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Welcome to the Washington State Human Resources Council

The objective of the Washington State Human Resources Council 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.


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 16 chapters across the state and their website address, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile links.

Meetings & Events

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

Designate A Local Chapter

Have you affiliated with a local chapter yet? In Washington, SHRM has 16 local affiliate chapters which 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. Find a local Chapter and Designate a local Chapter.

When Work Works

The Washington State Human Resources Council 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.

Calling All Top Employers!  If you have a winning workplace – one that's effective and flexible – and want to be known as an employer of choice by today's top job candidates, apply for the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Sloan Award). All applicants receive a free benchmarking report, the opportunity to stand out from competitors as an employer of choice, and local and national media attention.  Visit to learn more and apply.

Apply between August 17 and November 6, 2015.


Sponsor WSHRC Events

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

SHRM Membership  

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, on the web and off.

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

Upcoming Events

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  • September 9, 2015, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Northwood Hall 3240 Northwest Avenue Bellingham, WA 98226

    Randall Benson will show you how to use the Cynefin Framework to choose between four archetypal approaches to organizational change.   Choosing the right approach can spell the difference between breakthrough or disaster.  You’ll also discover how to apply the Cynefin Framework to address crucial issues about change,...

  • September 9, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Silverdale Beach Hotel

    Session Title:  De-escalation in the Workplace

    Presenter: Malynda Green

    Session Description:  Have you found yourself trying to communicate with someone who is upset and starting to get aggressive?  Have you had a person blow up and not seen it coming?...

  • September 23, 2015, 11:00am – 4:30pm
    Emerald Downs 2300 Emerald Downs Dr. Auburn, WA 98001

    This year's Annual Legal Lunch & Learn "Best Practices for Regulatory Compliance" will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Emerald Downs in Auburn. Following a lunchtime keynote address, the event will feature presentations by three Agency All Stars. Four (...

  • October 2, 2015, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Conference call line & online link will be distributed prior to the meeting

    End of the year evaluation of goals, introduction of 2016 board nominees

  • October 5-7, 2015
    Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232 (503) 235-7575


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