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Welcome!  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

Upcoming Events

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  • December 6, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Branford Yacht Club 39 Goodsell Point Rd Branford, Connecticut 06405 Free parking on site.

    Come join your HRACC "South" colleagues & friends in Branford for a networking social where you can meet new people and reconnect to those you haven't seen in a while.  We've planned for a relaxing evening including free finger foods & refreshments, and a cash bar.

    Bring your business cards...

  • December 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

    SHRM Western CT is pleased to offer this highly interactive program designed to provide HR leaders with a deeper understanding of the strategies, skillsets and mindset to drive leadership and organizational success in the post-pandemic workplace.

    Our presenter will help us explore the 3 domains of the post-pandemic...

  • December 8, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Norwich Inn & Spa 607 W Thames St Norwich CT 06360, US

    HRLA is celebrating its 20th year!

    Join us for a fun evening of celebration as we look back on our accomplishments throughout this year and the last 20!  We will also welcome this year's Chapter leadership. 

    This festive event includes a delicious dinner, fun raffles, and lots...

  • December 8, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Dry Dock's Smokin' Aces at Oak Hills Park 165 Fillow Street Norwalk, CT 06850

    You are cordially invited to our annual

    holiday networking celebration!

    Join us Wednesday the 8th of December from 6:00pm to 8:30pm for

    Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Networking!


  • January 10, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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