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September 2017

In This Issue:

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Call for Nominations!!

WOW, what a conference! The Indiana State Council of SHRM and the conference committee truly outdid themselves this year with amazing keynote speakers and breakout sessions demonstrating why Indiana has one of the best conferences in the Nation! One of the many reasons we have such success with our state conference is because of our volunteer leaders. This year IndySHRM had three members recognized for their outstanding leadership: Kristen Lampkin, Megan Nail, and Jessica Stephenson! Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for our local chapter as well as the Indiana State Council of SHRM!

I would encourage all of our members to consider becoming involved and volunteering either on a committee or as a board member. It is with the help of dedicated and volunteer leaders that IndySHRM can continue to advance the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals in central Indiana. Some benefits of becoming a chapter Board member include:

  • The chance to make an impact and assist in the development of your chapter and the HR profession.
  • An opportunity to be recognized as a leader in the field of human resources.
  • The chance to develop and expand your leadership skills.
  • Hours spent as a volunteer leader can count as Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards SHRM recertification.
  • The opportunity to attend IndySHRM Programming free of charge.
  • Great networking opportunities.

If you or know someone who would be interested in serving on the IndySHRM Board of Directors, please complete and submit the attached form or reach out to any current Board member for additional information.

Leigh Crick

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Important Dates

Tuesday, September 12: SHRM Fall 2017 Certification Study Group

Wednesday, September 13: IndySHRM North: Cultural Diversity

Thursday, September 21: IndySHRM Central

Tuesday, September 26: IndySHRM South

Thursday, September 28: IndySHRM and DRTCI Networking

More Information

Welcome New & Returning Members

Brian Anders
Tory Owens
Daulton Arvin
Donita King
Kimberly Morgan
Leon Morgan, Jr.
Keri Jeter
Tammy Brodzeller
Desiree Edwards
Moira Shaw
Amy Heleine
Tonya Williams
Leslie Buckner
Diane Fry
Carrie Hoffeditz
Carlos Panfili
Alysia Coulmont
Amy Klesk
Charisse Pierce
Margaret McPhearson
Viviana Ferrer Lingenfelter
Linwood Mielke
Caitlyn Plummer
Jared Hatteberg
Thomas Brinkworth
Anthony Lungabardi
Kara Taylor

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Thursday, September 21, 11:30am. 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


Corporate Benefits

  • 3-5 Memberships, $106.00 pp (SHRM Members ($90.00))
  • 6-10 Memberships, $95.00 pp (SHRM Members ($90.00))
  • 11+ Memberships, $87.00 pp (SHRM Members ($87.00))
    Those who are SHRM Members have an annual renewal of $75.00.
  • A Special Shout Out to IndySHRM Volunteers at HR Indiana!

    Thanks to all of our IndySHRM members who attended the HR Indiana Conference this week and also volunteered! We appreciate your efforts and please know that your participation will help our chapter earn financial incentives!

    Speaking of volunteering, special recognition goes to our own IndySHRM members who were honored with the following awards during the conference!

    Chapter Volunteer of the Year:
    Kristen Lampkin

    State Council Volunteer of the Year:
    Megan Nail

    Conference Committee Volunteer of the Year:
    Jessica Stephenson


    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!

    More information is available here.

    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.

    Volunteer Call Out!

    The Workforce Readiness Committee is looking for volunteers for Dress for Success events this fall. Dates and topics vary but typical time of each event is 10am to about 11:30am.

    If interested in helping out, contact william.dykstra@53.com

    SHRM Certification Study Group

    IndySHRM is offering a SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group in September - November to help those preparing to take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018.

    More information is available here.

    The 19th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    Join us for the 19th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference featuring lifelong social justice advocate and the founding partner of Cook Ross, Inc, Dr. Howard Rosson.

    A Call to Action Conference Breakout Sessions with four topics:

    • Connecting with Diverse Communities
    • Courageous Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion
    • Developing a Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion
    • Talent Acquisition: Maintaining a Diverse Workforce

    The conference takes place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 8:00am – 2:00pm at Ivy Tech College Conference Center (2820 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208).

    More information is available here.

    Support the SHRM Foundation

    The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    Please help IndySHRM support the SHRM Foundation by making a donation.  Individuals who donate $25 will receive an awesome t-shirt with the Foundation logo, INSHRM State Council logo, and a map of all the Indiana chapters on the back.

    We will be accepting donations at all IndySHRM programs.

    It is our goal to be in one of the Top 25 Chapters for SHRM Foundation support in 2017.  I know we can reach this goal together.