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SHRM Volunteer Update

    May 2, 2017
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    SHRM Volunteer Update - May Edition
    Welcome to the May edition of the SHRM Volunteer Update.  Here you will find important reminders, exciting announcements and upcoming events. We hope you find this information helpful. Please read to the bottom of this message for links to chapter and state council resources.

    Important Reminders 

    SHRM17 Volunteer Leader Rate – Still the Lowest Rate Available
    Still undecided about attending SHRM17 next month?  As a volunteer leader for SHRM, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the lowest rate available of $1,565, which is $120 less than the current registration rate. To receive the discounted rate for Volunteer Leaders, you must register online by June 16.  After that time, the rate will increase. Registration is quick and easy! Visit the Annual Conference website and register online#SHRM17

    A variety of resources including banner ads, email and newsletter text copy are still available to promote SHRM17.  We hope you plan to join us there! Check out all the resources here.  

    Email Blackout Period
    In accordance with SHRM’s policy, we will not be distributing any messages on behalf of chapters and state councils during the month of June.  A communication was sent to chapters and state councils on May 24th outlining the last day to submit your message. The link to your chapter or state council message submission form can be found here. If you have any questions please contact a member of your Regional Team

    In Case You Missed It 
    National Volunteer Week was April 23 - 29.  Check out the SHRMBlog to read stories highlighting volunteers and messages from Hank Jackson and Elissa O’Brien. Thanks to everyone for all you do for local community, the HR profession and SHRM.

    May SHRM Membership Tote Bag Promotion
    SHRM's membership special gives all first-time members joining through the online membership application a free SHRM tote bag and $15 savings by using promotion code 0118.  Here are some sample social media postings you can use and please edit as you see fit. You can also download the promotional flier here
    TWITTER: New SHRM member promotion: Join online in May to get a $15 discount and a tote bag!  Join at: with code 0118.
    FACEBOOK post: A great SHRM membership promotion for new members:  Join online to get a $15 discount AND a canvas tote bag!  Join at with promo code 0118.  Valid through 5/31.
    LINKEDIN: Back by popular demand, SHRM is offering the professional membership special with discounted dues and a SHRM tote bag gift for first-time members. By joining, you can utilize all of SHRM’s online sample job descriptions, policies and interview questions, legal and compliance resources and Ask an Advisor service. Now only $184 with our chapter promotion code 0118 until 5/31.
    Exciting News

    SHRM Case Competition and Career Summits Successfully Conclude
    Hundreds of HR students from across SHRM recently came together to attend one of the Society's three Case Competition and Career Summits in Houston TX (Central), Tigard OR (West) and Philadelphia PA (East.) Congratulations to all of our participants, and especially to our winning teams!
    CENTRAL - Division I: University of Memphis, Division II: Eastern Michigan University 
    EAST - Division I: Olivet Nazarene University, Division II: West Virginia University
    WEST - Division I: University of Central Oklahoma, Division II: University of Washington

    The success of these events is highly dependent on the help of scores of volunteers, both prior to and onsite at the events. A special thank you also goes out to our Host Affiliates and Event Sponsors:

    DC SHRM, HR Houston, Northwest HRMA, Oregon State Council, Pennsylvania State Council, Philly SHRM, Portland HRMA, Texas State McCoy Graduate School of Business, The SHRMStore, Villanova University Graduate Program in HR Development and the Washington State HR Council.
    News & Announcements
    Workforce Readiness Directors
    Encourage your Workforce Readiness Directors to join us for the May Workforce Readiness webinar to hear about opportunities for your chapter to connect with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG).  JAG is a 36-year old non-profit youth development program dedicated to helping at-risk young people graduate from high school and make successful transitions to postsecondary education and meaningful employment.  This organization has served over 1 million youth since its inception. Janelle Duray with national JAG will be our guest presenter.

