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Board Member Spotlight-DePuy

TeriDePuy

MEET TERI DEPUY - DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE RELATIONS!

As an HR-executive-turned-career-coach, Teri guides her clients through the challenging job transition process by helping them understand and embrace the value of being who they are, inspiring them to get intentional about where they really want to go next, and supporting them in navigating how to confidently get there through her work at the company she founded, InsideOut Advising.

Teri’s multidimensional background and experience are of high value to her clients. Her professional career began as manager of a 9-1-1 communications center, which launched her career in training and leadership roles in public safety, technology, telecommunications, and higher education.
A pivotal career change occurred when Teri was leading Human Resources as the Senior Vice President of Organizational Development where she oversaw leadership development, executive compensation, and succession planning initiatives. This role shined a bright light on her passion for developing individuals and teams to achieve their full potential that ultimately led her to launch her consultancy and doing the work she loves today.

FUN FACT ABOUT TERI - Teri has an identical twin sister that lives in Broomfield. If you see "Teri" out in town make sure you confirm that it's really Teri!

College Relations at BAHRA? The Director of College Relations role bridges relationships, programs and educational opportunities between the HR community in the Boulder area and the graduate and undergraduate students at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder in support of our mission to elevate the profession of HR. Through our relationships with faculty, students and Career Development we support student volunteerism; participate in the Host a Student Job Shadow Day and build connections with emerging leaders via our annual Rising Professionals meet up held on campus each fall. To learn more about how you can get involved with College Relations, email Teri at [email protected]

Check out books and movies that Teri highly recommends!

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
  • Everyday Joy and Tacos, Amy Klene

 Favorite Movie: Top Gun

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2019 Spring Membership Drive

SAVE BIG ON YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP W/BAHRA! GOING ON NOW THROUGH MAY 31, 2019!

Annual Dues BEFORE the Discount are:   

  •   $75.00 for Professional and Associate Members with active SHRM membership (SHRM member number required)
  •     $100.00 for Professional and Associate Members without active SHRM membership
  •     Free Membership for Student Members

And did you know...? Members pay only $25 for our monthly meetings while non-members pay $45? There is HUGE savings to membership with BAHRA!  Use the discount code BHRMBR2019 when completing the member application.Click here to join today!

Please note that Membership is extended only to individuals, not organizations and cannot be transferred. Membership duration is for one (1) year from the date the member joins the chapter.

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Mile Hi SHRM Conference - 5/3/19

#ExploreHR19 with Mile High SHRM - Emerging Leaders Conference 2019
May 3rd
Earn up to 3 SHRM PDCs, 1 HRCI General Credit and 1 HRCI Business Credit with our colleagues in Denver at this half-day conference at the Denver Acquarium. BAHRA members only - use the promo code MemberRate on the payment page of registration to receive the Mile High SHRM member rate - nice!!

https://www.milehighshrm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1198577&group=

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Board Member Spotlight-Barry

MeghanBarry

MEET A BAHRA RISING PROFESSIONAL – MEGHAN BARRY!!

Meghan’s Story

Meet BAHRA Board Secretary and Rising HR Professional Meghan Barry!  Like many of us, Meghan’s college studies didn’t point her in the direction of a career in HR.  Meghan earned a BS in horticulture with an emphasis in floraculture, so after college she moved to Hawaii and worked on a hydroponic tomato farm.  What better place than the Aloha State, where everything grows, for someone with this educational background!  After a couple of years Meghan realized that this work wasn’t her ultimate calling, so eventually she moved back to Colorado. 

At that time, she felt called to teaching and earned a Masters degree in elementary education.  After four years as a teacher she started to feel a little burn out, but stuck with it and landed a position at a new school.  She hoped this new environment and position would be invigorating, but unfortunately her employment contract was not renewed due to funding cuts.  At first she was devastated but then, being a “glass half full person”, she realized that she had quite possibly dodged a bullet by having a reason to leave that career path.

At that point Meghan thought “What am I going to do now?”.  Being a self-starter who knows how to identify and access resources, Meghan got involved with Workforce Boulder County’s Career Services.  She took workshops and self directed labs to guide her job search and sharpen her skills.  She applied for a paid internship through their WIOA program (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).  She also worked with career advisor  Jane McKean who assessed her interests and skills.  The results directed her to the field of HR.  Jane suggested that Meghan attend a Boulder Area HR Association (BAHRA) event.  Meghan was new to “networking” and just the thought of doing it was nerve wracking and terrifying – but she did it!

