W E S T E R N G R O W E R S UNIVERSITY
Training for the Ag Community
Table of Contents
Harassment, Discrimination, and Abusive Conduct Prevention . 6
Leadership and Supervisory Skills. 8
Human Resources and Employment Law . 10
Safety and Risk Management. 12
FDA’s Produce Safety Rule. 14
Get the training you need for your employees, when and where you need it, at a price that makes sense for your business. Western Growers understands the unique needs of the agriculture industry.That is why we offer expert, bilingual training at your place of business to make learning convenient for you and your staff. Count on us as your resource to solve your everyday workplace challenges and training needs.
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Public or private training: What’s right for you? Western Growers offers both public and private training for Harassment, Discrimination and Abusive Conduct Prevention.This training, which Western Growers offers in both English and Spanish, is required by California law every two years for anyone in a supervisory role. Not sure whether to host training at your company or send your team to training? Here’s a guide to help.
USE PUBLIC TRAINING
USE PRIVATE TRAINING
Number of employees who need training
Location is within your area and you can reimburse employees for meals and gas Just Harassment, Discrimination, and Abusive Conduct Prevention
Your company needs its employees on site as much as possible
Amount of training your company needs
Other training at the same time would help the team succeed
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Harassment, Discrimination, and Abusive Conduct Prevention
Using case studies and group discussions, this AB 1825 and AB 2053 compliant workshop explores the consequences of sexual harassment on the individual and the organization. We’ll discuss the important elements of carefully and correctly handling sexual harassment issues and complaints. We’ll review the legal definitions of sexual harassment and employment discrimination, learn how to appropriately handle sexual harassment complaints, discuss the negative impact of abusive conduct in the workplace, and management’s legal obligations.
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August 16, 2018
Monterey County Agricultural Center 1432 Abbott St. Salinas, CA 93901 Western Growers 15525 Sand Canyon Avenue Irvine, CA 92618 Farm Credit Services Southwest 485 Business Parkway Imperial, CA 92251 WG Field Office (Fresno) 7575 N. Palm Ave., Ste. 101 Fresno, CA 93711
English 10 AM – 12 PM Spanish 2 PM – 4 PM
September 19, 2018 Irvine
English 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Spanish 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
October 18, 2018
English 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Spanish 1 PM – 3 PM
November 20, 2018 Fresno
English 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Spanish 1 PM – 3 PM
February 20, 2019
Radisson Hotel 3455 Skyway Drive Santa Maria, CA 93455
English 10 AM – 12 PM Spanish 2 PM – 4 PM
March 27, 2019
WG Field Office (Modesto) 4230 Kiernan Ave., Suite 100 Modesto,CA95356 International Agri-Center 4500 S. Laspina Street Tulare, CA 93274
English 9 AM – 11 AM Spanish 1 PM – 3 PM
April 22, 2019
English 9 AM – 11 AM Spanish 12 PM – 2 PM
April 23, 2019
English 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Spanish 11 AM – 1 PM
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Leadership and Supervisory Skills With Western Growers University, you can customize training for your employees. Choose one class, address a whole list of needs with a training track or create a specialized training curriculum from the menu below. Have our bilingual training staff come to your property to help your staff develop the management and leadership skills they need while staying compliant with employment law. For complete descriptions or more information, visit www.wga.com/university.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS Arbinger: Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset FOR: Employees at all levels
Change Management: Helping Employees Transition FOR: Staff responsible for ensuring change is accepted and adopted by employees DURATION: 1.5 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish People are often uncomfortable with change. Learn the difference between change (what happens to people) and transition (what happens in people’s minds during change), how to manage change effectively and how to help people get through transition. Accountability: Holding Yourself Accountable for Results FOR: Managers who need to be responsible for their results and their employees DURATION: 1.75 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish Become more proactive in your daily work, understand responsibility for choices and how behavior is a function of choice, not conditions and learn how to choose your response to external events.
DURATION: 12 Hours LANGUAGES: English
Learn ways to move from Inward to Outward mindset and work in a way that is more collaborative, fulfilling and effective. Available only to Western Growers members
Building Trust: Leadership Success Requires Trust FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 2 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
In business as in personal life, all successful relationships run on trust. Learn how who we are and what we do weigh into trust and our success as leaders.
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SUPERVISORY SKILLS Management 101: Intro to Supervision FOR: New to management or needing a refresher DURATION: 2 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish Help new supervisors, managers and leaders-to-be prepare for the challenges and responsibilities they’ll face as managers, change agents and communicators.
Effective Communication Skills & Tough Conversations FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 2 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
This module offers pragmatic communication strategies for improving communication within teams. Learn how to structure conversations in a a manner that is respectful and productive to help employees correct their behavior and increase their performance. Employee Performance Coaching FOR: Managers responsible for employee performance/results DURATION: 2 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish Before you discipline an employee, make sure you spend time coaching and developing their skills and understanding of their job. Learn how to help employees, whose performance is not up to standard, improve through effective coaching.
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Human Resources and Employment Law With Western Growers University, you can customize training for your employees. Choose one class, address a whole list of needs with a training track or create a specialized training curriculum from the menu below. Have our bilingual training staff come to your property to help your staff remain compliant with employment law. For complete descriptions or more information, visit www.wga.com/university.
Creating Job Descriptions FOR: Anyone responsible for creating and maintaining job descriptions
Harassment, Discrimination and Abusive Conduct Prevention FOR: Anyone who acts as a supervisor DURATION: 2 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish Using case studies and group discussions, this AB-1825 and AB-2053 compliant workshop explores the consequences of discrimination, abusive conduct and harassment on the individual and the organization. This course is required by California law within six months of hire and then every two years for anyone in a supervisory role.
