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Alliance 2020 Insights Conference

The 2023 Insights Conference is in the books! The event took place Friday, November 3, 2023 at the DoubleTree Suites in Tukwila.

It was great to see many of you at our conference. For those who joined us, we can’t thank you enough and hope that you enjoyed attending the event as much as we enjoyed hosting it. Until next year!

2023 Insights Conference Speakers

Travis Daniel

Carol Bowser

Conflict Management Strategies

In 2002 Carol Bowser founded Conflict Management Strategies Inc. Since then she has helped leaders and organizations become conflict competent. Carol trains personnel at all levels on the skills to address and navigate through workplace conflict. Her style is highly interactive, facilitative, and designed so that participants can put the skills to immediate use in the workplace. Clients have called her highly engaging, AND highly knowledgeable. She knows the difference between what employees perceive to be unfair and what is illegal.


How Risky Do You Like It? Analyzing and Managing Risk Tolerance to Align with Organizational Goals.

How much do you love or loathe risk? How much is too much? How much do you need to adapt to external forces and stay relevant?

Individual risk tolerance is an invisible force that affects everything around it: interpersonal relationships, inter-department cooperation, and leadership’s effectiveness.

Ability to diagnose and remedy divergent beliefs about the ‘goodness’ or ‘badness’ of risk allows HR professionals to better advise organizational leaders, coach managers and resolve conflict.


Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn an analytical framework to evaluate personal and organizational risk tolerance.
  • Assess impact of risk tolerance on organizational goals and likely success in delivering on the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Facilitate dynamic and engaging risk management conversations thereby increasing opportunities to build consensus and improve collaboration.
  • Improve negotiation and conflict resolution comfort and competencies.
Clarence M. Belnavis

Alliance 2020 Team

Alliance 2020

Alliance 2020 is a nationally accredited background screening company that has been assisting employers in the Puget Sound region and throughout the nation for over 35 years. Debbie Loyning, Gavin Bray and other members of the Alliance 2020 team will share their knowledge and answer your questions during the team’s interactive panel discussion.


Alliance 2020 Panel Discussion

The Alliance 2020 team will host a panel discussion on a variety of topics related to background screening. This includes, but is not limited to adverse action, disclosure sets, where the data on a background check is sourced from and much more. This session will be open and interactive, so bring questions!

Catharine Morisset

Catharine Morisset

Fisher Phillips

Catharine is a litigation partner at Fisher Phillips, representing employers in all aspects of workplace law. She uses her litigation experience to work closely with clients to provide effective preventative counseling and workforce training. Catharine is an experienced management and workforce trainer, sharing her legal knowledge and experience in an accessible, dynamic, and interactive manner.


Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll: Compliant Hiring and Onboarding

Fisher Phillip’s Seattle partner Catharine Morisset will catch us up on the latest legal developments applicable to recruiting, hiring, and onboarding your workforce. This presentation will answer key questions for compliant and effective hiring and develop a compliance checklist. Some of the FAQs that will be answered are:

Can I still drug test for cannabis?

Do I care about an applicant’s social media presence?

Do I really have to list paid holidays in my job posting?

Can I ask if someone is available to work weekends?

What about asking for an applicant’s preferred gender pronoun?

Can a new hire promise to not say bad things about our company?

Are arbitration agreements even lawful?

There will be time at the end for questions so bring ’em if you’ve got ’em!

Full Event Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 Registration / Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming / Introduction
9:15 – 10:15 Carol Bowser – Conflict Management Strategies
10:15 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30 Alliance 2020 Panel Discussion
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch / Networking Break
12:15 – 12:30 Sponsor Introductions
12:30 – 1:30 Catharine Morisset – Fisher Phillips
1:30 – 2:00 Closing Remarks

Venue Information

DoubleTree Suites

Hotel Interurban

Redondo Room

The 2023 Insights Conference took place in the Redondo Room of the DoubleTree Suites in Tukwila. Breakfast and a buffet style lunch was served.

DoubleTree Suites
16500 Southcenter Pkwy
Seattle, WA 98188

2023 Insights Conference Sponsors

Platinum sponsor:

Planit 401k

GOLD SponsorS:

Planit 401k

SILVER Sponsor:

Planit 401k

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