Our meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of each month at:

McHenry County College Shah Center
4100 W Shamrock Lane, McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 455-8593

National SHRM Event
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Members Only – Holiday Event! @ MCC Shah Center
Dec 13 @ 7:45 am – 9:45 am

Program Summary:

Stateline SHRM Member Holiday Event!

Come celebrate the season with other Stateline SHRM members at our breakfast Holiday Party.  Be ready to network, have fun and enjoy a sweet treat during this busy time of the year.  We look forward to seeing everyone! 

In lieu of an event fee and in honor of the holiday season, Stateline SHRM is happily collecting donations for New Directions Recovery Services. Please see the link below for donation needs. 

12.2018 New Directions SHRM Flyer

Please register no later than 12/10/18.


Communicating Effectively in a Multicultural Workplace @ MCC Shah Center
Jan 10 @ 7:45 am – 9:45 am

Communicating Effectively in a Multicultural Workplace

Summary of Presentation:  More and more Illinois-based companies are conducting their businesses in other countries.  Major global companies such as Boeing, Caterpillar, Abbott Laboratories, State Farm Insurance, etc., have extensive overseas operations that require teams to work and develop strategies that require global and multicultural collaborations.  Whether you work for a large or small organization, multiculturalism requires the coexistence of diverse cultures dealing with racial, religious, or cultural groups and is manifested in customary behaviors, cultural assumptions and values, patterns of thinking, and communicative styles, factors that affect our own working styles and environment.  Our interactive styles in a multicultural workplace create high potential for conflict and misunderstanding, ineffectiveness and poor performance.  Dealing with such challenges means that the nature and responsibilities of Human Resources professionals have evolved to a new level, requiring more complex skills in order to create an effective alignment designed to bridge multicultural teams and organization vision.


  • Emilia Linardakis, Managing PartnerTel. 630-935-8063 – Email: info@languagegroupinc.com – Website: www.languagegroupinc.com
  • Language Advisors Network Group, 18W140 Butterfield Road, Suite 1500, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Stateline SHRM Members: $15

Non-Stateline SHRM Members:  $30

Forgiveness as a Best Practice @ MCC Shah Center
Feb 14 @ 7:45 am – 9:45 am

Speaker:  Grace Lichtenstein, Grace and Success

Forgiveness as a Business Best Practice

A sign of intelligence is one’s ability to learn from experiences and apply this knowledge to future experiences. This becomes a problem, however, when a negative experience impacts our ability to effectively interact with certain people or situations because of residual anger, regret, resentment, or anxiety. Often, conflicts, “bad attitude”, and negative morale are not due to what is going on with the current situation but, rather, are the symptoms of previous negative experiences.


Key points:

  • Understand the true meaning of forgiveness
  • Learn to let go of past issues that negatively color current interactions
  • Set healthy and appropriate boundaries
  • Become empowered in our outcomes
  • Reduce the negative stress in our relationships
  • Reduce chronic anger, frustration, and anxiety





Stateline SHRM Members:  $15

Non-Members:  $30

The Rise of Emotional Intelligence for Humanity @ MCC Shah Center
Mar 14 @ 7:45 am – 9:45 am

The Rise of Emotional Intelligence for Humanity

Speaker:  Bill Marklein, Employ Humanity

More information will be available soon!





Stateline SHRM Members:  $15

Non-Members:  $30