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Message From the President
Jim Paul
Thanks to Molly Marroquin, our creative Annual Leadership Conference Planning Committee Chairperson (and future Poet Laureate), all I need to do this month is introduce the following literary piece. I certainly could not say it any better. See you all at the Leadership Conference next Friday!

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Twas the Month of the
HRMA Leadership Conference

Change Doesn't Have To Be Scary-Small 
By Molly Marroquin

Twas the month of the conference, and throughout HRMA
The HR professionals were excited about the upcoming day
The programs were lined up in the schedule with care
In hopes that YOU would join us there

The business partners were prepping valuable information for us to see
While the Conference Committee dotted the i's and crossed the t's
And the Ameristar Casino staff ordering your food and snacks
The venue will be ready to host learning and networking (and blackjack!)

When out in the headlines there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my office chair to see what was the matter
Away to the HRMA website I flew like a flash
Opened the browser, clicked the link and held back a gasp.

Jim McKelvey, opening keynote, he'll bring us quite the show
It will be a great way to start the day, the audience will be aglow.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Sharon Harvey Davis keynote in the afternoon, she's well revered.

So won't you join us for the learning and fun-filled day?
Your registration is just one click away!

I'll stop this rhyming nonsense and take a bow,
But only if you click here to register now!
Welcome Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest HRMA members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
Conference Volunteers Needed!
Are you attending the HRMA Leadership Conference on October 30th? Are you interested in helping the conference go off without a hitch? We are seeking volunteers to fill various roles throughout the day. None of the roles would take away from your ability to attend the sessions or earn HR credits. We are looking for a welcoming team, people to tweet during the sessions, and several other areas. To view the opportunities and sign up for a volunteer role, please click the SignUp Genius link here. To volunteer, enter your name and email address as prompted. Questions about volunteering? Email
Say Cheese!
Have you been interested in getting a professional headshot yet haven't had the time? If you are heading to the HRMA Leadership Conference, you will have the opportunity to pose for a professional photo for a $25.00 donation to the SHRM Foundation. The SHRM Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of human resources by providing scholarships, education materials and further thought leadership in the profession. Please visit the SHRM Foundation booth at the conference to learn more!
5 Minutes with...Kari Eckelkamp
The month, we sat down for an interview with Kari Eckelkamp. In addition to chairing HRMA's Workforce Readiness Committee, Kari is the Company Engagement Manager for LaunchCode. Click here to read our interview with Kari.
Classroom to Corporate - Connecting Students with HR Professionals
On September 24, 2015, HRMA and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park welcomed more than 40 students and faculty from the St. Louis area, including Fontbonne University, Maryville University, Mineral Area College, St. Louis Community College, and Saint Louis University. Click here to read more about the successful event!
Take the Pathway to SHRM Professional Certification
If you're not SHRM-certified, but have a valid HR generalist certification (including PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, IPMA-CP) which you obtained by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM's new certification - at no cost - by completing the Online Tutorial Pathway before December 31, 2015. Visit to start this process.

Have you achieved your SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP competencies-based certification and are seeking recertification credits? If so, there is no better place to collect SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) than by attending the 2015 HRMA St. Louis Leadership Conference to be held on October 30th! This event has been pre-approved for PDCs. Please note that you must complete the pathway before attending the conference to earn any recertification credits.
HRMA Member Featured in Business Journal
Kathy Hatton, Human Resources Director at Anders CPAs + Advisors, was recently quoted in the St. Louis Business Journal. Click here to read more.
Performance Appraisals
This month, Social Media Chair Molly Marroquin writes about why performance appraisals aren't about feedback. Click here to learn more.
New Student Chapter
Maryville University is now home to its very own SHRM student chapter! Keep an eye out next month for a "5 Minutes With..." interview with one of their members.
Certification Partnership
The HR Certification Institute and Netherlands-based Top Employers Institute recently announced a strategic global partnership to expand the organizations' shared goal of raising the level of excellence of the worldwide HR management profession. Click here to learn more.
Thank You to HRMA's Premier Partner
Thank You to Our Gold Level Conference Sponsors!
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Save the Dates!
November 13th
Annual HRMA/STL-BLN Disability Awareness Event

7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
"Autism & Veterans with Disabilities in the Workplace"

Click here for more information and to register!
November 18th Breakfast Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
"Reaching Resilience: Personal Tips for Moving Forward From Life's Challenges"
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
Click here for more information and to register!
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