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July 2017

In This Issue:

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

All In!

I was thrilled to represent IndySHRM at this year’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. If you were there, I hope you got as much out of the experience as I! I always come back feeling energized and excited, and this year was no exception.

If you were not able to attend the annual conference, have no fear, because a little bit of the Big Easy is coming to Indianapolis in August. HR Indiana 2017, our state SHRM conference, is August 28th – 30th at the JW Marriott and Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indy. Registration is still open at http://hrindianaconference.org/ . I hope to see you there!


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Important Dates

Wednesday, July 12: IndySHRM North: Results Driven Onboarding

Thursday, July 20: IndySHRM Central: The Misunderstood Millennial

Tuesday, July 25: IndySHRM South

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Welcome New & Returning Members

Keri Jeter
Joe Housh
Jeanine Guzik
Tosha Huddleston
Carol Carey
Holly Neff
Glenn Boschen
Sue Bard
Michelle Cooke

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Thursday, August 17, 10:30am. Please check the Events calendar to register.
There is no cost to attend the orientation. All are welcome (new, existing and potential members).

For additional membership information, contact membership@indyshrm.org

Indiana State Conference – IndySHRM Volunteers Needed!!

Are you attending the conference? Would you like to get involved and meet other awesome HR professionals?
Volunteer during the conference! There are tons of opportunities.

More information is available here.

Resolve to Recertify Your SHRM Certification in 2017

Many of us technically don’t have to recertify our SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification until 2018, but why wait – do it in 2017! If you have (or will have) the 60 PDCs to recertify in 2017 – please RECERTIFY early and promote RECERTIFICATION!

More information is available here.

2017 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships

The SHRM Foundation will award 220 certification scholarships -- $750 for the SHRM Certification exam and/or preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP). The next scholarship application deadline is October 10, 2017.

More information is available here.

Volunteer (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Individuals) Facilitator Call Out!

IndySHRM is looking for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified individuals to facilitate a session or two for the fall SHRM Certification study group (September – November). You can learn more by reaching out to our Director of Certification, Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com.

Fall SHRM Certification Study Group

IndySHRM will be offering a fall SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group kicking off in early September and running through November for the December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018 SHRM Certification exam window.  Our study group will meet for 2.5 hours (5:45 – 8:15 pm) one evening a week (usually a Tuesday or Wednesday) for 10 weeks total at a location TBD.

More information is available here.

Need Recertification Credits? – Register for the HR Indiana 2017 Conference!

If you haven’t already registered for the HR Indiana conference August 28-30, 2017 at the JW Marriott downtown…do so now here.

The HR Indiana Conference is one of the largest regional human resources conferences in the United States with world-renowned keynote speakers, three (3) days of educational sessions, networking opportunities and exposure to the latest HR products and services.  The conference delivers exceptional HR education that will expand your knowledge and your network…complete with tons of opportunities for SHRM PDCs (recertification credits!!!)

Android Users Can Now Access the SHRM Certification App

With the certification app, available for iOS AND Android devices, SHRM credential holders can search and filter recertification activities by competency, date or location; keep track of them; and enter the appropriate PDCs!

2017-2018 IndySHRM Scholarship Recipient: Alisha Spaulding

IndySHRM would like to congratulate Alisha Spaulding, the 2017-2018 IndySHRM scholarship recipient! Alisha's academic record, commitment to the HR profession, and exceptional experiences are all factors in her receiving this award. Thank you to the many applicants who made it very challenging to choose a recipient this year!

More information is available here.

IndySHRM participated in the Starfish Initiative’s Incredible Journey scavenger hunt on June 24th.

Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness program serving economically disadvantaged high school students in Marion County, Indiana.

More information is available here.

Don't miss our upcoming HR Indiana Conference on August 28th-30th!