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Welcome to the South Puget Sound Chapter of SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.  To reach us, email

Not yet a member of our local chapter? Membership is free and provides great benefits to you as a HR professional. To learn more and to join visit or complete and return the Chapter Designation Form.

Learn more about your 2015 Board here! We are all eager and ready to serve our membership and open to hearing from each of you!

Need HRCI Credits?

Are you looking for programs that are pre-approved for HRCI credits? If so, look no further.  SPS SHRM provides monthly breakfast programs, that in most occassions, are pre-approved for 1.0 HRCI credit hours.  You can see our upcoming events by clicking here.

We invite you to be part of our organization by taking advantage of our marketing and sponsorship opportunities.  We will give you as many opportunities as possible to partner with our members so you will get a positive return on your investment.  Click here for more information.

  • Direct Benefits
  • Increase Revenue
  • Support continued education within our industry
  • Network, network, network
  • Amplify your company’s image and reputation
  • Target specific audience

SPS Chapter Supports SHRM 's Initiative | Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
The South Puget Sound Chapter supports SHRM's commitment and continued effort to hire and retain military-connected employees.  We strive to assist veterans, guard, reservists, and military spouses transition into the workplace.  We recently received a letter from SHRM's CEO, Henry Jackson, thanking our chapter for supporting this initiative - click here to view the letter.   So, thank you, SPS Members for your efforts in making a difference for our nation's veterans and in our community!


2015 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Annual Employment Law & HR Conference and we need your help to advertise this highly sought after conference.  Please add the conference link ( to your website and feel free to promote this information at your chapter meetings and social media sites.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Conference Director Chance Brimhall,

 2015 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference Information

2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest and best HR event in the world, providing your organization with the tools and resources you need to create and implement the successful HR practices that will ensure that your company will thrive. Your company will get the targeted strategies and practical takeaways that you need to achieve your goals – from talent management to federal compliance to cutting-edge business strategies.

Internationally-renowned speakers that offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories that can help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation, and success.  You’ll hear from business leaders, HR practitioners, consultants and academicians.

Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career, based on the SHRM Competency Model. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customize the learning you need.  Concentrate on solutions designed to help your organization become more compliant; delve into the cutting-edge trends that will impact your workplace in the next few years; build a strategic talent management plan to increase engagement and retention. Whatever you need, our program will have something for you.

Innovative learning opportunities, such as our Masters Series featuring high-level academicians, Smart Stage presentations covering innovative new HR practices and Practitioner Exchange sessions featuring HR professionals from well-respected organizations.

Recertification credits for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or other HR or general designation.

Preconference programs that allow you to maximize your investment in Vegas by getting a richer, more comprehensive education- choose from our popular Workshops or Seminars to get high-level strategies or deep dives into HR essentials.

Networking opportunities with your peers and colleagues from across your organization, and around the world.  From our vast Exposition Hall, to our session-based networking, to the hallways of the convention center, there is ample opportunity for you to meet HR professionals who share your goals and your challenges.

And don’t forget the online networking! Attendees get access to our Conference Community site where you can meet and chat with other attendees and build connections with them before you even get to Las Vegas.  And there’s always Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  

The world’s largest HR marketplace, the SHRM Exposition, which gives you access to thousands of solutions-providers in every industry.  Save a few more lines here.

Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? Visit for more information.

A dynamic and exciting host city, Las Vegas, where shopping, dining and entertainment have been taken to new heights.


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