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June 2016

In This Issue:


President's PenAmy Hardesty - IndySHRM President

HR Indiana 2016

By Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

I love summer in Indianapolis. Movies in the park. Outdoor concerts. Indians games at Victory Field. Farmer’s markets. And last, but certainly not least, HR Indiana.

Presented by the Indiana State Council of SHRM, HR Indiana is the 3rd largest state SHRM conference in the country. There are few better opportunities for professional education, networking, re-certification credits for HRCI and SHRM certifications, and fun with your HR peers. It is a tremendous value , and asset to our state. Registration is still open, and you can register at http://www.indianashrm.org/conference/

New this year, Ken Yerkes/Barnes and Thornburg, is sponsoring a Conference Scholarship that will pay the registration fee to the lucky recipient. You can find that application linked here.

See you at the JW

Featured Sponsors





Important Dates

Tuesday, June 7: Central Indiana Retirement Plan Symposium, sponsored by The MKP Group at Morgan Stanley. 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Lucas Oil Stadium. RSVP to Carla Kavanaugh at 317-263-8743 or carla.kavanaugh@morganstanley.com

Thursday, June 9: HR Law Forum: What the 2016 Indiana Legislative Session Means to You, held by the IndySHRM Legislative Affairs Committee. 11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m., Sheraton City Centre, 31 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis 46204. Lunch will be provided. Register here.

Thursday, June 23: Compensation & Benefits Form. 8:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m., Maggiano's on 86th Street. More information to come. Register here.

College & Community Relations Update

The IndySHRM 2016-2017 Scholarship Award Recipient is MaryEllen Ellis! Eligible students may apply for the IndySHRM scholarship and are evaluated based upon academic merit, commitment to the human resource profession as stated in educational/career goals and/or demonstrated in school or work achievements, and faculty or employer recommendation. Congratulations to MaryEllen, and read on to learn more about her!


Member Spotlight – Dawn Wendt, PHR

The IndySHRM Member Spotlight brings individual members, their experiences, and how they have benefited from IndySHRM membership into the limelight. This month’s spotlight beams on Dawn Wendt.

Dawn is an HR Generalist at Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. She has over 15 years of experience in human resources. She provides recruiting, training, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, payroll services and more to her multi-state team. She is now proud to say she is a certified Professional in Human Resources.

Welcome New Members!

Alicia Hoover
Susan Page
Paula Lowe
Natalie Bunton
Melissa Smith
Judy Jackson
Mindy Myers
Kristina Harger
Mascelia Miranda
Shari Sylvester
Shannon Albers
Susan Steffy
Katie Richman
Andrea Wunnenburg
Laurie Butler
Kristin Ewing

Fall 2016 Certification Study Group(s)

IndySHRM is planning to offer (assuming there is enough interest) both a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP SHRM Certification study group as well as a separate study group for those interested in pursuing their PHR/SPHR certification with HRCI. Both study groups will start in either August or September (specifics TBD).


Volunteer Call Out – Certified HR Professionals

If you are currently a certified professional (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified for the SHRM Certification study group and/or PHR/SPHR certified to facilitate a module or two for the PHR/SPHR study group) who is not only passionate about helping others achieve their certification goals, but who are also subject matter experts in that particular HR discipline to facilitate a unit or two this fall (August/September – October/November 2016) please reach out to our IndySHRM Director of Certification, Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at jennifer.lange@oldnational.com.



Certification Update
Certification Scholarships

Did you know these SHRM Certification scholarships are available?

1) Barnes & Thornburg/Ken This is a needs-based scholarships that will be awarded by HR Indiana and Barnes & Thornburg – specifically, there is a Certification Scholarship awarded to support the pursuit of a professional certification.

2) SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships will be awarded, one in the spring and one in the fall. SHRM members may apply for this $750 award to support their pursuit of the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.