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December 2017

In This Issue:

President's Pen

Happy Holidays! 2017 has been a fantastic year, and I am excited to see what 2018 has in store! Last month we had sent out our board slate to our membership, and I am thrilled to announce our new 2018 board members:

Director of Certification: Alona Bahler
Director of Communication: Melissa Harding
VP of Membership: Brian Stewart
VP of Programs: Misty Resendez
Director of Sponsorship: Casey Kemerly
Treasurer: Jennifer Lange

Board Members remaining for the 2018 term include:

Director of College & Community Relations*: Keisha Underwood
Director of Diversity & Inclusion: Kristen Lampkin
Director of Volunteer Management*: Kathy Stellhorn
Director of Workforce Readiness: William Dykstra
Director of Legislative Affairs: Suzanne Newcomb
Past President: Amy Wright
President Elect: Jessica Stephenson
President: Leigh Crick
Executive Director: Mark Records

This past weekend your Board of Directors met to discuss our 2018 Strategic Plan. Additional information will be forthcoming in January, but I can’t wait to see what is in store for our chapter in 2018! Thank you to all of our members for your continued participation and support as we advance our profession in Central Indiana.

I wish you a joyous holiday season!


By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Featured Sponsors

Important Dates

Wednesday, December 13: IndySHRM North: Member Showcase

Thursday, December 14: IndySHRM Central

More Information

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 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.

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.

2018 SHRM Certification Study Group

If you are interested in learning more about IndySHRM’s Spring 2018 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group…let us know!  Details are still TBD (those should be finalized just after the New Year!) – we anticipate the study group kicking off in mid-February and wrapping up mid-April for the May 1 – July 15, 2018 SHRM Certification exam testing window.  The 2018 SHRM Learning System will be included with the IndySHRM study group registration fee.

If you would like to be kept in the loop as details become available for the Spring 2018 SHRM Certification study group and/or have questions…please email our Director of Certification, Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com.

SHRM Certification – Spring Testing Window May 1 – July 15, 2018

Not one of the 2,408 SHRM Certified (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) individuals in Indiana yet?  SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam applications will begin being accepted January 2 through March 23 (or applicants can pay a $75 late application fee for applications received between March 24 - April 13) for the May 1 – July 15, 2018 testing window.

View the entire SHRM Certification application process here

Also, you can check the SHRM Certification exam eligibility requirements 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.

2017 SHRM Learning System Champion

Congratulations to IndySHRM for being recognized as a 2017 SHRM Learning System Champion at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders’ Summit (VLS) in Washington DC – yippee!

Put SHRM “Out Front”

Just a reminder, if you are SHRM Certified…put SHRM “out front” in your email signature (or on resumes or LI Profiles, etc.) – example: Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR (listing the SHRM Certification after your name and before others).

Student Conference

IndySHRM will be hosting its second annual Student SHRM Conference on Sunday, February 11th. We are looking for sponsors as well as volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please contact Keisha Underwood (kunderwood@hermankittle.com) for additional information.

Sunday, February 11, 2017
9am – 2:30pm
University of Indianapolis

SHRM Certification Student Eligibility

FYI, beginning with the 2017 Winter testing window (i.e. NOW), students enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s HR degree program at an educational institution aligned to SHRM’s curriculum guidelines are eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.

More information is available here

2018 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships

The SHRM Foundation will award 220 Certification Scholarships…the next deadline is April 10, 2018 and each scholarship is $750 for SHRM Certification exam and/or preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)!