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    2019: NESD SHRM Chapter qualified to be a 2018 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion - congratulations!


    Our chapter received this honor because we completed all three SHRM Foundation activities outlined in the 2018 SHAPE workbook: (1) made a donation to the SHRM Foundation from chapter funds; (2) hosted a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation; and (3) conducted a leadership campaign.

    Every gift received, including donations from our chapter and others, was used to deliver 300+ scholarships in 2018 and to continue work on engaging and integrating military veterans in the workplace. Additionally, our contributions supported the launch of the Foundation's Veterans at Work Certificate, a program developed for HR professionals to help them better understand the value veterans bring to the workplace and how to integrate veterans in their organization.

    Last, THANK YOU for making a difference in the lives of HR Professionals!                       


    2018: NESD SHRM Chapter, S.D. SHRM State Council and all S.D. SHRM Local Chapters were made official members of the 100% Giving Club.



    The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states with 100% giving from its SHRM State Council and all local chapters within the state.  This Club signifies the collective dedication states have to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation. 

    Also, the SHRM Foundation will be recognizing and celebrating South Dakota and the other states in the 100% Giving Club at its Volunteer Leaders' Summit taking place November 15-17, 2018. 


    Congratulations again to our NESD SHRM Chapter!  Our hard work and support of the SHRM Foundation makes so much happen for the SHRM Foundation. 


    2018: NESD SHRM Chapter was awarded the

    2017 Platinum Excel Award by the National SHRM


    Again, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded our Chapter with the Plantinum Excel Award designation.  This award recognizes outstanding achievements in our chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to our members. It also is recognition of our continued growth and development as a business leader, capable of developing strategies that lead to business success! 

    As Hank Jackson, President and CEO of SHRM, states in the Excel Award press release, “Advancing the human resources profession is a daily mission at SHRM and your chapter’s outstanding work this year contributed significantly to that goal.”

    Congratulations to all our members for their hard work and commitment to HR!

    2018 LATI Scholarship Winner: Cameron Bohls


    Cameron received her award at the LATI Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, 10/26/2017. 

    Congrats, Cameron!

    2017 HR Professional of the Year Award: Sheila Mennenga


    Sheila Mennenga was selected as our 2017 HR Professional of the Year at our Holiday Social on Tuesday, 12/12/2017.  Sheila is SHRM-SCP/SPHR certified and works as the HR and Risk Coordinator for the Watertown Municipal Utilities.  Great job, Sheila!

    2017 LATI Scholarship Winner: Cameron Bohls

    2016 NESD SHRM Receives Distinguished Award


    For all the NESD SHRM Chapter's hard work and dedictation, we received the Plantinum Excel Award designation.  Our pride and development in our Chapter was recognized, and we conitnue to work towards advancing the HR professon for our members and our community.  

    Fantastic job by all those involved; your efforts are truly appreciated!

    2016 NESD SHRM Award Winner Announced

    Paige Sullivan was awarded the 2016 HR Professional of the Year.  Congrats, Paige!

    2015 NESD SHRM Award Winner Announced

    Leigh Kuecker was awarded the 2015 HR Professional of the Year Award by Matt Sawyer, 2015 NESD SHRM President.

    NESD SHRM Receives Distinguished Award

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, VA has awarded the Gold Excel SHAPE Chapter designation to the Northeast South Dakota SHRM chapter for its scope of work in perpetuating and supporting the mission of the organization in 2014.

    “This recognition demonstrates both the leadership and the successful partnership the chapter has with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted Pamela J. Green, SPHR, Chief Membership Officer for SHRM.

    NESD Chapter receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meetings and events, and is being recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.

    Congratulations to the 2014 NESD SHRM Board for being recognized as a 2014 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion!