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Email Pres-Elect@wcashrm.org or visit the Market to our Membership or Seminar page.

Welcome local HR Professionals. You are invited to visit and join our chapter.

2017 WCASHRM Board.

The West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (WCASHRM) association was organized in 1987 to encourage the exchange of ideas in human resource (HR) management and to promote the growth and development of sound human resource practices in business and the community.

“Members of WCASHRM are local professionals who are involved in the management, administration, development or study of human resources,” says chapter President, Deanna Harris. "Our membership area consists of Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Glenwood, Benton, and the surrounding areas."

The primary purpose of WCASHRM is to be a recognized leader in human resource management by providing high quality, dynamic and responsible programs and services to its’ members; actively supporting or opposing legislation or other matters based upon employer needs and professional goals; and establishing relationships within the community that will make a positive impact and contribution to the quality of life for the community.

WCASHRM is the local affiliated chapter of the national Society of Human Resource Management organization, the world’s largest association devoted to HR management. SHRM’s mission is to serve the needs of the HR professional and advance the HR profession.

SHRM members, who join our local chapter, have no dues, and local chapter only member dues are $60.

WCASHRM meets at 11:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month at CHI St. Vincent. Each meeting includes lunch, discussion of HR matters, and a guest speaker of HR interest. Guests are always welcome. (April and July are 8:00 a.m. meetings.)

For more information about WCASHRM, visit our website at www.wcashrm.org, email wcashrm@wcashrm.org.

Information on joining WCASHRM!  Join the local SHRM affiliated chapter!

Join your fellow HR professionals to be a part of a dynamic organization. Enhance your career and your knowledge and join today!Due to the continued success of the Managers Seminar, the WCASHRM Board of Directors voted to waive the membership dues for WCASHRM members who are also SHRM members. This will only apply to members with WCASHRM as their PRIMARY CHAPTER. (IMPORTANT: Please provide your SHRM # on your application, so we can verify that you are a SHRM member.) Once you join, your membership is automatically renewed unless you advise otherwise.

Membership is free for national SHRM members who designate WCASHRM as your primary chapter. (You should provide the chapter with your SHRM ID on your membership application.) If you are a member of another Arkansas Chapter or not a national SHRM member, membership dues should be remitted to join WCASHRM. (Note: Dues are pro-rated after the 3rd quarter.)

The application can be found here: Membership Application and email it to membership@wcashrm.org or mail with payment to the address on the application.


Members are asked to register in advance for the monthly meetings. Members have the option to prepay for all monthly meals, register and pay online prior to the meeting, or register and pay at the meeting. A Board Member will email new Members with a Member ID and Password to log-in to the Member Area.  (Members can also email membership@wcashrm.org to request their login information.) As a reminder, the deadline to register is always the Friday before the meeting. (Late registrants will pay a $2 late charge.) Please note the following when registering for a monthly meeting:

Select the Pre-paid Meal Ticket $0 if you pre-paid your meals when you joined or renewed your membership.
Select the Member Ticket $8 (or $10 if late fee applies) when registering to attend and eat.
Select the Attending, but not eating Ticket $0 when registering to attend but not eating.
Select the Guest Ticket $10 when registering a guest - Email treasurer@wcashrm.org if this is a 1st time guest to have the charge waived.
Members should receive an email confirmation - Email treasurer@wcashrm.org if you do not receive an email confirmation.

For information on the Arkansas SHRM State Council or the Society for Human Resource Management activities, please visit these links below.

Arkansas SHRM State Council, Inc. 

SHRM Certification

Human Resource Certification Institute Information: HRCI

SHRM Foundation

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 260,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

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SHRM Conference Information

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