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Rhode Island SHRM State Chapter

NEW! Member Registration

We are pleased to announce that the RISHRM membership process has joined the digital age! 

New members will be able to submit an application directly on our website.  Existing members can maintain their membership information by logging in and updating their account. 

What does that mean for you?  On or around November 25, 2015, look for an email from us to activate your membership.  It will assign you a username and prompt you to create a password.  You can then review and update your membership information on file immediately and in the future as things change.  Also, all members will now have access to the membership directory.  When updating your account information, you may also control what information other members see.

All existing and new members will continue to receive the same great RI SHRM membership benefits! Please contact with any questions.

“Building a Sustainable HR Legacy”
Monday – Wednesday, May 2 – 4, 2016
In Newport, Rhode Island

LinkedIn Marketing Contest... 

John McTigue from CT is the March winner
of a $100 gift card for sharing about our
               2016 TRI-STATE SHRM CONFERENCE

 Here's how you can enter to win the April 30th $100 gift card prize: The anticipation is building for an incredible 2016 Tri-State SHRM Conference!  The conference will begin and endwith mind-shifting views of how we can build a sustainableHR Legacy.  click here for details

We need your help in spreading the word – and you will have the opportunity to win a $100!  

IMPORTANT – please note that hotel rooms are reserved for this conference through April 8th. After that date, any open rooms will be released by the hotels so be sure to make your reservations!

The 2016 Tri-State SHRM Conference is featuring a new track this year, one specifically targeting the needs and challenges of Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs).  This track is limited to a maximum of 40 CHROs and will provide a unique opportunity to share, explore and debate the issues that are critical at this level to build a “sustainable HR legacy.”  

Kawel LauBach, the conference opening keynote speaker, and CHRO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, will meet with the CHROs to discuss several key issues, including why and how he developed a unique and award-winning HR structure and strategy, as well as how he got a seat at the table while challenging the status quo.  Kawel will share how his innovations positively impacted a number of business issues, including profits margins, long-term sustainability and employee morale.

The topic of cyber security is an important and pervasive challenge in today’s world and one that requires understanding and leadership from the HR community. David Thaw, Esq., Ph.D., will present the key elements of cyber-security risk management as well as essential areas of focus for HR leaders in evaluating that risk. David brings both his academic and business experience in cyber security to this topic. He is currently an assistant professor of law and information sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an affiliated fellow of the information society project at Yale Law School.

There are an impressive group of speakers who will present key content and facilitate strategic and practical discussions on additional topics, including:  CHRO Influence in the C-Suite; Organization Sustainability; Surfing Through Big Data; Impact of Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Creating and Sustaining High-Performance Executive Teams; a CHRO’s Value to the CEO and Board; and Negotiating for Collaborative Leadership.

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2014 Silver EXCEL Award!

We are excited to to share that Rhode Island SHRM has been awarded the 2014 Silver EXCEL Award by the Society of Human Resource Management!

This award recognizes outstanding achievements in state operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services. Thank you to all of our members for helping us achieve this recognition!

2014 SHRM Foundation Champion

We are excited to announce that Rhode Island SHRM is a 2014 SHRM Foundation Champion. Thanks to your hard work, the SHRM Foundation was able to award more than 100 scholarships to HR students and professionals, fund more than $4 million in HR research since 2007, publish complimentary educational resources, and advance thought leadership. RI SHRM went above and beyond and your dedication is shaping the future of HR.


RI SHRM members receive a 10% discount on HR certificate classes. SHRM members receive a $100 discount on the PHR/SPHR exam prep.

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  • May 2, 2016 - 7:30am to May 4, 2016 - 4:45pm
    Hyatt Regency 1 Goat Island Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

    The conference will begin and end with mind-shifting views of how we can build a sustainable HR legacy. The three days in between will be filled with thought-provoking speakers, effective tools and practices to take back and implement in your workplace and the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with HR leaders throughout the...

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    Crowne Plaza

    Registration begins at 7:30am
    Meetings from 8:00-11:00am

    TOPIC: Workplace Violence, An introductory awareness seminar to provide a foundation for preparing and responding to active shooters in the workplace.

    SPEAKER: Scott Hemingway, APG Security
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  • May 25, 2016 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
    Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI

    8:00AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:30AM - 1:00PM: Speakers, Panel Discussions, Resource & Information Sharing 

    Summit Goal: Provide employers, hiring managers, business and labor leadership important workforce development information about...

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