• 08/18/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online
    • 834

    Thanks for visiting our registration page for our August 2020 Sioux Empire SHRM chapter meeting and HR educational opportunity!   

    Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace (Panel)

    Panelist, Willette CapersPanelist, Kira KimballPanelist, Darin KaihoiModerator, Colleen Moran

    Join our panel members as they help HR professionals and organizational leaders learn how to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ colleagues. Best practices in terms of colleague inclusion and engagement will be shared to implement in our workplaces. Since this is a panel, questions from the audience will also be answered; in our virtual presentation format, chat will be utilized to submit attendee questions in real time.

    Panelist Willette A. Capers is the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Augustana University.  As a trained Safe Zone Facilitator, Capers has years of experience leading talks, creating dialogues, and executing workshops geared at supporting the LGBTQIA+2S community. Capers has also created and implement university-wide planning through campus partnerships, to expand the cultural development and understanding of LGBTQIA+2S faculty,students, administrators and staff on campus. This includes collaborating with relevant university academic and administrative units to sponsor joint programs and advocacy activities that promote a learning environment with the goal of building a culture where all students feel safe, valued and included.

    Panelist Kira Kimball serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Marsh & McLennan Agency, where her primary goal is to develop strategies to create an unfair competitive advantage for her firm and team. Talent development, internship programming, diversity & inclusion initiatives, culture-building and brand positioning are Kira’s energy drivers. She is passionate about the vibrancy of her firm's culture and believes it has everything to do with not only attracting, engaging and retaining high caliber talent, but also with growing business. She is a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional and lead MMA’s national diversity & inclusion strategy team. Prior to joining the insurance industry she spent a decade in higher education teaching, advising and leading around diversity.

    Panelist Darin Kaihoi is the CEO of Coffea Roasterie, a coffee company located in Sioux Falls, SD, operating four retail cafes, wholesale and consulting services, and roasting facility. Believing in its potential to elevate quality, connect people, and create ethical economic growth, Darin is passionate about the role of specialty coffee and excited to be part of a dynamic and progressive industry. During the five plus years that Darin has been involved in managing operations at Coffea, the company has grown from two to four cafes, introduced a wholesale line, expanded its roasting operation, and received recognition in publications such as Food & Wine. Over the course of that time, Darin has developed an understanding of how to build and maintain a healthy workplace culture that promotes inclusivity and shared values.

    Panelist Cody Ingle has worked at The Center for Family Medicine as the IT/Application Support Specialist For the past year. He has helped the clinic in moving forward, including adding a “Safe Space for All” on the homepage of the website and bringing about conversations about pronoun usage. He has also worked with SDSU Nursing Students to create visibility for LGBTQ+ patients in healthcare settings and their needs. Cody has worked in downtown Sioux Falls for the past 4 years at a local bar.  Cody has been on the board of Sioux Falls Pride for the past year, and has been involved with Pride for the past three years. He helped organize the first Pride Parade in Sioux Falls. He worked with the National Center for Transgender Equality during HB1057 (denying puberty blockers to minors). He also works with the community of Sioux Falls to help bring awareness to the need for visibility in the  LGBTQ+ community—including speaking in high schools to students about the issue.  Cody is passionate about advocacy work and creating visibility for the LGBTQ+ community—especially in the work place and in healthcare.  

    Moderator Colleen Moran is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Independent Living Choices (ILC), which is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities Prior to working for ILC, Colleen served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Sioux Falls. In that capacity, her duties included managing the Human Relations Division, acting as the City’s ADA Coordinator, and providing legal guidance to the City. Colleen has also worked as a Deputy State’s Attorney at the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office and as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. 

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members.

    This event is under review for 1.0 hour of SHRM and General HRCI continuing education credit.

    • 08/24/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 08/26/2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    HR Indiana SHRM is excited to share that the upcoming 2020 State Conference will be 100% virtual! As an added bonus and at no additional charge, all registered attendees have access to nine additional pre- and post-conference sessions where they can interact live with the featured speakers.

    Our very own SoDak SHRM State Council will receive 20% of all registration fees from SD attendees. This is a great opportunity to obtain PDCs and make money for SoDak SHRM as well. Please share this great opportunity with others in the state.

    Visit for more information and to register today!

