Quarterly News & Updates
from Kansas SHRM
Happy New Year!

Can you believe 2017 is over and we're already a few weeks into 2018?!  Where did the year go?  I hope it was a wonderful year for all of you - it was a fantastic year for Kansas SHRM!  Here are some of the highlights from 2017:
  • In January, we had over 60 volunteer leaders attend the Kansas SHRM Leadership Academy in Manhattan.  We had board members and committee members from SHRM Chapters throughout the state attend.  We learned how to "lead out of drama" and gathered useful volunteer information.  We also had a great time at our social event at the Liquid Art Winery!
  • In February, we had over 120 people attend our 10th annual Employment Law and Employee Benefits Conference in Topeka.  We had two full days of education and a great time networking at our social event at the Blue Moose!


Read more about 2017 and what's to come in 2018 here!

KSSHRM Employment Law & Employee Benefits Conference
February 27-28 - Topeka, KS

The conference will include a full day of Employment Law issues on Tuesday and Employee Benefits on Wednesday. Additionally, if you are involved or interested in the legislative process that forms HR laws in Kansas, you have the option of attending a special half-day session at the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday. Don't miss this opportunity to gain up to 13 hours of recertification credit, network with other HR professionals, and learn the tips, tools and resources to help your company mitigate risk.

Are you SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP Certified?

If so, please consider recertifying this year. Your recertification cycle will remain the same, but it allows you to get it done and out of the way so you don't have to worry about it next year.  If you're a SHRM member the recertification cost is $100, for n on-SHRM members the cost is $150. 

Added to that - SHRM has renewed their recertification incentive program for 2018! This program provides monetary support to both the recertifying member's SHRM Chapter and State Council.
If you have any questions about certification or recertification please feel welcome to contact:

Jena Lysen
Kansas SHRM Certification Chair

Email Phishing Scam Alert

Attention Chapter Volunteers - Please be aware that SHRM chapters and many other  organizations have been targeted in recent email phishing scams. These scams have typically taken the form of emails from someone posing as a Chapter leader to Treasurers requesting that they wire money to an account - usually the situation is said to be urgent and the scammers have done their homework in terms of making the email look legitimate. 

This has become a big problem for SHRM chapters across the country and it has also hit close to home. Please take a few minutes to read the articles below for helpful tips to prevent this from happening in your Chapter or organization.

5 Smart Financial Controls

2018 Kansas State SHRM Conference
September 19-21, 2018
Wichita, KS
  • Join the "HR Enlisted" this year at the 2018 Kansas SHRM State Conference Register Now
  • Registration and business partner opportunities are also available for the KS SHRM State Conference in Wichita, KS to interact and network with the "HR Enlisted"
  • Conference exhibitors score big with Super Early-Bird pricing - Lock in 2017 exhibitor price of $900 if registered and paid by December 31, 2017
Conference Overview: 
The annual 3-day State Conference is attended by over 500 human resource professionals and nearly 100 business partners, providing a regiment of professional development and networking opportunities for HR practitioners at any level. Roger that! Don't miss this opportunity to improve your HR strategy with up to 12 hours of recertification credits for SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP and PHR/SPHR, and learn the tips, tools, and resources to help your company's "HR Enlisted!"

The conference includes commanding keynote speakers and concurrent session topics featuring leading experts in the human resources profession that are sure to be top-notch. Visit KS SHRM or contact us at 888.332.6248 for more information.

Business Partners: 
For business partners and exhibitors, this Conference is squared away, offering a great opportunity to promote your organization, reinforce your brand, introduce new products and services, and interact with decision makers representing companies throughout Kansas.

The Conference Committee has really launched a missile this year and put together a fantastic program lineup. Head downrange with the "HR Enlisted!" Hooah!?
Upcoming Events
Registration Link
Feb. 7
Diversity Roundtable
SHRM JC Overland Park, KS
Feb. 8 Roundtable: Effective Mgmt of Multiple Leave Laws
Prairie Village, KS
Feb. 8 Hot Topics in Employee Benefits               
Central Kansas SHRM Hutchinson, KS
Feb. 8 Identity Theft and HR Impacts
Central Kansas SHRM
McPherson, KS
Feb. 13 Benefits - A Panel Discussion
Jayhawk Chapter Lawrence, KS
Feb. 14 Immigration Updates for Employers
HR-PAGE Emporia, KS
Feb 15. Religion in the Workplace
SHRM JC Overland Park, KS
Feb. 15 Hot Topics in Health & Welfare Plans
SHRMA Salina, KS
Feb. 21 Generational Gaps in the Workplace
HRMN Manhattan, KS
Feb. 21 Talent as an Economic Development Driver Wichita SHRM
Wichita, KS
Feb. 22 Succession Planning
SHRM Topeka
Topeka, KS
Feb. 27-28 Employment Law & Employee Benefits Conference
Mar. 8 Stress Management
Central KS SHRM McPherson, KS
Mar. 8 What You Need to Know About Litigation of Employment Cases
Central KS SHRM Hutchinson, KS
Mar. 14 Creating Work/Life Balance
HR-PAGE Emporia, KS
Mar. 15 Adaptive Communication with Different Personality Types
SHRMA Salina, KS
Mar. 21 Mental Wellness at Work
HRMN Manhattan, KS
Mar. 21 Health Wellness Programs & Plan Cost Control Measures
Wichita SHRM Wichita, KS
Apr. 11 Conducting Workplace Investigations
HR-PAGE Emporia, KS
Apr. 12 Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Preparedness
Central Kansas SHRM Hutchinson, KS
Apr. 12 What you Need to Know About Litigation of Employment Cases
Central Kansas SHRM McPherson, KS Register
Apr. 18
Building Your Bench for Success: Mgmt and Key Position Success Planning
Wichita SHRM Wichita, KS
Apr. 19 From Workplace Violence to a New Normal: The Experience of an HR Department
SHRM JC Overland Park, KS
Apr. 19 How to Deal with Difficult People
SHRMA Salina, KS
Apr. 19 CKSSHRM Seminar: Give Peace a Chance
Central Kansas SHRM Hutchinson, KS
Apr. 26 Legislative Update
SHRM Topeka Topeka, KS
Apr. 26 Employment Claims: From a Plaintiffs Perspective
SHRM Topeka Topeka, KS

Want to see your Chapter's content next quarter?

As a reminder - if you would you like to share updates or content from your Chapter's activities in the KSSHRM newsletter please review the content & publication dates below:

Publication Date

Content Submission Deadline
Q2 - May 1, 2018
April 20, 2018
Q3 - August 1, 2018 July 20, 2018
Q4 - November 1, 2018 October 20, 2018

We would love to feature your Chapter's annual seminar program or any of the other great activities you are working on this year; i.e. certification prep courses, special awards or initiatives, etc.

Mallory Norton, MBA
2018-19 KSSHRM Communications Director
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