Since 1974, ASHRM has provided timely and relevant programs to Anchorage HR professionals. Since 2006, all our programs are pre-approved for recertification credits. We look forward to seeing you at one of our monthly or special events!

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (AKDT)
    • Virtual Event!

    ASHRM Thanks Our Business Partner of the Month!

    Anchorage Economic Forecast

    Bill Popp, President & CEO at Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

    This program is pre-approved for 1 SHRM PDC & HRCI Business Credit

    Come learn how COVID-19 and other local issues have affected our Anchorage economy. This presentation will address the most current economic analysis and forecast for 2021 - 2022 regarding the cost of living, construction, income and wage trends, the military, the health care industry, seafood, tourism, transportation, oil industry issues, labor needs, rural economic trends, and more. All this information is linked to the impact that it is projected to have on human resources and workforce planning.

     Bill Popp has spent more than 40 years in both the Alaska private and public sectors. As President & CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation since 2007, he sets the strategic direction in marketing Anchorage and Alaska to companies and global industries considering Anchorage as a place in which to do business and assists local businesses looking to expand both within Anchorage and Alaska as well as Lower48 and international markets.

    All proceeds from this event will be donated to the SHRM Foundation


                 “The use of this official seal confirms                 ASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer        

               that this Activity has met HR Certification           Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

                       institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for                      for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

                     recertification credit pre-approval.”

    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (AKDT)
    • Sunday, September 12, 2021
    • 11:45 AM (AKDT)
    • Las Vegas, Nevada

    **New Date & Location**


    September 9 - 12, 2021

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    For more information click here.

    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (AKDT)
    • Virtual Event!

    Taking Action! 5 Steps to Improving Your Diversity Hiring Strategy

    Presented by:

    John Coffee IV, MBA

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within an organization has never been more important or relevant than in today's environment. In fact, studies show that companies with a strong, diversified workforce tend to perform better, generate more revenue and are often perceived more amicably by the public than their competitors! Assuring you have a strong diversity hiring strategy is mission critical to supporting a company's success. And let's be honest, tackling this topic as an HR professional can seem both daunting and overwhelming to achieve meaningful results as you navigate through organizational red tape and find yourself challenged with broad and unreachable goals. In this training, our goal is to provide you with 5 tangible steps to take action and immediately improve your diversity hiring strategy today! This program will provide the tools to develop a foundational blueprint for successful and sustainable diversity hiring.

    Presentation Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objective #1 Audit Your Current Diversity Hiring Process

    Learning Objective #2 Pick One Metric to Improve Your Diversity Hiring Strategy

    Learning Objective #3 Enhance Your Diversity Sourcing Strategy

    Learning Objective #4 Promote Inclusiveness In Your Screening Process

    Learning Objective #5 Measure Your Success and Strive For Continued Improvement

     John Coffee IV, MBA: As HRG’s Director of Talent Acquisition & Technology, John brings over 14 years of experience in the talent industry with specialties ranging from: In-House Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), staffing, recruitment technology deployment, and vendor management (MSP) in the recruiting space. He is responsible for managing the recruiting needs of HRG’s existing client portfolio, developing new recruiting relationships, and overseeing recruitment technology evaluation, implementation and deployment initiatives. Prior to HRG, John achieved success as an Implementation Leader and as a Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner for over 7 years with ManpowerGroup, driving talent acquisition initiatives across multiple lines of business from mid-level to C- suite throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and other global markets.

    John’s previous experience includes onsite staffing, leading a team of direct reports in recruiting and sustaining a workforce of up to 1000+ contingent employees in a staffing environment as well as oversight of targeted, niche searches servicing a variety of Fortune 50-500 companies across the US.

    John takes pride in his ability to optimize technology and provide insight into market and competitive intelligence in the recruiting space. He has deep exposure working across a wide range of HRIS, ATS and VMS tools within the recruitment space. He is relentless in his pursuit to enhance ROI on talent investment and has dedicated his career to finding the right people, for the right job!

    John holds an AACSB accredited MBA from Ohio University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University with a dual focus in Marketing and International Relations.


                 “The use of this official seal confirms                 ASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer        

               that this Activity has met HR Certification           Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

                       institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for                      for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

                     recertification credit pre-approval.”

    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (AKDT)
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (AKDT)
    • Hilton, Anchorage

    The Alaska SHRM State Council is delighted to announce registration is open for their 2021 Alaska State HR Conference.

    They are planning to have a LIVE event, Sept. 22-23, 2021 at the Hilton Anchorage. (If they are unable to gather in-person due to government guidelines or restrictions, the event will be held virtually.)

    There is an excellent line-up of speakers and sessions planned! 

    The Alaska State Council is looking forward to gathering again, in-person, to REFLECT, RESTORE and RENEW as an HR community.

    For more information and registration, click here.

    If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Alaska SHRM State Council directly at 

    • Monday, September 27, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (PDT)
    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Portland, Oregon

    Conference & Tradeshow

    September 27 - 29, 2021

    Portland, Oregon

    For more information, click here.

Past events

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 ASHRM July 20 Program
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 ASHRM June 15 Program
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 ASHRM May 18 Program
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 ASHRM April 20 Program
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 ASHRM March 16 Program
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 ASHRM February 9 Program
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 ASHRM January 19 Program **President's Choice**
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 ASHRM December 8 Program **Business/Strategic Credit**
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 ASHRM November 17 Program **Strategic/Business Credit**
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 ASHRM October 20 Program
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2020 NHRMA Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Alaska State SHRM Conference 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 ASHRM Sept 15 Annual Diversity Event
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 ASHRM August 18 Event (Strategic/Business Credit!)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 ASHRM July 21 Event
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 ASHRM June Event
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 ASHRM May Event and SHRM Foundation Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Important Announcement Regarding the ASHRM April Monthly Luncheon
Monday, April 20, 2020 Important Announcement Regarding Mat-Su Area Event
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 ASHRM March Monthly Luncheon
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 ASHRM Half-Day 2020 Legal Update
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 ASHRM January Monthly Luncheon (Strategic/Business Credit!!)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 ASHRM December Monthly Luncheon (Strategic/Business Credit!!)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 ASHRM November Monthly Luncheon
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 ASHRM October Monthly Luncheon
Thursday, October 10, 2019 ASHRM 45th Anniversary, Wine Tasting & Silent Auction!
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Wine Tasting and Drink Tickets
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 2019 NHRMA Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ASHRM Half-Day Diversity Event & Luncheon
Monday, September 09, 2019 ASHRM Fall 2019 Certification Preparation Classes
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 ASHRM August Monthly Luncheon
Monday, August 05, 2019 Special Half-Day Event - Affirmative Action Training Program
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 ASHRM Half-Day Legislative Event & Luncheon
Sunday, June 23, 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 ASHRM June Monthly Luncheon *Special Program TWO Hours*
Friday, May 24, 2019 ASHRM: Prisoner Re-Entry Walk *SPECIAL COMPLIMENTARY EVENT*
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 ASHRM May Monthly Luncheon
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 ASHRM April Monthly Program (Strategic/Business credit!!)
Monday, April 15, 2019 NHRMA HR Academy - Portland
Thursday, March 28, 2019 ASHRM Special Earthquake Preparedness Event and SHRM Foundation Fundraiser
Friday, March 08, 2019 ASHRM Half-Day Legal Update
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 ASHRM Feb Monthly Luncheon
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