    • 09/16/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown
    • 134

    Reserve your seat for the SESHRM 2020 Spring Conference before it's too late!

    Creating a Culture of Courage: The Silver Bullet

    Presented by Cindy Solomon

    Every HR leader and practitioner knows 2020 has been unlike anything before it. We've been on the receiving end of massive professional and personal changes, chaos and uncertainty all the while trying to manage keeping our organizations safe, healthy and moving toward our goals. The good news is that there's never been a better time for HR to not only gain a better/stronger seat at the table but also to build your own professional skills to not just meet these current challenges, but to be stronger, more effective and more successful at the end of what's become a marathon. This session focuses on the specific skills everyone can utilize to build their impact regardless of industry, company or level.

    • This will be a session that YOU and your LEADERS will not want to miss if your organization wants to stay relevant in your industry.
    • Attendees will hear a 1 hour keynote AND a 1 hour hands-on workshop where you will get tools to take back to the office immediately!

    With her Courageous Leadership keynotes and programs, Cindy has helped hundreds of companies around the world identify, nurture and leverage the leadership potential in both their front-line employees and their leadership teams. Cindy counts among her clients 26 J.D.Power Award winners, and industry leaders such as Google, Alaska Airlines, UPS, Oracle, Wells Fargo and The Ritz-Carlton, among others.

    Afternoon Session: Balance Your Conflict
    Step by Step Communication to Transform Difficult Interactions

    Presented by Dr. Jody Janati

    Got conflict? Find your Conversation Peace. Most people have come to accept that conflict is inevitable. Assertive communication promotes healthy boundaries and can transform conflict during difficult conversations. There are a number of conflict management workshops offered each year, yet rarely does the facilitator tell participants exactly what should be said or done. The purpose of this workshop is to specifically address, "What do I say and do" when dealing with people during difficult situations to avoid destructive patterns. Participants will learn how to control their anger and emotions, be assertive and effectively defuse conflict through a variety of applied approaches. Multiple techniques will be discussed to demonstrate that practical solutions are attainable through a variety of step by step methods.

    Both speakers will give virtual presentations from their home so you may attend this conference from anywhere! We are offering the option to attend the virtual conference at the Hilton Garden Inn where we will watch both presentations together while enjoying lunch, networking, and time with our sponsors.

    10:00 - Registration/Sponsors
    10:30 - Keynote
    11:30 - Lunch
    12:45 - Keynote Q&A
      1:45 - Break
      2:00 - Afternoon Session

    Deadline to register is Friday, September 11No cancellation refunds will be provided after the registration deadline.

    Seating is limited so register today and reserve your seat!

    This activity is approved for 4 hours of SHRM and HRCI continuing education credits (HRCI = 2 Business and 2 General).


    Sioux Empire SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 3.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification. org.

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


    Complimentary above ground and underground parking is available at the Hilton Garden Inn. Metered parking is also available on 8th Street next to the hotel. Additional overflow parking is located on the south side of 8th and Railroad under the viaduct. Parking at Cherapa, CNA Lumber Exchange, and 8th and Railroad is not permitted as it private parking and violators are subject to tow.

    • 09/17/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • University of Sioux Falls

    The University of Sioux Falls, in partnership with the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM) is offering a Human Resources Certification preparation. The curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion. As part of your course, you will receive the NEW 2018 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.


    • Combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for more comprehensive learning and longer retention of information—all at a manageable pace to lead you to success on the exam.
    • Acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies which originate from the SHRM BoCK to help you prepare for the exam.
    • Engage in peer discussions to help reinforce learning materials and hear from real-life experiences.
    • Take advantage of potential tuition reimbursement from your employer.

    Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

    SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Requirements: To apply for either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, candidates must have a combination of education and professional HR experience. For more information, visit

    Meet the Instructor:

    Trudy Billion, SHRM-SCP, is a sought after trainer and educator. She is passionate about helping students master their subject material to make an impact in their organizations. Trudy has earned a Masters in Business in Administration and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Dakota. She has spent the last 25 years in a variety of roles in business and human resource management. As an adjunct professor at the University of Sioux Falls and Colorado Technical University, she teaches a wide variety of human resource and business management courses including; Managing Diversity, Strategic Management, Employment Law, Performance Management, Organizational Behavior, and Managing Labor and Management Relations.

