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July 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday, July 2, 2019  
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July 2019

President's Pen

By Jessica Stephenson, SHRM-CP

Greetings IndySHRM, welcome to summer! This month, I'd like to call your attention to a number of opportunities to think outside the box and push yourself to learn and develop in new ways.

Creating Better Workplaces

I recently attended the National SHRM Conference and was energized by the event's emphasis on how creating better workplaces creates a better world. The conference programming challenged attendees to build inclusive work environments in order to create better workplaces. SHRM wants us to rethink our definition of what the "wrong candidate" looks like.

SHRM CEO and president Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. asked us to "put our bias to the back and look at the people who are different." In particular, he mentioned individuals with criminal records, those with disabilities, returning veterans and older adults.

Apply for the IndySHRM Board of Directors by July 31st

We're seeking candidates for

VP of Membership
VP of Programs
Director of Sponsorship
Director of Communications
Director of Certification

To learn more about our open board positions click here.

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

Volunteer at the HR Indiana Conference, Aug. 12-14

If you're already planning on attending this year's HR Indiana Conference, from Aug. 12-14, then please consider volunteering for a session or two while you attend. It's a great networking opportunity, as well as chance to give back to the profession and your organization. In fact, IndySHRM earns a revenue share for every chapter member attending the conference who volunteers. Conference volunteers also have special VIP access to the volunteer lounge with snacks and refreshments, as well as a volunteer gift.

You may register for one or more volunteer sessions at this link.

NOTE: You must be registered to attend the conference in order to be qualified to volunteer.

Have a fantastic month!

Warm Regards,
Jessica Stephenson, SHRM-CP

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 10: IndySHRM North: The Power of Great Leadership

Thursday, July 18: IndySHRM Central: What's Agile Got to Do With Professional Development

Tuesday, July 23: IndySHRM Southwest: JoyPowered™ Teams

  More information is available here

Updates & Blogs

Welcome new IndySHRM Members!

Guadalupe Alvarez
Ashley Andert
Sarah Blessing
Loryn Blunt
Jessi Broadwater
Holli Caine
Shingai Chigwedere
John Compton
Nicole Dashner-Williams
Sherry Duncan
Britt Egler
Cindy Erickson
Becky Falvey
Jami French
Christanna Gabbard
Jon Gale
John Geter
Juanita Charnell Granger
Heather Grant
Audrey Hale
Alyce Hammond
Alexandra Hanson
Hailee Harmon
Nayeli Hernandez Pimentel
Roz Jester
Madalyn Kaiser
Brad Karch
Jennifer Kelly
Katie G Kothe
Kellee Link
Samantha Morris
Aruna Mourya
Chandra 'ck' Murray
Melany Nieset
Paige Northrup
Michelle Prester
Tara L Richie
Ben Riggins
Ryan Schiesser
Terri Schiuszi-Schultz
Monica M Sexton
Maelee Slagle
Dorie Sonley
Susan Stein
Sarah Stump
Lori Sullivan
Lois Templin
Candice Toepfer
Lindy Vaught
Kathleen Walker
Kendrea J. Williams

BUILD Series - Coming Fall 2019!

IndySHRM is pleased to announce that we'll be partnering with Butler University Executive Education once again this Fall to present the executive leadership development series, BUILD.

Earn up to 28 professional development credits for SHRM and HRCI certifications!

Taught by Butler University faculty and held on Butler’s beautiful campus, IndySHRM and Butler offer a high-quality, cutting-edge series of full-day courses to enhance your career and professional development.

Event Dates
  • Friday, September 6 - Catalytic Leadership
  • Friday, October 4 - Building a High-Performing Team
  • Friday, November 1 - Identifying and Communicating with Other Stakeholders
  • Friday, December 6 - Change Management
For more details, visit our BUILD page.

SHRM HR Resource Spotlight

SHRM has a new benefit available for SHRM members. It’s called HR Resource Spotlight and it gathers many SHRM resources related to a specific topic and makes them available in one easy, convenient location. You can click on the topic that interests you and be directed to a page dedicated to topic-specific resources.

Find SHRM's Resource Spotlight Here

Accelerate Your HR Career - SHRM’s Competency Self-Assessment

SHRM has launched new member-only career resources can help fast-track your HR career development with easy-to-use tools that assess your HR skills and competencies and guide you toward further training and development. There are three (3) easy steps that will get you on your way to becoming the best HR professional you can be! First, Competency Self-Assessment, then Development Activity Wizard, and finally, Competency Development Plan.

NOTE: If you are a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified member, you will receive one (1) PDC per year for each calendar year you complete the Competency Self-Assessment. Use it to evaluate how best to target your professional development efforts toward the 60 PDCs required to maintain your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential over your three (3) year recertification period.

Learn more about this new benefit here

Registration window is now open for the SHRM Certification Winter Testing Window Dec. 1, 2019 – Feb. 15, 2020

Not one of the 2,408 SHRM Certified (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) individuals in Indiana yet? SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam applications are being accepted May 13 through Oct. 18 (or applicants can pay a $75 late application fee for applications received between Oct. 19 – Nov. 9) for the Dec.1, 2019 – Feb.15, 2020 testing window.

View the Entire SHRM Certification Application Process

Check the SHRM Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements

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).

 Register for Live Chats Here

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.