SHRM Volunteer Leadership Opportunities


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SHRM Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

SHRM Board of Directors

The SHRM Board of Directors has defined its critical role within the organization as:

  • Upholding SHRM's vision, purpose and values;
  • Setting the broad policies, direction and priorities of the organization;
  • Ensuring that SHRM has highly effective leadership;
  • Providing fiduciary oversight; and
  • Maintaining the integrity of SHRM services and products developed for the benefit of SHRM members.

To learn more about the SHRM Board of Directors, please click here.

Membership Advisory Council (MAC)
The MAC serves as an interface between the volunteer leaders and the SHRM Board of Directors. The MAC is composed of one elected representative from each of the Regional Councils. The MAC provides input from the membership through the regional councils to the board and feedback from the board to the membership, back through the regional councils; and provides operational input to SHRM to ensure optimum service/support to and from the volunteer leadership. Please click here to view the current Membership Advisory Council Members.

Regional Councils
Regional councils are composed of the state council directors in each of the five domestic regions and the chapter presidents in each of the island nation regions. The regional councils provide opportunities for best-practice sharing among and between the council members. In addition, regional councils:

  • Provide channels of communication on human resource management issues.
  • Encourage connections with business leaders and the general business community to advance the profession.
  • Play a key role in identifying and communicating emerging strategic issues.
  • Provide input to the SHRM Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate the achievement of SHRM's seven strategic objectives by providing state councils and chapters with guidance and assistance.

State Councils
State Councils provide a structure for key volunteer leaders in the state to consult together on the affairs, activities, needs and problems of the Society in the state (or territory) and to adopt programs to promote the progress and welfare of the Society as a whole. Please click here to view the current State Councils.

SHRM Chapter Leadership Opportunities

The success of SHRM is directly related to the strategic contributions volunteer leaders and the SHRM local chapters are an essential part of that success. Opportunities vary functions and responsibilities. To learn more about chapter volunteer leadership opportunities, please click here.

SHRM Foundation
If you would like more information on volunteer resources with the SHRM Foundation, please click here.

SHRM HR Areas of Interest Opportunities

When planning chapter meetings, conferences and seminars, finding speakers can be one of the greatest challenges. We are pleased to be able to help you meet this challenge with this Speakers Directory, prepared by the SHRM Education Department. To learn more about the Speakers Directory, please click here.

SHRM Special Expertise Panels
The SHRM Special Expertise Panels serve as a resource to SHRM by identify topics of importance to the HR profession. The panels are comprised of SHRM members possessing advanced HR knowledge in one of twelve HR concentrations.

Panel member contributions play an integral role in: reporting emerging trends in specific HR topic areas; providing expert advice on matters of professional significance; and providing guidance on matters of public policy.

Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
HR Disciplines
Labor Relations
Technology & HR Management
Workplace Diversity

Please click here to view the current Special Expertise Panel Members.



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