WISHRM February Programming

Wisconsin SHRM and Wisconsin Local SHRM Chapters are offering great programming next Month.  February and March look to be the months to get an Employment Law Update in several chapters across the state. Plan to attend one or several of the terrific Chapter Programs and State Council events coming up over the upcoming weeks:

February 3: New Post-Secondary Mentor Program – Fon du Lac Area HR Association

February 4: Leadership Development:  Competitive Advantage or Smoke & Mirrors – GMA SHRM Round Table

February 10: Sifting through the Generational Drama – GMA SHRM HR Toolbox

February 10: Employee Handbook Auditing – Blackhawk HR Association

February 11:  Diversity & Inclusion Special Interest Group – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

February 15:  Importance of Social Responsibility and Leadership – Central Wisconsin SHRM

February 17:  Labor Law and Employment Law Update – Fox Valley SHRM

February 18:  Talent Assessments and Identifying & Grooming High Potentials – Green Bay Area Chapter SHRM

February 18:  Effective Mentoring – La Crosse Area SHRM

February 19: 2015 Employment Law Update – Eau Claire – Chippewa Valley SHRM

February 20: 2015 Employment Law Update – Menomonie – Chippewa Valley SHRM

February 26: What Every Recruiter Should Know About Non-Competes – Metro Milwaukee SHRM – Talent Acquisition SIG

March 5:  Day On The Hill – WISHRM

March 6-7:  WISHRM Student Conference and HR Games – WISHRM

March 10:  Human Resources and Lean – Oshkosh Area SHRM

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2015 WISHRM Student Conference and HR Games Competition

UW Whitewater is the site for this year’s WI SHRM Student Conference and HR Games Competition on March 6-7.  The HR students at the University have been hard at work planning a great event.   Professional HR volunteers are still needed to make this a successful competition for the next generation of HR professionals.  Check your availability and consider if you have a few hours to give back to the profession.   To learn more about the volunteer opportunities click here.

Register today to ensure your spot at the conference!  Registration ends on February 16th.

There are 5 different registration types to choose from:

(1) Student HR Games Participant: Teams of 2 or 3 compete in jeopardy-style competition in HR-related categories!  Before registering, pick your teammates and come up with a team name as you will need this to register.  Each member of the team must register separately and use the same team name.  What is HR Games?  Check out information at SHRM Website.

(2) Student – Conference Only: For those students that want to attend but are not interested in competing on an HR Games team. There will be events on Friday night for you to participate in if you are not interested in watching the games; you are also welcome to volunteer.

(3) Chapter Advisor – Advisors attending with your chapter.(4) Conference Volunteers – for those Professional Chapter Members that are interested in giving their time at the conference.

 (5) Speakers/MBA – for those attending as a speaker or to represent an MBA program.

  UW Whitewater – Hyland Hall
809 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190
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2015 WI SHRM State Conference Keynote Announced – Jennifer McClure

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The Wisconsin State SHRM Council is excited to welcome Jennifer McClure as the first keynote speaker for the 2015 WI SHRM State Conference being held at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells, October 14-16.

Jennifer McClure is President of Unbridled Talent LLC, a consulting and advisory firm providing services to clients in the areas of leadership, executive communication skills and talent strategy.

A popular speaker who has spoken at over 175 industry-related conferences and events (including 3 separate SHRM Annual Mega-Sessions to popular acclaim), Jennifer has provided workshops and training for leadership, human resources and talent acquisition teams at a variety of organizations – including Fortune 100 clients.

In both her consulting work and at speaking events, Jennifer brings perspective and prior experiences as a Human Resources executive in privately held and Fortune 500 companies, as well as experience as an Executive Recruiter and Executive Coach. Throughout her career, she has partnered with business and executive leaders to develop the best strategies to find, attract, recruit and develop the talent needed in their organizations – and also to grow their own careers.

In addition, Jennifer McClure’s serves as a contributing member of CareerBuilder’s Talent Advisor Portal

Check out Jennifer in action, as well as some strong testimonials below

Follow Jennifer on Twitter
Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn
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Check out Jennifer’s other videos at Vimeo

More information about the WI SHRM State Conference can be found here
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Wisconsin SHRM – Day on the Hill – March 5, 2015

Join your SHRM colleagues from around the state at our first WI SHRM Day on the Hill event!  The Day on the Hill provides you with the unique opportunity to travel to Madison, WI for a day of legislative education and networking with colleagues and legislators.  The day will start out with an employment law update presented by Bob Gregg, training on how to conduct an advocacy meeting with a legislator or their staff, and another educational presentation.  A networking lunch will be included  WISHRM and SHRM’s Government Affairs staff will pre-arrange your afternoon meetings at the capital.

The Day on the Hill provides a great opportunity for you to advocate on behalf of SHRM and the HR profession, to learn more about the political process, and to have a real impact on the public policy debate in Wisconsin involving critical HR and business issues.

