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LCHRMA Crucial Training Series – Situational Leadership II
“Situational Leadership II” with Greg Sammis, March 5-6 was a great success! Feedback from this special training was excellent. Our speaker, Greg Sammis, led participants in a hands-on, interactive approach to determining the appropriate leadership style your direct reports need. Stay tuned for announcements about next year’s Crucial Training!

LCHRMA Wins SHRM Pinnacle Award for Exceptional HR Program

Astoria, OR | November 19, 2019 —

LCHRMA announced today it has earned the 2019 Pinnacle Award from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) in recognition of its high achievements advancing the profession of human resources.

Created in 1991, the Pinnacle Award is the most prestigious award SHRM state councils and chapters can receive, honoring programs that exceed the standard activities of SHRM affiliates in enhancing HR management. LCHRMA was one of 12 human resource organizations—out of more than 600—from across the country to win the award in 2019.

LCHRMA 2019 Pinnacle Award

“The people of our chapters and state councils are among the most dedicated and passionate professionals in HR,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO of SHRM. “That makes it difficult to select just twelve winners. But the great work done by this year’s recipients truly speaks for itself. From relief outreach in the wake of Hurricane Michael, to addressing domestic violence and assisting underserved communities, each winner translated big ideas into local actions—and made a real difference.”

A ‘Crucial’ Training Series: The 40-member chapter found ways to offer affordable training to its mostly rural community. It did this by asking a certified speaker to provide his services pro-bono, exchanging HR services for complementary use of the training site, and by negotiating with local businesses for hotel rooms and catering. The chapter reinvested its profits by increasing its scholarship offerings, expanding the chapter’s services to reach a rural region 60 miles away, improving member networking opportunities and better assisting members in reaching SHRM certification goals.

“I am so proud of our chapter. We have such a great board and we are looking forward to continuing the series next year,” says Chapter President Ian Wiggins.

Winning programs, selected from 75 applications, received a $1,000 prize given by Paychex Inc., which is the sponsor of this year’s Pinnacle Awards. The award was presented at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders Business Meeting (VLBM) in Washington, D.C., which was attended by Chapter President Ian Wiggins and President Elect Zack O’Connor.


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Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association has partnered with the Cascadia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in order to expand training opportunities for LCHRMA members. This affiliation allows LCHRMA members to attend ASTD-Cascadia events at their reduced member prices.

ASTD-Cascadia offers 3+ hour quarterly learning events, special interest groups, geographic interest groups, 2-day series in cooperation with Portland State University, a 2-day regional conference in Salem in mid-October, and quarterly Learning Leader Forums. Many activities are approved for HRCI credit. More details are available on their website at:

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