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January 2017

In This Issue:


President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and had the opportunity to relax, rejoice, and reenergize. I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve as your President for 2017, and look forward to achieving great things this year!

This year will be an exciting year for IndySHRM as we embark on launching IndySHRM North, IndySHRM Central, and IndySHRM South. What does this mean for you, our members?

As we continue to serve our membership and fulfill our mission to engage human resource professionals we are always looking for ways to provide comprehensive programming and opportunities to build professional relationships. By expanding our meetings regionally this will give more options for HR professionals to attend programming, hopefully making it easier to connect with other professionals based on where they work and or live. Each region will be offering monthly programming, and we will continue to host member-wide networking events. We are working hard to finalize all of our events for 2017 so that you can plan and register for these events in advance. You can see our current events by viewing our calendar.

We are looking forward to 2017 and being a part of your new year!

Leigh Crick, PHR, SHRM-CP

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Important Dates

Wednesday, January 11 -- IndySHRM North Meeting at Indiana Wesleyan. (breakfast meeting) More Information Here

Tuesday, January 17 -- IndySHRM Networking at Dave & Buster's. (evening networking) More Information Here

Thursday, January 19 -- IndySHRM Central Meeting at Launch Fishers. (lunch meeting) More Information Here

Thursday, January 26 -- IndySHRM South Meeting at Franklin College. (afternoon meeting) More Information Here

Now available!
Unlimited Programming Attendance!!

There is a new unlimited option for program attendance in 2017. The amounts below do NOT include membership dues, and the option to “pay-as-you-go” will remain if you prefer the tradition method of paying for programs as you attend them.

SHRM Members: $175.00
Non-SHRM Members: 225.00

To find out more and sign up, click here

2nd Annual IndySHRM Student Conference

We will have the 2nd annual Student SHRM Conference at IUPUI in Hine Hall on Sunday, February 12, 2017, from 9 am - 2:30 pm! It will be free for students and professionals and will feature, breakfast, lunch, and two keynote speakers. We will be looking for professionals to attend to speak to students during HR round tables on specific topics, including diversity & inclusion, global HR, benefits, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, organizational & employee development, and talent acquisition. Click Here to Register. Questions? Please email Emily Betz at emilyrbetz@gmail.com.

Welcome HRPDA Members

A very warm welcome goes out to HRPDA members. As a result of IndySHRM and HRPDA coming together, there is now one Indianapolis/Central Indiana SHRM chapter as of January 1, 2017. IndySHRM now consists of: IndySHRM North (formerly HRPDA), IndySHRM South, and IndySHRM Central. IndySHRM members can attend programs at any of these locations.

Welcome New Members

Randy Cook
Shelly Worgess
Mary Hedlund
Rebecca Thacker
Katelynn Keel
Cara Thomas
Suzanne Bradbury
Rebecca Lightle
Dawn Hughes
Mark Bryson
Melanie Wilson

The next New Member Orientation
will occur in February. Please visit the Events Calendar for details.

New Membership Options

SHRM Retirees: $50
Retirees: $60
Non-SHRM Students: $60 (certain student status requirements will apply.) Click Here for More Information...

IndySHRM Membership Committee

Emily Brower, Regional Manager for Hire Level
Amy Estep, Human Resources for Meyer Najem Construction, LLC
Eric Flatt, Financial Services Professional for WestPoint Financial Group
Kelly Manning, Benefits/ HR Advisor for Conner Insurance
Brian Stewart, KinetiSource
Latrica Schooley, Regional Brokerage Manager for American National
Keisha Underwood, Director of HR for Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
Barbara Witt, HR Generalist for HR Summit

For additional membership information, contact membership@indyshrm.org

Member Spotlight – Kelly Manning

Kelly has spent her entire career within the field of Human Resources; immediately upon college graduation serving as a third party finance/accounting recruiter to most recently serving as Director of Human Resources for New Hope of Indiana for over a decade. Kelly has personally overseen the implementation of online recruitment processes, significant streamlining of onboarding processes and implementation of organization benefit and compensation strategies. Read More...

Certification Update
Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Director of Certification

SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Study Group – February – April 2017

IndySHRM is planning to offer a SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group in February - April to help those preparing to take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam May 1 – July 15, 2017. If you are interested in receiving more information about the IndySHRM SHRM Certification study group – please reach out to our Director of Certification, Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR and she can keep you posted (study group registration will be available online at www.indyshrm.org the first or second week of January). Jen can be contacted via email at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com or 317-705-6767. Read More...