Wichita SHRM
 Message from our Chapter President

Dear Members & Prospective Members,

Welcome (or Welcome Back!) to the Wichita Chapter of SHRM! We exist to serve our members, and to do the best job we can to deliver on our value proposition by offering great professional development, education, networking, and community involvement to those involved in the human resources profession in the Wichita metro area.

Please join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Abode Venue for our regular luncheon programs. And keep an eye out for more about the Holiday Social in December!

2015 has proven a challenging year as we tackle subjects of significant importance to our members. These include, but are not limited to:

We hope that you find our member benefits to be a value. We are pleased to be a preferred provider of both HRCI recertification credits and SHRM recertification credits, at bargain program costs. The opportunity to network with other HR professionals and business leaders in the Wichita metro area who share an interest in advancing the profession is stellar. And connecting with our sponsors, who provide products and services to aide in the advancement of our profession, is another great benefit!

In closing, we thank you for taking the time to learn about and participate in our chapter. I’m honored to be the President of one of the oldest and most prestigious chapters in the nation! I look forward to your comments and suggestions, and welcome you to share them at president@wichitashrm.org.


Makala Navarro, PHR, SHRM-CP

Chapter President 2015

Wichita SHRM Chapter

Fight hunger in Kansas - play Holiday Games!
12/10/2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn strategies for complying with federal contractor requirements under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, particularly as related to outreach, recruitment and placement of qualified individuals with disabilities.
1/13/2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jeremy Hill, Director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University, will talk about the current economic conditions, the economic drivers for the Wichita and Kansas economy, and general expectations over the coming months. Topics to be included are labor demand, input costs, and expected employment recovery.
1/20/2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Prepare for your PHRSPHR Certification Exam and earn the HR Certification with distinctionWho Should Enroll?HR Professionals who plan to take HRCI PHRSPHR certification examHR Practitioners who desire increased knowledgeSmall business owners & managers
2/6/2016 11:00 AM to 4/30/2016 12:00 PM
A humorous look at something no one finds funnychange. Its not a four-letter word. Really. This energetic and fun-filled class takes a look at change, how we usually deal with it, and how we should deal with it. Participants will examine the change process and identify four different ways to manage it more effectively.
2/17/2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
More Information to follow
2/18/2016 4:00 AM to 11:00 AM
SHRM Essentials Course available in Wichita
3/5/2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SHRM Essentials Course available in Wichita
3/12/2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
HR professionals like you play a leading role in risk management for an organization. Having risk management tools and knowledge will help you provide a safe and secure working environment that enhances human capital and protects your organization from potential liability. Join HR Certification Institute™ (HRCI™) for the upcoming webinar, Risk Management: 5 Steps to Implementing Best Practices, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern time. Mark Hickman, a Chief Warrant Officer and HR e
Wichita SHRM Members & Guests, Enter to !!!WIN A $100 GIFT CARD!!! by completing the following Wichita SHRM 2016 Planning Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wichitashrmplanningsurvey The Wichita SHRM Board is prepping for the annual strategic planning meeting.  In order to ensure we understand the needs, preferences, and feedback of our members and guests, we need to hear from you! The survey takes an average of 10 minutes to complete.  Please provide your feedback by Thursday,
Please join the Wichita SHRM Boardas we celebrate the holidays while supporting the Kansas Food Bank with our first ever HOLIDAY GAMES!Thursday, December 10th, 20165:30pm to 7:30pmAbode Venue ~ 1330 E Douglas AvenuePlease RSVP at https://www.wichitashrm.org/CalendarofEvents/129809.aspxEnjoy some after work fun with delicious appetizers & cocktails while beating the competition at festive games!And there are door prizes!Bring yourself, your colleagues, and your friends!!!All Proceeds go to th
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