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June 2017

In This Issue:

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Summer, Summer, Summertime

It is finally summer, and in the words of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince- it is time to sit back and unwind (or as much as we can in HR)! I hope you can take some time this summer and enjoy all the outdoor activities that our city has to offer -an outdoor concert, Indians games at Victory Field, or a stroll along the canal.

Some of you are also planning on attending the National SHRM Conference at the end of the month in the Big Easy. The North Central HR Bash will be help on Monday night. If you have registered for the conference, you should have received an invite. I hope to see you there!

HR Indiana is also rapidly approaching! HR Indiana is the 3rd largest state SHRM conference in the country and will be held at the JW Marriott August 28th – 30th, and if you haven’t heard Football Legend Peyton Manning will be our Keynote speaker on Tuesday morning! This provides a great opportunity 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.hrindianaconference.org


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Important Dates

Tuesday, June 6: IndySHRM Central: HR Law. More Information

Wednesday, June 14: IndySHRM North: How To Lead The Way to Picture Perfect Change. More Information

Thursday, June 15: IndySHRM Central: Why Corporate Social Responsibility is More than an HR Initiative. More Information

Tuesday, June 27: IndySHRM South: Hire Slow, Fire Fast. More Information

Welcome New & Returning Members

Natalie Scaife
Thirumani Selvan
Ouida Butler
Julia Collins
Kelly Doyle
Rene Shaw
Racquel Rutledge
Heather Bowling
Tory Patterson
Brenna Whitaker
Kristi Pulley
Vanessa Brown
Stacy Preston
Denial Nichols
Bill Graves
Katie Baker
Amy Helton
Kim Reid
Kelsie Thompson
Shelly Applegate
Morgan Geer
Andreina Healy
Abby Olson
Andrea Wunnenberg
Troy McCoy

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Wednesday, June 14th, 10:30am (location TBD). 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

Fall SHRM Certification Study Group

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

If you are thinking about sitting for your SHRM Certification exam December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018 and would like to learn more about IndySHRM’s Fall SHRM Certification study group (meeting September –November)…please reach out to Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at jennifer.lange@oldnational.com and she can keep you posted as details become available (in July or August).

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! You can learn more about SHRM Recertification at: https://www.shrm.org/certification/
recertification/pages/default.aspx

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.

Current Scholarship Opportunities from the SHRM Foundation!

Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP
Past President

The SHRM Foundation will award nearly $500,000 in scholarship monies to HR students, professionals and academics in 2017. Here are two scholarship opportunities available for professionals. Visit www.shrmfoundation.org for more scholarship details.

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.

Sponsor a Table at the HR Indiana VIP Breakfast

Looking for an innovative way to spend time with your clients, prospects and/or co-workers? Sponsor a table at this year’s VIP Breakfast during the 2017 HR Indiana Annual Conference hosted by the Indiana State Council of SHRM. This special event is from 7 - 9am on Wednesday, August 30th.

More information is available here.

How Large Teams Find Success Adopting Self-Management Culture

“Positive deviant” and “delightfully unusual” is how Harvard Business Review described the Morning Star Company, a Californian agribusiness due to their adoption of self-management in 2011.

More information available here.

Get #ALLinSTEP at the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans

If you have attended SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition, you know there is a lot of walking! Why not put those steps to good use and support the SHRM Foundation while doing so?

More information available here.

Wondering How the 2017 Indiana Legislative Session Will Affect YOU?

Join IndySHRM for lunch at the Sheraton downtown on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for an engaging panel discussion of newly passed Indiana legislation impacting HR professionals as well as a discussion of emerging national trends. Returning to the panel is John Ketzenberger, President of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute. Joining John this year are State Representative John Bartlett, a Democrat representing House District 95 and State Representative Jerry Torr, a Republican representing House District 39. Both are members of the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee.

More information is available here.

Don't miss our upcoming HR Indiana Conference August 28th-30th,
featuring keynote speaker Peyton Manning!