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Welcome to volunteering!

SHRA cannot be successful without you and your support as a volunteer and volunteer leader. We look forward to working with you to support, promote, and develop the HR profession. Your work will help us realize our goals as a professional society devoted to advancing the HR profession and the HR professional.


Volunteer leadership is good for you, too; not only can it help you develop your leadership skills, you can also receive HRCI recertification credit. [Details www.hrci.org]

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please contact the SHRA president at volunteer@myshra.org.


Ambassador Committee

Function: Serves as the welcoming committee for new SHRA members.

Responsible to: SHRA Membership Director

Responsibilities:

  • Introduce new members to SHRA at member meetings.
  • Provide support to member engagement/retention measurement and strategies of SHRA.
  • Facilitate volunteer opportunities for new members.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRA member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the President.
  • Attend SHRM Volunteer Leader and HR FL teleconferences on membership attraction/retention, if feasible.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

Certification & Professional Development Committee

Function: Promotes certification activities for SHRA and its members.


Reports to: SHRA President


Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the certification of human resource professionals through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
  • Promotes the formation and conduct of chapter study programs to facilitate the certification of chapter members.
  • Encourages the certification of members.
  • Develops and distributes information to SHRA on certification.
  • Promotes all forms of professional development for SHRA membersand community at large.

Requirements:

  • Must be a SHRA member in good standing. SHRM and HRCI certification highly recommended. Certification class facilitator requires SPHR certification.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the current President.
  • Attend SHRM Volunteer Leader and HR FL teleconferences on certification, if feasible.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be re-appointed.

College Relations Committee


Function: Assists and promotes student chapter activities within SHRA.


Responsible to: SHRA Vice President


Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a liaison between student chapters, SHRA, and HR Florida.
  • Promotes the formation of new student chapters within Sarasota and Manatee counties.
  • Serves as a communications link between student chapters and SHRM’s Student Program Manager in disseminating information relative to student programs, scholarships, certification, student conferences, etc.
  • Encourages participation of student chapters on the state level, if applicable.
  • Works with faculty advisors and SHRA to encourage student participation in SHRA meetings.
  • Develops and distributes information to SHRA on student chapters, relations and activities.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRA member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Attend SHRM Volunteer Leader and HR FL teleconferences on College Relations, if feasible.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the current President.
  • As feasible, visit student chapters throughout Sarasota-Manatee counties and attend state conferences on college relations.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

Diversity Committee


Function: Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis local activities concerning diversity issues and encourages diversity within SHRA.


Responsible to: SHRA Vice President.


Responsibilities:

  • Develops and works with the diversity committee to promote diversity.
  • Be available for presentations if and when appropriate, or help to identify programs or speakers for conferences or SHRA programs.
  • Coordinate efforts in developing diversity initiatives that can serve as models for other chapters.
  • Work with SHRA to identify minorities and other diverse members in the state who might be interested in additional volunteer leadership opportunities.
  • Develops and distributes information to SHRA on diversity.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRA member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the current President.
  • Attend SHRM Volunteer Leader and HR FL Diversity teleconferences; attend SHRM Diversity Conference, if feasible.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

Legislative Committee


Function: Monitors and evaluates pending federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory, and legal activities that may have an impact on the management of human resources.


Responsible to: President-Elect


Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, evaluates and disseminates to SHRA issues of concern arising from potential legislation, regulatory and/or legal activities within the state which would potentially impact SHRA members or the profession.
  • Prepares and distributes status reports of pending state HR-related legislation when available.
  • Actively promotes SHRM’s legislative involvement program and HR Advocacy program to SHRA members.
  • Educates members on the importance of communicating to congress and conducts "How To” session on using the SHRM "Write Your Member of Congress” feature on the SHRM web site or by individual letters/phone calls/faxes.
  • Presents legislative updates at chapter meetings and state conferences as requested.
  • Encourages and organizes state letter writing initiatives/competitions to federal and state legislators on pending issues and/or legislation or HR "hot topics”.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRA member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Attends the SHRM Legislative Conference, if feasible; attends SHRM Volunteer Leader and HR FL legislative teleconferences, if feasible.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the President.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

SHRM Foundation Committee


Function: Represents the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to SHRA.


Responsible to: President


Responsibilities:

  • Educates SHRA regarding the purpose and ongoing activities of the SHRM Foundation.
  • Encourages SHRA members to contribute financially to the SHRM Foundation as a show of support for the human resources profession.
  • Advises and updates members on the Foundation’s activities and fund-raising needs.
  • Develops and distributes information to members on the Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRA member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Attend SHRM Volunteer Leader SHRM Foundation teleconferences, if feasible.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the President.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

Website Committee


Function: Monitors, evaluates and advocates activities concerning the use of information technology to facilitate better communication throughout SHRA.

 

Responsible to: SHRA Communications Director.


Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a resource for SHRA in the use of technology to improve record keeping and informational transfer.
  • Maintains relationship with web hosting service for administration, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Maintain calendar of Events, Social Media, and website page updates.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRM member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the President and Communications Director.
  • Serves a term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

Workforce Readiness Committee


Function: Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis state and local activities concerning workforce readiness issues, and plans SHRA activities regarding workforce readiness.


Responsible to: SHRA Vice President

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as advocate for workforce readiness for SHRA.
  • Coordinates annual SHRA program on workforce readiness.
  • Serves as advocate at state council activities for workforce readiness programs.
  • Monitors state and local activities concerning workforce readiness, workforce investment authorization, and education partnerships.
  • Develops and distributes information to SHRA on workforce readiness.

Requirements:

  • Must be an SHRA member in good standing. SHRM membership and HRCI certification highly desirable.
  • Attend SHRM Volunteer Leader and HR FL Workforce Readiness teleconferences, if feasible.
  • Leadership appointment is made by the President.
  • Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed.

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