January 24, 2013
2013 Symposium
Smashing the HR Box

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, WA 

A TV actress, FBI Academy graduate, and a man called Evil Skippy


What do a graduate of the FBI Academy, ex-TV commercial actress, and a man they call "Evil Skippy" have in common? They're all presenting at LWHRA's 2013 Symposium.


Human Resource professionals are a diverse group...we come from all walks of life with a multitude of different backgrounds. Perhaps that's why we've gravitated to Human Resources. It's a discipline filled with variety - one that benefits from our unique perspectives. These unique perspectives help us problem-solve and smash out of the HR box. 


In short, we all have our story. Whether you're an award-winning TV anchor with 20 years of experience in front of the camera (Margo Myers) or an ex-TV commercial actress (Jan M. McLaughlin)...a native of the Pacific NW who married her high school sweetheart (Robin Baker) or a professor who has lead classes from Seattle to Singapore and points in between (Jim Rand)...you will find peers at LWHRA's 2013 Symposium.


So, come join your colleagues at this year's Symposium. Share your story and hear others'. At the end of the day, we promise you will walk away a richer person better equipped to handle the unique challenges we face every day as HR professionals.

Regence BlueShield2013 Symposium Sponsor:
College Relations Corner

LWIT SHRM Student Chapter Happenings
Jennifer Olsen, LWHRA College Relations Chair


"HR Day on the Hill" (Olympia, WA) - February 2013

HR Day on the Hill  sponsored by the SHRM Washington State Council happens once a year in Olympia, WA and is a great way to become informed on current legislative reforms being proposed by Legislators and meet the who's who of HR.


We are so excited that a group of students from the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) SHRM student chapter will be attending HR Day on the Hill this year in early February. We hope they bring back key legislative updates and learn more about HR on the Hill.


Volunteering @ LWHRA Symposium - February 2013

As you know, this year's Symposium will be held on February 13, 2013 at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue and will include keynote speakers Don MacPherson ("Accelerating Peak Performance") and Jim Rand ("HR Strategies for the 21st Century").


The students of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology are excited to be volunteering throughout the day in a variety of positions. Feel free to say hello if you'll be attending the event and see one of them! 


NHRMA Student Conference - April 2013

We are so excited to be planning the NHRMA Student Conference with the student Chapter. We are all working hard to confirm great speakers with interesting topics. The Conference will be held at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology on April, 19 and 20, 2013.


See's Candy Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who helped support the student Chapter during their See's Candy fundraiser. We raised $343.30 this year to help with our SHRM student chapter programs.

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