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Welcome to SHRM Topeka!

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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SHRM Topeka HR Professional of the Year


Nominations for the HR Professional of the Year (Esquibel Award) are now closed! The 2022 winner will be announced at the Member Appreciation Event on December 8th! 

Ashley Esquibel was the winner of the inaugural HR Professional of the Year in 2021, and this award is named in her honor. 

The SHRM Topeka HR Professional of the Year (Esquibel Award) will be presented to an individual who deserves to be recognized for their extraordinary contributions. The award winner is someone that serves as a “go-to” person for guidance, ideas and solutions. They demonstrate a high level of knowledge, exceptional leadership and make others around them better. The winner is known for their generosity with their time and commitment to their community and Topeka SHRM. They demonstrate excellence in advancing the HR Profession.

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  • January 19, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    More Details Coming Soon! 

    Speaker: Tim Davis - Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

    Topic:  Employment Law Update

    About the speaker:

    Tim concentrates his practice on labor and employment law in the exclusive...

  • February 16, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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    Speaker: Natalie Bright 

    Topic:  Legislative Update 

    Meeting time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

    About the speaker: Natalie Bright has twenty-five years of experience...

  • February 21, 2023 to February 22, 2023

    The Kansas SHRM Employment Law and Employee Benefits Conference features two days of employment law and benefits issues. If you are interested in the legislative process...

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