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

With specialized benefits customized for today's HR executives, SHRM's Executive Network focuses on helping members lead their organizations with innovative research, ideas, 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 SHRM's Executive Network today.​

Membership Dues

Executive Membership- $995.00
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Executive Membership Plus- $2,995.00
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CHRO Circle
By invitation-only. Learn more

Additional Memberships

Faculty Membership- $495
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View the FAQ'scontact us or call our member care center: 1.888.602.3270 

Membership Criteria

Who Belongs to the Network?

SHRM's Executive Network welcomes new members with experience in the following categories:

  • A formal leader within an organization with responsibility for a strategic function. This generally includes experience as a CHRO; the functional head of organization development, learning or talent management, etc.; or a divisional or regional vice president.
  • A consultant experienced with strategic engagements.
  • A senior-level academic recognized within the profession as contributing strategic thinking and practice.
In addition to the criteria for membership described above, potential members should have 10-15 years of progressive HR and/or leadership experience or possess an advanced degree in the field or in business/management.

Exclusive Member Benefits

As an HR leader, SHRM's 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. 

SHRM's Executive Network is constantly evaluating the needs of HR leaders and developing the cutting-edge resources that will help its members address the complex issues of today and discover the future practice that will help them prepare for the business challenges of tomorrow and drive success for people and organizations.

SHRM's Executive Network membership provides access to:

​Executive Connections

Meaningful and exclusive networking opportunities with other HR leaders at in-person and virtual events.

  • CHRO Summit
  • Visionaries
  • WorkVision
  • People + Strategy Exchange—Online community
  • Virtual Discussions

Trends and News 

Access to a cutting-edge of resources so that you can learn about the latest people and business practices that contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

  • Blog
  • People + Strategy SmartBrief
  • 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 

Written by top thought leaders in the HR community such as Josh Bersin and from organizations such as  Wills Tower Watson.
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Webinars, Videos and Podcasts 

Discussing current and future strategic trends, best practices and analysis 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.

Members-only Discounts 

Save hundreds annually on events such as WorkVision, Visionaries, and the CHRO Summit.

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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.

Online Member Community

People + Strategy Exchange

Connect with peers to share knowledge and expertise and to learn from one another. Discuss business challenges and strategies, leverage your connections and become a better people and strategy leader.

 In addition to being able to have conversations with HR executives, and thought leaders, you will also have access to our Member Directory.  The directory is searchable by name, as well as industry, location and company size so that you can locate and reach out to members like you, and start discussions specific to your unique circumstances. 

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 SHRM's Executive Network is its members. That’s why we’re asking you to be an ambassador and help us expand our collective knowledge and network even further by referring other worthy, HR executives peers.  ​

Referring a new member is easy:

  • Refer online: Share with us your referral details online for the most immediate impact. Or, point your colleagues to network to join. Remind them to submit your name as the referring member.
  • E-mail your referrals to us: Send your referral contact information to
  • Invite them along: Take colleagues to programs and events.
  • 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.
  • Distribute membership information: Distribute the membership brochure at staff meetings, events and more.

Renew Today

Together, we are building a trusted member-led community to actively learn and exchange knowledge so that members can achieve their potential, drive organizational performance and advance our profession.  

As an HR executive and member, you play a crucial role in the continued success of our efforts to discover effective HR business strategies to address the complex issues your organization will face tomorrow.

As an individual or corporate member you gain access to a wealth of knowledge, ideas and proven best practices from many of the top thought leaders and practitioners in our profession. 

Here are the easy steps to renew your membership quickly:

  • Log in to the website.
  • Insert your username and password and click on the “Sign In” button.
  • Click on the "Manage Profile" link located at the top-right section of the home page.
  • Click on the "Renew Your Membership Now" box and complete your online profile and then click save.
  • Complete your online renewal form and under your name on the left-hand side, click "Submit Securely."


Liz Huldin

"SHRM's Executive Network provides remarkable thought leadership and relevant information that helps my team stay on the top of business trends and future practices.”

Liz Huldin, President and CEO
Catalytic Talent, LLC 

James Papiano

“There are many reasons to attend conferences, but, with limited time and resources, we all have to choose which we will attend. For me, content is king at professional events. While I love connecting with colleagues, if I don't learn, am not challenged to think, I am not interested. SHRM's Executive Network is an organization that places a high value on research and thought leadership and that is a consistent value to me."

James Papiano, Consultant


Pamela Stroko

“SHRM's Executive Network is a great way to connect and collaborate with colleagues. The level of dialogue and exchange of ideas really isn't mirrored anywhere else in professional HR networks.”

Pamela Stroko, Vice President HCM Transformation

Stephanie McDonald

"If you are an emerging leader engaged in the crux of people and strategy, SHRM's Executive Network is THE organization to join. There are few professional HR organizations that engage beyond the basics in HR – except for SHRM's Executive Network. Three things set this group apart: the level and quality of strategic HR content; the amazing, committed and influential people you get to meet; and the vibrant community you become part of." 

Stephanie McDonald, Senior Vice President People and Culture
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