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February 2018

In This Issue:

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Last month we announced our 2018 Strategic Plan. One of our key initiatives is to provide relevant, timely, SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) aligned programs that people want to attend. To help meet our members where they work and live we have three (3) monthly meeting locations: IndySHRM North, Central, and South. We have some great programs planned for our monthly meetings, with all dates and locations established. We strive to make every program not only educational but provide network opportunities for building professional relationships with your HR colleagues. Additionally, all of our programs are certified for both SHRM and HRCI recertification credits. To see a list of our upcoming events, please visit our website (insert hyperlink to calendar).

We look forward to seeing you at our next program!


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Important Dates

Sunday, February 11: 2018 IndySHRM Student Conference

Wednesday, February 14: IndySHRM North: Candid Conversations

Thursday, February 15: SHRM Spring 2018 Certification Study Groups

Thursday, February 22: New & Existing Member Orientation

Thursday, February 22: IndySHRM Central

Tuesday, February 27: IndySHRM South

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.

Registration is Closing for SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Study Group

If you are planning to sit for SHRM’s Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam this year, don’t go it alone. Our IndySHRM SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP study group is an excellent way to add structure, accountability and a supportive peer network to your SHRM Certification exam preparation – in addition, IndySHRM offers one of the most affordable programs around! Our IndySHRM study group sessions are facilitated by SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified professionals who are not only passionate about helping others achieve their certification goals, but who are also subject matter experts in that particular HR discipline.

More information is available here

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

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)!

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

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, 2018
9am – 2:30pm
University of Indianapolis

Welcome New & Returning Members

Phoebe Schembre
Kurt Schoch
Shawn OBrian
Tandy Shuck

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Thursday, February, 22, 10:30am, Sheraton City Center

Please check the Events calendar to register. Registration closes Wednesday, February 21 at 6pm.
There is no cost to attend the orientation. All are welcome (new, existing and potential members).