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.


Follow-up: Workplace Violence Seminar

Link to Workplace Violence Seminar sample policies.


June SESHRM Chapter Meeting


2015 Employment Law Updates for the HR Professional


Presented by Melanie Carpenter and David Kroon from Woods, Fuller, Schultz & Smith P.C.


2015 Employment Law Updates will include information on relevant legal updates to ensure compliance with DOL guidance and review employment law trends in the courts and what it means to HR Practitioners.  Melanie Carpenter and David Kroon will also provide updates on hot topics such as employer wellness programs, same sex marriage and HR implications to ensure you are versed on the issues that exist and how to avoid potential litigation.  


Melanie Carpenter is an attorney at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. in Sioux Falls, SD.  She has been practicing law in the area of employment litigation and insurance defense for over 20 years.  She has been recognized repeatedly by her peers in publications such as “Great Plains Super Lawyers” and the U.S. Business Edition of “Super Lawyers”.  Outside the courtroom, Melanie also dedicates her time to improving the Sioux Falls Community through her service on boards for organizations such as the Washington Pavilion, the City of Sioux Falls Civil Service Board, and the Zoological Society. 


David Kroon is an attorney at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. in Sioux Falls, SD.  He has been serving clients’ business and employment law needs for over 30 years.  He has been recognized for his work in publications such as “The Best Lawyers in America”, “Super Lawyers”, “Chambers USA”, and a winner of the “Best Lawyer’s Sioux Falls Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year”.  Dave speaks regularly to various employers and trade associations on employment law issues.


Melanie and David have over 50 years of combined experience providing employment law counsel to various businesses across the state.  They have represented employers in all aspects of employment law from employee handbook drafting and employment contract negotiation to representing employers in federal cases regarding discrimination in the workplace.  Both attorneys are recognized by their peers as leaders in the employment law field in South Dakota.

2016 SD State SHRM Conference



Teaching Opportunity 

The University of South Dakota has teaching opportunities in the following areas:  

  • Intro to HR Management -- Fall 2015 at the University Center in Sioux Falls.
  • Business 101 (a very broad introduction to all business disciplines) -- Fall 2015.  This one could be taught face-to-face in Sioux Falls or possibly online.
  • Compensation -- Spring 2016 in Vermillion.  This could be taught in 1 or 2 meetings a week to limit commuting.

Instructional experience and expertise in HR are the two competencies preferred in this role. Income is around $3000.00 to $3200.00 per class.

Contact Damian Lonsdale at if interested. 


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, July 14, 2015 11:30 AM • CJ Callaways
Tue, August 11, 2015 11:30 AM • CJ Callaways
Tue, September 08, 2015 11:30 AM • CJ Callaways
Tue, October 13, 2015 11:30 AM • CJ Callaway's

HR Opportunities

Tue, December 01, 2015 4:00 PM • Anonymous








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