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November Meeting - Diversity & Inclusion Panel

Posted By Administration, Sunday, October 15, 2017

Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion:

What it means to be an ally in your organization?

Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC

 

Click Here to Register Today!

 

In the best run organizations, Diversity and Inclusion are at the core of the organization’s culture. HR professionals have to understand that different demographic groups think and communicate differently.  Their cultural differences must be understood before newcomers from diverse backgrounds are truly integrated and included in a company’s workforce. Many employees struggle to recognize the part they can play in D&I because they want to engage but don’t have the tools to meaningfully participate as an effective friend, colleague or ally. How can organization capitalize on their energy and interest by providing them with training and support to understand cultural interfaces and see their diverse workforce as an organizational asset?

 

The panelists will share their experiences with and without D&I strategies in placed within their organization. They will highlight the support and encouragement received from their leadership and allies that helped to create a more inclusive workplace. 

 

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave
Seattle, Washington  98121

 

 REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

PRICE (includes breakfast): 

Seattle SHRM Member: $35

Non-member: $45

Student: $20*  

Registration ends on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Walk-in registrants will be charged $50 at the door. 

*Students must be enrolled in the equivalent of 6 credit hours (minimum) per term in a degree seeking program including coursework related to Human Resource Management.


Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPTM or SHRM-SCPTM.

Tags:  D&I  Diversity  HR  Inclusion  SHRM 

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October Chapter Meeting: SPEAK With Power

Posted By Administration, Sunday, October 1, 2017

SPEAK with Power

 Presented by 

Leo Novsky, SPEAK with Power 

 

Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC

 

Click Here to Register Today!

 

In today’s competitive business environment it is more important than ever to make an impact through presentations, evaluations and speeches. Yet most leaders, managers, job seekers and entrepreneurs are woefully unprepared to connect with the heart and mind of their audience to get results. 

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington  98121

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

Leo Novsky is a professional speaker, executive presentation coach at SPEAK with Power Consulting and has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at University of Washington Bothell School of Business and University Beyond Bars. Coming to the United States as a political refugee at the age of 12 from the Soviet Union, Leo experienced first-hand the challenge of not being understood. This challenge turned into a calling to master the art of effective communication. Leo has over 17 years of experience in communication, training, marketing and business development. His educational background includes a BA in English Literature from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He is a published author, inventor and founder of several start-ups. He is fluent in English, Russian, and conversant in Japanese.

 

Registration ends on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

 

Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

 

Sponsor Spotlight: 

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Washington State SHRM is conducting a statewide Employee Benefits Survey

Posted By Lorrie Adams, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017

In today’s competitive talent marketplace, it is imperative for organizations to make informed and strategic decisions regarding their employee benefits strategy.

 

Washington State SHRM is conducting a statewide Employee Benefits Survey. This survey will provide detailed information regarding the various benefit programs offered by employers throughout Washington State to improve their ability to attract and retain quality talent. Organizations can then use this data to inform their benefits strategy in the current talent marketplace.

 

 LEVERAGING LOCAL MARKET DATA TO INFORM YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS STRATEGY

 

  • Types of employee benefits being offered by local employers
  • Benefits that enable employers to personalize employee benefit plans
  • Employer/Employee contribution strategies
  • Alternative contribution strategies
  • Addressing mandated sick and safe leave requirements
  • Top benefit priorities of Washington State employers

 

The survey is now open for participation. Results will be published in mid-November. Survey participants who are SHRM members and affiliated with a local SHRM chapter will receive the results for free!

 

Get complete details and claim your COMPLIMENTARY Comprehensive Employee Benefits Report by participating in the online survey no later than Friday, September 29th by visiting WaStateCouncil.SHRM.org/BenefitsSurvey.

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September Chapter Meeting: Fierce Conversations with Susan Scott

Posted By Frank Gravelyn, Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fierce Conversations with Susan Scott

 

Susan Scott is a New York Times bestselling author

and CEO of Fierce Conversations

 

Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC

 

Click Here to Register Today!

 

We all want to have conversations that produce results. Yet most people feel that many of their business conversations are a waste of time. And money. In fact, pointless conversations are the root cause of most of our problems. Solve that and you solve your problems!

