Packed Lunch Series

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“Packed Lunch” will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00PM – 1:00PM and host content experts to lead conversation on topics relevant to county officials.

 Different than WACO’s normally scheduled educational training, this event will be a two-way conversation for speakers to not only present expert subject matter, but also listen to the current challenges county officials are facing related to each topic. 

Find information on upcoming series and register below.


Engaging the Hybrid Workforce Across Generations 

October 13th, 2021 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Speaker: Washington State Department of Enterprise Services 

Engaging the Hybrid Workforce Across Generations (60 minutes) Engaging and motivating multiple generations in the workplace may not be as easy as it sounds, especially in the hybrid work environment.  Each generation can have different expectations, communication styles, goals, and perspectives. Because each generation is shaped by its own unique historical context and cultural experiences, they often have a shared perspective about the world that is different from those of other age groups. This presents supervisors with the challenge of figuring out how to create a workplace where engagement, loyalty and productivity are high, despite the differences among those different generational groups. 

After completing this session, the participant will: 

  • Identify the five generations in the global workforce 
  • List major current challenges in working with generational differences 
  • Describe generational differentiators and fears - and things in common, too 
  • Determine ways to engage and motivate each generation in the hybrid workforce

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The Importance of Personal Liability Insurance

November 10th, 2021 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Speaker: Derek Byran, Executive Director of WCRP

Much like any business, counties need insurance coverage for those times they find themselves being sued or with damage or loss to county-owned property.  There are various types of coverage available and the specifics of a claim or lawsuit dictates the type of coverage, or policy, that will be triggered.  Derek Bryan from the Washington Counties Risk Pool will give a high-level overview of those types of coverage and the types of claims or lawsuits that fall within them.  Derek will discuss areas where counties or individuals may find themselves uninsured, including some common exclusions, and how this can be avoided.

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Leading Remote and Hybrid Teams

December 8th, 2021 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Speaker:  Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

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