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     8 Reasons to Join or Renew Your NESD SHRM Membership!!!

    • Exposure to other HR professionals and companies revealing how other organizations handle various human resource situations, procedure, & policies.
    • Access to a network of professionals and specialists providing HR information that might otherwise be difficult and/or expensive to obtain.
    • Opportunity to develop relationships and contacts in other companies to share Information on HR concerns.
    • Availability of local professional development opportunities to improve your competence.
    • Access to current best practices to make your organization more efficient, increase employee commitment, and help line managers carry out business strategy.
    • Availability of up-to-date information on pending legislation that may impact your company’s operations.
    • Opportunity to develop leadership skills by taking on a volunteer leadership role in a local chapter.
    • Development of a reputation and credentials in the HR field.

    Membership Categories

    Professional Member: Individuals actively engaged in bona fide Human Resource administration and who devote at least 50% of their time to personnel, human resources and industrial relations functions;faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in personnel, human resources, or industrial relations at an accredited college or university and who posses at three (3) years of responsible experience at this level of teaching;full-time consultants with at least three (3) years experience in the field of human resource management; or those individuals currently certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

    Associate Member: Individuals who do not meet the professional member category, but who demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and in the purposes of the chapter. 

    Student Member: Individuals who are actively enrolled in human resources classes at the college or university level. 

    Retired Member: Any member in good standing at the time of retirement from any firm, organization or institution may become a retired member by meeting the eligibility requirements of a professional or associate member and by paying annual dues to and specified by the Northeast South Dakota Society for Human Resource Management.

    Annual Membership Dues

    NATIONAL MEMBERS*:  $75.00 - Local Membership Plus (includes monthly programs**)

    NATIONAL MEMBERS*:  $25.00 - Local Membership (monthly programs extra)

    LOCAL MEMBERS ONLY:  $150.00 - Local Membership Plus (includes monthly programs**)

    LOCAL MEMBERS ONLY - $100.00 - Local Members (monthly programs extra)

    STUDENT/RETIREE ONLY:  $25.00 - Student/Retiree Membership (monthly programs extra)

    *PLEASE NOTE: Local NESD SHRM Chapter members who are also members of National SHRM receive a local membership discount.  In order to receive the National Membership discount, National Membership must be maintained throughout the calendar year.  National Members status will be audited on a regular basis.

    **Additional fees may be incurred for workshops and/or seminars.


    Interested in becoming a member of our chapter?  Please click here to complete a membership application form. 

    Need to renew your membership?  Please click here to complete a membership renewal form.  Memberships that are not renewed by March 1, 2022, will be removed from the membership roster and will not receive further communications from our Chapter.

    For questions or further information, please contact Sheila Mennenga, our 2022 Membership Director, at


    New Members access to website will not be activated until payment is received.  

    New Members who apply for membership June-August will not have their membership active until September 1 and will be valid through the following year.  If rates increase, member will be responsible for the difference of rates before membership will be activated.  

    When renewing memberships, payment must be received by February 28.  If payment is not received, your membership will end as of March 1.  If payment is not received by March 1, your account will be deactivated and membership will end.