Volunteer Leaders' Summit

How to Register

Registration is a
3-step process:
  1. Register
  2. Book Hotel
  3. My Session Planner
(800) 283-SHRM, 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 network with your peers and SHRM Staff. 

  • Boot Camp for first time volunteers
  • Welcome Reception & SHRM Showcase
  • Topic Based Sessions that you choose based on your Needs
  • Foundation HeadShotLOUNGE
  • Session Planner to help you schedule your experience
  • Advocacy Day: Have Your HR Voice Heard on Capitol Hill!

STEPS TO COMPLETE:  There are three steps to complete the registration process.

  1. Register
  2. Select your Sessions
  3. Reserve your hotel room 

Keynote Speakers

Henry (Hank) G. Jackson, CPA, president & CEO, SHRM
Thursday, November 17 3:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. EDT

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Begin your Volunteer Leaders’ Summit experience with opening remarks from SHRM CEO and President Hank Jackson and get inspired to start three days of learning, networking and fun. Prior to his role as president and CEO of SHRM, Hank Jackson served as the Society’s chief global finance and business affairs officer.

LaFern K. Batie, professional speaker/author, business strategist & executive coach, The Batie Group
Friday, November 18 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. EDT

Marketing Brand YOU™

Today’s business leaders are increasingly challenged to achieve great results with innovative, cost-smart solutions in a continually changing environment — and limited resources. This keynote will provide you with the solutions to help you do more than reach your optimal performance... we will help you stay there! You will learn how to:

  • Establish a solid foundation and a strong start without making common, expensive mistakes.
  • Increase profits two-to-tenfold by connecting with those who value what you offer.
  • Maximize your chapter/state council’s business performance through efficient systems, reduced waste and saved time & money.
  • Create profitable partnerships with proven and successful leaders and organizations.
  • Strengthen your brand from the inside out by consistently delivering with excellence.
  • Magnetize your sales process to attract more volunteers and members who fuel your referral pipeline.


Mallory Weggemann, Paralympian
Saturday, November 19 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. EDT

"You’re the Best, You Can Make a Difference and You Can Change the World"

The phrase spoken to Mallory Weggemann and her sisters by her father every night before they went to bed is something which Mallory lives by every day. Mallory emphasizes that everyone goes through struggles and everyone has some sort of “disability,” some of them just not as obvious as hers. Yet, everyone has the ability to overcome their “disabilities” and make a difference (big or small) in the world. With her unique ability to make every individual feel as if they are involved in a personal conversation, Mallory will present a challenge to you: “Live your life with passion, with heart, free of fear, hate and judgment, be courageous, and know that in any given moment you can make a difference and you can change the world by your simple actions.” This keynote will inspire you to leave the conference and implement the ideas Mallory shares to live your professional and personal lives to the fullest. 

Reasons to Attend: 
  • Learn more about SHRM’s goals & initiatives.
  • An exclusive opportunity for SHRM volunteers to get a powerful mix of networking, education and resources that are designed to increase your strengths as a leader.
Who Should Attend: 
  • The Volunteer Leaders’ Summit is designed specifically for individuals that continue or begin in a designated volunteer leader role in 2017. Click on Who’s Eligible to Attend for a listing of eligible roles.