18 Issue 4
April Chapter Meeting - Lunch
Meeting Time: Fri, 04/08/2011 - 11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Marjorie Icenogle, Professor, University of South Alabama
Mitchell College of Business, School of Management
Topic: Appreciative Inquiry: Focusing on the Positives to Increase
Organizational Performance and Motivate Employees
Sponsor: Navigator Credit Union
Fee - $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests
Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard,
Mobile, AL 36693
Register online (below) to pay with a credit card or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to pay at the door.
There’s no shortage of networking and professional development opportunities
for SHRM members in the coming months. In addition to the April 8 Mobile
SHRM chapter meeting, there are many great opportunities coming up
– as close to home as downtown Mobile and as far away as Las Vegas
– with stops in Baldwin County, Pensacola and Birmingham in between!
Mobile SHRM and Other Chapter/Council Activities
Why else is going on? Educational opportunities – and opportunities
to earn credit, credit and more credit – are plentiful!
- Mobile SHRM’s members-only networking reception will be held May
5 at the Blue Gill. Details are provided in this newsletter.
If you’re not a chapter member and you’ve been thinking about joining,
do it now so you can attend!
- The Pensacola SHRM chapter is holdings
its annual full-day legal conference on May 12 at New World Landing.
See http://www.gpshrm.org/2011_legal_conference.asp for information.
SHRM Conference: The Alabama SHRM State conference is slated
for May 17 and 18 in Birmingham. See www.SHRMAlabama.org to learn
County SHRM will host a conference on the Risks and Rewards of
Social Media on May 25 in Daphne. Visit http://bcshrm.shrm.org/events/2011/05/risk-rewards-social-media-workplace-250-ceu to learn more.
- Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference: Go ahead and
mark your calendars for the Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference
while you’re updating your scheduled. It will be held November
18 at the Mobile Convention Center.
- The SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
and Exposition will be held June 26 – June 29 at the Las Vegas
Convention Center. To learn more, see http://annual.shrm.org/
Isn’t it great to have so many opportunities to grow as an HR professional
through your association with SHRM at the national, chapter and
state council level? I hope to see you at one or more of these
Mary White, Chapter President
South Alabama Utilities
Human Resources Business Partner
Bill R. Hall
Human Resource/Payroll Manager
Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc.
VP & COO
Hand Arendall LLC
Human Resource Admin
ATTENTION New Members:
Everyone please update your on-line membership profile
on the web-site (www.mobileshrm.org).
After logging-in on the "CLUB
to "My Profile" and update your information.
There is log-in assistance if you can't remember
your log-in or password. Of particular importance
is your e-mail address. This is the groups preferred
manner of communications and is extremely important.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
the treasurer, at email@example.com.
themed basket of goodies donated by New Horizons Credit Union $1.00
per chance or 6 for $5.00 sold at April & May meeting, drawing
to be held at the close of the May meeting (5/13/2011).
You do not
have to be present to win.
SHRM Newsletter Sponsor
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products or services to a captive audience of HR professionals?
Sponsor a Mobile Society for Human Resource Management chapter meeting
and you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to do just that! For only
$400, sponsors may have an exhibit near the check-in table, place literature
on each table, and have an opportunity to speak briefly about their
companies during the meeting agenda. What could be better than that?
Limited opportunities are available, as there can be only one sponsor
for each regular meeting.
Contact Tom Woodford at firstname.lastname@example.org or
251-378-2211 to reserve your month!
- HR Internships and Co-op experiences
Interns earning course credit must work at least 10 hours per week
for 15 weeks. Hourly pay is required Co-op students may work up to
20 hours per week. Hourly pay is required.
Students must be engaged in substantive work in their field during
the experience Interns must be juniors or seniors and meet minimum
For information, contact Dr. Marjorie Icenogle email@example.com or
to post an internship or co-op opportunity, contact Ms. Crissa Letson,
USA Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
HR students in the USA SHRM Student Chapter would like to shadow you
to gain insight into what is involved in human resource management.
Shadowing offers students an up-close look inside a workplace, by providing
an opportunity to spend work time with an HR professional. Students
observe the application of specific HR practices, but more importantly
observe professional behavior in the workplace.
HR professionals will be matched to students based on students’ interest
in your industry or HR specialty. Shadowing can last from a half day
to two full days, based on your schedule. To participate in the showing
program, please e-mail Dr. Marjorie Icenogle (email@example.com),
who will put you in contact with one or two students.
"Thank you for all of the door prizes donated at the
Eveyln Barbee, MHCA
Jane Bahr, ESS
Navigator Credit Union
Joe Jefferson Players
We appreciate your support of our chapter and our mission!
** All Door Prize Donors will be recognized in our Monthly Newsletter
For more info contact Becky Lovgren at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)
- American Business Women's Association - American
Business Women's Association brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations
and to provide opportunities for them through leadership; education,
networking support and national recognition.
- Hispanic Association
on Corporate Responsibility - HACR's mission is to advance the
inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate
with our economic contributions.
- NAAAHR - NAAAHR exists to provide a national
forum where Black and African American human resources practitioners
and those who are aligned with our goals can share, gain information
and provide leadership on issues affecting their individual careers
and the global workforce.
“Diversity is the one true thing
we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” – Anonymous
Join SHRM at a Special Discounted
New, first-time members to
SHRM can join online using the promotional code CHSED for a reduced
rate of $145.
That’s only about 39 cents
Go to www.shrm.org/join and
enter the code
into the promotional code space on the application.
Risk & Rewards
of Social Media in the Workplace (2.50 CEU)
May 25, 2011, 9:00am – 11:30am
Daphne City Hall 1705 Main Street Daphne, AL 36526
Speaker : Melva J. Tate, PHR
Sponsor: New Horizon Credit Union
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Mobile, Alabama chapter of SHRM exists to promote quality human resource
practice among local industries, businesses, educational institutions, and government
agencies. We bring together leading practitioners to provide education, networking
and discussion of various human resource topics and to identify the best practices
for all aspects of human resource and industrial relations work.
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