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SHRM Special Expertise Panels

The SHRM Special Expertise Panels identify topics of importance to the HR profession. Each of the 5 panels is made up of as many as 15 SHRM professional members who each serve one-year terms (up to two terms). Panel members report emerging trends in specific HR topic areas, provide expert advice and give guidance on public policy. Members must have a minimum of 8-10 years progressive HR expertise with strong knowledge in specific panel topics;  good communication and interpersonal skills, an established professional network with strategic/operational connections, and the ability to participate. All nominations are reviewed and recommended by the Panel Selection Committee, comprised of SHRM members and staff.

The 2016 application period is now closed.

Current Panels include (Click for areas of expertise):

For more information about the Special Expertise Panels, click the links below. If you have any questions about SHRM's Special Expertise Panels, contact Rachel Rosen, Membership Programs Specialist, at

Special Expertise Panel Member Information