The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded its 2019-2020 Merit Award designation to the Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its members.
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SHRM’s student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters by recognizing outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, programming, the professional development of their members, support of the human resource profession, and engagement with the broader SHRM community.
“We are proud to have nearly 1,300 members in our SHRM Chapter that regularly participate in educational webinars, networking opportunities, and who learn from each other, as many are active and experienced human resources practitioners,” says Dr. Craig Swenson, President of Ashford University. “Our SHRM chapter extends membership to all of Ashford’s alumni, faculty, and current students from all degree programs interested in the field of human resource management. As one of our university’s most active organizations, we are honored to receive this recognition and designation from SHRM.”
SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020. In 2020, the Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter sponsored two educational events, offering students HRM educational opportunities and SHRM recertification credits. In March 2020, the school’s chapter hosted a webinar titled “Interviewing Skills, Transferrable Skills and HR Competencies.” In April, the chapter held a webinar on the topic “How to Bring Your Best Self to Work.”
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