    Cancellation policy:

    • Drop by Day 1 - Day 4 meeting day - 100% Refund - $5 processing fee
    • Drop by Day 5 - Day 10 meeting day - 75% refund
    • Drop by Day 11 - Day 15 meeting day - 50% Refund
    • Drop after Day 15 meeting - 0% Refund
    • Once materials are opened, there will be no refund.

    Ready to sign up? Click HERE for more details, pricing, and to register before it's too late!
    • 10/27/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Sioux Falls Convention Center

    Details coming soon!!!

    • 11/17/2020
    • ? - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • TBD
    • 176

    Join us for our November 2020 Sioux Empire SHRM chapter meeting, lunch and HR educational opportunity.

    We offer these luncheon meeting/presentations the 3rd Tuesday in the months of February, April, May, June, July, August, September, and November.  These events are free for members and $20 for non-members. 

    The 1 hour educational presentation focuses on the development of professionals by providing opportunities to inspire and advance the field of HR within our organizations and the greater Sioux Empire. We strive to gain both SHRM and general HRCI continuing education credits for these presentations.

    Speaker and topic selection will be updated as they are confirmed. Stop back soon for details, register and join us for a fun networking and educational opportunity with a diverse group of local professionals committed to advancing the field of HR in the Sioux Empire!

Past events

07/21/2020 Free Speech at Work and on Social Media – What Employers and Employees Need to Know
06/16/2020 Legal Update in the World of COVID-19
05/19/2020 The Human Impact of COVID-19: How Can Human Resources Respond and Support?
04/21/2020 Pre-Employment Medical Testing – Benefits to the Employee and Employer
03/03/2020 LinkedIn Professional Development
02/27/2020 2020 Spring SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course
02/18/2020 US Department of Labor Updates (sponsored by USD Center for Professional Development)
02/18/2020 Q1, 2020 New Member Orientation
01/21/2020 SESHRM 45th Birthday Luncheon
01/21/2020 Courageous Leadership (January 2020 morning half-day session)
12/17/2019 2019 Holiday Social
11/21/2019 JA Inspire
11/19/2019 Is Your Implicit Bias Impacting Your Hiring Process?
10/16/2019 2019 NDEAM Luncheon
10/16/2019 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Event
10/08/2019 Feeding South Dakota
10/02/2019 2019 SD Safety & Health Conference
09/26/2019 HR Professional Day 2019
09/19/2019 2019 Fall SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course
09/19/2019 USERRA Training Afternoon Session
09/19/2019 USERRA Training Morning Session
09/17/2019 Optimizing Our Energy
08/22/2019 WIN in Workforce Summit 2019
08/20/2019 Workplace Investigations - Why and When, Internal or External (sponsored by Think 3D Solutions)
08/20/2019 Q3, 2019 New Member Orientation
07/16/2019 The Power of Culture
06/23/2019 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
06/19/2019 2019 South Dakota Work Comp Summit
06/18/2019 Employment Law and Work Comp Updates
05/21/2019 Technology, Culture & the Law: Recruitment and Retention in the Modern Era
05/14/2019 Disrupt HR 3.0
05/08/2019 2019 SoDak SHRM State Conference
04/16/2019 Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace (And Other Emerging Employment Issues)
03/26/2019 Applying Emotional Intelligence for Career Success
03/23/2019 2019 North Dakota and South Dakota HR Student Conference
02/28/2019 2019 Spring SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course
02/19/2019 Top 10 Tips for Combatting FMLA Fraud & Abuse
02/05/2019 SoDak SHRM Legislative Day 2019
01/15/2019 Pursuit of Leadership Greatness/Leading Through Change
12/11/2018 2018 Holiday Social
11/13/2018 Dialed In: What Employers need to know about Telecommuters and Remote Working Arrangements
11/07/2018 Fusion 2.0 Conference
10/23/2018 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Event
10/03/2018 2018 SD Safety & Health Conference
09/26/2018 HR Professional Day 2018
09/24/2018 The Write Stuff: Resume Writing Tips for HR Professionals
