Brown Bag Lunch Series

WSPA Brown Bag Lunch Series

Join your colleagues from 11:00-12:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays for a facilitated discussion around "Just in Time" topics in the world of HR.  

Participants in each Brown Bag Lunch Series will receive access to a shared Google drive containing a recording of the webinar along with any materials used or referenced.  

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   $250.00 for all six sessions


  -OR-       $65.00 individually

 COVID Safety Preparedness

One District's Process to Prepare for the Safe Reopening of Schools; Emphasis on Challenges and Considerations 
  • July 8, 2020  JULY 15, 2020
  • 11:00-12:30 pm
  • Presented by: Char Krause, Director of Compliance and Risk Management Services, Puyallup School District


 Working Conditions in Bargaining, Part 1

Warren will provide an overview of what the definition is, and anticipated requests from the Washington Education Association.
  • July 22, 2020
  • 11:00-12:30 pm
  • Presenter: Warren Hopkins, Executive Director ERNN


 COVID Eligible Leave

Understanding the various leave employees are entitled to with COVID.
  • July 29, 2020
  • 11:00-12:30 pm
  • Presenter: Jon Dalley and Stephanie Faust, Attorneys, Stevens Clay


Social Emotional Support During COVID

Healthy Communication in Addressing the Social Emotional Needs of Staff


Working Conditions in Bargaining, Part 2

Specific examples will be shared along with a facilitated discussion around how to address proposals brought to the bargaining table.
  • August 12, 2020
  • 11:00-12:30 pm
  • Presenter: Warren Hopkins, Executive Director ERNN


Classified Reductions in Force

An overview of the process for Classified reductions; special emphasis will be on details to consider prior to, and during, implementation.
  • August 19, 2020
  • 11:00-12:30 pm
  • Presenter: Alex Fern and Stephanie Faust, Attorneys, Stevens Clay


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Human Resources Legal Boot Camp- CERTIFICATED

Three day training on: Teaming 101 and HR 101- Overview of school HR responsibilities, legal writing, and employee misconduct investigative writing.

Registration now open
      •July 13-15, 2020
      •Offered virtually this year due to COVID restrictions (Details coming soon)
      •Registration: $495 WSPA Member
      •Registration: $595 Non-Member

Human Resources Legal Boot Camp - CLASSIFIED 

Two day training specific to the needs of classified staff moving into management and supervisory positions. Topics include: HR soft skills, hiring responsibilities, professional training, discipline and evaluation, bargaining agreements, and employee rights. 

Registration now open
      •July 16-17, 2020
      •Offered virtually this year due to COVID restrictions (Details coming soon)
      •Registration: $395 WSPA Member
      •Registration: $495 Non-Member

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Conflict Mediation 

This training is for anyone who wants to help others solve conflicts more peacefully, build relationships with neighbors,  co-workers and friends, strengthen professional skills, and/or become a certified mediator. 

Over the course of 40 hours, you will learn the philosophy, process, and practice of a neutral facilitator. 

  • July 13-17, 2020 (40 hours total - full days Monday-Friday ) 
  • NorthEast Washington ESD 101, Spokane, WA
  • Registration: $895
  • Presented by Northwest Mediation Center

Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP) 2020-2021

The Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP) is a three-year program designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals engaged in Human Resource Management in public education.  

  • July 13-17, 2020
  • NorthEast Washington ESD 101, Spokane, WA
  • Registration: $910








WSPA Membership

Thank you to the members of the Washington School Personnel Association. With members like you, we are able to provide a sustainable professional community for human resource professionals across the State of Washington. Only through your support can we continue to offer dynamic, relevant, and meaningful professional development as well as advocate for legislative action that supports education and WSPA endorsed initiatives.

Click here to join or renew your membership with WSPA

Meet our Executive Director, Board and Region Representatives:

Executive Director, Kim Holland

WSPA President, Tina Limmer
President Elect, Tony Frascone 
Immediate Past President, Shaun Carey
Treasurer, Chris Callaham
Secretary, Janet Hodson

Region 1 Co-Representatives: Jane Stencel and Keri Hutchins
Region 2 Co-Representatives: Doug Christensen and Sandra Villareal
Region 3: Melissa Kreuder and Jenae Gomes
Region 4 Co-Representatives: Sara Salyer and Analia Galloway
Region 5 Co-Representatives: Jackie Stewart and Vivian Jensen
Region 6 Co-Representatives: Darrell Heisler and Connie Sheridan

Did you know that each region offers training, support, and great networking opportunities? Visit our Region Information page for schedules, contact information, and ways to get involved and connected!