To get the most out of your IndySHRM membership, we encourage you to become involved with one of our chapter’s many different committees. Volunteerism through these groups allows one to meet other members, enhance one’s professional development and play an active role in shaping our chapter’s strategic objectives. For more information on any of the following committees, please click on the group name. To indicate your interest in volunteering, please complete our volunteer form here.
Chairperson: Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR
Key Responsibilities: Certification is responsible for designing, managing and coordinating the HR certification study groups as well as promoting recertification. IndySHRM offers a SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group two times a year. In 2017, the SHRM Certification study group is a structured 10-week study program that meets one evening per week for 2 ½ hours to assist those pursuing their SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification and is offered (start-finish) prior to the opening of the testing windows (testing windows open May 1 and December 1). Once someone becomes SHRM Certified (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) recertification is key to keeping their certification(s) active.
Potential Volunteers Include: For the SHRM Certification study groups, volunteers are needed to facilitate various study group sessions who are 1) current/active SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified HR professionals, 2) passionate about helping others achieve their certification goals, and 3) subject matter experts in that particular HR discipline. Facilitators have access to the current SHRM Learning System materials (i.e. participant booklet content, PowerPoints, and sample questions/answers) to help facilitate their discussion so their time with the study group participants is effective.
SHRM PDCs (recertification credits) can be obtained for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified professionals the first time a certified individual facilitates a particular unit/session.
Meeting Frequency: No formal meetings; time commitment would flex off the amount of time an individual spends preparing and facilitating on the established date/time (2 ½ hour session(s)).
Committee Members: For the Spring 2017, our Certification volunteers are: Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Sharena Schmidt, SHRM-CP, James Anders, SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, Stephanie Sambol Carter, SHRM-SCP, Brooke Gross, SHRM-CP, Keisha Underwood, SHRM-CP, PHR, Todd Casper, SHRM-CP, PHR, Linda Johnson, SHRM-CP, Brittani Davis, SHRM-SCP, and Kathy Marra, SHRM-SCP, SPHR.
In 2016, the study group facilitators were Amanda Aird, PHR, Alona Bahler, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Paige Bova, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Tina Bowles, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Mandy Browne, SHRM-CP, PHR, Wendy Bunn, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Todd Casper, SHRM-CP, PHR, Lori Clyne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Nancy Dillon, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Kelly Favory, SHRM-CP, PHR, Becky Goldy, SHRM-CP, PHR, Brooke Gross, SHRM-CP, Traci Harris, PHR, Amanda Hyatt, SHRM-CP, PHR, Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Laura Lemons, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Tana Linback, SHRM-CP, PHR, Kathy Marra, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Susan Norman, SHRM-CP, Abby Robertson, SHRM-CP, PHR, Vanessa Russell, SHRM-CP, PHR, Brooke Salazar, SHRM-CP, PHR, Stephanie Sambol Carter, SHRM-SCP, Julie Smith, SHRM-SCP, and Keisha Underwood, SHRM-CP, PHR
Chairperson: Karen Seketa, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Key Responsibilities: Partner and work with local academic institutions by providing leadership, education, and networking opportunities to future HR Professionals. Promote the Human Resource profession through various community outreach events such as job fairs, resume workshops, and mock interview sessions. Serve as a resource and liaison to both the community and academic institutions.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly or as needed
Chairperson: Jessica Stephenson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Key Responsibilities: Produce and maintain communication and promotional materials to create awareness about IndySHRM’s mission and opportunities. Ensure website content is well-suited to audience and increase interest and participation in the blog. Manage and perpetuate chapter’s presence on social media. Produce monthly e-newsletter for IndySHRM members and provide assistance to local media representatives by connecting them with HR Specialists who will offer an HR perspective to their articles. Promote and develop plan to positively increase public awareness of IndySHRM. Partner with chapter association management company to ensure consistent, quality communication.
Meeting Frequency: We handle communication via email and/or phone
Chairperson: Kristen Lampkin
Key Responsibilities: Increase member awareness of area diversity resources. Improve member knowledge and skills on the business need for diversity and inclusion and enhance IndySHRM’s community visibility in diversity.
Mission Statement: As a standing committee of IndySHRM, the Diversity Committee provides educational programming to expand our members’ understanding of the breadth and value of diversity and inclusion in our community and work world. We also provide diversity and inclusion resources to the IndySHRM website to bring that understanding to life. Through education and the sharing of best practices, our goal is to enable our members’ organizations to attract, manage and retain the best and the brightest employees no matter their race, religion, national origin, age/generation, gender, disability or sexual orientation in order to grow their organizations and bottom lines.
Vision Statement: By 2019, the Diversity Committee—through its programs and online resources–will have become a sought after resource for IndySHRM members and business community, and will be seen as a source for leading edge education that furthers their organization’s diversity and inclusion goals.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
*Please support Diversity Roundtable Central of Indiana, to learn more go to http://drtci.org.
