Washburn to Host Town Hall Visioning Meeting

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

TOPEKA -- The Washburn Student Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management is talking about the vision for Topeka and Shawnee County. In a town hall meeting format members of the SHRM student chapter at Washburn University are taking part in a discussion to learn what role the human resource profession plays in a community.

This discussion will be held Wednesday, February 23 from 3:00 till 4:00pm, in the Vogel Room of Washburn University’s Memorial Union.

William Beteta, executive director of Heartland Visioning, is the guest speaker and will facilitate the discussion with the students.

“The town hall format is intended to engage the students,” said Dan Schultz, SHRM Chapter President. “We want the students to think about their role as a citizen of a community while in human resource management.”

Heartland Visioning will use this opportunity to listen to what the students have to say. “We are interested in what is on the minds of the students,” said Beteta. “We are always interested in what people have to say about our community’s future, and in particular students because they represent our community’s future.”

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

Heartland Visioning is a community-wide initiative to develop and implement a shared strategic vision for what we want our community to be in 5, 10, 20 years. Our community is defined as Shawnee County which includes: Auburn, Rossville, Topeka, Silver Lake, Willard and unincorporated Shawnee County.

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