The View From….Green Bay

The Green Bay SHRM Chapter has exciting things happening in 2012!

This past fall our Workforce Readiness Committee held a half day employment workshop at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, as a partnership with ACES (Adults on Course for Excellence and Success). Chapter members, comprised of Human Resources Leaders from local businesses, performed mock interviews along with resume and cover letter critiques. In addition there were various employment presentations performed every hour. Approximately 15 volunteers and roughly 70 attendees made this day possible. For our efforts and partnership with the ACES program, we were awarded the Enterprising Leadership Award and a very generous $2,000 grant by the Wisconsin SHRM. ACES is a student group of dislocated workers and adult learners, who we hope to work with again in the future. We will be using our $2,000 grant to fund future workshops in 2012!

We also would like to welcome three new members to our organization: Kim Kinner, Alzheimer’s Association; Karen Faulkner, Golden House; and Joyce Anderson, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin. These three members are part of an exciting new program sponsored by the JJ Keller Foundation through the WI State Council. The JJ Keller Foundation is a generous supporter of funding organizational projects and programs related to education in the community. This mentoring program for executive directors of 501(c)(3) organizations across the state of Wisconsin will allow them to enhance their education in the human resources field, along with creating opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between those organizations and the local SHRM chapter. Each recipient has received one year of their National SHRM membership dues paid, one year of local chapter dues & meeting fees paid, as well as a paid entrance to one WI State SHRM Legislative Conference! Congratulations and Welcome to Kim, Karen and Joyce!

As a chapter we will also continue to enhance our social media initiatives in 2012. This will help to strengthen awareness of our chapter in recruiting new members, communicating within our membership base and bringing awareness to events and initiatives we are doing as a chapter. Linked In, especially, has become a great communication and networking tool for our local chapter members!

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