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October 2016

In This Issue:


President's PenAmy Hardesty - IndySHRM President

By Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

In August, we announced that our friends and colleagues from another area SHRM chapter, Human Resource Professional Development Association (HRPDA), would be joining IndySHRM in January 2017 and the programming forum would be known as IndySHRM North.

Earlier this year, we were also approached by individuals in the Greenwood, Franklin and Columbus metro areas, asking if there was a SHRM presence and SHRM programming available for professionals in that area.

Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, and support from our Indiana State SHRM Council, I am very pleased to announce that programming for IndySHRM South launches this month. The first program is a breakfast program and will take place on October 13th, at Ivy Tech in Columbus, Indiana. We had such tremendous success and positive feedback from our Compensation and Benefits program from September 22nd that our panel has agreed to repeat the program for our friends and colleagues in the south.

Please help us spread the word about IndySHRM South. If you are someone who works or lives in the southern metro area and would like to get involved as a volunteer, contact Misty Resendez, our VP/Programs. We would love to have you on the team.



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Important Dates

Thursday, October 6 -- HR Tech Forum (Lunch), Ivy Tech Culinary Center. More Information Here
Thursday, October 13 -- IndySHRM South in Columbus Indiana. Breakfast Meeting on FLSA (repeat of September Program). More Information Here

New/Prospective Member Orientation

Thursday, October 6, 2016,
Please register online to attend this free orientation.
Ivy Tech Culinary Center
2820 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Welcome New Members!

Carl Kasten
Diana Ramsey
Shannon Copner
Kyle Fessler
John Klein
Tammy Williams
Tamera Tragesser
Melissa Dewey
Krista Mathis
Laura Kelley
Rick Tisdale
Shun Radford
Greg Hiatt
Adrienne Camarata
Jennifer Rogers
Brittani Davis
Ciara Ison
Johnny Sons
Meredith Mangan
Alli Isaacs
Yazamin Dahlstrom
Charles Haberman


Need PDCs or Recertification Credits?

Did you know that SHRM offers a SHRM eLearning Pass? If you are a National SHRM Member – you can obtain it for $229.00. It includes a one-year unlimited subscription to 500+ courses including sessions from the 2014 and 2015 SHRM Annual Conferences and 2016 specialty SHRM conferences. Additionally, it is self-paced virtual learning, available 24/7 and the courses are eligible for professional development and recertification credits. <Read More>


Volunteer Opportunity!

Are you a regular attendee and supporter of Indiana SHRM’s HR Indiana State Conference? Have you been a volunteer and wondered how you could do more? Now is your chance. The Indiana State Council of SHRM has announced that JoDee Curtis will be the HR Indiana State Conference Committee Chair in 2017, and the Committee is now soliciting volunteers to make next year’s Conference a reality.

Volunteers should be a Chapter member in good standing. If you are interested, please follow the link to see the available roles and interest form. Complete your form and submit to Linda Dausend, State Council Director, or JoDee Curtis, Conference Chair, by Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Interested in SHRM Certification in 2017?

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field — and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. <Read More>