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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. Click on the name of a committee to find more information. To volunteer with an IndySHRM committee, please select the link below.
You can volunteer for an IndySHRM committee by emailing the committee chairperson.
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 2018, The SHRM Certification study group is a structured 10 or 11-week study group that meets one night a week for 2.5 hours to help those preparing to take SHRM's Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam. Once someone becomes SHRM Certified (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP), re-certification 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)).
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Alona Bahler at email@example.com
College & Community Relations Committee
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
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Maggie Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing communications thru the use of the IndSHRM website, membership platform, social media, newsletters, and press releases. Creating promotional materials to create awareness about IndySHRM's mission, learning, and volunteer opportunities. Promote and develop plans to positively increase public awareness of IndySHRM. Partner with chapter associate management company to execute effective program promotion as well as consistent, quality communication.
Meeting Frequency: Virtual webinar based meetings and Slack channel communication. Volunteers will be assigned certain areas of responsibility to maintain ownership at an individual level.
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Melissa Harding at email@example.com.
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
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Erin Brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: As needed
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Suzanne Newcomb at email@example.com.
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:
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Gerald Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Responsibilities: Coordinate all professional development and networking activities including seminars, webinars, social events and more. Provide a variety of HR related program offerings for HR professionals in the Indianapolis area.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly (virtually/phone)
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Jordan Kinsler at email@example.com.
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
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Jon Rosser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Bill Dykstra at email@example.com .
Key Responsibilities: The Workforce Readiness Committee's core focus is ensuring talent is prepared for today's job market - through building and enhancing employability and workplace skills to meet employer demands. This committee serves as advocates for participation in workforce readiness initiatives and activities, and is responsible for building awareness and encouraging volunteerism in an effort to help strengthen the workforce. This committee provides:
Meeting Frequency: Monthly or as needed. Opportunities to volunteer in the community for above activities ongoing.
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Jesamyn Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org.