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In This Issue:

President's Pen
Important Dates
Updates & Blogs
Job Postings
Board of Directors

President's Pen

There's Still Time!

By Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Amy Hardesty - IndySHRM PresidentThank you for a great year. As you read the rest of this newsletter, you will see that 2015 was another watershed year for IndySHRM.

We reached our membership goals and became a super mega chapter. We added a student chapter from the University of Indianapolis.

We increased our reach into the community through partnerships with the Starfish Initiative, Operation Hire a Hoosier Vet and Horizon House.

We have engaged a record number of sponsors. We have 186 individuals who are now either SHRM-CP or SHRM-CP certified.

Thank you all for your continued participation as we advance our profession in Central Indiana.

I wish you a joyous holiday season.

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Important Dates

December 10 -- Holiday Networking and Program. Evening event at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport. More Information

Updates & Blogs

Membership Update

We’ve had record membership among our student SHRM chapters from IU’s Kelley School of Business and Purdue’s OLS (Organizational Leadership & Supervision) on the IUPUI campus, as well as Marion University, and the University of Indianapolis. Shout out to all of our students! You make us proud!If you’ve heard great things about IndySHRM and still haven’t joined, network and celebrate with us during our December 10th Main Event.
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Open Call for New Membership Committee Members

We are currently seeking new committee members for 2016. The committee will be limited to 10 members.

The requirements include:• Be a current IndySHRM Member
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Get Certified in 2016   IndySHRM anticipates hosting certification study groups in the spring of 2016. If you are interested in learning more about either our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP study group or HRCI’s PHR/SPHR study group offerings please contact our Director of Certification, Jen Lange, PHR, SHRM-CP (jennifer.lange@oldnational.com) so she can share more information with you as it becomes available.
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Time Is Ticking Away – Don’t Miss Out on the SHRM Certification Pathway

The SHRM Certification Pathway process is your way as someone who has already obtained their PHR/SPHR (obtained on/before January 31, 2015 and your credential is in good standing) to also obtain the new SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP for those with their PHR, SHRM-SCP for those with their SPHR; there isn’t a GPHR equivalent at this time) FOR FREE THOURGH DECEMBER 31, 2015.
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Thank You Certification Volunteers!

Thank you to the wonderful HR professionals who volunteered their time and talents to facilitate a session (or two) for either the 2015 spring or fall PHR/SPHR study groups or the 2015 fall SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP study group. We couldn’t have offered the study groups for over 40 individual participants seeking their certification without you!!!
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Workforce Readiness Committee Update

The Workforce Readiness Committee is looking to add committee members to join our very active team, for the upcoming year. This is a great way to get active in IndySHRM and in the community. We average 1-2 events per month. So there will be some need to be flexible to get out of the office to attend these events.
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Today’s Toughest Challenge: Selecting Leaders to Lead into the Unknown

Submitted by: Nancy S. Ahlrichs

No organization wants to accidentally select as CEO the business equivalent of George Donner, who in 1847 led a group of settlers on a journey to California, only to have them become snowbound, starve, and turn to cannibalism.
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The Power of Recognition (and Simple Steps You Can Take to Harness It)

Submitted by: Bill Mugavin

Praise is powerful. According to philosopher and psychologist William James, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Everyone desires to feel valued, and recognition for a job well done is encouragement to keep striving toward the next goal.

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