In This Issue:
| President's Pen
Happy New Year and an Exciting 2018 to Come!
In December the IndySHRM Board of Directors invited Nancy Conway, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Field Services Director Central Division, to Indianapolis to lead a train the trainer session on strategic planning with the goal to revamp our strategic plan. We had an extremely productive meeting, and I am excited to share some of the outcomes with you our members.
IndySHRM's mission is to serve and advance the Human Resource profession in Central Indiana by developing strategic business partners through comprehensive programming and collaborative development opportunities. Our vision is to transform Human Resources throughout Central Indiana as the premier provider of human capital management resources.
To fulfill our mission and vision, we have identified three key initiatives for 2018.
The Board of Directors and their committees are already working hard on these
new initiatives. We appreciate and welcome our members' feedback which is vital
to the board and allows us to move our chapter forward. If you are interested
in being more involved in IndySHRM, I encourage you to attend our Networking
Event on January 24th at
The Blind Owl Brewery. Most board members will be present and can speak with
about committee involvement.
- Develop and execute a plan for maintaining, retaining, and recruiting
passionate board and committee members.
- Provide relevant, timely, SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) aligned programs that people want to attend.
- Increase Member Engagement
By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP
Thursday, January 18: IndySHRM
Central: Enriching the Employee Experience - engagement, goals,
talent & beyond
Tuesday, January 23: IndySHRM South
Wednesday, January 24: IndySHRM Networking: Meet your Board
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.
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
SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships
scholarships application window will open on January
15. In 2018, 220 certification scholarships will be
delivered, with each scholarship winner receiving a $750
award. (Spring) Deadline to
apply: April 10, 2018
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).
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 (email@example.com) for additional information.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
9am – 2:30pm
University of Indianapolis
SHRM Certification Student Eligibility
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
Welcome New & Returning Members
New Member Orientation
The next orientation is Thursday, February, 22, 10:30am, Sheraton
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).