is going to be another exciting year for
Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Our goals this year include strengthening the quality
of our programming, reaching wider and digging
deeper into membership engagement and experience,
advancing our profession through the SHRM certification,
and continuing to partner with a variety of organizations
throughout the Indianapolis community.
To ensure that we are providing the most valuable
and relevant program content, we have re-branded
three of our Forums, so they are all aligned with
the SHRM BoCK (Body of Competency and Knowledge).
The Staffing Management Forum is now Talent Acquisition
and Retention; program content will have a broader
reach throughout the entire talent management process.
The Strategic Leaders Forum is now Business and
HR Strategy; still providing strategic HR content,
but designed to help the HR professional develop
strong business acumen. And finally the Main Event
is now Technology and Data. This is a new forum
for us! Technology and data analytics have never
been more important to our profession or our development
as professionals, so this is the perfect time to
launch this new forum.
In the area of membership you will see some changes
to our dues structure. As a SHRM affiliate chapter,
we believe there is significant value in becoming
a member of SHRM (national) as well as IndySHRM.
To encourage dual membership, we have reduced IndySHRM
annual membership dues for SHRM members.
We will be offering SHRM and HRCI certification
study groups in the spring and fall, and we will
continue to certify our programs for both HRCI
and SHRM re-certification credits. If you are not
yet a certified profeassional, I encourage you
to make it a goal for 2016.
And finally we will be continuing our partnerships
in our community including OHHV, Starfish, Horizon
House, Out and Equal, The Diversity Roundtable
of Central IN and our newest, the BLN. These are
all very worthy organizations through which we
can equip central Indiana residents for better
positions in the workforce.
One of our first programs of the year will be our
Board Meet and Greet on January 26th at Dave and
Buster’s. I hope to see you there. Thank
you for your membership in IndySHRM. We look forward
to serving you.