Welcome to the Heart of Illinois HR Council - From the President
In the first days after I learned that I was to be the President of the Heart of Illinois HR Council for 2013 I spent quite a few moments thinking about what I wanted to help bring to this wonderful group of HR Professionals. I have served on the board of our council under 4 presidents and admire each of them for how they helped to grow our chapter. It is my hope to work well with this year’s board to continue to enhance all that we have to offer. There are many projects that we will continue to work on; in addition, I want to spend a little time looking back. As I was thinking about the coming year, the phrase “Be seen in 2013 – Tell your HIHRC story” continued to run through my mind. I hope to take time each month to invite members of our council to share their own stories about what our council has meant to their professional or personal journeys in human resources and in doing so help to create an even higher level of community among our members. So, I’ll go first…here is the short version of My HIHRC Story:
I began attending monthly luncheons with colleagues from my office as a young HR Professional in the late 90’s. I was inspired by the educational aspects of the meetings and by the people. I truly loved and valued the connections that I made. After about 5 years of regular attendance, my schedule did not allow me to attend any longer and I truly missed the HIHRC so much. Thankfully, I was able to return to meetings about 5 years ago. I joined the board in 2009, serving in a variety of roles. I attended a study group with HIHRC members and fulfilled a professional goal by earning my PHR. I was able to attend several conferences and even got to go to Capitol Hill to speak about HR laws. I have had so many wonderful experiences, but what I cherish most of all is the relationships that I have built. Some are more professional in nature and some are wonderful friendships. I am thankful for the Heart of Illinois HR Council!
Would you like to meet other HR professionals and learn from your peers? Would you like to earn recertification credits? If you would like to know more about our council or how you can get involved please contact me directly or any of our board members.
If you have not attended a meeting yet and would like to come as a first time guest at no cost please let us know. We would love to have you join us and consider membership.
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June 26, 2013, 11:15am – 1:30pmBarrack's Cater Inn, Peoria, ILAs an HR professional, we are uniquely positioned to provide insight into and shape the development of federal and state workplace place laws and regulations. And, as an HR advocate, it is important that we keep...
July 17, 2013, 11:30am – 1:30pmIllinois Central College North Campus, 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61635. Hickory Hall Room 131.Social media is not a fad. It is the way more and more people are interacting with others online. In the corporate world, social media allows companies to engage with both current and potential customers and employees in a way they have never been able to before.For human resource practitioners social...
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Welcome to the Heart of Illinois HR Council, SHRM Chapter # 326, where HR professionals in the Peoria area find professional development opportunities, networking, and resources.
As a chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to HR management, we are an influential voice in the Society's mission to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.
You are invited to join us for our monthly programs, featuring leading edge speakers. Our goal is to have all meetings HRCI approved. Its our way of bringing value to you at each and every meeting.
Our Current Quarterly Newsletter - May 2013 (click here)
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To provide our members with the knowledge required to attain the highest standard of performance in human resource management. Our objective is to bring together diverse industries to provide professional development through high quality, responsive programs, with opportunities for open discussion.