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    "Executive Panel: What We Want In Our HR Professionals"

    Date: September 14, 2011, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    You asked for it, Chapter members!   This topic was voted number one in our last Chapter programs survey, and should provide a fascinating look into the minds and needs of executives from a wide variety of businesses and organizations in Whatcom County.   We will be asking our panelists about their views on HR's role in such areas as business strategy, bottom line financial impact, most important skills of an HR leader,  what the most valuable contribution HR leaders are making right now in their organizations, what they see HR's contributions will look like in the future, and much more.  

    Please send us questions that you would like posed to the panel.  You may email your questions to our Moderator, Kathy Washatka  at    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Panelists Include:

    • Cindy Klein, Peacehealth (Regional Vice President for Human Resources)
    • Lorne Rubis, Ryzex (President and CEO)
    • Richard Van Den Hul, WWU (Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs)
    • David Webster, City of Bellingham (Chief Administrative Officer)
    • Kevin Weatherill, The Markets LLC (President and CEO)

    Kathy Washatka, NW Training Institute/Opportunity Council

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We accept payment in the form of cash, check, debit card or credit card.

    This program is pending pre-approval for HRCI recertification credit.

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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