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    To advance the value of human resource management and the knowledge and capabilities of our chapters and members by providing exemplary leadership, education, and timely resources.


    To provide SHRM's Connecticut-based members and affiliated chapters with:

    Exemplary and innovative leadership and guidance;

    Timely resources and education which can be easily understood and implemented;

    Clear and timely communication between members, chapters, the area board, and the national board;

    High level programs and pathways to enrich member capability; and

    An understanding of SHRM's provided services and benefits; a forum to initiate discussions with SHRM to consider additional service/benefit offerings that will be responsive to members' needs.


    The Connecticut SHRM HR Council is an affiliate organization of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) of Alexandria, Virginia, the world's leading association of Human Resource professionals.

    We are comprised of SHRM member volunteers and representative local chapter leaders,

    dedicated to the advancement of the human resource profession.

    We serve SHRM National Members, Local Chapter Members, and HR Professionals in Connecticut.

    December 10, 2020

    Hello Everyone.

    The CT SHRM State Council is an affiliate of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

    In CT we have 6 affiliated SHRM chapters including:

    You can find out more about the CT SHRM State Council and CT SHRM Chapters by going to the Council website @ or follow us on social media at #CTSHRM or @ctshrm.


    August 4, 2020

    Hi Everyone,

    I hope you had an opportunity to listen to today's Volunteer Leader call. If you did not, please seek out the On Demand recorded call. Also please view and share this "All Hands" video.

    I also recommend you visit the SHRM website where you too can make the pledge to support racial equity in your respective workplaces and communities. Here is the link:  

    My pledge picture is the top row, far left with the infinity symbol. (My drawing is dismal, however!) I have read that the infinity symbol also represents infinite possibilities and total harmony in the social life of modern people. Taking the pledge and uploading your picture is easy to do! 

    Please consider taking the pledge in your own way..



    June 7, 2020

    Hello CT SHRM Council Members,

    These past few days have been a time of great distress in our country.  To blatantly see racial injustice, discrimination and police brutality is unacceptable.  As an HR professional and in my role representing the CT SHRM State Council, I believe we all need to express our outrage regarding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, three of the many Black Americans affected by racial injustices.  

    In the aftermath, the treatment of peaceful protesters is not how we expect citizens to be treated in the United States. We have to do more than extend our sympathies, hopes and prayers, we need to act by committing to the elimination of systemic racism in our state and in our country. We need to stand together, do the right thing, and become part of the solution.

    The mission of the CT SHRM State Council is to advance the value of human resource management and the knowledge and capabilities of our chapters and members by providing exemplary leadership, education, and timely resources. To that end, I agree with the recent SHRM statement on June 4th that our “HR community is in a unique position, better than any other profession, to make real change for employees.”

    Listed below are several resources that I share with you during these troubling times; I hope you will find them enlightening:

    1.      How to be an Ally to the Black Community:

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    2.       Culture Wizard is making available to everyone their Global Inclusion Course.

    3.      Vital Smarts – Five Skills for Speaking Up When it Matters Most - $39.95

    Vital Smarts is donating 100% of this week's proceeds from their “How Do I Say That? “ minicourse to causes that support racial equality.

    I encourage everyone to read “How to be an Ally to the Black Community,” and to take the free Global Inclusion Course.  Please bring these insights and actions back to your organizations. 

    I am available to listen and help should any Council member wish to discuss this further; please reach out to me at the numbers noted below my signature line.

    A version of this statement will be posted on LinkedIn.

    Stay well and be safe,


    Anne Peabody-Brostek

    CT SHRM State Council Director