Volunteering at HRMA allows you to further your professional development, share your knowledge of human resources and expand your network of business associates while supporting the delivery of the association’s programs and services. Volunteer commitments also qualify for points towards CHRP recertification – see your National Recertification Log for details.
Join Your Regional Advisory Council
The Regional Advisory Councils are made up of members representing a broad range of HR experience levels and areas of practice. Within each Advisory Council are various committees that help to shape the growth and development of HRMA programs. Council members provide input for professional development topics, suggestions for articles in HRVoice.org, information about business trends and feedback from other members in the region. In addition to the executive roles of the Chair and Vice Chair, which are appointed positions, the following portfolios are represented by way of an Advisory Council lead and committee members where applicable. Contact your regional Member Relations Manager for more information.
Be a Mentor
The Professional Mentoring Program (PMP) links an established human resources professional (mentor) with an emerging HR practitioner (mentee) and provides the match with a framework to guide both participants through the development of the relationship. The benefits to mentoring are numerous and mentors are always needed. Intake of mentors and protege applications happen in the fall of each year. More information can be found on the mentoring page of our website.
Host a Workshop
Professional Development workshops require a host to arrive early, greet the speaker and attendees, introduce and thank the speaker. The immediate benefit to you is the opportunity to attend the session at no charge in exchange for your volunteer commitment. Depending on the location, there may be some light clearing duties as well. Contact the PD Coordinator for more information.
Chair a Roundtable
Roundtables are self-administering groups of HRMA members who meet on a regular basis to discuss HR issues of mutual interest. The focus can be an area of practice, industry sector, or type of practice. Any member is welcome to submit a proposal to chair a roundtable of his/her design.
Help at Conference
Volunteers ensure the smooth operation of the annual HRMA Conference and Tradeshow. Duties may include the set-up and monitoring of session rooms, exhibitor support, onsite registration assistance, access control and providing information and directions for conference delegates. Volunteers commit to 25-30 hours over the course of three days. HRMA’s Member Relations Managers select conference volunteers based on their history of volunteer contributions to HRMA. More details will be available later this year.
Join a Committee
HRMA’s Board of Directors and committees are comprised of member volunteers with specified qualifications and experiences. Volunteers are selected based on recommendations from the Advisory Councils and HRMA staff. The following committees are served by volunteer members: Awards Committee, CHRP Audit Committee, CHRP Recertification Committee, Conference Steering Committee.