Events and Workshops


Health Care and Your Business

WSCPA Whatcom and Skagit County is hosting a workshop: Health Care & Your Business featuring HUB International Northwest's Employee Benefits Advisor,  Jennifer Ortmeyer.   Employee health insurance is one of a company’s largest compensation-related expenses. Moreover, the Affordable Care Act has made the process of contracting and maintaining insurance fraught with complexity. Join this CPE event to learn about developments in the local health insurance landscape; how to design health plans to maximize benefits while containing costs; key provisions of the ACA; and best practices you can maintain to protect your business in the event of an audit. 1.50 CPE Credits. 9.28.16 at 7:00 AM.  Bellingham Country Club. To register for the event click here.

HUB University presents: Effective open enrollment communication strategies 

Having the tools to organize strong and effective messages will not only optimize your goals, but also reduce Open Enrollment stress and anxiety overall. From preparation to distribution, communication is a key contributor to overall Open Enrollment success.

In this session, you’ll walk away with useful Open Enrollment employee communication strategies:

  • How to set goals that drive engagement
  • How to develop (and execute) an effective communication plan
  • How to prioritize content and information for optimal employee education
  • How to choose communication vehicles that fit your multi­generational workforce
  • And how to have fun doing it!

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (PDT) - Spokane Arena - 720 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Click to register.


Business Development Workshops

As part of our continuing effort to provide our valued clients with the best possible service and foster a strong ongoing relationship, we provide the Business Development Workshop Series. This series is designed to offer you access to valuable, up-to-date information that will help to develop your business, improve processes and policies, and ease the administrative burden within your organization.

These professional training sessions, facilitated by Kim Rossi, M.B.A., are held in a small group setting to allow for interactive discussion and are offered on a rotating schedule. Schedules are distributed to our clients monthly. If you are not currently on the mailing list to receive these updates, please contact your Account Manager.

Current Workshop Topics

Our workshops are continually evolving based on client demand and input. Current topics include:

  • Hiring* 
  • First-Time Manager 
  • Performance Appraisals 
  • Time Management 
  • Harassment - Decreasing Your Company's Risk* 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Retention (HR Version Only) 
  • Generational Diversity
  • Adapting Your Communication Style 
  • Ethics in the Workplace* 
  • Coaching 
  • Termination* 

Workshop Schedule

Please click the highlighted month below for the latest schedules.  You can register for our workshops by clicking on the registration link located on the schedule.

Western Washington: September and October

Eastern Washington: October

About Kim Rossi

Kim Rossi has 20 years of diverse human resources experience helping both large and small organizations achieve a wide range of business objectives. She has demonstrated expertise in business operations, coaching and developing staff, and project management, as well as established skills in presenting training materials clearly and effectively in both classroom and webshop environments. Kim has developed and facilitated numerous workshops in the areas of management skills, general business skills, change management, and career development to all levels of employees from hourly workers to CEOs. 

*Topics are available in both Human Resource and Manager versions. Human Resource workshops are HRCI accredited.


HR certification logoThe use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.