Katie I. Kato, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Letter from the President
Dear Palm Beach County SHRM Chapter members,
It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Palm Beach County SHRM Chapter President for 2023-2024!! We are so pleased to be representing the human resources professionals in our community:
“The mission of Palm Beach County’s Society for Human Resources Management Chapter is to promote organizational excellence through the advancement of the Human Resources profession in partnership with our business community.”
This year’s PBC SHRM Board and Leadership Team is highly engaged and has planned such an exciting year! We have so many ways for each of you to get involved in our Chapter. It will be our continued focus to create events and professional development opportunities for our Chapter members to get together with live, in-person monthly Chapter meetings offering cutting-edge in-services. And, based on feedback from our membership, we are strategically having quarterly Social/Networking events, and other activities, to allow our Chapter members to further their interactions with each other.
Our Palm Beach County SHRM Chapter is also proud to be aligned with SHRM National on the Dual Membership Release (DMR) program and this has helped to make us a SHRM Mega Chapter, and we are 550+ members strong. We have been a 100% SHRM Chapter for many years, and in 2021, we became fully integrated with the Dual Membership program with SHRM. This affords us the ability to offer greater resources and services to our local Chapter members.
With this change, the program also enables us to jointly renew our PBC SHRM Chapter membership (of $20/year) along with SHRM’s membership in one transaction with one profile – all of this will be handled by SHRM’s robust systems. Members have been asking for this solution for years, and it is finally happening! PBC SHRM Chapter members will no longer pay separate Chapter membership dues directly to the Chapter but will instead renew their PBC SHRM Chapter membership at the same time that they renew their SHRM membership.
To enhance the value of our PBC SHRM Chapter membership, in 2023, we have added so many new programs and activities, with discounted pricing for our Chapter members! This includes:
Thank you, and very warm regards,
Katie I. Kato, M.Ed, SPHR (Lifetime), SHRM-SCP
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