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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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From The President's Desk

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making 2015 a great year for the Mobile SHRM chapter and its members! I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as Chapter President for the New Year, working along with our strong chapter leadership team and members, as the group continues to evolve and grow.  

A lot of great things happened during 2015 – from changing meeting venues to introducing the new SHRM-CP/SCP certification program! We were able to increase the number of programs offering HRCI recertification credit and add SHRM PDC credits as well. We had a great mini-seminar and conference, as well as several very informative chapter meeting programs – and watch for even more terrific professional development opportunities in 2016!

We’re kicking the New Year off with a great program on the topic of online reputation management – a really important topic for the digital age in which we are living and working! RSVP no later than January 4 if you plan to attend the January 8 meeting. I look forward to seeing you there!


Mary White

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Suggest a Program for 2016idea

Do you have an idea for a program topic or do you want to be considered as a presenter for one of our events? We want to hear from you! We are always looking for great speakers and topics of interest to HR professionals. See the Suggest a Program page on our website for information on how to submit your suggestions.
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SHRM Certification Deadline Reminder
By:  Jeanine Wilson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
       MSHRM Certification Director

Dates Set for 2016 SHRM-CP/SCP Prep Class

Mobile SHRM will continue to offer a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation class in conjunction with MTI Business Solutions one time each year. The next class is scheduled to begin in January, 2016.

  • Classes will meet on Monday evenings from January 25 through May 16 at the MTI Business Solutions Training Center (1110 Montlimar Drive, Suite 570) in Mobile.
  • There will be four "off" nights during the session (Mardi Gras and spring break for Mobile and Baldwin counties) for a total of 13 class sessions.
  • Enrollment will be limited to 13 participants.
  • Registration will open as soon as we receive confirmation from SHRM regarding the cost of the 2016 SHRM Learning System, as that information is required to set the class price. We expect to have that information by early October.
  • Watch the MSRHM website newsletter and website for class details.

Please contact Mary White, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, at with any class questions.

Time is Running Out for SHRM Certification Tutorial Pathway

Have you taken the tutorial to obtain your SHRM CP or SCP?  If you already have your HRCI PHR, GPHR or SPHR certification (must be in good standing and obtained your certification before 1/31/2015), you should be able to obtain your corresponding SHRM Certification by taking the tutorial at   The deadline is December 31, 2015.

If you miss the December 31, 2015 deadline and want to obtain the SHRM-CP/SCP certification you will still be able to do so by passing the exam.  So, it might be worth the reported 30-45 minutes it takes to take the tutorial.  Please note that as it stands currently, there is not a fee to obtain the SHRM-CP/SCP via tutorial.  Please contact for more information or  

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Annual Charity Award dogs and cats

At the December meeting, the MSHRM Annual Charity Award was presented to Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter (FOMAS). Donna Turner, FOMAS president, accepted the award on behalf of the group. If you’d like to help further, volunteers are needed and donations are always welcome. You can even help by designating the group as  your charity of choice when shopping on Amazon. Just go to and choose Friends of The Mobile Animal Shelter as your charity. Learn more about FOMAS at

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Coordinator Positions Open  

Are you interested in getting more involved with the Mobile SHRM chapter? There are still a few great opportunities to join the chapter leadership team as a coordinator! Available positions include:
·         A/V Coordinator (duties: coordinating technology for chapter meetings and events)
·         Publicity (duties: publicizing chapter events and awards; pulling together information for chapter newsletter)
·         Sponsorship Coordinator (duties: booking sponsors for chapter meetings and events)
·         Conference Co-Chair (duties: assisting conference chair; this is a step-up position)
Getting involved with chapter leadership is a terrific way to make the most of your Mobile SHRM membership! It’s a great way to strengthen your professional network and play an active role in advancing the profession. The time commitment is minimal (we’re going to quarterly board meetings in 2016) and the benefits are great!

One of these positions just might be a great option for you! If you’d like to learn more, please contact Mary White at or 251-478-6848.

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Thank You

Door Prizes Sponsors


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 Jane Bahr


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Mobile SHRM chapter meeting sponsorships are now available for 2016! For just $400, get an exclusive opportunity to promote your company to HR decision makers! Click here ( for details. Only one sponsor per meeting is accepted. Reserve your meeting today!

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******  HR students looking for internships ******
Please contact Marjorie Icenogle at

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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.

6300 Grelot Rd., Suite G 102, Mobile, AL 36609