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  1. Dulles SHRM2007 Accomplishments December 5, 2007

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. What Members Like Best aboutour Chapter (from our 2007 Member Survey) “The professional, open and friendly approach that members show toward each other and to new members” “Love the monthly discussion groups!” “Great programs” “It is a great networking group” “I love the chance to learn something new” “Job posting ability, the website is up-to-date” “The new location is excellent!’ “It is a very active chapter and responds to members’ issues” Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  5. Programs • Conducted Annual Member Survey in March 2007 with 33% response rate • Tied member responses on areas of interest from Member Survey to 2008 program topics • Have already identified topics and speakers for 10 of 11 meetings in 2008 • Coordinated with speakers throughout the year • Confirmed and rescheduled speakers • Obtained content and bios for posting on the website • Purchased speaker gifts Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  6. SIG Discussion Groups • Organized 12 discussion group meetings in 2007 on just-in-time topics • Total attendance was 179 through November; average attendance was 15 • Have identified first several topics and discussion leaders for 2008 • SIG Committee participated in facilitating and planning discussion group meetings • Lydia-Jane Failing • Bernadette Gebhardt • Denise Henderson • Wistaria Krigger • Sheila Maher • Tina Strasheim Special thanks to Janet Geib Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  7. Sponsors • Set a benchmark with our first-ever Annual Sponsor in 2007 • Aerobodies Fitness • Secured sponsors for all 11 chapter meetings, plus gifts from sponsors for the Holiday party • 6 Gold • 2  Silver • 1  Bronze • 2  free in exchange for services to the Chapter • Achieved commitments for 2008 • Annual Sponsor: Liberty Mutual • January Silver Sponsor: Emond, Berger, Suyama & Associates Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  8. Membership • Grew membership to 301 through 11/07, up nearly 20% from 11/06 • 160 (53%) are renewals from 2006 • 141 (47% ) are new members Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  9. Membership, continued • Initiated an Ambassador program • Board members are assigned to welcome new members at their first meeting • Continued to track membership statistics • For example, number of members who have attended meetings, years of HR experience, etc. • Conducted 2 new member orientations Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  10. Treasury • Maintained Chapter financial health at >$44,000, up from $31,000 in funds from same time last year • Have continued to invest in Chapter infrastructure including • Two $1000 scholarship awards • $1,500 donation to SHRM Foundation to be sent later this month • Purchase of a wireless microphone for Chapter meetings Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  11. Communications • Notified members of monthly meetings and discussion groups (3 mailers per month for each) • Prepared and produced 12 Chapter newsletters • Continued to update and upgrade our website • Posted chapter events, Board meeting minutes, newsletters, advertising, etc. • Added and revised web pages – e.g., FAQ, Board position description, diversity/workforce pages • Continued to add National and State SHRM links – e.g., SHRM Foundation, News Feed, VA State SHRM • Averaged 7 job postings a month and continued to enable members to post resumes • Continued to minimize the cost of webmaster services and decrease turnaround time with use of Dreamweaver Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  12. Registration • 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 • From 55% in 2006 to 79% in 2007 • Added the Dulles SHRM logo to name tags Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  13. Certification • Registered 12 participants in the 2007 PHR/SPHR Study Group (had to turn away 3 applicants due to space limitations) • Pass rate to be measured in February 2008 after testing window closes and results are posted • 2007 survey to be completed in January 2008 • 10 of 11 Dulles SHRM chapter meeting programs approved by HRCI for credits • Established partnership with NOVA SHRM to participate in the Peering Mentoring program • Served as a program committee member • 3 Dulles SHRM members selected for the class of 2007 Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  14. Diversity/Workforce Education • Connected members with community resources • Engaged 5 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 • Created a committee to promote the employment of people with disabilities • Supports SHRM National “Circle of Champions” program • Began involvement this year with the goal of increasing participation in 2008 • Contributed numerous articles on diversity and workforce issues to the Chapter newsletter Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  15. Student Chapter Liaison and Scholarship • Implemented our student membership policies 01/07 • No dues for students and reduced fee for Chapter meetings • Sponsored GMU’s Student Chapter Merit Award application in March 07 – GMU received a Superior Merit Award • Awarded two chapter scholarships of $1,000 • Contacted student chapters at GMU and GW • Lack of student activity on both campuses in recent months has limited our opportunities to contribute • 2 Board members participated as volunteers in the HR Games, an annual college-level competition sponsored by SHRM • Nidhi Kanungo and Tina Strasheim Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  16. Legislative Affairs • Organized “Day Inside the Beltway” to lobby on the Hill in May 2007 • “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 Immigration Reform Act Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  17. SHRM Foundation & Embry Rucker • Will support the SHRM Foundation in 2007 with a $1,500 (or more) contribution • $492 collected through monthly 50/50 raffles as of November Chapter meeting • Remainder donated out of general funds • Contributed articles on the work of the SHRM Foundation to the Chapter newsletter • Embry Rucker • Collected $500 (though November) from members to provide support to Embry Rucker, a homeless shelter in Reston Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  18. And More … • Dulles SHRM Secretary • Prepared Board meetings minutes (posted on our website) • Supported the Virginia State SHRM Conference • Provided seed money in late 2006 • 4 members served on the core Volunteer Committee • Kathleen Ferris, Conference Co-Chair • Nidhi Kanungo, Volunteer Chair • Cornelia Gamlem and Mary Walter Midkiff, Program Chairs • 8 members participated as volunteers • Staffed a Dulles SHRM table to advertise our Chapter • Implemented “member in transition” policy • Provides reduced meeting fees for members who experience a period of unemployment Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

  19. And Even More … • Co-sponsored the 2nd Annual Greater Washington Employer Benefit and Work/Life Survey • Celebrated our 20th anniversary • Organized by two past presidents, Lynn Lorenz and Don Nagley • Pins, banners, decorations, history of the chapter, and recognition of past presidents Dulles SHRM: Your Chapter of Choice

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