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    • Wed, October 20, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Mount Rainier Conference Room Center Point Corporate Park (entrance is to the left of the daycare entrance) 20809 72nd Ave South, Kent, WA 98032 US
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    Julie Forinash


    Vice President

    Alliant Employee Benefits

    The Biden Administration announced its COVID-19 Action Plan to combat the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.  The Action Plan requires employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines for all employees or require unvaccinated employees to produce a negative test on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. 

    Join us to review the components of this plan and understand what your requirements are as an employer and what to consider as you implement processes for your organization.

    About Julie

    With over 16 years of insurance industry experience, Julie works with employers to design and execute benefit strategies to support their total rewards philosophy and enhance recruiting, engagement, wellbeing, and retention. She is a dedicated and driven professional who puts her clients first and has a passion for excellence.  She seeks continuous training and education to stay up to speed on employee benefits, from market trends to compliance, and strives to keep her clients apprised and informed on any changes in regulations and the implications it has on them.  Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.  She also holds a Registered Health Underwriter designation.

    Check out our special "Welcome Back" discounts and register today!


    7:15 a.m. - Check-in and breakfast begins.   Breakfast buffet features scrambled eggs topped with a three-cheese blend, french toast, hickory smoked bacon, link sausage, fresh seasonal fruit, assorted chilled juices, coffee and tea.  

    7:45 a.m. - Announcements

    8:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. - Presentation   

    Approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI (General) Credit

    • Thu, November 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Online via Zoom

    Randal Weidenaar

    As an HR professional in these challenging times, how do you train your leaders to steer the culture of your organization effectively?  One in three workers say their manager can’t lead them and 28% of HR professionals’ time is spent addressing problems caused by poor people managers (SHRM 2019 Culture Report).  What if there was one thing that motivated both employees and managers in your organization to lead and perform well?

    Drawing on human attachment theory, scientific research, and business case studies, this seminar provides participants with inspiration and actionable insights into what creates healthy, thriving culture.  The presentation is designed for HR professionals on any level interested in learning more about how to pivot your organization toward effective leadership that can build and sustain profitable, winning AND caring cultures.

    Learning Objectives:

      Understand the neuroscience, emotional science and research associated with human connection and motivation.

      Provide practical tools to increase emotional awareness, leadership skills and effective communication.

      Gain actionable insights for increasing, promoting, and developing cultural health in organizations.

      Gain skills to pivot toward psychological flexibility and away from reactive, emotionally-fused responses.

      Understand personality science tools designed to predict leaders' and teams' traits, communication styles, and strengths.

    About Randal

    Randal Weidenaar is a consultant, researcher, author and teacher. His passion is for thriving cultures, born from a desire to make work a place where everyone thrives.  Randal has studied business processes development at MIT Sloan School of Management, quantitative social research methods at University of Amsterdam, and culture-driven team development at University of Pennsylvania.  He has helped corporations, government, HR and non-profit organizations unpack the art and science of leadership and culture creation, and wrote The Ultimate Why workbook to help leaders develop this team culture. In Europe, Randal worked with diverse people teams from over 42 countries, and consulted countless organizations in marketing and culture development.  Randal is the owner and founder of Notionfront, a marketing firm that has clients across the United States.  He is also the director of Grace Encounter, a self-development organization.

    Approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI (General) Credit

    AFTER YOU REGISTER: 2 days before the webinar we will email you the meeting ID and link.  Be sure to check your spam folder if your email provider blocks emails from South King County SHRM.

    • Wed, December 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Online via Zoom. Registration opens November 15.