  • Thursday, March 5th
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – registration opens at 8 a.m.
  • Boardman and Clark Law Firm – 1 S. Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703

$40 includes lunch, morning presentations and afternoon networking opportunities with legislators.  Business attire is recommended.  Click here to register to attend.

Also join us at Boardman and Clark on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. for a social/networking event sponsored by the Greater Madison Area SHRM Chapter.  Dress is casual.  Please join us for our networking event even it you are unable to make it on Thursday for the Day on the Hill!

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Want to Speak at the #WISHRM15 State Conference in October?

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In “Confessions of a Public Speaker,” Scott Berkun identifies 8 reasons why people attend a lecture or conference session.  People come because they:

  1. Want to learn something

  2. Wish to be inspired

  3. Hope to be entertained

  4. Have a need they hope you will satisfy

  5. Desire to meet other people interested in the subject

  6. Seek a positive experience they can share with others

  7. Are forced to be there by their bosses, parents, professors, or spouses

  8. Have been handcuffed to their chairs and haven’t left the room for days

While we promise that our attendees will not be handcuffed to their chairs, we hope that with your presence as a speaker, you will:

1.  Provide something worth learning
2.  Be inspiring
3.  Be entertaining
4.  Help the audience satisfy their HR needs
5.  Share your knowledge with people interested in HR
6.  Create a positive experience

If you think you can provide at least 4 of the 6 things above, we want you to be a speaker at the 2015 WI SHRM State Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dell, October 14-16.

Information about the opportunity can be found by clicking here.  The deadline for submitting speaker proposals is February 21, 2015.

Additional information about the conference can be found by:

1. Checking the state website: wishrm.org

2. Following us on Twitter at @wishrmconf along with the conference hashtag #wishrm15

3.  Check out the conference Facebook page.

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Care to serve on the #WISHRM15 Conference Committee?

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Still abuzz about the 2014 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference last week at the Monona Terrace?   Interested in helping shape the 2015 iteration, October 14-16 at the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells?

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 State Conference Subcommittee Co-chairs.  We are now looking for a couple committed HR leaders to serve in a variety of Subcommittee Co-Chair positions.  To view volunteer position descriptions click here and to complete your Nomination Form click here.  SHRM members from across the state are encouraged to apply!  Please help spread the word.  The annual conference is not possible without the dedication of the conference committee.

The deadline to apply is two weeks from Friday – – November 7, 2014.

Come be a part of what could be the best conference yet!

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A note on #WISHRM14 Transportation

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Any time the WI SHRM State HR Conference is in Madison, it is a challenge due to the limited number of parking spaces available near the Monona Terrace.  We know it, we try to communicate it to you in advance, but it can be challenging to find an amenable solution to please everyone.

One way that we have tried to alleviate the parking situation this year is a complimentary shuttle bus between the  the Sheraton, the Alliant Energy Center, and the Monona Terrace.  Sponsored by FEI Behaviorial Health, the shuttle bus is available in both the early morning (6:00 A.M. to 7:35 a.m) and late afternoon/early evening (4:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) on Thursday, October 16, and early morning (6:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.) and early afternoon (1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) on Friday, October 17.  You can see the full bus schedule below.

For more information, check out the conference website here.

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

Badger Coach Schedule
Thursday 
Date  Time Location Pick up Arrive
10/16/2014 6:00:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 6:05:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/16/2014 6:30:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 6:35:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/16/2014 7:00:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 7:05:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/16/2014 7:30:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 7:35:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
* Early Bird starts at 6:30 am
* Keynote starts at 8:15 am
Date Time Location Pick up Arrive
10/16/2014 4:45:00 PM Monana Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 5:00:00 PM Alliant Entergy Sheraton
10/16/2014 5:15:00 PM Monana Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 5:30:00 PM Alliant Entergy Sheraton
* sessions end at 4:45 pm
10/16/2014 5:45:00 PM Monona Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 6:00:00 PM Alliant Energy Center Sheraton
10/16/2014 7:45:00 PM Monana Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 8:00:00 PM Alliant Entergy Sheraton
10/16/2014 8:15:00 PM Monana Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 8:30:00 PM Alliant Energy Center Sheraton
10/16/2014 8:45:00 PM Monona Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/16/2014 9:00:00 PM Alliant Energy Center Sheraton
Friday
Date  Time Location Pick up Arrive
10/17/2014 6:00:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 6:05:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/17/2014 6:30:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 6:35:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/17/2014 7:00:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 7:05:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/17/2014 7:30:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 7:35:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
10/17/2014 8:00:00 AM Sheraton Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 8:05:00 AM Alliant Energy Center Monona Terrace
* Early Bird starts at 6:30 am
* Sit down breakfast starts at 7:45 am
* Sessions start at 8:30 am
Date Time Location Pick up Arrive
10/17/2014 1:30:00 PM Monana Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 1:45:00 PM Alliant Entergy Sheraton
10/17/2014 2:00:00 PM Monana Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 2:15:00 PM Alliant Energy Center Sheraton
10/17/2014 2:30:00 PM Monona Terrace Alliant Energy Center
10/17/2014 2:45:00 PM Alliant Energy Center Sheraton
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Want a Sneak Peek at the #WISHRM14 Closing Keynote Session?

