A message from your WI SHRM State Director, Margie Harvey, SPHR
Hello Wisconsin HR Professionals!
A quick look back to the first half of 2014 showed many Wisconsin SHRM successes! We had awesome dedicated onboarding of several talented chapter and council leaders throughout the state. Several state-wide learning opportunities were held, including Eau Claire and Milwaukee chapters hosting two successful and informative spring legislative conferences, our annual “Student Games” competition in Madison, and for the first
time ever, Wisconsin hosted our 10 state north central region’s Regional Student Conference and Case Competition in Milwaukee! Many dedicated HR folks were helping to lead and volunteer at these events, making them a successful learning and networking experience for the participants. Thank you volunteers!!
As a result of some great council committee leaders and members, we’ve also continued to make good progress on our four 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 the second half of 2014 sees more HR opportunities for learning and networking. Our SHRM chapter and council volunteer leaders “Leadership Conference” will be held on August 7-8. And our upcoming annual SHRM state conference will be held in Madison at Monona Terrace on October 15-17. The state conference committee has been hard at work all year, and has an amazing line-up of speakers, networking, exhibitors, and fun planned for you! If you haven’t yet signed up, I encourage you to do so at http://www.wishrm.org/2014-State-Conference
to receive a discounted rate by July 31st.
Lastly, we have six volunteer state council leadership positions available next year, and recruiting is just starting. Being on the state council has several great benefits, including conference attendance throughout the year, great learning, leadership development, and networking both within and outside of our state. These networks end up being life-long friends! And it’s a great way to give back and invest in our future HR workforce! Open council positions for 2015 are: Workforce Readiness, Communications Coordinator, College Relations Director Elect, District Director Northwest, District Director Southeast, and Treasurer Elect. See more details on all of these volunteer council positions on our http://www.wishrm.org/index.php?module=cms&page=154
website. All of our 19 chapters throughout the state will also be looking for additional volunteer leaders as well. Come join us! It’s a very rewarding and career enhancing experience!
Margie Harvey, SPHR
WI SHRM State Council Director
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