in serving the greater good. One who will ensure not only privacy and confidentiality but also work to utilize the aggregated data in a way that serves both the data owners and the industry at large. This is where Western Growers comes in. Western Growers is fundamentally interested in becoming the data repository for individual WG members and others. It is our intent to develop a robust data center within Western Growers that can be used to help growers comply with data requirements from the marketplace and regulatory communities. A Western Growers-led data enterprise will inform and empower continuous improvement of food safety and environmental performance by allowing us to promote positive performance as well as provide information on issues or areas where WG should create and deploy resources and education.
To advance this effort, Western Growers Science and Technology, along with other WG companies and divisions, are working with select companies to provide secure mechanisms to voluntarily provide data and adding data experts on staff to help secure, aggregate and reflect useful information to members who elect to participate. While we have several member companies currently committed to provide select data, we are seeking additional volunteers and test pilots to work directly with us to build out a specialty crop data service that benefits our industry. If you see the value of aggregated industry data to your operation, to the industry at large and to Western Growers, please reach out and help us build something that works for growers and handlers first—as opposed to just collecting and submitting your data elsewhere and losing the opportunity to leverage its value.
Harassment, Discrimination & Abusive Conduct PreventionTraining
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? • Any employees who perform supervisory functions for a company with 50 or more employees doing business in California o Training must occur within six (6) months of taking the position and every two (2) years thereafter • Even if you don’t have 50 employees or do business in California, training is important. Every company needs supervisors who know the law.
Fresno – November 20, 2018 9:30am to 11:30pm (English) 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Spanish) Modesto – March 27, 2019 9:00am to 11:00pm (English) 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Spanish)
Santa Maria – February 20, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm (English)
2:00pm to 4:00pm (Spanish)
Tulare – April 22, 2019
9:00am to 11:00pm (English) 12:00pm to 2:00pm (Spanish)
Pricing: Western Growers members: $60 per attendee Non-members: $75 per attendee
Space is limited, so register today!
To meet the requirements of California law, training must be provided by a qualified trainer such as attorneys, professors or instructors, HR professionals or harassment prevention consultants who meet specific criteria defined by the state.
Prefer to host a private training for your employees? Contact Adriana Robles at (949) 885-2297.
32 Western Grower & Shipper | www.wga.com NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018
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