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Welcome to SHRM Vermont State Council

Welcome to the website for the Vermont State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

This website provides links to valuable human resources information, including local chapter websites, local HR events and current HR news.  Your are encouraged to visit us regularly.

The Council encourages all SHRM members to join a local chapter as it will enhance your networking connections, expand your professional development opportunities, and in many situations provide opportunities for recertification credits for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

2017 SHRM Vermont Human Resources
State Conference! 

See below for presentation materials.


This program was approved for 10 HRCI Credits and 10 Professional Development Credits towards SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP through SHRM.

THANK YOU for attending and making this year's event another success one! 

Exhibitor & Sponsors - Click here to download package information.

 Attendees - Click here to download the conference schedule & brochure.  












Presentation Materials

Keynote - Thursday 9:00-10:15

* Purpose Meets Execution presented by Louis Efron, HR Executive and Author of Purpose Meets Execution

Concurrent Session #1 - Thursday 10:45-12:00

* 8 Step Guide to Developing Leadership presented by Dan McCarthy, Director of Executive Developmenet Programs at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire - other materials: Using the "9 box" Performance and Potential Matrix to Assess Talent, Individual Development Plan, Leadership Assessment Grid with definitions, Leadership Development Guide

Concurrent Session #2 - Thursday 1:30-2:45

* Your Company's Mole - Solving for Subconscious Sabotage  (PDF)presented by Rick Cobb, Executive Vice President of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. and Founding Board Member of Career Star Group

* Advocacy Bootcamp (Powerpoint Presentation) presented by Merdith Nethercutt, Senior Associate for Member Advocacy at SHRM; Shelley Sayward, SHRM-SCP Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Casella Waste Systems, Inc.; Donna Austin-Hawley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Northfield Savings Bank

Keynote - Thursday 3:15-4:30

* Overcoming Adversity: Choosing Your Story (Powerpoint Presentation), Melissa Stockwell, Retired US Army First Lieutenant and US Paralympic Athlete

Keynote - Friday 8:45-10:00

* Open Hiring Model, Alan Gaynor, Vice President of Human Capital at Greyston

Concurrent Session #3 - Friday 10:30-11:45

* Flexibility Works! (PDF) presented by Dan Margolis, Senior HR Consultant for Willis Towers Watson

* Building Stronger Teams Through Trust faciliated by Ross Gibson, President of Green Mountain Leadership Center - other materials: Moving Team Worksheet, Team Purpose Statement, TeaPuTools, Blanchard-Building-Trust




SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation

Vermont Tech is ready to help you gain the skills necessary to take leadership in your human resources role.  Whether you are a manager looking for the essentials or a seasoned professional looking for certification, we have a training and format to suit your needs.

SHRM CP/SPC Exam Certification
Review Session for those who have materials
6-hour Review Sessions      $199

    December 2, 2017 Williston - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Register at:

    For Details and Registration: click here!

Still have questions? Contact Laureen Gauthier at


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the SHRM Vermont State Council with the prestigious Excel Silver Award for its accomplishments in 2015.

The Excel awards are a recognition component of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession. The Vermont State Council will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and a special banner.

For the full press release, click HERE.


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