Resources & HR Links

LWHRA is an organization committed to the ongoing enhancement of a dynamic, diverse membership and, as a result, the human resource profession through learning and networking. To this end, we have provided information and links to related websites below:


Human Resource Certification Institute

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM Foundation

Washington State SHRM Council

Regional resources for learning and development in the HR field:

Lake Washington Technical College - Human Resources Program

  • Learn the history and laws which affect today’s competitive market, the employment process, benefits, compensation methods, employee/labor relations, record keeping and reporting as you prepare for employment as a human resources associate in the dynamic human resources/personnel field. Visit their website and search under courses-credit.

Bellevue Community College - Human Resources Management Series

  • BCC offers continuing education courses in topics related to Human Resource Management. Search their website for more details via this path: Classes by Department/Business and Professional Development/The Center for Management & Leadership Success/Human Resources Management. 

University of Washington Extension

  • UW-Extension offers a variety of certificate programs applicable to HR professionals. 

  • Human Resources Management Certificate Program - Human resource professionals who participate in this nine-month evening program learn how the disciplines of human resources can be integrated to address workplace effectiveness

University of Washington MBA program

City University

  • City University's Continuing Education Program has specialized offerings in human resource management, training and development, and executive coaching. For specific program information, contact City University at 1-800-426-5596, ext. 3750 or visit: 

Seattle Pacific University

  • Offers a variety of HR-related professional development courses. Learn more