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November 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, November 1, 2018  
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November 2018

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP

Giving Thanks!

It is that time of year again when we all can take a moment to reflect and give thanks. It is also the season for year-end processes like open enrollment, year-end reviews, budget reviews, and strategic planning. Your IndySHRM board is also working hard on our year-end processes and will be working on finalizing our 2019 Strategic Plan in early December.

For some of you an item on your “to do list” maybe submitting your SHRM Recertification application. As a member of IndySHRM, we are pleased to share an exclusive code for $15 off the SHRM Recertification fee for all applications submitted on or before 31 December. Don’t delay! Take advantage of this time-sensitive $15 off promotion and recertify your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. Please use code 15OFFCSC when prompted on the payment page of the Recertification Application. Here are a few things to help you along the way:

  1. Your 3-year recertification period ends on the last day of your birth month.
    • Don’t let your credential lapse! Log into your Certification Portal to check your current professional development credit (PDC) status and submit your application when you have 60 PDCs. (If you submit early, your recertification cycle dates will not change, but you’ll have peace of mind.) Access your Certification Portal now >>

  2. Access Recertification Resources.

    • Find how-to videos for entering different PDC activities.
    • Connect directly with the recertification team on live chats and webcasts. Get all your recertification questions answered!


  3. Earn PDCs online right here, right now with free SHRM webcasts.
    • Access webcasts at Topics cover a wide range of HR issues, so you can find ones relevant to your current HR challenges.

  4. Document a work project that you’ve completed during your 3-year recertification cycle.
    • Earn up to 20 PDCs by quickly summarizing a work project that you’ve completed that spanned more than 50 hours of work time over at least 3 months. Watch a brief 4 minute video that provides step-by-step instruction on entering an Advance Your Organization activity into your SHRM Recertification Application.

  5. Take the free SHRM Competency Self-Assessment.
    • This exclusive SHRM member resource helps you identify areas of strength and opportunities for development based on the SHRM Competency Model. After completing it, your results will inform your professional development plan and you will be one PDC closer to 60.

As a reminder, all need-to-know information about SHRM recertification can be found in the SHRM Recertification Handbook. We recognize your commitment to staying ahead in your career and wish you the best of luck on your recertification journey!

As we come to a close on 2018, I encourage you to take time and thank those around you who have had an impact on your life this year. I would like to personally thank our chapter members, sponsors, speakers and guests for making 2018 such a successful year.



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Upcoming Events

November 14: IndySHRM North - Why Connection is Important, Using Coaching Skills to Enhance the Outcome 

November 15: IndySHRM Central - Digital Recruitment Strategies in a Competitive Landscape

December 11:
IndySHRM Holiday Party

More information is available here

Updates & Blogs


We are excited to announce our website has a new look and is now powered by a new membership software! We moved from Cvent to YourMembership or YM for short.

There is a new website, e-commerce, event calendar and reporting capabilities which is great for the chapter!

If you're a previous IndySHRM member you've already been sent your log in information. Or you can submit a password reset request by using the email that you've previously used for IndySHRM. Upon logging in you will be prompted to create a new profile and update your information. Then get ready to connect, engage and learn more easily within a member-centric collaboration tool. We are excited about the future we will be able to provide with this new software and will start to introduce new opportunities to connect IndySHRM members to personalized content and online communities based on your interests.

INSPIRE Leadership Conference

Don’t miss the INSPIRE annual leadership conference--bringing together real stories from real leaders on the frontlines.

Discover new pathways, gain perspective and forge your own leadership journeys.

Join a wide variety of industries to talk about what we all have in common—our people, and how we develop them.

Gather together with 200+ CEO, CFO, HR Director attendees to lean into the future of work with renewed vigor: February 20, 2019 at the Alexander Hotel.

More info here

SHRM Renewal Discount

Is your SHRM National membership up for renewal? We want as many members as possible to remain a part of SHRM’s powerful network of more than 300,000 human resources professionals that are paving the way for better workers and workplaces. Don't forget to renew your membership today so that you can receive the final and most significant renewal discount of the year. We are offering $25 off membership renewal through December 31, 2018.

Use code CHAPTER25 to receive the discount.

Let’s move together forward.

Volunteer Opportunities and Thanks

We’d like to give a big thank you to our members who continue to volunteer with the Marian University student chapter by reviewing resumes and performing mock interviews. Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities at the University of Indianapolis.

We are currently working on the annual Student Conference. We are exploring a few changes for 2019 including a new date (historically held in February) as well as a collaboration with HR Indiana. We look forward to hosting great speakers and activities. Stay tuned for further details.

Track your recertification credits with the SHRM Certification App

With the certification app, available for iOS and Android devices, SHRM credential holders can search and filter recertification activities by competency, date or location; keep track of them; and enter the appropriate PDCs! The app automatically uploads the PDCs you’ve obtained from National SHRM conferences, SHRM eLearning, and SHRM seminars etc. into your profile. The app will also notify you when you are ready to apply for SHRM Recertification!

The email address in your SHRM Recertification Portal must match the email address in your National SHRM Membership account for it to link up.

Put SHRM "Out Front"

Just a reminder, if you are SHRM Certified... Put SHRM “out front” in your email signature (or on resumes or LI Profiles, etc.)

Example: Jane Smith, SHRM-CP, PHR (listing the SHRM Certification after your name and before others).

Monthly SHRM Recertification Live Chats

If you are a SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holder, join SHRM to ask the SHRM Recertification Counselors any questions you have about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification - regardless of where you are in your recertification cycle. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make the most of the resources available to you and to clear up any areas of confusion. SHRM’s Recertification Counselors are here to help.

Live chats will happen the second Wednesday of most months at 2:00 pm ET (for 30 minutes)... Upcoming dates: December 14. NOTE: This is an online Q&A chat. Any questions you have can be submitted into a text box (there will not be audio). Also, after you register, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the online chat room.

Register for the live chat here

7 Secrets in 27 Minutes to Crush Your 2019 Goals - Matt Nettleton, Sandler Training, DTB

Are you ready to crush your 2019 sales goals? If not, join us to discover 7 Secrets that can deliver long-term sustainable success.

This session is for CEOs, Presidents, Business Owners, Sales VPs/Directors and Sales Professionals who are:

  • Disappointed about promised deals that your sales people fail to close
  • Looking for ways to shorten the sales cycle or accelerate revenue velocity
  • Tired of pouring costly, scarce company resources into selling cycles that go nowhere
  • Frustrated to find all your expertise used to refine your competition's winning proposals
  • Paying for lead generation programs with low conversion to revenue
  • Losing confidence in the sales forecasts that your team is giving you

Join us for this session and walk away with 7 Secrets that will set the stage to Crush Your Goals in 2019.

Dec 18, 2018 1:00-1:27 PM

Register here

Upgrade Your Sales Team, Accelerate Your Success

Leading a company can be both rewarding and challenging. Your people should be helping you and the company towards its goals, yet it doesn't always seem as if they are. Sometimes they might not understand what is expected of them, or other times they might not have the skills to implement the plans.

Are you confident that your current team and management structure can help you achieve your vision and goals in your time frame?

Join us for this fast paced and thought-provoking session and learn how to upgrade your sales team and accelerate the success of your business.

Jan 15, 2019 1:00-1:30 PM

Register here