Upcoming Events

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 8:45 AM (EDT)
    • 4 Nov 2021
    • 4:15 PM (EDT)
    • Online Remote Sessions

    HRAGC is pleased to announce the 2021 fall offering of the


    We have been able to secure Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud, SHRM-SCP, SPHR again to facilitate the HRAGC study prep seminar open to our members, SHRM®  affiliate chapter members, their friends and colleagues. HRAGC was recognized as 2020 SHRM Learning System Champion because of Dr. Painchaud’s seminars. The SHRM® Fall Testing window is December 1, 2021 through February 15, 2022. The seminar is designed for maximum preparation.

    The study group will meet VIRTUALLY, via GoToMeeting. Live sessions will be held; this is NOT considered an online course. The schedule for the study prep seminar will be comprised of 10 sessions in an executive format to maximize the learning experience (2 Tuesdays, 2 Saturdays, & 1 Thursday):





    Session I & II


    September 21

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Sessions III & IV


    October 2

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Session V & VI


    October 12

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Sessions VII & VIII


    October 23

    8:45 am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    Session IX & X


    November 4

    8:45am – 12 noon

    1:00 – 4:15 pm

    SHRM Learning System® materials as well as new and updated additional resources prepared by Drs. Maria Manus and Steven Painchaud and their respective expertise, will be included in the cost of the seminar. A discount is offered to members of HRAGC and state SHRM® affiliate chapter members.

    The SHRM
    ® Certification Study Prep Seminar will require a minimum of 9 registrants; To register click on Registration Link, or go to Register by Sept 10th to ensure timely delivery of study materials.

    Cost for the seminar:

    SHRM® Affiliated Chapter Member






    **If you are a current member of the Primex Property & Liability coverage program, please contact Carol Kilmister at Primex (, 1-800-698-2364), for your scholarship code, prior to registering for this course.**

    Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud has been a long time member of HRAGC and has been integral in assisting many HR professionals throughout New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts in preparing and successfully passing the SHRM certification. Over the past 19 years, Dr. Painchaud’s course participants have enjoyed a significantly higher pass rate than the national average. With the launch of new SHRM competency based certification in January 2015, the participant pass rates from Dr. Painchaud's course far exceeded the national average. For prep courses offered through HRAGC since Spring 2017, Dr. Painchaud has facilitated an average of over 90% SHRM-CP and 92% SHRM-SCP pass rates. This is credited to the approach, additional content specifically developed in conjunction with the SHRM Learning System® and test taking techniques Maria shared with her participants. Her commitments to advancing the HR profession and preparing HR professionals to deal with the challenges of the 21st century are well documented.

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • 6

    Program Meeting sponsors have the opportunity to promote their business or services while addressing our chapter’s membership.  The benefits of being a meeting sponsor include the following.

    • Promotion of the sponsorship prior to the meeting through the following:

                 Emails to membership of 100+ members


                 Social Media (LinkedIn and Facebook) 100+ followers

                 PowerPoint during the meeting

    • An introduction of the sponsor to the group at the beginning of the meeting.
    • Five to ten-minute (maximum) presentation to the group about your business or services.
    • You may distribute promotional literature to each attendee.
    • Sponsor identification on our local chapter web site.

                  We will include the link to the sponsor's website as well as their logo.

    Virtual Meetings are held from 8:00-9:30 am. We ask that presenters login at 7:45 am to prepare for the meeting start and to send any specific marketing materials to your HRAGC Marketing liaison.

    Additionally, if you provide a small door prize (example: book, gift card, promotional items, etc.) you will be able to keep all the contact information for the people who enter the raffle.

    If you are interested in sponsorship and prefer to pay via invoice, please contact

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • GoToWebinar

    This Webinar aligns with our program year theme: Moving Forward, What’s Next?  As a result of COVID, we have all experience the impact personally and professionally. We are still navigating this uncertain, unclear, and often times chaotic situation without a roadmap. Most HR professionals have pivoted from a somewhat routine workplan to changing directions by the minute due to the impact of COVID. Jon will provide techniques and insight on how you have the ability to regain control in a positive manner which will result in higher effectiveness.    

    The identity, habits, and choices of a healthy leader determine the rhythm and effectiveness of your days. What’s powerful about modern research into human patterns is that most of our worst traits can be transformed and our best selves can be emphasized. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the difference between balance and prioritization, the power of identity, how to build new habits, and the techniques for making impactful choices at work and at home that drive more of the daily experience you want. 


    Participants will 

    • Gain insight on refocusing and repositioning oneself to be positive and our best self.
    • Learn techniques to better understand themselves in order to help develop and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders to influence organizational behavior and outcomes.
    • Understand how transforming our traits into our best selves will help develop and manage workplace practices consistent with the organizations mission, vision, values, and ethics.


    This webinar is pending approval for 2 SHRM PDCs and 2 HRCI credits. 


    Jon Wortmann’s international coaching and training across eleven verticals transforms communication patterns and organizational health. His five books include the best-sellers, Mastering Communication at Work and Hijacked by Your Brain. He has lead more than 3000 workshops and webinars including the most popular in a Fortune 100s company history. He coaches professional golfers on the PGA tours and collegiate golfers at UCONN. His latest projects explore focus and recovery for executives and non-profit leaders and brain plasticity in sports performance. Watch him talk live about how to handle the frenzy of modern work.



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