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17th Annual Fall Workshop

  • 17 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • NW Education Service District, Anacortes, WA


  • Early registration for Students and Displaced Workers. Early registration ends two weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Fall Workshop early registration. Early registration ends midnight two weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Fall Workshop early registration. Early registration ends midnight two weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Fall Workshop. Registration ends Midnight on the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

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Light to Leaders "Light Symbolizes Knowledge"

When:       Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where:      NW Educational Service District

                  1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

Time:         8:00am – 1:00pm

Join us in beautiful Anacortes for our 17th Fall Workshop. We will be serving a hearty breakfast and snacks. You will receive 3 hours of recertification credit, one of which is eligible for business/strategic credit.

After the workshop, we will be meeting for lunch. This is a no host chance to network with fellow workshop attendees. Please sign up so that we know how many to make reservations for. See the detail here.

HR Professionals: A Guide for Incorporating Mental Health into Your Wellness Strategy 

Many employers are taking a more holistic approach to employee health. Behavioral health is an increased area of focus, including mental health issues, financial wellbeing, balance, and social connectedness. Join us in hearing the successes, challenges, and ambitions of other HR professionals currently taking this approach. Strategies to successfully manage stigma, ways to create a culture of workplace support and proactively engage employees will also be shared.

Participants will be able to identify unique components that organizations are using to successfully incorporate behavioral health into their wellness programs.

Dave Christy, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Cascade Centers, Inc

Dave is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience in the mental health, counseling, and consulting fields. As the Associate Director of Clinical Services at Cascade Centers Employee Assistance Program, Dave manages the Drug Free Workplace programs, facilitates numerous trainings, and consults frequently with managers, supervisors, and HR professionals. His areas of expertise include workplace wellness, effective employee engagement, managing mental health issues in the workplace, and performance concerns.

Succession Planning through Leadership Development and Employee Analytics

Todays' HR and executives have incredible challenges – driving and delivering results despite ever increasing labor costs, technological changes, and low unemployment rate. The most difficult area to master is human capital, yet everything depends on it. How can a company gain expertise to effectively manage and engage all employees? Businesses need new solutions that enable them to achieve this. This presentation offers one such solution - the Predictive Index. This session focuses on primary people management objectives: understanding people, understanding business results, succession planning, selection and hiring, managing and leading effectively -- with help of employee analytics. We show how Psychometrics make Succession Planning easier and more effective. For example, we explain how to fit the right people in the right functions across the organization based on the historical and future needs, speed up hiring, evaluate the cost of turnover, and use Pl to avoid cultural clashes in multifunctional organizations.

How to predict personality traits of future management generation, based on the past and futire needs of the organization.

Thomas Tomasevic, CEO, Leadership Development Consultant, T2 Team

Thomas Tomasevic, MBA, is the CEO of T2 Team, a Leadership Consultancy based in Gig Harbor, WA, Specializing in Talent Optimization. Thomas has 25+ years in executive roles with HP, Microsoft, and successful start-ups. He was responsible for generating new methods to grow revenue at these companies. Thomas is the author of the bestselling book, Create Stellar Teams: Drive Your Teams to Success, published by Six Words Lessons. He speaks at several locals organizations, including SHRM chapters, UW, and PLU.

Exploring Washington State's PFMLA

Beginning January 1, 2020, family and medical leave will be available through a State administered plan to all employees in the State of Washington. Many more employees are eligible for leave under PFML than are eligible for FMLA. PFML can be taken to care for a broader number of family members.

In this presentation, Colleen Mayer will review the legislation and the scope and content of the rules that the State has rolled out.

This session will help employers understand their obligations and employee entitlements under the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law before employees can start applying for and using Paid Family and Medical Leave on January 1, 2020.  

Colleen Mayer, Attorney, Archbright

Colleen Mayer is a Staff Attorney for Archbright. She provides legal advice and counsel to members on all aspects of local, state and federal employment and labor law. Colleen has been representing employers in employment litigation and administrative proceedings and providing advice since 2011.

Prior to joining Archbright, she was an attorney at a Seattle law firm, where she represented employers in state and federal litigation and administrative proceedings, provided counsel on discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, employee leaves, employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks, and policies. She is also an experienced speaker who has presented on several employment topics at seminars, including some run by the National Business Institute. Colleen earned her B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is licensed to practice in Washington and Connecticut.

This workshop will equip professionals with information and tools to address three different topics that are trending now in today’s organizations.

Don’t miss out on this popular training opportunity!

Early Registration SHRM Member: $65

Early Registration non-SHRM Member: $75

Student & Displaced Worker: $30

Early registration ends Friday midnight 10/11/2019.

Regular Registration and Walk In: $85

Refund Policy:

We will gladly issue refunds for event registration that are canceled before the early registration deadline.  We need to make venue arrangements and order meals in advance and are unable to refund registration fees after the deadline.  Substitutions are always welcome.  Please have your substitute inform the registration desk that they are attending in your place.


New SHRM Recertification Providers for July 2022                    

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