 

WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 2017 

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington  98121

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

What you will learn:

  • How to think about the conversations central to your success
  • 5 mindset and behavior shifts critical to make your conversations more impactful  
  • A feedback conversation model to use immediately

New tools for you to use: 

  • Clarify the topic and its significance
  • Be here, prepared to be nowhere else
  • Give yourself a secret rule
  • Disclose what you really think and feel
  • Stay current with everyone

Susan Scott, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of Fierce Conversations, has helped thousands of companies upgrade their conversations. When you become a great conversationalist, you become the person everyone wants to talk to, your meetings become think tanks and 1 conversation with you has the impact of 10 ordinary conversations.

 

Registration ends on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

 

Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

 

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Connect for a Cause

Posted By Administration, Sunday, July 30, 2017

Connect for a Cause

with

Seattle SHRM and South King County SHRM

 

Connect for a Cause with an exciting joint networking event with Seattle and South King County SHRM chapters! Join us for an opportunity to connect with an expanded group of HR peers while helping out in our local community.

 

On Wednesday, September 13th, we’ll be joining forces at Food Lifeline to sort and pack food from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  The Food Lifeline facility is located at 815 S. 96th Street Seattle, WA 98108.

 

If you are able to join us, please visit http://shrm-seattleandskc.foodlifeline.volunteerhub.com/  Once on the site, please click on the 9/13 6:00 – 8:00 pm session and then the button that says “sign up”.  Simply create your volunteer profile to access our spots and RSVP.  We have 30 spots to fill so let’s come together and show our support for this great cause!

 

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August 17 Chapter Meeting-Collaborative Conflict: An Oxymoron?

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Collaborative Conflict: An Oxymoron?

Presented by 

Gary Ford

Uniquely HR

 

Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC

 

Click Here to Register Today!

 

Research shows that people’s tendency to avoid conflict results in lost time, financial impact, and unnecessary stress in organizations. In this session, we will explore our natural responses to conflict – both constructive and destructive. Learning to identify and name those behaviors enables each of us different choice. You’ll also learn about the nine most common hot buttons at work, and which ones trigger you personally. No team or organization starts out with a healthy approach to conflict, but with a little help we can all get there.

 

WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington  98121

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

You will learn how HR Professionals can increase their conflict competence to more successfully navigate disagreements even (or especially) when the stakes are high. These skills can be used with leaders at all levels – whether you are personally working through a tough conversation, or supporting your clients. This program will teach skills necessary to coach individuals as they prepare for and resolve difficult disagreements at work.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Honing the Underlying Skills to Finding Common Ground: Effective Questioning and Listening
  • Tools for kicking off sensitive conversations, clearing up misunderstandings in real-time and establishing a clear agreement
  • Mediation best practices for HR professionals
  • How facilitator will support the learners:real-life case studies, practical tools and hands-on practice with those tools 

 

Gary Ford’s experience comes from his 16-year career at Nintendo of America, where  he managed teams from 2 to 65 and  headed the learning and development function during the last half of his tenure. As a consultant, Gary knows how to listen for what may be hindering effectiveness his clients' organizations. He partners with his clients to efficiently identify and implement effective training interventions to support the organization’s mission. Gary is a strong storyteller, who knows how to capture the imagination of his audience and help them connect training content to their workday challenges.   

 

Registration ends on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 

 

Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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Career and Internship Expo Volunteers Needed

Posted By Administration, Saturday, July 8, 2017
Career and Internship Expo

hosted by

  

 

In collaboration with Rainier Scholars and Amazon on their Career and Internship Expo, Seattle SHRM is seeking chapter member volunteers to help with resume/cover letter review, Interviewing tips and strategies, and LinkedIn Best Practices. This is an excellent opportunity for HR Professionals to practice and develop their coaching and mentoring  skills while supporting candidates develop their job search skills.

 
No need to prepare for this event.  All materials will be provided to HR Professionals.  You may bring your own if you wish.
 
For questions or to register, please contact Joanne Lee, Workforce Readiness, Diversity and Inclusion Director at 951.314.8110 or by email at joanneey@gmail.com
 
WHAT: Career and Internship Expo
 
WHEN: July 27, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
WHERE: Amazon Day 1 Tower
2121 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
 
Attendees:  A diverse group of individuals such as youth and young adults, immigrants, people of color, young women and minorities, and underemployed socio-economic groups.

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July 20th Chapter Meeting - The Simple Truths of Appreciation

Posted By Frank Gravelyn, Monday, June 26, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Simple Truths of Appreciation -

How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference

Presented by 

Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE

 

Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC

 

Click Here to Register Today!

