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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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  • December 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Great Neck Country Club 28 Lamphere Rd Waterford CT 06385

    It's time to honor the holiday season and our professional and community contributions!

    Join us for a celebratory meal and some fun!


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  • December 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
    Bad Dog Brewery


    More details to follow.




  • December 11, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Boca Grille & Raw Bar at H Smith Richardson Golf Course 2425 Morehouse Hwy Fairfield, Connecticut

    You are cordially invited to our annual holiday networking celebration!

    6:00pm to 8:30pm for Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Networking!

    The event will take place indoors, however the restaurant also has a very spacious outdoor covered patio for those who are more comfortable with being outside. Please dress...

  • January 9, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

    Do you know how your habits (planning, working and playing) will reveal your communication style? This workshop will provide you with insights about your preferred communication style preferences. You will have the opportunity to discover your preferences, better read others and enhance your customer service through a better...

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