Kathy Dempsey will be the closing keynote speaker for the #wishrm14 State Conference in Madison on October 17. She has shared a sneak preview of her session below:

If you wear green to the closing keynote session, you could be eligible to win a Team Shed Kit.

For more information, check out the conference website here.

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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#WISHRM14 Speaker Spotlight – 2 Questions with Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann)

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Laurie Ruettimann is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer and strategist. You may know her as the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR, which Forbes named as a top 100 website for women. Ruettimann has been published in a variety of places including Entrepreneur, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report and USA Today. She has lectured at business events around the world held by Harvard Business School, SXSW, American Marketing Association, MediaBistro and many others. She is also recognized as one of the Top 5 career advisors by CareerBuilder and CNN.

In addition, Laurie is part of the Talent Advisor team (which also featured fellow #wishrm14 team member Matthew Stollak) at CareerBuilder’s The Hiring Site

She can be contacted at laurie.ruettimann@gmail.com, on Twitter (@lruettimann) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LRuettimann).

1.  Why should someone come to your session and learn about personal branding?

I am a hypocrite because I don’t believe in personal branding. I believe in being a normal human being. You aren’t a bottle of laundry detergent. You have a soul.

I do think there is some merit in thinking about how others perceive our work in human resources. I think there’s some value in thinking through how we advocate on behalf of a better and more progressive HR function. And I think everyone can benefit from learning how to clearly and confidently articulate what they do for an organization.

2.  As a speaker at several HR and SHRM conferences, what one piece of advice would you have for someone attending WISHRM14?

Being a human resources speaker is interesting. Some audiences are great, and some audience members are suspicious and self-loathing individuals who don’t welcome or value input. Sometimes I feel like conference attendees are saying, “Go ahead. You’re one of us. Try to teach me something, if you dare.”

That kind of attitude is so toxic.

There’s also the unspoken rules of being a conference speaker that goes along with many events.

  1. Don’t be too feminine, too young or too pretty.
  2. Don’t be emotional.
  3. Don’t be too queer or quirky.
  4. Don’t have a personality.
  5. Don’t have fun if you want to be respected.

If you still have a 9-to-5 job and haven’t figured out how to get out from the crushing weight of the HR policy manual, you should attend the WI SHRM conference with an open heart and an open mind.

Speakers who are brave, bold and audacious are the ones to emulate. They may not look like you or sound like you, but they are there because they love Human Resources professionals. Do them proud and pay close attention.

You can see Laurie at her session, “Personal Branding for Human Resources: Navigating the Social Web in Strategic Ways” on Thursday, October 16 at 10:45 a.m.

Laurie has also recently released an E-book, I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR,” which can be purchased for the price of a Starbucks cup of coffee, at Amazon, iTunes, or Barnes & Noble.  While there is no hard copy, Laurie would be more than happy to sign the back of your Kindle, iPad, or Nook.

For more information, check out the conference website here.

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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#WISHRM14 Committee Spotlight – Activities

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Over the next few Wednesdays, we will be highlighting some of the work and ideas that are going on behind the scenes to make the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference a success.

The WI SHRM Conference isn’t just full of educational sessions and a trip through the exhibit hall to pick up a little SWAG, and talk to some vendors, there is also fun to be had.

On Wednesday evening,  October 15, all attendees are asked to visit the exhibitors and join in on the opportunity to get your name drawn for some fantastic prizes.  To be entered, all you have to do is complete an HR puzzle.  Visit the exhibitors, learn about their offerings, and get the respective sticker to fill in your puzzle.  Once completed, bring your puzzle to the raffle area and be entered to win a prize!  Also, don’t forget to visit the Money Machine when you’re there and grab as much cash as you can!  Need a new picture with your colleagues?  Bring them over to the photo booth for a memorable “HR Smart” picture.  With all the activities going on it is sure to be a great night!    Thanks to Ultimate Software for sponsoring the Wednesday night event.

Cancer has impacted all of us in some way and we are taking the chance to support cancer awareness by wearing pink on Thursday, October 15.  The American Cancer Society will have a booth set up for the day, too!   Each attendee will receive a pink ribbon to use during the Exhibitor activity.  You will be asked to visit all of our exhibitors and collect buttons to fill your ribbon.   When you’ve completed your ribbon, bring it to the raffle drawing area to get your name in the drawing!  After a long day of learning and networking, you can relax with a massage.  Massages will be offered this year by Corporate Spa to relax those tired bones and aching temples!  Wisconsin Singers, a local group, will be there on Thursday evening to provide attendees with entertainment.  Come with your colleagues and friends and join us for some great entertainment and good conversation!

For more information about the 2014 WI SHRM State Conference, click here.

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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