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

It's hard to believe that summer is upon us and we are quickly approaching the half way point of 2017. It's been a busy year so far for Kansas SHRM and there is so much more to come! Tomorrow we will have our Kansas SHRM Strategic Planning Workshop in Salina. I'm very pleased to say that we have reached capacity on our attendance for this workshop and I'm excited to see what comes of it. If you didn't get signed up, but would like to be on the wait list, please email office@ksshrm.com and we will get you added to the wait list. If you signed up, but are now unable to attend, please let us know so that we can give your spot to someone else. In our next newsletter, we will highlight some of the outcomes from the workshop, so stay tuned!
Also coming up on June 19-22 is the SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans! I'm very excited to attend the conference this year and represent Kansas SHRM. If you are attending, please email me at ssmith@isienvironmental.com. We are planning some opportunities for Kansas SHRM members to connect and would love for you to join us!
Tami Seaman, our 2017 Conference Chair, and her committee are also very busy planning our Kansas SHRM State Conference, "Play Ball with HR", which will be September 20-22, 2017, in Overland Park! We have a great lineup of speakers including Morag Barrett, best-selling author and business owner, and Dayton Moore, General Manager of the Kansas City Royals. We also have an awesome pre-conference workshop, which will allow you to earn a few extra recertification credits. Finally, we have a great networking event at Topgolf that you won't want to miss! If you haven't already, please register today! Be sure to watch you inbox for future announcements related to the conference. I hope to see you there!
In addition to all of these events, our local SHRM Chapters are doing some awesome things! If you are not currently a local Chapter member, I encourage you to check out a Chapter near you. You can check our website for a list of local Chapters and their websites: http://ksshrm.org/affiliate-chapters/. Being a local Chapter member has been extremely valuable to me professionally and personally. I hope you will consider joining one of our awesome Chapters.
Have a fantastic summer and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
Shelbye Smith
Kansas SHRM Director
* Award Nominations Requested *
Trombold Achievement & Kansas HR Professional of the Year Award
The Trombold Achievement and Kansas HR Professional of the Year Award was established in 1992 to recognize our state's Human Resources Professionals who excel within their field and as volunteer leaders with SHRM and their community.

Read more here & nominate a peer by July 31st!
Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award
KS SHRM will recognize a Kansas SHRM Chapter member's organization (not an individual) of those that are members of KS SHRM chapters that model, encourage and promote diversity and inclusion in the community and/or the workplace. 

KS SHRM Diversity Director Ryann Waller encourages individuals to take the opportunity to nominate their most commendable diversity and inclusion champions for this award. The deadline is Thursday, August 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm. and the nomination form can be found on the KS SHRM website by clicking here.

2017 Strategic Planning Workshop


Friday, June 2, 2017
Salina, KS
Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
Space is limited. Lunch provided.
Nancy Conway SHRM-SCP,
SHRM Field Services Director
Nancy Conway is SHRM's Field Services Director for the North Central Region. She has worked in the HR profession for over 27 years with industry experience in retail, call centers, banking, and health care. She served in a variety of chapter and state council volunteer roles prior to joining SHRM.
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!
Pioneering a New Approach to Behavior Health - Together

Helping You Help Your Employees From managed behavioral health care and employee assistance programs to health coaching and more, we have solutions for you and your team. With the appropriate care and support for their mental, emotional and behavioral challenges, your people will be better able to focus on company business.

Upcoming Events
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

Q3 - August 1, 2017
July 15, 2017
Q4 - November 1, 2017
October 15, 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.

Kayla Holloway, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Communications Director
      Thank you sponsors!     

A complete listing of sponsors is available here (5/18/17)
Kansas State Council of SHRM | (913) 948-8623 | Email | www.ksshrm.com