Wichita SHRM

Chapter Newsletter: Q2

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

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

Chapter President 2015

Wichita SHRM Chapter 

The rapid aging of the worlds population will bring unprecedented and important changes in the global economic environment, thereby creating unique challenges and opportunities for businesses worldwide. These challenges and opportunities span multiple business areas including strategy, human resources and cross-cultural management, while operating simultaneously at the functional, corporate, and public policy levels nationally and internationally.
7/15/2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Demographic and technological transformations are the new workplace reality, forcing HR and organizations to reimagine how work gets done to ensure business competitiveness. Learn how you can drive business success by harnessing the power of workplace flexibility (“workflex”) to manage these workforce changes and support your organizational goals and strategy.
8/19/2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
SHRM Summer Mix & Mingle Silent Auction ~ Music & Food ~ Wine Pull ~ Professional Headshots
8/27/2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 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
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