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President, Laura Wood

Greetings, LSHRM Members:

Can you believe it is already March?!? I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Spring. The first two months of the year have been good ones for LSHRM from my perspective. With 64.29% or our members advising us on our 2021-year end member survey that in 2022 they would what to have a Hybrid option for our chapter meetings – in person AND virtual -I am proud to say that we have been successful holding our January meeting in person and our February meeting Hybrid. Feedback has been very positive. 

Additionally, we just received news that the top 25 Fundraising Chapters for the SHRM Foundation are #2 Louisville SHRM Inc. and I’d like to give a shout out to #3 SHRM-Bluegrass Chapter. Let me express my sincere gratitude to our members who support the mission of the SHRM Foundation.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’d like to introduce you to our 2022 Compassionate Reset Advisory Committee: 

Brayton Bowen, Laura Wood, Trish Candler, Brad Shuck, Tiffany Cardwell, Tom Williams, Vivian Blade, Annetta Hunter

As I shared last month the committee’s sole purpose will be advising the board on ways to build a Compassionate Legacy for LSHRM. Our first meeting is scheduled on April 15. If you have thoughts or ideas you would like share with the committee, please reach out to me or the Chair of our Committee Brayton Bowen at

Finally, If you are feeling moved towards joining our 2022 Compassionate endeavors here are a few ways you might consider getting involved:

 Cheer on your LSHRM team at this year’s American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb
Friday, March 116:00 – 8:00pm Location: Lynn Family Stadium 350 Adams St, Louisville, KY 




WHAT: A showcase and celebration of compassion and service in all areas of the Louisville community.  Since 2011, MGAD has garnered over 1.3million volunteers and acts of compassion.  

WHEN: April 1 – April 30, 2022

GOAL: To spotlight nonprofit organizations and needs of the community and to encourage and inspire acts of service and kindness 

Now more than ever acts of compassion and volunteerism are needed across our community. Whether you give an hour or a day, participate in a traditional volunteer role or a simple act of kindness like helping a neighbor or reading to a child, you can make a difference! We are partnering with the Mayor’s Office on the following three projects:

*4/4 Love the Hungry – Bluegrass Industrial Park, packaging 20,000 nourishing meals for children/families,10am – 1pm Adult volunteers only - Please sign up by March 4, 2022 – Up to 100 volunteers

*4/9 Brightside Community Tree  Day, Southside and Iroquois area, 8:30am – 11:30am – Family Fun
All ages of volunteers welcome -Please signup by March 11, 2022

*Week of April 11 Louisville Fairgrounds - Time tbd for the Office for Women Diaper Supply Drive and assembling care kits for newborns – 20-30 Volunteers

Please contact Laura Wood at to register.  

For more information about Mayor’s Give A Day Celebration of Service, go to 

Also, there has been an interest in having an LSHRM Book Club. As an avid reader I’m all for that. It seems that with Compassionate Reset in mind the best book to start with should be a book about compassion at work. There are 3 books I have in mind and here we go again who is interested? The books are: #1 has the most votes so far. Let me know if you are interested in being added to the list. At this point our readers will be meeting virtually and a decision will be made at the end of March.

  1. Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, Authors Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton

  2. Compassion@work Creating Workplaces That Engage the Human Spirit, A Collection of Leading HR, and OD Experts

  3. Engaging the Heart for People, Performance, and Profit: Seven Competencies of Compassion@Work, Author R. Brayton Bowen AM, SHRM-SC

As always my friends be safe, be well and be compassionate.



  • When: 04/12/2022 
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Location: U of L Delphi Center


  • LSHRM-Member – $20.00
  • Non-Member – $25.00

We are all in the people business – regardless of our industry or position. And while there are many skills that contribute to success in life and business, none are as vital as our people skills. 

World-class technical skills don’t compensate for strained relationships. Financial savvy doesn't boost morale or prevent burn out. A strong leadership gifting won’t smooth over a toxic team culture. HR Professionals know this better than anybody. 

Relationships need understanding, and teamwork requires work. In this training, you’ll discover three unique lenses that you can use to see yourself, understand others and navigate challenging relationships. It’s a real eye-opener when you recognize the different ways people show up – with different smarts, different instincts and different strategies. It may even be a real game-changer!
Debi Powell of Breakthrough Consulting is a coach, speaker and game changer. Debi was also named one of Disruptor Magazine Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs to Look Out for in 2022. Invest in yourself and grow your people skills by joining LSHRM and Breakthrough Consulting on April 12th at 11:30a.
SHRM and HRCI credits pending.

Register Here!

The SHRM Foundation is currently accepting applications for Academic Scholarships - Graduate and Undergraduate.  For more information and to apply, please visit:

To be eligible, individuals must be:

  • Current SHRM member (professional or student)

  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program or master's/doctoral program with at least one full semester remaining before graduation (see additional clarification below), OR accepted and ready to begin your studies within six months*

  • University is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning

  • Degree program is HR-related (e.g. business, psychology, HR, org development, etc.)

  • Minimum Grade Point Average

    • Undergraduate - Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

    • Graduate - Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or if not yet enrolled, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

* If you have already begun your last semester or you have completed your studies by the notification date, you are not eligible for this award and may not apply for a scholarship to cover past expenses.

These scholarships opened on January 11th and the deadline to apply is March 9, 2022.

For more information, please contact Sam Mannino at

Join LSHRM for $22 March 1st to 14th

Great new programming has been planned for this year as well as new opportunities for sharing LSHRM with your coworkers and friends interested in HR,

Bring your team of three for FREE!   At the March monthly meeting, LSHRM MEMBERS can bring up to three guests for free.  Register your guests online for the meeting (in person or virtually).

LSHRM new membership is only $22.00 for a whole year if you sign on as a new member from March 1st to 14th!  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!

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


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 -

Renew Now!

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