May 2018 Newsletter Print

HR Mixer

Meeting/Event Information


May 02, 2018

May Mixer
May 02, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Caffe" Torino
5605 East River Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85750
May Mixer


$12.00 SHRM-GT Member ~ Mixer
$15.00 after 05:00 pm April 27

$15.00 SHRM-GT GUEST (Mixer) 
$18.00 after 05:00 pm April 27


SHRM-GT May Mixer



Caffe' Torino 

5605 E. River Rd. #121

Tucson, AZ 85750



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


Registration Cost:

$12 – Members

$15 – Non-Members  


Late Registration Cost (after 4/27):

$15 – Members

$18 – Non-Members


Thank you to our Mixer Sponsor!


Better Business Bureau®


 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! 


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.  

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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
- Arizona Daily Star
- Pathfinder Strategies
- RBC Wealth Management 
-Community Health Associates 
-Pima County One Stop
-Crest Insurance Group



(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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Save the Date!

June 12, 2018

Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

June 12, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM 

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712





July 10, 2018

EEOC Laws and Practical Tips for Avoiding Complaints Filed

July 10, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM 

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712





August 14, 2018

Workplace Violence: How to Prepare, Recognize and Respond

August 14, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM 

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712



 Register for these upcoming workshops at

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College Relations: Director Duties

SHRM-GT is looking for a College Relations Committee Director: 

The SHRM-GT College Relations Director is appointed by the SHRM-GT President and serves as a voting member of the SHRM-GT Board of Directors. The College Relations Director will, with the assistance of the SHRM-GT President, select a Deputy Director and committee members in sufficient numbers in order to accomplish the goals of the committee.

The College Relations Committee is charged with responsibility to assist and promote student activities within the Tucson metropolitan area in a manner that promotes the HR profession. 

The College Relations Committee works closely with the local schools and colleges in coordinating and carrying out these responsibilities.  The College Relations Committee promotes SHRM-GT goals by supporting teachers, faculty advisors and students to include promoting membership in SHRM, SHRM-GT, and professional development. The SHRM-GT College Relations Committee:

  1. Serves as a liaison for SHRM-GT and SHRM student chapters/members, teachers/faculty advisors, schools and colleges.

  2. Promotes the formation of new SHRM student chapters within the area by identifying potential colleges and working with their faculty advisors and students to meet the criteria for forming a SHRM student chapter.

  3. Serves as the communications link between SHRM student chapters/student members and SHRM-GT in disseminating information relative to student programs, scholarships, certification, student conferences, etc.

  4. Assists with the promotion and formation of college teams to compete in the AZ-SHRM annual student competition at the state level.

  5. Promotes student activities at professional conferences within the state, region and at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition and the AZ-SHRM Annual Conference.

  6. Collaborates with SHRM student chapters/student members, faculty advisors and SHRM-GT Board of Directors, and the AZ-SHRM College Relations Committee to promote student participation in the SHRM-GT chapter meetings.

  7. Encourages SHRM-GT members and local employers to offer assistance to SHRM student chapters/student members through scholarship programs, internships, special student activities, or sponsorship at local, state, or national conferences.

  8. Develops recognition programs for faculty advisors including, but not limited to, sponsorship at local, state, or national conferences.

Interested in learning more about the College Relations Committee and Director Role? Please contact:

Gary Bridget, SPHR, SHRM SCP                              
Town of Oro Valley                                                                                      

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SHRM Foundation


PsychArmor and SHRM Foundation Employer Resources

The PsychArmor Institute and the SHRM Foundation have teamed up to bring PsychArmor's School for Employers who Invest in Military Talent to all SHRM members to encourage and expand veteran hiring and retention. The online courses provide information on different aspects of military culture and will better equip HR professionals and employers in hiring, on-boarding and retaining former service members. The effort is part of a SHRM Foundation initiative to encourage and expand veteran hiring and improve retention. 

Select courses will qualify for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification credits. For information on our veterans workforce initiative, visit To read the press release, go to  

Coming Soon: SHRM Foundation 2018 Innovation Grants 

The SHRM Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity launching April 16.
Our 2018 Innovation Grant program will support SHRM state councils and chapters working to improve their communities and build inclusive organizations. The SHRM Foundation will award five grants of up to $10,000 each for programs or services that have practical and measurable effects on veteran employment. Applications will be accepted from April 16 – May 4, 2018

Those interested in applying should concentrate on the following areas: (1) Advancing the effectiveness of employer hiring programs to increase veteran hiring and retention and
(2) Supporting veterans in their search for careers that match their knowledge and unique skill sets. State councils and chapters improving an existing program or launching a new one within six months may be eligible. For information and program details, visit:


Award and Fellowship Deadlines

  • Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award nominations open
    The Losey Excellence in HR Research Award honors lifetime achievement in human resource research. It recognizes significant past research accomplishments and continuing contributions by HR professionals to the field. In addition to the prestigious title, the winner will receive a $50,000 award. Make a nomination by July 15, 2018. 
  • Apply for the Susan R. Meisinger Graduate Fellowship 
    This fellowship is for Master's degree students who want to leverage past contributions to the HR management field and further their work by earning a graduate degree in HR. Interested applicants must be SHRM members or SHRM-certified. Winners receive an award of up to $10,000 per school year. Submissions are due by August 15, 2018. 


Sheryl Sandberg Tapped for #SHRM18

We're excited to share the news that Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg will be the closing keynote speaker at the #SHRM18 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago this June.
As a leader on workplace equality, her efforts inspire our vision to empower HR professionals to build inclusive workplaces where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.

Secure your spot and register by April 27 to take advantage of the early-bird special.



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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?

Did You Know?

Did you know SHRM-GT is social? 
Follow us on Social Media!



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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:          Kellee 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 Generalist

FlightSafety International

Job Posting
Apr. 17, 2018


Job Posting
Apr. 20, 2018


HR Systems Specialist

Mister Car Wash

Job Posting
Apr. 27, 2018


HR Generalist

HomeGoods Distribution Center

Job Posting
Apr. 27, 2018

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