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

Taylor Forshee
Programming Director

Ph: 608.790.3812
Term start: 8/23/2022


Taylor is a lifelong learner, dog mom, amateur foodographer, and adventure seeker passionate about enhancing the employee experience through empathy and dedication. Beginning her career in human resources in 2016, she has worked in a variety of industries, including technology, non-profit, and wholesale distribution, with her most recent role as an HR Manager at Innovia Consulting, a Microsoft partner, where she continues to grow with the company during a period of rapid growth, global expansion, and transition.

Taylor began her SHRM volunteerism during her time in the Human Resource Management program at Western Technical College, where she served as the collegiate chapter president for one term before serving one term as the collegiate chapter president at Viterbo University. She joined the La Crosse Area SHRM board in 2019 as the Workforce Readiness Chair and is now the Public Relations and Programming Chair. She is excited to be joining the WISHRM Conference SMILE Team in 2022!

Taylor will jokingly refer to herself as a degree collector when referencing her mission to be a lifelong learner. Her most recent accomplishments include a Master of Business Administration from Viterbo University, passing the SHRM-CP exam, and beginning the Ph.D. in Global Leadership program at Indiana Institute of Technology.

In her free time, when she is not planning her next adventure, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two fur babies, Benji and Linus. Connect with Taylor on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @taylorforsheehr.

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.