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    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.

    SHRM has more than 575 affiliate chapters both in the US and abroad providing programming and networking opportunities for HR professionals. The Decatur Area SHRM Chapter is an autonomous organization. It is not automatic that a Decatur Chapter member will be a member of SHRM on the national level and vice versa.

    We are made up of Human Resource professionals throughout the Decatur area. The Chapter is composed of individuals representing a variety of organizations such as manufacturing, education, government, financial, medical and small business.

    Our Chapter provides monthly meetings for Human Resource professionals in Central Illinois giving them the opportunity to network with other HR professionals. Here they can share knowledge and experience while taking part in continuing education through monthly presentations on HR-related topics.

    Our Chapter is about supporting and encouraging the human resources professional in our community by offering:

    • A local forum for personal and professional development
    • Opportunities to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills
    • A local networking arena
    • A focus for legislative attention to local, state, and national human resource management and employment issues
    • Access to study groups to help members in receiving their HR Certification as a Professional in Human Resources, Senior Professional in Human Resources, and/or Global Professional in Human Resources.

    Our purpose is:

    1. to provide a forum for the personal and professional development of our members;
    2. to provide an opportunity to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills;
    3. to provide an arena for the development of trust relationships where common problems can be discussed and deliberated;
    4. to provide an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to our members;
    5. to provide a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues;
    6. to provide valuable information gathering and dissemination channels;
    7. to provide a pool of human resource management leaders for perpetuation of the Chapter and of SHRM;
    8. to serve as an important vehicle for introducing human resource management professionals to SHRM;
    9. to serve as a source of new members for SHRM; and
    10. to serve as part of the two-way channel of communications between SHRM and the individual members.

    If you are interested in learning about our local chapter, please contact a board member, they would love to hear from you!

    If you are interested in becoming a member? See the Join NOW link in the site map.

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    Decatur Area SHRM is a pre-approved provider for recertification credits through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the national Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). 


    Decatur Area SHRM is recognized by HRCI to offer credits for PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification through HRCI, please visit http://www.hrci.org/our-programs/our-hr-certifications


    Decatur Area SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification through national SHRM, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.