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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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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. 

Interested in speaking at the conference? We are accepting presenter proposals through Friday, September 1. Based on past years, we anticipate roughly 700 HR & Business Professionals will attend the conference. Follow the link below for more information and to submit a proposal.

Click here to submit a proposal.

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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  • September 7, 2017
    Go to Meeting

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

  • September 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Centerplace Regional Event Center

    INLAND NORTHWEST Society for Human Resource Management
    September 2017
    Our Popular Yearly Legal Update

  • September 20, 2017 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
    Emerald Downs 2300 Emerald Downs Dr Auburn, WA 98001


    Date:         September 20, 2017, 12:30pm – 5:00pm

    Organizer:    South King County SHRM

    Location:       Emerald Downs


  • September 21, 2017 - 7:15am to 9:00am
    The Farmhouse Restaurant 13724 Laconner Whitney Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    Presentation Overview:

    HR Professionals lead projects within HR and across the...

  • September 25, 2017 - 8:00am to September 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
    The Riverhouse on the Deschutes 3075 N. Business 97 Bend, OR 97703 541.977.3330


    Do you ever feel as if the rules of HR have changed...

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