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Engage, Equip, Empower

Give back to our profession - Volunteer for a SAHRA Committee!

SAHRA operates exclusively through volunteers, many of which have full-time professions. We provide a variety of services for our members and local professionals.  There are several ways to give back to our profession, including serving on a committee as a member or volunteering to serve as a director of a committee (and serve on the Board of Directors). These opportunities are designed to meet immediate and long-term needs for the Springfield Area HR Association, leverage and expand the interests of members, and provide networking and connection opportunities. This is just one of the ways we strive to Engage, Equip, & Empower our members.

Interested members are encouraged to consider giving back to the profession and join a committee today! Read about each of the committees below and contact the committee chair if you are interested in getting involved.

The College Relations Committee coordinates SAHRA activities with local student SHRM chapters. Members also manage the scholarship program, internship program, and college outreach efforts with local faculty/colleges to provide classroom visits to discuss HR topics, SAHRA, internships/scholarships, SHRM Membership, etc.

The Communications Committee encourages a network of communication among members and fosters a system of peer support groups. The Communications Committee administers the monthly newsletter to members as well as creates and monitor content for social media platforms. Committee members help market, brand, and promote SAHRA, and often partner with other committees to cross-promote events.

The Compensation & Benefits Committee establishes, implements and maintains an annual area wage, salary and benefits survey to meet Association members' needs. Members also review and recommend area surveys for Association participation.

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is responsible for increasing the awareness and education of our members, as well as the business community, to the realization of the benefits and rewards to be gained by valuing diversity. Committee members also help recognize organizations and individuals who have demonstrated support and commitment to enriching their workforces by promoting an inclusive environment that allows the opportunity for all to contribute and excel according to individual abilities, regardless of superficial or perceived differences.

The Governmental Affairs Committee communicates timely information to SAHRA members regarding current legislation that affects HR professionals in the local area, including city, county, state, and federal regulations related to HR practices, procedures and policies. The Governmental Affairs Committee works closely with the Programs Committee  to provide bi-annual legislative updates to SAHRA members.

The Membership Committee proactively connects and encourages local HR professionals to join SAHRA. This committee is responsible for reviewing all incoming membership applications for prospective members, using guidelines established in the bylaws. The Membership Committee works closely with the Board of Directors, focusing on member retention, member renewals and new member welcome initiatives.

The Professional Development Committee promotes continuing education of SAHRA members. Committee members help coordinate and review SHRM & HRCI certification programs. This committee is responsible for the administration of the Scholarship Program for the SHRM Study Group hosted by OTC.

The Program Committee is responsible for planning, developing, and presenting monthly membership meeting programs. Committee members work with local hotels and venues to book meeting space, contact speakers, help coordinate travel arrangements, and obtain materials from speakers.

The Public Relations & Exhibitor Committee is responsible for all public relations activities. The committee will acquire sponsors for meetings and events and represent SAHRA at all related events.

The Special Events Committee is responsible for planning the annual Southwest Missouri HR Conference & Exhibition, including researching relevant topics, identifying speakers and vendors, working with the venue, etc.  This committee interacts frequently with other Committees and the Board of Directors to ensure organization, communication, and adequate promotion occurs for the annual conference. Also, responsible for planning, coordinating and promoting the Fall half-day Professional Development Seminar and speaker.

The Webmaster Committee creates and/or maintains SAHRA's website, coordinates email communication, regularly updates content, and tests/monitors the site to ensure stability, functionality, and security.

The Workforce Readiness Committee monitors and evaluates local activities regarding workforce readiness issues and plans. Committee members partner with local schools to share and promote information, and organize mock interview sessions.

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