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 

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