#WISHRM14 State Conference Registration opens June 1

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The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. You’ve heard about the keynote speakers, and booked your hotel room. Now, your anticipation can finally be met. Early bird registration for the 2014 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference in Madison, October 15-17 at the Monona Terrace, begins on June 1. Rates are detailed below:

Early Bird: Register AND pay by July 31st, 2014
National SHRM Member $280
Non- SHRM member $330
Student $50

Register and pay between August 1st and September 14th:
National SHRM Member $310
Non- SHRM Member $360
Student $50

Register and pay after September 14th and Onsite:
National SHRM Member $390
Non- SHRM Member $440
Student $50

For more information, check out the conference website here.

Note: There is a new registration system, so please create a new account with WI SHRM.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14

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North Central Regional SHRM Plans Networking Event at Epcot

If you are going to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando. Join us for the North Central SHRM Regional Council networking event at Disney/Epcot Center on Monday, June 23 from 7:00-9:15 p.m.

Busses will pick you up at the Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. and drop you “backstage” at Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. You will have time to network and meet people from the 10 state North Central SHRM region and enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar at Italy Isola Park, on the promenade encircling the World Showcase Lagoon. Then you will have a front row view of the “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” light show. Afterwards, a bus will whisk you back to the Convention Center and select hotels. It’s going to be spectacular!

Family and friends can attend with you, but be aware that alcohol will be served so use your best judgment on bringing children. The cost is only $25 per person, with the balance of the expense being covered by the North Central SHRM Region State Councils and sponsors. The North Central SHRM region is made up of Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Click this link to register. You’ll need a credit card, cell phone number and the name of the hotel you’ll be staying in during the conference.

Space is limited and reserved on a first come first served basis. This event is only open to North Central SHRM conference attendees and their guests at this time.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014 or until sold out. No refunds but you can transfer your registration to another person if you cannot attend.

Hope to see you there!

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Fox Valley SHRM Chapter Hosts Leadercast

On May 9th, 2014, the Fox Valley SHRM chapter will be hosting Leadercast at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. This event will mark the 5th year that the chapter has provided this event to the Fox Valley. For those of you that have not attended an event like Leadercast, this is a live event held in Atlanta, GA and simulcast to host sites around the world. This year the event will have 290 community and business leaders in attendance that will be able to access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders.

This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  •  Andy Stanley, Leadership author and communicator
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate & human rights activist live from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Malcolm Gladwell, Journalist and best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers
  • Randall Wallace, Screenwriter, director, producer & songwriter (Braveheart, Secretariat)
  • Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP
  • Laura Schroff, Former ad sale executive and best-selling author of An Invisible Thread
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical psychologist and leadership consultant
  • Simon Sinek, Best-selling author of Start with Why and leadership expert
  • Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009) via exclusive video interview

This year’s theme—Beyond You—challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward. Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. While this is not only a great event to offer our current FVSHRM members, it also is a great way to find potential members for our chapter.

Read here for more information on this great event.

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2nd 2014 WI SHRM Keynote Speaker Announced #WISHRM14


Wisconsin State SHRM is pleased to welcome Kathy Dempsey as the second keynote speaker for the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference being held at the Monona Terrace in Madison, October 15-17.

Kathy B. Dempsey, award winning author, keynote speaker and change expert is President of Keep Shedding! Inc. Kathy ignites people and organizations with the skills and motivation to lead and manage change.

Her most popular book, Shed or You’re Dead®: 31 Unconventional Strategies for Growth and Change has been awarded with a Writer’s Digest International Book Award. Her Survival Guide books; A Fast Acting Change RX for Every Employee and Manager & Healthcare Professional has been utilized as a guide for change by 100s of individuals and organizations.

Kathy is a contributing author for two of the NY Times Best Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is also the editor of 60 Seconds of Shedding. A monthly e-newsletter read by over 14,000 people around the world.

She has achieved the highest earned speaker’s designation in the world, the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and has twice been designated a Top 5 Speaker for the year.

A native of Washington, DC, Kathy now resides in Scottsdale, AZ with her business partner, Lenny the Lizard, the Chief Energy Officer (CEO) of KeepShedding! Inc. Together, Kathy and Lenny ignite professionals with the practical skills to lead and master change.

You can get a preview of Dempsey’s infectious speaking ability here

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14
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2014 WI SHRM Keynote Speaker Announced #wishrm14



Wisconsin State SHRM is pleased to welcome Dr. John Izzo as the first keynote speaker for the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference being held at the Monona Terrace in Madison, October 15-17.

