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Welcome to the Seacoast Human Resources Association


July 9, 2020

2020, the year the world changed; Now What for HR?

Learn "what's next" for HR in the Post-Covid-19 age.
The world shifted; HR must too. HR matters now more than ever.
"Now What?" should HR be doing?

Join us for 3 days of dynamic content, networking and fun!

September 15, 2020: 9AM - 3PM
September 16, 2020: 1PM - 4PM
September 17, 2020: 8AM - Noon

Programming details coming soon!

If you registered for the 2020 GSHRC before it was postponed, your registration will automatically be transferred to the fall event. Green Tree Event Consultants will be in touch with you when registration opens to facilitate the transfer and session selections.


June 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves across the country and around the world, professional events continue to be impacted. SHRA is closely monitoring the situation in New Hampshire as we develop our 2020-2021 program year, and we've made the decision to hold our September and October meetings virtually. More details will be coming shortly. We are also working to ensure all of our fall and winter content can be adapted to a virtual environment if we're unable to gather in person.

We'll continue to keep in touch in the coming days, sharing chapter news, legal updates, educational webinars, and other resources to help you in these uncertain times. Take a minute to check that the email address in your profile is correct so you won't miss an email update! You can also visit our social media pages to stay connected to the SHRA community. We encourage you to remember our Community Partner, Haven NH, and reach out to them if you're looking for a way to help others stay safe right now.

Looking ahead, we are cautiously optimistic about holding a reimagined version of our annual Membership Appreciation Party in the fall. Stay tuned, stay safe, and be kind - we're all in this together, and we can't wait to see you again.

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Visit the CDC's website for information and recommendations on staying safe
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June 10, 2020

To Our Seacoast HR Association Members,

We want to share with you a statement published by our parent organization, SHRM, in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd. While we stand in solidarity with SHRM’s statement, we also want to acknowledge as a Board that there is much work to be done on the grounds of social justice, racial equity, and authentic inclusion within workplaces and communities here in New Hampshire’s Seacoast.

In New Hampshire, the majority of our workforce – even our own Chapter membership – is predominantly white. While there are efforts across our great state to ensure workforce diversity, address and cure disparities and promote equality, because of our homogeneity, race is a topic that we rarely discuss outside of “diversity hiring metrics.” The circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death are a call to action for all of us. We must rise up and condemn racial discrimination and systemic injustice. As a Chapter, we must also agree to intentionally and visibly apply this solidarity to our philosophies and practices in the workplace. We must acknowledge that the pain, trauma, and anger of injustice felt by many of our employees do not and will not necessarily occur while “off the clock.”

To be an HR Professional in the year 2020 means that we need to be the champions of workplace culture and the protectors of equity within our organizations. But are we making matters worse by saying the wrong thing in our attempt to be supportive or are we remaining silent out of fear? As members of SHRA, we must be willing to step into this gap if we wish to initiate change. These conversations (and the hard work to follow) will not always be comfortable, but they are critical and necessary. Most importantly, we must be willing to start with ourselves.

We are encouraged by the positive dialogue, education, and action being taken on a global level to further denounce injustice. But what can we do locally to further that effort? We admit that we don’t have all the answers. In fact, the SHRA Board is wrestling with these very same questions and is on the same journey as you. But we know one thing – we want to do this together and our Board is committed to providing you with the tools, trainings, and resources to help.

What do you need help with to make real change within your organization? What do your employees need to feel supported, safe, and heard? Do you feel equipped to have conversations with your teams about racial equality? We would love to hear from you about what you are doing during these troubling times and how we can best help. Please reach out and let us know how/what you are doing. Your feedback will also help us to design future programs and resources around this topic.

As a start, we want to share a collection of book lists by the Portsmouth Public Library to help spread the word about further educational resources.

We are committed to making a difference – together.

Seacoast HR Association (SHRA) Board of Directors 


We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Our Mission:

To enhance the professional growth of our members by advancing the skills and competencies in the field of Human Resources through seminars, workshops, personal contacts and networking.



Our chapter was formed in 1986 as a means of enhancing the professional growth of its members by advancing the skills and competencies in the field of Human Resources, through seminars, workshops and personal contacts. We were granted a charter from the American Society of Personnel in October 1986. That name changed to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 1991.

As a growing chapter of SHRM, we enjoy the support and the wide range of SHRM programs devoted to those engaged in a Human Resources career. Our chapter was awarded the Platinum Award (the highest level of award) from SHRM in 2014 for our continued membership growth and numerous community engagement initiatives.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Looking for a career in HR?  Check out some local positions available

If you have any questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are honored to be working with Haven NH as our current Community Partner!

Please take a few minutes to visit their website and learn about their mission, plus ways you can get involved with their organization.

Haven has an ongoing need for donated gas cards, COAST bus passes, and gift cards to grocery and drugstores in small denominations ($10 - $50). Gift cards like these allow clients who are getting back on their feet to travel to appointments, school functions, and work, and to make choices - often for the first time - about what foods and goods they want to purchase for themselves and their children. You can contact Haven directly to find out the best way to get gift cards to their organization while practicing social distancing.

Thank you to our Website Sponsor, ConvenientMD!


Upcoming Events

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  • August 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Pavilion Room at the Wentworth By The Sea Golf Club 588 Wentworth Rd New Castle, NH

    Our Board of Directors warmly welcomes our members, potential members, and guests to join us for our Annual Membership Appreciation Event, date TBD.


  • September 8, 2020 - 7:30am to 10:00am
    TBD [Portsmouth Country Club 80 Country Club Ln Greenland, NH 03840]


    Program details and registration coming soon!

  • October 13, 2020 - 7:30am to 10:00am
    TBD [Portsmouth Country Club 80 Country Club Ln Greenland, NH 03840]

    Transforming Your HR Department Through Technology [VIRTUAL PROGRAM]

    Program details and registration coming soon!

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