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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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From The President's Desk

I am thrilled to report that our September meeting held at the Marriott was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended and brought a guest or two. During our October meeting, we will celebrate Disability Awareness Month as we learn to how to work with “seasoned” employees to ensure a diverse and talented workforce.

As we approach the end of our calendar year, several of our board members have fulfilled their two year commitment leaving us with some open positions. If you have thought of becoming more involved in Mobile SHRM, this would be a perfect opportunity! Please contact me or one of the other board members to discuss the board positions and the duties and commitment involved. Personally, before I was elected to the board, I did not know many other members or, for that matter, many other HR professionals. Since joining the board, I have had the pleasure of developing some great professional relationships as well as some wonderful friends. Please consider this opportunity to work with your peers to help promote our profession.

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Meeting RemindersReminder

November Annual Gulf Coast Conference
November 13th – 8:00 am until 4:30 pm
Mobile Convention Center

December Chapter Meeting
December 11th – 11:15 am until 1:00 pm
Location TBA

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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.

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 Gulf Coast Human Resources Conference

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
One South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Make Plans To Attend!!!


Registration & Breakfast : 6:45 am – 7:45 am
Opening Keynote Speaker: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Four Sessions
9:40 am – 11:40 am; 12:50 pm – 4:20 pm

Early Bird Registration Begins July 1, 2015
Participant Registration Fees:
Registration fees includes all sessions, admission to the silent auction, continental breakfast and lunch.
Mobile SHRM Members:
$99 July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
$129 October 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015
$149 November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015
Non-Mobile SHRM Members:
$109 July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015
$139 October 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015
$159 November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015

$375 July 1, 2015 to September 31, 2015
$450 October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015
$525 November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015
All fees must be paid in full by the last day of the specific fee level to receive that rate.

Don’t miss your chance to promote your business to a captive audience of local HR professional

Platinum: $1,500 - $2,000 Gold: $1,000 - $1,499 Silver: $500 - $999
All sponsorships must be paid in full by October 15, 2015

For more information email:
Conference Chair: Kasie Irby at
Conference Co-Chair: Marcia Washam at

Register Today!

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National SHRM September Membership Promotion
Back by popular demand, SHRM is offering the professional membership special with discounted dues and a SHRM tote bag gift for first-time members. By joining, you can utilize all of SHRM’s sample job descriptions, forms, policies and interview questions, legal and compliance resources, weekly webcasts and Ask an Advisor service. Now only $170 with our chapter promotion code 0118 until 9/30. Join at

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Thank You

Door Prizes Sponsors

Navigator Credit Union
Employment Screening Services

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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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