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Happy Holidays from the WI State Council SHRM
 

It is amazing to me that this is the end of my two years as your WI SHRM State Council Director. This incredible team of talented and passionate HR professionals accomplished a great number of things over the past few years. We focused on initiatives that added value, supported both the council and chapter goals and made an impact on the HR profession.

Here are just a few highlights from 2012:

  • WI SHRM hosted many great conferences including 2 Legislative Conferences, the 26th Annual State Conference, State Leadership Conference and Student Games competition. Many thanks to all of you that made these events successful.
  • We just welcomed a new student chapter to our WI SHRM family a few weeks ago, Waukesha Technical College.
  • We had some wonderful SHRM foundation events putting Wisconsin in the top 7 donors for state councils as of the end of October, 2012.
  • There were several great membership initiatives within our chapters as they focused on increasing chapter membership by educating on its value. As of the end of September, 2012 we added 64 in-chapter members across the state since the beginning of the year.
  • The WI SHRM State Council continued to build upon its collaborative partnership with the Department of Workforce Development and began a new program sponsored by the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc. The WI SHRM Non-Profit Mentor Program provided education in the field of human resources to Executive Directors and Leaders of Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organizations across the state of Wisconsin who did not have a staff Human Resources professional. This unique opportunity helped these individuals learn how to manage the human resource challenges that can come up each day.
  • We presented Diversity Advocate Awards to 2 companies who were inspiring for their organizational achievements in this area, Schreiber Foods, Inc. and Goodwill of NCW. More information on their programs can be found on our website at www.wishrm.org.
  • The 3rd annual One Day to Make a Difference continued to provide needed assistance to many people across the state with over 294 human resources professional volunteers. This shows we can indeed make a difference.
  • WI SHRM continued to publish the Forward HR Magazine and our blog to increase connections, communication and our reach to both chapter and at-large members in Wisconsin. Our partnership program continues to grow to help educate our members for future years. We hope the monthly articles provided by our state council partners provided some great tips that you can use within your human resources planning. You can still find current articles from our partners on our website at www.wishrm.org.
  • The Council also continued its focus to reach our membership through social media and get out valuable information faster and in a new way. We are reaching HR professionals where they are “talking” as the use of this medium continues to grow each day.

At the end of this year, we say “goodbye for now” to a few members of our team including Anthony Dix, Leah Rozeski, Joanne Jackson and Carl Jaskolski as well as all of the Presidents transitioning out of their roles. Thank you for your work on the state council. We could not have done all of this without you.

 

It has been an honor to be your State Director and to have the privilege of working with such a strong team of talented HR professionals throughout the state. I am confident that our new State Director, Margie Harvey, SPHR will continue to build upon our successes and bring some fresh new ideas to the council. I look forward to many great things to come under her leadership.

 

 

On behalf of your WI SHRM State Council, we wish you Happy Holidays!

 

Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR
2011- 2012 WI SHRM State Council Director

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Posted 12/20/2012

Happy Holidays from the WI State Council SHRM
 
It is amazing to me that I am at the end of my first year as your WI SHRM State Council Director. As I look back, I realize how honored I am to be your State Director and to have the privilege of working with such a strong team of talented HR professionals throughout the state.
 
This month we say “goodbye for now” to a few members of our team including Kristine Hackbarth-Horn, Pamela Lassiter, Ryan Derber, Sue Horne, Tasha Sledge and Michelle Hauer as well as all of the Chapter Presidents transitioning out of their roles. Thank you for your work on the state council over the past year, and for some, I should say the “past several years”.
 
