October 2017 Newsletter Print

Monthly Workshop

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


$38.00 Guest Registration

$30.00 SHRM Member Registration
$38.00 after 12:00 pm October 5

$2.00 Raffle ~ Single Ticket

$5.00 Raffle Ticket ~ 3 for $5.00



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 (Workforce Readiness and Diversity and Inclusion Committees) 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 


Thank you to our Sponsors!



Staff Matters Recruiting & Staffing will is partnering up with Startup Tucson to promote Startup Tucson’s signature event, TENWEST Festival of Innovation.  Free concert passes for the Saturday 10/21 will be given to all SHRM-GT attendees ($35 value), and there will be a business card raffle for one lucky employer to get free tickets for their employees for the entire festival, October 14th-22nd, (limited to 100 tickets)!  In 2018 & beyond, employers may be able to buy blocks of tickets at a SHRM-GT discounted rate for the Saturday concert, and have dedicated company tents.

HRCI and SHRM Approved

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


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Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace

Meeting/Event Information


November 14, 2017

2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards
November 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westward Look Resort and Spa
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards


$45.00 SHRM Member Registration
$53.00 after 12:00 pm November 9

$55.00 Guest Registration

$250.00 Group Ticket- 5 Seats

$400.00 Group Ticket- 10 Seats


Be recogonized for your workplace innovations and be part of SHRM-GT's recognition of innovation in the workplace in the Southern Arizona region!

Sponsorships are still available! Please contact SHRM-GT Headquarters to learn more.

Members: $45
Guests: $55
Table of 5: $250
Table of 10: $400

Coming soon!

Award finalists are currently being judged and will be announced soon.


Judges and Finalists please contact SHRM-GT to register for your complimentary registration.

Member Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, November 9th @ 12:00 PM



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SHRM Scholarships

Arizona SHRM Diversity Scholarship Contest 

Members of regional Arizona SHRM Chapters are eligible to participate to win a scholarship to attend the DLA Conference.  There will be one winner from each of the Arizona Chapters. Scholarship winners will each receive one complimentary registration for the conference and $200 to assist with the cost of attending the conference ($269 value).

Click Here for Full Details!

Deadline: October 3, 2017

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Welcome New Members

Please welcome these new members approved in September:


HR Members:

  • Will Rivera
  • Kay Burbidge
  • Thelma Ghigliotty
  • Maria Schneider
  • Kristy Porter
  • Jessica Kolb
  • Nicole Heston
  • Stacey Allis
  • Adele Lea



Business Affiliates:
  • Linda Drake


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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

  • 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 WE THANK YOU!

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?

Did you know SHRM-GT is social? 
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SHRM-GT Job Board

HR Specialist

Arizona Restaurant Supply, Inc.

Job Posting
Sep. 13, 2017


Human Resources Assistant

Fred G. Acosta Corps Center

Job Posting
Sep. 20, 2017


Job Posting
Sep. 21, 2017


Human Resources Specialist, Senior

The University of Arizona

Job Posting
Sep. 25, 2017


Job Posting
Sep. 27, 2017


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