Upcoming events

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sugden Hall, Room 114 at FGCU - 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965


    Please join us for our Q1 Networking & New Member Welcome Event!

    Join us at FGCU to network with SHRM SWFL members, FGCU Student Chapter members, and guests!This event is FREE to SHRM SWFL Chapter Members and SHRM Members at Large. 

    $15 for Non-SHRM SWFL members and guests 

    Registration includes soft drinks and hors d' oeuvres. 

    Where: Sugden Hall, Room 114

    FGCU - 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965

    See you there! 

    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)

    Please join us for our April lunch meeting! 


    How to Build a Better Employment Brand

    In an increasingly competitive marketplace, attracting and retaining the right kind of talent is vital to a company’s ability to grow and thrive.  A strong employer brand is a powerful business tool that can connect an organization’s values, people strategy and HR policies to the overall company brand.  As employer brands are based on abstract factors such as appearance, character, and perception, the ability to discover what it is about a brand that creates an emotional impulse and sense of personal identification for prospective candidates with a company, can prove invaluable to employers.


    Meet your presenter: 

    Chad Voris is a Key Account Executive for the USA TODAY NETWORK and News-Press Media Group.  For the past eight years, Chad has held multiple roles with the USA TODAY NETWORK and has had the joy of partnering with companies spanning from SMB’s to Fortune’s finest.  With well over a decade of experience in sales consulting and management, majority of which recruitment focused, Chad serves his clients as an expert recruitment advisor and has access to a vast portfolio of tools and strategies to connect with top talent in Fort Myers, across Florida and across the Nation.  

    Quarterly Supply Drive

    This quarter SHRM SWFL will be supporting The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida for their 18th annual "Big Backpack Event". Every year thousands of kids receive free backpacks and school supplies while celebrating diversity in our community and we have the opportunity to be part of it. Thank you in advance for your support. We will collect school supplies at the April, May and June lunch meetings.

     This program has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI for 1 re-certification credit.  

    Cost for Students: $15

    Cost for Members: $21

    Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $25

    Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $25

    Please RSVP by Monday, April 9, 2018.

    No shows will be billed.


    • 04 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    • Lee County School Board - 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901
    • 198

    HR University registration is now OPEN! 

    Your president, deans, faculty, professors, and classmates look forward to welcoming you on Friday, May 4th 2018 for your first day of courses!

    Don't let the opportunity pass you by, graduation is just around the corner - register today!



    Elissa O'Brien, MBA, MS, SHRM-SCP - Chief Membership Officer, SHRM


    Angela J. Pruitt - Chief Human Resources Officer, School District of Lee County

    Chad Sorenson - President, Adaptive HR Solutions & Treasurer, HR Florida State Council

    Lori Burke, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Director of Human Resources, Sunshine Ace Hardware

    Don't let the opportunity pass you by, graduation is just around the corner - register today!


    If you'd like to show your school spirit:

    SHRM SWFL Members - White Shirt, Blouse, or Top

    Charlotte County SHRM Members - Yellow Shirt, Blouse, or Top

    HR Collier Members - Aqua or Blue Shirt, Blouse, or Top

    Chapter Members - $75

    Non-Chapter Members & Guests - $99

    Students - $25

    Walk-In Rate (if available) - $110

    Payment may be made through PayPal or by check payable to:
     SHRM SWFL and mailed to:


    P.O. Box 61984

    Fort Myers, FL 33906-1984

    Payment must be received by April 25th, 2018 to hold your space in the class of 2018!


    4 hours of re-Certification credits are pending 

    from HRCI and SHRM.


