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CLA webinar: SHRM FOUNDATION. July 23, 2014 Ashlee Droscher Smith, Director of Development. Agenda. SHRM Foundation Overview 2014: Accomplishments and Anticipate How we can help you GREAT IDEAS Q & A. Who are we:.

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Cla webinar shrm foundation


July 23, 2014

Ashlee Droscher Smith, Director of Development


  • SHRM Foundation Overview

  • 2014: Accomplishments and Anticipate

  • How we can help you


  • Q & A

Who are we
Who are we:

  • SHRM Foundation VisionThe SHRM Foundation is the globally recognized catalyst for shaping human resource thought leadership and research.

  • SHRM Foundation MissionThe SHRM Foundation 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.

Educational products
Educational Products


  • New case study DVD: Investing in Older Workers

  • Launch of Thought Leadership Report: Evolution of Work and the Worker


  • Aging Workforce Initiative products:

    • Effective Practice Guidelines Report

    • Two Executive Briefings: Strategically Engaging the Older Worker and Overcoming Ageism in the Workplace

    • Executive Round Table held June 5, and event summary will be available

  • New Effective Practice Guidelines Report:

    Leveraging Workplace Flexibility for Engagement and Productivity

    All products are available for complimentary download at:


The SHRM Foundation is the leading funder of HR research.


  • Research grants: 32 grant proposals received, and 2 were conditionally funded for a total of $215,000:

    • Bridging Communication Gaps in HR by Mapping Constructs and Findings

    • Free-Riding in Global Virtual Teams: An Experimental Study of Antecedents and Strategies to Minimize the Problem

  • Sixteen research projects are currently in process totaling $1,555,497


  • Upcoming submission deadline: October 1


Thought Leadership Initiative:

With the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in the next 5-10 years.

Three themes:

  • Evolution of 'Work' and the 'Worker'

  • Engaging and Integrating a Global Workforce

  • Use of Talent Analytics for Competitive Advantage

    Digital Hub:

    Follow on twitter: #FutureHRTrends

Digital Hub:

Follow on twitter: #FutureHRTrends

Scholarship awards
Scholarship & Awards


  • Debbie Mackey, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxvilleis awarded Advisor of the Year

  • Passed deadlines:

    • Scholarships for HR Professionals

    • HRM Impact Awards

    • Dissertation Awards

    • Losey HR Research Award


  • Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR deadline: August 18, 2014

  • SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Programdeadline: November 1, 2014

Annual campaign status as of july 22 2014
Annual Campaign Status, as of July 22, 2014

  • Almost $200,000 received!

  • State Councils donations slightly above $20,000

  • Chapter donations slightly above $70,000

Volunteer leader role
Volunteer Leader Role

  • Educate

    You are the Foundation’s ambassador! Share the news of our accomplishments and invite your colleagues to join us!

  • Fundraise

    Ask for support, create a Leadership Campaign, build a special event, develop opportunities for all to engage and give.


  • SHRM Foundation web site:

    (click the Volunteer Resources tab on the top-right)

    • Always start with the “Volunteer Success Guide”

    • Fundraising

    • Donation Form

    • Best Practices

    • Innovative Ideas

    • Auction Information

    • Submit Fundraising Ideas

    • FAQs on Submitting Donations

    • Fundraising Reports – Sorted by Region, Then by State

  • Volunteer Leaders’ Resource Center

  • SHRM Foundation Staff

Great ideas

Kenneth Rodriguez SPHR-CA, SAHRA Treasurer

Contact us
Contact us!


Ashlee Droscher Smith, M.S. Director, [email protected]

Request resources:

Elissa Soares

Foundation Administrator

[email protected]