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Maryland Chapters

    Have you considered joining a local SHRM chapter? 

    As an HR professional, you have the opportunity to apply for membership with a local chapter. As a member of a SHRM affiliated local chapter you will have access to a wealth of services and programs that can broaden your skills and make you more valuable to your organization.

    SHRM Membership can provide you with LOTS of great benefits, including:

    • Exposure to other HR professionals and companies revealing how other organizations handle various human resource situations;
    • Access to a network of professionals and specialists providing HR information that might otherwise be difficult and/or expensive to obtain;
    • Opportunity to develop relationships and contacts in other companies to share information on HR concerns;
    • Availability of local professional development opportunities to improve YOUR abilities and skills;
    • Access to current best practices to make your organization more efficient, increase employee commitment, and help managers carry out business strategy;
    • Availability of up-to-date information on pending federal and state legislation that may impact your company’s operations;
    • Opportunity to develop leadership skills by volunteering in a leadership role in a local chapter; and
    • Development of a reputation in the HR field through your involvement in a local chapter.

    We're fortunate to have 10 chapters throughout the state. Their contact information, including websites and social media pages, are listed below for your convenience. Become a member today!

    MARYLAND Chapters

    Annapolis #0574
    Anne Arundel SHRM (ASHRM)
    Home Page:
    Meets 1st Thursday of months (Sept.-June)

    Baltimore #0156
    Chesapeake HR Assn. (CHRA)
    Home Page:
    Meets 3rd Wednesday of months (Sept. –June)

    Columbia #0617
    Howard County Human Resources Society (HoCoHRS)
    Home Page:
    Meets 3rd Thursday each month

    Frederick #0231
    Frederick County SHRM (FCSHRM)
    Home Page: 
    Linkedin: FCSHRM under Groups
    Meets 4th Thursday each month
    Hagerstown #0204
    Cumberland Valley Chapter of SHRM (CVSHRM)
    Meets 3rd Friday of each month (except June & July)

    Largo #0680
    Human Resource Society of Prince George's County (HRSPGC)
    Home Page:
    Meets 3rd Tuesday each month

    Rockville #0480
    Montgomery County [100% SHRM member Chapter]  (MCSHRM)
    Meets 3rd Wednesday each month
    Salisbury #0645
    Eastern Shore SHRM (ESSHRM)
    Home Page:
    Meeting times vary

    Prince Frederick #0727
    Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland
    Home Page:

    Westminster #0745
    Carroll County SHRM (CCSHRM)
    Home Page:
    Meets quarterly on the 1st Tuesday of the 2nd month of each quarter