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    Our Mission

    Our mission is to be the recognized regional leader and voice of Human Resource Management and to provide quality services to our members. 

    National SHRM

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals. It was founded in 1948 by a group of human resource professionals who predicted the future complexities of the then emerging profession.

    Today, SHRM serves over 100,000 members. Members have the option of affiliating through a network of over 400 professional or more than 200 student chapters. The largest professional association in the world devoted exclusively to human resource management, SHRM is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from the nation's capital.

    Roanoke Valley SHRM History


    Roanoke Valley SHRM celebrated 70 years of serving the Human Resources industry!


    Roanoke Valley SHRM became a Dual Member of National SHRM, allowing members to renew annually, during their anniversary with National SHRM.


    Our name was changed to Roanoke Valley Society for Human Resource Management in October 1992 in order to reflect the broader direction that the field of human resource management was taking.


    The Personnel Association of Roanoke was formed in September 1953. A subcommittee of the Chamber of Commerce organized this association for the purpose of fostering better employer-employee relations. Credit for the idea of the Personnel Association of Roanoke goes to Mr. John D. Schumacher.


    RVSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    RVSHRM requests recertification credit toward the aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, aPHRi™, PHRi™, GPHR® and SPHRi™ certifications for each activity. The number of recertification credits depend on the individual activity and will be stated on the certificate. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program. 


    RVSHRM does not distribute or sell collected information on membership. You may opt out of receiving generated mass emails by sending a request to

    Information for approved recertification credits will be distributed to members who have recorded their attendance at those functions only. This information will be distributed via paper copies or direct email requests. Attendance will be verified by the Board of Directors.