Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Virtual
    • 45
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    Ethics 


    Alisa Silverman is an Attorney-Advisor and Ethics Official at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). As an Ethics Official, Ms. Silverman provides ethics guidance, reviews public and private financial disclosure reports, develops and administers federal ethics training, and answers post-government employment inquiries. Prior to joining FMCS, Ms. Silverman served at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


    Ms. Silverman's presentation will explore the ethical obligations of federal service focusing on financial conflicts of interest, impartiality, misuse of position, and gifts to and between federal employees.

    Please note:  This program is eligible for 1 contact hour in Ethics. 

     

     

    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.





    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
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    Negotiations 101—Let’s talk basics!

    Join us for an informative presentation that will cover basic concepts of negotiations. We will review seven principles of effective negotiations and share tips to ensure the best outcome every time you negotiate. It’s a win-win hour full of useful tips and fun, not to be missed!

    Our Speaker:  Ligia M Velazquez is a Commissioner of Labor Mediation for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). As a federal mediator, Commissioner Velazquez serves as a confidential neutral working toward amicable contract settlements primarily between management and labor unions. She received her commission in 2010. 

    In addition to dispute settlement, Ms. Velazquez works in the area of preventative mediation, providing assessment, training, coaching and facilitation skills that will achieve enhanced working relationships. She has extensive experience in the phases of interest-based negotiations procedures, organizational change management and labor-management partnership development. 

    Commissioner Velazquez works with parties to create processes that best meets the goals of the group be it a facilitated conversation in a small work department or managing complex negotiations with several stakeholders and various competing interests.

    She has performed extensive work in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is a regular trainer for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Institute for Conflict Management and is a sough after presenter for professional development conferences in the Pacific Northwest


Past events

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 PNW Chapter SGMP "Hybrid Meetings"
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 PNW SGMP Chapter "Current Challenges for Planners"
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Zoom Meetings"
Thursday, November 12, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Revenue Management"
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Don't Take the Wind Out Of Your Sale"
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Meeting Planning During a Pandemic"
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Jeopardy"! A Year in Review and 35th Anniversary Celebration" CANCELLED
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 SGMP Annual National Education Conference "Cancelled"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "TSA" CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 CANCELED! PNW SGMP Chapter "Behind the Scenes"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Contracting: Best Practices " has been cancelled.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Washington State Ethics"
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Current Challenges for Planners"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter - Today’s Newest Trends in Event Technology and Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter "Event Safety Solutions"
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter 1/2 Day Workshop - The Three Ps. Be Prepared. Be Productive. Be Prudent
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Navigating Public Transportation in the Greater Puget Sound"
Monday, July 15, 2019 PNW SGMP Board Retreat
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 SGMP Annual National Education Conference
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Jeopardy! A Year in Review"
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Time Management and Timelines...Begining with the End in Mind".
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Revenue Management and MORE!".
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Essentials of Leading".
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Demystifying the GSA Per Diem Schedule".
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Current Challenges for Meeting Planners".
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Annual Holiday Silent Auction Fundraiser".
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "ADA Program".
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Understanding the Inner Workings of a Conference Center".
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Contracting"
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Social Event
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