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Message from the President
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Greetings SHRM STL Members! Early meeting this month makes for a later newsletter! Just attended our September meeting last week, and it was one of those meetings that was both educational and makes you feel good. Click here to read more.
Annual Leadership Conference - October 12th
Don't miss the 6th Annual Leadership Conference & Business Partner Expo on October 12th at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles! Register now to attend the region's premier Human Resources professional development conference for an opportunity to enhance your HR practitioner skills while earning up to 5.5 hours of HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. The day is packed with opportunities to expand you knowledge, network with regional HR colleagues and visit our Business Partner Expo showcasing HR-related products and services. Click here for more information and to register.
YP Happy Hour & Networking Bingo with HR Leaders
Young Professionals of SHRM St. Louis are cordially invited to network! Join us on September 20th at 5:30 p.m. at Felix's to enjoy some of STL's most delicious pizza and a tasty beverage with other local professionals in HR. Click here for more information and to register.
Apply Now for the Fall 2018 Mentoring Program!
We are looking for talented mentors and eager protégés for our Fall 2018 mentoring program. If you haven't already applied to participate, you can find the applications on the website. Participating in the program is a great way to strengthen your connections with other HR professionals as well as to grow your career. Also, mentors have a chance to earn 5 HRCI credits serving as a mentor. Click here for more information and to apply.
Join the 2019 Board of Directors!
Each year, the HRMA/SHRM of Greater St. Louis Nominating Committee recommends a slate of candidates to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors. On behalf of this year's Nominating Committee, please complete the 2019 Board of Directors Application to submit your name for a position on the board. Alternatively, you can nominate any other member by sending an email to Click here for more information.
Welcome to Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
SHRM St. Louis is on Facebook & LinkedIn
SHRM of Greater St. Louis is on Facebook! Give us a "like" to follow along with upcoming events. Find us here.
We're also on LinkedIn! Follow us to keep up with updates and relevant information!
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There are still a few spots left in the Business Partner Expo!
Looking to market your business to 500 HR professionals? Set up a booth at the 6th Annual Leadership Conference! Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
Save the Date! Disability & Veteran Inclusion Summit - November 9th
Presented by Disability: IN, St. Louis* and SHRM of Greater St. Louis
Where: Watlow, 12001 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146
When: November 9, 2018 ~ Morning (schedule to follow)
General HRCI and SHRM credits will be provided

*Disability: IN (formerly the Business Leadership Network, St. Louis)
Communicating with Someone Who is Deaf is Easier Than You Think!
by Hannah Hayes, Inclusion & Diversity Committee

September is Deaf Awareness Month; so as we celebrate this beautiful culture, consider how you interact with any Deaf people in your life or workplace. We are used to using spoken languages like English every single day to talk to our colleagues, friends, and strangers on the street. But have you ever thought about how you would speak to someone who cannot hear but uses a sign language? You may feel uncomfortable interacting with them because their culture and background are different than yours; but don't let that stop you! Whether it's using gestures, writing it down, or learning some sign language yourself, find a way to be inclusive. This blog article brought to you by MT & Associates | Sign Language Interpreting provides tips for interacting with someone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Read More - Deaf Coworker Interactions
Gender Diversity
by Chris Vansickle, SHRM-SCP

We've heard and read the statistics: firms "in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians." Here's a topic on which thinkers and feelers can both agree: doing the right thing in both dollars and values. Click here to read more.
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Leadership Conference
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November 14th Breakfast Meeting
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