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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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  • October 21, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    While everyone in the organization needs to contribute towards making the workplace diverse and inclusive, HR plays a particularly key role. This 1-hour session is geared towards providing HRLA members & HR Leaders with fundamental tools to use when prioritizing Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and...

  • October 21, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    NW CT Chamber of Commerce 333 Kennedy Drive Torrington, CT 06790

    Join us for an in-person evening event to network with your fellow human resources and business professionals as we host attorney Shel Myers of Kainen, Escalera, and McHale.

    Mr. Myers joins us annually to share valuable information presented in an easy-to-understand manner that will have you...

  • October 24, 2021 to October 26, 2021
    Mount Washington

    A joyous return to Mt. Washington awaits you, where talented HR leaders and those aspiring to leadership will assemble. Witness the valued education and camaraderie you have come to expect from the Strategic HR retreat in a safe and welcoming environment. 


  • November 1, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • November 4, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Do you know the difference between CT Paid Leave and CT FMLA? Join us for an overview of the CT Paid Leave Act vs. CT FMLA, the employer’s responsibilities, job-protected leave, CT Paid Leave Authority, and income replacement benefits to learn how all of these fit together. 

    As a result of this session,...

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