April 2018 Newsletter Print

Monthly Workshop

Meeting/Event Information


May 08, 2018

"Stop Writing Annual Evaluations and Get Better Results" AND Vendor Tradeshow
May 08, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
"Stop Writing Annual Evaluations and Get Better Results" AND Vendor Tradeshow

$35.00 SHRM-GT Member Registration

$45.00 after 12:00 pm March 8

$50.00 Guest Registration
$60.00 after 12:00 pm March 8

$10.00 Student Ticket
$20.00 after 12:00 pm March 8

$150.00 Vendor Booth - Members Only (Includes One Meal)


10:45 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Vendor Tradeshow

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

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Program


Speaker: Ila Cipriani

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona


Topic: Stop Writing Annual Evaluations and Get Better Results


Take a guided trip through the transition from performing annual evaluations to measuring success through consistent, relevant and goal centered conversations to increase organizational performance and employee engagement.


Key Learning Objectives:

- Aligning organizational goals with performance expectations in simple terms.

- Creating and using tools to set clear expectations all year long.

- Taking the anxiety out of performance conversations

 - Providing continuous and honest dialogue with employees about their role, expectations and future.

- Saying goodbye to annual performance evaluations.



- Higher employee engagement.

- Increased responsibility and accountability for performance…no place to hide.

- Faster problem/issue identification

 - Increased organizational performance .

- Company-wide awareness of relationship between individual performance and organizational success.



This year's Vendor Tradeshow will feature 15 of SHRM-GT's member companies. Don't forget to bring your business cards for raffle giveaways!

Vendors:  Register to exhibit today!
Tradeshow participation is $150 (members only) and includes a 6' table, 45 minutes of networking time and a complimentary lunch.  Sign up by clicking the "Register Now" button.


Participating Companies:

-Hughes Federal Credit Union
 More coming soon!



(Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, May 3rd at 12:00 PM)

*All sales are final. Refunds must be requested 3 business days prior to an event in writing or by email. 

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SHRM Foundation

Upcoming scholarship deadlines 

SHRM certification and recertification scholarships 

  • The SHRM Foundation will award 220 scholarships in 2018, with 110 awarded this spring to individuals seeking a SHRM certification. Ten of these scholarships are reserved for SHRM members who have advanced veteran hiring in a professional or volunteer capacity.Deadline: April 10, 2018

  • New in 2018–Forty scholarships will support individuals who are recertifying their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, with 20 awarded this spring. Deadline: April 10, 2018

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Welcome New Members


  • Paula Wingfield
  • Iris Matheny
  • Susan Manfredi
  • Craig Wagner
  • Nidiam Conesa
  • Margaret Verebelyi
  • Marielena McKay
  • Megan Miller
  • Kristi McEnerney
  • Diane Nelson
  • Endeliza Ramos
  • Joanna Villareal
  • Megan Phelan



  • Lindsay Welch
  • Shayne Caffrey

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Did You Know?

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Did you know SHRM-GT is social? 
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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:          Kellie Lemons, Committee Director •

Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Committee’s goal is to improve SHRM-GT’s overall prestige and visibility, and to become a resource and authority on HR matters within Southern Arizona. We manage the Chapter’s community outreach efforts by acting as the liaison to community groups, connecting HR professionals with SHRM-GT, and current members with external business organizations and vice versa. Further, we provide PR and local publication support to the chapter.

Contact:          Trish Kordas, Committee Director •

                       Cassie Breneman, Committee Co-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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SHRM-GT Job Board


Human Resources Manager

Long Companies

Job Posting
Mar. 6, 2018


Employee Relations Partner

Tucson Federal Credit Union

Job Posting
Mar. 14, 2018


Human Resources Manager

Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center

Job Posting
Mar. 23, 2018


Human Resources Director

Town of Oro Valley

Job Posting
Mar. 23, 2018


Compensation & Benefits Manager

Desert Diamonds Casino

Job Posting
Mar. 27, 2018

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