Resources & HR Links

LWHRA is an organization committed to the ongoing enhancement of a dynamic, diverse membership and, as a result, the human resource profession through learning and networking.


To this end, we have provided information and links to related websites below. These links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement by the Lake Washington Human Resource Association. Furthermore, the Lake Washington Human Resource Association bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of external sites or for that of subsequent links:


Human Resource Certification Institute

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM Foundation

Washington State SHRM Council

Regional and Other Resources for Learning and Development in the HR Field:

Lake Washington Technical College - Human Resources Program

  • Learn the history and laws which affect today’s competitive market, the employment process, benefits, compensation methods, employee/labor relations, record keeping and reporting as you prepare for employment as a human resources associate in the dynamic human resources/personnel field. Visit their website and search under courses-credit.

Bellevue Community College - Human Resources Management Series

  • BCC offers continuing education courses in topics related to Human Resource Management. Search their website for more details via this path: Classes by Department/Business and Professional Development/The Center for Management & Leadership Success/Human Resources Management. 

University of Washington Extension

  • UW-Extension offers a variety of certificate programs applicable to HR professionals. 

  • Human Resources Management Certificate Program - Human resource professionals who participate in this nine-month evening program learn how the disciplines of human resources can be integrated to address workplace effectiveness

University of Washington MBA program

Pepperdine Master of Science in Human Resources Program

  • Defines HR Consulting and the various responsibilities it encompasses, as well as provides a variety of career statistics. Learn more

City University

  • City University's Continuing Education Program has specialized offerings in human resource management, training and development, and executive coaching. For specific program information, contact City University at 1-800-426-5596, ext. 3750 or visit: 

Seattle Pacific University

  • Offers a variety of HR-related professional development courses. Learn more