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Save the date for these wonderful upcoming training opportunities in 2017! To sign up, please contact Secretariat Debi Stensland or click on the session link below.

Click here for a .pdf of the 2017 Training Calendar!
(updated 5/22/17)

2017 Upcoming Training Events

September 20, 2017
Succession Planning for Public Sector Location: Schaumburg
Have you thought about succession planning? Wondering what to do? Need a plan on how to get started? Concerned about what to look for? Then this interactive class is just what you need! This program is geared toward employees that are responsible for hiring or promoting key players for an organization. MORE INFORMATION > >

October 22-25, 2017
39th Annual Conference Location: Bloomington-Normal
Coming Together for a Successful Tomorrow

December 7, 2017
Legislative & Year in Review Update Location: Rosemont

Completed 2017 Training Events

February 17, 2017
Supervisory Training Location:
Arlington Heights
Click HERE for photos of the 2/17 Supervisory Training.

February 23, 2017
Supervisory Training Location: Oak Brook
Click HERE for photos of the 2/23 Supervisory Training.

March 3, 2017
Employment Law Seminar Location: Oak Brook
Click HERE for photos of #ILELS17!

April 19, 2017
Writing Job Descriptions
Location: Hoffman Estates
Click HERE for photos of the 4/19 Job Descriptions Training.

April 23-27, 2017
NPELRA ATC Location: Long Beach, CA
Visit the National PELRA website and see an overview of the 2017 Annual Training Conference.

May 15-17, 2017
Collective Bargaining Simulation Location: Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena
Click HERE for photos of this intensive training exercise!

Here's what some of the 27 simulation participants had to say about this year’s program:

“Virtually all aspects of the program were positive for me. Great location, good agenda to keep time moving with a balance between bargaining time and classroom seminars. Really great opportunity to learn in a positive environment with helpful/insightful facilitators.”

“This was honestly the best training session I’ve ever attended. Agenda, teaching sessions, simulation, facility – everything was terrific.”

“This simulation was amazing! It provided as close to a real negotiation process as could possibly be.”

“This was a very immersive and intense program and I appreciated how seriously everything was taken. All the lectures, breakout sessions and materials were informative and clear.”

June 19, 2017
Utilizing Medical Experts in Addressing Employee Illness and Injuries

Location: DeKalb, IL
Click HERE for photos of this training.

July 12, 2017
Police and Fire Recruitment: Challenges and Solutions
Location: Crystal Lake 
Despite poor weather, 52 fire, police, administrators, and HR professionals joined us! Click here for photos of this training.