• 2013 WISHRM Student Conference and HR Games Competition - Volunteer Opportunities
SHRMies of Wisconsin! Your assistance is requested for the 2013 Student Conference & HR Games hosted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on March 8 and 9, 2013 (there is a Council Meeting tied to the Student Conference). We are currently in need of volunteers and are reaching out to see if any of you would be interested in serving in a volunteer role. Here are the details:
*Friday, March 8 from 5:15p-9:00p (Training begins at 5:15p, Games begin at 6:15p) & Saturday, March 9 from 12p-2p – looking for volunteers to serve as Judge (SPHR Certified), Presenter, Timekeeper and Matrix Manager. Meals for volunteers are provided. Volunteers are also able to attend the speaker sessions on Saturday that begin at 8am. The job summaries for volunteers are listed below.
  • Judge (SPHR Certified): You control the room! It is your job to make sure all scores are correct. It is also your job to decide whether an answer provided by a team is correct or incorrect. If the answer the team gives is different from that on your answer sheet, use your discretion in ruling it correct or incorrect. Re-certification credits have been accepted for Judges at the HR Games.
  • Presenter: You keep the game moving! You are introducing all volunteers and providing rules/announcements to competing teams. When a team chooses a question, you are reading the question for them to answer. You are also determining which team buzzes in first and inviting the correct team to answer first.
  • Timekeeper: You are responsible for making sure the games take the appropriate amount of time. You are informing the presenter if neither team answers in a timely fashion. You are also calling the game when time is up.
  • Matrix Manager/Scorekeeper: You are the gamekeeper. You are working the game board and making sure scores are calculating correctly. You also report final scores to the senior judge at the end of each game.
We need at least 30 volunteers to make this event a complete success.
Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Callie Zipple, State Director of College Relations at callie.zipple@ki.com. Registration for this event will begin January 2013.
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Callie Zipple, PHR
Matt Nechodom, PHR
WI State Council College Relations Director
PH: 1-888-374-7121 ext. 38692

Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Interpersonal/Organizational Communication. Matt’s HR experience began in college while serving on the board for the local student SHRM chapter. He interned with the Outagamie County Human Resources department in Appleton, WI and continued his experience for 8 years as an HR Generalist and Recruitment Manager for Parts Now in Middleton, WI.  Matt is currently with American Family Insurance in Madison, WI as a Corporate Talent Acquisition Specialist.   Other than recruiting, Matt has experience with employee relations, training, staff development, facilitation, sourcing, etc. Matt is a member of the Greater Madison Area SHRM (GMASHRM) as well as a National SHRM Member. He earned his Professional of Human Resources certification in May, 2008 and has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin SHRM State conference.
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