I am extremely proud of all of the great things we have accomplished over the past year. Here are just a few highlights from 2011:
  • WI SHRM hosted many great conferences including 3 Legislative Conferences, the 25th Annual State Conference, State Leadership Conference and Student Games Competition. Many thanks to all of you who made these events successful.
  • We hosted some wonderful SHRM foundation events this year putting the WI State Council in the top 5 donors for state councils as of the end of October, 2011.
  • Our chapters hosted many great membership initiatives to help increase chapter membership last year.
  • Workforce Readiness celebrated a 26% increase in companies connected with WIS Careers and worked to build a continued collaborative partnership with the Department of Workforce Development.
  • We presented Diversity Advocate Awards to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation who were inspiring for their organizational achievements in this area.
  • We jumped into Social Media as a council to get out valuable information faster and in a new way reaching HR professionals where they are “talking” since the use of this medium continues to grow each day.
  • The 2nd annual One Day to Make a Difference increased its reach not only in the number of Chapters participating but also with the volunteer participation to help many people in need. This just shows that HR can indeed make a difference.
  • We launched our Forward HR Blog and Magazine to increase connections, communication and our reach to both chapter and at-large members in Wisconsin. Our new Council Partnership program will also continue to help educate our members for future years. Many thanks to our council partners for 2011. li>
  • We also welcomed 2 new student chapters to the SHRM family, Blackhawk Technical College and Chippewa Valley Technical College
As we look forward into 2012, your state council will continue to focus on initiatives that we feel add value, support the council and chapter goals and make an impact on the HR profession. We have a great team which includes some fresh new faces to keep bringing in new ideas and that innovative thinking. We will continue to build on our foundation of bringing you HR education, increased communication and collaboration with key partners in the field of Human Resources.
 
We begin 2012 by rolling out a new program sponsored by the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc. The WI SHRM Non-Profit Mentor Program will provide education in the field of human resources to Executive Directors of Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organizations across the state of Wisconsin who do not have a staff Human Resources professional. We are excited to bring this unique opportunity next year to help these individuals manage the human resource challenges that can come up each day.
 
On behalf of your WI SHRM State Council, we wish you Happy Holidays!
 
Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR
2011- 2012 WI SHRM State Council Director

“Hosting 25 years of great State Conferences”
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Posted 12/14/2011
 


Letter from the Wisconsin SHRM State Council Director
 
First let me say that it has been an amazing first half of 2011 for Wisconsin SHRM. It is an honor to serve as your State Council Director and to work with such a talented and motivated group of HR professionals.

As a state council we continue to focus our efforts in three key areas of communication, collaboration and education. Over the past eight months, however, I also encouraged our Council members to think about what we do and focus on how we can provide more innovative opportunities in these areas. When we talk about innovation it is not only creating something new or doing something different, but a focus on a change in how we do something, or re-arranging the old in a fresh new way. We need to make sure what we do has a strong value for Wisconsin SHRM and supports the HR profession.

Your Council has really jumped in on this challenge. Here is a summary of some of the new and exciting things happening over the last eight months.
  • At the beginning of 2011, Wisconsin SHRM made its leap into social media through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to get out valuable information in a new and faster way. Our new blog, Forward HR, gives you legislative alerts, chapter updates, educational information, and regular information on our state-wide events.
  • In January, the state council expanded its partnership program to provide you timely educational updates in key areas of HR. Look for your monthly updates from our state council partners in the areas of benefits, recruitment/selection, compliance and legislative updates.
  • In the middle of a flurry of changing legislation in Wisconsin, we expanded to host three legislative conferences throughout the state to help HR professionals get a better understanding of the impact of the new agendas in the rapidly changing legislative climate.
  • We are also excited to launch the first edition of our Forward HR magazine in September. This print and digital magazine will be distributed on a semi-annual basis to SHRM members and provide informative, helpful articles for human resource professionals and their organizations.
  • This summer, we welcomed two new student chapters, Blackhawk Technical College and Chippewa Valley Technical College, to Wisconsin SHRM.
  • Our 2nd annual “One Day to Make a Difference” event in June grew to enlist over 300 HR students and professionals. The combined effort from our chapters resulted in offering supportive services to 15 organizations across Wisconsin.
  • Our workforce readiness efforts partnered with the chapters across the state to promote WisCareers helping to attain a 26% increase in organizations utilizing WisCareers in 2011. Now, over 200 Wisconsin organizations are visible to thousands of Wisconsin middle, high school, and college students for career exploration. These organizations are also visible to teachers and professors for current and potential business and education partnership opportunities.
  • In addition, we continue to connect with the Department of Workforce Development across the state inviting speakers to many of our great events as we promote this networking partnership for HR professionals wanting to encourage links between their organization’s current and future workforce needs.
I am proud to say that our volunteer council has done all of this amidst a continuously changing business environment making demands on all of us. We thank you for your support of our council and its many iniatives. I also thank each of our council members for making all of this happen.

