Classes

Breakfast

7:00 - 8:45 am
2024-Ed-Seminar-Thursday, April 18, 2024-Ed Seminar-Tuesday, April 16, 2024-Ed-Seminar-Wednesday, April 17
Location: Discovery Ballroom

Today's Classes

Engagement: What does your union do?
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage EF
WSCFF Retirees Association Regional Meeting & Social
9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Heritage EF
Negotiations: Words Matter
10:45 am - Noon
Location: Heritage CD
Note: Bring a hard copy of your CBA Presentation Power Point: Writing Good Contract Language
Resolution Reports
9:00 am - Noon
Location: Heritage ABCD
Wildland Fire App
9:00 am - Noon
Location: Heritage ABCD
Jen Pennington will demonstrate the features found on the newly created Wildland Fire App. Megan Durham, a developer with Rhizome will also be on hand
Lunch
12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: Discovery
DEI: Promoting, Recruiting and Retention
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage EF
IAFF Health & Wellness Trust, MERP, VEBA
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage EF
This class will cover relevant updates to both the IAFF Health & Wellness and MERP Trusts. The class will cover the changes/enhancements that have
IAFF Center of Excellence – West Coast
9:00 am - Noon
Location: Heritage ABCD
Duty of Fair Representation
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage CD
Duty of Fair Representation, this class will cover how you as an executive should represent all of your members. Duty of Fair Representation Presentation
Union Officer Duties: Roles and Responsibilities
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage CD
Roles and Responsibilities Presentation
How to Navigate L&I State and Self-Insured Injury/Illness Claims
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage CD
When injured on the job or thinking about filing a workers compensation claim, there are several things you must think about and be prepared for
IAFF Burned: Protecting the Protectors and PFAS Update
10:45 am - Noon
Location: Heritage ABCD
Engagement via Technology
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage EF
WSCFF and IAFF Convention 101
9:00 - 10:15 am
Location: Heritage CD
Ready Rebound, UDS, Grail, Life Scan
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage B
This class centers on the importance of early detection programs to improve the overall health of first responders and to detect cancer and cardiovascular disease
Leadership in a Changing World: an Army Perspective on Fire Service
9:00 - 10:30 am
Location: Heritage ABCD
How do we lead teams to do difficult things serving others? The Army and fire service are similar yet distinct professions: this presentation will examine
Benefits of Healthy Sleep
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage B
Sleep: Why it’s important and how to manage it. Benefits of healthy sleep and realistic ways to achieve better sleep hygiene. Presentation: Sleep
Understanding Grievances/Unfair Labor Practices
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage B
A brief overview of what is a grievance, what is an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP). What is the difference between the two and what is
WSCFF Committee Reports
9:00 am - Noon
Location: Heritage ABCD
7 Steps of Just Cause: What They are & How They are Applied
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage B
7 Steps of Just Cause Presentation
Labor Management Panel
10:45 am - Noon
Location: Heritage B
Introduction to Negotiations
9:00 - 10:15 am
Location: Heritage B
An overview of the negotiations process (from preparation to arbitration), the laws which give us the power to negotiate, and tips/tricks on how to
Post Retirement Health Insurance
10:45 am - Noon
Location: Heritage A
Review L726 and L1747 Post Retirement Healthcare plan, history, how we successfully bargained, pros/cons, how we may help others implement similar programs.
Presumptive Language and Future Legislation
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage A
Audits and Budgets for Treasurers
9:00 - 10:15 am
Location: Heritage A
This class will define the audit/financial review process. Bill Dodd from Local 710 Coeur D’Alene will provide in-depth reporting on filing of the local’
Shift Change – Peer Support
7:00 - 8:00 am
Location: Birch Room
WSCFF Shift Change meetings are for members coping with or in recovery from behavioral health challenges, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, or challenging
Politics 2024: What’s at Stake?
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage A
Every election is billed as the “most important election of your life” but this one might just be it. At the Federal Level, Congress has
WSCFF Legislative Report
9:00 am - Noon
Location: Heritage ABCD
Peer Behavioral Health
1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Heritage A
Peer Behavioral Health Presentation
Retirement Planning
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Heritage A
As professional firefighters, we have an amazing defined-benefit pension and the ability to retire in our mid-50s, but our income and expenses change immediately