 

In these tough economic times of having to do more with less, it is critical to find other ways besides money to keep employees engaged. Sixty-five percent of American workers said they received NO appreciation all last year for the good work they had done, yet the second most important thing people want from their jobs is full appreciation. In this inspiring session Barbara will share ten simple truths of appreciation as well as dozens of creative ways, at little or no cost, to keep employees happy and productive and which they can immediately apply in their work and in their lives. The beauty of appreciation is that we can each give it to anyone we choose for no cost except our awareness and a few moments of our time.

WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave | Seattle, Washington  98121

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Learn the ten simple truths of appreciation.
  • Examine several models as a frame to understand the importance of appreciation in employee engagement and the choices they have to affirm others every day.
  • Explore many creative, no cost or low cost ways to appreciate and recognize employees.
  • Understand that Appreciation is a free gift and be inspired to become a more appreciative leader.

 

Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE works with organizations that want to improve morale, retention, and service and with people who want to rediscover the joy in their work and in their lives.

 

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 Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPTM or SHRM-SCPTM.

 

Registration ends on Monday, July17th at 5:00 PM.

 

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Lunch in New Orleans at #SHRM17

Posted By Administration, Saturday, June 3, 2017

Are you headed to the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans?

 

LET’S DO LUNCH!

 

Washington State SHRM is hosting a free lunch and networking event
for SHRM Conference attendees from Washington in New Orleans!

 

• Special guest Greg Hawks (www.hawksagency.com) will be joining us!
• All lunch attendees will be entered into a drawing for a FREE registration to

Washington State SHRM’s 2018 Employment Law and HR Conference

 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00pm – 1:30pm
WHERE: Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center Hotel
1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA
(directly across the street from the Convention Center)
WHAT: Great conversations, new connections and a catered sandwich buffet
compliments of WA State SHRM

 

AWESOME! HOW DO I RSVP? Click here to register

 

Or paste this link into your browser:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washington-state-networking-event-shrm-national-conference-tickets-34800310666

 

Questions? Contact:
Nancy Kasmar: nancyk@compensationconnections.com
Tracy White: twhite@clarknuber.com

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June 15th Chapter Meeting

Posted By Frank Gravelyn, Monday, May 29, 2017

Employment Law Update: Where Are We Now?  Where Are We Going?

Presented by 

Kellie Tabor and Katie Bosbyshell

Littler Mendelson - Seattle

 

Approved for 1 HRCI general credit and 1 SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP PDC

 

Click Here to Register Today!

 

The past year has seen some major changes in the human resources arena. From paid sick leave to an overhaul of federal wage and hour law, 2016 brought significant changes to the employment law landscape.  Where do we stand with the changes made by the current administration, and what can we expect for the remainder of the term?  Littler Mendelson employment law attorneys Kellie Tabor and Katie Bosbyshell will help you relive the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2016 and provide practical solutions and guidance for how those legal innovations will impact your HR strategy in 2017 and beyond. Topics will include revisions to the federal rules governing white collar exemptions, EEOC and NLRB developments, evolving joint employer rules, and much much more!

 

WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017

WHERE: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave | Seattle, Washington  98121

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

PROGRAM & BREAKFAST: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

Kellie Tabor is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson’s Seattle office.  Kellie has represented employers exclusively for 10 years.  She focuses her practice on defending employers in employee-initiated lawsuits and representing them in the enforcement of non-compete and other restrictive covenants.  She handles both single plaintiff and multi-plaintiff harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, as well as class and collective action wage and hour claims.  Kellie also counsels clients on a variety of employment and human resources issues and works to develop personnel policies and employee handbooks.

 

Katie Bosbyshell is an associate with Littler’s Seattle office.  Katie represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment-related issues including wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, harassment and discrimination, accommodations, onboarding, and terminations. She provides clients with tools to avoid disputes, such as employee handbooks, policies, agreements and training. Katie also does extensive work in the areas of non-competition law and trade secrets law.  She also has extensive experience litigating labor and employment-related lawsuits. As an attorney, Katie’s primary goal is to help clients prevent and resolve disputes so they can get back to business.

 

June Chapter Sponsor:

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Northeastern University—Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered. Our master’s degree and graduate certificate programs are offered in online and hybrid learning formats, making them flexible to your needs.

 

Seattle SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPTM or SHRM-SCPTM.

 

Registration ends on Monday, June 12th at 5:00 PM.

 

 

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