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
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.
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.
of trends in the field of human resources and timely issues
affecting your chapter.
from activities that may appear to create a conflict of interest.
Follow the SHRM and EIHRA Code
to provide contacts and resources to help your chapter grow
and develop as an organization.
confidentiality, as appropriate, of chapter Board issues and
Be a chapter
member in good standing. SHRM membership is not required (except
for chapter president and president-elect), but is strongly
benefits of becoming a chapter Board member include:
to make an impact and assist in the development of your chapter
and the HR profession.
to be recognized as a leader in the field of human resources.
as a volunteer leader can be counted toward re-certification
hours for HRCI.
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 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.
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 accomidations 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
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
are the EIHRA Board of Directors’ positions and job descriptions:
Bronze Excel Award