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May Astoria LCHRMA Event

Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association proudly presents our May event “Unleash Your Inner Superhero! “ featuring Jennifer Bouman-Steagall of Red Kite Rising.

If you were a superhero, who would you be… and why? Each of us has untapped courage, power, and potential… if only we could give that potential a voice and a mission. Do you know how to overcome all of your personal kryptonite? Swoop in and join us for this fun and very empowering program as we explore powerful tips and strategies for unleashing your inner superhero to achieve more personal and professional growth.

All superheroes welcome!

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 11:30—1:00 p.m.
Cost + Lunch: $20 LCHRMA members | $25 non‐members | $15 students
Where: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane Street in Astoria
Register online here!
LCHRMA May 2018

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend. Cancellations must be received by April 30, 2018 at 5 p.m. for a full refund.

May Tillamook LCHRMA Event

Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association proudly presents

Recruiting and Retaining Successful Employees
with Dan Rowan of Bullard Law
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11:30-1:00 p.m.
Port of Tillamook

Enjoy a one‐hour seminar on the recruitment and retention of successful employees. The discussion will examine strategies and best practices for attracting qualified candidates, giving them the tools to be productive, and keeping them with your organization or business for the long haul.

Dan will also address common legal mistakes that can arise during the hiring process and how to avoid them. Finally, Dan will summarize new legislation that

limits the type of information you can solicit during the hiring process

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 11:30—1:00 p.m.
Cost (includes lunch): $20 for  LCHRMA members, $25 for non‐members , and $15 for students
Port of Tillamook, 4000 Blimp Blvd, Tillamook, OR

Register online here!
Download the flyer (PDF)

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend. Cancellations must be received by May 21, 2018 at 5 p.m. for a full refund.  Deadline to register for this event is May 18th.

June LCHRMA Event

Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association (LCHRMA) proudly presents:

Help! I’m Invisible! Dealing With Invisible Disabilities
with Nancy Kaspar of Compensation Connections
June 6, 2018, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Fort George Brewery, Astoria

Challenge your thinking about invisible disabilities. This presentation is designed to provide HR professionals with knowledge and guidance on the impact of invisible disabilities on their workforce and their organization’s bottom line. The discussion will include information on the prevalence and cost of invisible disabilities, disability etiquette, and techniques to encourage disclosure of invisible disabilities by employees. Participants will leave with tools and resources for use in making identified changes in their organization.

Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP, is a Principal with Compensation Connections. Ms. Kasmar has over 25 years of management experience in addition to more than ten years in human resources.  She received her Master of Science degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Certificate in Management from the University of California, San Diego. Nancy holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation with an additional certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). She is also certified as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Nancy has worked with hundreds of companies throughout North America as a compensation consultant over the past decade.  She was 2014 President of Lake Washington Human Resource Association, and currently serves as the 2018 Director of the Washington State SHRM Council. In addition to her professional and volunteer responsibilities, Nancy delivers presentations on HR topics, including compensation and benefits.


The seminar will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane Street in Astoria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend. Register online here. The cost, including lunch, is $20 for LCHRMA members, $25 for non-members, and $15 for students.

Cancellations must be no later than June 4, 2018 by 5 p.m. for a full refund.
Download the flyer (PDF)

NHRMA 2018 Conference

Register now for the 2018 NHRMA Conference!

The West Sound Human Resource Management Association is proud to host the 80th Annual NHRMA Conference and Tradeshow in Tacoma, WA September 5-7, 2018! Join us in exciting Downtown Tacoma as we reflect on the past and envision the future.

Businesses today require strong HR leaders to move organizations forward. At the 2018 NHRMA Conference we will look at The Evolution of HR: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future. This informative conference will cover the critical areas for HR Professionals, including Business Acumen and HR Strategy. You will also gain the knowledge you need to recruit the best talent and stay abreast on the most up-to-date legal and legislative updates.

If you’ve attended a NHRMA conference in the past, you know that we like to have FUN!!  Along with the conference, NHRMA offers great networking opportunities, including after-hours functions to explore Tacoma and mingle with your HR colleagues. Don’t forget to visit the Tradeshow to learn about the latest and greatest services and partners available to HR professionals.

While you’re here, be sure to get out and explore beautiful downtown Tacoma! The Chihuly Museum of Glass and Tacoma Art Museum, along with antique shopping and northwest cuisine are among the many things to do and see in historic downtown Tacoma. The convenient light rail system will take you throughout the downtown area and Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront offers a scenic walking trail to enjoy while you’re visiting.

For more information, click here!

Special LCHRMA Event April 2018

April 25-26, 2018

Image result for crucial accountabilityLCHRMA is excited to offer a special event in 2018: CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Tools For Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior

When coworkers make promises do you sigh in relief or do you start biting your nails? Do you make plans, set goals, give assignments, and hope that maybe people will deliver?

Never walk away from another touchy, controversial, or complex accountability issue again. Whether it’s a broken promise, violated expectation, or just plain bad behavior, those who can hold others accountable help their organization thrive.

With crucial accountability skills you’ll be able to deal with violated expectations early, discuss disappointments without encountering defensiveness, and solve accountability problems without damaging the relationship.

Crucial Accountability is a two-day course that  teaches a step-by-step process for enhancing accountability, improving performance, and ensuring execution. By learning how to talk about violated expectations in a way that solves problems while improving relationships, you’ll improve individual, team, and organizational effectiveness.

Led by popular instructor, Greg Sammis of Vital Smarts, this event will likely fill up quickly. Register soon to reserve your spot!

Date: April 25-26, 2018  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $395 if registered by March 1, $450 after March 1st.
Where: Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall, Room 219

Please note: Registrations for Crucial Accountability must be paid online in advance. 

Register online here!
LCHRMA April 2018 – Crucial Accountability (PDF)

(Registration closes March 25th. Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact

This LCHRMA event is sponsored by: