HR Indiana 2017
HR Indiana 2017
HR Indiana 2017

Linda DausendLinda Dausend
Indiana State Council Director

Hello and welcome to the Indiana State Council of SHRM! As the State Director, I am proud to be a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and to join over 5,500 other SHRM members in our state. Our Society is strong, with over 280,000 members worldwide, and our members in the state of Indiana benefit from all the resources that SHRM provides to human resource professionals.

As a state council, we are committed to providing diverse resources, innovative leadership, and development opportunities, not only for our SHRM members, but for all human resource practitioners throughout our state. We know that people are the lifeblood of any organization, and typically their number asset, so we are focused on advancing the human resource profession to help our businesses and communities to grow through a focus on people strategy.

We meet this mission through a variety of initiatives, led by a state council of over 30 volunteers, including the presidents of 15 local chapters that are geographically located throughout the state to serve HR professionals within their communities. Through our state council volunteer leaders, we work to advance our mission in many ways, and here are just a few:

Annual State Conference

Indiana SHRM

Our #1 connection point, resource, and developmental opportunity is our annual state HR conference, HR Indiana. Over 1,500 attendees gather each year in Indianapolis to learn more about the profession, to connect to others, to get energized, to advance their skills. Our state conference is the third largest in the United States and, as such, has plenty of resources, outstanding key note speakers, and most certainly lots of fun. If you connect in only one way with our organization, connect at our state conference. You will be a fan and I’m certain we’ll see you back year after year.

Local Chapters

As mentioned, we have 15 chapters throughout the state, with their own chapter boards, initiatives, meetings, and educational opportunities for their members. Why join a local chapter? Well, there is really no better way to connect with other HR professionals within your community, HR practitioners that are often challenged by the same situations as you are, and you have a local resource to call on as needed. In addition, most chapters offer educational sessions through monthly meetings, with outstanding experts in the HR field. You can find out more about your local chapters here.

Certified Professionals

SHRM Certified Professional

We’re proud that our SHRM certifications meet the highest standards with accreditation by the Buros Center for Testing. With over 600 certified professions in our chapters, SHRM offers rigorous certifications that demonstrate to the global business community our strength in competency and knowledge—two aspects of HR practice that are required for effective job performance. Our state council and chapters provide the support needed to help HR professionals not only attain certification but also maintain that certification through diverse educational opportunities.

We have several other initiatives we are focusing on, including developmental, educational, and connection opportunities for students interested in the profession. We are also one of the top supporters in the country of the SHRM Foundation, which helps deliver scholarships to deserving HR professionals and students and provide HR solutions for the workplace for all. We also work with several partner organizations throughout the state, such as the Indiana Business Leadership Network, which focuses on improving business performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.

Everything we do is to advance the HR profession. Continue to look through our site, see our accomplishments, connect with our volunteer leaders, and learn more how HR has an impact on our businesses and communities throughout the state of Indiana.

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Recent News

  • HR Indiana Announces Huge Keynote Speaker: Peyton Manning.

    We’re thrilled to announce 5-time NFL MVP and Two-Time Super Bowl Winner, Peyton Manning, as our Tuesday morning keynote speaker! He’ll be doing a Q&A session as part of his presentation. Tweet your question ideas to @IN_SHRM with hashtag #INSHRM. Register for the conference at

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  • Announcing the Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes 2017 Scholarships for HR Professionals

    There are two scholarships available, the Certification Scholarship and the Conference Scholarship. Certification Scholarship (deadline 5/1/17) This award is to support the pursuit of a professional certification. Award can be used to purchase certification preparation tools and/or exam fees for SHRM Certification. Awarded annually in August each year at the HR Indiana Conference and can… Read more »

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  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies Named

    They come from throughout the state and across 25 industries. They are the 100 honorees on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. In today’s announcement, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce said that nearly half (49) of the winners are from the small employer category and almost a third (32) are first-time honorees… Read more »

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Our Sponsors

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes
  • SHRM Sponsor

2017 Conference

HR 2017 Indiana - Annual ConferenceSustainability, Transparency & High Performance

This conference is all about you. Your personal success and your organization’s success are linked, and your ability to stay one step ahead of concerns and issues is key. You must constantly manage your professional growth, reinforce your knowledge and gather wisdom on all of the HR competencies. After all, your organization depends on your understanding of all aspects of your profession and how you can help your organization develop a high performing culture.

August 28-30, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel and Indiana Convention Center

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About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

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