• How to Join GMA SHRM


Application & Dues


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Violations of this trust will result in termination of membership without refund.

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Click here for the online application.

Dues for SHRM Members - If you are already a member of SHRM (the national organization), we offer a discounted rate to join our local chapter. With a valid SHRM ID# the dues are $115 for the first year and $100 to renew.

Dues for Membership in GMA SHRM Local Chapter  - The dues to join GMA SHRM without a national membership are $140 for the first year and $125 to renew.

What does my “all inclusive” membership grant me?

Frequently Asked Questions

Local Chapter

If you are working in the human resources profession and have a bona fide interest in furthering both your knowledge and the profession, you're eligible to join the Greater Madison Area Chapter of SHRM, Inc.

Chapter dues are $125 annually, with a one-time $15 administrative fee to process your application.

To join, complete our online application (Chapter Membership Application)

National Membership

Have you considered joining SHRM at the national level?

GMA SHRM offers a $25 discount off Local Chapter dues so you only pay $100! (The one-time $15 administrative fee still applies.)

For more information about national membership, visit the SHRM website at http://www.shrm.org/

Chapter Membership Application

What is the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)?
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Our mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential, strategic role. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 250,000 individual members in over 125 countries, and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India.


Why Do You Need SHRM?
As a human resources professional, you are a vital member of your organization's top management team.

To be successful in your present role and develop skills that will allow you to take on additional responsibility, you need to maintain your state-of-the-art knowledge of the human resources field. SHRM can help!


Why Join the Greater Madison Area Chapter of SHRM, Inc.?
Formed in 1957, the Greater Madison Area Chapter of SHRM, Inc. has grown to more than 700 local members representing private industry, educational institutions, and government agencies. Our chapter has won national awards for our comprehensive, innovative offering of member benefits and services. Networking is becoming more and more important. How better to meet your peers than an HR-focused organization!


Get Involved:

Are you new to the HR World? Did you just graduate from college and start your first HR job, or have you been in the HR field for years, but never part of a professional organization that supported HR functions? Do you have great ideas that you want to share with your fellow professionals or just have the ability to give back to the HR Community? Why all the questions……

Volunteering with the Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management may be just the thing for you! Where else can you be a part of a wonderful organization that does so much for the HR community both on a professional and student level? Volunteering on one of the many committees allows you to provide your input on great ideas, to reach out to other HR professionals plus you learn so much not only about HR, but yourself as well. Volunteering does not take much of your time and what you receive back is so much more than the time you invest. So why volunteer on one of the committees? WHY NOT!!??

Follow this link to learn how to Get Involved with GMASHRM!


Does GMA SHRM have a Code of Professional Ethics?

Yes, all members are required to abide by a Code of Professional Ethics. They can be read here.


Can I view the GMA SHRM By-Laws?

GMA SHRM By-Laws can be found here.