Get Involved with a Committee - Volunteer!
Make the most of your membership by getting involved! Volunteering with us provides valuable return on your investment. Develop essential leadership, mentoring and team-based competencies, network with fellow members, influence the direction of the organization or give back to your community. There are a many ways to express yourself, use your talents or learn a new skill. Committees are comprised of diverse, enthusiastic and energetic individuals. In most cases, no prior related experience is required. Meeting schedules are flexible to meet member needs. The following is a brief summary of our committees.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
This committee supports the vision of Detroit SHRM through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens with a focus on providing members with unique learning opportunities both personally and professionally to enhance leadership development. The ideal committee member not only has a passion for, but also experience in identifying and developing programmatic initiatives with a diversity focus. This is a new committee for Detroit SHRM and you can be a part of establishing its foundational pillars. We want to provide opportunities to support member connections with awareness, knowledge, and understanding on the impact of DEI as a Human Resource professional.
The Education Committee is comprised of a diverse, energetic, enthusiastic group of HR professionals who are committed to the education and professional development of their HR colleagues. The committee is responsible for delivering compelling HR-related programs and valuable networking opportunities for HR professionals at all levels. The committee develops, plans and organizes the annual calendar of events including Chapter Meetings, HR Connects, Webinars and Special events. This includes securing local and national speakers, managing the logistics and arranging for greeters for each event. The committee also secures HR Certification Institute continuing education credits toward renewal of PHR, SPHR and GPHR certification. The committee meets the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The location rotates with the generous support of our resource partners.
Government and Community Affairs
The Vision of Government and Community Affairs is to offer outreach opportunities and drive social responsibility. We leverage the resources of our membership to foster diversity, encourage giving, develop future HR leaders, and prepare the workforce for the needs of tomorrow as we serve Greater Detroit. The committee provides resources and events for the membership and community to promote diversity awareness in Greater Detroit. We also focus on workforce readiness by working with communities and businesses to help improve job search and workforce readiness skills of groups and individuals. Group meetings are to be determined as necessary. Committee meetings are held on the second Monday every month at 5:30 p.m. (in Farmington Hills).
This Committee is charged with keeping members advised of legal developments that affect the workplace. Activities include writing monthly articles for the e-newsletter, providing e-mail blasts on breaking legal developments, and co-sponsoring the chapter meeting and webinars dedicated to legal issues. The committee provides legal updates and analysis to Detroit SHRM members and is comprised of attorneys who specialize in employment/labor law issues. These attorneys have expertise in a wide variety of legal issues including those involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Worker’s Disability Compensation Act, Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, various immigration laws, Michigan’s employment related laws, and the National Labor Relations Act. Typically, meetings are held every other month via conference call on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. This committee is for licensed attorneys.
This committee is dedicated to keeping our membership informed about upcoming HR events and providing information about topics and issues of interest to the larger HR community. Activities include editing the weekly e- newsletter, special e-blasts and the Annual Report, maintaining social media sites and the chapter blog, and updating the chapter website as needed.
Member Services is dedicated to attracting new members, engaging existing members and increasing Detroit SHRM’s membership. We are also committed to the professional growth and development of our more than 600 current members. Activities include strategizing and implementing creative ways to recruit new members and retain existing members, overseeing new member applications and existing membership renewal processes and providing member development by promoting various HR professional certifications. Additionally, we work with Student SHRM chapters to build and leverage partnerships, as well as promote collaborative efforts with schools in order to improve scholastic results and prepare students for careers as Human Resource professionals. We are looking for new members, so join us today and make a difference! Our committee meetings are held every month typically on the third Tuesday from 6:00pm-7:00pm (in Troy).
This committee works to partner with community vendors as both Corporate Members and Resource Partners. They also collaborate with other HR groups and local SHRM Chapters to create a greater HR community in Michigan.