The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is comprised of committed volunteers, like yourself, who contribute their knowledge, abilities and experience in human resources to support the profession of HR. As a volunteer leader, there are many ways for you to be a difference maker.
Here are just some of the ways you can get involved:
AZSHRM State Council
The AZSHRM State Council provides HR professionals with programs, published materials, conferences and more. We also serve as an “entry point” for HR professionals new to Arizona or for those in an area not covered by a local chapter.
Arizona is governed by the AZSHRM State Council, headed by the State Council Director who is automatically a member of one of the six Area Boards. The AZSHRM State Council provides a structure for key volunteer leaders in the state to consult together on the affairs, activities, needs and challenges of AZSHRM, and to adopt programs to promote the HR profession through the local SHRM Chapters, development opportunities, conferences and leadership development at the state level.
The Society has a growing network of more than 450 professional chapters and 340 student chapters across the United States. Professional chapter presidents are automatically a member of AZSHRM. Chapters provide:
- A forum for the personal and professional development of its members.
- A chance to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision making skills.
- An arena for the development of trust relationships where common problems can be discussed and deliberated.
- An opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to chapter members.
- Focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues.
- Valuable information gathering and dissemination channels.
- A pool of human resource management leaders for perpetuation of the professional association.
- Serve as an important point of introducing and recruiting human resource management professionals into the national organization.
- Serve as a part of the two-way channel of communications between the national organization and the individual members.