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, January 31, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BP Energy Center
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    Every day, HR professionals face negotiations affecting every facet of their businesses, including interactions with customers, collaborating with suppliers, problem-solving with subsidiaries, and reaching successful agreements within their own organizations and employees. The quality of the agreements reached depends on your negotiating ability. In this presentation you will learn the basic principles of negotiation and how you can more smartly navigate the impact that external factors like the economy, pandemic and societal changes to reach the desired outcome.


    Frank Jeffries holds a BA in Marketing, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. Prior to entering academia he worked for 15 years in the high tech industry gaining experience in sales, sales management, product management, and program management positions. He is currently retired as Professor Emeritus of Management at the College of Business and Public Policy at UAA. During his career at the College of Business and Public Policy he taught courses at the senior and graduate level in negotiation, organizational behavior, and organization development. He has published over 30 research papers on negotiation, generational differences in motivation, safety culture, and trust. He has consulted for local and national businesses, and has experience as a management and negotiation coach.

    • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual Event!

    skills gap

    The skills gap is real—and growing. HR can help bridge the gap, deploying strategies and tools to prepare students and workers for today and tomorrow.

    SHRM’s research finds that 8 out of 10 HR professionals report that high-demand and soft skills are in short supply. Employers need workers with the hard skills to perform jobs in technology, manufacturing, data analysis and other 21st century careers And they need workers with the soft skills to communicate well, empathize with co-workers and lead their teams.

    These presentations delve into the why of our current skills shortage dilemma and the how of closing the gaps, including partnering with K-12 education, expanding training innovations like apprenticeships, tapping into underutilized talent pools and leveraging HR to play a key policy leadership role.



    Nicole Belyna, SHRM-SCP possesses more than 15 years in human resources, specializing talent strategies and leadership. She has worked extensively in the fashion/beauty retail, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Immediately prior to joining SHRM, Nicole was the talent strategy leader for a DC-area based manufacturer where she developed and executed the talent acquisition strategy, establishing the company’s reputation as a top workplace and employer of choice. Additionally, Nicole is an experienced and dedicated volunteer leader, serving most recently as president for the District of Columbia Society for Human Resources (DC SHRM) and as a panelist of the talent acquisition Special Expertise Panel at SHRM. Nicole holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and learning at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Russell Sage College in Troy NY.



    • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual Event!

    5% Zone- The Mindset To Be More Visible

    We have all heard of the 80/20 rule, but do you know about the 95/5 rule in communicating with senior management? The session will provide insights into the mindset and behaviors needed to impress, stand out and be more visible to senior management. Knowing this will increase your probability of being ready for the next level within your organization. Because you know that "if you are not visible, you are invisible!"


    Stephen Krempl is an international keynote speaker, facilitator, best-selling author, and corporate communications coach based in Nashville, TN. Krempl has worked at Fortune 200 companies, Starbucks Coffee Company, CLO, Yum! Brands, VP of Global Learning, PepsiCo Restaurants International, and Motorola. Stephen has also authored five books, including his latest book called, Positively Negative: How to Turn Negative Messages Into Positive Ones.


    The pre-approved ID Number is exclusively communicated to individuals who have attended the Activity and cannot be used on general promotional materials. The Activity ID is required as a part of on-site materials or certificates of completion. After the Activity has ended, the Activity ID may not be communicated without verification of attendance. 


    ASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


    • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BP Energy Center
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    Come learn how the pandemic, national economy and other national and local issues have affected and are projected to impact Anchorage's economy in 2023 and beyond. This presentation will address the most current economic analysis regarding employment reports, housing and jobs update, cost of living, 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.

    • Tuesday, May 23, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BP Energy Center
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    Calm Down! Tips for Working with Difficult Behaviors


    Beverly has over 30 years experience working in business and financial management, specializing in the hospitality industry. After she received her graduate degree, she began teaching at Alaska Pacific University as an adjunct professor, becoming a full time faculty member in the Business Administration and Management department in 2007. She is in demand as a public speaker and facilitator of organizational team building activities including Relationship Awareness, Business Communication, Conflict Management and Effective ;Leadership.. She has presented her original work at several international conferences. She has a BA in Organizational Management and an MBA
    from Alaska Pacific University.

Past events

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 ASHRM Nov 15 (Zoom) | Building a More Progressive Workplace Strategy: Top 5 Things You Can Do Now
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 ASHRM October 18 Program - Onboarding as a Retention Tool
Thursday, October 06, 2022 ASHRM Networking Drink Tickets
Thursday, October 06, 2022 ASHRM 48th Anniversary Networking Event!
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 ASHRM Special Program: Anchorage Economic Forecast with Bill Popp
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 2022 NHRMA Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 ASHRM Sept Legal Update - IN PERSON!!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 ASHRM Aug '22 Legal Update - IN PERSON!!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 ASHRM July 19 Program - Work/Life Integration
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 ASHRM June 22 Program - Tackling Unconscious Bias in Organizations
Sunday, June 12, 2022 2022 SHRM Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 ASHRM May 17 Program - We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore: Wielding Total Rewards to Compete for Talent in Oz
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 ASHRM April 19 Program *HRCI Business Credit!!* - Questions of Ethics and Morals for Today's Organizational Leaders
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 ASHRM March 15 Program - Alaska Economic Forecast
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 ASHRM February 15 Program - Increase Employee Retention Through Emotional Compensation
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ASHRM January 18 Program - Employment and COVID in 2022 – Strategies to Focus on Business and Limit Material Risk
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Complimentary ASHRM December 14 Program
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 ASHRM November 16 Program
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 ASHRM October 19 Program
Monday, September 27, 2021 2021 NHRMA Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Alaska State SHRM Conference 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 **Annual ASHRM Diversity Month Program** September 21!
Thursday, September 09, 2021 2021 SHRM Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 SHRM Foundation Event Featuring Bill Popp
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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