ERNN’s annual workshop is back in 2021 with a new format. This year, all regions will gather in a series of three sessions via Zoom. Each session will cover specific and relevant bargaining topics (outlined below) and more to get you and your team ready for the 2021 bargaining season. 

This workshop is designed for district negotiation teams to participate together to learn and prepare for bargaining in 2021.

This is a busy, unprecedented time in our state, but that means it is even more important to be prepared to go to the table with current information and skills to better represent your district.


March 24, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Review of the previous bargaining season; what can we anticipate from the Legislature; and the new world of virtual bargaining.

March 31, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Language pitfalls—what to avoid; review of RIF language; bargaining with limited funds; and take back bargaining.

April 7, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Another look at the Legislature; issues coming to the table; and the lasting impacts of COVID MOU’s.


Please complete the online form via the "Register" button below to reserve your place in the workshop. When your reservation is received, we will process your registration, invoice the contact provided in the online form, and register you for the Zoom sessions.

ERNN Member District: $150 per person

Non-Member District: $195 per person

Registration rate includes all three sessions (no individual session purchases) and WA State Approved Clock Hours*.

*Eligible for six clock hours for live, online participation. Clock-hour forms will be delivered via email following the conclusion of the final session.


Please watch your email for your Zoom confirmation (From: Jamie Chylinski <no-reply@zoom.us>) and follow the link within to add the sessions and your personal links to join to your calendar.

Contact Lisa Gehman at 360.943.5717 or lgehman@wasa-oly.org for assistance. 


Unable to participate? No need to cancel. These sessions will be recorded, and paid registrants will receive personal access to the recordings as soon as they have been processed. Still wish to cancel? A $50 administrative fee applies to all cancellations. No refunds after March 22. No Show = No Refund.


Please contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org or 360.943.5717, with registration questions.

Contact Warren Hopkins, Executive Director, at warren@ernn.com or 206.940.9943 with questions about the workshop.


Interested in becoming a ERNN member district? Contact  Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org or 360.943.5717.

District membership benefits include:
- One-one-one feedback on issues with ERNN Executive Director
- Regional Representative and member district networking
- 600+ CBAs for contract language samples (through EduPortal)
- Discounted registration to the ERNN Annual Workshop
- Crisis support and referral system
- Statewide bargaining surveys and results
- Bargaining and Negotiations training and workshops
- Labor relation specialist referrals
- ERNN online Resource Center
- Bargaining bulletins and alerts