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The Cleveland SHRM Foundation Announcement

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The Cleveland SHRM Foundation is proud to have chosen Prayers from Maria as our 2014-2015 Non-Profit Partner. Prayers from Maria is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas; raising public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and their families who deal with the hardships of this disease.

Please join the CSHRMF on November 11th for our Annual Holiday Silent Auction and Raffle held at the Hospitality Management Center of Tri-C for our first giving back event. To register now, click here.

To learn more about Prayers from Maria, please visit

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Vote today! Cleveland SHRM has been nominated by CBC Magazine for Corporate Golf Outing of the Year and Networking Organization of the Year. Help us win by casting your vote today!


CSHRM participates in teambuilding experience

Cleveland, Ohio (September 12, 2014) – The Cleveland SHRM chapter sent 16 members to !mprove Consulting and Training Group’s Downtown location to participate in aMAZE!ng Team Building: Navigating the “MAZE” of Organizational Team Dynamics.

!mprove Consulting considers team building as something that must be done daily. In order to create truly effective and productive teams, they believe certain skills and attributes must be learned, practiced, and continuously developed. During the course of the aMAZE!ng Team Building (ATB) activities, CSHRM members focused on the following attributes:

  • Creativity & Ideation
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Appreciation

The goal was to “Enter Divided – Exit United”. Through a variety of timed activities (“modules”), the members were divided into two teams and earned points based on these attributes, receiving a total score of 75%. ATB Team Indicators scoring ranges from 0-24% GROUP (forming), 25-49% POTENTIAL TEAM (storming), 50-74% REAL TEAM (norming) and 75-100% HIGH PERFORMING (performing). CSHRM, comprised of volunteers, falls into the category of a HIGH PERFORMING team!

According to the ATB scoring, the CSHRM board displays all the characteristics of a real team! The members are deeply committed to one another’s personal growth and development and they far out-perform all other teams. The members form powerful relationships. Moving from a real team to a high performance team requires a very strong personal commitment. In effect, what is needed is a leap of faith and our team displays that competency!

The final activity of the day was to write and choreograph a song about the team which included every member’s name. For photos from all the activities as well as a video of our CSHRM song, visit;v=W4FG3Ojbq4I

One of the key takeaways from the day was the development of 3 pillars to “Stop, Start, Continue”:

  • Our Team Will Stop Procrastinating
  • Our Team Will Start Networking more, being visible
  • Our Team Will Continue Recognition

During the Team Debrief, aMAZEing Teams Project Manager Stacy Ward-Braxton informed CSHRM that the highest score achieved was 84%. Learning this helped solidify the overall success of the day and the CSHRM members left with an increased sense of unity, dedication and passion.

 “We were thrilled to partner with the Improve Consulting Team,” said Lauren Rudman, President of Cleveland SHRM.   “Participating in the aMAZE!ng Team Building day was a terrific experience.  Teambuilding is crucial in any organization, but more importantly, it is essential for a volunteer organization, such as CSHRM, to participate in.  Because of our Board terms, Board members are coming on and off the Board, so having a dedicated day that we could spend time together and get to know one another on a deeper level was fantastic.  I encourage all teams, either through your employer or volunteer organization, to participate in a team building event at least once per year.”

About Improve Consulting

!mprove Consulting and Training Group, LLC is a personal and professional development consulting firm with extensive experience in leadership development and continuous improvement. Their services include Hands on Workshops and Seminars on: Team Building, Team Assessments, Coaching, Process Improvement, Brain Games, Young Professionals, Executive Institute, Women in Healthcare and Women in Leadership. For more information visit


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: 216-539-8737

Training Center Address:
4600 Euclid Avenue, Suite 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Interactive Indoor Team Building Facility: Suite 322

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Save the Date - Holiday Silent Auction & Raffle

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Nominate a Top HR Professional Today

Nominations are now being accepted for the HR Awards, which recognizes Northeast Ohio HR professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the field of human resource management. Click here to nominate an HR Professional >>

Award categories include: Business Leadership, Compensation & Benefits, Diversity, Emerging Leader, Employee Relations, HR Intern of the Year, HR Partner, HR Student of the Year (Graduate & Undergraduate), Organizational & Employee Development, and Talent Management.

Deadline August 1, 2014


CSHRM Team to participate in Hospice's "Walk to Remember"

Calling all CSHRM Members, Families & Friends, please join the CSHRM Team on June 8th for the “Walk to Remember” at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo benefiting Hospice of the Western Reserve. Not able to walk? Please consider making a donation. Contact Jody Wheaton @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.


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