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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.

Applications for open positions are being accepted through October 20th for the 2018 Washington State SHRM Board. Service on a volunteer board is a great way to expand your network. In addition, while serving as a WA State SHRM Director you will have opportunities to strengthen your project management skills while giving back to the HR profession.


The 2018 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Seattle Sheraton (1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101). Stay tuned for more information and registration details. 

If you have any questions or need more information about the conference please connect with Julie Jones, 2018 Conference Chair at

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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  • October 19, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
    NW Educational Service District Anacortes, WA

    15th Annual Fall Workshop

    HRCI Approved

    The Shifting Sands of Human...

  • October 20, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
    Marcus Whitman Hotel Walla Walla, WA


    BMHRMA is excited to welcome back dynamic and innovative speaker Carol Bowser! Tackling a basic yet invaluable topic, Carol will provide two separate presentations, each module focusing on a different aspect of communications.  The sessions will teach actionable...

  • November 2, 2017
    Go to Meeting

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

  • November 8, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Kitsap Conference Center 100 Washington Ave Bremerton

    Key takeaways:

    How to be a proactive risk manager in HR

    Ways for HR to be an effective partner with the business

    How to work strategically with legal counsel

    The benefits of completing a risk...

  • November 15, 2017 - 8:00am to November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188

    The NHRMA seminar, “Human Resource Academy,” in its 43rd year of presentation, is designed to provide practical knowledge of the functions of the HR department. Key areas of the HR...

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    September 11, 2017
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    May 23, 2017
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    March 21, 2017

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