In This Issue:
Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
to all of our members, volunteers and Board
of Directors! I am very proud to announce
that IndySHRM was awarded the Chapter of
the Year from the Indiana State Council of
This is a testament to all of our dedicated
and committed members, and their commitment to
advancing the profession and advancing Human
Resources in Central Indiana.
We are one of many SHRM affiliate chapters in
the state, so we are in very good company. As
a SHRM affiliated chapter, we support SHRM in
a number of ways, including supporting the SHRM
The SHRM Foundation is a not for profit affiliate
of SHRM; a separate 501c3 with its own Board
of Directors, dedicated to advancing education
and HR research.
a chapter we make a donation to the SHRM Foundation
every year, so that we can support
the Foundation’s research, scholarships
and education support resources.
Members have the opportunity to donate to the
SHRM Foundation in every IndySHRM program registration.
Please consider making a donation before October
15, 2016, so that your donation can be included
with our chapter.
Donations are tax deductible and support a tremendous
IndySHRM Announced as Chapter of the Year at the 2016 HR Indiana
It is an exciting time for our chapter, IndySHRM! During
the closing luncheon of the 2016 HR Indiana Conference,
was announced as the Chapter of the Year!
The Chapter of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements
in chapter development and contributions to the advancement of
effective human resource management. Board representatives Amy
Wright (Chapter President) and Leigh Crick (President-Elect)
were on hand to accept the honor from Linda Dausend (Indiana
SHRM State Council President).
IndySHRM would like to thank all of its members for support of
the activities and mission of our chapter and note that we look
forward to continuing to advance the human resources profession
in central Indiana for years to come!
your support for Indy HR professionals by displaying an IndySHRM
decal. Just make a small donation to the SHRM Foundation!
You can get one of these cool decals at any IndySHRM forum.
Congratulations to the following participants of our IndySHRM
Spring Certification Study Groups (either HRCI’s PHR/SPHR
or SHRM Certification’s SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) who successfully
earned their HR certification earlier this year.
Hillary Baumgart, PHR
Tiffany Dailey, SHRM-CP
Brooke Gross, SHRM-CP
Linda Johnson, SHRM-CP
Tammy May, SPHR
Lauren Richmond, SHRM-CP
Samantha Smith, PHR
Steven Smock, SHRM-CP
Julie Szolek-Van Valkenburgh, SHRM-CP
Dawn Wendt, PHR
Kendra Wilburn, PHR
SHRM Certification Study Group/SHRM Exam Application
Deadlines/SHRM Exam Pass Rates
IndySHRM is offering a SHRM Certification study group. The
study group will meet for 10 weeks on Thursday evenings
from 5:45 – 8:15
pm beginning September 15 (ending November 17) on the northside
(465/Keystone by the Fashion Mall) to help those preparing to
take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam December 1, 2016 – February
15, 2017. You can learn more (and register for the study group
online) at http://indyshrm.org/resources/certification-study-groups/.
If you have questions/concerns, please reach out to our Director
of Certification, Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR and she can assist
you. Jen can be contacted via email at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com or 317-705-6767.
to Become IndySHRM North
As the business world, the HR profession, SHRM, and our local Indianapolis
market continue to change; we feel it is important to continually
reassess our mission and how we can better serve HR professionals
in the central Indiana area.
the fall, we participated in a conversation with the HRPDA
on the north side of Indianapolis about their board’s
desire for an opportunity that would allow them to create a partnership
with a larger SHRM chapter. Over the past year the HRPDA board
has been going through a strategic planning process to better
align their chapter for the future. After much deliberation and
diligence, the HRPDA board has decided to become a geographic
emphasis area of IndySHRM. The HRPDA chapter will dissolve and
become “IndySHRM North” (IndySHRM) effective January
1, 2017. (Read More)