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Dulles SHRM 2008 Accomplishments. December 3, 2008. Chapter of Choice What does it mean?. Members and participants find value in our chapter meetings Networking for job opportunities and information exchange

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Dulles shrm 2008 accomplishments

Dulles SHRM2008 Accomplishments

December 3, 2008

Chapter of choice what does it mean
Chapter of ChoiceWhat does it mean?

  • Members and participants find value in our chapter meetings

    • Networking for job opportunities and information exchange

    • Learning through timely topics by quality speakers on best practices and industry trends

    • Recertification credits

  • Members see return on their investment

    • Discounts on meeting registration fees, free job postings, discounts for certification class, timely communication on HR updates, and much more!

  • Sponsors find value as they provide financial support to our events

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Chapter of choice what does it mean continued
Chapter of ChoiceWhat does it mean? Continued …

  • Our discussion groups enable participants to engage in dialogue and get tips from their peers

  • Our website provides access to vital resources

    • Resume and position postings, links to state and national SHRM info, legislative updates, community resources for workforce education and diversity, our newsletter, Board meeting minutes, and much more!

  • Members and area HR professionals receive support with re-certification credits to maintain their PHR/SPHR and with preparing for the certification exams

  • Students network with HR professionals for mentoring and job search opportunities

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

What members like best about our chapter from our 2008 member survey
What Members Like Best aboutour Chapter (from our 2008 Member Survey)

“The friendly atmosphere and the chance to network with other members. Also, the opportunity to hear interesting speakers and keep current on HR-related topics.”

“Great networking group... Very friendly!”

“Interactive meetings such as the discussion groups!”

“The Board is committed to continuous improvement.”

“Communications are always up to date and very informative.”

“Very convenient location!”

“The quality of the monthly programs and the high degree of camaraderie among members. ”

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Programs keli winter
Programs Keli Winter

  • Conducted Annual Member Survey in March 2008 with 30% response rate

  • Utilized member responses on areas of interest from Member Survey to 2009 program topics

  • Try to focus on topics that are “hot” but not too trendy

  • Have already identified topics and speakers for 9 of 11 meetings in 2009

  • Coordinated with speakers throughout the year

    • Confirmed speakers

    • Obtained content and bios for posting on the website

    • Purchased speaker gifts

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Discussion group janet geib
Discussion GroupJanet Geib

  • Organized 12 discussion group meetings in 2008 on just-in-time topics

    • Total attendance was 200 through November; average attendance was 20

  • Have identified topics through November and several discussion leaders for 2009

  • Committee participated in facilitating and planning discussion group meetings

    • Wistaria Krigger

    • Tim Kelly

    • Cindy Loison

    • Courtney Nicholson

    • Tina Atwell

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Sponsors teresa buchholz
Sponsors Teresa Buchholz

  • Secured another Annual Sponsor for 2008

    • Liberty Mutual

  • Secured sponsors for all 11 chapter meetings, plus gifts from sponsors for the Holiday party

    • 8 Gold

    • 2  Silver

    • 1  Bronze

  • Achieved commitments for 2009

    • Annual Sponsor: RocsJobs

    • January Gold Sponsor: Emond, Berger, Suyama & Assoc.

    • February Gold Sponsor: Ameriprise Financial

    • March Gold Sponsor: Capital Search Group

    • April Gold Sponsor: Drexel E-learning

    • May Gold Sponsor: Meeting Management Services

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Membership joseph gregory and jamey mcnamara
MembershipJoseph Gregory and Jamey McNamara

  • Total membership as of end of November was 279 – 103% more than 2007

    • 130 (47%) are renewals from 2007

    • 149 (53% ) are new members

  • Continued to promote Ambassador program

    • Board members are assigned to welcome new members at their first meeting – very successful!

  • Continued to track membership statistics

    • How many members have attended meetings, years of HR experience, certifications,etc.

  • Conducted two new member orientation sessions

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Treasury tina atwell
Treasury Tina Atwell

  • Maintained Chapter financial health at >$53,000, up from $44,000 in funds from same time last year

  • Moved funds from Ameriprise Account into BB&T account to earn a better rate of return

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Communications christopher schaffer
Communications Christopher Schaffer

  • Notified members of monthly meetings and discussion groups (3 mailers per month for each)

  • Prepared and produced 12 Chapter newsletters – Dulles SHRM went “green” and now only posts the newsletter on the website

  • Produced a “Save the Date” flyer to keep members informed of upcoming events each month

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Communications continued
Communications, continued...

