Training May 1, 2019

FREE Meeting May 2-3, 2019


Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM PDT
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Port of Oakland
530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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Nancy Jeu
Port of Oakland / WRIPAC Host Agency
(510) 627-1514


WRIPAC Spring 2019 Meeting

Meeting Agenda: Click here to download! 

Business Meeting Agenda: Coming Soon

Travel Information

The nearest airport is the Oakland International Airport. There is no hotel block negotiated for this meeting. Attendees are on their own for making accomodation arrangements. The closest parking is the lot across the street (Washington Street Garage) located at 101 Washington Street. Parking is approximately $13/day. 

Optional Pre-meeting Training: 

Finding the FIT- Defensibly

Finding the FIT – Defensibly is designed to provide tools for practitioners who are involved with recruitment and selection in the public sector.  How to navigate the rules, and policies, develop a robust recruitment and selection plan with the hiring department to Find the FIT - Defensibly.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • The creation of Civil Service and the Merit System, why we do what we do 
  • The Uniform Guideline of Employee Selection and how they relate to the selection process
  • It does not start with the interview -  How to identify what you are looking for in the Ideal Candidate
  • How to find the Ideal candidate
  • Identify the appropriate testing process
  • Tools for successful interview planning
  • How to interview effectively and find the right FIT for your job
  • Using  behavior based interview questions
  • How to avoid common rating errors
  • How to tell a candidate they were not selected

Participants will learn more about why hiring in the public sector differs from the private sector.  The class is interactive and participants will participate in group exercises.   

Julie Paholke

Early registration (by April 10, 2019): 
$175/WRIPAC member or $225/non-members 

Regular Registration (after April 10, 2019): 
$200/WRIPAC member or $250/non-members


Dr. WRIPAC is a professional networking event that gives our members and guests an opportunity to socialize and get to know one another outside of the meeting.

After our meeting on Thursday, join as as we head over to Plank for happy hour, games, and networking. We won't be collecting money in advance this time, we recommend you bring cash to facilitate settling any tabs at the end of the evening! Check out Plank's website to learn more about what they have to offer!