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, May 21, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel





    Each year in the United States, nearly 700,000 men and women are released from prison and re-enter society, where many want to find jobs. Yet despite the growing need among U.S. employers for workers, applicants with a criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment. As the nation reaches nearly full employment, business leaders and human resources professionals are considering this previously overlooked population for the first time as a source for workers. In fact, job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations. Many ex-offenders are willing to start in minimum wage jobs. Some of them have skilled technical or professional experience. Explore the reasons why you should consider hiring an ex-offender and learn how the Partner Re-Entry Center works with employers by referring qualified applicants, including those with Native or minority preference, and assisting employers with the prescreening process. Learn about the fidelity bonding program and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Awareness about the realities of reentry and the vital role of gainful employment in reducing recidivism is key to making our state safer AND filling those job openings! The Getting Talent Back to Work initiative is led by SHRM to end outdated, non-inclusive hiring practices. In response to the First Step Act becoming law, the movement is the next step to getting those with criminal histories a fair chance at employment.

    PRISONER RE-ENTRY WALK - Friday, May 24, 8:30-11:30 am

    Join us on a "Reentry Walk" and learn more about the process of being released into the community from jail. Meet a group of HR professionals at the Anchorage Jail's parking lot by the buses at 8:30 am. We'll finish at Bean's Cafe around 11:30 am. 

    No additional cost. Just RSVP when you register and you can also bring guests even if they don't participate in the luncheon!


    Cathleen is the Director of the Partners Re-Entry Center. She, along with a very passionate group of individuals who are committed to reducing recidivism in the State of Alaska, advocate for people and programs that bridge the gap between community and re-entrants. Cathleen speaks to groups and writes about re-entry throughout the State of Alaska and the United States. Her presentations focus on the challenges and opportunities individuals and communities need to recognize and to collaborate on in meaningful ways to reduce recidivism

    • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel

    I-9 & E-Verify: Ensuring a legal workforce


    In this workshop, the presenter will provide information and examples on I-9 requirements, how to complete the forms for newly hired employees, how to audit the forms and best way to correct mistakes on previously completed Forms I-9. She will also introduce E-Verify and how this free internet based system will help you ensuring a legal workforce.

      John Ordunez, is a Management and Program Analyst within the   Outreach Branch of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)     located at the Los Angeles Verification Operations Center (LVOC) in Los   Angeles, California. John provides live presentations and video webinars,   and participates in conferences and events. John can teach you about E-Verify the free Internet-based system for employers, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, and myE-Verify the free Web-based service program for workers and job seekers.

    • Sunday, June 23, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Las Vegas, Nevada

    For more information click here.

    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel


    As a former police officer and the owner of a risk management/investigations firm, Sandra Brewer, Spokane’s first female police officer and founder of Pinnacle Investigations, has firsthand knowledge of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. This resulted in her passion to investigate and prevent through education, destruction caused by these issues to corporations and individuals.   By going “Beyond #MeToo”,

    Sandy Brewer will share her experiences as a survivor of sexual harassment. She will equip you with expertise in workplace discrimination/harassment investigations teaching you methods to handle workplace complaints to prevent this destructive culture from impacting you and your company.  In her 30 years as a risk management professional, Sandy has investigated over 100 discrimination, harassment and workplace violence issues and volunteers to educate corporations, schools and government entities.  She has spoken at regional and national conferences including SHRM, NEI and Women In Nuclear.  Men and women both have appreciated her realistic approach from an individual and corporate standpoint.  Sandra is also the subject and co-author of the book “Behind the Badge: A Policewoman’s Ordeal”

    • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • Friday, October 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Portland, Oregon

    For more information, click here.

    • 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!

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