About CSHRA

A Brief History

The Colorado Springs Human Resources Association was formerly the Colorado Springs Personnel Women, Inc (CSPW). A prominent member of our community Cari Shaffer (then President) and other businesswomen formed CSPW in 1983-1984. In 1996, the then President Lili Suiter, and the Board of the CSPW requested the name change to Colorado Springs Human Resources Association (CSHRA). The name was officially changed in 1997. Today, CSHRA is growing with the same purpose and goals since 1983. Join us as we:

  • Support professionals in human resources,management and supervisory positions
  • Create a venue where members and quests can connect with others in their field of expertise
  • Provide learning opportunities through monthly programs and workshops
  • Encourage professional growth through scholarships
  • Develop leadership skills in our members

Activities we offer:
Monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. Each month a guest speaker is invited to address current issues and concerns of our membership. Speakers are selected primarily based on the annual member survey conducted each year.

  • Recruitment Strategy & Tactics
  • Diversity Training & Discrimination Issues
  • Legal Compliance – Managing Employer Risk
  • Job Analysis, Evaluation and Grading
  • Re-Engineering Your HR Dept
  • Working with Multi-Generations
  • Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
  • Women in Leadership
  • Conducting Effective Investigations of Employee Complaints
  • Leading Change
  • Managers as Leaders
  • Performance Management
  • Health Care Update
  • Ramifications of Legalized Marijuana

CSHRA awards annual scholarships to active members in good standing pursuing professional certification and training to improve their standing within the HR community. Each scholarship must be used for direct examination costs within an area of Human Resources. Scholarships will be awarded as a reimbursement once requirements have been met.  Please see the Scholarship page for more details.