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Welcome to SHRM Western CT


We are the Western Connecticut affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, our chapter offers networking, educational resources, professional development, updates on legislative changes affecting local employers and so much more.

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.

We invite you to attend any upcoming event – it’s the best way to see firsthand what we offer to HR professionals and those interested in entering the HR field.

If you are not a member of SHRM National, we encourage you to join that organization as well.  Together, we are better!   Fill out a membership application online at Don't forget to enter the SHRM Western CT Chapter (Chapter #441) info under local affiliate!

Upcoming Events

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  • April 27, 2021 - 12:00pm
    Webinar, delivered virtually

    Most of us have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, but did you know that your workforce data can can inform goal setting, decision making and information tracking?   Learning a few advanced functions Excel functions will help you filter, sort, summarize and derive information from your data. 

    In this...

  • May 12, 2021 - 11:30am
    Webinar, delivered virtually

    Have you been avoiding a difficult conversation?  In this interactive learning experience, you will learn to implement strategies and techniques to handle those conversations with greater confidence. We will explore what makes those conversations difficult, how you can approach these conversations and tips for starting them....

  • May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm
    Webinar, delivered virtually

    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...

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Recertification Q&A: Categories of Professional Development Credits

Thu, 15 Apr 2021
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Utilizing Employee Engagement Surveys

Thu, 15 Apr 2021
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SHRM Certification Exams: Exploring Depth of Knowledge

Thu, 15 Apr 2021
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