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 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.

Become a SHRM Chapter Volunteer

Volunteer for a local SHRM chapter and make a difference! You can:

Connect with Local HR Professionals Like Yourself
Share your professional interests and goals. Pick up new ideas and discuss common challenges. Make new friends and expand your professional network.

Collaborate, Lead and Sharpen Your Skills
Sharpen your leadership and expand your professional skill set by working with teams of like-minded professionals to develop HR events and programs and learn from the experience.

Make an Impact in Your Local Community
Give back to and make HR visible in your community by participating in activities such as workforce readiness -- preparing tomorrow's workforce today.

Make Your Voice Heard
Get involved in the legislative process and make your voice heard as part of your local HR delegation to your state and federal lawmakers. Advocate for the priorities and values that matter to you as an HR professional.

Be Part of a Winning Team
Through programs such as the Pinnacle Awards and the Excel Awards, chapters are recognized and rewarded for their work inside their communities and for advancing the HR profession.

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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301 Union Avenue #326
Altoona, PA 16602

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