Chapter Engagement

This committee has the broad goal of increasing the participation and experiences of HR professionals in the activities and roles of SHRM-GT in the Tucson region. 

Whether you are new to the HR profession or tenured, your experiences and interactions with SHRM-GT may be only at monthly workshops or special events. There's a lot more...

What are the benefits and rewards of volunteering on SHRM-GT programs and committees?

  • Learn more about the workings of a volunteer committee and how to be successful engaging others. Working with committee members is similar to participating in a work team, project or committee on your job. The skill areas of effective meetings, creating agendas, garnering support for your ideas, reporting and presentations, staying focused on the goals and directions that members agreed upon are all critical success skills for work.
  • Help SHRM-GT achieve its goals and objectives and in doing so enhance the image of the HR professional in the business community.
  • Increase your network in the HR community. Having a broad network of HR professionals in varied roles can be very helpful as you look for new ideas for your organization, research best practices, or meet new challenges while you broaden your knowledge. Additionally, if you are looking for a new HR position, your network is the first place to go for ideas, feedback and direction.
  • Many organizations recognize and reward their employees' participation in community organizations. Working on a SHRM-GT committee can be an excellent avenue to achieve this. And starting as a committee member is the first step to leading a project or event for SHRM-GT and becoming a chair of a committee and a member of the SHRM-GT board.
  • Earn HRCI recertification credits! Many of us look at our job related work for opportunities to earn credits, but did you know that you can earn up to 10 credit hours? The information below has been copied from the HRCI recertification site:

HRCI awards recertification in leadership for certificants who support the HR profession by contributing their HR expertise in areas outside of their workplace. This category recognizes the importance of not only "giving back" to the profession and promoting excellence, but to contributing one's professional knowledge to the community. This is the only category where recertification credit is not necessarily awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. The maximum number of recertification credit hours that can be accumulated in this category over a three-year period is 10 hours.

Leadership credit typically awarded includes activities within a national or international HR-related association (such as SHRM), chairing an HR committee within a local Chamber of Commerce, or otherwise using one's HR expertise to further a volunteer organization's mission. Recertification credit is not awarded for leadership activities that do not have a direct HR link-for example leading a local Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts troop. Listed below are some examples of leadership activities that may earn recertification credit hours: 

  • Officer positions on boards: 5 credits/year to maximum of 10 credits
  • Committee chair: 5 credits/year to maximum of 10 credits
  • Committee member: 3 credits/year to maximum of 9 credits

How can I get started?
Visit the committee sites on the SHRM-GT webpage and contact the HR professional listed as the contact.  Ask how you can get involved

Speak to the committee chairs/board members at the next SHRM monthly workshop or event (they are wearing their committee roles on their badges) and ask how you can get involved.

Already on a committee and want to find out more about a leadership role? Speak to your committee chair or any SHRM-GT board member and ask about attending a board meeting.

Heather Karp, Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona 

Chapter Engagement Committee Spotlight (previously known as Leadership Development)