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Greetings, LSHRM friends.

Just in case you weren’t able to attend our LSHRM Chapter meeting in July I’m sharing what I feel is exciting news for our chapter. On August 31, 2022 your chapter president (me) and president-elect Annetta Hunter will be moderating two sessions at the 38 Annual KYSHRM Conference.

The session is A Compassion Reset for 2022 and Beyond! LSHRM leaders and entrepreneurs Laura Wood, Out of the Woods HR; Annetta Hunter, WellNOW Consultants; along with speakers and panelist Brad Shuck, Professor and co-founder OrgVitals, R. Brayton Bowen, Building Better Worlds of Work and Scott Koloms, Canopy Ky, all of Louisville, will lead this informative and engaging session.

The whole world has been through unprecedented change on every front in the last two years. Our discussion will center around the positive aspects that have come out of the chaos! During this interactive session, we will have a panel to address issues such as compassion in the workplace, strategies for change, constructive outcomes that have occurred, and how employers can become certified as compassionate organizations to improve performance.

I hope you will consider attending one our two sessions at the 2022 KYSHRM Conference held at the Galt House in August. In the meantime you can also check out my interviews with some of our amazing speakers on our LSHRM LinkedIn page.

A Compassion Reset for 2022 and Beyond!

Scheduled Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022      

Scheduled Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session Length: 90 minutes

And repeated

Scheduled Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Scheduled Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Thank you and as always, my friends, be safe, stay well and be compassionate

- Laura

Renew your LSHRM  Membership Now

As we head into August and hopefully you have had some down time and time to renew and refresh, don’t forget to renew your membership with LSHRM and help us continue to advance our HR Profession. 

Your Membership includes:

- Monthly Chapter Meetings 

- Networking - Opportunities available through many social events and chapter meetings

- Volunteer opportunities  

- SHRM and HRCI recertification credits 

- Scholarship opportunities

- Free job postings

- SHRM discounted study materials and free study group

- And much more!

Cost for membership remains low - LSHRM with active SHRM Membership is only $50!, $80 for membership without national SHRM Membership.  Student Membership is only $15 (must register with edu email).

For questions about joining and renewing your membership please reach out to:

● Kelly Groves at or

● Kayla Holzknecht at or


● Bridgette McDaniel at or


This is a great time to update your profile also. Go to your profile to renew your membership or Click this link to join now -

September Chapter Meeting

HR Legal Updates with Stoll Keenon Ogden

Stand out as an HR professional by staying up to date on legal issues happening today and learn more about what to expect in the future. Join LSHRM and Stoll Keenon Ogden law firm on Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30a-1:30p to hear the most important HR laws and how it may impact employers and their employees.

HRCI and SHRM credits pending.

Lunch provided for pre-registered participants. 

This is an in-person event. Masks optional. 

Call for Speakers for 2023 Monthly Chapter Meetings

Would you like to speak at one of LSHRM's monthly chapter meetings? LSHRM is proud to announce a call for speakers for 2023 monthly chapter meetings. We’d love to work with you! If interested, please submit your interest by completing the form below.

Speaker Interest Form

Packing a Punch: Healthy Options for back-to-school Lunches

Are your mornings a whirlwind? Do you find yourself in such a rush to get everyone up and out of the house on time (and preferably wearing matching socks) that you don’t have time to worry about what to pack your kids for lunch?

Believe it or not, a little planning and preparation can go a long way toward less stressful mornings and maybe even healthier, more energetic kids

Read More!

Volunteers are needed for the SHRM Foundation Fundraiser! Date and details TBD (the event will be Hybrid, offered in early November of this year). Interested parties should contact Vanessa Harrison and Dave Beckett (emails: & 

Facilitators Needed!

Are you SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certified? Do you enjoy teaching and helping others succeed? LSHRM is seeking SHRM-certified subject matter experts to assist in facilitating sessions as a guest speaker at one or more of our upcoming virtual fall study sessions beginning in September. This is a unique opportunity to give back to the HR community and assist your peers in gaining their SHRM certification.

Study sessions will center on the following HR competencies covered on the SHRM-CP and SHRM–SCP exam:

- HR Strategic Planning / Talent Acquisition / Employee Engagement & Retention Learning & Development / Total Rewards

- Structure of HR / Organizational Effectiveness & Development / Workforce Management

- Employee & Labor Relations / Technology Management

- HR in Global Context / Diversity & Inclusion / Risk Management

- Corporate Social Responsibility / US Employment Law & Regulations

- Guest Speakers are asked to create a brief presentation on the key topics for their session(s) based on the SHRM Bock Competencies.

- For SHRM-certified speakers, both presentation and preparation time can be applied towards your recertification-cycle under “Advancing Your Profession” Professional Development Credits (PDC’s).

If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact LSHRM at