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New York City SHRM Committees
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To get the most out of your New York City SHRM membership and to further enhance your leadership skills, we highly encourage you to become involved in our chapter committees.

Volunteering offers you an opportunity to meet and network with other members, enhance your professional development, and enables you to help to make a difference in moving our chapter forward.

For more information on volunteering with any of the committees, please click on the committee name below. If you are interested in signing up, visit out Volunteer Engagement page to learn more about volunteer opportunities in New York City SHRM.

New York City SHRM bestows the annual Breiger Award to honor leaders who have made outstanding contributions to our chapter and HR community. In giving this award, we recognize an active member(s) whose efforts went beyond conventional expectations adding considerable value and strengthening the success of our organization during the program year. The Breiger award is named after Lazarus H. Breiger, one of the founding fathers of the Association.

The Certification Committee acts as a liaison with SHRM for the SHRM SCP/CP certifications and with Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) for the PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA, and SPHR-CA certifications. The Committee wholeheartedly welcomes member questions on obtaining and maintaining certification designations.

The Communication Committee develops and maintains consistent, quality communications across all mediums to create and promote awareness about (a) New York City SHRM as a chapter, (b) events offered and, (c) opportunities for involvement. The Committee promotes and manages New York City SHRM’s social media presence. It further ensures that website content is current, creates interest and participation in writing blogs, tweeting, and generally providing HR content as a value-add for all our members. The Communications Committee is comprised of two sub-committees – Social Media and Website.

The Social Media Committee promotes chapter growth and communication by leveraging the use of social media to engage and inform members and non-members about the goals, activities, and contributions of our organization. Members of the Social Media Committee contribute to the New York City SHRM blog, promote events via their personal or New York City SHRM twitter account, provide relevant HR information and engage in discussions via various channels.

The Website Committee is focused on enhancing New York City SHRM's website presence. Committee members are also charged with maintaining the content to ensure that the New York City SHRM website continues to serve as a valuable resource for members.

Do you have a flair for numbers? Are you interested in playing a vital role in the operations of New York City SHRM? The Finance Committee provides essential fiscal oversight of New York City SHRM from operating budgets to financial statements. This Committee also ensures that the valuable events, programs and initiatives sponsored by New York City SHRM are properly funded. Participation on the Finance Committee can provide a unique vantage point on the operations of New York City SHRM. You will interact with all Committee and SIG leaders and help devise fiscal controls to promote efficiency in the delivery of services to members of New York City SHRM.

Celebrate! Plan the annual New York City SHRM holiday party from start to finish. It's a big event, with a lot of moving parts. This is a chance to bring your Human Resources year to a celebratory close. Many hands together make the work easy, and you can be part of a terrific team that shines light and spreads joy at the year's end. Be part of the Committee whose sole purpose is to create FUN!

The Marketing and Sponsorship Committee partners with leading organizations to deliver unrivaled brand visibility within New York City's HR community. New York City SHRM engages sponsors with annual packages, as well as discreet one-time opportunities. If you desire to connect with the broad spectrum of New York City's HR Professionals, let's talk!

The Membership Committee is a diverse community of HR practitioners and business leaders who leverage the knowledge and expertise of New York City SHRM's committees and special interest groups. Our paramount goals is to recruit new members and retain existing members by bridging New York City SHRM’s myriad of offerings with our members’ professional aspirations. So please join our committee…we would love to have you help us.

The Mentoring Program is a fundamental expression of New York City SHRM's overall commitment to each member's personal growth and professional development. This awesome program provides the opportunity to apply your real-life wisdom and the benefit of your point-of-view to workplace and personal situations. Regardless of age or career tenure, New York City SHRM believes that all members have something to offer each other. If you are interested in participating on this committee or becoming a mentor/mentee, don’t hesitate to connect with us.

Richard Atkins, Ed.D., Chair
The Orientation Committee is responsible for introducing members to the expanse of New York City SHRM’s offerings. New York City SHRM is a large organization with many opportunities for growth and involvement. It’s important for new and current members to understand the prospects available to them, and Orientation is the best way to discover these possibilities all at once. New York City SHRM member orientations occur once per quarter with dates, times, and locations announced via email and on the website. We welcome you to become part of our Orientation Committee!

New York City SHRM offers first class programs!

The Programs Committee provides strategy, tools, and resources for program producers to help ensure world-class, diverse and cutting-edge programs. There are over 40 programs offered throughout the year that provide New York City SHRM members, and non-members, of all levels the opportunity to:

  • Network with other Human Resources professionals and leaders in the industry
  • Build a solid foundation in HR practices and principles
  • Become a strategic partner, and
  • Identify practical solutions to overcome challenges at your firm

Programs such as our Annual Legal Updates, Strategic Management Conference, Speaker Select Series and HR Management Conferences are just a few of the events that are produced on a regular basis to meet our objectives.

The University Relations Committee coordinates the annual awarding of the Sherman Award to a deserving student of HR Management. New York City SHRM's Sherman Award honors the memory of Harry Sherman, the first President of our chapter and a major supporter of Human Resources education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The award recognizes a student for their outstanding work within their local student SHRM chapter. Students must be nominated for consideration by April 15 of every year. The winner receives a scholarship of $1,000 along with a Certificate of Appreciation.

The SHRM Foundation is the 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of SHRM. A leading funder of HR research grants, the Foundation produces publications and educational resources to advance the HR profession. Generous tax deductible donations make the SHRM Foundation's work possible. The SHRM Foundation Committee educates members about the Foundation's work and encourages support for the Foundation's work with tax-deductible donations. The SHRM Foundation awards $100,000 annually in scholarships SHRM members pursuing degrees in HR-related fields or SPHR, GPHR, PHR or California certification.

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