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Please ​join ​us ​for ​the ​2017 ​Annual ​WSACE ​Professional ​Development ​Conference ​in ​Cle ​Elum, ​WA ​from ​Wed, ​Feb ​8th ​- ​Fri, ​Feb ​10th, ​2017. ​We ​have ​an ​exciting ​agenda ​& ​speakers ​planned ​for ​session ​topics ​including:

MANAGING ​AN ​INTERGENERATIONAL ​WORKFORCE ​(1/2 ​day) ​- ​This ​session ​will ​be ​led ​by ​a ​team ​from ​Pierce ​County. ​ ​It ​will ​include ​a ​mix ​of ​discussions ​and ​exercises ​that ​will ​focus ​on ​our ​changing ​workforce. ​ ​Consideration ​will ​be ​given ​to ​ensuring ​that ​knowledge ​is ​transferred ​as ​attrition ​and ​movement ​within ​the ​organization ​takes ​place. ​ ​Also, ​ideas ​and ​considerations ​to ​aid ​intergenerational ​teams ​with ​more ​effective ​communication ​will ​be ​covered ​during ​this ​session. ​ ​

SUCCESSION ​PLANNING ​(1/2 ​day) ​- ​This ​session ​will ​also ​be ​led ​by ​a ​team ​from ​Pierce ​County. ​The ​discussion ​will ​give ​attendees ​to ​opportunity ​to ​consider ​what ​skills ​their ​future ​workforce ​will ​need, ​how ​to ​attract ​new ​talent, ​and ​will ​provide ​some ​ideas ​to ​ensure ​a ​more ​sustainable ​workforce.

WSACE ​LEAN ​LEADERSHIP ​WORKSHOP ​(full ​day) ​This ​session ​will ​be ​led ​by ​John ​Dickson, ​Spokane ​County’s ​Chief ​Operations ​Officer. ​ ​During ​this ​workshop, ​WSACE ​participants ​will ​learn ​the ​basics ​of ​lean ​and ​how ​it ​can ​and ​has ​been ​very ​effectively ​applied ​in ​government. ​ ​Lean ​principles ​will ​be ​taught ​mainly ​through ​simulations, ​and ​participants ​will ​identify ​opportunities ​and ​plan ​process ​improvements ​in ​their ​own ​organizations. ​In ​addition, ​participants ​will ​learn ​the ​differences ​between ​traditional ​and ​lean ​leadership ​and ​how ​they ​can ​be ​even ​more ​effective ​leaders ​of ​continuous ​improvement ​activities ​in ​government. ​

We ​are ​offering ​a ​discounted ​rate ​for ​first ​time ​attendees ​/ ​new ​WSACE ​members ​(however ​only ​1 ​per ​county ​can ​get ​this ​rate, ​up ​to ​the ​first ​20 ​spots). ​Registration ​after ​that ​for ​all ​attendees ​is ​the ​standard ​$500.00 ​rate.

Please ​remember ​to ​contact ​the ​Suncadia ​Resort ​yourself ​to ​book ​your ​hotel ​room. ​Mention ​the ​”County ​Engineers ​Conference.”

We ​hope ​that ​you ​can ​join ​us ​and ​help ​make ​this ​professional ​development ​conference ​one ​of ​our ​best! ​Thanks!