As a SHRM Volunteer Leader, you are among the most dedicated and passionate SHRM members. You are the backbone of our mission and contribute greatly to our overall success. Thanks to your work day in and day out to uphold SHRM’s vision, purpose and values, together, we are elevating HR.

Join us for an invitation-only business meeting with your fellow Volunteer Leaders. This exclusive event, the Volunteer Leaders’ Business Meeting (VLBM) 2021, is happening November 11-13, 2021. Now more than ever, we must partner, adapt and lead the HR profession.


Navigating business goals during the global pandemic has not been easy for anyone, but we are all in this together. Connect with fellow Volunteer Leaders to be the first to know about SHRM’s 2022 business goals to be better positioned to partner with SHRM and each other in the year to come.


Connect with other Volunteer Leaders from coast to coast to celebrate shared successes, discuss challenges and opportunities, and learn together as we continue to collectively advance diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. During this gathering of minds, we will strategize on solutions to today’s pressing issues while mapping the future of the new world of work.


Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to create a lasting impact in your position and help lead work, workers and the workplace forward. You will end the week feeling energized and motivated for the possibilities in the year ahead.


2021 SHRM Volunteer leaders and Leaders-Elect in Key SHRM Chapter and State Council leadership positions are invited to attend. SHRM membership is required for in person attendance.

  • Chapter Presidents OR Presidents-Elect
    (one per chapter is eligible to attend in person; the other may attend virtually)
  • Chapter/State Council Management Professionals (CMPs)
    (one per chapter/one per state council)
  • State Council Directors AND Directors-Elect
  • State Council Legislative Directors
  • State Council Membership Directors
  • State Council Certification Directors
  • State Council District Directors
  • State Council College Relations Directors
  • Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC)
  • Membership Advisory Council (MAC)

Volunteer Leaders will receive the appropriate housing link within 4-7 days after confirmation of registration eligibility. Watch for an email from

In person registration closes on October 11.

In Person Invitee


In recognition of your commitment and accomplishments, all chapter and state council volunteer leader positions that are not invited to attend in person are invited to attend our virtual event. We will celebrate you and provide training to help prepare you for your role in 2022.

Virtual Registration closes October 30.

Complimentary registration is tied to specific volunteer roles. For more information, please visit the registration page.

Chapters and State councils may wish to send “Independent Attendees” to our in-person event. Based upon availability, independent attendees may be able to register after October 11. There is a registration fee for independent attendees and SHRM membership is required.


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