VA SHRM State Conference Schedule

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2019-2021 HR Virginia Key Leadership (left to right):
Betty Wilcher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – State Chair-Elect; Michael Latsko, J.D., SHRM-CP, PHR – State Chair; Karen Edmonds, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, SPHR – Immediate Past State Chair

HRVirginia Key Leadership

HR Virginia SHRM State Council represents over 14,000 human resource professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. HR Virginia is the state affiliate for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). HR Virginia is a 501(c)(6), professional organization. Visit us at hrvirginia.org and @hrvirginia1.

Virginia SHRM is a 100% volunteer entity whose primary objective is to support the mission and initiatives of SHRM through education.

We coordinate professional development efforts, and serve as the conduit for communication among SHRM, chapters and at-large members.

We have 19 SHRM affiliated chapters in VA/DC, each providing programming and networking opportunities in the local area.

In addition, the state is divided into 6 geographic districts with district directors that provide support to the chapters in their region.

There are 16 student chapters which connect students attending Virginia/DC schools to SHRM.

Our Council consists of a president and officers that manage the daily operations of the Council.

There are also positions that represent the key areas of focus for the HR profession.

Some of these areas include certification, college relations, diversity & inclusion, legislative, veterans & military, and workforce education.

For more information click here to visit our Council Leadership Directory.


SHRM, The Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Visit us at shrm.org and @SHRM.

Local chapters provide additional programming and networking opportunities in your area.

Chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM at the national level, and vice versa.

Click here for SHRM membership information

Chapter Resources

HR Virginia Annual Conference
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

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April 19-22, 2020
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2020 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
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June 28-July 1, 2020
Best Places to Work 2021 Program Information
Best Places to Work in Virginia
2021 Program Information

The Best Places to Work in Virginia is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the areas best employers and providing organizations with value employee feedback.

2021 Best Places to Work in Virginia
Impact Award Best Practices
Best Practices Impact Awards
Deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019

Apply Today!

Best Practices Impact Awards
SHRM SHRM-CP -SCP Recertification Provider Seal 2020
SHRM 2018 Pinnacle Award Winner
2018 State Council Excel Platinum Logo
Top 10 Fundraising State Council 2018 SHRM Foundation
SHRM Foundation 2018 State Council Champion

HR Virginia SHRM partners for the tenth year with Virginia Business Magazine and The Virginia Chamber of Commerce to bring you a state-wide survey and competition. If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored on the “Best Places to Work in Virginia” list or if you simply want to learn more about the project, we invite you to visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVa.com.