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    Presented by Jennifer Yeaman

    September 11, 2019
    11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

    Program Description:
    In this interactive workshop attendees will learn six brain-based learning principles based on the works of Sharon L. Bowman. These concepts support a faster pace of learning and collaborative knowledge sharing. By the end of this session attendees will: Learn about and practice these concepts; Develop techniques for practical application; Experience practical application in a D and I exercise (Identity, Culture and Power).  Whether new or experienced, attendees will have a chance to grow their skills, resources and help others succeed!

    Presenter Bio: 
    My professional career and education have been focused in process improvement, leadership, diversity and inclusion. I have over 15 years combined experience with diversity leadership councils, employee resource groups and/or managing diversity and inclusion programs. My passion is helping others and I use my education, skills and experience to affect change.  I am able to leverage my passion and strengths to help organizations and others reach their goals and achieve something that is bigger than ourselves.

    Co-member, Full Circle Strategies, LLC. Certified Diversity Professional, Institute for Diversity Certification
    Certified Practitioner, Training from the Back of the Room
    BA, Evergreen State College Native Pathways Program (Formerly known as Reservation Based Community Determined Program)
    AA, Leadership and Occupations Studies, Olympic College

    Please bring your donations!
    Featuring Non-Profit: National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Support Girls Organization

    Each month WSHRMA hosts a non-profit that benefits our community. At our September luncheon, we will be featuring Soma, the women’s lingerie store. Soma created the Soma Bra Donation to help restore dignity and self-esteem to women in need. These gently used or new bras are distributed to women affected by domestic violence and/or homelessness through the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Support Girls Organization.

    If you are a woman or know a woman that is cleaning out her bras or if you would like to purchase new bras, please bring them to the September lunch where our chapter will be collecting and delivering them to Soma.

    Kitsap Golf & Country Club
    3885 Northwest Golf Club Hill Road
    Bremerton, WA 98312


    $30.00 Member Ticket

    $40.00 Non-Member Ticket


    $60.00 WSHRMA Member Ticket

    $130.00 Non-Member Ticket

    $515.00 Sponsor



    NHRMA 2019 81st Annual Conference & Tradeshow

    Click Here to View the 2019 NHRMA Conference Website



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    SHRM Certification

    Have you heard, there have been a couple major changes to SHRM certification policy, effective August 1, 2019?  These changes simplify and provide more flexibility for the recertification process.  The changes are:   

    • Earn PDCs during Grace Period:  SHRM Certification holders who are working toward recertification can earn PDCs for activities they participate in through their grace period (the 60-day period between their certification end date and expiration date).
    • Immediately Begin Earning PDCs for the New Recertification Cycle when you Recertify Early:  The new recertification cycle for SHRM Certification holders who recertify early will begin the NEXT DAY after they recertify. Their end date will continue to be on the last day of their birth month. 
    • Carry over Max of 20 Credits to the Next Recertification Cycle:  SHRM Certification holders who recertify with more than 60 PDCs in their account will be able to carry over up to 20 credits to their new cycle. 

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    Grants and Awards

    WSHRMA 2019 Grant

    West Sound Human Resource Management Association’s (WSHRMA) mission is to engage the human resource community by providing professional development, relationship building opportunities and other resources in order to enhance professional growth and optimize strategic workplace contributions in the greater West Sound area.

    West Sound Human Resources Management Association is seeking applications requesting funds for projects that benefit West Sound area communities. Projects must be in areas that pertain to WSHRMA’s mission, such as workforce readiness, diversity and inclusion, or government affairs and advocacy.

    Applications may be submitted to WSHRMA by November 30, 2019.


    • Applicant must be a non-profit organization.
      The project should serve people in West Sound area communities.
    • Projects and/or events that have a significant impact on the community will receive the highest consideration.
    • These WSHRMA funds will not be awarded to fund the requesting organization’s annual operation or maintenance costs.
    • Submit only one application per organization.


    Please click here to complete the form and then submit with the required attachments.


    Distinguished Member 2019

    The Distinguished WSHRMA Member of the Year Award honors a WSHRMA member for his/her leadership and achievements, who has made significant contributions to the profession, the community and/or the Association. This award is intended to be a Human Resources Professional Achievement award and is awarded to individuals who have provided exceptional service to the profession over a period of years.

    For further information, please click here.



    2018 – Marie LaMarche
    2017 – Marilyn Hoppen
    2016 – Stacey Scalf
    2015 – Rachael Taylor

    2014 – Monica Blackwood
    2013 – Shelli Schultz
    2012 – Julie Tappero


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    Scholarship Corner

    WSHRMA Scholarship

    WSHRMA will award a $200 Certification Scholarship to a WSHRMA member annually. Individual recipients will be selected on the strength of their work experience and their commitment to a career in human resources. Scholarship funds may be used to purchase test preparation materials, attend a certification preparation seminar, and/or pay the exam fee. In addition, individuals who have previously taken certification exam during the 2018 calendar year are eligible to apply for reimbursement of exam-related expenses.


    WSHRMA Chapter members with a valid SHRM ID number are eligible to apply for the Certification Scholarship.


    The selection committee will evaluate scholarship applicants and select the scholarship winner based on the following criteria:

    • Completed application

    • Half-page statement of HR interest, to include a commitment to the HR profession and future career plans

    • Resume

    • Letter of reference from supervisor, co-worker or advisor

    • Receipts for reimbursement (if applicable)


    Application deadline: November 30, 2019

    Notification of results: December 11, 2019

    Click here to learn more.

    SHRM Certification Scholarship-Deadline is tomorrow 9/1/2019!

    Click Here for More Information


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    We love your great ideas, suggestions, comments, and concerns-so we can improve!

    Please send them to [email protected]

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