Diversity & Inclusion:
To be successful in today’s business world, senior leaders, supervisors, and co-workers alike must engage and invest in learning and development opportunities to enhance growth (self and others), reveal ‘blind spots’ and master the power of leveraging differences. Today’s workplace often times includes four different generations, a variety of cultures, ethnicities and languages, people with disabilities, veterans, thinking styles, work styles, communication styles, race, gender, LGBT and the list goes on. Leaders know that investing in learning and development opportunities increases the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) of their employees. This, in turn, reduces barriers and increases employee engagement, productivity, efficiency, and retention; all of which positively impact the bottom line.
Jack is a past member of the board of directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – Indianapolis. He is an active member (2009) of the Diversity Round Table of Central Indiana – board member. Jack also volunteers as a member of the Diversity Council. As an alumnus of TEC Midwest, The Executive Committee, – MW (Part of Vistage Int’l), Jack is well versed and has dealt with the opportunities and challenges presented to those in the C-Suite.
Having been a member of SHRM since 2003, she joined IndySHRM’s Diversity committee in 2014. Her background also includes talent acquisition, training and development and labor relations. She has a BS in Organizational Management from Oakland City University and studied Spanish abroad at Universidad de Univac in Cuernavaca, Morelos – Mexico.
Other D&I Committee Members Include:
- Kristen Lampkin
- Chanel Gillies
- Mia Baird
- Starla Trigg
- Kathy Bernhardt
- Cirsten Secrest
- Damon Martin
- Jamie Wright
- Charlotte Westerhaus
- Chanel Gillies
- Sara McKee
- Shana Ross
Chairperson: Jenie Van Hampton
Key Responsibilities: Monitor and communicate pending regulatory and legislative activity at the federal, state and local level which may have an impact on the management of human resources and employee benefits. Present educational topics of interest to IndySHRM members. Encourage active participation in the legislative process among chapter members.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Chairperson: Keisha Underwood, PHR, SHRM-CP
Key Responsibilities: Recruit new members and retain current members by creating a welcoming and nurturing environment in which members can network and learn together.
The requirements include:
- Be a current IndySHRM Member
- Attend a minimum of 3 IndySHRM sponsored programs during the calendar year on behalf of the committee
- Attend 5 committee meetings during the calendar year (physical attendance is strongly preferred)
(1.5 hours. First meeting will be in February. Day and time will be selected by the committee.)
- Be a National SHRM Membership (preferred, but not required)
- Volunteer during the Annual Indiana HR Conference in August (at the State Chapters Booth near registration)
(Registration to the conference is required.)
- Recruit new members and corporations
- Be available to call/email new and existing members throughout the year
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Keisha Underwood, VP of Membership at email@example.com.
- Keisha Underwood, Director of Human Resources – Herman & Kittle Properties
- Amy Estep, Human Resource Generalist – Meyer Najem construction
- Eric Flatt, Financial Services Professional – WestPoint Financial Group
- Brian Stewart, Managing Partner – KinetiSource, Inc.
- Barb Witz, HR Consultant – HR Summit
- Nathan Falkmann, Credit Analyst II – MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator)
- Latricia Schooley, Regional Brokerage Manager, American National
- Kelly Manning, Benefits/HR Advisor, Conner Insurance
Chairperson: Dr. Misty Resendez
Key Responsibilities: Coordinate all professional development activities including seminars, workshops and other events for the chapter membership. Provide a variety of programs for the membership that are pertinent to current HR issues.
Meeting Frequency: Forum Chairs participate in Quarterly Conference Calls, semi-annual meetings, and an annual strategic planning retreat. Forum Committees meet as needed based on programming schedule
Meeting frequency: As Needed
Helena has been a member of IndyShrm and SHRM since 1991. She is a former IndyShrm Board member who served as VP Membership and VP Programs.
Helena obtained her MS degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and her BS degree from Purdue University majoring in Supervision.
Chairperson: Robby Smith
Key Responsibilities: Focus on securing sponsors for all IndySHRM programming; as well as, promote website advertising, and develop new fundraising-based marketing strategies for IndySHRM.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Chairperson: Doug Applegate
firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 634-0211
Key Responsibilities: Recruit new and existing IndySHRM members and encourage them to become more active in their membership by volunteering for a committee or participating in other valuable volunteer opportunities.
Goals: Work on recognition of volunteers for their efforts and communicating those efforts to the membership. Identifying additional volunteer opportunities.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Chairperson: William Dykstra
Key Responsibilities: We offer resources and support to those who want to prepare to transition into the workforce. We assist many different groups who are interested in job search preparation, including IndySHRM transitional members, veterans, high school students, etc. Examples of some of our activities include speed networking sessions, resume review assistance, mock interviewing, support at local job fairs, and developing training resources.
Meeting Frequency: 1 -3 times per quarter, typically via conference call on a weekday from noon – 1pm. Also many social and volunteer activities available throughout the year.