Meghan’s very first BAHRA event was a Rising Professional meet-up at Galvanize in Boulder in fall 2017.  Right away she met and connected with BAHRA board members Teri DePuy and Kelly Marinelli who made an effort to follow up and met Meghan for coffee.  At the same event she connected with Christine Fitzgerald, Human Resources Manager for The Stepping Stones Group.  Fortunately, through the WIOA program, Meghan was able to offer her services for HR internship paid for by Workforce Boulder County.  The position met the requirements for the internship and it didn’t cost The Stepping Stones Group a dime to bring her on board!  This internship ended up being a great first HR experience for Meghan.

Fast forward 3 months and Meghan attended her next BAHRA Rising Professionals event.  With her internship drawing to a close,  she announced to the group that she was looking for a full-time HR position. Dawn Scriber and Deidra Mogan, the HR team from  KPA had in fact come to the event that night with the specific purpose of looking for a new HR coordinator at their company!  The event was on a Thursday, Meghan interviewed with KPA on Friday and by Tuesday she had her first full-time HR position!

Meghan says that this experience “totally changed” her life.  Through KPA she’s received tremendous exposure to all areas of the HR profession, she been able to travel for work and she’s helped to bring on over 100 new employees!  She’s applied for a SHRM Certification scholarship that would cover the cost of the preparation materials and the exam, to the tune of $750.

Her experience at KPA has put her in the frying pan AND the fire, in a good way!  She’s had to take the reins of the department on several occasions, first when a team member left the company and again when another had to take early maternity leave.  It’s been a lot of exposure FAST, and she’s been exposed to virtually every facet of HR.  KPA’s HR team is now operating at full strength, so she works with great colleagues. The company is very supportive of Meghan attending conferences and having continuing education opportunities.

What’s Next? In addition to her position as HR Coordinator at KPA, Meghan is secretary for the BAHRA board and Chairperson of BAHRA’s Rising Professionals group!  With her leadership BAHRA’s Rising Pros will have three fun and informative events in 2019, including one event teaming up with the College Relations committee and CU’s Leeds School of Business.  Stay tuned, be sure to put those events on your calendar and remember that ALL levels of HR professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Information on Workforce Boulder County (WfBC) If you’ve been involuntarily terminated from your position you are eligible for unemployment compensation in Colorado, and for services through Workforce Boulder County.  They offer a variety of career services including a Job Search Safari, assistance with resume writing and LinkedIn profiles, special services for veterans and young adults, and many others.  Meghan highly recommends these resources for anyone that may need some direction, wants to feel a sense of purpose and have some tasks to focus on, and would like to have a solid resource to rely on.  There are so many opportunities available for people who are willing to do the work!

WfBC has a tuition reimbursement program (which at the time of Meghan’s search did not have HR specific opportunities but is otherwise fantastic!) as well as their WIOA paid internship program (which also had no pre-established HR positions, but allows the flexibility for applicants to seek their own internships like Meghan did!).  The program’s purpose is to place people in new professional fields and get them some training.  Applicants who are accepted into WfBC’s WIOA paid internship program are employees of and paid by Boulder County which is a huge incentive for any companies to participate!  The WIOA program provides a huge amount of support to participants and Meghan stated that it was “invaluable for getting in the door” of her new career in HR.

For more information on WfBC programs and services, including the internship program, go to https://www.bouldercounty.org/departments/community-services/workforce-boulder-county/job-seekers/ .  To take advantage of WfBC’s services you must register at www.connectingcolorado.com. Be aware that it takes 30-60 minutes to create your account and complete your registration.

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SHRM19

SHRM ScholarshipsThe SHRM Foundation will award FIVE scholarships to SHRM members interested in attending the SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV June 23 -26. 

Five scholarships to SHRM members (professional and student)
  • Includes one scholarship to a professional who has done significant paid and/or volunteer work to support the Foundation’s mission of promoting inclusive workplaces
  • Includes one Northwest Human Resource Management Association scholarship to a student member from Washington, Oregon or Alaska

Click HERE for more information and to see if you qualify!

