MT|SHRM FAQs

1.  Q:  How does membership in MT|SHRM help me?

       A: Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MT|SHRM)
            provides nearly 200 professional development and networking opportunities
            for HR professionals.  In addition to local monthly membership meetings,
            there are legal, leadership development and community involvement
            workshops, seminars and after-hours events.  Many of the workshops and
            seminars qualify for continuing education and/or HRCI recertification credit.
            And all MT|SHRM activities provide excellent networking opportunities with 
            other local Human Resource Professionals.

2.  Q:  Does MT|SHRM have committees?

       A: Yes, MT|SHRM has more than 21 active committees that work to provide
            value, services and leadership opportunities to members.  The committees 
            include: Programs, Communications, Finance, Membership Recruitment, 
            Member Relations, Career Transitions, College Relations, Legislative, 
            Sponsors, Diversity and Workforce Development, Certification, 
            Continuing Education, Legal Education, Community Involvement and 
            State Conference.

3.  Q:  How do I join MT|SHRM?

       A:  Click the Join/Rejoin tab at the top of the page.

4.  Q:  What other benefits does MT|SHRM provide its members?

        A: 1)  MT|SHRM Special Interest Groups--An opportunity for affiliation with 
                  those in a similar industry or level of professional HR experience.

             2)  Career Transition Team--Members facing a career transition can join 
                  the team to share job leads, motiviate one another, and generally 
                  improve the chances of finding that new HR job.

             3)  MT|SHRM study groups--Preparation and support for those studying 
                  for and planning to take the PHR and SPHR exams.

             4)  Tennessee State HR Conference--Held each year in the fall.  Every 
                  four years, MT|SHRM serves as the host for the Conference in 
                  Nashville.  The conference will be held in Nashville in 2017.

             5)  Annual Golf Scramble--A fun event bringing members together while
                  raising money for MT|SHRM philanthropic endeavors such as college
                  and continuing education scholarships.

5.  Q:  How is membership in MT|SHRM different from membership in national 
           SHRM?

       A: The MT|SHRM chapter affiliates with national SHRM.  National SHRM
            offers some research, white papers and national assistance to the chapters
            as well as several annual conferences.  MT|SHRM offers regional programs
            as well as additional opportunities to meet local colleagues.  Each 
            organization has a separate dues structure.  An HR professional in middle
            Tennessee can join one organization without joining the other, although we 
            highly recommend belonging to both MT|SHRM and national SHRM.

6.  Q:  What are the dues for MT|SHRM?

       A:  Dues in the local chater are $99/year if a member is not a national member
            (and includes national members who DO NOT designate our chapter, #0083
            as primary) and $89/year for those national members who provide us with
            their national member number AND designate chapter 0083 as primary.