SESHRM Workforce
Development Conference:
Challenges. Opportunities. Resources.

Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management will be hosting an all-day conference at the Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  SESHRM was awarded a grant from the City of Sioux Falls’ Workforce Development Pilot Program in June to host a community-wide workforce development conference to address some of the issues businesses are facing in today’s economy with attracting and retaining talent. 

Space is limited to 200 attendees.  Cost to attend is $59.00 per person. 

Click here for more information or to register. 

Human Resources Professionals Day

Who’s ready to celebrate HR Day on September 1?
Make sure your employers know!

Click here to view the Executive Proclamation from Governor Dennis Daugaard. 

 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Fall Prep Course

The University of Sioux Falls will be offering a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP prep course this fall.

Click here for more information.

2015 Workplace Excellence Awards

It’s that time of the year again!

Nominate your employer for the 2015 Workplace Excellence Award if they display the following Qualities…

  • Friendly culture
  • Great work/life balance
  • Innovative communication techniques
  • Consistently recognizes those who go “above and beyond”
  • Empowers team members with personal and professional development skills

The prestigious annual SESHRM Workplace Excellence Award is to acknowledge those companies or organizations that have made significant strides in employee practices to establish a highly desirable work environment and to recognize them for their leadership, culture and best practices. These companies are family-friendly with a dedicated workforce consistently portraying a strong culture of empowerment and growth.

Click here to nominate an Employer!

Questions – please contact Cal McKeown via email or via phone 605-444-9522. Nominations are due by Friday, September 18, 2015.

Awards will be presented at the Fall SD Safety & Health Conference on October 14, 2015 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Nominating the dynamic company / organization that you work for is a great way to capitalize on showcasing where you work and assist with recruitment and retention!

Please forward to friends and family – we certainly welcome non-SESHRM members throughout the community to share their unique company traits!

September SESHRM Chapter Meeting


The Longevity Revolution…Challenges and Potential of an Aging Society
Presented by G. Richard Ambrosius

For the first time in US history, the majority of adults are now over 50 and in search of purpose in life’s next chapter.  This session will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to capitalize on the benefits of an aging workforce, battle ageism within their organizations, promote optimal aging within their workforce and battle aging stereotypes and self-fulfilling prophecies of aging that can negatively impact the health and well-being of both current and future workers.

G. Richard Ambrosius is an evangelist for positive aging, marketing strategist, storyteller and motivator with over 38 years’ experience in the fields of aging service delivery, senior living, customer service and marketing.  He is the Founder and Principal of Positive Aging® LLC. 

His previous positions include VP or Outreach and Business Development for start-up brain fitness company, NeoCORTA, two national senior living development and management companies, Founder and CEO of Phoenix Systems Inc., Executive Director of the NW Iowa Area Agency on Aging, and chair of the Rebranding Aging Task Force for the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) that helped launch their Changing the Way We Age Campaign.

In 1980, President Reagan appointed Dick as the youngest member of the National Advisory Committee to the 1981 White House Conference on Aging where he delivered a keynote address on rural aging.  He has delivered paid presentations in 49 states and consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, corporations, nonprofits, associations and government agencies. In 1997, he was selected “South Dakota’s Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Magazine. He holds both BA and MA degrees in Political Science and is a decorated Viet Nam veteran. 


2016 SD State SHRM Conference



Did you know that SESHRM is on LinkedIn?

We encourage all members to join this group for updates, news and information!!

Join the SESHRM page here


SDSHRM Council

The SDSHRM Council unifies 7 individual SD SHRM affiliated chapters to advance the HR profession. They partner with over 400 volunteers in South Dakota to represent our state at a regional and national level.

We welcome you to utilize the SDSHRM site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information.  Click on the “Who We Are” page to get to know your council leaders from around the state! 

To be the premier organization in South Dakota for the professional development and advancement of Human Resources.

SDSHRM Mission
Lead Human Resources in South Dakota through:

  • Human Resource expertise
  • Advocacy
  • Professional support
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Networking


Learn about the new
SHRM Certification here:

Upcoming events

Tue, September 08, 2015 11:30 AM • CJ Callaways
Tue, September 29, 2015 8:30 AM • Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown Sioux Falls
Tue, November 10, 2015 11:30 AM • CJ Callaways
Tue, December 08, 2015 3:00 PM • CJ Callaway's

HR Opportunities

Tue, December 01, 2015 4:00 PM • Anonymous
Fri, October 09, 2015 8:00 AM • Anonymous








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