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    South King County SHRM Annual Conference

    Date: April 24, 2019, 12:00pm
    South King County SHRM
    Emerald Downs
    2300 Ron Crockett Dr.
    Auburn, WA 98001
    Non-SKC SHRM Member $109.00
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    Note: The South King County SHRM chapter has been gracious enough to give our chapter a discount code worth $20 off if you register by Friday, April 19th.  Use code "SPS" while registering!

    South King County SHRM Presentations for April 24th

    Our Annual Half-Day event has moved from Fall to Spring this year. Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Emerald Downs in Auburn for lunch and an afternoon of dynamic, relevant topics.  This event has been approved for 3.5 HRCI General recertification and SHRM PDC credits.

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    Presentation from 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


    Don Meyer

    Don Meyer is a Former Police Officer and Corporate Security Executive with extensive experience in development and implementation of multi-state Safety and Security operations. He has a proven track record of building and directing Security Teams comprised of a combination of Private Security Contractors and Local Law Enforcement Officers. 

    He is experienced in providing safety and security for Broadcast Media, Healthcare facilities, Data Centers, Luxury Hospitality Industry and Class “A” High Rise facilities and aerospace manufacturers. Don served as General Manager for the World’s largest Contract Security Provider for the States of Washington and Idaho and Corporate Safety and Security Director for Fisher Communications’ 21 Network Affiliates on the West Coast.

    His Key Competencies are Corporate Security Management and Consulting, Security Risk Assessments, Crisis/Disaster Management, Workplace Violence Prevention Training, CPR/AED/1ST AID Training, Active Shooter Response Training, PS/PI/BBRA Handgun Instruction. 

    Workplace Violence Prevention

    Workplace violence causes a significant number of deaths and injuries in Washington and throughout the country. Between January 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016, workplace violence was the second leading cause of workplace deaths in Washington State.  This presentation will provide education about employers’ regulatory obligations as well as practical information to identify and diffuse potential violence in the workplace.

    Learning objectives include:

    • OSHA General Duty Clause
    • Warning signs of potential workplace violence
    • Workplace violence statistics in the United States
    • Liability consequences for employers who ignore the signs
    • Employer steps to help create a Workplace Violence Prevention strategy

    1 HR General Credit for SHRM and HRCI credits.

    D.H. Meyer Safety and Security Consulting (

    Presentation from 2:05 pm - 3:35 pm


    Ami De Celle

    Ami De Celle is a Staff Attorney for Archbright, where she provides advice and counsel to members on complex employment law and labor issues. Ami has 15 years of experience representing employment law. Prior to joining Archbright, she was a Partner at an employment and labor defense firm in Seattle, where she represented private and public-sector employers in litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and labor matters. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. Ami is licensed to practice law in Washington.

    Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

    Increasingly, employers find themselves the target of employment litigation and claims that are costly in terms of dollars and employee morale. Many times, employer liability hinges on the quality of the company’s investigation into complaints of discrimination, harassment, or other claims of workplace misconduct. In fact, an important consideration in an employee’s decision to ultimately file a lawsuit is whether the employer conducted an effective workplace investigation.

    This session will provide practical and timely information for employer representatives who by virtue of their position are charged with investigating a workplace complaint.

    After completing this course, participants will have strategies to effectively:

    • Decide when and how to conduct an investigation
    • Conduct investigative interviews
    • Document the investigation
    • Tackle witness challenges, including credibility assessments, reluctant and emotional witnesses
    • Understand legal rights of investigation participants
    • Prepare an investigation report
    • Implement investigation findings and follow up on post investigation issue

    1 HR General Credit for SHRM and HRCI credits.

    Archbright (

    Presentation from 3:55 pm - 4:55 pm


    Aaron Goldstein

    As a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Aaron Goldstein brings a decade and a half of experience to companies’ quirkiest, thorniest, and most complex employment issues. He also works with companies to develop policies and practices that are engines for business growth and that reflect the culture and values of the companies he represents. When Aaron’s clients are faced with litigation, he aggressively pushes their cases forward to an efficient resolution.

    Aaron advises businesses and provides litigation expertise on all employment related matters, from trade secret disputes and non-competition agreements to discrimination and harassment claims, under Oregon, Washington, and federal law. He represents clients before the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Washington Human Rights Commission, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Aaron represents companies in a wide variety of industries including, banking, financial services, computer software, semiconductor fabrication, retail, and medical supplies.

    Aaron has a J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.

    Keep Calm and Dialogue On: Navigating Mental Health Issues Under the ADA

    The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 continues to be one of the most challenging areas for HR and business professionals to navigate.  This presentation will help you create an overall strategy for how your company prepares for and engages in the ADA process when mental health issues are involved.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to prepare for ADA/mental health issues before they arise
    • How to overcome the “because of disability” trap
    • How to handle healthcare providers
    • Learn to recognize subtle ADA notice issues
    • How to incorporate an effective and compassionate communication style

    1.5 HR General Credit for SHRM and HRCI credits.

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP (