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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.
For more information, email programs@yakimashrm.org

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...
October 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
8:30am Effectively Navigating the Pandemic: Managing Your Workforce and Avoiding DisputesRegister Now
The pandemic’s first wave forced many companies to make employment decisions quickly and amid new and rapidly evolving laws, regulations, and guidance. As the pandemic wears on, companies face new challenges in reopening, resuming work, and making operational decisions, even as th...
January 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
8am Employment Law UpdateThis workshop will address the most significant employment law developments of the year. Changes will be presented in a practical, timely manner helping you minimize employment law liability. 
About our presenter:
Scott Prange advises a diverse range of companies during all stages of litig...
March 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
8am Out of Sight Yet Still Virtually Productive: Effectively Managing Employee Performance During Covid-19Employee performance management encompasses effective structure, communication, consistency and fairness. When conducted properly, it impacts the organization, individual departments, and every employee. It drives systems and processes attempting to build products and/or services with results tha...
April 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
8am Workforce Training Development in Yakima CountyBy 2030, 19.3% of the total U.S. population will be over the age 65. How are you preparing for tomorrow? Learn about traditional and non-traditional training and education opportunities in this fun, interactive online workshop. We will discuss work-based learning, career and technical education, ...
May 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
9am Developing a Coaching Culture: Self-Directed Performance CoachingEvery organization has hidden resources that they aren´t using effectively. Think about how much time managers spend trying to help a member of their team with something they themselves don´t know much about. How much time do employees stay stuck or unsure of how to proceed because they are doing...
June 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Biden´s First 100 Days and Beyond: What All Employers Need to Know including the new W4A new President is always consequential – but especially for employers, as legislative and enforcementpriorities shift. Learn how to proactively comply and mitigate risk in a quickly shifting regulatory landscape.Nate and Scott will explore President Biden’s executive orders, various agency l...
August 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
5:30pm 2021 Meet & GreetClick Here to Register
September 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
7:30am The March Toward Creating a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive CultureNo matter where we start, as leaders we all have the responsibility to learn how to improve our competency and knowledge to better support those around us. We need to create a culture where everyone can thrive regardless of our own blind spots, prejudices and biases. 
In this engaging, inte...
October 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
8am Washington Cares Fund: Long-Term Care Services and SupportWashington is the first state in the nation to make long-term care more affordable for workers. Learn about the new WA Cares Fund benefit and what to expect. Your workers may look to you when they have questions, and we invite you to learn more about this long-term care and support program. Get a...
December 2021
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
5:30pm 2021 Winter WingdingCome and join us for a much-needed winter networking and auction event.
Free parking available in the garage. $35 per person. Cash, no host bar. Auction benefits SHRM Foundation. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Register Now
January 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
8am 2021 Employment Law UpdateThis workshop will address the most significant employment law developments of the year. Changes will be presented in a practical, timely manner helping you minimize employment law liability. 
Sponsored by 

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Due to continuing health crisis ...
February 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
8am Diversity, Equity, and InclusionHollyAnna “CougarTracks” DeCoteau Littlebull is a Yakama, Nez Perce, Cayuse, and Cree Native. HollyAnna has also been an instructor at Heritage University, a demonstrating artist at numerous museums and school districts, and a guest speaker on TedX and elsewhere. 
Owner and artist at Bi...
March 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
7:30am From Surviving to Thriving: Dealing with Mental Health in the WorkplaceBryce Brewer has been a professional speaker for over 20 years. Speaking to large groups of over 1,000 to smaller, more intimate settings ranging from the non-profit world, mental health advocacy, to stand-up comedy. Bryce will be presenting on Mental Health and Wellness in the workplace.
Bryce ...
April 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
7:30am Succession PlanningThis workshop will provide you with the information to create a strong succession plan for your business. We will cover the steps to take in creating a reasonable objective and timeline for an action plan, taking into consideration your current business organization, leadership team, and financia...