September 2017  

Special Event!

Meeting/Event Information


September 12, 2017

National Speaker Event: "Being an Employee, Thinking Like a CEO."
September 12, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westward Look Resort and Spa
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
National Speaker Event: "Being an Employee, Thinking Like a CEO."


$35.00 SHRM Member Registration
$43.00 after 12:00 pm September 7

$50.00 Guest Registration

$105.00 Group Ticket- 3 Seats

$140.00 Group Ticket- 4 Seats

$175.00 Group Ticket- 5 Seats

$210.00 Group Ticket- 6 Seats

$280.00 Group Ticket- 8 Seats

$350.00 Group Ticket- 10 Seats



National Speaker: Nancy Lyons

Click here to read more about Nancy Lyons!

TOPIC: "Being an Employee, Thinking Like a CEO."

Learning Objectives:

> A framework for an internal development program and contribution assessment

> A forward-thinking personnel approach that can add value to any organizational strategy 

> An innovative experience that will empower employees





Speaker Sponsor: CBIZ

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Two event sponsorships still available! Please contact SHRM-GT for more information.



2:00 - 2:45 pm: Registration, Appetizers and Networking

2:45 - 3:00 pm: General Business & Announcements
3:00 - 4:30 pm: Speaker Presentation
4:30 - 5:00 pm: Networking

*Subject to change 



Members: $35

Non-Members: $50

Register 3+ Attendees (Including Non Members) and recieve $35 rate!

Early Bird Member Rate Deadline: Thursday, September 7th at 12:00 PM



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HR Mixer

Meeting/Event Information


September 13, 2017

September Mixer
September 13, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trident Grill III 
250 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
September Mixer


$10.00 SHRM-GT Member: Mixer
$12.00 after 5:00 pm September 8

$13.00 SHRM GT Non-Member: Mixer
$15.00 after 5:00 pm September 8


Come check out the brand new Trident Grill III and enjoy an evening of food, fun, and networking with other professionals!



Trident Grill III

250 S. Craycroft Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85711



Wednesday, September 13th

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


Registration Cost:

$10 – Members

$13 – Non-Members  


Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, September 8th at 5:00 PM


At the Door Cost:

$12 – Members

$15 – Non-Members


We encourage everyone to pre-register for this event online, if possible. Paying with cash at the door? Please provide exact amount as it will make the registration process easier. Thank you for your understanding.  


Please bring business cards to enter our door prize drawing and to share with other professionals!   


Heavy appetizers and one drink ticket will be provided for each paid guest! 


Thank you to our sponsor!

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Save the Date!

Meeting/Event Information


October 10, 2017

Small Acts Can Mean Big Problems: Handling Micro Aggression in the Workplace
October 10, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Small Acts Can Mean Big Problems: Handling Micro Aggression in the Workplace


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: General Business

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Program


SPEAKER: Michelle Pitot, EdD, LSCW

Chief of Staff at YWCA Southern Arizona

Click Here To Read About Michelle

Learning Objectives:

As HR People, we are here to HELP PEOPLE. All of us are leaders, and it’s our responsibility to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace regardless of anyone’s personal opinion.

Michelle will lead this seminar by:

  1. Giving her story of why she does this work
  2. Help us to see that bias and stereotypes are part of being human; they don’t make people “bad”—however, unrecognized bias can interfere with all of our hard work towards promoting diversity and inclusion.
  3. WHY this is important—what micro aggressions might look like at work, why they tear at the fiber of our work environment and how they are destructive
  4. HOW to deal with such uncomfortable or difficult situations, in really simple manageable ways.

Some Take-away’s:

    • Various options on how to address micro aggressions
    • The script that can be used to address micro aggressions
    • Insight to be able to be more vigilant and spot micro aggressions in the workplace


The featured Committees of the month (Community Outreach and Digital Presence) will  each be donating a raffle basket at the luncheon. 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 


HRCI and SHRM Approved

(Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, October 5th at 12:00PM) 

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Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace

Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards: Sponsorships Now Available! 

Be one of the limited organizations who will be prominently placed for all attendees to learn more about your organization. 


Please contact Brandy Ferrer at or (520) 904-4648 for more information! 


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Welcome New Members

Please welcome these new members approved in August:

HR Members:

  • Mary Martinez
  • Laura DeLeone
  • Ruhi Acuna

Business Affiliates:
  • Blake Davelaar
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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

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


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Volunteer Opportunities


We want YOU
SHRM-GT is a success because of our amazing members and

As a member of SHRM-GT you have the ideal opportunity to give back to other members and our community by volunteering on one (or more) of our committees. The expansive offerings our committees provide include a wide variety of opportunities to meet almost anyone’s interests and/or passions. Not only can you feel good about giving back as a volunteer, but the time commitment can be very minimal – we want you to volunteer in any capacity you can, whether it’s for a month, 6 months, or even on a project-to-project basis!

Each committee and committee member has a direct impact on the success of the SHRM-GT chapter. Please consider volunteering for a committee as a valued member of our chapter!

Current Committee Needs:


Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

SHRM-GT Diversity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to providing opportunity and education for HR leaders in our community, grounded in respect and appreciation for individual differences. The Committee endorses a broad definition of diversity, and seeks to provide programs and resources that enhance knowledge and encourage understanding of diversity. The Committee strives to provide leadership for HR community by promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and developing programs that support diversity education and awareness.

Contact:          Kate Goldman, Committee Director •


Professional Development Committee 

The Professional Development Committee is committed to offering enriching opportunities for human resources professionals to expand their HR Body of Knowledge, further develop their HR Competencies, and provide a chance for seasoned professionals to give back and keep up-to-date with the latest materials. Study Groups are offered twice a year using the SHRM Learning Materials and led by subject matter experts in preparation for certification exams. Obtaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP can be challenging, but the structured content and supportive group setting has proven to provide a high pass rate on the exam.

Contact:          Cynthi Knight, Committee Director • 


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 • 

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Did You Know?

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SHRM-GT Job Board

Director of Talent Development

Children's Clinics

Job Posting
Aug. 3, 2017


Human Resources Professional

Arizona Minerals, Inc.

Job Posting
Aug. 3, 2017



Atrium Hospitality

Job Posting
Aug. 3, 2017


Director of Human Resources

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ

Job Posting
Aug. 7, 2017


Human Resource Manager (Talent-Payroll-Benefits)

El Rio Community Health Center

Job Posting
Aug. 7, 2017


Human Resources Assistant

Buffalo Exchange

Job Posting
Aug. 7, 2017


Benefits Specialist

Tucson Medical Center

Job Posting
Aug. 21, 2017


Job Posting
Aug. 21, 2017


Job Posting
Aug. 28, 2017


Job Posting
Aug. 30, 2017

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