Upcoming events

    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Military Spouses:  How to Recruit and Retain This Talent Pool To Benefit Your Workforce

    Presented by: Olivia Burley

    This workshop for area businesses and organizations will provide hands-on resources and tools to develop recruitment and retention programs to engage military spouses to develop your workforce. We’ll touch on these topics and a few more:

    • Bridging the Military/Civilian Divide by Understanding the Culture
    • Understanding the Military Spouse Community and Culture
    • Recruiting Strategies for Finding Military Spouse Talent
    • Engaging the Military Spouse Workforce Within Your Organization
    • Retaining Military Spouse Talent

    Learning  Objectives:

    • Understanding the Military Spouse Community and Culture
    • Recruitment Strategies for Finding Military Spouse Talent
    • Engaging the Military Spouse Workforce Within Your Organization
    • Retaining Military Spouse Talent

    Presenter's Bio:

    As Washington’s Military Spouse Liaison, Olivia Burley is part of your Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs team. In her role, she is focused on reducing and removing employment barriers for the military spouse community and ensuring resource information distribution to military spouses. She has been a military spouse for 20 years and is the daughter of dual-military parents. Prior to joining WDVA, Olivia worked for Operation Homefront and the American Red Cross, providing services to support military families and service members.

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, 10/06/2022 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for this presentation.

    Zoom webinar details will be emailed separately after registration and prior to the event.

    FREE for SHRM/SIHRMA members. 

    $15 for future members (non-members). 

    Meeting agenda: 

    11:30 Webcast opens

    11:40 Announcements

    12:00 Presentation

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • NW Education Service District, Anacortes, WA

    Building a Better Workplace

    When:       Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Where:      NW Educational Service District

                       1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

    Time:         8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Join us in beautiful Anacortes for our annual Fall Workshop. We will be serving a hearty breakfast and snacks. You will receive 2 hours of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.

    Workshop Schedule:

    8 am – 9 am: Buffet breakfast and networking
    9 am – 10 am: “Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations”
    10 am – 12 pm:  “A Taste of JEDI”
    12 pm – 1 pm: Networking  

    Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

    Employers have a duty to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of alleged acts of discrimination, harassment, or other claims of workplace misconduct. Employer liability can hinge on the quality of the company’s investigation, therefore, it’s critical employers understand when they must investigate and the steps they need to take. In this presentation, Colleen Mayer will review the importance of investigations, when investigations must/should occur, and how to conduct and conclude a workplace investigation effectively.

    Colleen Mayer, Attorney

    Colleen Mayer is an 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.

    A Taste of JEDI

    "A Taste of JEDI" provides participants with an overview of concepts related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and offers opportunities for participates to explore ways in which they can integrate these concepts into their organizations. The workshop focuses on the ways in which our personal identities can afford us a sense of power or privilege, but may also serve to make others feel less included and empowered. 

    Jeff Natter, Executive Director (retired)
    Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority  

    Jeff Natter has worked for over 30 years in the equity and social justice arena. Most recently, he served as Executive Director at Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority, where he created and oversaw a grantmaking program that provided over $3 million per year to organizations focusing on health equity programs for underserved communities

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

    Don’t miss out on this popular training opportunity!

    Early (Online) Registration SHRM/SIHRMA Member: $55

    Early (Online) Registration non-SHRM/SIHRMA Member: $65

    Student & Displaced Worker: $30

    Regular Registration and Walk In: $75


    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for our monthly “Social Thursday” event!

    Thursday, October 27th 2022 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

Past events

22 Sep 2022 Social Thursday
8 Sep 2022 Employment Law Update 2022
25 Aug 2022 Social Thursday
28 Jul 2022 Social Thursday
23 Jun 2022 Social Thursday
26 May 2022 Social Thursday
12 May 2022 Engaging Your Workforce in a Pandemic Environment
28 Apr 2022 Social Thursday
14 Apr 2022 Navigating the ADA Waters With or Without a Paddle
24 Mar 2022 Social Thursday
11 Mar 2022 WA State SHRM Employment Law & HR Conference
10 Mar 2022 Employee Relations Considerations in the Post-Covid Era
24 Feb 2022 Social Thursday
10 Feb 2022 Agile HR in a Nutshell
27 Jan 2022 Social Thursday
13 Jan 2022 Best Practices for Recruiting Military Talent - and Retaining Them!
23 Dec 2021 Social Thursday
9 Dec 2021 Managing Up: Working Successfully with Any Type of Boss
18 Nov 2021 Social Thursday
4 Nov 2021 15 Things a Veteran Wants You to Know
28 Oct 2021 Social Thursday
21 Oct 2021 You hired a Veteran, now what? Supporting and retaining your Veteran team members.
14 Oct 2021 WA Cares Fund
30 Sep 2021 Unlocking the Potential of the Veteran and Military Spouse Workforce
23 Sep 2021 Social Thursday
9 Sep 2021 Employment Law Update 2021
26 Aug 2021 Social Thursday
24 Jun 2021 Social Thursday
17 Jun 2021 Populations Health Management vs. Traditional Wellness, With a Focus On Emerging From The Pandemic
27 May 2021 Social Thursday
13 May 2021 Secrets to THRIVE in Uncertain Times
22 Apr 2021 Social Thursday
8 Apr 2021 Review of 401(k) Plans and Plan Designs. Impact from the SECURE Act
25 Mar 2021 Social Thursday
18 Mar 2021 Equitable Pay as an Organizational Strategy
11 Feb 2021 Lean Six Sigma: Optimizing Operations
14 Jan 2021 Master the Five Rules of Virtual Engagement
10 Dec 2020 How to Build Better Bosses
12 Nov 2020 2021 Washington Exempt Salary Threshold Update
8 Oct 2020 What's Next - Post-COVID
23 Sep 2020 DE&I SHRM Hosted Webinar for WA
10 Sep 2020 Employment Law Update
12 Mar 2020 Non-violent Communication Skills
13 Feb 2020 Are You Spending Dollars to Save Dimes?
9 Jan 2020 Labor Market Data to Inform Workforce Strategy
12 Dec 2019 BizProv - Communication for Collaboration
14 Nov 2019 Human Resources Legal Changes: Bracing for 2020
17 Oct 2019 After Workshop Lunch Networking
17 Oct 2019 17th Annual Fall Workshop
12 Sep 2019 Employment Law Update
13 Jun 2019 Copia on the Boulevard June Networking Event
9 May 2019 Getting Talent Back to Work
11 Apr 2019 What you need to know about Domestic Violence in the Workplace
14 Mar 2019 Building Positive and Productive Cultures through Strategic Leadership
14 Feb 2019 Streamlined Third Party Mediation in the Workplace
10 Jan 2019 Recreational Marijuana
13 Dec 2018 Flip the Script: 4 Steps to Radically Improve Productivity and Potential
8 Nov 2018 HR Professionals: A Guide for Incorporating Mental Health into Your Wellness Strategy
11 Oct 2018 16th Annual Fall Workshop
13 Sep 2018 Recent Developments in Federal and State Employment Law
14 Jun 2018 Leave, Please: Practical Tips for Dealing with the Current and Forthcoming Leave-Related Laws in Washington
7 Jun 2018 SIHRMA Farmstrong Networking Event
10 May 2018 Return to Work, Stay at Work & Preferred Worker Programs


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