September 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:30am Introduction to the New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law EVENT IS FULL**** 
Starting in 2020, Washington will be the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits to workers and employers. The program will be funded by premiums paid by both employees and employers. This insurance program will allow workers to tak...
October 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30am A Day of Labor Relations Training Registration Online
Session I (9 a.m. to 12:30)
Just the Facts: Conducting Misconduct Investigations in the Workplace  Discover the proper techniques and tested procedures to investigate misconduct in a workplace. Together, Todd and Lisa will sleuth out the best questions for yo...
Friday, October 26, 2018
11:30am Human Resources for Small BusinessDiscover how to simplify and manage your businesses HR needs. Everything from handbooks, to taxes, to hiring, to paperwork and documentation will be covered. You’ll identify resources for keeping on top of all these tasks so you can spend your time growing the business instead of managing Human...
December 2018
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
6pm Jingle & MinglePlease join us for a festive celebration and auction.  Bring business cards and colleagues for a jolly good time!  Your 2019 Board will also be officially installed at this event so this is a great oppurtunity to meet them, and provide feedback for next year´s events/initiatives. &...
January 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:30am Pre-Employment Backround Screening: What´s Legal and What is Not?*This workshop is eligible for 3.0 SHRM credits.*
Washington’s new “Ban-the-Box” bill was signed into law as The Fair Chance Act on June 7, 2018. The new law makes it illegal for public and private employers to ask job applicants about arrests or convictions until after the applicant is de...
February 2019
Saturday, February 09, 2019
10am ***Cancelled***Skill Building With SHRMThis event has been cancelled.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30am Washington´s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Getting Employers Ready for 2020Washington´s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Getting Employers Ready for 2020
Presented by Matt LaPalm, Employment Security Department
Sponsored by

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Breakfast from 7:30am-8:00am; 2-hour workshop to begin at 8:00am
SHRM Members: $40
Non SHRM Members...
March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:30am ***CANCELLED***Drug and Alcohol Reasonable Situation TrainingThis event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvience.
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April 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
8am Active Shooter Response Training and Personal ProtectionActive Shooter Response Training and Personal Protection
Presented by Nathan Henyan, School Risk Solutions
Sponsored By

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Breakfast from 7:30am-8:00 a.m.; 8-hour workshop to begin at 8:00 a.m.
SHRM Members: $100
Non SHRM Members: $120
Students: $80 (must sho...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Managing Attendance Abuse in a Protected Leave WorldAbsence management can take an inordinate amount of time for both HR professionals and managers. Laws in recent years have challenged the ability of employers to enforce attendance policies as they pertain to employees who miss work because of certain health conditions and have rendered no-fault ...
May 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Records Management: What to Keep or TossRecords Management: What to Keep or Toss
Presented by Sean M. Worley, Meyer Fluegge Tenney 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Breakfast from 7:30am-8:00 a.m.; 2-hour workshop to begin at 8:00 a.m.
SHRM Members: $40
Non SHRM Members: $50
Students: $30 (must show current ID)
June 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
11am Internships: Pros? Cons?Come join us at the Yakima Chamber of Commerce Lunch on June 12th to discuss internships and the value they could bring to your organization.
SHRM Presents a discussion on interships with a panel of speakers:Dr. James Avery - CWUBruce Simpson - CWUVicky Swank - Heritage University C...
August 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Bring Business Cards.  Must be at least 21.

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September 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30am Supervisory and Performance Management for New Leaders REGISTER NOW
The course is intended to help new supervisors increase productivity and morale. This highly interactive workshop teaches specific skills to become more effective leaders using group exercises and practice to drive home the skills introduced.

Learn how to go...
October 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
8am Emotional Intelligence… What is it and why should you care?Emotional Intelligence… What is it and why should you care?
Presented by Miguel Messina, V.P. Comprehensive Healthcare
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Breakfast from 7:30am-8:00 a.m.; 2-hour workshop to begin at 8:00 a.m.
SHRM Members: $40
Non SHRM Members: $50
Students: $30 (must show ...
December 2019
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
5:30pm 2019 Jingle and MingleBBSI PRESENTS
Jingle & Mingle
December 4 • 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn 401 East Yakima Ave., Yakima
Free parking available in the garage. $35 per person.
Cash, no host bar. Donations for silent auction welcome.
Auction benefits SHRM Foundation. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
February 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30am ***SOLD OUT***Washington´s Paid Family and Medical Leave ProgramWashington is the fifth state to offer paid family and medical leave benefits. Anyone who works 820 hours or more in the qualifying period is eligible for PFML. All Washington employers, including out-of-state employers with Washington employees, are required to participate with few exceptions. L...
April 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
9:30am Covid-19 Expert Q&A TownhallRegister Now
Is your head swimming?  Are you trying to stay above water while it digests the torrential river of information being thrown at you with each new day during this pandemic?  We at Yakima SHRM wish to help you navigate this unprecedented time.
We have created a survey to ga...
May 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
10am A Business Guide to Re-OpeningAs businesses are allowed to re-open, we know business will not be what it used to be. The state has required that social distancing measures stay in place and safety measures are being followed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.How will your business implement those measures? How will you ke...
September 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:30am The New Normal: Benefits of Successfully Navigating Change in a Fast-Paced WorkplaceThe world has changed professionally and personally. Not since 9-11 have we been challenged tochange how we live, work and socialize. None of us are the same now that a pandemic has shown us anew normal. People are uncertain, scared and worried about their jobs. To retain your talent, you mustund...