    Amy Stewart

    Senior Content Marketing Manager, Payscale

    After almost two years of working from home, remote work and the expectations employees have for workplace flexibility has shaken up the talent landscape, forcing organizations to reexamine their compensation strategies.  In this webinar, Payscale will present findings from their 2021 State of Remote Work Report, which includes analysis from crowdsourced data from over half a million employees and an employer survey with almost 700 responses from HR leaders and compensation professionals.  The presentation will cover employee expectations as well as job satisfaction and earnings.  We will also discuss how organizations are planning to return to work after the COVID-19 pandemic is over and how they are adjusting their pay strategies to accommodate more employees working from home at least some of the time going forward.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand how remote work is impacting competition for talent
    • Gain insights into remote worker pay strategies
    • Provide data into the “new normal” of hybrid office structures
    • Walk away with timely and relevant information to help influence leadership regarding remote work and its impact on compensation

    About Amy

    Amy Stewart is a writer, speaker, marketer, and author of Payscale’s crowdsourced data-driven research reports, including the 2021 State of Remote Work Report.  She is passionate about progressivism and especially topics related to labor dynamics, including compensation and pay equity, widening wealth inequality, and the impact of technology and automation on the economy, business, government, and society.  Prior to joining Payscale, Amy was the director of marketing for AIM Consulting, helping organizations adopt modern technology development processes and drive digital transformation.  Amy was also previously a creative research analyst for Visible Technologies during the meteoric rise of Big Data when social media was a new tool for marketing, PR, and online reputation management.  Amy has a Master’s in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from the University of Washington.  In addition to Payscale.com, she is a contributing writer to Fast Company, HR Executive, TLNT, and other business publications. 

    Approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI (General) Credit


    AFTER YOU REGISTER: 2 days before the webinar we will email you the meeting ID and link.  Be sure to check your spam folder if your email provider blocks emails from South King County SHRM.

Past events

Thu, September 16, 2021 WEBINAR: Beat ZOOM Fatigue with Engaging Virtual Meetings
Thu, September 09, 2021 Annual Conference & Expo
Tue, August 24, 2021 FREE WEBINAR: What Are and Have Been Your “Back to Work” Challenges? – A Discussion and Debriefing
Wed, August 18, 2021 WEBINAR: Mindful Leadership: Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Success
Thu, July 22, 2021 WEBINAR: The WA State Long Term Care Trust: An Employer’s Guide
Wed, May 12, 2021 WEBINAR: Same, Same, But Different: How to Spot and Address Conflict on Virtual and Remote Teams
Wed, April 28, 2021 Sound Careers in Healthcare (Volunteer Opportunity)
Wed, April 14, 2021 WEBINAR: Beat Burnout with the 2 Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance
Fri, April 09, 2021 HR Volunteers Needed - HR Leaders of Tomorrow Conference
Wed, March 17, 2021 WEBINAR: Leading Inclusion and Diversity as an "Accidental" Expert
Fri, March 12, 2021 WA SHRM Employment Law & Human Resources Conference
Wed, February 17, 2021 WEBINAR: WA Dept. of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Response Update
Thu, January 21, 2021 WEBINAR: Coaching Adaptive Skills
Wed, December 16, 2020 WEBINAR: Lead With Laughs: Using Humor To Put The 'Human' In HR
Thu, November 19, 2020 WEBINAR: Supercharging Performance: Build A Coaching Culture to Deliver Results Now
Wed, October 28, 2020 Member Appreciation Event -- Virtual Happy Hour!!
Wed, September 30, 2020 NHRMA 2020: A Rebel's Guide to Your HR Vision
Thu, September 17, 2020 WEBINAR: Perfecting the Employee Experience: Improving Workplace Culture via Strengths Development
Wed, August 19, 2020 FREE Webinar: Strategic and Defendable Terminations - Now You're Just Somebody That I Used to Know
Thu, July 16, 2020 Webinar: The PHOENIX Method: Don't Burn Out, Burn Up!
Wed, June 24, 2020 Webinar: Untangling the Web of Local, State, and Federal Protected Leave During Coronavirus
Wed, May 20, 2020 FREE Webinar: How to Come Back Together When We Come Back Together - Tips for Lessening Anxiety, Conflict, & Bad Juju
Fri, March 13, 2020 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference
Wed, February 19, 2020 How to Handle Polarizing Conversations
Thu, January 30, 2020 Legal Update: 2019 Year-in-Review
Fri, January 24, 2020 2020 HR Day on the Hill & Party Bus
Fri, January 24, 2020 Multi-Meeting "Meal Deal" Discount
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