Finally, we hope you will consider joining us for the Wisconsin State SHRM Conference in Madison on October 12 – 14, 2011 when we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wisconsin’s state conferences.

Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR
2011- 2012 WI SHRM State Council Director

“Hosting 25 years of great State Conferences”
www.wishm.org
Sign up for blog posts at: http://wishrm.wordpress.com/
 
Posted 9/2/2011
 


Inspiring Innovation for 2011 and Beyond
 
As we begin the new year, I am excited to lead a committed and talented team of HR Professionals on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council for 2011.
 
Our three key areas of focus in 2009 and 2010 were Communication, Collaboration and Education. We made some significant progress in these areas and they will continue to be pathways as we focus on many initiatives. This year, however we will focus even more on how we can inspire the Innovation portion of this formula for success.  The focus on Innovation is everywhere.  Companies are making smart and innovative decisions to survive and be more successful.  In our definition, Innovation is not just creating something new or doing something different.  It is a focus on a change in how you do something or re-arranging the old in a fresh new way. We want to make sure our initiatives are innovative and have a strong value.
 
As a team we already started with this focus in many areas and we have a great amount of talent in our core council and chapter presidents this year to lead us and inspire this innovative thinking. Our key initiatives will focus in many areas including membership, expanded legislative conferences throughout the state, a workforce readiness partnership focusing on the WC-Connection (WIS Careers), and a focus on connecting through Social Media in addition to the great information already found on our website at wishrm.org.
 
To make our leap into social media most effective, we encourage you to jump in and connect to our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter sites to get this valuable information.  You will find Legislative alerts, Chapter updates, educational information from our state council partners, and regular information on our many state conference events.  To lead this focus, Matt Stollak, the WI SHRM State Council Social Media Director will keep you up to date with a regular blog.
 
So as a Council for 2011, we will continue to look at what we do, keep it fresh and exciting, and make sure it is adding value to support our council and chapter goals as well as the HR profession.  We hope you are also inspired toward innovative thinking in Human Resources as we work to make advances in the HR profession.
 
Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR
2011- 2012 WI SHRM State Council Director
 
Posted 1/19/2011

 
Contact Information
 
Kellie
Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR

Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR
Human Resources Principal Business Partner
Gannett Co. Inc 
3500 N. Executive Drive
Appleton, WI 54912
Ph: 920-993-7105
Fx: 920.996.7209
Em: kdunn@gannett.com
 

 
Additional Information
 
The State Director is the chief elected officer of the State Council and effectively establishes policy, strategies, and objectives consistent with SHRM, Region and National Board policies. The State Director provides guidance to Council members.
 
 
Bio:
Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR, is a Central Region HR Business Partner with Gannett Co, Inc. where she has been employed for over 6 years.  Previously, she worked at Plexus Corp. in Neenah, WI, for over 7 years holding positions in Corporate Human Resources, Compensation, and Employment Legal. 
In addition to working at Gannett, Kellie has been involved with SHRM since 1990 starting as a student chapter member at UW-Eau Claire.  She has held several SHRM leadership positions throughout her career including Green Bay SHRM Chapter President, State Council SHRM Conference Liaison Director, Leadership Director, Secretary and Wisconsin State Conference Co-Chair.
Kellie currently serves on the Fox Cities YMCA – Human Resources Committee.  Kellie has also been a guest speaker over the years for various HR courses at area universities and FVTC.
 
 
 
     
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