October_ 2009 - SHRM Online - Society for Human Resource Management by sofiaie


									                                October 2009 Update for the North Central Region

 North Central
                       Dear North Central Volunteer Leaders,
                       Gearing Up for Your 2010 Volunteer Role
                       If you are a chapter/state council leader for 2010, it’s not too early to begin preparing for
                       your role for next year. And there are a wide variety of resources available:

                       Leadership Conference
                       We hope you plan to attend the SHRM Leadership Conference next month, Nov. 19-21
                       in Arlington, Va.

Martha T. Ramirez,     We are excited to offer you a new format this year with enhanced conference tracks for
       PHR             state council directors and chapter presidents by chapter size. Chapter management
 Director, Western     professionals, state CLA directors and state district directors will have some volunteer
      Region           role-specific sessions and will join one of the other tracks for the remainder of the
   703-535-6290        conference. These enhancements will enable you to learn with and from your peers in
                       similar volunteer roles and tailor your learning as you prepare for the coming year.

                       Please visit http://www.shrm.org/conferences/leadership for additional information on
                       eligibility, registration, housing, etc.

                       Leadership Conference Brochure:
  Laurie McIntosh,
SPHR, Field Services
      Director         And, if you haven’t met your North Central Regional team, Laurie, Kristine and Martha
lmcintosh@shrm.org     will be there as well. If you see us in a session or walking down the hall, please stop us
   703-535-6408        and introduce yourself. We love to put a name to a face.

                       Other Reminders:
                       Although you may not have picked your new board members yet, you can brainstorm
                       what initiatives you want to work on for the coming year and schedule a planning
                       meeting for early 2010. The new SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) for
                       Chapters and State Councils will be useful. This program replaces the Chapter
                       Achievement Plan and State Council Achievement Plan for 2010 and reporting will be
                       due on January 31, 2011. Planning Workbooks are available at:
 Kristine Hofmann      http://www.shrm.org/Communities/VolunteerResources/Pages/default.aspx. Additional
     Regional          resources are also available at the Volunteer Leaders’ Resource Center at this same link.
   703-535-6082        The 2010 Chapter Leader Information Form (CLIF) is due by December 1, 2009.

                         If you have questions, please feel free to contact your regional team member. Martha
2009 North Central       Ramirez – IN, IL, MI, OH; Laurie McIntosh – NE, IA, ND, SD, WI, MN; and Kristine
   State Council         Hofmann can assist with any state in the North Central region.

South Dakota SHRM
    State Council
   Julie Benedict
                                           Laurie McIntosh, SPHR – Field Services Director
Illinois State Council                                IA, MN, WI, ND, SD, NE
John Jorgensen, SPHR
                          Partner with Your Chamber of Commerce – Increase Awareness & Membership

Indiana SHRM State       Is your chapter a member of the local chamber of commerce? If not, consider this as a
       Council           great resource for creating awareness of the HR profession and increasing membership
 Betty Lonis, SPHR       within your chapter. Every chapter offers different opportunities, but you could attend
betty.lonis@salliema     after-hours events and other networking opportunities, offer to facilitate a presentation
                         on the benefits of membership, or have an exhibit table during a business fair.
 Ohio SHRM State
  Council Director       The chamber provides mailings in which you could include an article or flyer about an
Joan Berry Kalamas,      upcoming chapter event. When businesses join the chamber, contact them to ask who
      SPHR               their HR person is and reach out to them about membership. Perhaps you can post
  (614) 395-8426
                         information on their web site.
 SHRM Nebraska
   State Council         With a little bit of time and effort, you can make some great contacts with business
Michele Spadt, PHR       owners, CEO’s and other business professionals. Not only will this help your chapter,
   Michele@L-            but it is a great way for you to build personal alliances that may assist you in the future.

North Dakota SHRM        Have you had success working with your local chamber? I’d love to hear about what
   State Council         you did and how it increased membership and awareness of the profession. Please e-
Lynn Burgard, PHR        mail me at laurie.mcintosh@shrm.org to share your stories.

  Iowa SHRM State
                              Fundamentals of Chapter Operations – Now
Lisa Charnitz, SPHR
         om              We are pleased to announce that the Fundamentals of Chapter Operations manual is
                         now available at the VLRC and available for download. It is available in “Resources for
   Minnesota State       Chapters” in the Administration/President/President-elect/Secretary area or at this direct
  Council Director       link:
 Debra Stachowski,       http://www.shrm.org/Communities/VolunteerResources/ResourcesforChapters/Docume
dstachowski@stuartc      nts/Fundamentals_of_Chapter_Operations_20090901.pdf.

                      The North Central Regional Team congratulates the following chapters that are currently
Michigan Council of
                      achieving either the Star or Super Star status as of the end of August 2009. Keep up the
Anne DeWys, SPHR      good work!

  WI SHRM State
                                Membership Star & Super Star
  Council Director
Kristine Hackbarth-                      Chapters
    Horn, SPHR
                                       Star:                                Super Star:
horn_gw@gwicc.org        (Increased SHRM membership 6-9%)          (Increased SHRM membership over
2009 North Central        Southwestern Iowa Chapter SHRM                Cyclone Chapter SHRM
      MAC                 Northwest Indiana Chapter SHRM                 Southeast Iowa Chapter
  Representative                 Traverse Area HRA                            Gateway HRA
                                NE Michigan HR Assn                         Iowa Senior HRA
   Toni Knechtges,
                                 Mid-Michigan HRA                         Wabash Valley HRA
toni.knechtges@emic           Livingston Area HR Assn.                       Eastern IN HRA
        h.edu              Southern Minnesota Area HRA                 South Central Indiana HRA
                                   Northland HRA                      HR Prof. Development Assn.
                                 Lake Country HRA                          Blue River SHRM
                              West Central MN SHRM                     HRA of Greater Oak Brook
                                HRA of the Midlands                      Heart of IL HR Council
                                Southwest Area HRA                           Stateline SHRM
                                Portage County HRA                        Decatur Area SHRM
                               Chippewa Valley SHRM                       Illinois Valley HRA
                                                                         Grundy Will HR Assn.
                                                                        HRMA of Mid Michigan
                                                                        HR Group of Western MI
                                                                           Genesee Area HRA
                                                                           Cadillac Area HRA
                                                                             Southwest HRA
                                                                             Arrowhead HRA
                                                                    Human Resource Professionals of
                                                                          Agassiz Valley HRA
                                                                       Northcentral Ohio HR Assn
                                                                         Lancaster Area SHRM
                                                                     Greater Lorain County Chapter
                                                                     Southeast South Dakota SHRM
                                                                      Sauk County Personnel Assn.
                                                                         SHRM - Dodge County

                Online Volunteer Leaders’ Resource Center (VLRC)
                              Officer Orientation Manual
                  SHRM Guide to Chapter Financial Management
                            2009 CAP Planning Workbook
                            Leadership Archived Webcasts
                               SHRM Speakers’ Bureau
                         Chapter Financial Support Program
                            New Affiliate of SHRM Logo
                            Graphics Standards Manual


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