State Council Business Operations

SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE)

The SHAPE year-end report is a checklist of 12 items in two parts. Completing all items in Section 1 is required of all chapters to remain in "good standing." Section 2 is optional however, all items in Section 1 and Section 2 must be completed to qualify for an Excel Award and later, a Pinnacle Award. Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022

Access the 2021 State Council SHAPE Workbook.

Coming in the Fourth Quarter of 2021: The Chapter SHAPE form for submission


Don't forget to use the SHAPE Workbook as a planning tool for your chapter.

Excel Award Application

If you have completed Sections I and II of the 2021 Chapter or State Council SHAPE report, you have the option to apply for an Excel Award. We are now accepting applications for Excel Awards. Excel Award Application Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Note: Your Excel Award application may be submitted any time following successful submission of both Section I and II in SHAPE, but no later than the March 15 deadline. View the SHRM Excel Awards Workbook, for information about eligibility and applying for an award before the upcoming deadline.

State Council Leader Information Form (SCLIF)

Please complete the State Council Leader Information Form (SCLIF) by December 1, 2021. This is a SHAPE requirement. This form provides SHRM with an updated list of the State Council's leaders and their contact information. Completion of this form is critical to all the work we do together! Please contact your Member Engagement Associate (MEA) with any questions or concerns. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

Volunteer Leader Information Update Form

Reaffirmation Statements

In order for chapters to remain SHRM Recertification Providers, the point of contact for the SHRM Provider program must submit the annual Reaffirmation. Please contact the SHRM Recertification Provider team at 703-535-6250. Your Field Services Director can also assist with any questions that you may have regarding the Reaffirmation requirement.