Welcome to CIC-SHRM: Central Illinois Chapter Society for Human Resource Management

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.  CIC-SHRM is recognized as a 501(c)(6) organization.

CIC-SHRM is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.  For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. For more information about SHRM please visit www.shrm.org.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. 

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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 Message from our President:

It is hard to believe that we are already in the 3rd Quarter of the year!!! Where has the time gone? 

As things get back to normal, and employees return to work, CIC-SHRM has been diligent in providing noteworthy programming to our members.  This is in line with our mission.  If you have not had a chance to view our recently updated website, please do so by visiting the Our Board section at CIC-SHRM - Our Board (wildapricot.org).  You will also find the photos and contact information for each of our board members.  Kudos to our Website Administrator, Amanda Bergdorf to updating the site!

CIC-SHRM’s Forum Page

This is a reminder, that if you have not signed up to receive notifications from CIC-SHRM’s Forums page of the website, feel free to do so.   There has been some great information posted specifically for our members.  The page is available to all members, to review and post information that is valuable to our members.

In-Person/Virtual Membership Meeting

We recently sent out a poll to our members regarding their preference of in-person vs. virtual meeting. The poll results were as follow:

  • In-person meetings – 61.02%
  • Virtual meeting – 32.20%
  • Hybrid – 6.78%

The goal of the chapter is to meet the needs of all our members.  We are working on a way to do in-person meeting, with a virtual option available also. We will provide additional information, as we learn more.

July Membership Meeting

Laura Miller, Illinois SHRM District Director will be the presenter, for our July membership meeting.  She will be speaking on Conducting Workplace Investigations.

Topic Description

In the presentation Laura will explain the techniques and processes for conducting an internal investigation. These processes/techniques include: the initial intake, preparing evidence, preparing for investigation interviews, and developing a conclusion. Additionally, she will discuss what happens when and how to handle external charges that come out of these internal investigations. 

Speaker Profile

Laura Miller has over 15 years in the HR field. Currently she is a Sr. HR Client Consultant with Ameren and has been in the role for nine years. She specializes in internal investigations, HR compliance, external charge responses, absence management, and employee relations.

Laura is a certified SHRM-SCP and PHR, and she holds a master's degree in HR management from Webster University. She has also taught HR adjunct at the undergraduate level for the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Laura is currently the director of ILSHRM and has served in many other SHRM volunteer roles including Membership Director and Foundation Director for ILSHRM and President of the Metro East chapter, MEI-SHRM.    


Illinois SHRM Virtual State Conference September 27th – 29th - Click the link ILSHRM for more information and to register.

SHRM Annual Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV September 9th – 12th – Click the link SHRM21 Annual Conference - SHRM21 for more information. Listed below are the speakers and entertainers:

  • Johnny C. Taylor
  • Brian Niccol – Chipotle Chief Executive Officer
  • Marissa Andrada – Chipotle Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer
  • Bert Jacobs – Life is Good Chief Executive Optimist
  • Patti LaBelle – Grammy Award Winning Singer
  • Michael Bolton – Grammy Award Winning Singer

Thank you to our Recognition Event Sponsors




CIC-SHRM is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 2938 Springfield, IL 62701

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