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Welcome to the Maryland SHRM State Council

Maryland SHRM State Council, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP


We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


MD SHRM is proud to be recognized as a Platinum State Council for 2018! The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.  The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met.

Upcoming Events

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  • October 30, 2019 - 7:15am to 1:00pm
    Location:
    Lakewood Country Club 13901 Glen Mill Road Rockville, MD 20850

    Employee Engagement 

    Speaker: Jill Christensen

    Jill Christensen is a former Fortune 500 business executive, who led Global Internal Communications at both Avaya and Western Union.  She is a best-selling author, international keynote...

  • November 20, 2019 - 7:00am to 9:00am
    Location:
    JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR NEW MEETING LOCATIONS! Courtyard Washingtonian Center 204 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Science has revealed more about the brain in the last five years than in the previous thousand. The implications for organizational health and prosperity, as well as employee retention and wellness, are nothing short of astounding. Much of what has been assumed and thought to be true about effective management techniques and human...

  • December 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
    Location:
    Courtyard Washingtonian Center 204 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Lecture information pending.

    Speaker: Shira Harrington Purposeful Hire, Inc. 

    Agenda:

    6:00pm - 7:00pm  Dinner, Sponsor Introductions and Chapter Business

    7:00 - 8:30  Presentation

    For more information and to register please...

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