Volunteer Leaders' Summit

(800) 283-7476, option 3 (U.S.)
+1 (703) 548-3440, option 3 (Int'l)
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET

This highly interactive event is designed to prepare SHRM Volunteer Leaders for success in the coming year. Learn more about SHRM’s goals & initiatives, topics that are relevant to your role and how those will guide your chapter/state council planning. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to share effective practices and connect with your peers and SHRM Staff. 

The Volunteer Leaders’ Summit will be held at the Washington Marriott Marquis at 901 Massachusetts NW in downtown Washington D.C. The summit officially kicks off at 3 pm, Thursday, November 16.  If you are participating in the optional Advocacy Day activities or any “by invitation only” meetings, please note that these events start earlier in the day on Thursday.  The Summit ends at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 18.

  • Optional Advocacy Day with Capitol Hill Visits
  • Boot Camp for first time volunteers
  • SHRM Showcase & Reception
  • Chapter size & topic based sessions that you choose based on your needs
  • Session Planner to help you schedule your experience
  • Volunteer Development Sessions – Back by popular demand!  Professional speakers share leadership topics aimed at helping you in your volunteer and professional roles
  • New! UnSession – an informal opportunity to join a table topic discussion


  • Learn more about SHRM’s goals & initiatives.
  • An exclusive opportunity for SHRM volunteers to get a powerful mix of education and resources.
  • Make connections that are designed to increase your strengths as a leader.


  • The Volunteer Leaders’ Summit is designed specifically for individuals that continue or begin in a designated volunteer leader role in 2018.  Click on Who’s Eligible to Attend for a listing of eligible roles.


There are three steps to complete the registration process.

  1. Register
  2. Select “Sessions” to complete your Session Planner
  3. Reserve your Hotel Room