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.


CNY SHRM stands in solidarity against all acts of racism, hate, and injustice. We express our distress and sorrow over the acts of violence targeted at Americans of Asian and Pacific Island (AAPI) descent. The recent events in Atlanta have brought this to the forefront, but racist and xenophobic sentiments toward the AAPI community have unfortunately existed for many years prior. The onset of the pandemic has brought an increase in racism and hate against the AAPI community. We understand the trauma and fear this brings to our friends and neighbors. As an entity, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms. We encourage you, as Human Resource professionals, to create an environment of acceptance and mutual respect in your organizations. Take action today and let your voice be heard.

  • Check-in with friends and family who are Asian and Pacific Islanders. Let them know you care and are there to listen and help.
  • Encourage conversations at the workplace and educate others.
  • Visit Stop AAPI Hate and Stand Against Hatred to report hate incidents.


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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