I started #SHRMChat in the fall of 2011 because I wanted to dialog with leaders in other SHRM-affiliated local chapters and state councils about how to use and promote social media within the chapter or council. Since then our topics have expanded to include a discussion of all Core Leadership Areas (CLAs), concentrating on how state and local SHRM affiliates can improve and expand their competencies in those areas, while continuing to address social media, conferences, and other topics important to chapter leaders. We chat on the second Tuesday of every month at 8pm Eastern, and I try to have a different SHRM leader act as host each month.
This month our guest host is Lisa Horn, known to many by her Twitter name – @SHRMLobbystLisa. Our topic is “Government Affairs”, a CLA that admittedly troubles many chapters and councils. Lisa is uniquely qualified to host this chat, as her official title at SHRM is Director of Congressional Affairs.
We will address the following questions during the chat, but, as always, please feel free to discuss related issues that are not specifically addressed in the formal questions.
- Other than being a CLA, what should motivate chapters and councils to be more engaged in advocacy and public policy?
- Is your membership active with SHRM on advocacy efforts such as the A-Team? What are some of the benefits?
- How do you determine which legislative issues are important to your membership? What do you do the address them?
- What activities should your council/chapter engage in to ensure a positive legislative environment for the sector to grow?
- What is the one most important thing that SHRM national could do to help you increase your involvement in government affairs?
Remember – Join us on Tuesday, March 11 at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central. Use the hashtag #SHRMChat on all of your tweets!