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

    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Cook Inlet Housing - 3510 Spenard Road

    Image result for shrm certification

    FALL Certification Preparation Classes

    Over 85% passing rate!!

    ASHRM is proud to offer a professional study group focused on the SHRM certification. This is meant for those professionals wanting to try a different approach to preparing for their SHRM certification exams. These study sessions will be facilitated by ASHRM's Education and Certification Chair and amazing volunteers that are subject matter experts in their respective areas.

    Using the SHRM Learning System as a guide, facilitators offer 3-hour study sessions (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) every Monday and every other Wednesday during the course period. The following schedule is for the upcoming sessions:

    • September: 9, 16, 18, 23, 30
    • October: 2, 7, 9, 16, 21, 28
    • November: 4, 6, 13

    As you can see from this schedule, ASHRM is serious about your preparation. These study groups are not for the faint at heart!

    The SHRM Learning System, a comprehensive and easy to read set of “modules,” covers the SHRM Competencies & Body of Knowledge. In addition to reviewing all the material found in these modules, ASHRM offers instruction and guidance on issues such as:

    •     Adult Learning Styles
    •     Testing Anxiety
    •     Study and Testing Strategies

    Facilitators provide “subject specific” material and discussion for each module as well as facilitate small, personal “boot camps” for those individuals wanting to “turn up” their studying a notch or two. Participants will receive more information about the boot camp schedule and commitment during the sessions.

    If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Boegel at

    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel

    Alaska Economic forecast

    Neal Fried

    EconomistState of Alaska, Department of Labor

    This presentation will address the most current economic analysis and forecast for 2019-2020 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.

     Neal Fried was born in Washington D.C., but raised in Vienna, Austria. He has worked as an economist in Alaska for over 30 years and has observed many changes.  His experience as an economist has been broad and deep. He has not been involved with the public policy issues of the economy, but instead has been a producer of objective economic and demographic measures and analysis of our economy.

        Mr. Fried produces economic data and analysis on a variety of economic issues facing Alaska, and serves as a speaker on Alaska employment and economic issues at the request of Alaska media organizations, state agencies and public institutions, nonprofits, corporations, professional associations, etc. 
        He is a primary author of articles appearing in the monthly magazine Alaska Economic Trends, published by the Alaska Department of Labor.  This publication is distributed to more than 5,000 subscribers.  His articles cover a wide variety of state of Alaska economic issues.  Some of the topics on which he has performed economic analysis and written articles include: the cost of living, annual forecasts of Anchorage and Alaska’s economy, construction, income and wage trends, the military, the health care industry, transportation, oil industry issues, labor needs, rural economic trends, economic impact of the 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill, growth in Alaska’s breweries, the Mat-Su Valley's economy and Alaska's largest employers.
        Neal has served on the Governor’s Oil and Gas Policy Task Force, the Anchorage Economic Development Committee, the Governor’s Technology Task  Force and others; he is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference board. He is a recipient of Governor’s 2011 Denali Peak Performance Award.
        Neal came to Alaska in 1973 to attend UAF where he earned a  B.A. in History and a B.A. in Economics. He decided to stay in Alaska? "Alaska is the only place in the United States as a conscious human being I have lived. It has been a wonderful ride, so why would I leave?" Neal is married and has two children.

    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • Friday, May 15, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Anchorage, Alaska


    presented by the 

    Alaska SHRM State Council

    For more information click here.

    We are excited to welcome Johnny Taylor, SHRM's CEO as our keynote speaker!

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software