August 20, 2015 

 Fall 2015 LWHRA SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Class

Begins: September 2 | 6 - 9 PM

LWHRA is pleased to announce that it will offer a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group for the Fall 2015 testing window. 

Our Fall Program is designed to assist HR professionals preparing for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam. In previous years, LWHRA study group participants have consistently outperformed national pass rate averages for the PHR/SPHR exams. Please note, this course is a review; it is not designed to teach significant amounts of new material.

LWHRA's Fall Certification Preparation Program will meet Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9 PM,  September 2 - December 2 in Bellevue.

Our Chapter is pleased to be able to offer this affordable SHRM exam preparation opportunity as a benefit to our members and other HR professionals in our community. Other exam prep courses can cost as much as $1,545.

Cost for Preparation Course:


LWHRA Member

Non-LWHRA Member

After 08/15/15




You can also save money by ordering your 2015 SHRM Learning System through LWHRA.  Every participant must have their own copy of the SHRM Learning System. Order soon! (Orders placed after noon on August 24 may incur additional shipping and handling charges and may not arrive in time for the first class.)

Cost for SHRM Learning System:

When Ordered by 08/26/15 (Noon)



LWHRA is proud to help support our members to obtain SHRM accreditation by providing scholarships to attend the study group. If you are interested in attending the study group and need financial assistance, please go to the scholarship page of the LWHRA website to apply.

 2016 LWHRA Symposium - Call for Presentations

February 9 | Meydenbauer Convention Center

Putting the Pieces Together

Today’s HR professionals must possess certain core competencies to successfully serve our companies, develop our careers, and advance the HR profession. Like a puzzle, these pieces fit together in a specific way to reveal a well-rounded, business-savvy HR professional who 'gets' the big picture. As SHRM CEO Henry Jackson puts it, “…let’s see ourselves not as HR professionals, but as business professionals who happen to lead HR strategy." Save the date for the 2016 LWHRA Symposium!


Each presentation or topic should be aligned to a specific core competency with Business Acumen as the centerpiece, providing different insight, tools, experiences, and knowledge that will help HR pros to thrive. Learn more about opportunities to present at the LWHRA 2016 Symposium and complete the online submission form.

Presentations must be submitted by September 1

When Work Works - Do you Have a Winning Workplace?

If you have an effective and flexible workplace, get in the game. Let everyone know! Apply for the When Work Works Award.

The Rules:

  1. Organizations must have 10 or more employees working from or reporting to the worksite.
  2. The organization’s U.S. worksite has been in business for at least one year.
  3. Apply online between August 17 – November 6, 2015.
  4. Submit one application per worksite.

Find out more by downloading the flyer or visiting the website. Email When Work Works if you have questions.

Join us at the 33rd Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

September 15 | Motif Seattle Emerald Ballroom

How to Become a Best Workplace Starting Today!

Best employers stay current on trends in employment law to avoid disruptive and expensive audits, charges and lawsuits. Lane Powell, PC is partnering with Puget Sound Business Journal and Lake Washington Human Resource Association to discuss current employment trends at the 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Seminar on Tuesday, September 15th.

This annual seminar, geared toward employers, managers, human resource professionals and corporate counsel, is part of Lane Powell’s ongoing Employment Law School For Managers® series.

The seminar has been pre-approved for 4.75 general CLE credit hours in Washington and 5 HR Certification Institute credit hours.

To view the full agenda and to register, please visit the event website.

PNW-HRSF Fall Conference: Bringing Mindfulness to Action featuring: Jeremy Hunter, PhD

October 1 | Seattle Public Library

We can't always escape to the mountains. How do we enable our organizations to find calm, clarity and focus in midst of this bustling region? How do we help colleagues stay present in the face of the uncertain, the ambiguous and the uncomfortable? This daylong program will be a series of practical frameworks and interactive exercises designed to bring greater awareness to how your internal state impacts your external results. Taking advantage of our dynamic architectural site, the iconic Seattle Library, we will practice bringing mindfulness in action. Expect useful tools that you can immediately employ personally and professionally.

Register today!

In This Issue...

  1. Fall Exam Preparation Class

  2. 2016 Symposium: RFP

  3. When Work Works

  4. Labor & Employment Seminar

  5. PNW-HRSF Fall Conference

Our Mission

LWHRA is a "Super-Mega Chapter" of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Society for Human Resource Management is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.

We provide educational, informational and networking opportunities to human resource professionals in the Puget Sound region. Our local programs, along with our affiliations with the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), provide our members with a wealth of resources.


A special thank you to our Gold Partner:

In other news

Save the date for Volunteer Appreciation Night!

LWHRA would like to say “thank you” to all of our  volunteers. Save the date for Sept. 17 for Volunteer Appreciation Night, where we will announce the Volunteer of the Year!

Have you considered board service?

If you are interested in learning more, contact Tracy White, Nancy Kasmar, Tracy Sudman, or Tracy Sigmon. We would be delighted to talk with you about service to LWHRA, and to learn more about your interest in serving our chapter.

Keep "HR Sizzling" and attend the 2015 Annual NHRMA Conference & Tradeshow.

The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from October 5-7. For more information, please visit their website.

Lake Washington Human Resource Association
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