An Educational Experience For Your Growth.

At Western Growers we are committed to excellence and the continued delivery of education, development and mentorship throughout our agricultural landscape. That’s why we developed the Western Growers University, an online campus and educational experience focused on the growth and development of both the leaders of today and those of tomorrow. Showcasing extensive courses across multiple educational topics, the Western Growers University offers both members and non-members unique and customized educational resources to better drive their businesses forward. Through interactive, online and public-session courses, we provide the tools to help business owners maintain excellence across both administrative and human resource management.

 

Curricula for Training Programs

Strengthen the leadership abilities of your team to achieve extraordinary results in your company.

Build your employees' HR and employment law knowledge to successfully align your organization's policies with federal and state laws.

Help your supervisory employees effectively manage their roles and responsibilities.

Ensure a safe work environment that meets both state and Federal safety requirements with our bilingual safety and risk management training and consultation.

Gain crucial guidance and information to help you manage your credit risk, avoid costly mistakes, and save your business thousands of dollars. Our team of experts has been offering members consultation on understanding rights and remedies under PACA since 1966.

FSMA Training

7 key rules are now in effect and compliance dates are already in place. Learn about the changes to the produce sector enacted by the Food Safety Management Act (FSMA).

Science & Tech Webinars

Focused on ensuring a safe and secure food supply, healthy crops, reliable natural resources and sustainability; our experts work with regulators, universities and industry experts on critical industry concerns on your behalf.

Tech Talks®

Do more with less. WG Center for Innovation & Technology (The Center) in Salinas, CA hosts free monthly live stream events to help you learn about new technological solutions from the innovators in residency at The Center.

Webinars and Onsite Trainings

The impact from this year’s sudden events in our community, workplace, and home is causing many employees to feel unsettled due to change fatigue. In this webcast, you will learn practical strategies to navigate through uncertainty that change can create and techniques to build resilience.

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Coaching employee performance effectively is a vital part of the performance management cycle. In this course, you will explore how you can maximize your productivity and strengthen your skills to create a more competent and efficient workforce. Learn how to ask guided questions and how to respond with constructive feedback.

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Avoid costly discrimination lawsuits and other legal repercussions by learning how to administer interviews in a consistent manner. In this training, you will learn the value behind strategically preparing for and administering interviews, which will allow you to make a more informed decision about who you hire.

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This course discusses the foundation for all relationships - trust. It is the basis for effective employee motivation, teamwork, decision making, and accountability. Learn how to manage more effectively by cultivating healthy, trusting relationships between managers, peers, direct reports, and others in your life.

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This course presents what it means to be accountable for your actions and results, which is the first step to maintaining an environment to high productivity. Learn how to take responsibility for your actions, accurately assess the needs of your organization, and make effective decisions that impact your career.

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Employers, managers, and employees all have important roles and responsibilities in preventing and addressing workplace bullying. In this course, you will learn what each role should do to prevent and deal with abusive conduct and minimize emotional and physical costs to the employees and your workplace.

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This course presents both federal and state Wage and Hour laws. Learn how to avoid penalties, set clear expectations, and ensure your employees are being accurately compensated. This training will help you identify potential issues before they occur to ensure you are in compliance with labor laws.

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Leave management is one of the most complicated aspects of employment law. In this course, you will learn how to navigate through the most common federal and state leaves, including FMLA, CFRA, PDL, and more. Stop wondering if you are making the right decisions and start managing with confidence.

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This course defines laws and rules with a fresh approach that will ensure individuals know how to make the right decisions and take the right actions if experiencing/witnessing sexual harassment or other misconduct. Employee's version covers SB-1343. Manager's version covers AB-1825, AB-2053, SB-396, and SB-400.

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Congratulations on achieving a managerial role. With your new position comes greater responsibility. Start your new job with a solid plan and hit the ground running by understanding your role, knowing how to win your employees over, and make a lasting impact on your organization.

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In today’s competitive job market, recruiting for a role starts with a persuasive job description to help you attract the most qualified talent. In this course, you will learn how to build an effective job description by providing a candidate with enough detail about your business and the tasks, duties, and qualifications related to a position.

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E-Learning – On Demand Packages

Western Growers provides a suite of E-Learning, on demand packages designed with our members in mind, providing a comprehensive employee training experience. These packages are affordably priced and additional discounts are offered for multiple learners. Learn at your own pace at a time most convenient for employees and supervisors.

