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The simple fact that you took the time to click on the tiny blue plus sign surely suggests your interest in IndySHRM - central Indiana's largest local SHRM chapter. But don't let our size intimidate you...we use it to our advantage! We have the resources to host over 24 events each year, and with that much going on you know there's bound to be some topics that will knock your socks off!

Plus, if you're looking for more opportunities to have closer knit-ties with the HR professionals you meet, then we HIGHLY encourage you to join one of our ten different IndySHRM committees. Volunteer work is one of the most effective ways to quickly engage and become an active member of our chapter.

Lastly, if you are passively testing the job transition waters or are in active job seeking mode already, you absolutely can't miss our IndySHRM Job Board. It's simply the most targeted resource for finding human resource-related career opportunities in the greater Indianapolis area.

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Member Testimonials

“IndySHRM is a dynamic, active organization with many opportunities to get involved. As a committee leader in the past, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with our motivated, engaging Legislative Affairs committee to plan meaningful content for IndySHRM’s membership.”
Shelley Jackson, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
"Over the past two years as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee, I have been able to add depth to my HR knowledge from attending the programs IndySHRM offers while expanding my network with great people that I have met."
Britt Griffin, IndySHRM Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
"I have participated in IndySHRM for over 2 decades because I find tremendous value in the relationships and the information exchange offered by the organization. Some of my favorite HR people are those I have gotten to know through IndySHRM over the years - folks I call for support, key learning and even just for fun. Being part of the board has provided another level of engagement that challenges me to participate in win-win relationship with the chapter. If you are an HR professional at any level and you are not part of IndySHRM, you are missing out."
Karen Seketa, Element Three




As HR professionals, we need to work with adults who are productive, balanced members of the workforce.  In our profession, Ethics and Critical Thinking are core skills – but can they actually be taught to adults?  In this presentation, we will cover new challenges and how they apply to our world, and then we will share advanced methods for training others in these issues.

 Key learnings include:

  • The new world of ethics and Critical Thinking and how organizational effectiveness is measured
  • The concept of Unconscious Bias and how it applies to Ethics
  • A review of DeBono’s Six Hats Thinking Methods
  • How to pinpoint and make sense of the most relevant data in a situation
  • How to use advanced adult learning methods to transfer wisdom and change behaviors.

This will be a strategic session, offering the view from 35,000 feet with occasional dips to ground level.  Participants will learn specific competencies needed on to stay relevant, and some surprising truths about the future of Human Capital.

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Karl J. Ahlrichs, SPHR

Karl Ahlrichs joined Gregory & Appel in 2010 after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, a human resources services firm.  Prior experience was as a Senior Consultant for Professional Staff Management, and earlier he was in Business Development in the Indianapolis office of Marsh & McLennan, and Vice President of Right Management Consultants.  At those firms, his clients included manufacturers Roche Diagnostics, Boeing, Apple Computer, and Frito Lay.

Karl is a national speaker and author, presenting on the people issues in manufacturing and LEAN theory, and is often quoted in the local and national media.  Karl’s experience is perfectly suited to times of great organizational change.  He has decades of strategic consulting to all industries, using risk management and good organizational development theories to bypass “best practices” and move directly to “next practices”.

Karl facilitates an invitation-only roundtable for CFOs, and for more than a decade he was the Program Chair for the Indiana Society for Human Resources Management annual conference.  He is a member of SHRM, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Association for Psychological Type.

Karl has been named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He has presented at the National SHRM Conference every year since 1997, and holds the SHRM-SCP and Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.

Registration and snacks: 3:30 pm
Presentation: 4:00 – 5: 15 pm

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