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SHRM-KC Awarded

For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

Kansas City, Mo., May 16, 2023 - SHRM recently awarded SHRM-KC its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter's accomplishments in 2022.

The EXCEL Award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources. 

"SHRM's impact on the world of work is due to the dedication and efforts of our chapters and state councils like SHRM-KC. The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by SHRM-KC - it's also recognition of their focus and determination to cause the effect to make great workplaces," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president, and chief executive officer of SHRM. "Their HR leadership is exemplary."

The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. SHRM-KC will receive recognition in SHRM publications at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

Throughout 2022, a major focus of the SHRM-KC Board was to re-establish in person engagement opportunities for chapter members. The first initiative was to offer in person and virtual attendance options for their monthly educational programs. The second initiative was to provide consistent support and resources to members related to diversity., equity, inclusion and belonging - meeting their members "where they were" on their DEIB journey. Finally, for the first time post-COVID, SHRM-KC was able to re-connect with over 15 area universities to promote, and successfully host, their semi-annual student networking roundtables with HR professionals.  

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