Certification Director

Position Description & Duties

Promotes certification activities for the state council, SHRM affiliated chapters and their members.

The State Council Director
  • Facilitate State & Chapter programming resource information & ensure that information regarding speakers, content, & related materials are made available to all Chapters.
  • Serves as a voting member of the state council and is expected to attend and participate in all meetings of the council.
  • Reports to the state director on a regular basis concerning activities promoting certification throughout the state.
  • Promotes the primary certification of human resource professionals through the SHRM Institute (SHRM).
  • Promotes the partnering of chapters and universities to conduct certification preparation courses using the university-based SHRM Learning System.
  • Promotes the certification of human resource professionals through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
  • Promotes the formation of chapter study programs to facilitate the certification of chapter members.
  • Encourages the certification of council members.
  • Develops communication programs in and about certification (e.g. topical, process, re-certification, issues, etc.).
  • Identify individuals who demonstrate effective leadership roles within the district for potential leadership involvement on the council.
  • Must be a SHRM member in good standing. SHRM certification required.
  • Appointment is made by the state council director
  • Self-directed work style
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Initiative to build relationships with Chapter leaders and position self as a resource
  • Team orientation
  • Ability to advocate for chapter and council
  • Ability to recruit potential WISHRM council members
Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed for two additional one-year terms for a total service of three years.

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Contact Information
Sheree Yates

Sheree Yates, SHRM-CP, PHR
WI State Council Certification Director
Educational Credential Evaluators
101 W Pleasant St, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI  53212
Ph:  414.604.5214
Em: wishrmcertification@gmail.com
Term Began: 1/1/17
Sheree Yates is a HR professional with nearly 15 years of Human Resources experience, with the majority of that time in a lead Human Resource position.  Sheree is the Director of Human Resources for Educational Credential Evaluators a non-profit located in Milwaukee.  She has a strong knowledge of strategic planning, recruitment practices, organizational change, leadership, employee development, benefits, and training.

Sheree has a BA in Psychology from the University of WI- Milwaukee, and is currently in working on an MS in Organizational Change Leadership program with the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

She is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM- CP) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Sheree is a SHRM national member and an active member of SHRM’s Racine and Kenosha (SRKA) and Milwaukee Metro SHRM (MMSHRM) chapters.  She is serves on the SRKA board as the Workforce Readiness CLA and the MMSHRM board as the Certification Committee Board Liaison.
Sheree currently lives in McHenry, IL with her husband, two sons, and their dog Duke.

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