Ready to Join a Committee?

Thank you for your interest in joining a committee. We’ve provided answers to some frequently asked questions to help you decide on which committee is right for you.


If you have additional questions, please email


Q: How many BSHRM Committees are there?

A: BSHRM has ten (10) core committees.

  1. Programs– coordinates the human resource training and development activities for the members.
  2. Membership– play the key role in maintaining the health and growth of the chapter’s membership; engage existing members and attract new members; execute membership acquisition and renewal campaigns on an ongoing basis. Be the face of Membership for the chapter. Assist HR professionals and businesses excel through utilizing membership benefits. Engage members through chapter activities. Expand chapter outreach through connections with those that could benefit from membership.
  3. College Relations– scholarship program, internship program, and college outreach efforts, establishes a career-long partnership between student members and BSHRM.
  4. Workforce Readiness– monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis state and local activities concerning workforce readiness issues and serves as chapter
    workforce readiness advocates to plan and encourage chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.
  5. Sponsorship– identifying, soliciting, securing, and maintaining relationships with sponsors.
  6. Foundation– educate, promote, and represent the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the chapter membership.
  7. Legislative Affairs– monitor and evaluate on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory, and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that
    may have an impact on the management of human resources. Inform elected officials of SHRM’s position on legislation affecting the human resources profession.
  8. Diversity and Inclusion– monitor and evaluate on a continuing basis local activities concerning diversity issues. Spearhead the effort to diversify the chapter’s membership/leadership and to publicize successful diversity programs in the local community.
  9. Certification– responsible for the Chapter’s SHRM Certification program. Increase the number of chapter members who are certified as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP by the SHRM Certification Commission. Encourage members to become certified and recertified.
  10. Social Media/Communications– promotes awareness of the purpose and actions of the chapter through ongoing communication efforts and branding initiatives, using the social media tools.

Q: What is the time commitment?

A: Time commitment varies depending on the area. Most committee meetings are at least once a quarter to discuss upcoming projects and provide updates. It could be once a month as agreed upon. Committee members may be asked to volunteer for events. Advanced notice will be provided.

Q: How do I join a committee?

A: If you are ready to join a committee, please email and the Leader of the core area will be in contact with additional information