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President's Pen

Love the One You're With

By Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Amy Hardesty - IndySHRM President
It’s February and love is in the air. Everything seems to be about hearts this month. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. National Go Red For Women Day is February 5th (in support of heart disease awareness for women). Stores are filled with valentine candy hearts, chocolates and cards. And most of us will take the opportunity to recognize at least one love in our life later this month.

But what about your job? Do you love your job?

I love my job and I love where I work. I can say that with honesty and authenticity, and I hope everyone else reading this can say the same. Life is too dang short to spend 8 or more hours a day at a place that doesn’t give you joy and give you the opportunity to make a difference.

I also love the fact that I am part of a really large group of people who are dedicated to making central Indiana and central Indiana workplaces better for everyone. That is a whole lot of love and dedication, and to all of you, I say thank you.

So, go out and share some love this month. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Important Dates

February 18, 2016: HR Law Day at the Statehouse: More Information
February 18, 2016: Diveristy & Inclusion Forum Luncheon at Citizens Energy More Information
February 25, 2016: Talent, Acquision & Retention Forum at Ivy Tech More Information

February 27, 2016: New Student Conference

IndySHRM will be hosting its first annual Student SHRM Conference on Saturday, February 27th from 8:30 to 2:15 PM. We are looking for sponsors as well as volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested please register here or through IndySHRM website or contact Leigh Crick (lcrick@firstpersonadvisors.com) for additional information.

IndySHRM 1st Annual Student Conference
Where: IUPUI Campus
Hine Hall (formerly University Place Conference Center), Room 132
850 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN
When: Saturday, February 27th
8:30 AM to 2:15 PM (Breakfast and networking lunch provided)
Cost: Free to Students and Professionals
Parking provided
Agenda: Breakfast, Keynote presentation from Kathy Smith, Careerable, Networking lunch, HR games


Welcome Back!

Thank you to everyone who renewed their IndySHRM memberships in January!!
If your renewal is approaching, please visit membership@indyshrm.org to renew for $75!!

WELCOME New Members
Hillary Baumgart
Ron Hopkins
Kenneth Williams
Michael Cook
Michelle Lavelle
Elaine Williams

National SHRM Member Rate
New $99.00
Renewal $75.00

Non-National SHRM Members
New $125.00
Renewal $125.00
Visit http://indyshrm.org/membership/

Still Seeking Membership Committee Volunteers

Please contact Keisha Underwood, VP of Membership if you are interested in joining the committee.



Congratulations to the following participants of our IndySHRM Fall 2015 PHR/SPHR study group who successfully earned their PHR/SPHR certification between November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

Haley Aust, PHR
Jackie Barker, PHR
Brittney Faust, PHR
Karli Kohler, PHR
Sabrina Lindsey, PHR
Brady Shepard, SPHR
Nicole Stockman, PHR
Rachel Underwood, PHR

If you are an IndySHRM member who has recently earned your HRCI (PHR/SPHR) certification, please let us know and we can put your name in the March newsletter. Email our Director of Certification, Jennifer Lange, PHR, SHRM-CP

(jennifer.lange@oldnational.com) and then update your member profile online so our membership directory is up to date!


IndySHRM’s PHR/SPHR Certification Study Group (February 2 – April 19)

IndySHRM's spring 2016 PHR/SPHR study group kicked off on Tuesday, February 2 to help prepare those who are taking their PHR/SPHR exam May 1 – July 31, 2016.

The PHR/SPHR study group meets for 12 weeks total through April 19 from 5:45 – 8:15 pm at Ball State’s Fishers location (near the Super Target in Fishers).

SHRM Certification Spring Study Group (late-February - April)

IndySHRM is planning to host a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP study group this spring too (kicking off later in February) for those interested in obtaining the new SHRM Certification (this is NOT the same as HRCI’s PHR/SPHR certification.) READ MORE