Welcome to the Indiana State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Indiana SHRM consists of 17 chapters in the State of Indiana. The board of directors consists presidents of all the chapters plus various chapter leadership chairs.

We meet 5 times a year to discuss how we can further the HR profession in Indiana and serve our members effectively.

One of the ways we serve our members is our HR Indiana Regional Conference. Last year we had 1500 attendees and we are one of the top 3 regional HR conferences in the United States.

Vision Statement:
Indiana’s authority in people management for business and the community.

Advance the HR profession and serve the professional by providing diverse resources, innovative leadership and development opportunities.

Strategic Objectives:
• Chapter Support
• Membership
• Partnerships


Save the Date!

HR Indiana 2016

August 29-31, 2016
JW Marriott Hotel and Indiana Convention Center

HR Indiana
(317) 841-8202


Indiana State Council was named a Top 10 Fundraising State Council for their outstanding support of the SHRM Foundation in 2014. State Council leaders attended a luncheon in their honor during the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this summer.

In 2014, Indiana State Council, raised $9000 for the SHRM Foundation. The state council encouraged giving from each member and held a silent auction at the HR Indiana conference. The state council’s efforts were led by JoDee Curtis and Desila Rosetti.

“Thanks to the generous donations from Indiana State Council, the SHRM Foundation is able to deliver scholarship to future leaders, advance HR research, publish complimentary educational resources, and move thought leadership forward,” explained Mark Schmit, SHRM Foundation’s executive director. “With 50 state councils across the county, being named a Top 10 Fundraising State Council exemplifies the dedication of Indiana State Council to the Foundation’s work of shaping the future of HR.”

The SHRM Foundation, the charity affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable, evidence-based research. The work of the Foundation is only made possible by the support from individuals, companies, and SHRM chapters and state councils. In 2014, the top 10 fundraising state councils raised $108,938.35 and the Foundation’s annual campaign raised more than $1 million for the second year in a row. To learn more about the SHRM Foundation, visit shrmfoundation.org.


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Friday, December 4 (Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport)

Note: This is ONLY for SHRM chapters and their board members. The general population cannot attend this event.

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We are looking forward to seeing you and all your chapter volunteer leaders at the Indiana SHRM State Leadership Conference, Friday, December 4. The purpose of the State Leadership Conference is to provide your incoming Board with the tools, resources, and connection opportunities to ensure a successful 2016! Please encourage your chapter leadership to attend so that all of chapters can benefit from sharing ideas and applying new knowledge.

Here is some additional information:

WHO IS INVITED: Anyone who serves in a current or incoming chapter or State Council volunteer leader position is invited.

REGISTRATION: Registration for any chapter or State Council volunteer leader is FREE. Register by clicking on the link and filling out the form.

LOCATION: This year, we will NOT be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, as the hotel is not available. Instead we will be at the Holiday Inn Airport. Here is additional information on the hotel and directions.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: If you have to travel 50 or more miles to the Holiday Inn Airport, State Council will provide two (2) free rooms per chapter and (2) two half-price rooms per chapter. When you fill out your registration form, indicate if you will be taking advantage of this offer. You can also indicate if you will take a room that you pay for on your own.

Plan on being at the conference all day, with a night-before reception available for those that are traveling (and local folks as well!)


  • State Council meeting – 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Leadership Conference – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

AGENDA: The agenda will include the following

  • Evening reception the night before (evening of Thursday, December 3)
  • Breakout sessions for each of the Core Leadership Areas:
    • Diversity
    • Membership
    • Government Affairs
    • Certification
    • Programs

    • College Relations
    • Workforce Readiness
    • Administration (Financial, Admin, Other)
  • Keynote speaker: Cynthia D’Amour
  • New leader boot camp
  • Chapter touch-base session

Look for updated information on Google+! We look forward to seeing you all then!


Volunteer of the Year

Cheryl Hughes from the South Central Indiana HR Association

The Volunteer Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding leadership, motivation, and organizational skills to the development of the Indiana State Council, the local chapter, or other SHRM programs.

Award for Professional Excellence

Julie Barker from Indy SHRM

The Award for Professional Excellence recognizes an individual who applies creative management concepts to improve performance, advance the profession, and promote the understanding of HR Management.

Chapter of the Year

Michiana Chapter

The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding achievements in chapter development and contributions to the advancement of effective HR management.






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