Payment will be made to affiliates in good standing in early 2018 based on the number of recertified members meeting the above criteria as of 12/31/17.
Note: Someone may submit their completed recertification application one year into their 3-year recertification period. If he/she completes their recertification cycle early, their end date will not change, and any unused or subsequent professional development activities completed within their current certification period cannot be carried over to the next.
• Initial certification period: May 2016 (took exam)–July 2019 (birth month)
• Recertified: December 2018
• Next 3-year recertification period: July 2019–July 2022
2017 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships
The SHRM Foundation will award 220 certification scholarships…deadlines are April 10 and October 10, 2017 and each scholarship is $750 for SHRM Certification exam and/or preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP).
SHRM Certification Preparation – Virtual Opportunities
SHRM is offering a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation program virtually this spring. You can learn more athttps://www.shrm.org/seminars/spring17 and look for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP options (prices…SHRM member: $1,095.00; non-member: $1,370.00)
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Applications for the May 1 – July 15, 2017 Testing Window
You can still apply for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam through April 14 at https://www.shrm.org/certification/apply/pages/applicationprocess.aspx
College Relations Update
Kathy Marra, SHRM-SCP
State Co-Directors of College Relations
The Second Annual Student Conference is in the works. Check out this “tickler” of the event!
SHRM Foundation Update
Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Foundation Director
I am very pleased to announce that the Indiana State Council of SHRM has been recognized as a SHRM Foundation Champion for 2016.
As reported on www.shrmfoundation.org, 2016 donations will be funding the following 2017 initiatives:
• 2 inclusive workplace initiatives (The Aging Workforce and Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans)
• 220 certification scholarships
• 43 academic scholarships
• 34 professional development scholarships
It is our goal as a state to have some of our chapters and our State Council to make the Top List of Fundraising State Councils for 2017. It is a fierce competition; the list only includes the top ten state councils and top twenty-five chapters.
However, we have so much passion and talent in Indiana, I know we can do it! We have an exciting fundraising campaign currently in the works, in addition to hosting a Silent Auction at HR Indiana 2017.
Things you can start doing immediately as a chapter is to engage your Board. Every chapter should have a goal of 100% participation from their Board in SHRM Foundation donations. The easiest way to donate is online at www.shrmfoundation.org/donation.
Please be sure to indicate your chapter number when you make your donation; you can also indicate the Indiana State Council, so both the Council and chapter receive your credit.
Workforce Readiness Update
Chuck Gillespie, MBA, CWBM
State Director of Workforce Readiness
What a great way to support our partners at Indiana University with support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Education-to-Employment (E2E) Convergence
Representatives of the higher education, business, nonprofit, government, and economic and workforce development sectors will benefit by attending the third annual Education-to-Employment (E2E) Convergence on Thursday, April 20 on the Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis campus.
E2E Convergence is a statewide forum focused on how Indiana can build a stronger workforce by developing and retaining college graduates. It brings together all those with a stake in the successful integration of college graduates into Indiana’s workforce to identify opportunities to promote career awareness and skills development.
Currently scheduled speakers include:
• Liz Dunlap, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, IU Health
• Jason Kloth, President and CEO, Ascend Indiana
• Jill Lehman, Vice President Administration and Chief People Officer, Ontario Systems
• Naomi Pescovitz, Anchor and Reporter, WTHR
A reservation form for the E2E Convergence is available here.
Statewide Workforce Readiness Initiative
We have our first request from Lisa Mungovan, NIHRA Workforce Readiness Leader. NIHRA is finalizing their Veterans 1st Hiring Event, scheduled for May 4th from 9 am – 2 pm. This year they are inviting residents from the general public from 12-2 in addition to Veterans and their employable family members. They are including service organizations for Veterans and their families.
Lastly they are reaching out to Veterans and active duty guardsmen who can’t attend due to other commitments or won’t attend because their employer is attending and we plan to confidentially get their resumes to their employer of choice to assist them with sourcing additional opportunities.
Lisa requests samples of materials that you may have provided to Veterans in your area. Last year they had 18 HR Professionals providing guidance to Veterans at the event and want to ensure these amazing people are giving materials that are relevant. We have reached out to our Workforce Readiness committee, but also ask for any other content you may have. Send directly to Lisa at email@example.com.
Finally – Please send me any additional requests you may have from your chapter. I will be connecting to statewide economic development organizations to set up discussions about how Indiana SHRM Workforce Readiness coalition can help them.
Business Leadership Network (BLN) Update
Dan Grundmann, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
The INBLN March 7, 2017 meeting hosted by the Indianapolis Chapter (IndyBLN) focused on “Connecting Employers with Job Candidates with Disabilities.” Angie Vandersteen and Jonie Fairbanks from Tangram led a dynamic presentation to members on the fast-growing Workforce Accelerator (that can be viewed at www.workforceaccelerator.com). This tool is a Job Matching database that enables employers to find applicants with disabilities who meet their needs and helps people with disabilities find employers seeking their skill sets.
The next Indianapolis Chapter meeting will be May 2, 2017 at Tangram (5155 Pennwood Drive, Indianapolis). All are welcome to attend in person or via conference call. If you would like to join us, contact Susan White at 317.332.8017 to RSVP, and receive call-in information if you are unable to attend the meeting in person.
The INBLN is excited to be partnering with a Masters class from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Master of Public Affairs Program. This class gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with a nonprofit agency and applying for grants to fund organization operations. Our participation with a group of students has already led to the discovery of several potential grant opportunities and the drafting of grant applications.
The INBLN recently altered its meeting schedule. While we still meet monthly, we will meet in-person at EY quarterly and via conference call in the remaining months. The next INBLN Board meeting is scheduled, by conference call, for Wednesday, April 5, at 2:30. Anyone interested in attending can contact Daniel Grundmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.