The Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association (LCHRMA) will host a mini-training, “Giving and Receiving Feedback: Building Trust, Teamwork and Accountability,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Baked Alaska Restaurant, No. 1 12th St., presented by Judy Clarke, president of Team HR, and Jill Goldsmith of Workplace Solutions NW.

The topics to be addressed will include: staying grounded when conversations become emotional or difficult; modeling accountability for employees; making sure the organization’s mission, policies, practices and rules are clear and understood by all employees; and making good choices about what to communicate, and when.

Clarke is an expert on how change creates conflict in organizations, and what to do about it. She helps people understand their similarities and differences so they can build more effective teams and productive working relationships.

Goldsmith has been an employment lawyer, fact finder and trainer on workplace issues for more than 20 years, and has been a mediator for more than 15 years. Her business, Workplace Solutions NW, helps parties resolve conflicts.

In their joint company, Goldsmith & Clarke, the women help organizations understand what isn’t working and why, and then build trust and personal accountability in order to achieve mission objectives.

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend, and should register online at by Sept. 27. The cost, including lunch, is $15 for Society for Human Resource Management members, or $20 for nonmembers.

For questions, email Stacey Poor at


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