DURATION: 1.5 Hours LANGUAGES: English
Learn how to develop standardized documentation that covers the three core elements of any job description. Behavioral Interviewing FOR: Anyone responsible for screening and hiring applicants DURATION: 2 Hours LANGUAGES: English Learn how to facilitate the fundamentals of the interview process and behavioral interviewing.
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Understanding Leave Laws FOR: Anyone responsible for understanding and managing Leaves of Absence. DURATION: Managers – 1.5 hours,
Workplace Bullying FOR: Managers and supervisors DURATION: 1.5 Hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
HR professionals – 2.25 hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
Learn why it is important to confront and stop workplace bullying and the significant effects and damage it causes to both employees and the company.
This course covers the basics of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and essential steps to administering leave programs. Learn simple strategies for having effective leave discussions with employees, best practices for managing intermittent leaves and a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act plus the interactive process. Wage and Hour Laws FOR: Anyone responsible for managing hours, wages and compensation DURATION: Managers – 2 hours, HR professionals – 3 hours LANGUAGES: English, Spanish Get an overview of state (CA and AZ) and federal wage and hour laws and discuss the role that managers play in ensuring employees consistently adhere to the law, including how they can help their organizations reduce the likelihood of costly wage and hour claims.
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Safety and Risk Management Ensure your company has a safe work environment that meets both the state and federal safety requirements. With years of experience in protecting assets of our customers, we provide the perfect complement to your safety programs. Working together, we can better protect your property, employees and customers. HOWDOWE MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE SAFER? Our professional and bilingual safety experts will assess your work site with an objective eye because we understand the regulations affecting your business. We also know that you may be the target of a surprise inspection – with severe penalties for missing the mark. HELPING YOU REDUCE YOUR COSTS The best way to contain costs is to prevent accidents before they occur. Safety and Loss Control programs are a vital part of the employer/insurance team effort to control costs and reduce human suffering. ON-SITE SAFETY TRAINING Our safety experts are available to conduct safety training for your entire organization-from field workers to management personnel. All courses are fee-based, and can customize training and materials specific to the needs of your company. Sessions consist of verbal instruction, written rules and regulations, and video presentations in English and/or Spanish. Train the trainer courses are also available. Contact WGIS at 800-333-4WGA to learn more about all of our Safety and Risk Management training options.
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certification FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 2-3 hours (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Become First Aid/CPR certified by learning how to respond to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. You will receive a certificate upon completion of training.
Forklift Safety Training and Certification FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 2-3 hours (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Under OSHA, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. Develop safer forklift operators with OSHA compliant training. You will receive a certificate upon completion of training.
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Heat Illness Prevention Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 Hour (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Become aware and committed to worksite safety and health by reviewing the regulatory language and heat illness preventive measures. Pesticide Safety / Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 1 / 2 –2 hours LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Exposure to pesticides can have dangerous health effects. This course reviews the dangers of pesticide exposure, emergency first aid and decontamination procedures, as well as restrictions on field entry and posting. Personal Protective Equipment Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 hour (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Learn about regulations that require employers to protect their employees fromworkplace hazards such as machines, work procedures, and hazardous substances that can cause injury. Tractor Operator and Other Equipment Training FOR: Supervisors, key operators DURATION: 2 hours (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish This course offers OSHA-compliant training and coaching to develop safer agriculture equipment operators.
Fire Safety Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 hour (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Learn how to protect yourself and prevent fires from occurring by understanding the origins and sources of fires, and how to respond when a fire emergency occurs. Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 hour (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Prevent workplace injuries from slips, trips, and falls by reviewing existing regulations and recommended safe work practices. Hazardous Communications / Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 hour (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Ensure chemical safety in the workplace by using Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS) to identify the hazards of chemicals in a way that understandable to workers. Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Training FOR: Employees at all levels DURATION: 1 hour (varies depending on class size) LANGUAGES: English/Spanish Learn how you can use current information about your safety rules, policies, and practices to create or improve your written IIPP. – 13 –
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FDA’s Produce Safety Rule In promulgating the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption or, as it is commonly called, the Produce Safety Rule. The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the FDA. AgSafe and Western Growers are hosting several courses in 2018.
Listeria Monocytogenes Intervention & Control Workshop FOR: Packinghouse or fresh-cut operation’s quality assurance, food safety, sanitation, production, operations, maintenance and/or engineering staff member Western Growers has partnered with United Fresh and PMA to offer this workshop. This program has been specifically designed for the produce industry. During this 1.5 day event, attendees will learn from FDA, academia and industry experts in general sessions on sanitary design, sanitation best practices and environmental monitoring. The agenda includes breakout sessions, panel discussions, case studies and more. DURATION: 12 Hours LANGUAGES: English
To register visit www.wga.com/events
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Tuesday, Sept. 11 (8:00 a.m.) —Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 (3:00 p.m. PST)
Fresno State University
2625 E. Matoian Way, Fresno, CA 93740
Thursday, September 13 (8:00 a.m.) — Friday, September 14, 2018 (3:00 p.m. PST)
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay
1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955
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For more information and cost associated with Western Growers University courses, please contact:
HR, Leadership, and Supervision Adriana Robles firstname.lastname@example.org (949) 885-2297
Safety and Risk Management Ken Cooper email@example.com (949) 379-3858
Science and Technology Sonia Salas
Lupe Cuevas firstname.lastname@example.org (949) 885-2296
email@example.com (949) 885-2251
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