Significant Certificant Opportunities at #SHRM17

SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition events and resources of interest to SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders

By Sharee Posey May 4, 2017
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​SHRM-certified professionals can look forward to a wealth of opportunities at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, June 18-21, 2017, for networking, learning, earning recertification credits and much more: 

SHRM Certification Lounge. A dedicated space reserved for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders, located in the Connection Zone. Recharge yourself and your phone, grab a snack, or chat with certified peers. Certification counselors will be on hand to discuss the ways to earn professional development credits (PDCs) and how to maintain your SHRM credential.

Hours: June 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 21, 8-11 a.m. 

Exclusive resources and previews. Pick up your copy of the Annual Conference Competency Development Plan, and take a peek at the upcoming online career portal for SHRM members (SHRM Booth #1733 and in Certification Lounge). 

New books. Certificants who read the latest volumes in the HR Competency series, published this year by SHRM, are eligible for three PDCs when they complete a quiz. Stop by the SHRMStore for additional information.

  • Applying Critical Evaluation: Making an Impact in Small Business HR, by Jennifer Currence. For HR professionals in small businesses and HR departments of one, this book tells how to collect and analyze data and apply best practices for interpreting and promoting findings.
  • A Manager's Guide to Developing Competencies in HR Staff: Tips and Tools for Improving Proficiency in Your Reports, by Phyllis G. Hartman. Take the mystery out of HR staff development by establishing the business value of the SHRM competencies and their links to HR functions, with tips, techniques, assessment tools and real-life stories. 

Panel discussion. The CHRO Perspective: How the Best Make It Happen! Strategic HR leaders including SHRM Certification Commissioner Tim Young, SHRM-SCP, share their successes, struggles and advice, and discuss the role of competencies in relation to today's business issues. (June 18, 12:30-2 p.m.) 

Smart Stage presentations. 18-minute "executive summary"-style briefings for busy attendees.

  • SHRM Certifications: An Update on the Global Standard for HR Certification, presented by Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SHRM's senior vice president for knowledge development and certification—the latest developments concerning your credentials and what they mean for your day-to-day work. (June 18, noon)
  • SHRM Recertification Made Easy!, presented by Cornelia Springer, SHRM's director of certification services—the requirements for recertification, how to earn PDCs from a wide array of activities and when to submit your application. (June 20, 3:20 p.m.)

Concurrent session. The Value of SHRM Certification, presented by Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SHRM's senior vice president for knowledge development and certification. This session will detail why certification matters in HR, discuss the relevant research regarding certification across all professions, and explain how the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) was built. (June 20, 10:45 a.m.-noon) 

Seminar. SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation, presented by qualified and certified HR instructors. Focus your study efforts for either exam with this intensive, comprehensive review of the SHRM BoCK™. Additional fee and registration required. (June 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 18, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; June 19, 1:30-5:30 p.m.; June 20, 1:30-5:30 p.m.) 

Sharee Posey is SHRM's specialist in certification community engagement.

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