• About Our Programs

Click on a program type below for more information or click here to see our current calendar of programs.

Annual Human Capital Conference
Professional Development Summits
HR Advice Network Roundtable
GMA SHRM Revealed
Networking Events


Annual Human Capital Conference 

Held in May of each year.  Multiple 1 to 1.25 hour sessions that include keynote presentations on emerging HR topics or breakout/concurrent sessions that offer practical tools and strategies for HR practitioners. 
Typical Registration Fee:  $125 for members

Professional Development Summits

Each PDS will offer two sessions and will be held four times a year. This equals to eight educational programs that will be offered in four days. They will start at 8am and the sessions will run one right after the other with a short break in between. You can attend either one (first or second) or attend both! You will be receiving just as much education and only be out of the office four mornings of the year instead of eight.  We will continue to offer quality programming and recertification credits (both HRCI and SHRM) for all of these events. 
Typical program schedule:

  • Program 1 - 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Program 2 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Typical Registration Fee:  Included in membership dues

HR Advice Network Roundtables

In Person Roundtables are on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.  But we have gone virtual!

Click dates below to register!

HR Advice Network Roundtables are informal, peer-led discussions facilitated under the auspices of the GMA SHRM Programming Committee. The focus of the roundtables are to support GMA SHRM members who are either HR professionals or individuals who may have HR responsibilities within their organizations.  Members come together to address and discuss their emerging HR challenges, in an open forum format, by sharing information, seeking advice, providing support and tangible resources to one another by exploring best practices.
These Roundtables are designed for those professionals who are interested in sharing their ideas and experiences in a confidential environment. It is expected what members share in these roundtables will stay within the roundtable. We encourage members to exchange business cards and reach out to each other outside of these meetings to expand on the discussions.
These events are free to members.  This is a member benefit; therefore, non-members and guests can not attend.

Virtual Roundtables Extended Into 2022!

GMA SHRM is offering Virtual Roundtables during the current gathering bans.   These will have the same focus as described above and follow the same guidelines.  Register for these facilitated Zoom sessions at the dates and link below.

Important Notes and Reminders:
  • If you have not used Zoom before, prepare your connection here at https://zoom.us/test
  • These are members only programs
  • Sharing is encouraged, selling is not.
You are welcome to attend any group regardless of geography.

Click on a date below to register (members only).


Facilitators:  Gail Johnson & Anita Herrick

South Central

Facilitator:  Tracy Niesen Breunig – TracyNiesenBreunig@culvers.com


Facilitator:  Dawn Koopman – dmkoopman@hotmail.com
Typically held third Tuesday of every month excluding December. Typically held first Thursday of every month excluding December Typically held last Wednesday of every month, excluding December.
Typical Registration Fee:  Included in membership dues

GMA SHRM Revealed

Are you a new GMA SHRM member or are you a current member looking to get more involved? Come out and join us for GMA Revealed (previously known as our semi-annual member orientation)! Our newly restructured event is designed for all members of GMA SHRM. You will have an opportunity to meet each of our board members, learn about specific GMA SHRM committees and how your involvement can benefit your career. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the great programs, networking opportunities and events that GMA SHRM will offer your future.

Typical Registration Fee:  Included in membership dues



Bring your business cards and prepare to meet other Human Resources Professionals, share a thing or two and feel energized in your job. These structured networking events are designed to have everyone in attendance become more familiar with our community and meet new people!  Appetizers provided along with a cash bar.
Typical Registration Fee:  Included in membership dues however some activities may have minimal cost.  Cash bar.