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NEW: 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.

Update: Regional Council Business Meeting at SHRM Annual Conference:
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. Each June, during SHRM’s Annual Conference & Expo, SHRM hosts a mid-year Regional Council Business Meeting (RCBM) with State Council leaders, to build on the work started at the RCBM hosted each February. With SHRM21 moving date and location in this unprecedented year, as a 2021 exception, 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 to advance membership growth, continue efforts to engage and develop emerging professionals, and ensure each and every State Council partner is leading the profession – and their affiliate – forward this year. Stay tuned for additional details.

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

Workplace Policy Conference Update: New Date (April 19-21, 2021, Virtual Event)

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!

Update your Chapter/State Council Volunteer Leader List with the Volunteer Leader Information Update Form

Congratulations to the 2019 Excel Award Winning Chapters & State Councils!


DEADLINE: Excel Award application deadline: March 15, 2021. 
Excel Awards recognize achievements by Chapters and State Councils in three categories: Serving HR Professionals, Advancing the HR Profession, Enhancing the SHRM Community.

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

Registration Open: SHRM 2021 Workplace Policy Conference: Meet the moment at the SHRM Workplace Policy Conference 2021.
This is your opportunity to rise to the occasion and shape the future for your organization and the HR profession.




New!SHRM VLRC Resources 2021
New! Top Tips for Volunteers 2021
New! 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 Workplace Policy Booklet
For 2021: SHRM Affiliate Co-Branded Slide Template
SHRM Foundation GivingTuesday FAQs and Campaign Samples
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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