Sample Operations Calendar

This sample operations calendar should be used as a planning tool to assist your chapter in having an effective year.  Modification of the calendar to align with individual university calendars is recommended.


Fall chapter supply mailing to all chapter advisors
Submit articles for SHRMStudent Focus - Due 9/1 for December edition

Annual "Kick-off" Event
Executive Committee meeting
Review Chapter Merit Award Planning Workbook
Plan activities for the school year
File annual Student Chapter Information Form - Due 9/30
First monthly chapter meeting
Plan to recruit new members at student activities fair
Consider attending SHRM Regional Student Conferences and Annual Student Conference
Incorporate fundraising efforts to attend conferences
Announce SHRM Foundation scholarship availability and deadline

Fall membership drive
Executive Committee meeting
Final reminder to members on the SHRM Foundation scholarships - Due 11/1
Monthly chapter meeting
Attend local professional chapter meeting

Chapters must have a minimum of eight student members on 11/1
Plant tour/site visit
Executive Committee meeting
Submit article for SHRMStudent Focus - Due 12/1 for March edition
Monthly chapter meeting
Invite guest speakers for spring term
Begin preparing teams for Case Competition held in conjunction with the Regional Student Conference in March/Arpil
Make annual donation to SHRM Foundation

Chapter annual social event
Assess status of Student Chapter Merit Award activities - update online Application/Report

Spring chapter supply mailing to chapter advisors
Executive Committee meeting
Monthly chapter meeting
Request chapter roster from SHRM Student Programs
Attend professional chapter meeting

Spring membership drive
Executive Committee meeting
Submit article for SHRMStudent Focus - Due 3/1 for June edition
Review chapter bylaws. If changes are made, submit updated bylaws to SHRM for approval
Hold a joint-group activity with another student group on campus
Audit chapter membership roster and submit needed changes to SHRM

Continue work on Chapter Merit Award Application - Due 4/15
Executive Committee meeting
Monthly chapter meeting
Nominations for election of officers
Attend local professional chapter meeting
Attend Regional Student Conference

Finalize Chapter Merit Award Application - Due 4/15 (At a minimum, Section 1 is required all chapters)
Executive Committee meeting
Monthly chapter meeting
Election of officers
Attend Regional Student Conference

Recognition of member contributions and achievements
Recognition of outgoing chapter officers
Establish goals and objectives for coming chapter year
Prepare preliminary agenda for coming year's meetings and activities
Submit article for SHRMStudent Focus - Due 6/1 for September edition

Attend SHRM Annual Student Conference held in conjunction with SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

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