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Welcome to the Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM)

2017 Spring Certification Preparation Classes

BEGINS MARCH 6TH! Click above for details

Facilitated by Shara English plus a fantastic group of volunteers

If you are currently a SHRM National member and would like to submit a Chapter Application form for the Anchorage chapter, complete the form below:

Membership Application Form (.PDF)

Membership Designation Form (.doc)

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  • March 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to May 3, 2017 - 8:30pm
    Varies. See attached schedule for details.

    2017 Spring Certification Classes 

    For those professionals wanting to try a different approach to preparing for their SHRM certification exams, ASHRM is proud and excited to offer a professional study group focused on the new SHRM certifications. These study sessions will be facilitated by ASHRM'...

  • May 23, 2017 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    Crown Plaza
  • June 13, 2017 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    Crown Plaza
  • July 18, 2017 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    Crown Plaza
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    ASHRM is one of a handful of chapters in the United States that have received SHRM’s Pinnacle Award not once, but three times for outstanding achievement in chapter development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management.The programs recognized include ASHRM’s Partnership with Mayor’s Diversity Month (2007), HR & Order (2002) and HRCI Certification Study Group (1998).

    Several of its programs, members and student chapters have also been recognized by the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA):

    ASHRM Member of the Year Award

    The ASHRM Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of ASHRM for her or his outstanding contributions, leadership and achievements in service to the Human Resources profession

    • 2016 - Shara English
    • 2015 - Ann Flister, SPHR, SHRM-CP
    • 2014 - Sandi Weber, PHR
    • 2013 - Nancy Miller, SPHR
    • 2012 - Dave Rhodes
    • 2010 - Bonnie Dorman
    • 2009 - Darci Ahlien Stern, PHR
    • 2005 - Peggy O'Keefe

    • 2004 - Christine Hopkins (McAlpine), SPHR, GPHR
    • 2003 - Lisa Derrickson                   
    • 2002 - Bosco Baldwin, SPHR 

    NHRMA's Randy Lundberg Northern Lights Award

    This award recognizes Association Chapters for outstanding achievement and excellence in overall chapter programming and operations. This award is named for NHRMA Awards and Recognition Director Randy Lundberg, a member of the Rogue Valley Chapter, who was designing an award to recognize NHRMA Chapter Achievements at the time of his death in 1994.

    • 2012 A Multi-Agency Partnership at Work
    • 2010 The Last HRCI Recertification Frontier
    • 2008 ASHRM Partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage’s “Mayor’s Diversity Month”
    • 2004 Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
    • 1996 Outstanding Chapter Operations

    NHRMA's Distinguished Member

    This award is intended to be a “HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” to individuals who have provided exceptional service to the profession over a period of years.

    • Kristi Acuff, SPHR (2003)
    • Todd Allen, SPHR, CCP
    • Louis M. Christie, SPHR (2010)
    • Ronald Fraze, SPHR (1996)
    • Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR (2011)
    • Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP (2016)
    • James Jose, Ph.D., SPHR
    • Arve Solomon
    • Mary Tesch, SPHR (2008)

    NHRMA's Robert W. Denomy Award for Student Leadership

    This award recognizes students who have performed outstanding service to the HR profession and to the Association, in the best tradition of Bob Denomy. Bob Denomy is now retired after many years of service as PNPMA/NHRMA Association Director, providing significant support to the development and growth of student HRM programs in the Pacific Northwest.

    • 2014 Rachel Saddler, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2013 Brittany Sogge, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2011 Julie Drinnen, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2010 Bonnie Dorman, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2003 Patty Hickok, University of Alaska Anchorage Student Chapter, Anchorage

    Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) is an ASHRM Partner

    NHRMA host an annual conference and tradeshow, as well as a Human Resources Academy which is approved for HRCI credits. Please see the NHRMA website or our meetings and events section for more information.


    ASHRM is a 501(c), non-profit, tax-exempt organization.