August 22, 2019   

In this issue...

  1. September Chapter Meeting
  2. Call for 2020 Symposium Speakers
  3. 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards
  4. 2020 Sponsorships Now Open
  5. Virtual Networking Event
  6. SHRM Certification Prep Course
  7. Employee Relations SIG Meeting 

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September Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | Hilton Bellvue

Join Amber Ushka, CEO of HR Consulting firm Verte Square and head of HR at AGC Biologics, who will share knowledge and guidance on the impact of candidate experience on your overall talent acquisition strategy at the September Chapter Meeting.

Building a compelling, meaningful candidate experience is not only an important part of the talent attraction and acquisition discipline of HR, but it is also critical to the success of any company’s People Strategy. Helping candidates experience your unique culture from touch one through onboarding increases your brand but also cements their ability to land and thrive. 

Participants will leave with ideas and tools that they can implement to enhance their company’s candidate experience.

Registration Rates: Member $45 | Non-Member $60

Registration closes on Friday, September 6.

Share Your Skills: Become a Speaker at LWHRA Symposium

Tuesday, February 11, 2019 | Meydenbauer Center

You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to share your perspectives on today’s HR challenges and lead HR forward by contributing to the career development of our attendees.

The LWHRA Symposium is an opportunity for HR professionals to expand their knowledge, learn strategies, develop skills, receive recertification credits (SHRM/HRCI), and connect with subject matter experts and colleagues. 

Submit your proposal before August 31 for the opportunity to speak at the 2020 LWHRA Symposium!

Deadline to submit your proposal is August 31.

2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 “CGS” Volunteer of the Year Awards! We all know great people who have been outstanding contributors to the chapter this year. We invite you to nominate someone you feel embodies our mission of Connect, Grow, Serve.  

Nominations are due Sunday, September 8.

We want to sincerely thank you for your continued service to the chapter. It is volunteers like you who help LWRHA succeed! 

With gratitude,
LWHRA Volunteer Appreciation Committee

2020 Symposium Sponsorships Are Now Open

Why be an Exhibitor at Symposium?

Reason 1: At Symposium our Exhibitors are one of our most important partners and we provide exhibit space inside our general session hall in the main traffic path. This is where our attendees spend about 70% of their time, giving you more opportunity to meet, chat, and make some new connections! 

When you sponsor or exhibit with LWHRA, you demonstrate your commitment to fostering a culture of giving in our region and promoting high ethical standards for human resources. Your organization also benefits from widespread recognition among LWHRA members, people who attend our Symposium, and the people that visit our website. Check out the 2020 Partnership Prospectus for additional details about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

Allied Professionals
Virtual Networking Event

Thursday, August 29, 7:00 PM | Your Computer via Zoom

Back to School: Connect, Learn, and Share

For most of us, the approach of Labor Day signals “Back to School.” As the lazy days of August wind down, join us online for an evening of networking with others in the ATDps, ICF Washington, and LWHRA communities.

This session is devoted to sharing your favorite learning opportunities from the past year. What about the event led to professional growth and enrichment? What was your biggest takeaway?

Facilitated breakout sessions enable you to find out more about opportunities that appeal to you and build meaningful connections in your professional network.

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Program

LWHRA recognizes the importance of continual professional growth and is proud to provide a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Program. The LWHRA Certification Committee is here to serve our HR community by offering a review of key information in a supportive and nurturing environment. The SHRM professional distinction helps prove your expertise in the HR field and makes you a more valuable asset to your organization. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other HR professionals and grow in your career. We are excited to be a part of your journey towards SHRM Certification!


Employee Relations
Special Interest Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30 AM | Parker, Smith, & Feek, Bellevue

Join the LWHRA Employee Relations Special Interest Group for a free meeting. Feel more empowered as an HR professional by understanding the tools at your disposal and gaining new knowledge to manage employee relations.

Featured speaker, Joshua Brittingham is a labor and employment attorney with Davis Grimm Payne & Marra. Joshua will be discussing Washington’s new Paid Family Medical Leave regulations, and how your company can be ready for employee leaves starting January 1.  

Lake Washington Human Resource Association

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