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Officers and Committees Descriptions

    Success Profile for CiHRG Volunteer Leaders
    Candidates for officer or committee chair positions should possess the following qualities to be successful volunteer leaders.
    • Leadership skills
    • Creativity/innovation
    • Ethical professional behavior
    • Motivates, inspires, empowers others
    • Represents the values and view of CiHRG and SHRM
    • Presents a professional image
    • Strong communication skills
    • Recognized by peers
    • Ability to work in teams
    • Sound judgment
    • Past history of involvement and high performance
    • Ability to identify and develop future leaders
    • HRCI certified or plans to certify
    • SHRM member
    • Regular attendance at Chapter meetings and Board of Director meetings
    • HR professional experience
    • Company support (financial and time)
    Officer Profiles
    In general, candidates for officer positions must be Professional members of CiHRG as defined in Article III, Section 2 of the Chapter By-Laws. The Chapter By-Laws are available on the CiHRG web site at and in the printed membership directory. Officers are required to be members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in good standing while holding office. It is recommended that candidates be members of CiHRG for one year prior to holding office. Candidates are also encouraged to serve on a CiHRG committee or other volunteer role prior to holding office.
    The President shall preside at the meetings of the Chapter and shall have general charge of the affairs and business of the Chapter. The President shall submit an article for the newsletter each month. Candidates for Chapter President must be members in good standing of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This is a requirement of SHRM in order to receive financial support from them. It is desirable for Chapter President candidates to have served on the Board of Directors in another capacity prior to running for President and must have served as President Elect prior to taking office. The President shall serve a term of no less than one year and no more than two consecutive years.
    The President-Elect, at the request of the President, or in the President’s absence, may perform the duties of the President. The President-Elect shall plan the programs for the Chapter meetings. The President-Elect assumes the role of the President at the completion of their term.
    The Secretary shall be responsible for processing membership applications, the monthly membership mailings, preparation of a record of the proceedings of all meetings, and shall also perform such other duties as the President may determine.
    The Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial affairs of the Chapter, shall arrange the site for meetings, and collect dues/payments from members and pay for meals served at meetings. The Treasurer shall also perform such other duties, as the President shall determine.
    The following committees have been established to provide assistance and specialization in the various areas. The responsibilities of each committee chair are listed below. Committees shall consist of one committee chair and at least one other member. The recommended committee size is between three and five members.
    Coordinates one meeting program regarding diversity.
    • Provides at least three newsletter articles on diversity.
    • Represents CiHRG at diversity functions/seminars/conferences.
    Coordinates one program per membership year regarding legislative issues.
    • Provides at least three newsletter articles on legislative issues.
    • Provides regular legislative updates at monthly meetings.
    • Represents CiHRG at legislative functions/seminars/conferences.
    Coordinates the annual membership campaign.
    • Coordinates and publishes the membership directory.
    • Conducts new member orientations as needed.
    • Provides membership information at monthly Chapter meetings.
    • Processes membership applications from new members.
    Public Relations
    Creates and publishes monthly newsletter.
    • Designs and coordinates advertising for programs, seminars, and marketing materials.
    • Coordinates publication of job postings on the web.
    SHRM Professional Development
    Promotes SHRM membership and provides members with SHRM-related materials.
    • Generates interest and educates members about the SHRM foundation.
    • Coordinates HRCI certification and re-certification activities including the bi-annual study group for CiHRG and student members.
    • Coordinates publication of professional development opportunities on the web.
    • Provides newsletter articles as requested.
    Student Chapter Affairs
    Acts as the liaison between CiHRG and the student chapter of SHRM.
    • Coordinates the annual Wage and Benefit Survey.
    • Proposes funding opportunities for student chapter activities.
    • Organizes CiHRG/student chapter activities.