Ohio SHRM State CouncilAffiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management

Welcome - About Us

The Ohio SHRM State Council is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR Professional society with over 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.

Our membership is made up of volunteer leaders who are elected or appointed to the State Council Board and includes 25 Chapter Presidents of our local SHRM affiliated chapters in Ohio. The Ohio SHRM State Council is dedicated to leading, educating, and inspiring over 15,000 HR professionals in Ohio. We also serve to make an impact in our local communities by giving back and making HR visible by participating in activities such as workforce readiness and getting involved in the legislative process by making our voices heard as part of our local delegation to our stated and federal lawmakers. 

Our mission is to coordinate SHRM chapter efforts and provide leadership, professional development, support and ideas to facilitate the role of chapter volunteer leaders in the State of Ohio.  

Our largest event is our annual state conference and is the premiere conference in the state of Ohio - and we're returning to Kalahari!  This year, we expect over 600 Human Resource Professionals to join us to network with peers, earn recertification credits, interact with the many exhibitors and sponsors in the Exhibitor Hall, and learn leading edge HR practices from our great lineup of session speakers. We hope you can join us for our annual Ohio Human Resources Conference September 21-23, 2022 in Sandusky, Ohio. I am excited to announce our conference will be held in person with the option to obtain additional credits ON DEMAND.  You won’t want to miss this conference!  We could not put on this conference without the engaged volunteer leaders of our 2022 Ohio HR Conference Committee, led this year by Meghan Hensley -  we thank you for all you do to plan and execute the state conference!  You can find more information about registering for the conference or becoming an exhibitor or sponsor by clicking here

 SHRM Membership and Chapter Membership are the perfect combination. If you are not a member of a local SHRM Chapter in Ohio, please consider joining to gain access to networking opportunities, career resources, and professional development opportunities in your community. Click here for a listing of our chapters across the state. SHRM membership is separate from membership in your local chapter. By joining SHRM you will gain access to thousands of HR resources and hundreds of professional development opportunities. To learn more about the benefits of SHRM and how to join, visit SHRM’s membership page.  

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to connect with you and we are an available resource to you. As State Council Director, I am honored to serve HR professionals in Ohio and lead our organization in 2022-2023. I am also grateful to be working with all of our volunteer leaders and in an organization full of capable and passionate people that make all the difference within our State and our communities. I am excited about what the future holds for us and what we will achieve together with a common mission to advance the profession and serve HR professionals.

Best regards,

Karen Fagnilli, SHRM-SCP

State Council Director

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