The best way to benefit from an organization is to get involved. There are many opportunities to be a part of GMSHRM. Join a committee of your choice and make a difference, meet other members of the HR community and have fun. Here is a quick overview.
The certification committee promotes certification efforts by organizing study groups and related activities. Two informal study groups are offered annually, prior to May and December testing, to prepare participants to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification examination. Committee members are needed to coordinate all aspects of the prep classes and facilitate the study group on a weekly basis for 14 weeks.
The College Relations Committee partners with the student chapters at universities in Miami-Dade County offering undergraduate and graduate programs with a concentration in Human Resources. The committee's focus includes increasing HR awareness and knowledge at the college level, as well as serving as a liaison between the student members and GMSHRM for networking and internship opportunities with local companies in the field of HR.
The Communications Committee manages the information posted on the GMSHRM's website, launched in 2005. The committee's goal is to expand the content and improve the content quality. One of the main functions is to liaison with other committees of the organization to ensure that the programs and benefits are being well published, well funded and well attended. Committee liaisons' are needed to interface with Membership, Programs, Marketing and Special Events.
The Community Relations Committee promotes and represents GMSHRM throughout Miami Dade County, partners with and supports local community organizations and recommends community service projects which GMSHRM supports. Members work closely with the Marketing Committee to act as liaisons with the local Chamber of Commerce, business organizations, business news writers and other community groups.
Diversity & Inclusion
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee focuses on diversity education, fostering employment opportunities and recognition of diversity efforts. In the current year, we are seeking individuals who wish to connect with others interested in encouraging diversity and who will assist in the coordination of a job fair, as well as work on activities to encourage diversity, provide multi-cultural education, and recognize the efforts of companies who celebrate diversity.
The SHRM Foundation promotes research, innovation and the use of research-based knowledge for the HR profession. The local foundation committee educates the Chapter regarding the existence, purpose and activities of the SHRM Foundation. To generate donations to the foundation, the committee holds fund-raising events such as raffles, drawings, and silent auctions.
Global Forum is the branch of SHRM that groups the Human Resources Professionals who practice International HR and have Regional or Global responsibilities. Global Forum is held quarterly for breakfast and offers speakers to discuss global staffing, compensation and employment laws as well as more globally-oriented HR topics. The committee coordinates and offers the workshops.
Workforce Readiness manages resume postings of our members and non-members and HR job opportunities. We also support Human Resources professionals and students in providing resources in order to achieve their professional goals.
Legislative Affairs educates membership on key legal issues and advocates appropriate action. The committee plans and coordinates the annual legal update and helps to keep members apprised of changes in employment law.
The mission of the Marketing Committee is to promote and support the Greater Miami SHRM Chapter, its programs and activities in the local, state and national SHRM community, through a comprehensive marketing campaign that strengthens the Chapter's brand, membership and revenue in the current year. The committee will explore and execute new marketing strategies to increase awareness of GMSHRM's programs and initiatives in South Florida and develop new marketing tools to assist other GMSHRM Committees in reaching their goals.
The Membership Committee recruits new members, promotes retention of current membership and oversees member relations. There are many opportunities on this committee including coordinating membership contests, calling members, staffing the membership table at the meetings, being an Ambassador who greets both guests and new members at the monthly meetings, presenting orientation to new members and assisting members as needed.
The Professional Development Committee facilitates affordable workshops on timely subjects related to the Human Resources profession. Committee members benefit from the experience of working and connecting with other GMSHRM members, networking with various speakers and planning and coordinating workshops.