    Holly Burnette, Yilda Corinola, & Logan Wallick

Past events

14 Mar 2018 March Lunch Meeting - 2018 Case Law & Legislative Update - Presented by Christina Harris Schwinn
14 Feb 2018 February Lunch Meeting - "The Dating Game" - Presented by Jim Gallo, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
10 Jan 2018 January Lunch Meeting - The Emotional and Physical Benefits of Humor in the Workplace - Presented by Yvonne Conte
13 Dec 2017 December After Hours Meeting & Holiday Dinner - Behavioral Coaching Model - Presented by Steve Gaudreau
08 Nov 2017 November Lunch Meeting - Recruiting Time Machine! Presented by Justin Libak and Chad Voris, News-Press Media Group
03 Nov 2017 2nd Annual Supervisor's Conference - Presented by HR Leadership and Training Management Professionals
11 Oct 2017 Christmas in October - Annual Silent Auction and Membership Meeting
27 Sep 2017 Fall Networking & Membership Appreciation Event
21 Sep 2017 **CANCELLED**September After Hours Meeting - She Partied Like a Rock Star...Now What? - Presented By Jenni Stone
13 Sep 2017 September Lunch Meeting - Supporting Your Employees in the Reserve and Guard - An HR Toolkit - LTC Roger Trout (USAR-Ret)
09 Aug 2017 August Lunch Meeting - Performance Feedback: Time to get off the Hamster Wheel - Presented by Jim Gallo, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
12 Jul 2017 July Lunch Meeting - Negotiating for Mutual Gain - Presented by Dr. Marilyn Marousek
14 Jun 2017 June Lunch Meeting - Social Media and HR - Presented by Jeremy Pilarski
01 Jun 2017 Spring Networking & Membership Appreciation Event
19 May 2017 16th Annual Tri-County HR Conference - Riding the Waves of Change
19 Apr 2017 April Lunch Meeting - Medical Marijuana and Its Impact on the Workplace - Presented by John Potanovic
05 Apr 2017 Attracting the Passive Candidate - Presented by Justin Libak, News-Press Media Group
24 Mar 2017 Internships In Your Business Workshop
10 Mar 2017 25th Annual HR Law & Soultions Presented By Henderson Franklin
08 Mar 2017 March Lunch Meeting - 2017 Case Law & Legislative Update - Presented by Christina Harris Schwinn
14 Feb 2017 February Lunch Meeting - The Perspective Directive: Discovering Your Motivation - Presented by David Horning
11 Jan 2017 January Lunch Meeting - Building a Better Appraisal Program - Presented by Ken Johnson
14 Dec 2016 December After-Hours Meeting & Holiday Dinner - Leading from the Heart - Presented by Mark Kolack
09 Nov 2016 November Lunch Meeting - 401k Fiduciary Responsibility - Your New Role - Presented by Graham Lucht
21 Oct 2016 Supervisor's Conference - Presented by HR Leadership Professionals
19 Oct 2016 Christmas in October - Annual Silent Auction and Membership Meeting
13 Oct 2016 How to Build a Better Employment Brand - Presented by Justin Libak, News-Press Media Group
21 Sep 2016 September After Hours Meeting - Cracking the Millennial Retention Code - Presented by Thembi Buthelezi
14 Sep 2016 September Lunch Meeting - Behind the Scenes of the Union Organizing Drive: Secrets Released - Presented by Keith Peraino
25 Aug 2016 Summer Networking & Membership Appreciation Event
10 Aug 2016 August Lunch Meeting - Wellness & Leadership - How Can Ancient Yogis Teach Us to Be More Productive in a Changing World - Presented by Karen Gomez
13 Jul 2016 July Lunch Meeting - Lead Yourself First: Simple Practices to Make You a Better Leader - Presented by Dr. Doni Landefeld
08 Jun 2016 June Lunch Meeting - Emotional Intelligence - Our Other Intelligence - Presented by Claudia A. Monte
20 May 2016 15th Annual Tri-County HR Conference
21 Apr 2016 Strategic Breakfast Seminar - Identity Theft...Nothing is Private Anymore - Presented by Carrie Kerskie
13 Apr 2016 April Lunch Meeting - Business Communications in a Transparent Age - Presented by Joyce Chastain
09 Mar 2016 March Lunch Meeting - HR Case Law & Legislative Update - Presented by Christina Harris Schwinn
10 Feb 2016 February Lunch Meeting - Securing Your Legacy - Presented by The Ramazio and Jacobs Group at Morgan Stanley
21 Jan 2016 Strategic Breakfast Seminar - Mitigating Financial Exposure - Presented by Christine Sensenig, Esquire
13 Jan 2016 January Lunch Meeting - Motivation Based Interviewing 101 - Presented by Carol Quinn
09 Dec 2015 December Holiday Party and Meeting, with Guest Speaker Yvonne Conte
04 Nov 2015 November Lunch Meeting - EEOC: Recent Developments and Guidance
14 Oct 2015 Christmas in October - Annual Silent Auction and Membership Meeting
09 Sep 2015 September Lunch Meeting - What Diversity Initiatives Are Working?

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