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About Us

    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

    Society for Human Resources Management of SouthWest Kansas (SHRM of SWKS) became an affiliated chapter of Society for Human Resources Management on April 14, 2011. SHRM of SWKS formed in Garden City to serve small business owners, human resource professionals and anyone else who deals with human resource issues in South West Kansas.

    To learn more about our local chapter, join us on the second Thursday of each month at the Finney County Community Service Center, 607 W Santa Fe in Garden City from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  The meetings begin 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) is available for your review in PDF format, (download).  Please email the Chapter President with questions, concerns, or comments.