Membership Benefits

Annual membership fees include the following:

  • Nine monthly programs September through May
  • Seminars on HR Topics, most with HRCI general or business credits and SHRM PDC’s
  • Online access to membership directory
  • Opportunity to network professionally with chapter members through during meetings and through online forums
  • Opportunity to network socially with members through periodic events


Monthly meetings are held to provide the opportunity to become more informed regarding local, state and national HR issues. Each month a unique program and guest speaker address topics of concern and interest to the HR professional. Occasionally, we may schedule roundtables and panel discussions to provide an interactive forum for advancing member’s knowledge of key areas of HR expertise. Most programs are pre-approved for credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) for general or business credits and from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Topics may range from legislative/legal updates, employee relations, employee benefits, and professional development. The goal of our scheduled programs is to provide current and relevant education as identified by our members in our annual membership survey.

Programs are typically held the third Wednesday of the month, (September through May).  No summer meetings are scheduled.  Beginning in 2018, meetings will be held at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona, PA.  Meetings start at 7:45 am and include a full breakfast.  The meeting length is usually 1 hour but may vary based on topic.


Members have the opportunity to network with each other face-to-face at our monthly program meetings, and social events.


A great source for keeping informed on current legislative issues, local employment opportunities and much more. Links are provided to SHRM and other HR-related sites as well as state and federal government resources for HR legislation, regulations and laws.

Certification Study Group

A study group may be convened for interested members in preparation for the national certification exams. The Professional Human Resource (PHR) and Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) have rapidly become the nationally recognized way to establish credentials as a dedicated HR management professional.

Leadership/Volunteer Opportunities and Community Involvement

Serving the organization as a board member or for special HR community projects can result in career and personal growth while contributing to the development of the association and to provide education to the community by way of programs, mock interviews, and job shadowing for individuals preparing to enter the workforce.

State Council

In addition to the resources available to us from SHRM, we are very active with the PA SHRM State Council. This involvement provides the opportunity to expand our network of HR Professionals to those in similar industries and organizations across the state. Our State Council offers our members another level of accessibility to educational and professional development programs including an annual conference, a legislative conference with the ability to meet with legislators whose decisions may have a direct impact on HR, and contact with HR professionals via social networking.

Excellent Value for Your Training Budget

For a very low cost members will receive 9 plus hours of quality training.  Meals offered at the meetings are included in the annual membership. Please click on the Join HRMABC tab to view the Membership Dues.

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Altoona, PA 16602

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