WRPA announces the return of our Fall Summit. This annual, one-day educational conference has evolved and taken on many shapes over the years. This year, we will have an option of one morning workshop then two sessions in the afternoon. Topics will include communication 101, leadership, emotional intelligence, creating healthy work boundaries, and more.

This year's event will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center

Join us for a day of networking, quality education, and professional development.

 Registration | Schedule | Speakers | Hotel & Travel


Thank you for attending. Conference information is retained below. 

Registration Information

Registration Rates
  Early Bird
(Until 08/19/2019)
(After 08/19/2019)
Member $205.00 $255.00
Non-Member $305.00 $305.00
Students* $30.00 $30.00

*Students must be a current full-time student. If you are a non-member student, please email the office to receive the $30 registration rate.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email to WRPA. Cancellations submitted on or before Friday, September 27, 2019 will receive a refund, less a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, September 27, 2019. Substitute attendees will be permitted, and requests for substitutions must be submitted via email.

WCIA will reimburse the cost of one registration per WCIA member. Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion. For more information, visit the WCIA website.

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Time Sessions
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (provided) & Registration
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Personal and Professional Effectiveness
Joe Albert
(includes 15-minute break)
Communication 101 - How to Stay Happy at Work When Other People are There
Karin Peabody
(includes 15-minute break)
11:45 AM  1:15 PM Lunch (provided)
1:15 PM  2:30 PM

Leadership & Story Telling
Joe Albert

Effective Communication with the Homeless
Karin Peabody
2:30 PM  2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Leadership and Motivation
Joe Albert
Healthy Boundaries for Working Strong
Karin Peabody

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Dr. Joe Albert
Associate Dean of External Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives
Gonzaga University

Dr. Joe Albert is currently the Associate Dean of External Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives in the School of Leadership Studies. He has been at Gonzaga as a faculty member since 1994; he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, organizational theory, psychology and leadership, storytelling, organizational change and project-management. Joe previously served as Acting Dean, as well as Director of the Comprehensive Leadership Program. He is co-founder of the Gonzaga Emerging Leaders Program that offers a guided leadership development process for emerging leaders from companies in the Pacific Northwest.

For over 25 years Joe has provided leadership consulting and training to students, organizations, and communities. With specialties in leadership development, strategic planning, storytelling, emotional intelligence, board development, and leadership talent development, Joe's skills rest in customizing his work to the specific needs of the group or individual with whom he is working. Joe has spoken nationally as a conference keynote, workshop presenter, and organization retreat facilitator in the private, public and nonprofit fields.

Karin Peabody
Training Consultant
Dynamic Teaming

My passion is serving communities of workers and helping them become strong Teams. In my workshops I seek to increase effective communication, cultivate a culture that assumes positive intent, and equip teams with real-life best practices. As I have done quite a bit of work with Public Servants, I am able to speak to the emotional cost of working with the public, as well as the rich rewards of positively affecting someone's future.

It's been my privilege to serve organizations such as WA State Librarians, Kitsap County, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Tacoma and Federal Way Schools, and Young Life.

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Hotel & Travel


Courtyard by Marriott Seattle North / Lynnwood Everett
4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036 | (425) 670-0500

WRPA has a few hotel rooms on hold at the Courtyard for the night of Monday, October 21. You can book your hotel room online or by calling (425) 670-0500 and asking for the WRPA Leadership Summit group rate. Group rates available until Monday, September 30.

Room Rates:
Double Queen: $113.00
Single King: $113.00

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