Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)

    Strategic HR is going Virtual+!

    This annual conference is an oasis of learning associated with Mt. Washington. The 2020 edition will arrive in your living room, with new meaning and purpose.

    The move to virtual is dictated by the situation on the ground, but it is much more than pushing a button and moving the programs conceived last November and December online. Changing circumstances demand to adapt our content and delivery. This is a move to lift your spirits and impact your communities. Our goal to give you the best of both worlds – taking the existing program structure and layering on meaningful information.

    Complimentary Scholarship Opportunity for RI SHRM Members Available:

    We are pleased to offer two full scholarships to the Virtual 2020 Strategic HR Conference which will be held on October 21, 22 and 28 ($850 value) This is a great opportunity to enhance your professional credentials, increase HR knowledge and earn 17 PDC’s. Here is more information about the speakers and the conference.

    To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a RI SHRM member in good standing. We will also consider the following criteria when making the awards:

    • HR practitioner that is currently (or preparing) to assume an HR role that impacts the organization in a strategic way

    • Dual membership with SHRM is preferred

    • Attends RI SHRM programs regularly

    • Past or present volunteerism with RI SHRM, SHRM or other SHRM affiliates preferred

    To apply for the scholarship please send an email with your qualifications for consideration to: ri.shrm.state.chapter.director@gmail.com by September 25, 2020. Scholarship winners will be informed by September 29.

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    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

    All you need to know about becoming and staying SHRM Certified

    A developing program to assist you along your journey.

    Guest speakers and SHRM members will share information with HR professionals (and others!) who would like to become SHRM certified. Why, what it means, resources available, etc. and also tips on recertification.

    Guest Speaker John Austin
    Manager, Certification Relations, Society for Human Resource Management

    John Austin came to SHRM in February of 2016 and served as the Operations Manager for the Knowledge Center for three years. Prior to joining SHRM, he served in various operational and managerial capacities. John is currently the Manager of Certification Relations, where he is responsible for managing operational planning and oversight of market/constituency growth initiatives for the Certification Department. John holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College and earned his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. 

    Guest Speaker Tiffany Brown
    Certification Specialist for SHRM Affiliate Operations

    Tiffany Brown serves as the Certification Specialist for SHRM Affiliate Operations and is responsible for working with SHRM local chapters and state councils to develop and implement SHRM Certification initiatives.  Prior to joining the SHRM Certification department, Tiffany worked with the SHRM Member Relations team as a Member Engagement Associate supporting numerous affiliates across multiple regions in their efforts to achieve their respective membership goals.  Before working with SHRM, Tiffany was a college student at the University of Maryland - College Park, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

    This is a FREE program

    Registration is OPEN until Oct 27th.

    The invitation link will be sent a few days prior. 


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    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)


    3:30 pm  Restore and Rebuild”
    HR Pivots to Create Community Again in the Workplace 

    Focus:  Program/Process in bringing employees back to the workplace. 
    Building community in a new work environment; Helping Managers work
    with a Remote Workforce

    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm “Reconvene” as HR Professionals – Online Virtual “Social”

    Round Robin Meet and Greet; Ugly Sweater Contest;
    Zoom Trivia, Cocktails Welcome (BYOB)

    Restore and Rebuild”
    HR Pivots to Create Community Again in the Workplace

    Session 1 – 30 Minutes – Presentation and Questions

    Samuel Palmisano – AMICA

    Timothy Paige – Bryant University (Sponsors)

    Focus: Program/Process in bringing employees back to the workplace.
    Building community in a new work environment

    Session 2 – 30 Minutes

    Mari Anne Snow

    Focus: Future of the workplace and remote work as a business strategy
    (What does the Data show).

    Session 3 – 30 Minutes – Presentation and Questions

    Marybeth Van Winter – Meketa Investment Group

    Focus: Helping Managers work with a Remote Workforce
    (The emotion of managing a remote workforce)

    Reconvene” as HR Professionals – Online Virtual “Mixer”

    Round Robin Meet and Greet; Ugly Sweater Contest;
    Zoom Trivia, Happy Hour Cocktail Welcome

    **Wear your best Ugly Sweater for a chance to be chosen for an Amazon Gift Card
    as the Ugliest Sweater of the Social!

    COST: $25 Members and $45 Non-Members  – Program and “Social”. 

