Membership: Volunteer Opportunities

You may be wondering how you can become more involved in the activities of the chapter.

The following information highlights the various committees that need your help!  To be a volunteer on one of these committees current Cleveland SHRM membership is a requirement.

Should you have an interest in getting further information about volunteering for a particular committee please contact Cleveland SHRM via email:

Program Development:

This committee, based on input from membership, plans the topics and secures the speakers for the monthly Chapter meetings, as well as any additional workshops. Involvement requires regular attendance at monthly Chapter meetings, attendance at monthly committee meetings, and individual time for follow–up as necessary based on committee direction.


This committee plays an active role in the development of membership and retention initiatives. An integral role of the committee is to ensure that prospective and current members thoroughly understand the benefits and overall value of the CSHRM membership. Other committee responsibilities include recruitment and retention, conducting quarterly member orientation and networking socials and coordinating and matching volunteerism requests from members and all other committees.


Major responsibilities of the group are: 1) Interaction and support of the local Cleveland area student SHRM chapters (College Liaison); 2) Expand the role of Cleveland SHRM in its partnership with local high schools to supporting School to Work (STW) initiatives on a community– wide basis by working with Greater Cleveland community organizations, employers and educational institutions to develop and maintain STW opportunities (CSHRM Workforce Readiness Coordinator); 3)Support members seeking SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP and/or PHR/SPHR certification through study groups (Certification Chair); 4) Mentoring, Professional Development along with other volunteer opportunities.


This committee is responsible for managing the development and provision of sponsors for programs, workshops, seminars, and other services provided by the chapter. Committee responsibilities include providing sponsors information regarding the advertising & marketing opportunities to members, potential members, and others, through presentation, written communications, and personal contact. This committee is also responsible for providing appropriate forms, marketing collateral, evaluations and acknowledgements to sponsors and prospective sponsors.

Diversity & Inclusion:

In response to an initiative of SHRM at the national level several years ago, this committee was formed at the local level. The members have established an excellent groundwork for the future. Efforts and direction of the committee are divided into three areas: education, collaboration, and training. The committee assists in the development of an annual diversity workshop.

Northern Ohio Human Resource Conference (NOHRC):

The Committee plans the Northern Ohio Human Resource Conference, one of the longest standing HR Conferences in Ohio. Being a part of the NOHRC committee provides an exciting opportunity to network with HR Professionals and to be a part of the team that plans all aspects of this exciting event by bringing premier professional development opportunities to Human Resource community in Northeast Ohio region. The committee begins planning in August and meets up until the conference date in March.


The chapter produces and distributes an electronic newsletter.  Members of this committee work together to respond to member input regarding topics of interest, solicit articles, coordinate advertising and oversee the layout end production. The newsletter is distributed to Cleveland SHRM membership and is also included with information sent out in response to membership inquiries.


The legislative committee hosts the Legal Series meetings, which are designed to assist and educate HR professionals on the numerous legal issues impacting today’s workplaces. Topics vary annually, may include issues on disability management, wage and hour, labor, employee benefits and other hot and current topics.

Talent Acquisition:

The Talent Acquisition (formerly Staffing Management Association (SMA) is a Special Interest Group of the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (CSHRM). The committee provides quality, practitioner focused programs and networking opportunities for Human Resources and Recruiting Professionals. The committee plans several workshops throughout the year including an annual Mini Conference, all of which regularly feature nationally recognized speakers and subject matter experts.

Chapter Champion Committee:

The Chapter Champion Committee has volunteers from diverse organizations dedicated to delivering creative and interactive ways for CSHRM to give back to the northeast Ohio community at large. The committee focuses their attention on charitable organizations, and builds awareness to our membership for their cause with fun events throughout the calendar year. Our goal is to support our community through outreach and charitable efforts.