Wichita SHRM

Hello Wichita SHRM.

We have arrived at the fourth quarter of the 2014 year and we still have several informative and fun events scheduled for the balance of the year.  We have two programs in October – our regularly scheduled lunch program on October 15th plus a special afternoon session on October 24th.  In November we have the legislative update scheduled for November 19th.  Finally, we have our annual Holiday Social in December.  Just click on the calendar of events to see all the details.   

If you are not yet a member you should know that our monthly luncheon meetings offer the opportunity to meet with peers, exchange ideas, and discuss common problems. We welcome anyone with a need for more information or an interest in the field of human resources.

Wichita SHRM is the best place to meet seasoned and emerging HR leaders, find educational opportunities, share best practices with fellow practitioners and engage in impactful and value added volunteer opportunities.  Our 2014 programs are timely, valuable and relevant to the HR professional and each one provides the opportunity to earn general or business HRCI credits.    

Whether you are a current SHRM member or a soon-to-be SHRM member I encourage you to get involved.  Our chapter is known in throughout the state as active, innovative and engaged.  We have several committees that would welcome you as a new member. Consider joining the Diversity, Membership, Marketing or Workforce Readiness committees today.  

Should you have questions about our website, or the Chapter, or committee opportunities, please feel free to contact me or refer to our list of board members and reach out to the director overseeing the area you have a question about.  

Hope to see you soon!

Teresa Bengtson


Wichita SHRM


The DOL and IRS have identified employer misclassification of independent contractors as a top enforcement priority. Business that misclassify workers are exposed to penalties and liability for back taxes, overtime pay, workers compensation and even retirement benefits.
10/15/2014 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join the Wichita SHRM Diversity Committee as we watch a film, The Dockum Sit-in: A Legacy of Courage, and discuss the impact of discrimination in the workplace and community and how this piece of legislation affects us in our workplaces today.
10/21/2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Profitable growth is a primary goal of business leaders, and innovation is the only sustainable way to drive profitable growth. Organizations that excel in innovation effectively manage their technical talent, those individuals who have deep expertise and are major contributors to innovation and competitive advantage.
10/24/2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Understand how Kansas employment law has been impacted by legislation passed by the 2014 Kansas Legislature: Discuss overall legislative history behind any changes made: Review legislation which failed to pass and explain the reasons: and Provide an overall outlook to the 2014 elections and denote candidates which promote a strong HR and Business community in Kansas.
11/19/2014 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
President: Makala NavarroPresident-Elect: Dan HamelVP Programs: Amber NeisesVP Membership: Jena LysenVP Marketing: Melanie StoeckleinVP Communications: Kevin SteckleyTreasurer: Amanda RoparSecretary: Angela MolinaDirector-Certification: Anne WarrenDirector-Membership: Sean HudspethDirector-Technology: David CoxDirector-Finance: Laura FischerDirector-Legislative: Mindy McPheetersDirector-Diversity: Carrie WiegandDirector-Workforce Readiness: Christy HarmonDirector-Foundation: Mandy FouseDirector-
Diversity Film Discussion: Discrimination in the Workplace We’ve come a long way since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law 50 years ago, but we still have room to improve and make progress in our workplaces. Join the Wichita SHRM Diversity Committee as we watch a film, The Dockum Sit-in: A Legacy of Courage, and discuss the impact of discrimination in the workplace and community and how this piece of legislation affects us in our workplaces today. Refreshments will be p
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