The SHRM Executive Network is a future-focused collective of HR leaders committed to the exchange of ideas that drives organizational performance and advances the HR profession.

With specialized benefits customized for today's HR executives, the network focuses on helping members lead their organizations with innovative research, proven best practices and strategic connections to thought leaders and practitioners in the HR profession.

Give yourself and your company the strategic advantage to succeed. Join the SHRM Executive Network today!​


View the FAQ'scontact us or call our member care center: 1.888.602.3270 ​

Membership Criteria

Who Belongs to the Network?

The SHRM Executive Network welcomes new members with experience as a CHRO; the functional head of organizational development, learning or talent management, etc.; or a divisional or regional vice president.

  • HR leaders within sizeable organizations that possess the authority to create true change for work, workers and the workplace.   
  • A senior-level academic recognized within their profession as contributing strategic thinking and practice. 
To curate a senior-focused experience, only those holding a CHRO or VP title (or equivalent) at a mid-market or large enterprise will be considered for membership.

Exclusive Member Benefits

Cut through the noise and get to the answers. The SHRM Executive Network provides access to the data, best practices and talented colleagues necessary to drive performance today, and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. 

As an HR leader, the SHRM Executive Network provides you with an open forum where you can share and explore ideas, listen to trusted insights from business and thought leaders, and tap into an exclusive community of peers who are eager to collaborate and learn from each other.  

The SHRM Executive Network membership provides access to:

​Executive Connections

Meaningful and exclusive networking opportunities with other HR leaders at in-person and virtual events.
 These include peer groups comprised of leaders with comparable responsibilities and career experience. 

  • Visionaries
  • People + Strategy Exchange—Online community
  • Monthly forums centered around bespoke, timely research
  • The SHRM Annual Conference & Expo, including an executive-only experience

Trends and News 

Access to customized, on-demand reporting from SHRM's vast data center in the form of cutting-edge resources to brief you on the later people and business practices that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

  • Monthly Reports & Infographics
  • Executive Network Blog
  • People + Strategy Newsletter
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People + Strategy Journal

Created specifically for HR executives, the People + Strategy Journal focuses on current theory, research and best practices in strategic human resources and business development. This quarterly journal is recognized as one of the leading professional journals in the HR profession. 
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Research and White Papers 

Timely research and curated news from the industry's leading sources written by top thought leaders in the HR community.
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Webinars, Videos and Podcasts 

Current and future strategic trends, best practices and analysis on the go by eminent human capital management thought leaders.
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Forward Thinking Exchanges

Access to our members-only online community, our private LinkedIn community and other HR executives at events.

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Access to All SHRM Professional Membership Benefits

Gain instant access to all of the HR resources the SHRM Professional membership has to offer, including in-depth survey reports, 4 issues of HR Magazine and more.

Refer a Colleague

​As a current member of the world’s most exclusive community for HR executives, you know the value brought to your career. The thought leadership, networking opportunities and strategic insights surrounding HR management are all unparalleled in the profession. 

Of course, the strength of the SHRM Executive Network is its members. That’s why we encourage you to be an ambassador by referring us to other HR leaders like you.  ​

Referring a new member is easy:

  • E-mail your referrals to us: Send your referral contact information to
  • Share the benefits: Reserve a few minutes on a meeting agenda to tell others about your experience and the benefits of membership. 
  • Give it your stamp of approval: Your personal endorsement means a lot.
  • Make your job easier: Encourage those who work with you to join either as an Enterprise Member or an Individual Member. 
  • Follow up: Send a note to your referral about two weeks after you've referred them. This often makes a difference in whether your colleague will join.

In Our Members' Words

Liz Huldin

“The workplace is changing more rapidly than any time in history. As human resource leaders, we have an incredible opportunity to leverage this change to empower collaboration and innovation, and to strengthen organizational culture and belonging in ways that were not possible even a decade ago. I am excited to join the SHRM Executive Council, and to work with this team of exceptional leaders to meaningfully shape the future of work.”

Beth Grous, Chief People Officer

Stephanie McDonald

"SHRM's Executive Network provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded executives and form a community based on trust, learning agility, and thought/experience diversity." 

Olga Spivak, Head of Human Resources/ Sr. HR Director

daVinci Payments 

Pamela Stroko

“For any person at the executive level of the HR profession, SHRM's Executive Network programs and resources will be integral in your development. From the keynote speakers and peer-to-peer connections at events, to the journal, research and webinars, SHRM's Executive Network provides relevant information in real time, offers real solutions to issues we encounter every day and provides peer-to-peer mentors that you can connect with as future resources in your development. It is one of the best organizations I have joined in my 30-year career.”

Laura Martinez, VP and Chief HR Officer
JAMS, Inc.