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Welcome to Rockford Area SHRM

Welcome to the Rockford Area SHRM website.  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, a global HR professional organization.  We offer several opportunities within SHRM:  an opportunity to network, learn, and develop professionally in a local setting, as well as to share in the professional knowledge, and dedicated support and resources available to us as a SHRM affiliate. 

Rockford Area SHRM generally meets monthly.  We plan programs and events that address a wide range of HR and business topics.  These programs almost always offer SHRM & HRCI credit for PHR, SPHR, and other certified HR professionals.  Rockford Area SHRM strives to offer our members personal, professional, and leadership development through participation at our meetings, on our committees, and on our board.  We also reach out to organizations within Rockford and surrounding communities who are in need of professional human resource support or services.

We encourage you to look through our website to learn more about us.  Please reach out to one of our board members if you have any questions or comments.  We hope to see you at our next meeting or event! 

Upcoming Events

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  • March 10, 2021 - 8:30am to 9:30am

    Join us as we welcome Larry Kaufman, Best-Selling author, LinkedIn international speaker and trainer and Regional Managing Director for Jefferson Wells (a division of ManpowerGroup).  Larry will also share his debut book, ...

  • April 14, 2021 - 8:30am to 9:30am

    WHAT IS APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY (AI)?

    In traditional models, there are analytics from classical science, and the emphasis is on creating goals for changing behavior.  Often, the planning process is top down.  A SWOT analysis is done, so half of the planning involves a focus on weaknesses and threats....

  • May 12, 2021 - 8:30am to 10:00am

     In today's competitive marketplace, leadership development can be a key differentiating business strategy. Across sectors and industries, our employees are yearning for leaders who have both the competence and character to create purpose-driven workplaces: environments where our teams are aligned to a vision for impact, and...

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