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Welcome to Connecticut SHRM State Council


We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Director

Upcoming Events

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  • June 11, 2023 - 12:00pm to June 14, 2023 - 12:00pm
    Las Vegas


    Change in the workplace and in your own work doesn’t come easy. It takes vision, connections, commitment and access to the right resources. All the things you’ll get and all the things we’ll celebrate at SHRM23, SHRM’s 75th anniversary conference. It’s not only going to...

  • June 13, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Attorney Mike Sagnola will be presenting.

    More details to follow.




  • June 14, 2023 - 7:30am to 9:30am
    One Digital 195 Scott Swamp Road, Suite 100 Farmington, CT 06032

    Employers are intrigued by the idea of second chance hiring because it has the potential to solve social problems and unlock a largely untapped supply of potential job applicants. However, employers need an easy way to take steps in this direction while also mitigating hiring risks. Attendees of this session will...

  • June 20, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
    Sheraton Hartford South Rocky Hill 100 Capital Blvd. Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067

    As states continue to pass laws legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use, employers are confronted with new challenges related to employee drug testing, workplace safety, and disability accommodation, among other issues.

    In this presentation, our presenters will share tips on how employers can strategically manage...

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