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Welcome to Connecticut State Council



NEW!   The Connecticut SHRM State Council has received the prestigious SHRM 2020 Excel Award recognizing our accomplishments for 2020!  

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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  • May 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

    This webinar will explore COVID-19's impact on return-to-work expectations, the evolving nature of commuting, and strategies for how organizations can move forward in this uncertain time.  Dennis House, News 8 WTNH, will moderate a discussion among leading workplace consultants and transportations experts.


  • May 18, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Webinar, hosted by Southern Connecticut SHRM

    Join us in recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness month by welcoming, Rich Kuepper of L.E.A.D as a Leadership Expert, Team/Trust-Building Facilitator who will guide us through a discussion on openness, resilience and using “check- ins” to keep teams going strong that, in turn, help leaders lead!

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  • May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Virtual webinar hosted by SHRM Western CT

    Domestic violence has no boundaries and often extends beyond the walls of the home.  In reality, domestic violence is a big concern in the workplace.

    Oftentimes, the abuse continues in the workplace with harassing phone calls, emails, and even physical monitoring or visits. Victims often feel distracted at work...

  • May 19, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Webinar, hosted by the HR Leadership Association of Eastern Connecticut

    A recent article in Forbes Magazine described the annual performance review as ‘a unique workplace evil that must be destroyed like a blood sucking vampire’… WOW. It’s not that bad. Or is it?? Performance reviews have long been a key battleground between HR and managers in many organizations. As part of the...

  • May 20, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Webinar, hosted by the Northwest CT HR Association

    Silas Warner, of One Digital, a longtime contributor to our chapter returns as our May presenter to go over fringe benefits trends and best practices for insurance renewals.

    SHRM & HRCI credits pending.


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