Eric Verzuh presents "HR Project Management Success Factors".

      February 22, 2018  

In this issue...

  1. March Chapter Highlight
  2. Call for Volunteers
  3. Volunteer Appreciation Event
  4. SHRM Seminar Promotion Code
  5. SHRM Scholarships
  6. SHRM Spotlight

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March Chapter Meeting Highlight

"HR Project Management Success Factors"
- Eric Verzuh

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | Hilton Bellevue

HR professionals lead projects within HR and across the organization, often in a role where they need to exercise informal leadership and influence. These projects benefit from applying proven project management techniques.

Join Eric for a practical, proven project management approach that is scaled to fit HR projects and HR leaders.

Eric Verzuh is President of The Versatile Company. Since founding The Versatile Company in 1990, Eric has been an instrumental figure in the world of project management, providing organizations from aerospace to IT to public education an easy-to-understand framework for creating and managing effective projects.

Call for Volunteers

Marketing & Communication Team

We are looking for an Editing/Scheduling Manager to join our Marketing and Communications team. This position is critical for getting our messages out and keeping our members updated.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, please visit our Volunteer opportunities webpage and let our Volunteers Committee know by emailing

2018 Volunteer Appreciation Event

Volunteer Appreciation Event - September Date TBD

LWHRA will be hosting our Volunteer Appreciation Event in September of 2018. It's going to be a fun way to connect with other HR professionals.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill these positions as we plan the event:

  • Lead on sponsorship/partnership
  • Food/catering volunteer
  • Location volunteer
  • Communication and promotion volunteer
  • Recognition and appreciation volunteer
  • Décor volunteer, depending on location 

The positions are low-commitment, requiring only 30 minutes a month and 2 hours on the date of the event.

Contact Fern for more information!

SHRM Seminar Promotion Code

Save $200 on HR education with LWHRA and SHRM!

Credibility is everything in your career. To perform effectively, you need to develop HR expertise and apply it through behavioral competencies. To advance in your career, your leaders, peers, and employees need to endorse you as a credible HR practitioner.

This spring, trust SHRM Seminars to help you build critical HR competencies that will help you establish professional credibility and advance your career.

Use code 18SEMWASH to enroll in one of 25+ seminars offered online and in-person in 12 cities across the U.S. 

*Offer only applies to 2018 SHRM Seminars and the 2018 SHRM HR Innovation Experience in Silicon Valley, excluding Virtual SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Review. Offer does not apply to Seminars outside the U.S., SHRM Conferences or Seminars held at SHRM Conferences. Offer does not apply to other SHRM products. Offer applies to online and phone orders only. It does not apply to mailed-in orders, faxed orders, or purchase orders. Offer is not valid on previous orders and cannot be combined with other promotions. Expires December 31, 2018.

SHRM Foundation Scholarships: Applications are Open!

In 2018, the SHRM Foundation will award almost $500,000 in support to students seeking undergraduate, graduate, certification, and professional development opportunities.

Applications for SHRM Foundation scholarships have opened. We encourage all eligible members to consider applying. These scholarships can also help members to attend the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. The scholarships also support HR professionals seeking to earn their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

SHRM Spotlight

In Focus: Trump Proposes Tying Federal Workers' Pay to Performance

"Using variable pay to reward workers for meeting or surpassing annual goals has become common in the private sector. For federal workers, however, civil service pay is still largely set by education and job position, with automatic increases over time-based on tenure.

The White House budget plan released on Feb. 12 is the latest attempt to tie federal workers' pay to performance evaluations. The plan also calls for revising policies that make it difficult to discipline and fire federal employees. Federal worker unions are pledging to fight these reforms.

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