For over 20 years, Dr. Izzo has worked with thousands of leaders around the world, on employee-engagement strategies and brand transformations. Now, he shares the secrets to how purposeful leadership translates into sustainable success, with audiences everywhere.

Dr. Izzo is the former senior organizational-development consultant for Kaiser Permanente, and former Vice President of The Einstein Consulting Group, an international customer-service consultancy. He advises some of the world’s most admired companies, teaches at major universities, conducts leading-edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people around the globe. He has served on the boards of several large conservation organizations, worked with over 100 companies to create more socially responsible workplaces, and was chair of the North American Environmental Caucus at the UN Conference on Development and Sustainability in Cairo.

Frequently profiled in the media, Dr. Izzo has appeared on CNN and Canada AM, and in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company magazine.

A bestselling author, Dr. Izzo has five books, including Awakening Corporate Soul; Values Shift: Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce; The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die;and Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything.

In addition to his keynote presentation, Dr. Izzo will have a breakout session focused on “People Centered Leadership.”

Look for information about the next keynote speaker on Thursday.

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14
You may also like our conference Facebook page here


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2014 Wisconsin State SHRM Conference – April update #wishrm14


Lots of news coming out for the 2014 Wisconsin State SHRM Conference being held at the Monona Terrace in Madison, October 15-17.  Lets get to it:


Are you interested in exhibiting at the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference?

The WI SHRM State Conference Exhibit Hall provides an invaluable opportunity to meet HR professionals in a fun, interactive environment dedicated to the networking of ideas. This event will have over 120 exhibiting companies from diverse industries that serve the needs of the HR profession. With a spacious area of exhibit space and hundreds of HR professionals in attendance, the hall provides a great opportunity to share your story with a great audience.

The WI SHRM Exhibitor Packet can be downloaded here.  This packet provides you with additional information and details about this great opportunity to exhibit with WI SHRM.

You can find out details about how to register here


Please consider the opportunity to be a sponsor at the 2014 WI State SHRM Conference.

For a listing of opportunities, please visit the conference website here


If you wish to advertise in the Conference Program, details can be found here.  The deadline to advertise is July 12, so don’t hesitate.


While conference registration will not open for a few weeks, it is never too early to reserve your room here.  Four hotels have set aside rooms for reservation.  For those hotels not in walking distance, shuttle buses will be available. 

If history is any indication, the conference hotels sell out quickly (particular those closer to the Monona Terrace), so do not hesitate to book your room early!


Keynote speakers have been selected…however, you’ll have to wait until later this week to find out who they are!

As always, you can get the latest news on Twitter by following @wishrm14 or the hashtag #wishrm14
You may also like out conference Facebook page here



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Spring Conference Events in April

Many of our local Wisconsin SHRM Chapters have 1/2 day or full day conferences planned this month. WISHRM along with the Metro Milwaukee SHRM Chapter host a Legislative Conference later this month. National SHRM brings the 2014 Northwestern Regional Student Conference & Case Competition to Milwaukee at the end of the month (volunteers still needed). Check out these great events…plan to spend some time away from your office recharging your HR batteries.

April 10 – Metro Milwaukee SHRM Spring Conference – HR Business Connect

April 10 – Central Wisconsin SHRM Spring Conference

April 11 – West Central Wisconsin SHRM – Human Resources One Day Conference

April 14- http://bhra.shrm.org/events/2014/04/2014-annual-bhra-seminar

April 16 – Chippewa Valley SHRM Spring HR Conference

April 24 – WI SHRM Legislative Conference – Milwaukee – Approved for 6 HRCI Credits!!

April 25-26 SHRM: Northwest Regional Student Conference & Regional Case Competition Still in Need of Professional Volunteers.

If that’s not enough great programming, other chapters across the state are bringing great topics to their local SHRM Chapter meetings:

Experiential Learning: Beyond the Boring Power Point – Greater Madison Area SHRM Roundtable – April 2

Getting Your Policies in Order – Jefferson County HR Management Association – April 8

Drugs in the Community/Workplace – How This Affects You – Sauk County SHRM – April 9

Skills Gap Training – SHRM Dodge County – April 9

Worker’s Compensation – Lakeshore Area HR Association – April 23

And if you would like the opportunity to engage in the Workplace Flexibility Discussion, your options are plentiful this month.

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