IE SHRM News & Updates - February 2017
February Meeting - February 16, 2017
"Emotional Intelligence"

Join us February 16, 2017 at 11:30 am at the Mission Inn in Riverside. This program will provide an overview of emotional intelligence. Participants will learn about the role of intelligence and emotion in decision-making, and the potential of integrating emotional intelligence within a social context to better prepare individuals and organizations for today's complex, interdependent business environment. Learn more
New Meeting Pricing

Based on member feedback, the Inland Empire SHRM has implemented a new pricing model for our monthly meetings. Our new pricing begins February 2017.
IE SHRM members, members in transition and students pricing is just $40 per monthly meeting when registering by the registration deadline, non-member pricing is $65.  Registration after the deadline will be a single price for all at $65. Be sure to register early to save. Become a designated IE SHRM member to save even more. IE SHRM membership is free to current SHRM members by simply completing a chapter designation form.
Registration fees help in covering the costs of the events provided by IE SHRM, this includes speakers, location rentals, audio/visual equipment and meals.  IE SHRM strives to bring quality professional development programs at a reasonable price whenever possible.  Look for special event pricing during the year for additional savings.
The benefits of attending IE SHRM's monthly meetings include professional development and knowledge acquisition, networking with other human resonurces professionals, career resources and earning recertification credit. You can develop a network of HR professionals and companies in your community, tap into the knowledge of your peers to gain insight on how other local organizations handle various human resource situations, procedures, policies, as well as learn about career advancement opportunities you may not otherwise know about.
Your support helps IE SHRM to bring you timely topics and presentations that will assist you in your role and in your career.
Please keep sending us your comments and suggestions. We want to hear about what is most important to you and how IE SHRM can continue to support your professional development goals.  Speak to a board member at a monthly meeting, or send an email to .
Have You Heard ...
Emerging HR Professionals

We now have a Young Professionals group and will be hosting our first event on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport.

This event is free and open to those who are new to the HR field or are seeking advice on how to transition into the world of Human Resources? 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Yesenia Flores our YM Chair at 
Get Certified
PHR/SPHR Classes Start March 4

Are you looking to achieve your PHR/SPHR Certification?

Inland Empire SHRM is proud to announce our Spring 2017 classes which will be starting Saturday,  March 4, 2017 .  There are seven total classes. For more details and to register visit us at  and click on the Certification link.

Would you like to volunteer to pay your certification and facilitation experiences forward to the HR community?  If so, contact me, Richard Dawson, your IE SHRM Certification Director, to inquire about being a Co-Certification Instructor.  I can be reached at .
Legislative Update 

What lay ahead that will affect human resources with the new Trump administration? President Trump swiftly signed an executive order that is meant to minimize  the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act pending repeal. This order directs federal agencies that administer certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to waive or delay taxes, penalties and regulatory burdens on purchasers of health insurance "to the maximum extent permitted by law. Learn more
Connect with IESHRM 

Inland Empire SHRM has grown so much in the last few years and we have been working hard to get chapter information out to you in new ways. You can find Inland Empire SHRM on several social media outlets.

We invite you to become part of our growing social media by adding us to your LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest feed where you will find great resources, event invitations and reminders, photos, humor, updates and inspiration.
Follow us and join the conversation.

LinkedIn Group:  Inland Empire SHRM (IE SHRM)
Instagram:  @ieshrm
Twitter:  @ieshrm
Google+:  Inland Empire SHRM
Chapter email:
Share your experiences from chapter events, post articles or resources that have been helpful to you using the tags #ieshrm or #inlandempireshrm. We would love to hear from you.

It is our goal to reach out to all Inland Empire HR professionals and increase our collective body of knowledge to become  THE regional source of HR information.
Volunteer Opportunities 

Are you excited about HR? Would you like to participate in advancing the HR profession? Inland Empire SHRM currently has open board positions and volunteer opportunities for innovative and energetic individuals that are interested in giving back to the profession.  By volunteering with your local SHRM chapter, you can earn up to 10 (PDC) recertification credits per year.
Sponsorship Director 
Events Logistics Chair  
Chapter Committee Volunteer (non-board role)  
Professional Development & Programs Director
Vice President of Membership  
Membership Roster Chair  
Marketing & Social Media Chair 
Click here for full position descriptions and additional information.

Board President Joey Kolasinsky  

Dear SHRM Members and Colleagues,

I hope that the first month of the year has sparked your enthusiasm and energy!  As always, the IESHRM Board of Directors would love to see our members and prospective members highly involved in our monthly activities and the local community.  Please visit our website regularly and save the dates on your calendar for our upcoming chapter meetings and the annual conference.  Read more
Save the Date 
IE SHRM HR Conference 
October 19, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel - San Bernardino
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