Michiana SHRM Newsletter

Webinars: Friday, March 27, 2020

The Horton Group and South Bank Legal Free Webinar:  Navigating The Coronavirus Response Act For Employers:    

Barnes & Thornburg Webinar: COVID-19: Labor & Employment Q&A:  

Barnes & Thornburg Webinar: Understanding The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Does It Mean For Your Business:  

HR Jetpack Event: Working Remotely In Unusual Circumstances:  

Contact us if you have a webinar or event you would like to share

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Greetings, from all of us at Michiana SHRM we hope that you and your family are staying healthy and managing through this COVID-19 Pandemic. There is a lot of information out there and we would like to share some websites that offer up to date, accurate information. We would also like to take this opportunity to share some events that have been moved, changed, or cancelled.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to share any community events, national events or information that you feel are prevelant to the HR Community. Contact Kelly Thornton, Communications Director at: [email protected]

Michiana SHRM is excited to announce our 1st ever Virtual Happy Hour

Join us: Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm eastern for an hour of interactive HR talk. Devra Hake, attorney at SouthBank Legal will provide a brief summary of the legal aspect of COVID-19. We will then have an interactive discussion on HR related issues, dealing with the COVID-19 and how we can support and share best practices.  

This event is free to the public

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP has offered some great resources on the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

Subscribe to Coronavirus Insights and Resources: https://bit.ly/2QA98fX

Coronavirus: Employer Q & A: https://bit.ly/3abiypT

Coronavirus Resources: https://bit.ly/2xZHZg3

Free Webinars offered by Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Free COVID-19 Employer Update Webinar: March 23, 2020, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (eastern time).   

Barnes & Thornburg and Gibson Insurance: COVID-19: Answering South Bend Elkhart Employers’ Human Resources Questions Webinar: Tuesday, March 24, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (eastern time). 

These are great events that you will want to be sure to attend.

Gibson Insurance Free Webinar

The Lynchpin of Value-Based Purchasing: Care Navigation

Even the most innovative and best-in-class programs will fall short if individual healthcare consumers neglect to take advantage of these programs. Driving behavior change in how individuals access healthcare and engage with your plan should be a primary focal point of your benefits strategy.

Join us as we dive into the topic of care navigation and why it matters. We’ll outline the traditional methods insurers and purchasers have used to manage care and highlight best practices for ensuring that patients are taken care of and compassionately guided towards high quality, low cost providers.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3bgD08Z

Virtual Data Science & Information Security Training by Ivy Tech

The IT Sector Partnership is offering Data Science and Information Security training in June 2020 through a 1-year Technical Certificate program. The certificate can be acquired by pursuing a series of courses occurring every Saturday at Ivy Tech. The classes will have an option of live streaming in June 2020 if the Coronavirus Pandemic prolongs. We will also assist with financial aid, job search, self-learning, and wrap-around services during the training. For more information, fill the form at https://www.itsectorpartnership.org/application-form to schedule an informational session.

This informational session would be done virtually keeping in mind the current Coronavirus Pandemic. For more information, contact Gabrielle Gardner at [email protected] or Shabbir Qutbuddin at [email protected]

Beacon Health Systems is also playing a huge role in the community with updated information and continued countless hours keeping our community safe. Thank you to all the health care professionals giving their time and commitment!

Visit their website for more information on the COVID-19 Pandemic and sign up for updates: https://www.beaconhealthsystem.org/

Junior Achievements Annual Wine & Beer Fest has been postponed.

More information will be available once a new date has been confirmed. Stay tuned for more information. 


Michiana SHRM’s April Diversity and Inclusion Summit has been postponed until further notice. We plan to reschedule this event later in the year and will keep you posted on the new date.

Michiana SHRM’s Study Group Goes Virtual

In the wake of social distancing and the closure of local colleges, the Michiana SHRM study group has moved it’s group to an online virtual meeting. We are grateful to be able to offer this option and a huge thank you to Linda Krueger, our Certification Director for continuing to help our study group to pass that test!

IUSB Certification Study Group has also gone virtual. Contact Paula Wood for questions: [email protected]

To better serve students during this period of uncertainty, SHRM has adjusted the dates of the spring testing and application windows. If your students have already scheduled an appointment in this test window, SHRM will reach out to them directly with instructions to reschedule

The spring testing window to take the exam has shifted to June 1 – August 15

The early-bird application deadline has been extended through Friday, April 1

The standard application deadline has been extended through Friday, May 15.

Effective June 1, SHRM will offer a remote proctoring option, which provides an opportunity to test from home. Check the website soon for full details, geographic restrictions apply.

Please contact our Certification Director, Linda Krueger with any questions you may have: [email protected]

How to File Unemployment in Indiana if your job is affected by COVID-19


 President Trump signed H.R. 6201 into law. It amends the FMLA to require a new form of family leave, and it adds a law requiring paid sick leave. Both laws apply to employers of fewer than 500 employees, will take effect by April 2, and will expire on December 31, 2020

RV Industry Association is working with policymakers on COVID-19 relief for the RV Industry


Stay tuned for more updates and information. Connect with us on the following media platforms:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2U7QU7w

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2229588/

Our Mailing list: https://bit.ly/3djeUMy

Happy Hour Virtual Meeting: https://bit.ly/2U9BRdS

Communications Director : [email protected]

Website: www.michianashrm.org

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