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:

DISRUPT HR – Join the Rebellion – February 5, 2020 – The Pinery – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

DisruptHR is a night of short, focused talks from professionals who want to share ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward!
About this Event
Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR, leadership and business operations fields. You will network, cut loose (Shhhh…HR is OFF duty), and hear from the boldest and most innovative minds in a rapid-fire, ignite-style evening of speeches that are sure to challenge the tired and outdated business practices that business owners, leaders and professionals face on a daily basis.
The Line-up:
5:00 pm – Let’s get ready to disrupt! It’s time for networking, the (cash) bar opens and snacking begins (did someone say Pulled Pork Sliders and Nachos Bar)! Check in, grab a name tag, network, eat, drink, loosen up, and get ready to disrupt.
5:45 pm – We turn it up with some introductions and the first group of speakers.
Dance Break – Networking, bar refills, and bio break time.
6:30 pm (ish) – Second half and final group of speakers.
7:15 pm (or so) – You are headed home to dream of disrupting your organization!
Get ready for a great evening of innovative, engaging, and energizing ideas!

We will be supporting a charitable organization, Community Partnership for Childhood Development (CPCD), at this event. In support we encourage you to bring knit hats, gloves. and/or mittens for children ages 0-7 that can be provided to those in need by CPCD. If you’d like to know more about this organization, check out www.cpcdheadstart.org and visit them at the event!


  • 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.

CSHRAScholarshipProgram2018.pdf fill in

CSHRA Membership Form

Call Emilia to use a debit or credit card for membership payment: 719-528-8888