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Volunteer Leaders: Welcome, Resources, Action Items for Early 2022

  • 1.  Volunteer Leaders: Welcome, Resources, Action Items for Early 2022

    Posted 2 days ago
    Dear SHRM 2022 Volunteer Leaders:

    Happy New Year! With 2021 officially (and thankfully) behind us, all of us at SHRM would like to thank every single member of the Volunteer Leader family for all your efforts this past year on behalf of work, the worker and the workplace.

    Whether you are returning to your role or are brand new to volunteering with a SHRM State Council or Chapter, know that we will continue our focus on providing regular webcasts and email updates, bolstered resources and volunteer onboarding materials, continued dedicated affiliate support, exclusive volunteer gatherings and appreciation throughout the year.

    As part of your welcome to volunteer leadership, please find the following immediate resources that will help you become familiar with SHRM, volunteer resources and key events for the year ahead:

    Top 6 Benefits of the Recently-Upgraded SHRM Volunteer Leader Resource Center (VLRC) – Your Official "Volunteer Leader Hub":
    1. Access SHRM's Campaign-in-a-Box turnkey resources for toolkits and assets throughout the year;
    2. Don't miss robust volunteer-specific virtual offerings (stay tuned for dates and registration details in early 2022; visit our 2021 archive in the meantime);
    3. Review the official SHRM Board orientation to learn all you need to know about the business of SHRM and Volunteer Leader structure;
    4. Check out a helpful Chapter Activities by Month planning calendar;
    5. Review the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) information, and;
    6. Brush up on a helpful Glossary of "SHRM terms"!

    Mark Your Calendars for Key 2022 Volunteer Leader-Related Dates/Events:
    • SHRM Regional Council Business Meeting (RCBM) (invitation-only, Feb. 17-19, 2022, Amelia Island, FL)
    SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (June 12-15, 2022, New Orleans, LA)
    • SHRM Volunteer Leaders' Business Meeting (VLBM) (Nov. 17-19, 2022, Washington, D.C.)
    • Volunteer Leader Connection Webcasts (Monthly)
    • Core Leadership Area Webinars (Quarterly)
    • Chapter Leaders: Be Aware of Chapter Audits Procedure
    • State Councils and Chapters: Stay Up-to-Date on Your Board Leadership through State Council Leader Information Form (SCLIF) and Chapter Leader Information Form (CLIF) (Submit annually in December)

    Please submit any changes to your affiliate Board/volunteer roles using the Volunteer Leader Information Update Form. You can also use this form to add or remove Volunteer Leaders throughout the year when unexpected changes occur.

    Moving Forward:
    • Get to know your Membership Advisory Council (MAC) Representative!
    • Work closely throughout the year with your Field Services Director and Member Engagement Associate.
    SHRM22 and SHRM Talent Conference & Expo Early Bird Rates End January 14: Early bird rates for SHRM Talent Conference & Expo and SHRM22 end tomorrow, January 14. As a SHRM Volunteer Leader, secure you ticket today and save up to $305 for SHRM Talent and up to $500 for SHRM22. And don't forget – SHRM Volunteer Leaders automatically receive a 10 percent discount off the current SHRM22 price!

    Thank you in advance for your leadership and service to the HR profession and to SHRM in your volunteer role with your State Council or Chapter for 2022. Your work is critical to our shared success. As always, if you have any questions or if the SHRM Membership Team can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

    On behalf of SHRM, thank you for all you do for our members, the HR profession, and the Society. We look forward to working together in partnership this year and beyond!

    Meredith Nethercutt Krisher
    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    Denver CO