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Hello HRACC Members!

Can you believe it’s May? 

2017 is flying by and HRACC is busier than ever.  In the first few months of the year we have held seven chapter events, including two events in the New Haven Member Service Area and one Young Professional event.  In addition, the spring HR Certificate Class and the SHRM Certification Study Class at CCSU are in full-swing and have the highest attendance ever!

As always, we need your help to make our chapter successful by not only attending events, but by volunteering some time to our initiatives and programs.  Just like our spare change fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation, any spare time you can donate adds up and makes a big difference.

Busy….Busy… Busy….We all live in a fast-paced environment, trying to juggle the responsibilities of our family and professional lives.  Can we do it ALL?  At what cost?

Tracy Knofla, the presenter at our April Chapter Meeting, reminded us that in order to “Thrive in Chaos” we need to be aware of our own limitations and identify those areas in our lives that cause chaos.  As I reflect on the chaos in my life, I realize that I am my own worst enemy.  Often times I place too many expectations on myself and don’t ask for help often enough:  Something as simple as “allowing” my husband to unload the dishwasher.  At first I would scold, “that bowl doesn’t go there…why are you putting the spatula there…that’s not where this or that belongs!”  REALLY?  My husband quickly reminded me what a control freak I am by simply asking, “Can’t you just be happy that I’m helping out?” It didn’t take me long to get the hint and say “thank you for helping.”  Believe me, the urge to follow behind him and place items in their proper spot has long since subsided.

One way to make the most productive use of your time is to attend HRACC’s programs.  Not only will you have many opportunities for professional development, you will receive re-certification credits, and have the opportunity to network and share best practices.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

Chapter President


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