June 2014 - MVHRA Connections
June 2014 Newsletter
Presidential Ponderings Volume 3, Edition 6
You spoke...we listened
Kelly O’Connor, PHR, GBA
In March we asked that you participate in our annual survey to help us better understand how we can meet your needs. We received feedback from over 60 members and wanted to let you know what we’re doing with your responses.
In addition to all of the feedback above, we’re also working hard at leveraging our social media channels more – thanks to our awesome board member, David Castel. Plus, we’re already working through your list of topic suggestions and speakers to begin planning for our 2015 programs.
We sincerely thank you for taking the time to complete the annual survey. Your feedback is always wanted – not just once a year through our survey. If you have suggestions, concerns, or if you just want to tell us about your MVHRA experience, please feel free to reach out to any of the board members. We love hearing from you!
If you are an MVHRA member but you rarely have the opportunity to attend an MVHRA meeting, please take a brief moment to let a board member know why. We are anxious to learn more about why you are unable to attend. We like meeting and getting to know all the HR professionals in our community and we’d love to get to
Youthworks was our Professional Development Workshop sponsor for May.
Please click HERE for more information!
The new SHRM competency-based certification and what it means for HRCI and you
On Monday, May 12th, the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) approved a plan to create a competency-based certification program for human resource professionals.
The new SHRM certification will be based on the SHRM HR Competency Model, which consists of nine primary competency domains defined with behavioral proficiency standards across four professional levels -- entry, middle, senior and executive.
According to SHRM, the new certification will focus on teaching and testing practical, real-life information that HR professionals need to excel in their careers. "The differentiator for HR professionals will not be what you know, but what you can do with what you know," said SHRM Board Chair Bette Francis.
SHRM plans to offer the first exam for the new competency-based certification in mid-2015. SHRM will release additional details over the coming months and will continue to support the PHR and SPHR certifications programs through the December 2014 - January 2015 test window. Other exams will be supported through their last test window in 2014.
On Tuesday, May 13th, HRCI responded by releasing a statement emphasizing the following key points:
The bottom line is that a great deal remains to be seen with respect to how things will play out. My hope and expectation is that both SHRM and HRCI will continue to advance the HR profession in meaningful ways. In the coming months, MVHRA will proactively communicate information to members about the new SHRM certification and the HRCI certifications as it is released.
SHRM Certification Overview: https://www.shrm.org/Certification/SHRMCertification
by Brandon Bernzott, Right Management
Are you going to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando? Join us for the North Central SHRM Regional Council networking event at Disney/Epcot Center on Monday, June 23 from 7:00-9:15 p.m.
Busses will pick you up at the Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. and drop you “backstage" at Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. You will have time to network and meet people from the 10 state North Central SHRM region and enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar at Italy Isola Park, on the promenade encircling the World Showcase Lagoon. Then you will have a front row view of the "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" light show. Afterwards, a bus will whisk you back to the Convention Center and select hotels. It’s going to be spectacular!
Family and friends can attend with you, but be aware that alcohol will be served so use your best judgment on bringing children. The cost is only $25 per person, with the balance of the expense being covered by the North Central SHRM Region State Councils and sponsors. The North Central SHRM region is made up of Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Click this link http://ohioshrm.mightevent.com/events/event-Details.cfm?eventKey=321 to register. You'll need a credit card, cell phone number and the name of the hotel you'll be staying in during the conference.
Space is limited and reserved on a first come first served basis. This event is only open to North Central SHRM conference attendees and their guests at this time.
Registration deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014 or until sold out. No refunds but you can transfer your registration to another person if you cannot attend.
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact me at the number below.
Welcome New MVHRA Members!
Scholarship Awards for SHRM Professional Members from the SHRM Foundation
SHRM Foundation Scholarships for HR Professionals- deadline: July 15, 2014
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR - deadline: August 18, 2014
Awards for SHRM Student Members and Advisors
SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Program
Applications are available August 1- November 1, 2014.
SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards
Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award
Please visit http://www.shrm.org/about/foundation/scholarships/pages/default.aspx for additional information.