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Benefits of Membership

Professional Networking

Quarterly networking events are held at various locations throughout the greater Baltimore area, with a nominal fee that is donated to the Chesapeake Human Resource Foundation or the SHRM Foundation. A great chance to mingle with fellow HR Practitioners. 

Discounts to monthly meetings/education courses

Throughout the year there are education programs offered monthly, sometimes twice a month, and CHRA members are given a discount to attend. More information on these events can be found on our Events Calendar.

Online Community

This is a valuable resource for CHRA members only - a member to member online community where you can send internal messages and chats to each other, upload private or public files and photos, tag each other in photos, 

Transition / Workforce Readiness Resources

There are many different opportunities to meet prospective employers or employees through CHRA meetings and resources. CHRA's Workforce Readiness Committee is committed to supplying resources to those in transition as well. Check out our Workforce Readiness page for more details.

HRCI Certification Support

Each Spring and Fall, HRCI Certification Preparation Courses are hosted through CHRA and discounted prices given to CHRA members. This is a great opportunity to prepare yourself for the certification exam and increase your professional value!

Monthly Newsletter

The online Monthly Newsletter is filled with valuable articles, new member spotlights, the President's message, reminders of upcoming events, etc. and is delivered to your email inbox at the beginning of each month.

Professional and Career Development

Along with its monthly education meetings, CHRA offers half day workshops on various subjects, along with two annual conference: the annual Spring Conference (typically each April) and the annual Fall Conference (typically in November) which focuses more specifically on employment law and regulatory updates. CHRA members always receive a discounted rate to attend.

Diversity & Community Outreach

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee not only awards organizations each year for their commitment to promote diversity within their company, but has also broadened the scope of its mission to promote diversity by acting as a resource to share information, valuable resources, and opportunities.

Online Membership Directory

Only CHRA members have access to the list of fellow members, and they can be easily searched on our user-friendly Membership Directory. Service providers can be sorted by their industry, making it easy to find an organization to help you in a time of need.

Benefits & Compensation Surveys

CHRA has partnered with WageAccess® to provide members with current and accurate salary and benefits survey results at an extremely competitive price. For more information, visit our Salary Benefits and Survey page.

SHRM Student Chapters

The College Relations Committee organizes CHRA resources and professional members to benefit local aspiring Human Resource professionals and their future employers through support, development and networking opportunities for college students. The committee ensures support for local student SHRM chapters, unaffiliated HR students and promotion of the HR career choice.

Special Provision for Members in Transition

Upon renewal, any unemployed CHRA member in transition may request and be granted a one-time only membership dues waiver for one year from the individual's member expiration date, provided the individual is a member in good standing or has a membership that has been lapsed for no more than 60 days.

Vendor Benefit

Vendor Networking Groups (VNG’s) are member-driven networking groups designed to facilitate the exchange of connections and business development leads to deliver tangible opportunities that bring value to the HR Practitioners’ organizations. These groups meet once a month and focus on building individual relationships with other vendor's to help each vendor's business development.





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