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    Serving on the EIHRA Board of Directors

    Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in the Eastern Indiana Human Resource Association, your local SHRM chapter. Each Board position has a specific position description. However, here are some general requirements that should be considered before deciding to run for office.

    • Be an active Board member. This includes attending chapter meetings and board meetings. It also includes being prepared for Board meetings, asking critical questions, and helping the Board come to agreement in making decisions that affect chapter membership.
    • Know or build your knowledge about your chapter, SHRM, and its governing bylaws. Learn about SHRM and its role with your chapter. A SHRM Leadership Guide will be provided to all Board members to assist you with this.
    • Stay informed of trends in the field of human resources and timely issues affecting your chapter.
    • Abstain from activities that may appear to create a conflict of interest. Follow the SHRM and EIHRA Code of Ethics.
    • Be willing to provide contacts and resources to help your chapter grow and develop as an organization.
    • Maintain confidentiality, as appropriate, of chapter Board issues and membership data.
    • Be a chapter member in good standing. SHRM membership is not required (except for chapter president and president-elect) but is strongly encouraged.
    Some benefits of becoming a chapter Board member include:
    • The chance to make an impact and assist in the development of your chapter and the HR profession.
    • An opportunity to be recognized as a leader in the field of human resources.
    • Hours spent as a volunteer leader can be counted toward re-certification hours for HRCI.
    • The opportunity to apply for an SHRM Foundation Scholarship. Each Region will award up to $2,500 to individuals who apply for a scholarship for either an academic (university education, classes, tuition, etc.) scholarship, or for a certification scholarship.
    • The EIHRA encourages all board members to attend the Indiana State Council Leadership Conference. The conference is free and mileage will be reimbursed at a pre-determined rate for travel to and from the conference.
    • The EIHRA encourages all board members to attend the Indiana SHRM State Conference. The chapter will pay the full conference registration fee for EIHRA Board members in good standing. The chapter will reimburse board members for mileage at a predetermined rate for a maximum of two trips from Richmond and the conference location or the chapter will pay for one night in a hotel. The chapter will reimburse the board member for hotel parking fee for a maximum of two days.
    • Meetings of the Board are held monthly. Strategic planning sessions, as well as other special committee meetings are held periodically. Depending upon the length of the meeting, meals that are provided are paid for by the EIHRA.
    • The chance to attend SHRM’s Leadership Conference in November. Conference and accommodations are FREE for Chapter President OR President-Elect. Other board members pay a nominal fee.
    • Past Presidents of the EIHRA who have rendered outstanding service to the Association and who served their full terms are given the distinction of Professional Life Members of the EIHRA. Professional Life Members pay no annual dues.

    Thanks again for considering the donation of your time and effort to assist your chapter become the best that it can be. We congratulate you on your interest in and willingness to serve your chapter and your profession.

    Following are the EIHRA Board of Directors’ positions and job descriptions:

    President

    President-Elect

    Past President

    Secretary

    Treasurer

    Certification Director

    Diversity Director

    Management Leadership Conference Director

    Marketing and Community Relations Director

    Membership Director

    Professional Development Director

    SHRM Foundation Director

    Web Administration Director

    Workforce Readiness and Governmental Affairs Director