HRAGNH Chapter Pursues New Structure

The Human Resources Assn. of Greater New Haven [HRAGNH] chapter leaders have begun a discussion with SHRM national staff and SHRM CT State Council to pursue a different organizational structure—a Member Service Area [MSA]—which would allow us to become a part of a larger and more stable host chapter. This new arrangement would provide our members with expanded benefits and professional support. We would need 2 – 3 leaders who could coordinate local programming. At this time, three leaders have volunteered to serve in that role.The first step in this process is to establish a relationship with a host chapter. There are two which have expressed an interest in pursuing the discussion. SHRM has formed MSAs in other parts of the country, so staff have detailed checklists and a comprehensive process that both a host chapter and a potential MSA would work within to make a final decision.

This process will not happen overnight, so we urge you to take advantage of professional development offerings of other SHRM chapters and be sure to check out the upcoming SHRM Tri-state Conference in May 2016. Please take the SHRM CT State Council website link for more information: http://www.ctshrm.org/UpcomingEvents/tabid/82/Default.aspx

We have removed the capacity for you to join HRAGNH, because we have just started this discussion. If you paid 2016 dues and want a reimbursement, please contact our Immediate Past President & Chapter Treasurer, Nathalie Richard at: nathalie.richard@colliers.com

On behalf of the chapter board, we appreciate your patience. We are very enthusiastic and hopeful about this potential organizational structure. As we progress in this dialogue, we will update you. In the interim, if you have questions, please contact me.

Linda Walker Horbal, M.A.
Chapter President
Email: lhorbal@cceh.org