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VUSHRM January Newsletter

Happy new year, HRD! While we loved the relaxation and break from classes, we are so excited to be back in the swing of things over here at Villanova. VUSHRM has some fantastic programing scheduled for the months ahead (psst Level Up conference!) and we hope to see you all there!

Looking Ahead & Other Opportunities

March 28 - 29, 2023, Virtual and In-Person

Join HR Professionals, Emerging Leaders, and Students for an epic, 2-day experience that will challenge you to LEVEL UP your HR Passion, your HR Network, and your HR Career.

This conference is hosted by the Villanova University Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development and the Villanova SHRM Student Chapter.

Register on our website -

Outside SHRM Chapter Events - Click on the chapter name to be taken to their website where you can register

February 2, 2023 12:00 - 1:30PM, Zoom

In this interactive webinar, Award Winning Leadership Coach & TEDx Speaker Kelly Meerbott will help you identify your symptoms and take action to mitigate the damaging effects burnout can have on your personal and professional life.

February 23, 2023 5:30-7:30PM, Temple University

Our guest speaker, Jameel Rush Director of Inclusion at Google, will walk us through how we can influence across the business and show the value add you can bring to the table. He’ll pull in fundamental change management practices into the approach so that you can ignite the change you wish to see in your organization.

February 2, 2023 8:00 - 9:15 AM, Zoom

In 2022, organizations have experienced uncontainable inflation rates and unforeseen supply chain issues affect almost every aspect of their business. This drastic shift has

forced companies to take a hard look at overall costs. On top of that, COVID and the Labor Shortage has forced employers to offer robust Benefits Programs. Whether we’re currently in, or on our way to a recession, what steps and actions can Employers take now to stabilize costs and find additional funds?

February 21, 2023 5:30-8:00 PM, Crowne Plaza King of Prussia

Making sure you see a return on your training investment is top of mind for every HR leader that implements a training program. But the forgetting curve is real and learners, on average, forget 90% of what they learn. So, how do you do both – provide training opportunities AND see a return on investment? Through a smart and creative partnership, that’s how.

February 14, 2023 7:30-9:30 AM, Virtual

To understand the basics for creating a world class organization with engaged team members and committed, loyal customers that produces exceptional business results. Leadership responsibility and the impact on creating an outstanding environment and culture for excellence. Selection of employees, training of employees, creating a culture where everyone matters and they know that they matter. Guest speaker, Lee Cockerell, is the retired Executive Vice President of Operations for the WALT DISNEY WORLD®Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, a position he held for ten years.


SHRM-CP/SCP Scholarship

VUSHRM will be covering the cost of the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam fee for up to 3 HRD students. To apply, please go to our website and click on the box at the top of the page titled, "SHRM Scholarship Application". Applications are due February 17, 2023.

Chester County HR Association

The Chester County HR association will be offering $1,000 scholarships, one undergraduate and one graduate.

This scholarship is available for Graduate students currently enrolled in an MBA, MPA, or MS program with a concentration in Human Resources. Applications are due February 28, 2023. The application was sent to all VUSHRM members in an email. With questions or if you did not receive the application, please reach out to



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