January 2014 State Director Message
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Happy New Year Everyone!
I’d like to start the new year by offering a very heartfelt “thank you” to all of our state council and chapter leader volunteers whose terms ended in 2013. SHRM volunteers are a very special group of people who “fit time” into their busy schedules to help lead and make a difference in our profession. Thank you!! I’d also like to offer a very warm welcome to our new council and chapter volunteers joining us this year. There is no doubt that lots of networking, learning, and FUN will be involved for all of us!
A quick look back to 2013 showed many SHRM successes, including a very successful state conference, legislative conferences, and WI SHRM leadership conference. As a result of some great council committee leaders, we’ve also made good progress on our three state council strategies, which are:
• Ensure Volunteer Sustainability
• Grow External Partners
• Establish External Branding
Each council member and chapter leader across our state has contributed their time and efforts to help bring the HR profession to a higher level. Thank you for your efforts and impact!!
Looking on to 2014 sees more HR opportunities for learning and networking. We have two state legislative conferences coming up: March 20 in Eau Claire, and April 24 in Milwaukee. Our annual “Student Games” competition is March 7-8 in Madison. For the first time ever, Wisconsin will be hosting our 10 state north central region’s Regional Student Conference and Case Competition April 25-26 in Milwaukee. We will need lots of HR professional volunteers for these two events. It’s a great networking opportunity, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to give back and invest in our future HR workforce! See more details on all of these conferences on our www.wishrm.org website. Come join us!
Margie Harvey, SPHR
State Council Director