This training covers the basics of several of those laws, including: Interviewing and Hiring, Wage and Hour Laws, Preventing Retaliation, FMLA Basics, Handling Harassment Complaints, and Reasonable Accommodations. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors
  • Management Training Suite

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Learn how to process and accommodate employee requests for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The course covers the underlying reasons for the law and how employers can appropriately handle requests. This course is include in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors
  • Management Training Suite

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This course explains how to take a positive step to help organizations recognize and address hidden biases that can influence workplace decisions. You will learn what unconscious bias is, and suggestions on how to help individuals reach a higher level of awareness. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees
  • Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees

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This course describes what microaggressions are and the negative effects that they can have on others. Learn how to respond to an action or an indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a protected category, such as racial or ethnic minority. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employee
  • Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees

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This course explains the role a positive work environment plays in motivating employees and prepares managers to use positivity as a tool for enabling individuals to thrive and organizations to succeed. Learn concrete steps for promoting a positive work environment and encourage others to incorporate these initiatives into their workplace. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors
  • Management Training Suite

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This course defines and summarizes the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA. Learn about this federal law that prohibits discrimination against qualified applicants and employees based on their disabilities. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors
  • Management Training Suite

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In this course you will gain an understanding of substance misuse and workplace safety issues associated with both legal and illegal substances. Learn to recognize warning signs of a substance problem and constructive ways to respond. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors
  • Management Training Suite

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This course strengthens and reinforces your organization’s emergency action plan and can help you reduce the risk of an incident occurring. Learn to prepare for and respond to an active shooter situation. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees
  • Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees

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This training teaches managers how to properly handle difficult employees and address disruptive behaviors, promoting a civil, respectful culture. Managers will gain helpful insights and learn practical steps on what to do when an employee displays disruptive behaviors. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors
  • Management Training Suite

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This course raises awareness of the importance of being an active bystander and provides employees with practical steps for protecting targets of abusive behavior and preventing future misconduct. This course is included in: 

  • Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees
  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees
  • Management Training Suite for Supervisors

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The workplace isn't just respecting legal boundaries of our discrimination and harassment laws, but is embracing the principles of inclusion and diversity; to discuss the big elephant in the room…racism. Learn how to contribute to a harmonious culture. This course is included in:

  • Complete Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees
  • Workforce Culture Package Supervisors or Employees

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This course defines laws and rules with a fresh approach that will ensure individuals know how to make the right decisions and take the right actions if experiencing/witnessing sexual harassment or other misconduct. Employee's version covers SB-1343. Manager's version covers AB-1825, AB-2053, SB-396, and SB-400. The crouse can be purchased individually or is included in:

  • Workforce Culture Package for Supervisors or Employees (English or Spanish)
  • Compete Workforce Cutlure Package for Supervisors or Employees (English or Spanish)

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Workplace Behavior Assessments – Impact Staff Performance and Company Culture

This course is for everyone in your organization, regardless of title or role. Powered by 40+ years of research, this simple, but powerful model describes four basic styles: D, i, S, and C, and serves as the foundation for the Everything DiSC Application Suite. Each participants receive a precise, 20‐page personalized report that measures their preferences and tendencies.

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Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict is a personalized learning experience that increases self‐awareness around conflict behaviors and helps participants respond to the uncomfortable challenges of workplace conflict. It offers many techniques to curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace relationships and results.

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With one unified model of leadership—Vision, Alignment, and Execution—it helps leaders understand their own leadership styles and how their tendencies influence their effectiveness in specific leadership situations. Transform your leadership culture by discovering how the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® can help your leaders influence and improve your organization.

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By combining the personalized insights of the Everything DiSC®, with active emotional intelligence development, participants discover an agile approach to workplace interactions and learn to navigate outside their comfort zone, empowering them meet the demands of any situation.

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With Everything DiSC® Management, participants deepen their understanding of themselves, their direct reports, and their own managers using the DiSC® model. They also learn how their management style influences their approach to decision‐making, time management, and problem solving.

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Participants learn how to stretch beyond their natural sales style to effectively adapt to their customers’ preferences and expectations—regardless of the customer’s unique buying style. The experience is sales‐specific, and including tips, strategies, and action plans to help salespeople become more effective.

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WG University Staff

Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
ktimmins@wga.com
949-885-2295
Assistant Vice President, Food Safety, Science & Technology
949-885-2251
Director, Organizational Development & Effectiveness
arobles@wga.com
949-885-2297
HR Learning & Development Manager
949-379-3889

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