Volunteering at HRMAC is a rewarding experience! Help us continue our 100-year tradition of member-led initiatives as a member benefit. By volunteering, you have an
opportunity to advance your profession, meet new colleagues, use your skills,
develop new expertise, and give back to HRMAC – YOUR professional association –
and have a lot of fun at the same time. Thank you for your application. Committee appointments will be assigned on July 5, 2016.
Volunteer Requirements and Expectations:
organization is a member of HRMAC or you are a HRMAC Transition, Student
or Civic member for the July 2016 - June 2017 fiscal year.
- You have a
dedication to furthering the mission of HRMAC.
- You have
knowledge relevant to your assigned committee.
- You can commit
to actively participating in all committee meetings and activities (in
person or via conference call).
- You will act as
an ambassador for HRMAC in the Chicagoland HR community
Purpose: to retain and engage current members, and recruit new members through membership marketing campaigns
and member engagement activities.
of six meetings throughout the year (in-person and conference call) to develop
and produce recruitment and retention campaigns; active solicitation of member
prospects during campaigns, including in June/July as renewal period
concludes. May be asked to provide guidance on various membership related
issues or events.
Expertise desired: marketing;
recruitment and retention strategies; professional contacts in the local HR
community; willingness to make calls or in-person meetings to potential and
guidance, support and implementation of “image” activities including, but not
limited to, media response, outreach, and the Awards of Excellence.
as needed (in-person and/or conference call) to respond to media requests and
oversee awards program activities. Maintain awareness and expertise in the
human capital arena.
Expertise Desired: public
speaking; marketing; media connections; media experience
Education Programs & Products- NEW
Purpose: define, develop and
deliver various educational offerings that support HRMAC's mission by providing
content-rich programs, networking opportunities and generating a revenue stream
for the Association.
Commitment: 4-6 full committee meetings each year plus the potential for task force
meetings during concentrated periods of program development and
implementation. Attendance at select programs.
Expertise Desired: in-depth
knowledge of current and emerging HR trends, ability to identify subject-matter
experts, knowledge of educational program development; project management; learning & development expertise.
Leadership Series 2017
Purpose: to develop, produce
and implement the three-part Leadership Series that supports HRMAC’s mission by
providing content-rich programs, networking opportunities for all attendees and
generating a revenue stream for the Association.
meetings (including in-person and conference calls, especially between June-November) to review feedback from previous Leadership Series, identify
direction for 2017 Series, and develop program content. Direct involvement in
securing thought-provoking speakers and assist in marketing support.
Expertise Desired: in-depth knowledge of
current and emerging HR trends and senior level subject matter experts;
educational program development; project management; connections to C-Suite executives and senior leaders to secure as speakers.
Purpose: to produce and
implement the annual Summit, a single day event offering content rich professional development programming, networking and supplier visibility that
attracts a broad audience with interest in strategic workforce issues.
Commitment: 6-10 meetings per year,
especially during Fall through Spring; attendance at event; support for
attendee recruitment and exhibitor/sponsor solicitation; direct involvement to
attract thought-provoking speakers. Renew and provide guidance on education session proposals and to speakers.
Expertise Desired: in-depth knowledge of
current and emerging HR trends and subject matter experts; educational program
development; project management; connections with high-profile speakers; public speaking and facilitation skills.
Purpose: to produce and implement webinars and other online programs for a broad audience of the HRMAC membership.
Commitment: 3-4 meetings per
year, plus possible sub-committee meetings, depending on activity level.
Assist in identifying topics/reviewing proposals for technology-based programs;
ability to moderate one program or as needed.
Expertise Desired: knowledge of the broad HR function and knowledge of
strategic HR leadership issues, creativity and enthusiasm for innovation and
Purpose: define, develop and deliver seven half-day modules for the Future Leaders program, to equip high-achieving, high-potential senior HR leaders with the necessary skills and experience to help their ascension to the top HR leadership position.
Commitment: Several meetings each year plus the potential for task force meetings during concentrated periods of program development and implementation. Direct involvement in identifying and securing subject-matter experts as speakers; assist in marketing tactics and vision; ability to recommend CHRO's to support program through nomination process. Attendance at select programs.
Expertise Desired: high level, in-depth knowledge of current and emerging HR and business trends; knowledge of educational program development; project management; public speaking and facilitation of sessions; well-connected to HR community to secure speakers and registrants.
Purpose: to ensure a quality publication that will better serve our members and add to member benefits.
Commitment: 4-6 conference calls to discuss strategy for quarterly publication; review and select articles for the publication.
Must be able to review article submissions and meet publication deadlines. Time commitment may vary depending on number of submissions.
Expertise Desired: can provide an area of expertise of current HR and business trends; knowledge about association publications a plus.
Golf Outing 2017
Purpose: to produce the annual
recreational outing with consideration of past feedback, organizational needs
and network-focused activity.
Commitment: Two meetings (usually
via conference call), especially in late fall and early spring; assistance with
promotion and sponsor solicitation; logistics support on site.
Expertise Desired: project management;
familiarity with large group/client events
Purpose: to provide senior human resources executives with a forum to network and discuss a broad range of strategic issues and their impact on HR function.
Commitment: planning committee will meet 2-3 times each year and is accountable for producing and implementing events, which provide participants with a local peer network to share leading-edge information and benchmark against best practices in a neutral setting. Attendance at senior executive programs. May be asked to participate in work of other committees related to the executive market.
CHRO Roundtables (5): The round table will be sponsored by a HRMAC professional services member and the sponsor will provide the topic, content, and speaker(s). Committee will coordinate with sponsors to ensure content is appropriate and to avoid overlap. Committee will secure locations for all programs and work with staff on promotion and on site support for the events.
Expertise Desired: knowledge of leading-edge issues of concern to senior HR executives; educational program development; project management. Committee members limited to CHRO level executive employed or in transition.
provide HRMAC members with opportunities for professional development and
networking along functional lines and geographic area.
group operates autonomously and processes and methods may vary. However,
each group will meet several times each year and is accountable for developing,
producing and implementing a minimum of three (3) events per year which focus on content-rich educational programming and networking
opportunities. Secure speakers and meeting space, and work with staff on
promotion and registration for the events. Attendance at programs strongly
preferred. Each Interest Group
planning committee will have two co-chairs plus committee members (number to be
determined by co-chairs).
Expertise Desired: in-depth knowledge of
current and emerging HR trends and subject-matter experts related to the
functional area; educational program development; project management.
2016-2017 Interest Groups:
Career Development – formerly Transition
- Strategies for an effective search
- Job search skills
- Personal Marketing Plan
policies and practices
- Workplace issues
Workplace HR Technology- formerly HR Management Systems
- • Technology solutions for HR
• HR technology strategy
• Technology and analytics
• Social networking systems
• Disruptive technology and emerging trends
- Cultural issues
of the global organization
- Global HR and
Social Media for HR
- Employee Intranets/Communication Hubs
- Company & Employee Guidelines
- Recruitment and selection
- Employer branding
- Sourcing strategies
Talent & Organization Effectiveness - formerly HR Planning & Development
- Leadership development/succession planning
- Performance management
- Compensation & Benefits
- Variable pay/Incentive
- Health, wellness
and benefit plans
Young HR Leaders
- Open to members of all ages
West and North/Northwest Suburban Area Groups
- Topics cover all aspects of the HR function
Thank you for your application. Committee appointments will be assigned on
July 5, 2016.