Quarterly News & Updates
from Kansas SHRM
Greetings my Kansas SHRM friends!

I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are all geared up for our upcoming Kansas SHRM State Conference: Play Ball with HR! Our conference committee has been busy preparing a top-notch conference for you with inspiring speakers, exhibitors to help with your HR needs, lots of recertification credits, and networking opportunities galore! If you are not signed up yet, there is still time - I hope you will consider joining us! Please visit http://2017.ksshrm.org/ for more information. If you are signed up, I look forward to seeing you there! Oh, and don't forget to wear your favorite sports attire because we're going casual this year in keeping with our theme!
In addition to the conference - your Kansas SHRM volunteer leaders and peers have kept busy with some exciting organizational development projects. On June 2, we had 17 Kansas SHRM members meet in Salina to do a strategic planning workshop for the Kansas SHRM State Council. I appreciate everyone who was able to make it to this crucial event this year and I'm excited about the outcomes of the workshop, which include our Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Strategic Initiatives. Check them out below!
Connecting the HR Community through Leadership, Education, and Advocacy
Leading the advancement of the HR professional and driving positive change at the national, state, and local levels
Strategic Initiatives
  1. Grow and Increase Awareness of the Kansas State Council of SHRM (Branding)
  2. Develop and Conduct a Needs Assessment (of how the Council can best support the Chapters)
  3. Develop and Implement a Leadership Development Program for HR Professionals in Kansas
We will be working hard to make progress on these initiatives over the next year so stay tuned for updates!
I hope to see you all at the conference next week!
Shelbye Smith
Kansas SHRM Director
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 non-SHRM members the cost is $150. 
Are you thinking about becoming HR Certified?
Do you have questions regarding which certification to do?  HRCI vs SHRM?  What is the process for both?  What level should you do?  What are the costs to certify?  Please join us at the State SHRM conference on Thursday, September 21 at 7:15am for an energetic panel discussion on the benefits of HR Certification. 

If you have any questions about certification or recertification please feel welcome to contact:

Lisa Carlton
Kansas SHRM Certification Chair

The Rebellious Future of HR

Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR field. Once in awhile an event series is born that shakes things up, it makes you think differently, it leaves you inspired. That event is DisruptHR.

10-14 speakers, 5 minutes each - tons of insightful content to challenge your thinking.

This exciting event will take place in Manhattan on October 11th @ 6pm. Tickets are just $10!

Register & learn more HERE.
2017 Kansas State SHRM Conference

"Play Ball with HR"
September 20-22, 2017 
Join 500+ HR professionals as they come together and collaborate on the many ways to "Play Ball with HR" at this year's KS SHRM  Conference. Many nationally known and prominent speakers, along with information packed workshops, and great entertainment will fill the agenda!
Earn up to 15 HRCI & SHRM recertification credits!
SHRM Foundation Raffle!

It's back! We will once again be having a raffle to raise money for the SHRM Foundation at next week's KS SHRM Conference! Prizes are being donated by our chapters from across the state and our very own KSSHRM Board of Directors - and we already know there will be some amazing baskets!

Tickets are one (1) for $1 or six (6) for $5 so bring some cash and help us raise money for a great cause! What does the SHRM Foundation do for you?
  • Provide research-based solutions for challenging HR issues
  • Scholarships totaling nearly $500,000 in 2017 to support HR students and professionals seeking education and professional development opportunities

Want to know more? Just visit www.shrm.org/foundation to learn more! 

Upcoming Events
Registration Link
Sept. 20-22
KS SHRM Annual State Conference
Full Days
Overland Park, KS
Oct. 3
Part 1: Why "Safety First" Never Works
SHRMA Chapter
Salina, KS
Oct. 10
One Year Later: The Aftermath of the 2018 Election on HR
- 1p
Jayhawk Chapter
Lawrence, KS
Oct. 10
Part 2: Managing a Multi-generational Workforce
SHRMA Chapter
Salina, KS
Oct. 11
Manhattan, KS
Oct. 17
Part 3: KS Unemployment Overview and Claims Mgmt Best Practices
SHRMA Chapter
Salina, KS
Oct. 18
Workforce Readiness: Working with Disabilities
11:30a - 1p
HRMN Chapter
Manhattan, KS
Oct. 18
Managing the Engagement Cycle
11:30a - 1p
Wichita SHRM
Wichita, KS
Oct. 19
HR's Role in Change Management
11:30a - 1p
Overland Park, KS
Oct. 19
Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
SHRM Topeka
Topeka, KS
Oct. 24
Part 4: HR 101
SHRMA Chapter
Salina, KS
Oct. 26
Seminar:Investigations, Retaliation Claims, Employee Leave, and more!
8:30a - 3p
WKHRMA Chapter
Hays, KS
Nov. 1
Seminar: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
8a - 12p
HRMN Chapter
Manhattan, KS
Nov. 16
Fundamentals of Strategic and Success Planning
7:30-9a & 9:15-10:15a
Overland Park, KS
Nov. 16-18
Volunteer Leader Summit
Full Days
SHRM National
Alexandria, VA

Want to Get Involved?

Please contact Shelbye Smith at ssmith@isienvironmental.com if you are
interested in being on the Council in 2018.
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
Q4 - November 8, 2017
October 31, 2017

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.

Jenny Locanthi, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
2017-18 KSSHRM Director-Elect 
Interim Communications Director
      Thank you sponsors!
Kansas State Council of SHRM | (913) 948-8623 | Email | www.ksshrm.com