and efficiency – What are agencies doing to raise to the challenge?

    Mediators
    Reg Pearson | Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Labour Beth Schindler | Regional Director Western Region, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service –US

    Board and Commission Members
    Elizabeth MacPherson | Chair, Canada Industrial Relations Board
    Mike Hogan | Chair, Florida Public Employment Relations Commission

    General Counsel
    Sylvie Guilbert | General Counsel, Public Service Labour Relations Board
    Jerald Post | General Counsel, Illinois Labor Relations Board

    Administrators
    Mike Sellars | Executive Director, Washington Public Employment Relations Commission
    Catherine Gilbert | Deputy Director/Registrar, Ontario Labour Relations Board

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Health Break

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops

    The Affinity Model – A Collaborative Approach to Economic Bargaining
    Javier Ramirez | Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – US

    Effective Decision Writing
    Janelle Niebuhr | Board Member, Iowa Public Employment Relations Board
    Athanasios Hadjis | Senior Legal Counsel, Public Service Staffing Tribunal of Canada

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution
    Fazal Bhimji | Mediator/ Arbitrator

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Health Break

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Navigating the Neutral’s Cognitive Landscape: Understanding the Impact of our Brains and Behavior on Dispute Resolution
    LuAnn Glase | Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – US
    Carolyn Brommer | Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – US

  • 5:00 p.m. Evening: Out in the City

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

    How can my agency do that? How agencies can navigate their way to IT improvements
    Gary Shinners | Executive Secretary and Bryan Burnett | Chief Information Officer, National Labor Relations Board
    Josée Dubois | Executive Director and General Counsel, Public Service Staffing Tribunal
    Mike Sellars | Executive Director, Washington Public Employment Relations Commission

    The Impact of Social Media and Electronic Tools or Mediation and Arbitration
    Kathy Peters | Mediator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – CA
    Eileen Hennessey | Counsel, National Mediation Board

  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Health Break

  • 10:45 a.m. – 12 noon Ethics
    Gilles Grenier | Director of Dispute Resolution Services, Public Service Labour Relations Board
    Phillip Hanley | Member, Phoenix Employment Relations Board

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon: The State of Labor Relations
    Scot Beckenbaugh | Deputy Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – US

  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    ALRA as a tool to confront the changing landscape
    Tim Noonan| Executive Director, Vermont Labor Relations Board
    Janelle Niebuhr | Board Member, Iowa Public Employment Relations Board
    Marilyn Glenn Sayan | Chair, Washington Public Employment Relations Commission
    Elizabeth MacPherson | Chair, Canada Industrial Relations Board

  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Health Break

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Board Meeting

  • 6:00 p.m. Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. Closing Banquet

Updated: May 27, 2014

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