09/20/2018 2018 Fall SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course
09/12/2018 2018 South Dakota Manufacturers’ Day Summit
09/11/2018 Panel - Worksite Wellness (sponsored by N2Institute)
08/23/2018 WIN in Workforce Summit 2018
08/21/2018 SHRM Workforce Readiness CLA Webcast
08/21/2018 SilverStone Group Strategy Series - FMLA: To Leave or Not To Leave?
08/14/2018 Get Rich Through Relationships (sponsored by Fusion 2.0 Conference)
07/10/2018 Workplace Bullying (sponsored by Short Staffed Inc)
06/20/2018 2018 South Dakota Work Comp Summit
06/17/2018 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
06/12/2018 2018 Legislative Updates: Impacts on Your Business
05/09/2018 2018 SoDak SHRM State Conference
05/08/2018 Best Practices - Form I-9, Immigration, Anti-Discrimination and Employment & Hiring
04/10/2018 Managing What Happens After a Work-Related Injury
03/27/2018 HR Leadership Lessons from H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D & Strategic HR Leadership in the New Economy
02/22/2018 SoDak SHRM Legislative Day 2018
02/13/2018 Documentation – An Employer’s Best Friend
01/09/2018 Higher Trust and Healthy Conflict: The Foundation for Cultural Transformation and Organizational Success
12/12/2017 2017 Holiday Social
11/14/2017 OSHA Activity in South Dakota - Trends and Updates
10/04/2017 2017 SD Safety & Health Conference
09/26/2017 HR Professional Day 2017
09/12/2017 Employer Branding & Recruiting on Social Media
08/08/2017 Evolving HR from Tactical to Strategic Contribution
07/11/2017 Relationship University for Businesses
06/18/2017 2017 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
06/13/2017 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: Training for the HR Professional
05/09/2017 Creating a Mentoring Culture
05/03/2017 2017 SoDak SHRM State Conference
04/11/2017 Workplace Law Under President Donald Trump: What to Expect
03/28/2017 Solving the People Puzzle: Leadership, Personalities, and High Performance Teams
02/14/2017 Building a Skilled Workforce Through Internships
01/10/2017 Value-Added HR: A Strategic Approach
12/13/2016 2016 Holiday Social
11/08/2016 The Future of HR: Promoting Business Success in a Changing Global Workplace
10/12/2016 Understanding Millennials: Technology & Collaboration Requirements from an HR Perspective
10/06/2016 2016 SD Safety & Health Conference
09/26/2016 HR Professional Day 2016
09/13/2016 U.S. Department of Labor law update - FLSA Exemption Status and DOL Updates
08/09/2016 Sioux Falls Thrive
07/12/2016 Generational Differences in the Workplace
06/19/2016 2016 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
06/14/2016 Leadership for the Next Decade
05/10/2016 Legal Landscape 2016: What Employers Need to Know
04/13/2016 2016 SoDak SHRM State Conference
04/12/2016 Does Your Audio Match Your Video? Matching Strategy and Organizational Values
03/29/2016 A Realistic Succession Strategy - Do You Have a Plan? & Long-Term Strategic Solutions for Recruiting and Hiring
02/09/2016 Employee Recruiting and Retention – How Do Your Strategies Stack Up?
01/12/2016 Build Trust, Credibility, and Respect / Team Member Engagement
12/08/2015 2015 Holiday Social
11/10/2015 The What, Why, and How of EAP
10/14/2015 2015 SD Safety & Health Conference
09/29/2015 2015 Workforce Development Conference
09/26/2015 HR Professional Day 2015
09/08/2015 The Longevity Revolution: Challenges and Potential of an Aging Society
08/11/2015 Affordable Care Act: Am I Missing Something?
07/14/2015 2015 Employment Law Updates for the HR Professional
06/28/2015 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
06/09/2015 Tackling the Talent Shortage with Behavioral Assessment Data
05/12/2015 Immigration Audit/Compliance
04/29/2015 2015 SoDak SHRM State Conference
04/14/2015 Functional Job Descriptions
03/24/2015 Onboarding: The Vital Gap Between Hiring & Productivity
02/10/2015 FLSA: 541 Exemption Changes & DOL Updates
01/13/2015 The Energy Bus: 80/20 Rule, The Cloud's Business Impact on HR

Sioux Empire SHRM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.PO Box 1302, Sioux Falls, SD 57101, Chapter #217

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