July 2017  

Monthly Workshop

Meeting/Event Information


July 11, 2017

Coaching: Partnering for Performance
July 11, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Coaching: Partnering for Performance


$30.00 SHRM Member Registration
$38.00 after 12:00 pm July 6

$38.00 Guest Registration

$2.00 Raffle ~ Single Ticket

$5.00 Raffle Ticket ~ 3 for $5.00



7:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration

8:00 am - 8:30 am: General Business

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Program


Topic: Coaching: Partnering for Performance

Speaker: Karen Stafford, MHRM, SPHR
Click here to read more about Karen!

Whether managers are trying to help employees enhance their performance, develop themselves toward future goals, or rebound after derailing, employees greatly benefit from being coached. In this session, we explore supervision from the mind-set of a coach; where a partnership supportive of employee development is the focus. We’ll highlight a coaching model which gives managers a framework for holding various types of coaching conversations.



The featured Committee of the month (Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Committee) will be donating a raffle basket at the breakfast. All proceeds will be donated to the SHRM Foundation. Purchase your raffle tickets to win!


$2 = 1 Ticket
$5 = 3 Tickets
Cash, Check and Credit Card Accepted



Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at NOON

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Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace

Nominations Due NEXT FRIDAY!


Each year the Greater Tucson chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-GT) hosts an event that recognizes excellence and innovation in the workplace. The awards celebrate the innovative achievements of some of the best companies, teams and individuals in the field of Human Resources. 

Achievements in technology and process improvement, diversity and inclusion,community impact and leadership are recognized and awarded.

To nominate a company or individual, please click on the link below: 

Nominations will be open until Friday, July 14, 2017. 


If you have questions about the nomination process or the Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace event, please email: or call (520) 744-5701.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards.



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Save the Date!

Meeting/Event Information


August 08, 2017

One Night Stand to Meaningful Relationships
August 08, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
One Night Stand to Meaningful Relationships


7:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration

8:00 am - 8:15 am: General Business

8:15 am - 9:45 am - Program


Helena Rodrigues and Thomas McDonald

Helena Rodrigues

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Click Here To Read More About Helena

Thomas McDonald

Chief of Staff & Operations Manager 

Click Here To Read More About Thomas


-How to identify potential partners

-Strategies for building trust

-How to repair trust

What the HR leader can learn:

-The HR leader can use this presentation as a framework to explain trust-building.

Takeaways to make that happen:

-These are at the end of the Power point presentation, and we don’t want to “reveal “them yet.

What the results might be:

-Fostering a strong culture of collaboration where it is safe to share ideas and express opinions which will result in greater teamwork.


The featured Committees of the month (Chapter Engagement, Membership and College Relations) will each be donating a raffle basket at the breakfast. All proceeds will be donated to the SHRM Foundation. Purchase your raffle tickets to win!

$2 = 1 Ticket
$5 = 3 Tickets
Cash, Check and Credit Card Accepted


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Congratulations to SHRM of Greater Tucson on winning the SHRM Platinum Excel Award!

The SHRM Excel Award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities that enhance the human resources profession, with Platinum being the highest level awarded to SHRM affiliates. The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession. 

Hank Jackson – CEO of SHRM, says:

  “Advancing the HR profession is a daily mission at SHRM  and this chapter’s outstanding work this year contributed significantly to that goal. Recipients of this prestigious award are those who show a strong commitment to advancing the HR profession through service to the community, local networking and professional development activities.”

The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. SHRM of Greater Tucson will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, and a logo to display online.


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Public Service


I am a doctoral learner under the direction of Professor Dr. Amy Sedivy-Benton in the College of Education Department at Grand Canyon University. I am conducting a research study to determine if there exists a statistically significant relationship between the four dimensions of Emotional Intelligence, which are, Social-Awareness, Self-Awareness, Self-Management and Relationship Management and any link to Job Satisfaction among the Human Resources professionals in the Southwest United States.


I am working with SHRM Chapter Presidents to recruit individuals to take two surveys. The TEIQue-SF survey which measures Emotional Intelligence and the JSS (Job Satisfaction Survey) that measures Job Satisfaction. The two surveys should take approximately 8-10 minutes combined. Your participation in this study is voluntary, and by completing the survey instrument for the study you are consenting to participation in the study, however you may be removed from this study at any time with no penalty of any kind by contacting me at, or if you have any questions concerning the research study:  

(START YOUR SURVEY NOW!) Here is the direct link to take your survey.

The survey can be taken from your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.


Jason Hembree, SPR, MAHR


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Welcome New Members

Please welcome these new members approved in June:

HR Members:

• Susan Beauchamp
• Mark Renfro
• Luz Encinas
• Jeffry Lanuez
• Stephen Epstein
• Pamela Bruns
• Randy Nietzel
Business Affiliates:
• Lavaughn Mosley
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New Member Orientation

If you have recently joined SHRM-GT and have not yet had the chance to attend a new member orientation meeting with Membership Chair, Garrett Kowalewski, please note that a new member orientation will be held on the first Tuesday of each month (subject to change) at the Blue Willow Restaurant at 2616 North Campbell Avenue from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

If you wish to attend please RSVP directly to: Garrett Kowalewski at

  • August 1, 2017
  • September 5, 2017 (TBD)
  • October 3, 2017
  • November 7, 2017
  • December 5, 2017


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Volunteer Opportunities

We want YOU


Current Committee Needs

Workforce Readiness Committee  

The Workforce Readiness committee’s goal is to enhance career education and the employability of our future workforce. By partnering with area high schools and colleges, the committee seeks to deliver and facilitate training sessions on career skills, such as resume writing, interviewing, soft skills, personal branding etc.

Contact:          Sherri Smith, Committee Director •


SHRM Foundation Committee 

The SHRM Foundation committee’s goal is to educate the chapter on the Foundation’s newest educational resources, status of annual Foundation campaigns, and any upcoming events. With a strong desire to develop collaboration and support in Southern Arizona, the committee seeks to partner with non-profits in the community for cooperative events and outside volunteer opportunities.

This committee is looking for someone who would love the opportunity to be the Director of the committee and be the liaison between SHRM-GT and the SHRM Foundation.

Contact:          Heather Karp •


Digital Presence Committee 

The Digital Presence committee is the newest committee within the SHRM-GT chapter! The current goal of the committee is to increase the online presence of the SHRM-GT chapter within the vast realm of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and beyond. Ultimately, the digital presence committee seeks to enhance SHRM-GT’s presence within Southern Arizona across all digital platforms as a means to improve the public’s awareness, both professionally & socially, of SHRM-GT’s success & involvement in the community.

Contact:          Janet Rico-Uhrig, Committee Director •


Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Committee  

The committee’s purpose is to make SHRM-GT’s Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace awards program the premiere event honoring workplace innovation for Leadership – Technology – Diversity in Southern Arizona’s most progressive employers. The committee also acts as liaison to the associate members of the chapter to promote further involvement with the HR community.

Contact:          Gladys Walker, Committee Director •

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SHRM-GT Job Board

Job Posting
Jun. 7, 2017


Job Posting
Jun. 19, 2017

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