January 2015 State Director Message
A message from your WI SHRM State Director, Katie Reid, SPHR
Happy New Year Everyone!
First, I’d like to extend a very sincere THANK YOU to all the WI SHRM State Council members that served in 2014. I’d especially like to recognize Margie Harvey, who has served as State Director (or “fearless leader”) for the past two years and did an amazing job. Every member of our council and state conference planning committee is an integral part of our success. We all share a passion for volunteering and advancing the HR profession. Sometimes, it is hard to juggle everything and still successfully manage our volunteer commitments. The state council and conference planning committee (along with chapter leaders throughout the state) deserve a big pat on the back for all their efforts!
As we begin 2015, I’m filled with optimism and excitement! This year will bring new opportunities for all of us to network, volunteer, lead, learn, and advance our profession. I hope you’ll take advantage of many of these opportunities including our first annual WI SHRM Day on the Hill and the WI SHRM Student Games, both in March, our state leadership conference in August, and our state conference in October. See more details on all of these conferences on our www.wishrm.org website. Come join us!
A quick look back to 2014 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 four state council strategies which are the following:
Ensure Volunteer Sustainability: This committee focused on enhancing job descriptions and volunteer transition materials along with succession planning and recognition.
Grow External Partners: This committee was able to make progress on forming strategic partnerships in our state along with legislators as part of our first Day on the Hill event in 2015.
Establish External Branding: This committee has a focus on publicizing the activities that add value to our profession and members throughout the state.
3 Year Budget Planning: We are working to ensure our financial sustainability for several years to come.
If you have comments, questions, suggestions, ideas or feedback for me, I’d love to hear from you! Thank you and Happy New Year!
Katie Reid, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
State Council Director