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Fa ll 2022 • forwardHR | 27 e Wisconsin State Council SHRM is seeking dynamic, successful HR professionals to fill key positions on our State Council. rough the dedication and efforts of our volunteer leaders, WI SHRM supports 19 chapters, 15 student chapters and at-large SHRM members throughout the state. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer leader to help serve HR professionals and advance the HR profession in Wisconsin? Do you know of another HR professional or colleague that may be interested? Please apply today for our open 2023 council positions! Applications will be accepted through Sept. 25, 2022. e Nominations Committee will review all applications for 2023. Approved members to the 2023 WI State Council SHRM will be announced following the State Council meeting in October. Volunteer opportunities available for 2023: • State Director Elect • Secretary Elect • Certification Director • Workforce Readiness Director State Council selection criteria • Commitment to membership and leadership roles in local or national SHRM • Demonstrated professional leadership • Prior local chapter leadership experience and/or state conference experience preferred Complete your application today by going to or contacting WI SHRM State Director Jackie Peterson at Nominations sought for 2023 WI State Council SHRM 2022 WI SHRM STATE COUNCIL UPDATES LAWDS (Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills) is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Job Centers of Wisconsin, and Workforce Development Boards (WDB) to provide librarians across the state with continuing education opportunities enabling them to support Wisconsin job seekers who may not be able to travel to a job center or who hope to continue job search efforts outside of a Job Center. WI SHRM collaboration with LAWDS program highlighted at Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries annual conference Wisconsin Libraries are still recruiting WI SHRM Volunteers WI SHRM is now recruiting volunteers from the Wisconsin HR community to help their local library staff support workforce development efforts. e LAWDS program is designed to support Wisconsin job seekers who may not be able to travel to a Department of Workforce Development job center, or may not be able to visit a job center during its regular business hours. WI SHRM is proud to be partnering with DPI on the LAWDS program by recruiting volunteers from the Wisconsin HR community to help their local library staff support these workforce development efforts. is collaboration provides SHRM members anywhere in Wisconsin with an opportunity to have a direct impact in their own community and demonstrate the value of SHRM. You do not need to be a member of a local SHRM chapter to volunteer, SHRM National members with no local chapter affiliation are encouraged to participate. WI SHRM Workforce Readiness Director Bob Von Der Linn is excited about this program, "is is a not just a great opportunity for every WI SHRM member to connect with their community, it's also an opportunity to increase the visibility and demonstrate the value of WI SHRM around the state." WI SHRM members are uniquely qualified to provide the type of support that the local library staffs need. SHRM volunteers may be asked to help job- seekers with: • Resume writing • Mock interviews • Conducting an interview via zoom/ teams • Conducting online job searches • Computer skills training covering the creation of an email address • How to dress for an interview Volunteer support might take the form of: • Scheduled "office hours" at the library • Scheduled one-on-one or one- on-many meetings at the library • Scheduled virtual meetings with one or more that could be conducted from home • Other arrangements made with the local library Director How can SHRM members volunteer? If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more about this opportunity, go to Open the Resources tab and select Local Resources. Under the Programming heading, you'll find a link to everything you need to know about the LAWDS program. For more information, contact WI SHRM Workforce Readiness Director Bob Von Der Linn at ■

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