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    Certification & Recertification Workshop

    Date: September 15, 2022, 12:00pm
    Tiffany A. Brown Certification Specialist SHRM
    In person at Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Dr Elgin, IL Building E or
    Online via Zoom
    In person member $20, guest $25; online $10 member, $15 guest
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    Please note: this meeting is available in person at Elgin Community College or via Zoom.  The speakers for this presentation will be remote.

    SHRM-certified HR professionals stand out in the workplace for all the right reasons.  As the job market gets stronger, the competition for talent is becoming increasingly fierce. Studies show that 93% of SHRM-certified HR professionals report that they have current and up-to-date information regarding HR best practices, and 92% report that they are prepared for business situations.  And what’s more, CHROs report greater activity and innovation in talent strategy when SHRM-Certified professionals are involved.   Therefore, earning your SHRM Certification is a powerful asset in the market today!

    Want to learn more about how you can elevate yourself within the profession, join us for Illinois Fox Valley SHRM’s September meeting!  In this session, you’ll discover how SHRM Certification provides HR Professionals with the opportunity to exhibit their proficiency, skills, and knowledge needed to ensure success in today’s demanding business environment.  Join us for an overview of the certification process, plus exclusive exam tips that will help you achieve success on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  You’ll also learn how to effectively prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam with the SHRM Learning System -- the official certification prep tool.

    Finally, if you already have your SHRM credential, we’ll spend time sharing insight on how you can enhance competence, maintain relevance and maximize the value of your original investment by completing the recertification process!  We’ll help you identify qualifying activities to earn PDCs and highlight available resources to make the recertification process easier.  

    Meet the speakers:

    Tiffany A. Brown
    Certification Specialist, Affiliate Operations

    Tiffany Brown serves as the Certification Specialist for SHRM Affiliate Operations and is responsible for working with SHRM local chapters and state councils to develop and implement SHRM Certification initiatives.  Before joining the SHRM Certification department, Tiffany worked with the SHRM Member Relations team as a Member Engagement Associate supporting numerous affiliates across multiple regions in their efforts to achieve their respective membership goals. 

    She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland - College Park, an ATD Coaching Certificate, and SHRM People Management Qualification (PMQ). 


    Faith Stipanovich, SHRM-SCP
    Field Services Director

    Ms. Stipanovich has over 20 years of HR experience working in private and public sectors including working in both union and non-union environments.  She holds an associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Computer Systems Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Geneva College, Beaver, PA, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from LaRoche College, Pittsburgh PA.

    Before joining SHRM as a Field Services Director, Faith was a Senior HR Business Partner for Matthews International, where she supported multiple business units across the Memorialization Division, primarily working with leaders in Bronze manufacturing, Funeral Products Distribution, and sales.  Before working at Matthews, she worked as a public servant for Allegheny County, as an HR Generalist at Omnova Solutions, Jeannette, PA, and at various law firms in the City of Pittsburgh.

    Faith is SHRM-SCP certified and most recently served as the Northeast SHRM MAC and on the SHRM Labor Relations Expertise Panel.  She held multiple positions on the Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM including the SHRM Foundation Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, District Director, Secretary, and Deputy Director and she served 2 years as the State Director for the PA SHRM State Council supporting 27 Professional Chapters, 12 student chapters and SHRM members across Pennsylvania.  She is a member and Past President of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA).

    Faith has also been active in volunteering in her community.   She served four years as a School Board Director for Mt. Lebanon School District, the same school district where she attended Kindergarten through high school.   Before holding an elected School Board position, she volunteered to assist Marching Band and Silk Squad.   Faith is a past President of Transitional Services, Inc., an innovative human services organization transitioning people with mental disabilities (psychiatric and intellectual) into the community.   She recently served on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and the Center for Theater Arts.

    Faith lives in Scott Township, Pennsylvania a suburb of Pittsburgh.

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