The purpose of chapters is to provide a local forum for your personal and professional development; provide an opportunity to develop your leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills; provide a local networking arena; and to provide a focus for legislative attention to local, state, and national human resource management issues. Membership in a local SHRM chapter is separate and apart from membership in SHRM.
You will notice some chapters note 100%. This means that in order to be a member, you must be a member of SHRM National to be a member of the local chapter. You can still attend meetings at any of the chapters without being a SHRM National or Chapter member.