WSPA Webinar Series

Please note that webinars offered in partnership with OSPI are being provided at no cost. 
Webinars hosted by WSPA have a $50 fee per connection. 

June 1, 2020
Legislative Impacts on Bargaining and Impacts from COVID

 June 8, 2020
Employee Mental Heath and Addressing Leave


NEW: Conflict Mediation Certification

  • July 13-17, 2020 (40 hours:  full days Monday - Friday)
  • Icicle Village Resort Inn, Leavenworth
  • Registration: $895
  • Presented by Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

We are so excited to bring this new certification opportunity to our members!

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. The concepts and skills taught are easily transferable and are designed to improve communication in all settings. The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County has personalized the training specifically for WSPA members. 

Please click here for registration and event information 

HELP Program 2020-2021

  • Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP) 
  • July 13-17, 2020
  •  Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Registration: $910

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.  The program includes a one-week summer session, a one-day session in the fall, and a one-day session in the spring.

Please click here for program information and registration



HELP 2.0 The Reboot

  • HELP 2.0 The Reboot
  • July 13-17, 2020
  •  Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Registration: $695

Welcome back HELP participants! In our ongoing efforts to best serve our members we have a NEW opportunity for professional learning this summer. 

HELP 2.0 is open to anyone who has participated in the HELP program or attended one of our boot camp workshops. This 5-day event will cover culture and climate, TPEP, using data for human resources, bargaining skills, and "It's all fun and games until HR is called" 

 Please click here for event information and registration

Certificated Boot Camp

This is a three-day program offering training the ABC’s of Human Resources and Personnel Operations Guide (POG) review, HR 101 – overview of school HR administration leadership responsibilities, legal writing, and employee misconduct investigative writing

  • HR Legal Boot Camp - CERTIFICATED
  • July 13-15, 2020
  • Icicle Village Inn - Leavenworth, Washington

Please click here for event information and registration 

Classified Boot Camp

This workshop provides training and support specific to the needs of classified staff moving into management and supervisory positions.
Topics include understanding of human resources soft skills, hiring responsibilities, and understanding of professional training, discipline and evaluation,
bargaining agreements, and employee rights. Please see the attached schedule for details.

  • HR Legal Boot Camp - CLASSIFIED
  • NEW DATE: July 16-17, 2020
  • NEW LOCATION: Icicle Village Resort Inn, Leavenworth 

Please click here for event information and registration 

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

Please click here to join or renew your membership with WSPA

Meet our Board and Region Representatives

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

Region 1 Co-Representatives: Jane Stencel and Kim Holland
Region 2 Co-Representatives: Toni Neidhold and Doug Christensen
Region 3: Melissa Kreuder and Jenae Gomes
Region 4 Co-Representatives: Stacia Dorman and Sara Salyer
Region 5 Co-Representatives: Jackie Stewart and Vivian Jensen
Region 6 Co-Representatives: Debbie Kovacs and Darrell Heisler

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!