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August 2017

In This Issue:

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP


Last week I had the opportunity to spend time at SHRM Headquarters to collaborate with other Super Mega Chapters and discuss chapter strategic planning and SHRM’s initiatives for the remainder of 2017. Recently our chapter was awarded the prestigious Excel Platinum Award for our accomplishments in 2016. The Platinum Award is the highest award presented by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and it aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

I am so proud to serve as part of INSHRM and IndySHRM and be able to share what a great chapter we have in Central Indiana. We truly have a successful and diverse chapter, none of which is possible without our members, volunteers, and an amazing and dedicated group of Board members!

Featured Sponsors

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 9: IndySHRM North: The Physics of Peformance

IndySHRM Central: TBA

Tuesday, August 22: IndySHRM South

More Information

Welcome New & Returning Members

Tonia Gordon
Phillip Scheffsky
Shelby Shay
Angie Woods
Sudipta Sengupta
Marla Watson
Julie Smith
Cari Kline
Shae LeDune
Shelley Campbell
Ashley Cross
Larke Stuart
Tiffany Dailey

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Thursday, August 17, 10:30am. Please check the Events calendar to register.
There is no cost to attend the orientation. All are welcome (new, existing and potential members).

For additional membership information, contact membership@indyshrm.org

Corporate Benefits

  • 3-5 Memberships, $106.00 pp (SHRM Members ($90.00))
  • 6-10 Memberships, $95.00 pp (SHRM Members ($90.00))
  • 11+ Memberships, $87.00 pp (SHRM Members ($87.00))
    Those who are SHRM Members have an annual renewal of $75.00.

    Cocktails and Connections

    I’m excited to share with you a fun event happening at the upcoming Indiana State Conference! Cocktails & Connections is an event hosted by the Indiana District Directors and designed to give you an opportunity to interact with chapter members throughout the state and to meet your potential new chapter members attending the conference. All are welcome- current and prospective members.

    Event begins at 5pm on Tuesday, August 29th and will be held outside the Main Ballroom. Appetizers and drink tickets will be provided for attendees; there will also be a cash bar.

    Please encourage all to RSVP here.

    Resolve to Recertify Your SHRM Certification in 2017

    Many of us technically don’t have to recertify our SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification until 2018, but why wait – do it in 2017! If you have (or will have) the 60 PDCs to recertify in 2017 – please RECERTIFY early and promote RECERTIFICATION!

    More information is available here.

    Need Recertification Credits? – Register for the HR Indiana 2017 Conference!

    If you haven’t already registered for the HR Indiana conference August 28-30, 2017 at the JW Marriott downtown…do so now here.

    The HR Indiana Conference is one of the largest regional human resources conferences in the United States with world-renowned keynote speakers, three (3) days of educational sessions, networking opportunities and exposure to the latest HR products and services.  The conference delivers exceptional HR education that will expand your knowledge and your network…complete with tons of opportunities for SHRM PDCs (recertification credits!!!)

      2017 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships

    The SHRM Foundation will award 220 certification scholarships -- $750 for the SHRM Certification exam and/or preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP). The next scholarship application deadline is October 10, 2017.

    More information is available here.


    Volunteer (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Individuals) Facilitator Call Out!

    IndySHRM is looking for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified individuals to facilitate a session or two for the fall SHRM Certification study group (September – November). You can learn more by reaching out to our Director of Certification, Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com.

    Indiana State Conference – IndySHRM Volunteers Needed!!

    Are you attending the conference? Would you like to get involved and meet other awesome HR professionals?
    Volunteer during the conference! There are tons of opportunities.

    More information is available here.

    SHRM Certification Study Group

    IndySHRM is offering a SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group in September - November to help those preparing to take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018.

    More information is available here.

    Support the SHRM Foundation

    The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    Please help IndySHRM support the SHRM Foundation by making a donation.  Individuals who donate $25 will receive an awesome t-shirt with the Foundation logo, INSHRM State Council logo, and a map of all the Indiana chapters on the back.

    We will be accepting donations at all IndySHRM programs.  There will also be an opportunity to donate at the SHRM Connections Booth at the State Conference.

    It is our goal to be in one of the Top 25 Chapters for SHRM Foundation support in 2017.  I know we can reach this goal together.