Upcoming events

    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Via Zoom

    Join us for our Lunch & Learn Virtual Program, Aug 25th

    Learn about SHRM Certification 


    Maximize Your Impact with SHRM Certification

    Join local HR professionals for a free information session to see how Bryant University’s Executive Development Center can help you advance your HR career and reach your certification goals. We’ll walk through how the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills, and behavioral competencies.

    Why should I attend?
    You’ll walk away from the event with the answers to all these questions and more: 

    • What are the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications?
    • What is the benefit of pursuing the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP?
    •  What options do I have for certification exam prep?
    • What will I learn?
    • How has this course helped other HR professionals?


    Stephanie Calenda, MS, SHRM-SCP

    Stephanie Calenda, MS, SHRM-SCP is an HR professional with over 15 years of human resources experience, primarily in the social services and health care industries. She is currently the Director of Human Resources for a healthcare center in Rhode Island. Prior to that she was a member of the first leadership team at a private equity owned healthcare company operating multiple primary care and urgent care practices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. There she consolidated and designed an HR department that served over 300 employees. 

    Ms. Calenda has been an Instructor at the Executive Development Center at Bryant University since 2013 and has instructed several courses during her tenure. Most notably, since 2015 she has conducted the SHRM Certification Prep course for human resources professionals sitting for the SHRM national certification exam. 

    Ms. Calenda has a Master of Science in Human Resources & Labor Relations from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science from Bryant University in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology. She also is a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society for Human Resource Management. 

    Sponsored by: 

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    • 30 Aug 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Harbor Lights, 150 Gray Street, Warwick, Rhode Island 02889

    Save the Date! Tuesday, August 30th at 5:30pm-8pm

    RI SHRM Summer Social

    Let’s get social! Join us seaside on August 30th at Harbor Lights for some great food, drinks, and conversation

    New to our chapter? This is a great opportunity to network with new friends and learn more about our local chapter. Use promo code “HRSUMMER for $15 off your annual membership.  RI SHRM - Join us


    Date:     Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

    Place:    Harbor Lights, 150 Gray St, Warwick, RI 02889

    Time:     5:30 - 8:30 PM

    Cost:      Free for Members, $10 Members with one drink ticket, $40.00 per person (Non-Member & Non-Member Guests)

    Style:     Cocktail Social Networking Event

    Transportation: Parking available. Need a ride to the fun? UBER and Lyft credits available. Please email programs.rishrm@gmail.com for code.


    Harbor Lights will be providing a variety of appetizers passed around their idyllic infinity pool overlooking the harbor as you mingle.

     Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.


     A limited number of vendor tables are still available. Please email Scott Seaback at ri.shrmsponsorship@gmail.com. 

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    • 7 Sep 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818

    Save the Date for our September 7th program

    Understanding the 2023 Health Insurer Rate Approvals 


    Join us at New England Institute of Technology for this program in person program, or join us virtually - a link will be send in the confirmation emails prior to the program.

    • Final OHIC release on 2023 rates
    • Hospital Transparency requirements
    • Review of Transparency in Coverage rules as impacting RI health insurers and plan sponsors
    • 8:30am Networking & Coffee
    • 9am-10am Presentation

    Location: NEIT, East Greenwich also offering hybrid option


    Patrick M. Tigue,
    Health Insurance Commissioner, State of RI

    Commissioner Patrick M. Tigue is an accomplished executive with experience leading and managing critical efforts to achieve strategic health policy goals on a statewide scale. He is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in the government arena and payer arena across the commercial health insurance market and the Medicaid market. Commissioner Tigue has a track record of expanding access to care, driving value in the health care system through delivery system reform and payment reform, and overseeing budgets and initiatives to achieve financial goals. Prior to his appointment, he served as a principal at Health Management Associates where he provided executive advisory services to public and private sector clients related to publicly funded health care.

    Previously, Commissioner Tigue served as assistant secretary for health and Medicaid director at the State of Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services where he led the Medicaid Program, serving approximately 300,000 residents and managing a $2.5 billion annual budget. He successfully managed the program within budget constraints while maintaining eligibility and benefits including expanding access to life-saving hepatitis C treatment. Commissioner Tigue also negotiated an extension of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Demonstration 1115 waiver with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to preserve critical federal flexibility and funding including support for the state’s Medicaid accountable care organization program. During his tenure, he served as east regional representative for the board of directors of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

    Earlier in his career, Commissioner Tigue served as director of commercial products and a product manager at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island where he oversaw commercial product line product design, rate development, federal and state regulatory compliance, and operational coordination with profit and loss responsibility. He also served as a principal policy associate at the State of Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner where he enhanced the efficiency of the Rhode Island health care system by managing the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and revision of the office’s Affordability Standards for commercial health insurers—which require insurers to take actions to address the underlying drivers of rising health care costs to produce more affordable health insurance premiums. 