    Portion of the cost will be donated to Crossroads RI, helping the homeless find meaningful living and work experiences.  Crossroads RI - https://www.crossroadsri.org/ 


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    Samuel Palmisano, JD, CPCU, SHRM-SCP
    AMICA Insurance, Director of Employee Relations & Department Vice President

    Samuel Palmisano is Director of Employee Relations and a Department Vice President of the Human Resources Department at Amica Mutual Insurance Company, where he provides strategic direction in employee relations, talent management, litigation management, diversity & inclusion and employee engagement initiatives.  He has worked at Amica for 20 years.  Palmisano earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Boston College and Juris Doctor Degree at Syracuse University College of Law. Palmisano is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    Tim Paige

    Timothy Pai
    ge – Bryant University

    Vice President, Human Resources

    Responsible for leading all workforce planning, talent acquisition, learning and development, employee and labor relations, and total rewards initiatives for the University. Elected by the Bryant Board of Trustees as Secretary of the Corporation effective October 2020.

    Mari Anne Snow - Sophaya and Remote Nation

    Mari Anne Snow, Founder/CEO of Sophaya and Remote Nation, is a dedicated advocate for remote work in all it's forms. Technology has never been better or more affordable to support this type of work. Yet, it's the people behind the technology, the human side of the equation, that often gets in the way of virtual teams achieving full productivity. Mari Anne is on a mission to unlocking the potential of dispersed team members, remote professionals and virtual collaborators through innovative soft skill training that addresses the challenges of today's technology-enabled human interactions.  Mari Anne believes remote professionals need new, innovative interpersonal communication and leadership skills to maximize tools like Office 365 to their fullest. While technology continues to improve, the typical people-to-people (p2p) soft skills and professional development training offered to remote professionals today lags far behind the realities of a dispersed workplace. Mari Anne and her team at Sophaya and Remote Nation aim to change that so people engaging in remote work are skilled up for long-term career success.  

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    Marybeth Van Winter, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Human Resources Manager – Vice President at Meketa Investment Group

    Focusing on the implementation, coordination, and maintenance of organizational programs, policies, and procedures. Expertise in the following functional areas: recruiting, on-boarding benefits, training and development, employee relations, and general HR administration.


    Gary Convertino, Ed.D., SHRM-CP/PHR, CPC
    RI SHRM – Workforce Development Director
    Exec Director, Human Resources – Bristol Community College
    Sr. HR Consultant & Coach – 3phr Consulting & Coaching (www.3phr.net)

    For more information on these and other topics, please feel free to contact the
    Workforce Development Committee at RI-SHRM at
    or call 401-573-9408.


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Past events

6 Oct 2020 NEHRA 2020, Annual Conference
10 Sep 2020 2020 Legislative Conference
3 Sep 2020 2020 Fall Diversity Conference
19 Aug 2020 RISHRM Annual Summer Social
14 Jul 2020 Defined Contribution Trends and Developments
30 Jun 2020 The Changing Role of HR in a Post-COVID-19 World
17 Jun 2020 Background and Drug Screening in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
13 May 2020 SELF-CARE STRATEGIES “Having your Back”
15 Apr 2020 Spring Legislative Update
9 Apr 2020 COVID-19 "Guidance for HR Professionals
26 Mar 2020 COVID-19 "Guidance for HR Professionals"
10 Mar 2020 Diversity Cafe
27 Feb 2020 Workforce and Development 2020: RI’s Resources, Options and Ideas around ROI
14 Jan 2020 Leadership Development
16 Dec 2019 RI SHRM Winter Social
7 Nov 2019 Veteran’s Forum Event
27 Oct 2019 Strategic HR at Mt. Washington
24 Oct 2019 RI SHRM Fall Social at Massage Envy
2 Oct 2019 RI SHRM Volunteer Leadership Conference
5 Sep 2019 Fall Legislative Breakfast
20 Aug 2019 RI SHRM Summer Social (Online Registration Closed)
18 Jul 2019 Starting, Growing or Downsizing Your Business: Helpful Programs from the RI DLT
20 Jun 2019 Building a New Talent Pipeline: Getting Talent Back to Work
22 May 2019 Mastering Medicare: What the HR Professional Needs to Know
28 Mar 2019 20th Annual RI SHRM Conference: The Intersection of Legislation & Diversity in the Workplace
26 Feb 2019 RI SHRM Monthly Meeting - High Impact Employee Experience
23 Jan 2019 Leadership & Performance Coaching: A Core Leadership Competency for HR Professionals
12 Dec 2018 RISHRM Holiday Social
13 Nov 2018 Strategic HR Management
6 Nov 2018 2018 New England Fiduciary Summit presented by Xponential Growth Solutions.
28 Oct 2018 Strategic HR at Mt Washington
24 Sep 2018 DisruptHR
13 Sep 2018 RI SHRM Fall Legislative Breakfast
14 Aug 2018 RISHRM Annual Summer Social

RI Society of Human Resource Management, 2019

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