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Welcome to the Southwest Virginia SHRM Website

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.

Southwest Virginia SHRM is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management serving HR professionals in Southwest Virginia.  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. Our upcoming events are listed below.

SWVA SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

Upcoming Events

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  • October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    The Color Code is different than any of the other personality profiles on the market today. It is the only assessment that identifies driving Core Motives. Most other popular tests and assessments strictly identify your behavior, and leave it at that. The Color Code helps you to understand why you do what you do versus simply what you...

  • November 1, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    What is the role of HR in coaching supervisors?  This is the question our speaker will answer at today's meeting.  Valerie Lee, Director of Human Resources at Mountain Empire Community College, has 30 years in human resource and payroll administration/management in various industry and governmental operations....

  • December 6, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    It doesn’t matter how effective an HR department is. If you can’t communicate initiatives, intents, needs, wants, objectives, and successes, your department might not get the respect it deserves. Technical expertise only goes as far as effective communication will take it.

    This specific session will focus on the...

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