    Mark Your Calendar
    Wednesday, 5/17 @ 9 a.m. ET – SHRM Workforce Readiness CLA Webinar

    SHRM Certification Updates
    Join us on May 24th at 4pm ET for the latest updates on SHRM Certification! We will hear from Dr. Alexander Alonso, SHRM’s Senior Vice President for Knowledge Development & Certification, about the most recent research and data that supports the growth in acceptance of the competency-based SHRM Certification. Hear why we are seeing a tremendous increase in applicants for the SHRM Certification exam.  You will want to share the latest information on our HR profession and our SHRM certification with your chapter members!

    Mark Your Calendar
    Wednesday, 5/24 @ 4 p.m. ET – SHRM Certification CLA Webinar

    See the complete CLA Calendar here.

    Final Report from SHRM Foundation/NAVSO Veterans Summit
    On February 1, 2017, the SHRM Foundation and NAVSO assembled nearly 60 thought leaders and stakeholders representing a diverse set of public and private perspectives relating to veteran employment with one goal in mind: improve veteran employee integration and engagement in the workforce. For more information read the Veteran Summit report.
    SHRM Foundation Veteran Summit Video
    What did the Veteran Summit accomplish? How will the SHRM Foundation impact the veteran community? Watch this short video describing the work of the summit and the work that is yet to come to empower HR professionals to hire, retain and engage military veteran employees.
    Chapter & State Council Resources

    Membership Marketing Tip: Extra Love for the Non-Engaged
    Want to boost up your retention rate?  Spend extra time reaching out to those that haven’t come to your events to make sure they are satisfied with the membership benefits or ask them what you could be doing better.  Sometimes just communicating that you miss them and want to make sure they are happy is enough to boost their impression of your chapter or organization and make them want to renew or share info about others that could be more engaged. 

    SHRM Affiliate Printing Portal
    The SHRM Affiliate Printing Portal is a one-stop shop for Chapter printing needs. The Portal makes it easy to produce SHRM-branded collateral materials to help market your Chapter events and membership. Watch for State Council templates coming by the end of 2017. If you have any questions, contact your Regional SHRM Team here

    Pinnacle Award Submission Process Now Open
    The 2017 Pinnacle Award submission information is now available on the VLRC. Please consider entering your chapter and state council's innovative program or initiative for consideration. Winners will be announced at the 2017 Volunteer Leaders’ Summit. Submissions are due September 9, 2017. For details on eligibility, award levels and categories, please go to Pinnacle Award Submission Package.

    Affiliate of SHRM Accessory Store Open for Business
    Need giveaways or ribbons for your upcoming conference or recognition pieces for your volunteers? Check out the Affiliate of SHRM Accessory Store. Chapters and State Councils can take advantage of SHRM’s bulk buying power for SHRM branded items and can also include your logo. You can access the Affiliate of SHRM Accessory Store can be found here.
    Members Helping Members with Member2Member Solutions
    This resource allows SHRM members to create and share timely, relevant content from an HR professional's perspective incorporating current real-time situations and scenarios, contribute to the SHRM community, and support one another by sharing effective practices in the HR profession with other SHRM members.  Your article will be posted on, and if it meets certain criteria, you can even get SHRM Certification recert credit for your efforts. To access this exclusive member benefit, you must be logged into Find out more here.

    Resources Now Available to Promote #SHRM17
    Looking to complete Section 2, Item 4 of SHAPE? SHRM has provided a variety of easy to use resources to help you promote SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition to your chapter members. These items include:
    • Banner ads
    • Social media posts
    • Email
    • Newsletter text copy
    Check out all the resources here.
    New Mailing Address/Email?
    Take a few moments to review your profile regularly and update it as needed.  SHRM communications with our volunteers primarily through email. This will allow us to connect with you regarding messaging relative to your volunteer role or time sensitive information that we want you to have as soon as possible. Update your profile here

    Thanks for all you do as a SHRM Volunteer Leader!