National 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 and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters.

If you are interested in becoming a National SHRM member please use the following online application

Our Local Chapter


The Society for Human Resource Management has more than 575 affiliate chapters both in the United States and abroad, and provide additional programming and networking opportunities in your local area. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM at the national level, and vice versa.

To learn more about our local chapter, join us on the second Thursday of each month at the Finney County Community Services Center located at 607 W Sante Fe in Garden City from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  The meetings start out with lunch and the guest speaker presents from noon to 1:00 pm. 

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for professional growth through shared knowledge and networking.  We serve the businesses, communities and HR professionals in Southwest Kansas.

Our Vision

Empowering our members and communities by advancing Human Resources best practices.

Our Bylaws

SHRM of SouthWest Kansas Bylaws (revised 2012) are available for your review in PDF format, (download).  Please email the Chapter President with questions, concerns, or comments.

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