2019 Chapter Conference

2019 Washington State Chapter of CUPA-HR Annual Conference

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA


Join us for the 11th Annual Washington State Chapter of the College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA-HR) conference where higher education HR professionals connect, share ideas, and solve problems together. This year the conference will be held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Early bird Registration is $65 and is open until July 15, 2019. After July 15, 2019 registration is $75. Registration includes a full day of information-packed sessions, morning coffee and pastries, parking,  lunch, and a closing reception with drinks and appetizers.

Our line-up of topics include an Employment Law Update and the latest on FMLA and Washington State Paid Family Leave. There will be a session on Ethics, Microaggressions, Preparing Your Workforce for Retirement Success, and the evolution of Title IX and its impact for colleges and universities. Are you involved with hiring? We’ll have a session on Diversity Recruitment. Developing your HR staff? We’ll have a session on Training Up the Next Generation of CHROs. We’ll also have a session on Stress Management which includes coping strategies for dealing with stress in the workplace and a session on Conflict and Communication where you’ll learn how to minimize destructive conflict.

Click HERE to register.

Please be sure to download the WHOVA app after you register!

Lodging Information

We’ve secured a special rate at the following hotels in Ellensburg. Reference the Washington State CUPA-HR Conference to receive the special rate.

Holiday Inn Express
Room Block: August 1 & 2, 2019
Room charge: $144.99 + tax
1620 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, 509-962-9400
Cutoff for discounted rate: July 15

 Best Western Plus
Room Block: August 1, 2019 only
Room charge: $150 + tax
211 West Umptanum Road, Ellensburg, 509-925-4244
Cutoff for discounted rate: July 1


Four $250 scholarships are available for higher education HR Professionals to attend our 2019 conference. Two scholarships will be awarded to HR staff located on the west side of the Cascades and two to staff on the east side of the Cascades. To be considered for one of the scholarships, individuals must be employed at a CUPA-HR member institution, reside more than 60 miles from Ellensburg, Washington, and be available to attend the entire event including the post-event reception, on Friday, August 2, 2019. To be considered, submit your application online by June 14, 2019.

Click HERE to apply for a scholarship!