January 2013 State Director Message
Happy 2013! I am humbled, honored, and very excited to start my new role as your State Director! Kellie Dunn-Poggemann has been, and will continue to be, a wonderful coach and mentor for me. And I thank her for all of her help and guidance. We also have a strong and experienced state council board. I am grateful to each of them, and looking forward to a busy and fun-filled year. View More
As we plan for our state council strategic planning session in April, three key themes are emerging. First, we are focused on providing value to our chapters and our members. The HR profession is more important than ever to our organizations in these changing times, and we want to help you to be the best that you can be for your organizations and your communities. We want to be your partner in being a “Thought Leader” for Human Resources. Second, we want to focus on more benchmarking and collaborations on best practices both with other state councils and with our chapter leaders. Strong HR practices are happening everywhere, and we want to enhance those sharings and learnings. And third, we want to enhance our succession planning and volunteer development opportunities within our state council and local chapters. Volunteering to serve on a chapter board, committee role, or state council is an extremely rewarding experience, and is a great way for any HR professional to build your leadership experience and enhance your career development. Look for more updates on these themes in the coming months.
We have some upcoming events that are great skill building opportunities for all of us! We hope that you can make it to one of our two Legislative conference coming up in March and April. Details are further below, and on our website. Our SHRM student conference and HR games are also coming up in March, and we would love for you to volunteer to help.
We are YOUR state council, and we are here to serve you! I encourage you to give me a call or drop me an e-mail on any idea or suggestion you may have. My contact information is on our wishrm.org website. Take a look at our ever evolving website for much more information, links, contacts, etc. I’d love to hear from you!
Miles Kimball Company