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    The Northeast South Dakota Society for Human Resource Management (NESD SHRM) is the premier professional association for human resource professionals in the Watertown, South Dakota, area. As an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management, the NESD SHRM’s mission is to advance the Human Resource profession by providing education opportunities, legislative updates, informative programs, and a network to facilitate ideas, as well as promoting and encouraging membership and professional development through participation in our organization.

    Welcome from the Chapter President  

    Welcome to NESD SHRM!  Your NESD SHRM Board of Directors is looking forward to an exciting year in 2020.  As your local Society for Human Resources Management chapter, we provide many benefits and opportunities to enhance your profession primarily based in the Human Resources field through personal and professional development.  Below are some of the benefits we provide:

    • Monthly meetings with professional speakers providing the most up-to-date information on topics relating to the workplace today;
    • Quarterly newsletter updates to keep you informed;
    • Networking opportunities with HR professionals to discuss your ideas, problems and solutions;
    • Opportunities for professional and personal growth through exposure to other professional colleagues and resources; and
    • Volunteer opportunities throughout our community.

    Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, NESD SHRM is a great avenue for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

    Feel free to ask any Board Member about getting involved and what we can do together! 

    It is an honor for me to serve as your President, and I look forward to a fabulous 2022!              

    Jessica DeYoung                                                                                                                      

    NESD SHRM Chapter President

    NESD SHRM is also an affiliate of the South Dakota State SHRM Council.


    The SDSHRM Council unifies 7 individual SD SHRM affiliated chapters to advance the HR profession. They partner with over 400 volunteers in South Dakota to represent our state at a regional and national level.

    We welcome you to utilize the SDSHRM site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information.  Click on the “Who We Are” page to get to know your council leaders from around the state! 

    SDSHRM Vision

    To be the premier organization in South Dakota for the professional development and advancement of Human Resources.

    SDSHRM Mission

    Lead Human Resources in South Dakota through:

    • Human Resource expertise

    • Advocacy

    • Professional support

    • Educational Opportunities

    • Networking