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MAY 2016

In This Issue:


President's Pen

We Love Our Volunteers!

By Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Amy Hardesty - IndySHRM PresidentIndySHRM is celebrating its 42nd year as a SHRM Affiliate Chapter, and I am proud to say that our chapter is strong, and actively advancing Human Resources in Central Indiana, whether it is through our diverse professional development programs, our Certification study groups, our workforce readiness partnerships and initiatives, our partnerships in diversity and inclusion, our legislative affairs updates, or our support of four student chapters, we are working hard to serve the HR community and our community at large.

We would not be able to accomplish any of this without our dedicated group of volunteers. We have a very dedicated and diverse group of volunteers, and each person plays an important role in our chapter’s success; whether it is in a Board member role, a committee role, participation with a student chapter, or volunteering at some of our many community outreach initiatives, all of our volunteers make a difference.

So, this month, we will be celebrating our volunteers with a special volunteer recognition event. This event will take place on May 26th, kicking off race weekend, with some fun networking and activities. If you have volunteered this year, be watching for your e-vitation this week.

If you have not volunteered with IndySHRM, and you would like to, you can indicate your interest on our website, or you can send me an email at president@indyshrm.org, and I will help you get connected.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for all of your hard work!

Featured Sponsors





Important Dates

Thursday, May 12: Diversity & Inclusion Meeting: Gender Differences in the Brain and on Right Brain Intelligence, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fairbanks Addiction & Treatment Center. More Information

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

Why IndySHRM Members Should Attend the Central Indiana Retirement Plan Symposium

Each year, The MKP Group at Morgan Stanley provides Central Indiana area retirement plan sponsors the opportunity to learn from industry experts about the ever changing landscape of corporate retirement plans. Check out the top ten reasons to attend this event on June 7th at Lucas Oil Stadium!

Member Spotlight – Eric Flatt, WestPoint Financial Group

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 Eric Flatt from WestPoint Financial Group.

Eric Flatt is a Financial Services Professional with WestPoint Financial Group. He provides objective and customized strategies to help meet the financial goals of his clients.

Welcome New Members!

Katie Linville
Emily Trittle
Ormain Gathers
Haley Patterson
Peggy Maroney
JoAnn Rewolinski
Susan Hoefling
Henry Dohnert
Anne Walz
Heather Van Gorp
Jennifer Triese
Kathy Rima
Cari Cline
Tara Smith
Chris DeGroff
Barbara Rush
Jeremy Fewer
Kayla Criswell
Laura Town
Jodi Merryman
Alisa Kam
S. Wad Garard

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.