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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: Kibble & Prentice 601 Union Street, Suite 1000 Seattle, WA 98101 (Two Union Square, across from the WAC)


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


Contact: Alyssa Reynolds at 206-577-6897.  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.


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


Date/Time:  Fourth Thursday of each month, 11:30-1pm. NOTE: Our November 2017 meeting is Thursday the 30th. 


Contact co-hosts:  Debbie Oberbillig at 206-812-1443 or Karen Fenstermacher at 360-678-9320 to attend.



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!


NEW LOCATION: Galvanize, 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle 98104


Date/Time: Monthly meetings, usually on the fourth Wednesday. SPECIAL NOTE – the November meeting will be held on November 15 to avoid Thanksgiving week. Networking starts at 8:00am, roundtable from 8:30 - 9:30am. The doors of Galvanize officially open at 8am.


Contact: Jeanette Silva or Mikaela Kiner.  If you have difficulty accessing the building please call Mikaela at 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: General Assembly, 1218 Third Ave, 3rd Floor, Seattle


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


 Contact:  Beth Miller at 425-772-9199 or Chad Batty


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

(206) 623-8632


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