Application window is January 15 - March 15, 2019
Results announced April 15, 2019

Board Member Spotlight-Chernak

Debi ChernakBoard Member Spotlight:  Meet Debi Chernak - Co-Director, Sponsorship

DEBI CHERNAK, SPHR, SPHRi, SHRM-SCP, M.Ed. is Founder & CEO of HR Cert Prep Pros, Inc., an HR Consulting & Certification Prep Company, and BAHRA’s Co-Director of Sponsorship. During her professional career, Debi has served as VP-HR for IntelePeer Cloud Communications; Sr. HR Consultant for Summit HR Solutions; Director of HR & Employee Engagement for Unisyn Medical Technologies; Director of HR for Aztek Networks; and Founder and VP—HR & Administration for Live Wire Networks.

This essential Board role serves to secure sponsorships from companies and organizations who share our passion for the HR community, and provide relevant products and services to help facilitate your success as HR professionals. In addition to offering solutions to your HR challenges, the financial contributions of our sponsors allow us to continue to deliver high-quality programs and services and maintain affordable annual membership and event fees. Thank you for visiting with our sponsors at member programs, and consider engaging them for your organization. They are here to serve you!
 

Debi would love to share a recent article she wrote for a book coming out soon! Her article "Ten Keys to Achieving Meaningful & Effective Performance Reviews" is one of several that Debi contributed to 102 Nuggets for Business and Professional Life by Rai Chowdhary. Click on the article title to access and download this terrific top 10 list!

 

COSHRM Conference 2019

COSHRM 2019The Colorado Society for Human Resource Management (COSHRM) biennial conference attracts more than 500 people from Colorado and beyond to participate in a three-day conference that includes incredible keynote speakers, interactive sessions and practical workshops.

Registration for the Colorado Society for Human Resource Management (COSHRM) biennial state conference is now open! SAVE $100 and register by March 31st to get theearly bird pricing of $799, after which it increases to $899. This event attracts more than 500 attendees from Colorado and beyond to participate in a three-day conference that includes incredible keynote speakers, interactive sessions and practical workshop. This year's theme, Think Beyond, inspires and supports attendees to be proactive and future-oriented professionals. Join many of your fellow BAHRA members in Keystone!

TalentAcquisition

SHRM Talent AcquisitionAre you ready to grow professionally in 2019?

Hey Talent Acquisition Specialists! Did you know SHRM has a credential for you? You can become officially recognized as a Master of Strategic Talent Acquisition by earning the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential.

4 Steps to Earn the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential
1.  Purchase the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential package, which includes:
2.  Participating in the Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization's Strategy Seminar—available in-person and virtually!
3.  Enrollment in the six comprehensive SHRM eLearning courses on Talent Acquisition.
4.  A 50-question online Talent Acquisition knowledge assessment to pass.
It’s that easy!

And... You do not need to be SHRM-certified to earn the specialty credential. However, if you already hold a SHRM certification, you will receive 25 PDCs toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP re-certification.
Click HERE to Register
$1655 for SHRM members
$1930 for non-members

The New BAHRA Website is Here

Our New Website-FINALLY!

The old BAHRA homepage

Remember this website? Well, we are now moving on after a long road, filled with hard work, much research and consideration, with the involvement of three BAHRA presidents, leadership from the board, and the support of our amazing website upgrade committee. I want to personally thank Lizann Risk, our Co-VP of membership, Angie Lull, our Website Administrator, and Kelly Altman, our BAHRA Virtual Administrator, and everyone who contributed in the past to evaluating and considering what we should do to freshen up our online presence. 

The website is only a piece of the work we have done to make BAHRA a place where the Boulder area HR community wants to call their professional home. What began with a desire for better tools, a more functional site and a place where our community could connect and keep up to date, evolved into a statement about where we see our chapter growing into the future. On our front page, you will still our mission-that hasn't changed. But we also are highlighting our expanded conference and the amazing leadership development opportunities for volunteers. We've also included a page for each core leadership area on our board, so our members and friends can see all of the great work being done in our chapter.

Over the coming months, you will see the new board of directors begin to build out the site to create more and better opportunities for you to connect, share job openings, and discover resources available only to our members. We welcome your feedback, so please contact us to provide it. Please have fun cruising around this new website and know that it was built with love and appreciation, just for our members!

Best Wishes,

Kelly

Kelly Marinelli

 

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