As a Human Resources professional, no matter what your discipline or area of specialization, membership in our local chapter professional trade association:
Demonstrates your competence, experience, credibility, and dedication to the HR profession
Allows you to take full control of your own professional development
Provides multiple opportunities to network with leading industry experts and other HR professionals
Membership Types & Requirements
Practitioner - The individual must be currently employed in the field of HR as a practitioner. They must perform at least 50% of their duties in HR, (or) have 100% accountability for the HR function in their organization, (or) be a current faculty member holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank teaching HR or related programs at an accredited university. Dues are $100 per year for those holding SHRM national membership, $125 for those who are joining the local chapter only. Multiple year memberships are available. For SHRM national members - $150 for two years, $225 for three years. For non-SHRM members, $175 for two years, $250 for three years.
Consultant - The individual must be currently employed as a consultant or sales professional who is actively engaged in providing professional HR services to clients. Examples include, but are not limited to, employment law attorneys, recruiting/staffing professionals, independent HR consultants, PEO organizations, benefit consultants, insurance/401K sales professionals, or other directly related areas. Individuals must be a member of SHRM national (www.shrm.org) and designate SHRM-KC (chapter #0005) as their primary chapter. Dues are $100 per year. Multiple year memberships are available - $150 for two years, $225 for three years.
Emerging Leader - This individual must be a full time human resource professional with less than two years of experience, not currently or previously a member of SHRM-KC, and willing to serve on one of SHRM-KC's committees during their year of membership. An individual can only be a SHRM-KC Young Professional member for one (1) year. After that time, they will renew as a Practitioner member. Dues are $50 (for one year only). Multiple year memberships are not available for this member type.
Student - The individual must not be eligible for any other category of membership (i.e. not a part-time student that is employed full time in HR), and be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a four year or graduate level HR degree related program. Dues are $30 per year. Multiple year memberships are not available for this member type.
In accordance with our bylaws, SHRM-KC dues are non-refundable and non-transferable. Read a full copy of the bylaws HERE.
To join, credit card payment is required. If you need an exception to this requirement, please contact us.