Professional Development

Maintaining your PHR, SPHR, GPHR and/or SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications demonstrates your commitment to staying up to date with the continually changing HR profession. To assist you with maintaining your PHR, SPHR, GPHR and/or SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designations, MT|SHRM proudly offers a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year and you can earn HRCI and SHRM credits by attending. As a member of MT|SHRM, these seminars and workshops are available to you at little or no cost and we encourage you to take advantage of this important aspect of your membership. This section of the website provides information on upcoming seminars and workshops, as well as an archive of past seminars and workshops.

Monthly Meetings

MT|SHRM offers Monthly Luncheon Meetings in five locations throughout the Middle Tennessee area presenting a variety of program topics.  For more information on dates, times and locations please click here.  Have a question or a suggestion for a future topic?  Please contact Programs Co-Directors, Chris Nichols at [email protected] or Daniel Risen at [email protected]

After Hours Workshops & Seminars

The Continuing Education Committee provides Chapter members with updates on a variety of HR hot-topics. We offer a number of after-hours workshops throughout the year that are free to MT|SHRM members; as well as half-day seminars at a discounted rate to MT|SHRM members that are held in conjunction with monthly chapter meetings. A list of workshops and seminars will be finalized and made available in late January of each year.  Registration announcements for each session are sent by e-mail and announced throughout the year on the MT|SHRM website and at monthly Chapter meetings.

The Continuing Education Committee is seeking one or two members to be on the Committee for next year. This is your opportunity to impact the effectiveness of our chapter, assist in your development and the professional growth of your peers. As a member of the Continuing Education Committee, you will provide input into hot topics of interest that will become learning workshops for members in 2011. As a volunteer, you provide input into the Committee, and help it more effectively serve the members. For questions regarding Continuing Education workshops or seminars or to find out more about how you can become an active member of the Continuing Education committee, please contact Michael Shinn at [email protected]

Legal Education Workshops

The Legal/Legislative Committee provides Chapter members with up-to-date information on state and federal employment laws.  We offer a number of workshops throughout the year that are free to MT|SHRM members. A list of workshops will be finalized and made available in late January of each year.  Registration announcements for each session are announced by e-mail and throughout the year on the MT|SHRM website and at monthly Chapter meetings.  For questions regarding Legal Education workshops, please contact Megan Sutton at [email protected].


In an effort to meet the ever growing needs of our members and provide mobile opportunities to earn HRCI Credit throughout the year, we have recently launch the MT|SHRM Webinar Series.  One hour Webinar programs are usually offered twice a month and highlight various topics of interest to our members.  All programs are approved for credit through HRCI for either one hour of General or Strategic credit.  Although MT|SHRM promotes the Webinar programs, the actual facilitation of the presentations are provided by the presenting organizations themselves. If you have questions regarding software requirements necessary to successfully participate in any of the Webinar programs, please contact the host presenter to obtain more information.  A list of dates and times for Webinar programs is available by visiting our Calendar of Events or by clicking here.

WorldatWork Education, Membership and Products

We are proud to be a member of the WorldatWork Local Network. Together with WorldatWork, we are committed to your professional development and invite you to purchase WorldatWork courses, Blended Learning courses, E-Learning courses, webinars, conferences and membership at a discounted rate. If you are also a member of WorldatWork you will get the deepest discount. View our special pricing here.

How Middle Tennessee Total Rewards Association Members or Non-members Register for WorldatWork Courses Hosted by MTSHRM or How MTSHRM Members Receive the Special Discounted Pricing on Other WorldatWork Educational Products and Services

There are 3 ways you can register for WorldatWork-hosted classes and products to receive the special discounted pricing:

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  3. Visit the WorldatWork website You simply need to enter the promo code LNPROMO2014 upon checkout

Special Note: On the WorldatWork website you will be required to login. If you do not have a login ID and password or you are not sure, please select the “forgot” option at the top right of the screen. When prompted, input the same email address you used for your Local Network membership. WorldatWork will email your ID and password so you may login and take advantage of these great offers.

Professional Development