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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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From The President's Desk

With so many changes going on in a variety of areas that affect human resources, trying to keep up with all of them can be daunting. That is why Mobile SHRM strives to provide professional development opportunities for you throughout the year. Our annual “Mini Conference” held at the University of South Alabama is a good example of one of those opportunities. Two of our speakers provided a great half day seminar on recruiting. Our own Marjorie Icenogle provided a session for individuals who may have the responsibility for administering human resources in their company without the benefit of any formal training. I was surprised to find that several people who attended her session were HR professionals working as specialists and wanted to learn more about other areas of HR. All of the feedback we received on the sessions was very positive and participants also raved about the great food!

We still have several opportunities for professional development this year. Our next major event will be our annual Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference, “A New Beginning for HR Professionals”. This is a great (and inexpensive way) to earn 6.0 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits or just learn more about HR. Our goal is also to make the day entertaining with our speakers really embracing our Friday the 13th theme. The agenda for the conference will be on our website very soon. Why not save a little money and register today?

Please join us at the Mobile Marriott for our September monthly meeting. This is a great opportunity to bring your front line supervisors to hear Dr. Shearer provide insight into their role in managing their direct reports. We are also looking forward to trying this new venue and would like your feedback after the event.

Hope to see you there!

Statters Signature

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Meeting RemindersReminder

October Chapter Meeting
October 9th – 11:15 am until 1:00 pm
Location TBA

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: Non-Mobile SHRM Members:
$99 July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 $109 July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015
$129 October 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015 $139 October 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015
$149 November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015 $159 November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015

$375 July 1, 2015 to September 30, 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 August 31, 2015

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

Register Today!

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The University of South Alabama's Mitchell College of Business is gearing up to launch a new student support initiative. The Professional Readiness Engagement Program (PREP) will prepare students for the professional workplace by providing quality internships, mentoring relationships, and professional development workshops.

We are calling on businesses to become a part of the internship program, and individuals who are interested in mentoring. To find out more about the program, please contact Sonya Clark at or (205) 460-6419. We're waiting to hear from you!

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******  HR students looking for internships for fall….******
Please contact Marjorie Icenogle at


New MBA Program in the Mitchell College of Business
30 semester hours
MBA Open House
June 24 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mobile Chamber of Commerce
451 Government Street
for information call Alex Sharland 460-6418

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About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Foundation is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues.
The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.

SHRM Foundation Vision
The SHRM Foundation is the globally recognized catalyst for shaping human resource thought leadership and research.

SHRM Foundation Mission
The SHRM Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable, evidence-based research.

SHRM Foundation Board of Directors

SHRM Foundation Staff
The SHRM Foundation's work includes:

  • Strategic thought leadership initiative. The SHRM Foundation is conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in 5-10 years. More information.
  • Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research. Over the past three years, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.
  • Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards $170,000 annually in education and certification scholarships to professional and student SHRM members, and doctoral students.
  • Educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions.
    The SHRM Foundation is grateful for the generous support of its major donors, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
    To fund its programs, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. The Foundation recognizes the generous support of the SHRM chapters and state councils, individuals, corporations and others who make its work possible.
    Your financial support is vital to ensure that the SHRM Foundation can continue this important work.  We will have a Father’s Day Raffle along with our Football Fanatic at the next meeting.

Donate today!
Please help support your local SHRM Foundation by donating money to your favorite College Football Team.  So far the JAGS are winning!  Go Jags!!  Don’t forget your pocket change, bills, OR checkbook.
Remember pennies will deduct points, coins are face value;bills and checks are double.


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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2015 Meeting Sponsorships

Mobile SHRM has sponsorships available for our monthly meetings. The $400 sponsorship includes lunch for two representatives, a display table near the entry door and five minutes to present information about your product or services to our members and guests. Promotional items may also be placed on each luncheon table. We would be happy to display your banner or sign near the speaker’s podium and, upon receipt of the sponsorship payment, sponsors will recognize the sponsor on the Mobile SHRM website and in that month’s newsletter.

Sponsorships allow us to keep our luncheon costs at a reasonable rate for our members and guests. If you are interested in sponsorship of a meeting, please contact Lana Mosley at at your earliest convenience to secure your preferred month.

Bring a guest with you this month so they can learn the benefits of being a member of SHRM!

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******  HR students looking for internships for fall….******
Please contact Marjorie Icenogle at


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