Wichita SHRM
New Years Message from our Chapter President

Dear Members & Prospective Members,

Welcome 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 special programming – like the extended program with Margaret Morford in February! Excellent and timely programs are planned throughout the year and we will add additional programs as needed.

2015 will be 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

Chapter President 2015

Wichita SHRM Chapter 

Supporting breastfeeding employees is pivotal to a companys family-friendly platform, with proven financial benefits to businesses. Its also the law. The federal Nursing Mothers Break Time law has specific provisions regarding worksite breastfeeding support services.
6/26/2015 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Can your organization afford to lose your reservoir of talented, experienced older workers in the coming years?
8/19/2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Accomplishing the goals and objectives of any organization requires more than just smart employees who work hard. It requires savvy employees who know how to forge alliances and avoid animosities in order to be effective.
9/16/2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Accomplishing the goals and objectives of any organization requires more than just smart employees who work hard. It requires savvy employees who know how to forge alliances and avoid animosities in order to be effective.
9/16/2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presentation will include current legislative updates and proper tax reporting for Kansas Unemployment. Information will be given on how tax rates are calculated and the effect that unemployment claims, and changes in payroll,l can have on the yearly tax rate calculation
10/21/2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Current Legislation Update.
11/18/2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 KS SHRM Legislative UpdateThe 90th day of session came and went over the last weekend, and legislators returned Monday to a continued deadlock on a tax plan to fill the $400 million budget shortfall. Legislators made little progress this week on the two items they must pass before they can adjourn for session. The House and Senate adjourned earlier in the day on Thursday to begin a 4-day weekend.BudgetIn the little budget progress made, knowing legislators can’t find agreeme
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