Welcome to the SL SHRM Chapter

SL SHRM is excited to announce our August 25th Membership Development Meeting Topics:
Click here to register now for the August meeting, seating is limited.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Understanding Metrics - How to Connect HR's Goals to Business Strategy. Presented by Ryan Kohler, SPHR. 

Ryan KohlerRyan is the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of ApplicantPro

As an HR Professional, you’re required to add value to the overall objectives of your organization by ensuring that your department’s goals align with your company’s business strategy. In order for this parallel to occur, HR must have a firm understanding of Please what key metrics consist of and how they impact the overall success of an organization. Ryan will guide participants through the sometimes overwhelming world of business metrics and more importantly, how to make HR more competitive by connecting the dots between HR metrics and business strategy so that they become one and the same.

HR Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the three key metrics in business: profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow in addition to how they impact your organization as a whole.
  2. How to find specific measurements within the scope of sales metrics, marketing metrics, web metrics, and customer service metrics.
  3. Identify how HR can impact these metrics and how to frame HR’s role by aligning business objectives to HR metrics.
More about Ryan Kohler 

Recognition and Publications; Ryan has an MBA from Southern Utah University and specializes in web-based marketing which provides him with a unique perspective when it comes to hiring optimization and management.  His internet expertise helps transform outdated business models by using online tools to maximize efficiency and ROI potential. 

Ryan’s the CEO of JobMatch LLC, makers of iApplicants and ApplicantPro, easy to use hiring software that has simplified and optimized the hiring process for over 2000 companies and HR Professionals.  He also provides employment consulting specializing in the service industry.

He became an HRCI Approved Provider in 2013 after he realized the value in empowering HR Professionals to become more technical by teaching them to think more like an Internet Marketer and to apply those skills to hiring.  Because Ryan’s an entrepreneur and owns a business that involves working with thousands of HR folks, he understands what it takes to bridge the gap between an organization’s vision and the goals of HR. He uses this knowledge and experience to help make HR more strategic by conducting weekly, free webinars that provide HRCI Continuing Education credit and by presenting at SHRM events around the country

  • 1309 on the Inc. 5000 List (2013) 
  • 21st for Utah’s Fastest Growing Companies (2013) 
  • Utah Business’s Top Forty Under 40 (2013) 
  • 11th overall of Utah’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies (2012) 
  • UVEF’s Top 25 under 5 (2011)
  • Utah Business Magazine’s Emerging Eight (2011) 
  • Business Insight: Staring up on a shoestring (Salt Lake Tribune, 2011) 
  • From the Ground Up (Utah Business Magazine, 2011) 
  • Use Search Engines to Draw Qualified Candidates (Workplace Magazine, 2011)
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM- Courageous Leadership: HR's Impact Secret! Presented by Chip Madera, MS
Chip MaderaChip MaderaChip Madera -The Leadership Lion, is an expert professional speaker and leadership development authority

Chip empowers audiences with humorous, yet high content strategies for business and personal success.  He is the “Leader with a heart of BOLD”TM who presents over 120 programs every year in Canada, Australia, Europe, South America and throughout the US. Some of his clients include: The Mayo Clinic, AT&T, Disney, Southern Company, Westinghouse and Gatorade, just to name a few. Chip has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, which is the National Speakers Association’s highest earned designation and is seen as the hallmark of experts who speaks professionally. Just over 1000 speakers in the world possess the CSP credential. He possesses an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development. He is a Motivation and Performance Strategist with over 20 years of experience helping leaders from every type of industry enhance performance and create an environment that delights their customers. Chip helps leaders venture beyond their wildest expectations, by stirring their hearts, opening their minds and inspiring them to action!

 HR’s influence goes way beyond earning a seat at the table. Organizations desperately need HR leaders who are courageous, bold and outcomes driven.  Come listen to award-winning speaker, Chip Madera, MS, CSP inspire you to shape your self-image in a way that can help you create results, accelerate your influence and catapult your career to a new level.

HR Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify three (3) personal, self-affirmations to advance their influence 
  2. Explore three (3) world-class organizations and their common focus for building cultures of excellence 
  3. How to re-establish performance standards that get results

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SL SHRM Members: $0
Pay as You Go Members: $25
Non Members: $30

 Meetings are held at the Downtown Radisson Hotel, 215 S Temple, Salt Lake City. Parking is free with pass


  • Table 1: New NLRB Guidance on Employee Handbooks, presented by: Mark Tolman, Jones Waldo
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August 2015 Professional Development Meetings
  • Presentations are submitted for recertification credit to both HRCI and SHRM.
  • Seating is Limited - Please register before August 23rd, 2015 

For questions regarding registration, please contact Dianne Hanson, Chapter Management Professional, at (801) 870-7916  or  execdirector@slshrm.org.

For questions regarding benefits of membership, please contact Lora Lea Mock, Director of Membership, at (801) 327-9990 and/or visit the Salt Lake SHRM Web site at http://www.slshrm.org.

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The Benefits of Membership

With more than 450 members, Salt Lake SHRM  is the largest chapter in Utah. Membership in our chapter offers you an excellent opportunity to collaborate and network with other local HR professionals. Industries represented within our chapter membership include manufacturing, mining, non-profit, technology, healthcare, financial, legal, public administration, and many more. 

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August 25th Membership Development Meeting

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  • 10:00 AM Understanding Metrics presented by: Ryan Kohler, SPHR
  • 11:50 AM Courageous Leadership, HR's Impact Secret! presented by: Chip MaderaMS

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