Symposium 2018


“Connect, Grow, and Serve”


February 13 | Meydenbauer Center | Call to Speakers | 2018 Mission


Thank you to those who attended the 2017 LWHRA Symposium and provided survey feedback.

The Symposium Committee and the LWHRA leadership have
evaluated these comments and we heard you!!

LWHRA has created a new mission and vision for 2018

  • “Connect” by getting to know our members better - allow enough time for participants to connect with each other and communicate with exhibitors/sponsors.

  • “Grow” our community and the number of SHRM participants. We are working on various ways to increase our LWHRA membership and provide special Symposium packages for attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.

  • “Serve” by helping members become servant leaders. Our members can support each other in careers and jobs while volunteering in one of LWHRA’s Committees or Special Interest Groups.  Members have an opportunity to participate in the Mentorship Program in which mentors share their knowledge, skills, information, and perspective to foster the professional growth of mentees.

Speaker Request for Proposals

We are now accepting speaker proposals for our 2018 Symposium Sessions! 

The Ideal Symposium Speaker Is:

  • Experienced and comfortable with speaking in front of large groups, ranging from 25 to 500 people.
  • Interested in sharing expertise, real-world strategies, and knowledge with other Human Resource professionals.
  • Willing to partner with the LWHRA Symposium Committee to deliver the best possible experience for the audience.
  • Interested (schedule permitting) in attending the whole event and engaging with attendees.
  • Open to spreading the word about LWHRA 2018 Symposium.

Our Attendees:

  • Human Resource Professionals at all experience levels working in companies located in the Greater Puget Sound Region.


  • Broad SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) competencies are Relationship Management, Consulting with Individuals/Business Partners, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen, Ethical Practice, and HR Expertise/ HR Knowledge.
  • Specific topics for 2018 Symposium will include Strategic Business Initiatives & Leadership Development (preferably utilizing case studies).

How to apply:

Interested in submitting a proposal to speak at the 2018 LWHRA Symposium? Fill out our online form. 
The deadline for speaker proposals is August 31, 2018.

Submit Your Speaker RFP Now!