We are looking for Board Members who are passionate about what we do as HR professionals, are willing to give back to the local HR community.
Leadership/Board Positions serve a term of 12 months (calendar year) . The average time commitment is 5 – 10 hours per month (includes board and chapter meetings).
Some benefits of becoming a chapter Board Member include:
The chance to make an impact and assist in the development of your chapter and the HR profession.
- An opportunity to be recognized as a leader in the field of human resources.
- The valuable opportunity to network with peers and colleagues within the HR profession and/or within the local small business community.
- Hours spent as a volunteer leader can be counted toward re-certification hours for HRCI.
- The opportunity to attend SHRM’s Annual Leadership Conference in Washington DC. The conference is FREE for the incoming Chapter President (this includes airfare and hotel accommodations).
Some general requirements and responsibilities that should be considered before deciding to run for or accept a Board position:
- Be an active and engaged Board member. This includes attending monthly board meetings as well as chapter meetings and programs. It also includes being prepared for Board meetings, asking critical questions, and helping the Board come to agreement in making decisions that affect chapter membership.
- Know or build your knowledge about your chapter, SHRM, and its governing bylaws. Learn about SHRM and its role with your chapter. The SHRM Leaders Guide is available online in the Volunteer Leaders’ Resource Center (VLRC) to assist you.
- Stay informed of trends in the field of human resources and timely issues affecting your chapter.
- Abstain from activities that may appear to create a conflict of interest. Follow the SHRM Code of Ethical and Professional Standards in Human Resource Management and Chapter Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Be willing to provide contacts and resources to help your chapter grow and develop as an organization.
- Maintain confidentiality, as appropriate, of chapter Board issues and membership data.
- Be a SHRM National and SKCSHRM Chapter member in good standing.
If you are interested in joining the board and would like to discuss how your interests may best align with the needs of the chapter, please contact any of our current board members.