Committees & Volunteer Opportunities
Serving as a volunteer is a great way to give back to the HR community and to network with your peers. It is also a great way to use skills you already have or to develop a new skill you need. CNY SHRM operates through the leadership of our volunteers. Please read about our committees to learn about how you might volunteer.
The Diversity Committee works diligently with the surrounding communities to seek out new ideas and perspectives. This Diversity committee seeks to find new members from underrepresented groups to enhance the diversity of the chapter. In addition, this committee markets CNY SHRM by selectively volunteering at various events throughout the year, hosting events and forming partnerships with local community organizations.
Education & Professional Development
The mission of the Education and Professional Development committee is to promote the education of HR professionals and students through career development, continuing education, scholarship, and professional certification, as well as connect members in the community with workforce readiness initiatives. This committee works to strengthen the relationship with CNY community organizations focused on workforce readiness initiatives and encourage involvement by CNY SHRM members, promote HR related educational and professional development opportunities for CNY SHRM members and students, and strengthen the relationship with the CNY student chapters to encourage collaboration and involvement of students in CNY SHRM.
The Events committee is dedicated to delivering programming and events that provide our membership with information on current topics, trends, and best practices relevant to their development and success as human resource professionals and opportunities to recognize and celebrate the best practice achievements and contributions of our local CNY SHRM members and organizations.
The Chapter’s legislative advocate is the Chapter’s representative to state and federal legislative events. The advocate is responsible for updating the Board and Chapter each month on legislative issues and publishing to our members, and legal information that meets our members’ needs.
The Marketing committee is responsible for coordinating internal and external marketing efforts for the chapter activities, events and promoting sponsorships for all events and advertising opportunities.
The Membership committee is responsible for managing the recruitment and retention of chapter membership by marketing the benefits of membership, welcoming new members, hosting an annual celebration event and staying connected to current members through regular communications.
The Publicity committee is the primary liaison with all media outlets including local news agencies and is responsible for press releases and providing guidance as to increasing the Chapter’s exposure in the community.
Senior HR Advocate
The Senior Human Resources Advocate committee advances the role and contribution of the Human Resources profession in the CNY area by participating in opportunities to foster continuing education in HR to further the profession, identifying speakers for chapter events, networking with other SHRM chapters and promoting CNY SHRM to other senior HR professionals.
The Total Rewards committee is responsible for serving the chapter’s informational and educational needs related to compensation, benefits and relational returns (non financial rewards) through surveys, programs, and information on industry best practice.
Please note that volunteers on all committees must be current members of the CNY SHRM chapter. To volunteer, please complete the online volunteer form. You will be contacted by the lead a member of our Board of Directors.