Member Benefits

The great perks of becoming a member!

Membership in our chapter is open to all individuals committed to the purposes of the association including Human Resource Professionals, Educators, Consultants, and Professionals with an interest in Human Resources.

Enjoy the benefits of being a Chapter Member!

  • Attend program meetings and our annual conference at a reduced member rate.

  • Receive legislative updates and presentations on current HR related issues.

  • Create relationships with other HR professionals in our community.

  • Learn best practices.

  • Free access to postings of HR related job openings.

  • Attend local education sessions with expert instructors.

  • Locally offered SPHR/PHR certification preparation classes.

  • Access to local continuing education credits.

  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills by engaging in a volunteer leadership role.

*Members that have been active for more than 90 days are allowed to post 3 job openings on the website within a 12 month period at no charge.

Member Benefits

Every area of HR management is included in NWI SHRM programs: employment, compensation, benefits, training and development and employee relations. Below are some of the many types of events and information available through NWI SHRM.

Monthly Meetings - NWI SHRM programs are held the third Wednesday of the month in January, February, March, May, July, September, October and November. The majority of our events will be luncheon programs, however, we also offer an occasional breakfast program and after hours networking events. Our monthly program speakers present on valuable and informative topics and cover a variety of human resource disciplines selected by our members through regular membership surveys.

Check out our website for upcoming events.

Networking - Our networking events are focused on providing an interactive networking environment for our members and guests. Would you like to improve your networking skills? Be sure to watch for one of speed networking events.

Professional Development Workshops - NWI SHRM has established a comprehensive program schedule for our members. Each year, NWI SHRM and their partner sponsors offer monthly educational sessions on a wide range of timely topics. The majority of our programs provide HR recertification credit hours.

Educational Conferences - The annual NWI SHRM HR Conference is a full-day conference held in April of each year and provides cutting edge information on the latest developments impacting HR professionals. The program is presented by leading experts and designed to educate in a practical and engaging manner. Our State Chapter (NWI SHRM) holds an annual conference each fall and we always have a lot of representation at this extremely worthwhile event.

Bulletins and News - Regular e-news helps to inform our members of upcoming programs, events, conferences, legislative updates, and contains informative articles about current issues that affect our field. As a member, be sure to keep your profile updated to receive regular information.

Career Opportunities - You can advertise your HR openings and find qualified candidates on our CAREER CENTER web page. Also, HR Professionals in transition can post their resumes, as well as research and apply to advertised positions. Contact our Chapter Manager, Barbara Black at [email protected] for more information.

Certification - You have the opportunity to develop your career opportunities and enhance your profession through national Certification as a Professional in Human Resource Management. Certification by the Society for Human Resources Management is a distinguished honor among human resource professionals, demonstrating mastery of the field and challenging you to stay abreast of new developments. We provide a facilitated study group each fall to assist you in preparing for the exam. If you’re interested, contact our Chapter Manager, Barbara Black at [email protected].

Diversity / Inclusion Initiatives - NWI SHRM is committed to supporting initiatives that will reflect the diversity of our community. We develop programs and resources to encourage greater respect for diversity.

Sponsorships - Companies who would like to lend their support to NWI SHRM can assist us by sponsoring programs, events and participating in our conference. For more information, visit our Sponsor page on our website at

Volunteer Committees - Standard committees - such as Programs, Membership, Technology, Workforce Readiness, Professional Development, and Communications work to achieve the immediate and long-range goals of NWI SHRM. Once approved for membership, your participation on at least one of these committees will be strongly encouraged. Let us know what your interests are by updated your profile on the website.

Members in Transition - NWISHRM is here to help you and provides members a onetime renewal of annual membership at no cost! Contact our Chapter Manager for more information. (Barbara Black, [email protected])