2023 Events

HRSHRM holds monthly meetings to educate, inform, and entertain. Come network with your fellow members! (Most meetings provide SHRM and/or HRCI credit.)

We have the following exciting events planned for 2023 so far and are actively filling our speaker slots with interesting and dynamic presenters to draw our membership in. We typically meet at least once a month and are currently meeting in person.

January 12 – The Mental State of Your Employees

February 9 – Empathetic Leadership

March 1 – But What Does the Employee Handbook Say:  Common Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

March 9 – Communication Education program – more info coming soon!

March 24 – New Member Networking Social – more info coming soon!

April 13 – Diversity Education program – more info coming soon!

April 23-26 – HR Virginia 2023 Annual Conference

April 26 – A Candid Discussion on Mental Health and Violence in the Workplace

May 11 – Puff, Puff, Pass: The Drug Test Education program – more info coming soon!

June 6 – Know When to Hold Them and When to Fold Them:  Effective Documentation and Discipline and Terminations in the Workplace

June 8 – Legal Update Education program – more info coming soon!

June 11-14SHRM 2023 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

June 22 – HRSHRM Summer Social – more info coming soon!

July 13 – Education program – more info coming soon!

August 10 – Education program – more info coming soon!

August 25 – New Member Networking Social – more info coming soon!

September 14 – Education program – more info coming soon!

September 22 – HR’s Got Talent! Third Annual HRSHRM’s Award and Recognition Ceremony

October 12 – HRSHRM and the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University present the 4th Annual Hampton Roads Regional Workforce Conference – more info coming soon!

November 1 – HR Department of One:  Tales from the Trenches

November 9 – Education program – more info coming soon!

December 14 – Holiday Social featuring Installation of Officers & Directors and Silent Auction – more info coming soon!


HR Virginia 2023 Annual Conference, “Recharge, Refresh Re-Engage! Catch Your Breath Before the Next Sprint” April 23-26, 2023. Click here to learn more!


Human Resources for Business Leaders Series

The Hampton Roads Chamber and the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management (HRSHRM) are partnering to offer this virtual series to help local human resource professionals learn about new strategies and practices in human resource management.

March 1, 2023 – But What Does the Employee Handbook Say: Common Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Speakers: Kristina Vaquera, Milena Radovic and Olivia Cohen with Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Good administrative hygiene starts with your employee handbook. Handbooks are the first line of defense in minimizing company exposure to employment law liability, but they often get overlooked falling out of date and being pushed to the back burner on long HR to do lists. Join us as we review these common mistakes and identify the essentials needed and best practices to avoid these handbook issues. We will take an in-depth look into how to make your handbook effective and bring it into compliance. This presentation will be interactive and questions are welcome so come prepared.


April 26, 2023A Candid Discussion on Mental Health and Violence in the Workplace

Unfortunately, recent events have reinforced the continued need to prioritize employee well-being in the workplace and create safe positive workspaces. Join us for a panel discussion with community experts on promoting mental health in the workplace and identifying potential issues before they happen. Learn about community resources and tools that can help you better assess your workplace and provide the environment to help your employees thrive and be safe.


June 6, 2023 Know When to Hold Them and When to Fold Them: Effective Documentation, Discipline, and Terminations in the Workplace

Speakers: Kristina Vaquera, Milena Radovic and Olivia Cohen with Jackson Lewis, P.C.

We all know documentation is key to effectively managing employees and defending employers when the employment relationship goes awry and you part ways. However how and what to document for it to be effective can be tricky and disciplining and terminating employees correctly can be even harder. Join us for an in-depth discussion on documentation, discipline, and terminations in the workplace. Learn common mistakes and how to avoid them, as well as how to best posture your company to defend its employment actions.


November 1, 2023HR Department of One: Tales from the Trenches

Join us for this panel presentation with HR experts with real world experience on what it is like to be a Human Resources Department of One and discuss common issues plaguing smaller HR Department. They will share their pro tips and strategies for dealing with common workplace issues. They will discuss mistakes they’ve made so you can learn from them. Hear practical guidance on how to handle HR issues when you have limited resources, time and bandwidth. Come prepared with your questions to get the most out of this interactive discussion.


SHRM 2023 Annual Conference & Expo, June 11-14, 2023, Las Vegas. Click here to learn more!