Manager Crash Course Winter 2023

January 31st & February 1st, 2023 | 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
At Urban Office

Join us for an in-person session of our 2-Day HR & Manager Crash Course training, Winter 2023!

Perfect for anyone on your team with HR or management functions baked into their role – like hiring, performance, coaching, employee relations, culture, and communication.

The Countdown to Winter MCC Registration Deadline


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Whether you’re a manager, a supervisor, an HR professional, or an owner who wears all the hats, you will gain critical foundational knowledge to provide effective leadership, minimize legal risk, and maximize employee performance.


Early-Bird Registration

$ 1,100.00 / attendee when you register by Jan. 6th
  • $100 savings!
  • Swag box included
  • Digital & Hard-Copy Attendee Workbook

Regular Registration

$ 1,200.00 / attendee between Jan. 7th-Jan. 24th
  • Swag box included
  • Digital & Hard-Copy Attendee Workbook


Attendees will engage with SIX HR experts who will train on compliance and best practices. Learn more about each of our speakers:

Cindy Free
HR Annie CEO

Linda Addy
Sr. Consultant & Training Manager

Jessica Ortman
Head of Recruitment

Erin Frost
Head of Consulting

Brooke Bohan
HR Consultant

Carrie Koble
Senior HR Consultant

The schedule

DAY 1 - Tuesday, January 31st

  • Welcome, Light Breakfast, + Introductions
  • Communication Foundations for Managers
  • Leaders Are the Culture Keepers: A Manager’s Role in An Inclusive & Respectful Workplace
  • Hiring Right the First Time: Recruitment Strategy and Interview Compliance/Best Practice
  • Onboarding/Retention: Building Engagement in The First 90 Days & Beyond
  • Closing + Q&A

DAY 2 - Wednesday, February 1st

  • Welcome, Light Breakfast, + Hellos
  • Leaves Of Absence: What Managers Need to Know
  • ABCs Of ADA: Workplace Accommodations - What Managers Need to Know
  • Performance Management: Coaching & Feedback, Performance Gap Analysis
  • Performance Management: Progressive Discipline, Documentation, Difficult Conversations
  • Closing + Q&A
  • Optional Happy Hour

The two days of workshopping are designed to layer and blend well from course to course, as well as give participants the important opportunity to listen and learn from the other attendees/industries on how they are approaching and reflecting on the work they have in common.

This 2-day event is eligible for 10 SHRM/HRCI credits!

Feedback From Past Manager Crash Courses

"I loved the HR Annie CrashCourse because it taught me a lot. I learned new ways to both improve the business I work for, but also how to improve myself as a manager. I will highly recommend HR Annie to other businesses."

"I loved the HR Annie CrashCourse because they cover the basics. Everything you need to know to start out or improve your managerial career."

"I feel more empowered to lead my team and feel very supported by the HR Annie team to manage all the HR scenarios that come my way."

"The topics covered were all very informative and applicable to my everyday work life. They broke down many complex scenarios into easily digestible steps. I’ve encouraged my boss to send more people on the team to this training!"

"This training was inspirational and so instructive. While I can proudly say our company has very high standards when it comes to all things HR, management and recruiting, the information received at this training was invaluable. Everything was interactive, engaging, with very open dialogue and well-timed. We got to work through some of the difficult sides of the job that come up as managers, along with unique scenarios that provided much perspective. We dove into the details of some finer print items in management that can be easily glazed over, or seemingly too overwhelming to tackle. I'm so thrilled to have a list of processes I’m hoping to discuss with the rest of our management team to implement as best practices so that we may take our company to the next level. The best part is these practices are not far-fetched, they are attainable and practical. Highly recommend for any company at any size, phase, or capacity, there is much to take away from this course."

Have any more questions?

Contact Linda Addy at, for more information or to see if the Manager Crash Course is right for your needs!