Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Director

Position Description and Duties

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Workflex Director is responsible for assisting members and chapters in valuing diversity in SHRM, our member companies and in the workplace in general.

State Director


  1. Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
  2. Educate members to increase awareness of diversity issues and provide resources, including best practices information, to help them manage diversity in their own workplaces.
  3. Participate in outreach activities to increase diversity among the SHRM membership and volunteer leadership.
  4. Develop and coordinate recognition for diversity-related activities at the State level and the chapter level, including the coordination of the Chapter Diversity Award and the state level Diversity Award.
  5. Assist local chapters with their diversity efforts and activities, such as diversity-related programming.
  6. Participate in Core Leadership Area (CLA) events, including the SHRM National Leadership Conference, the National SHRM Diversity Conference, and state-level conferences, to obtain and share news and ideas.
  7. Utilize National SHRM resources as needed.
  8. Encourage Council members to participate in or view volunteer leader diversity-related webcasts
  9. Serve as the contact for the Council's When Work Works Community Partnership and maintain the relationship, including promoting the award and coordinating the awards event.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.
  • SHRM membership in good standing required.
  • SHRM and HRCI certification preferred.
Serves a one-year term beginning with the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed for two additional terms for a total service of three years.

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Choua Yang

Choua Yang, SHRM-CP, PHR
WI State Council Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Director
Term Began: 1/1/14



Choua Yang is currently a Training and Development Specialist with PAi in De Pere, WI, a 401k plan administrator.  Most recently, she was in an HR Business Partner role for KI and provided performance management, employee relations and recruiting services to her internal clients, as well as serving as the Affirmative Action Coordinator.  Prior to that, Choua was with the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and served on the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity committee.  Choua has also been quite active in the local SHRM Green Bay Area chapter, which began when she joined the Diversity committee as a member in 2008. In 2010, she added on Certification volunteer duties by taking on a Co-chair role.  In 2011, Choua then assumed the Diversity committee Chair position and served in both roles through the end of 2013.

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