  • Continued to update and upgrade our website

    • Posted chapter events, Board meeting minutes, newsletters, advertising, etc.

    • Added and revised web pages as needed

    • Updated National and State SHRM links – e.g., SHRM Foundation, News Feed, VA State SHRM

    • Posted job openings and resumes for members as requested

Registration judy carter and linda caporaletti hoyt
Registration Judy Carter and Linda Caporaletti Hoyt

  • Decreased the registration lines at meetings by placing more emphasis on the use of website and mailer messages to encourage prepayment

  • Increased the percentage of prepaid meeting attendees who use the credit card payment option

    • 62% in 2008

  • Prepared Dulles SHRM nametags for attendees to speed up registration process

  • Worked with sponsorship coordinators to develop consistent, visible signage at registration table promoting annual and monthly sponsors.

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Certification chas sumser
CertificationChas Sumser

  • Registered 18 participants in the 2008 PHR/SPHR Study Group (10 SPHR, 8 PHR)

    • Pass rate to be measured in February 2009 after testing window closes and results are posted

    • 2008 survey to be completed in January 2009

  • All 11 Dulles SHRM chapter meeting programs approved by HRCI for credits

  • Continued partnership with NOVA SHRM to participate in the Peer Mentoring program

    • Served as member of advisory committee and peer liaison

    • 5 Dulles SHRM members selected for the class of 2008

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Diversity workforce education evelyn kaiser
Diversity/Workforce EducationEvelyn Kaiser

  • Connected members with community resources

    • Engaged 11 community speakers to present information about their services/resources at Chapter meetings

    • Worked with the Communications Director to increase the Diversity/Workforce information on our website

  • Continued to support the initiative “Circle of Champions” between National SHRM and Office of Disability Employment Policy

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Diversity continued
Diversity, continued...

  • Initiated relationship between Landmark Academy and Dulles SHRM – Board members taught various topics onsite for students

  • Matched 12 Dulles SHRM members to organizations and workforce development professionals to help with employment related issues for the job seekers

  • Workforce Initiatives were included in the Workforce Readiness Book

Student chapter liaison and scholarship nidhi kanungo
Student Chapter Liaison and ScholarshipNidhi Kanungo

  • Awarded two chapter scholarships of $1,000

  • Coordinated Guest Lecture Series at Marymount


  • Continue to attempt to establish relationships with Student Chapters at GMU, GWU and Marymount

  • 4 Board members participated as volunteers in the HR Games, an annual college-level competition sponsored by SHRM

    • Denise Henderson, Les Eszenyi, Marlene Mouanga, Keli Winter

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Legislative affairs
Legislative Affairs

  • Organized “Day Inside the Beltway” to lobby on the Hill in May 2008

    • “High quality, but not high quantity” with 6 participants

    • Met with National SHRM’s Governmental Affairs office at Alexandria Headquarters

    • Met with staff of the local Congressional delegation

    • Lobbied on proposed legislation including the FMLA changes

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Shrm foundation mary roome godbolt
SHRM FoundationMary Roome-Godbolt

  • Will support the SHRM Foundation in 2008 with a $1,650 contribution (10% increase from 2007)

    • $607 collected through monthly 50/50 raffles as of October Chapter meeting

    • Remainder donated out of general funds

    • Contributed articles on the work of the SHRM Foundation to the Chapter newsletter

    • Applied for Chapter Champion status with National SHRM

  • Embry Rucker

    • Collected $523(through November) from members to provide support to Embry Rucker, a homeless shelter in Reston

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

Dulles shrm 2008 accomplishments
More …

  • Dulles SHRM Secretary

    • Prepared Board meetings minutes (posted on our website)

  • Hosted our first Annual Business Partner Fair

    • 27 vendors and 25 participants were present

    • Participants and vendors given opportunity to network and share products and services

    • We plan to hold it again in 2009

  • Co-sponsored the 3rd Annual Greater Washington Employer Benefit and Work/Life Survey

Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

And more
And more....

  • Raffled $700 worth of gift certificates to members during the year to use for HR related educational materials/seminars/classes

  • Raffled one VA State SHRM Conference registration to members in the month of September

Dulles shrm your chapter of choice

Dulles SHRM Your Chapter of Choice