CVSHRM Checks In On 2018 Initiatives

Did you set 2018 personal or professional development goals? Or, maybe New Year’s resolutions? As spring has finally sprung, it may be time for a progress check. That is what this post is about – a progress check on CVSHRM’s 2018 initiatives.

At our January strategic planning session, CVSHRM set our 2018 goals (1) develop a CVSHRM vision and mission that will drive and direct our strategies and action plans; (2) continue to support and serve our members by offering quality professional development, personal development, and networking opportunities to support a positive member experience; (3) increase involvement of and engage with our student and rising professionals; and (4) improve Board and CVSHRM structure and process to ensure continued success, to position the organization for growth, and ensure volunteer sustainability.

It’s only May, but we’ve made substantial strides toward goal achievement. First, the Board has worked to develop a draft vision (to support and serve as the trusted partner to advance the human resources profession in the Chippewa Valley), and with the leadership of our Marketing and Public Relations Director, we are almost there with a final draft of a mission.

We have worked tirelessly the first five months of 2018 to achieve our second Board goal – quality programming and networking opportunities. We offered an exceptional Employment Law Update in February, an engaging session on recruitment videos in March, a stellar content-packed HR Conference in April, and a valuable leadership program earlier this month. June and July will be social and networking focused, and we dive back into more programming later this year. With the support of our VP of Membership, Heather Murray, Laura has also created a Programming Committee that aligns with our fourth objective – volunteer engagement and sustainability. We are appreciative of the support and assistance of members who are serving on our new Programming Committee.

Another Board sub-committee, led by Lara Riste, is making strides to launch a new CVSHRM website. Board members have devoted much time to this significant undertaking and we believe our members will appreciate the change. (We have not yet tackled the bylaw revisions but hope to initiate that project soon.)

Finally, with respect to goal three, I am happy to share that at the WISHRM HR Games and Student Conference, CVSHRM had more student teams participate than any other chapter. UW Eau Claire, UW Stout, and CVTC were all represented with one or more student teams; UWEC Payrollers team grabbed a fourth-place win.

Austin Vogler, Tabitha Newton, and Jayme DeYot will spend some time this summer preparing the strategy to engage local students at the beginning of the next academic year and one of our fall programming events will have connections to our human resources student/new-to-the-profession demographic.

We have made a tremendous amount of progress in just five short months.  Of course we could not have done it without our chapter volunteers and general members.  If you have any questions on our chapter initiatives, feel free to reach out to us at chippewavalley.shrm@gmail.com.

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