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Welcome to Washington State SHRM

The objective of Washington State SHRM is to support SHRM members in the state of Washington with activities and communications which enhance, support Chapter leadership, and address state-wide issues in human resource management.

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Washington State SHRM Chapter Listing

Are you looking for a SHRM chapter in Washington State? Click here to check out our chapter listing page which includes informatton on each of the 15 chapters across the state and their website address, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile links. Have you affiliated with a local chapter yet? Chapters provide additional programming, development and networking opportunities in the state. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM. Click here to Designate a local Chapter.

Statewide Soft Skills Gap Initiative

The 2016 Soft Skills Starter Kit & Guide created in partnership with the Performance Skills Coalition is here! WA State SHRM previously conducted a statewide member survey to find out employer opinions regarding soft skills in the workplace.


Meetings & Events

The meeting and events page includes learning and networking opportunities throughout the state as well as opportunities with SHRM and NHRMA.

When Work Works

Washington State SHRM is honored to be a When Work Works Community Partner. When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute (FWI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. Check out our new free resources: Guide to Bold New Ideas, and Workflex Guide Series.


Sponsor WA State SHRM Events

If you are interested in reaching out to HR professionals across the state of Washington, click here for more information.

SHRM Membership

Great HR makes great organizations!  Click here to learn more about how SHRM can help you advance your organization.

Click here to Join or Renew your SHRM membership!


About Us

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Upcoming Events

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  • May 4, 2017
    GoToMeeting (Virtual meeting)

    Attendees: All WA SHRM Council Members, District Directors, and Presidents

  • May 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center 1100 N Sullivan Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99037

  • May 10, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Kitsap Golf & Country Club 3885 Northwest Golf Club Hill Road Bremerton, WA 98312

    Managing Conflict

    • Learn the types of conflict and the approaches to dealing with conflict
    • Learn the five basic approaches to dealing with conflict and strategies to determine when each strategy is most effective
    • Discuss miscommunication, strong emotions,...
  • June 1, 2017
    GoToMeeting (Virtual meeting)

    Attendees: All WA SHRM Officers, District Directors, and Directors

  • June 1, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am
    Holiday Inn Hotel 802 E Yakima Ave

    Enjoy participating in this unique, interactive leadership development experience. No matter your current level,...

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  • Last Chance to Register! Standard registration closes Friday, March 24th at 5:00PM. Don’t miss your chance to join us for this world class conference! Click here for conference details and to register. 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss the Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference...
    March 21, 2017
  • Join us March 31, 2017! Only 10 days left until standard registration closes.  Don’t miss your chance to join us for this world class conference! The Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference in Seattle, WA will connect you to valuable...
    March 14, 2017
  • NHRMA Announces New Student Scholarship! The Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) is proud to announce it is the sponsor of a new student scholarship offered through the SHRM Foundation. The scholarship will enable a student member from Alaska, Oregon or Washington to attend the SHRM...
    February 17, 2017

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