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Greetings, LSHRM friends. Can you believe that it’s June? While I’m ready for summer I realize how important it is to cherish every day and not wish it away. 

Our chapter has had a pretty packed spring with activities this year and I’m excited that we will have our first LSHRM Book Club this month and will start out reading Engaging the Heart for People, Performance, and Profit: Seven Competencies of Compassion@Work, Author R. Brayton Bowen AM, SHRM-SC. June 1, 2022. All members who have expressed an interest have been contacted and anyone who still would like to participate in future readings can reach out to me this month.

It is also wonderful to let you know that due to the incredible work of our chapter leadership and members in 2021, the Chapter received SHRM’s Learning System Champion Award and Foundation Champion Award in recognition of its efforts to educate and develop HR professionals. 

LSHRM is committed to excellence in the practice of human resource management and is Kentucky’s largest professional human resources organization with more than 500 members.  LSHRM provides consistent, relevant programming to address the needs of its members and the community. 

Finally, our Board and Special Events Director have some fun networking opportunities coming your way soon. Stay tuned and as always, my friends, be safe, stay well and be compassionate.


We had over 50 members this year at our annual Dawn at the Downs! It was a nice morning to connect with one another in person. 

New Membership Promotion

All NEW members who join in June and July will have a chance to win one free ticket to the KYSHRM Conference August 30th – September 1st. (a value of $649) 

The 38th Annual KYSHRM Conference will give you a broad cross-section of all things HR. From the basics every HR professional needs, to offerings for C-suite leaders, to the latest ideas that are changing the workplace landscape, the KYSHRM Conference will help you stay abreast of the current HR landscape and a look into the future. Whether you are new to HR or a seasoned veteran, we have something to engage you and help you advance your career.

Don’t miss out register today! 

The winner will be drawn on August 1, 2022

  • Join LSHRM for only $50 with joint national SHRM Membership!

  • $80 for membership without national SHRM Membership.  

  • Student Membership is only $15 (must register with edu email).

Become a Member!

Louisville SHRM Awarded 

For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces 

May 11, 2022 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Louisville SHRM its prestigious Platinum EXCEL Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2021. 

The EXCEL award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

“SHRM’s impact on the world of work is due to the dedication and efforts of our chapters and state councils like Louisville SHRM.  “The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by Louisville SHRM—it’s also recognition of their focus and determination to cause the effect to make great workplaces”, said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president, and chief executive officer of SHRM.  “Their HR leadership is exemplary.”

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Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms and Ideas

In the April 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Article “Why Should HR fool around with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”, the framework to start a program was explored.  In this issue, some of the common terminologies that you should be aware that relate to DE&I will be defined. In the world of DE&I, several terms, and ideas help give context to the experiences of the majority and the marginalized populations in the workforce.  

As a practitioner in Human Resources, whether your specialty is or is not DE&I, this article will hopefully give you extra tools for your toolbelt to start or continue your knowledge of and building a sustainable DE&I program.  This is not an all-inclusive list, but it will get you started. In subsequent issues, we will delve more into each of these areas separately to help give a more inclusive understanding of how these terms and ideas will help make a sustainable program.  

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Men’s Health: Prevention is the Best Medicine

Did you know certain diseases can show up differently in men and women?

Early detection of many conditions can ensure early treatment opportunities or the ability to monitor and respond accordingly. However, men are less likely to seek medical attention unless they don’t feel well. In fact, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 26 percent of men in the US do not have a regular source of healthcare.

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