Membership Benefits

The SHRM Executive Network membership provides an open forum to share ideas, discussions and insights with other senior HR professional colleagues.

The Executive membership offers HR leaders access to a wealth of world-class resources, industry trends, research, executive networking opportunities, and a complimentary SHRM membership.

Membership Provides Access to:

Trends and News

Membership in the SHRM Executive Network provides access to a variety of resources so that you can obtain the latest human resource practices that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

  • People + Strategy—This quarterly journal is recognized as one of the leading professional journals in the HR industry. Created specifically for senior-level HR executives, it focuses on current theory, research and best practices in strategic human resource management.
  • People + Strategy Smartbrief —A biweekly news brief providing tightly written summaries on the most essential business news affecting people and strategy from around the country and around the world.
  • Research—We partner with leading organizations to conduct research on the future of work for our members. 
  • White Papers—Authored by thought leaders in the HR community, our white papers address strategic and proven best practices.
  • Blog—This is members’ chance to join the conversation online by either contributing a blog themselves or by reading and commenting on recent blog submissions. Blog topics range from assessing HR’s effectiveness, leadership development, succession planning, organizational change and much more—whatever HR topic our members are passionate about.
  • Webinars—Designed for HR executives and their teams, our webinars cover current and future strategic trends, best practices and analysis by eminent human capital management thought leaders. Recorded webinars are archived on the website to view when it is convenient for you. 
  • Videos + Podcasts—What's Next in People + Strategy is a video and podcast series featuring thought leaders in HR and insights from the work of work. 
Executive Networking

SHRM’s Executive Network provides members with opportunities to connect directly with other top executives in-person or virtually. 
  • Visionaries—A practitioner-based event that focuses on topical issues for HR executives. This two-day, open dialogue-based program enables HR Leaders to learn, discuss, and exchange ideas and insights around the strategic and innovative HR leaders employ to meet their strategic business needs and drive business results. 
  • CHRO Summit—A one-day program designed exclusively for chief human resource officers. Participants have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussion and knowledge sharing with business and thought leaders. 
  • Social network—Connect directly to HR and business thought leaders via our members-only online directory and at our exclusive events.
Online Member Community

Connect with peers to share knowledge and expertise and to learn from one another. Discuss business challenges and strategies, leverage your connections, and become a better people and strategy leader.

In addition to being able to have conversations with HR Executives and thought leaders, you will also have access to our Member Directory.  The Directory is searchable by name, as well as industry, location and company size so that you can locate and reach out to members like you, and start discussions specific to your unique circumstances.

Members-Only Discounts

Members save hundreds annually on our events, including Visionaries and CHRO Summit—all designed as collaborative networking opportunities for the best professionals in the business.

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