January 17, 2019   

In this issue...

  1. LWHRA Symposium
  2. D&I Coffee Chat
  3. HR Day on the Hill
  4. SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Program
  5. SHRM-CP/SCP Facilitators Needed
  6. Volunteer Opportunities
  7. LWHRA Mentoring Program

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2019 LWHRA Symposium
Lightning Talks

We hope you will join us on February 12 for the largest all-day event organized by our association, attracting more than 350 HR professionals. We are working in the knowledge economy. We know that information is our most valuable commodity and in an era where we are being pulled in multiple directions, our goal at the 2019 Symposium is to "Get Focused and Cut Out the Noise" for one day and focus on your development.

We are excited to introduce Lightning Talks this year. It’s like Tabata for the mind. These shorter, sequential presentations are based on a variety of topics and provide listeners with the chance to think critically and discover new skills. 

Here are our fantastic speakers and topics for our Lightning Talks this year:

Online registration will close on February 7 at midnight. 

“The LWHRA Symposium is great each year. I have been several times and each year it's fantastic. Great speakers, great vendors, great networking opportunities, and great sessions that provide timely and relevant information. I do everything I can each year to ensure that I include the cost for the Symposium in my budget; it's that important to me.” 


Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Chat 

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Bellevue Library

Join the LWHRA Diversity & Inclusion Committee for an afternoon coffee break to chat about and share ideas on building an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Washington State SHRM
HR Day on the Hill

Friday, February 8, 2019 | State Capital Legislative Building

Join the Washington State SHRM Chapter for their "HR Day on the Hill," an annual opportunity for HR professionals to educate themselves on the state legislative process and get first-hand information regarding upcoming legislation that may impact HR and business across the State.

Become informed on current reforms being proposed by legislators that will impact HR, network with fellow HR professionals, and meet legislators in a comfortable forum to discuss current legislation that could affect your business.

2019 Spring SHRM Certification Preparation Program

LWHRA is pleased to announce that we will offer a SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group for the 2019 Spring testing window. We are developing a new cohort study program that continues to provide the greatest value to you. We have been listening to your feedback and are excited about the new program developments.

LWHRA’s Spring Certification Preparation Program meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00–9:00 PM in Bellevue, beginning February 20 and running through April 24.

Class Tuition: Member $395 | Non-Member $425 

Volunteer Facilitators Needed for SHRM Certification Prep Course

The LWHRA Certification Committee is looking for volunteer speakers to facilitate one class per semester for the SHRM Certification Prep Course. Speaker topics cover the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) behavioral competencies and 15 areas of HR knowledge including workforce management, diversity & inclusion, HR in the global context, and employee and labor relations.

Volunteers with expertise in more than one area may facilitate more than one class. Preference will be given to presenters holding the SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR certifications. Classes start soon; complete the volunteer interest form today if you would like to facilitate a class this semester.

Volunteer with LWHRA this Year

As you think about your goals for 2019, we hope that giving back is on your list! LWHRA is a volunteer-run organization, and your support makes our programs possible.

We are currently seeking volunteers in several functions, including social media, certification classes, and our committees for membership and partnership. We even have rarely-available chair and co-chair openings!

Learn more by reviewing the LWHRA Volunteer Opportunities page and fill out our volunteer interest form.

Participate in the LWHRA
Mentoring Program

Are you someone that could benefit from developing a relationship with a trusted, personal HR adviser? Are you an experienced HR professional looking for a fulfilling way to give back to the community? LWHRA's Mentorship Program will provide you with the chance to connect a diverse group of HR peers.

Our 2019 program kicks off in March, and applications for mentees and mentors are being accepted now.

For more information, including how to submit applications or questions about the program, check out the LWHRA website 


Lake Washington Human Resource Association

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