The SHRM Executive Network is a future-focused collective of HR leaders committed to the exchange of ideas that drives organizational performance and advances the HR profession.

With specialized benefits customized for today's HR executives, the network focuses on helping members lead their organizations with innovative research, proven best practices and strategic connections to thought leaders and practitioners in the HR profession.

Give yourself and your company the strategic advantage to succeed. Join the SHRM Executive Network today!​

Membership Dues

Executive Membership - $995.00
Learn more.

CHRO Circle - $9,000.
By invitation-only. Learn more


View the FAQ'scontact us or call our member care center: 1.888.602.3270 ​

Membership Criteria

Who Belongs to the Network?

The SHRM Executive Network welcomes new members with experience in the following categories:

  • A formal leader within an organization with responsibility for a strategic function. This generally includes experience as a CHRO; the functional head of organization development, learning or talent management, etc.; or a divisional or regional vice president.
  • A consultant experienced with strategic engagements.
  • A senior-level academic recognized within the profession as contributing strategic thinking and practice.
In addition to the criteria for membership described above, potential members should have 10-15 years of progressive HR and/or leadership experience or possess an advanced degree in the field or in business/management.

Exclusive Member Benefits

As an HR leader, the SHRM Executive Network provides you with an open forum where you can share and explore ideas, listen to trusted insights from business and thought leaders, and tap into an exclusive community of peers who are eager to collaborate and learn from each other. 

The SHRM Executive Network is constantly evaluating the needs of HR leaders and developing the cutting-edge resources that will help its members address the complex issues of today and discover the future practice that will help them prepare for the business challenges of tomorrow and drive success for people and organizations.

The SHRM Executive Network membership provides access to:

​Executive Connections

Meaningful and exclusive networking opportunities with other HR leaders at in-person and virtual events.

  • Visionaries
  • People + Strategy Exchange—Online community
  • Virtual Discussions

Trends and News 

Access to cutting-edge resources so that you can learn about the latest people and business practices that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

  • Blog
  • SHRM Executive Network SmartBrief
  • People + Strategy Newsletter
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People + Strategy Journal

Created specifically for HR executives, the People + Strategy Journal focuses on current theory, research and best practices in strategic human resources and business development. This quarterly journal is recognized as one of the leading professional journals in the HR profession. 
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Research and White Papers 

Written by top thought leaders in the HR community such as Josh Bersin and from organizations such as  Wills Tower Watson.
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Webinars, Videos and Podcasts 

Discussing current and future strategic trends, best practices and analysis by eminent human capital management thought leaders.
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Forward Thinking Exchanges

Access to our members-only online community, our private LinkedIn community and other HR executives at events.

Members-only Discounts 

Save hundreds annually on events such as Visionaries, and the CHRO Summit.

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Access to All SHRM Professional Membership Benefits

Gain instant access to all of the HR resources the SHRM Professional membership has to offer, including in-depth survey reports, 4 issues of HR Magazine and more.

Online Member Community

People + Strategy Exchange

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 connecting with HR executives, and thought leaders, you will also have access to our Members-only Directory.  Find strategic connections by name, industry, location or company size and start discussions specific to your unique circumstances. Your peers are eager to help and hear from you!

Refer a Colleague

​As a current member of the world’s most exclusive community for HR executives, you know the value brought to your career. The thought leadership, networking opportunities and strategic insights surrounding HR management are all unparalleled in the profession. 

Of course, the strength of the SHRM Executive Network is its members. That’s why we encourage you to be an ambassador and help expand our collective knowledge and network even further by referring us to other HR leaders like you.  ​

Referring a new member is easy:

  • Refer online: Share with us your referral details online for the most immediate impact. Or, point your colleagues to network to join. Remind them to submit your name as the referring member.
  • E-mail your referrals to us: Send your referral contact information to
  • Invite them along: Take colleagues to programs and events.
  • Share the benefits: Reserve a few minutes on a meeting agenda to tell others about your experience and the benefits of membership. 
  • Give it your stamp of approval: Your personal endorsement means a lot.
  • Make your job easier: Encourage those who work with you to join either as an Enterprise Member or an Individual Member. 
  • Follow up: Send a note to your referral about two weeks after you've referred them. This often makes a difference in whether your colleague will join.

In Our Members Words

Liz Huldin

"As a higher ed HR executive, SHRM's Executive Network allows me insight into progressive approaches by corporate colleagues that, in turn, allow me to crosswalk new ideas into a higher education setting.”

Brian K. Powell, J.D., VP and CHRO
Champan University 

Stephanie McDonald

"SHRM's Executive Network provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded executives and form a community based on trust, learning agility, and thought/experience diversity." 

Olga Spivak, Head of Human Resources/ Sr. HR Director

daVinci Payments 

Pamela Stroko

“For any person at the executive level of the HR profession, SHRM's Executive Network programs and resources will be integral in your development. From the keynote speakers and peer-to-peer connections at events, to the journal, research and webinars, SHRM's Executive Network provides relevant information in real time, offers real solutions to issues we encounter every day and provides peer-to-peer mentors that you can connect with as future resources in your development. It is one of the best organizations I have joined in my 30-year career.”

Laura Martinez, VP and Chief HR Officer
JAMS, Inc.