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Power networking and valuable education come together in our SIGs! Seattle SHRM offers the opportunity for you to connect with your HR community through a variety of SIGs. Scroll below for an introduction to each of the Seattle SHRM SIGs to learn more. There's absolutely no commitment other than participating in events and activities that appeal to you and that further enhance your value as an HR Professional. To join a SIG, simply contact the group's leader. If you are interested in forming a new group, contact SIG Director Nana Mendez.



Benefits and Compensation

The Benefits & Compensation SIG's roundtable format encourages participants to share experiences and successes. Meetings are held every other month and include a subject matter expert to frame the discussion topic followed by real world examples and issues shared by participants. Attendees range from compensation or benefit specialists to directors of larger organizations. Those simply looking to learn more about the benefits and compensation specialties all the way to seasoned professionals are invited to attend.


This group is co-hosted by Nancy Ellington and Celeste Da Vault. The meetings are hosted by Kibble and Prentice. Parking within the building is validated. Coffee and breakfast is provided!


Place | USI Insurance Services | 601 Union Street | Suite 1000 | Seattle WA 98101


Date & Time | Every other month beginning in January, usually on the second Thursday. Networking at 8:00am, speaker at 8:30 to 10:00am.


Contact | Isabella Sofia | 206-577-5532 | Please also join our LinkedIn Group



Coaching in Organizations


ARE YOU prepared FOR THE FUTURE of business? Coaching is fast becoming the future of talent development and retention. As HR Professionals, we have the opportunity to drive the “coaching culture” in our organizations to have a direct impact on the business and its market performance.


We invite you to realize the benefits of organizational coaching. This SIG is a Community of Practice and includes experiential learning and discussion around best practices and applications.


Join the conversation – Bring your lunch, network with other HR professionals who are getting involved in this practice. 



Performance goals are job-focused, results-based statements which declare an employee's intentions toward accomplishing position related responsibilities. Developmental goals are learning-focused.They describe the skills, behaviors, knowledge and experiences an employee needs to be effective in their current role or support their ability to take on new responsibilities and growth. Please join us as we demonstrate how organizational coaching can support both performance and development for your employee's goals in 2018.

Agenda | 11:30 - 12:00 Networking and No Host Lunch | 12:00 - 1:00 Facilitated Group Discussion


Place | WeWork Westlake Tower | 11th Floor | 1601 5th Ave | Seattle (Enter office building off 5th Ave)


Date & Time | Fourth Thursday of each month, 11:30-1:00pm


Contact co-hosts | Debbie Oberbillig @ 206-812-1443 or Karen Fenstermacher @ 360-678-9320 



HR Career Transition

The HR Career Transition SIG's roundtable format encourages participants to network and brainstorm about HR careers in the greater Seattle area. Meetings are held every month and include a brief topic followed by open and informal conversation. Attendees include HR professionals from any discipline, industry, and company size. Those simply looking to learn more about HR opportunities in Seattle and build your network are also invited to attend.


This group is co-hosted by Jeanette Silva and Mikaela Kiner. The meetings are at Galvanize in Pioneer Square. There is limited street parking so walking or public transportation are encouraged. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided!


LOCATION | Galvanize | 111 S. Jackson St | Seattle | The doors of Galvanize officially open at 8am.


Date & Time | 8:30am - 9am on the fourth Wednesday of each month.


RSVP | To help us know who to expect, please sign up for our free event.


ContactJeanette Silva or Mikaela Kiner.  If you have difficulty accessing the building please call Mikaela @ 206 678 7871.



Are you interested in learning and sharing recruiting tips and techniques from your Human Resources colleagues?  Come join our networking group of HR professionals who are facing the same challenges as you - finding talented workers.  Our mission is to promote meaningful roundtable discussions by sharing information on resources and strategies.


Place | Robert Half | 2 Union Building | 601 Union Street | Suite 4300


Date & Time | FIRST Friday of each month from 8:30 - 9:30 AM


Contact | Chad Batty @ 206-240-7112 or  Dan Strunk206-749-0960


P.O. Box 58530, Seattle, WA 98138-1530

(206) 623-8632


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