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Welcome to Connecticut 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


Upcoming Events

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  • March 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Noon

    Presented by:  Alex Myers


    Increasingly, more and more people are “coming out” about their transgender identity at work.  Employers need to be prepared.  From...

  • March 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This webinar will provide strategies for managing employees both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    John Stretton, attorney at Ogletree Deakins, will provide strategies for managing employees both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to ensure employment policies remain effective...

  • March 10, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Conducting Internal Investigations - An Overview and Practical Considerations


    Proactively developing and managing employee relations and internal investigation has never been more critical for organizations in every industry. In this program, you will gain knowledge of the process for planning,...

  • March 11, 2021 - 11:00am

    Please join us as we offer a complimentary online event specifically geared towards these times as we are very slowly returning to some semblance of normalcy with the arrival of CoVid-19 vaccinations.

    Northwest CT HR Association friend and frequent chapter presenter Vincent Farisello...

  • March 11, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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