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Welcome to Roanoke Valley SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

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. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Please register for lunch meetings and conferences by clicking on the Register button for each event below.  If you have been unable to pay at the time of registration, please click on the button at the bottom of this page.




Roanoke Valley Chapter

Society for Human Resource Management

Roanoke, Virginia


To find out more about SHRM in Virginia be sure to visit

HR Virginia!


If you are planning to sit for the for SHRM CP/SCP or (S)PHR Certification Exam and are interested in starting or joining a study group, please contact:

Kim Braswell, Certification Committee Chair at


Upcoming Events

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  • January 26, 2021
  • February 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to April 7, 2021 - 9:00pm
    Thomas Center 3074 Colonial Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24015 Directions From Interstate I-81 (Exit 143) Take I-581/220 South to the Colonial Ave. exit (8 miles). Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp. VWCC is located on both sides of Colonial Ave. at the 3rd stoplight.

    SHRM CP/SCP Prep                    ID : 3637  


  • February 23, 2021

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  • This blog is open to questions, tips and general information on how companies around the valley are dealing with HR issues related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

    March 18, 2020
  • Got a new job? Send your information to so we can post it here!

    March 18, 2019
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    April 19, 2017
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