The COVID-19 Coronavirus has forced all of us to reimagine how to effectively do our jobs while social distancing and respecting others’ rights to avoid exposure to this often-dangerous illness. The MPELRA Board canceled the quarterly meetings and the September 2020 Annual Training Conference to ensure we did not add to our members’ risks. The committee members who plan the quarterly meetings and the annual training conference joined together to come up with a plan to continue offering professional learning opportunities to MPELRA members (and future MPELRA members).
MPELRA has scheduled FIVE free virtual training sessions on Fridays over the Fall for members and non-members so please share this notice with your colleagues/co-workers. Although there is no charge to attend, registration is required. Session titles and registration links are listed below.
Ready, Set, Lead! Leadership Skills through the Lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Date and Time: Friday, September 11, 2020, 12 Noon to 1:15 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-leadership-skills-through-the-lens-of-diversity-equity-inclusion-tickets-118478298781
Flexible Work Schedules
Date and Time: Friday, September 25, 2020, 12 Noon to 1:15 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flexible-work-schedules-tickets-119107861821
Panel Discussion on Labor Relations During COVID-19 Pandemic
Date and Time: Friday, October 9, 2020, 12 Noon to 1:15 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-on-labor-relations-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-tickets-119245776327
Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace
Date and Time Friday, October 23, 2020, 12 Noon to 1:15 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-mental-health-in-the-workplace-tickets-119109970127
Navigating Legal Requirements, Gender and LGBTQ Issues
Date and Time: Friday, October 30, 2020, 12 Noon to 1:15 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-legal-requirements-gender-and-lgbtq-issues-tickets-119111055373
After you register you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. We will send registrants the Zoom link via email prior to each scheduled session.
2020 Board of Directors Meetings
Friday, February 21 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
Friday, May 15 –
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing The May Board Meeting will be held electronically.
Friday, July 17 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
Tuesday, September 14 – Shanty Creek – Cedar River Village, Bellaire
Friday, November 20 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
Special Discount Offer for MPELRA Members
With what’s left of our summer, Shanty Creek is graciously extending a discounted offer to our members for lodging. If you can’t be there in September for MPELRA, why not take the family for a summer getaway to beautiful northern Michigan?
Shanty Creek is offering MPELRA members the opportunity to stay at the Resort any time during the entire summer season at our group discount lodging rates:
Summit Village Guest Room – $104.00
Summit Village Parlor Suite – $124.00
Cedar River Village One Bedroom Suite – $150.00
Cedar River Village Two Bedroom Suite – $173.00