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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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  • October 5, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • October 10, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Virtual - NOTE! Webinar access information will be sent to you the morning of the event.


    Do you want to......

    -Be more productive?
    -Get your to-do list in order?
    -Feel like you are controlling your email instead of it controlling you?

    If you use Gmail...

  • October 11, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    This is a live webinar only. It is an interactive virtual workshop, and will not be recorded.


    Major changes to the I-9 form are in effect!  Would you pass an I-9 audit?  In this session, you will learn how to ensure that you and your employees are completing the I-9 correctly, including when employees are rehired, when...

  • October 12, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Bad Dog Brewery


    Please join NWCTHRA as Mike Spagnola presents a seminar on Harassment & Discrimination.




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