What's New at SHRM


SHRM’s Blue Ribbon Commission Releases New Report on Racial Equity

SHRM Launches "Now More Than Ever Campaign": Spread the word using new Campaign-in-a-Box assets!

Congratulations to the 2020 Excel Award Winning Chapters & State Councils!

View SHRM's 2020 Annual Report

Update on SHRM21 Annual Conference & Expo Policies for State Councils and Chapters
EBlasts - Normally, SHRM halts facilitated eBlast requests from our State Councils and Chapters to our At Large Members during the 30 days leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference. To support your conferences and events, we are making a modification for this year. EBlast requests from State Councils and Chapters during this time will fall into one of two groups:

For State Council and Chapter events held between August 15 – October 15: Eliminating Blackouts: For any State Council or Chapter conference or major annual event held between August 15 and October 15, we are eliminating eBlast blackouts.
For all other State Councils or Chapters who are not holding an event between August 15 and October 15: The blackout period on SHRM-supported eBlasts will begin on Sunday, August 15, and end on Sunday, September 12. EBlasts will resume on Monday, September 13.

Restrictions on Affiliate Programs During the SHRM Annual Conference:
Under normal circumstances, affiliates are restricted from holding major events in the 30 days prior to SHRM’s Annual Conference & Expo. That requirement is removed for 2021.

In Case You Missed It: SHRM Pinnacle Award Volunteer Leader Webinar Series:
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to the four-part volunteer webinar series to provide you with award-winning Pinnacle initiatives and best practices! 

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo Conference Update: New Date (August 22-25, 2021, Virtual and In-Person Event)

Thank you to our SHRM State Councils and Chapters for your generosity in 2020! Listen to the Facebook Live announcement featuring Wendi Safstrom, Executive Director

Volunteer Leaders' Business Meeting (VLBM) 2020
Congratulations to our 2020 Pinnacle Award winners! Check out the 2020 Pinnacle Awards Compendium and view 2020 Pinnacle Award Winner video testimonials!


2021 SHRM Pinnacle Award - Coming Soon! Has your SHRM affiliate undertaken an innovative project or initiative that has positively impacted your membership, volunteer leaders or the local HR and business community? If so, consider submitting an entry for this year‘s SHRM Pinnacle Award! Nominations will open soon and be accepted through September 1. Stay tuned for more information on the online application process and an exciting announcement regarding a new special award category!

View and Register for Upcoming Core Leadership Area (CLA) and Volunteer Leader Webcasts

Save the Date: Virtual Midyear Regional Council Business Meeting: For State Council leaders for 2021 who are serving as the 2021 State Council Directors, Directors-Elect, District Directors, Membership Directors and State Council College Relations Officers. SHRM and State Council leaders will come back together virtually on June 23, 2021, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET during a virtual workshop. Stay tuned for additional details.

Mark Your Calendars: Annual SHRM Volunteer Leaders' Business Meeting (VLBM) 2021: Thursday, November 11-Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Details coming soon!




NEW! SHRM Virtual Event Affiliate Frequently Asked Questions (April 2021)

SHRM VLRC Resources 2021
Top Tips for Volunteers 2021
Latest "What's New at SHRM"
Spring 2021 PowerPoint Slides
Update your Chapter/State Council Volunteer Leader List with theVolunteer Leader Information Update Form

SHRM 2021 Public Policy Priorities

For 2021: SHRM Affiliate Co-Branded Slide Template
Welcome New Chapter Board Members! Access Officer Installation Guidance
SHRM Student Award Presentation

SHRM Glossary of Terms


Contact Us! Your SHRM Membership Team

Get SHRM support and assistance with your Chapter or State Council related questions.


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