    Commissioner Tigue earned his master’s degree in public policy from Brown University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross. 

    Sponsored by: 

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    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Providence Marriott, 1 Orms St, Providence, RI 02904

    Save the Date for our October 27th Program

    2022 Fall Legislative Conference

    In partnership with EANE, RI SHRM presents the Fall Legislative Conference

    October 27, 2022 8am-12:30pm

    Providence Marriott

    Featuring State & Federal Legal Updates as well as Keynote speakers from the EEOC


    updated soon

    Program will be submitted for HRCI and SRHM CE credits


    Announce soon


Past events

21 Jul 2022 Roe v. Wade Overturned: Individual, Workforce, and Societal Impacts
12 Jul 2022 The Ecology of Diversity
16 Jun 2022 Pay Equity Update & Panel Discussion
13 Jun 2022 What comes after Roe v. Wade for the workplace?
9 Jun 2022 RI SHRM “Welcome Back” Social
7 Jun 2022 Emerging Technologies/Platforms for HR Professionals
2 Jun 2022 Resilient Leadership for You and Your Organization
31 May 2022 Exploring Mental Health and Ways to Address and Support Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace
24 May 2022 Holding Space
12 May 2022 DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Belonging) Training - "Personal Empowerment - Holding the Key to Your Success"
24 Apr 2022 2022 Tri-State SHRM In-Person & Virtual Conference
31 Mar 2022 2-Part Lunch & Learn Series - Data Driven
8 Mar 2022 PLAY NICE in the Sandbox: Best Practices for Conflict Resolution
1 Mar 2022 A Practical Approach to Cybersecurity
10 Feb 2022 Joint Event - ATD and RI SHRM - Agility/Scrum Change Management
8 Feb 2022 RI SHRM Volunteer Leadership Conference - rescheduled
27 Jan 2022 Retaliation Update: Recent Trends, New Laws, and Practical Risk-Avoidance Strategies
11 Jan 2022 Women As Leaders – Women Only Event
8 Dec 2021 RI SHRM Annual Holiday Social
18 Nov 2021 An Overview of the OSHA ETS
16 Nov 2021 “Succession Planning – Creating a Succession Plan, with DEPTH in Mind”
2 Nov 2021 Coaching Tips, Tools, & Tactics for HR Professionals
26 Oct 2021 Challenges of COVID 19 in the Workplace: A Guide For Employers
21 Oct 2021 Excel Tips & Tricks for the HR professional
5 Oct 2021 Discover the Essentials of Design Thinking and Applications within HR
23 Sep 2021 JobEXPO
15 Sep 2021 2021 Fall Legislative Conference
9 Sep 2021 RI SHRM Annual Summer Social
2 Sep 2021 Understanding the Health Insurer Rate Approvals, an Interactive Program
12 Aug 2021 What's the RI SHRM Job Expo All About?
22 Jun 2021 Guide to Retirement
10 Jun 2021 Leading in a Virtual Environment
3 Jun 2021 The State of Employee Well-being 2021 and Beyond
20 May 2021 "Hey Guys" - Wait, did I leave someone out? Steps to Inclusive Workplace Language
6 May 2021 What every HR professional needs to understand now about labor law and unions.
28 Apr 2021 2021 Tri-State SHRM Virtual Conference
25 Mar 2021 Calling all Human Resources Leaders, “IT’S 2021. ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET?”
16 Mar 2021 COVID-19 Vaccines: What Employers Need to Know Now
10 Mar 2021 DLT Fraud & all things DLT: What employers should know
4 Mar 2021 Telemedicine in the Post COVID-19 World: What Employers Should Know
17 Feb 2021 The COVID-19 Workplace Playbook: What Employers Need to Know Now
21 Jan 2021 ADA Reasonable Accommodation Issues in the Age of COVID-19
12 Nov 2020 Restore, Rebuild, Reconvene
29 Oct 2020 Becoming SHRM Certified
21 Oct 2020 Strategic HR 2020
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 for Human Resource Management
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