Welcome to CNY SHRM, Central New York's Premier Human Resource Organization

Central New York Society for Human Resource Management (CNY SHRM) was founded in 1974 and has over 500 members. As an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Chapter exists to provide a wide variety of professional development and networking opportunities for human resource (HR) professionals in the greater Syracuse area. The Chapter's diverse membership represents more than 300 companies with a range of experience from entry to senior level, across various industries and practices. CNY SHRM proudly serves to advance the HR profession.

We hope that you will join us for one of our programs, whether a breakfast series event, a professional networking event or our annual conference. Another way to participate in CNY SHRM is to become involved as a volunteer. Our volunteers work on various aspects of chapter administration and event programming. Volunteering with CNY SHRM is a great way for you to develop business and leadership skills and create key contacts in the HR profession.


One transaction. One profile. Dual membership.

Already a SHRM Member?

Select your state and chapter on the right. Then, follow the steps to start your SHRM Dual Membership.


NOT a SHRM Member?

Select Professional Membership. Follow the steps and make sure to add your chapter when you join or renew.


CNY SHRM is a 100% membership chapter, which means you must also be a member of the national SHRM organization (www.shrm.org). In order to join you will be required to enter your National SHRM email address for auditing purposes.

We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th to recognize the contributions and achievements of the Hispanic community. This initially started in 1968 as a week long celebration. It was extended to a 30 day period by President Reagan in 1988.

September 15th is relevant as it is the anniversary for independence for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. In addition, Independence days for Mexico and Chile are on September 16 and September18, respectively. Columbus Day, or “Día de la Raza” also falls within the 30 day timeframe. There are 21 Spanish speaking countries and territories honored during these 4 weeks. Enjoy a classic dish, support a Hispanic or Latino owned business, visit a museum celebrating Hispanic Heritage month… this is a great opportunity to educate ourselves on the cuisine, culture and rich history of the community.

Please see below for resources and information.

National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021 (hispanicheritagemonth.gov)

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2021 (census.gov)



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CNY SHRM is your local HR Group dedicated to the Human Resources Profession. We are nationally and locally recognized as CNY’s Premier Human Resource Organization. As such, we are strategic partners on workforce issues that contribute to CNY’s socioeconomic success.


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.

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