Programming Director

The Director of Programing is responsible for keeping chapter programming a high priority for the State Council and for providing a 'go to' resource for chapter programming issues. 

Responsible To:  State Director


  1. Facilitate communication, determining frequency, with chapter programming coordinators, i.e. via conference calls or other method; host programming roundtable or breakout session at WISHRM State Leadership Conference
  2. Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters. 
  3. Review and prepare reports associated with Council meetings and activities. Review and provide approval of prepared minutes of Council meetings. Approve Council meeting attendance records. 
  4. Lead drive toward strengthening chapter programming calendars; facilitate, expand and/or explore collaboration among chapters which may include cost-sharing for events/presenters, webcast or streaming of presentations, archiving of programs and/or other
  5. Work closely with Annual Conference Planning Committee to assist in acquiring speakers
  6. Lead creation, enhancement and/or maintenance of central database listing proven/vetted speakers
  7. Explore supplemental funding source(s) to support programming; if warranted, establish criteria, oversee plan development, make recommendation to State Council and ensure implementation


National SHRM membership in good standing required.  SHRM certification preferred.  Appointment made by the State Council Director

Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be re-elected for two additional terms for a total of three years.

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Contact Information

Daphne Ursu

Daphne Ursu, SHRM-CP, PHR
WI SHRM State Programming Director

5800 Seventh Ave
Kenosha, WI  53140


Daphne Ursu, SHRM-CP, PHR, has more than 20 years of human resources experience and is highly skilled in employee relations, training, recruitment, vendor management, safety and wellness. Ursu worked as the Human Resources Manager for the Kenosha News for 10 years and is now the Corporate Human Resources Manager for United Communications Corporation, parent company of Kenosha News. 
She provides human resources consultation to five divisions to include three newspapers and two television stations.  She is responsible for analysis, creation and maintenance of policies and procedures, coaching and counseling staff as well as benefits administration and vendor management. 
Ursu has been a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the local Racine and Kenosha area chapter since 2008. She serves as president of the local chapter and is secretary for the Kenosha Literacy Council.
Ursu is a lifelong resident of Racine, WI and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UW-Parkside. She’s an avid reader and fan of Wisconsin sports.


Additional Information

The Director of Programming is responsible for keeping chapter progamming a high priority for the State Council and for providing a 'go to' resource for chapter programming issues.