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CHRA provides many opportunities for you to get involved. Get to know other HR professionals, build leadership skills, and give back to the community.  And by the way…CHRA members who volunteer are eligible to receive up to 3 HRCI credits per year for serving on a Committee! To join a Committee, please complete our volunteer form. You can also contact CHRA at We look forward to hearing from you!

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CHRA Committees:

Affiliate Involvement 

Creates value for Affiliate members through the support of various programs specifically aimed to give Affiliate members a face among the Professional membership. Various programs overseen include sponsorship at Quarterly Network Events, the Annual Affiliate Meeting and our Vendor Network Group(s). Collaborates closely with the Director, Membership Development, Director, Marketing, and Director, Membership Services to increase affiliate membership, market CHRA and its affiliates to the professional members and provide education and development opportunities.

College Relations

Develops student chapters at local colleges and universities, including traditional on-line universities with physical locations in the area. Serves at Board liaison to each established student chapter. Develops strategies to connect students and student chapter members with general membership for mutual benefit. Partners with Director, Membership Development to establish annual goals for recruiting new student members and student renewals. Represents the Board in student chapter recognition activities. Stimulates, promotes, encourages, and supports the Human Resource career choice to college students and helps to connect graduating students into the professional arena and help promote their continued memberships. Check out our Student Resources site.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee's mission is to educate the membership and those with whom we come into contact to embrace diversity as a foundation for building healthy, inclusive and successful workplaces in the Baltimore metropolitan area. CHRA will be an inclusive and welcoming community in which every individual is respected. The D&I Committee develops the association's programs and positions regarding issues of diversity in the workplace. Provides information concerning diversity to the membership. Plans the annual membership meeting on the topic of diversity, and managers the annual diversity award nomination, selection and presentation process.  See the Diversity and Inclusion page.

Government Affairs - Fall HR Employment Law/Legislative Conference

Responsible for planning a full-day fall event that strives to provide worthwhile educational opportunities for the professional development of HR practitioners which focuses on Employment Law and Legislative/Regulatory Updates. Determines appropriate popular or important regulatory topics from the prior General Session. Determines the venue, reviews speaker proposals and makes the selections of presentations. The Director, and Committee Members call upon vendors to sponsor the conference, coordinates the logistics of the event and oversees the activities on the day of conference.

Government Affairs - Legislative Updates

Informs association membership of legislative issues related to human resource management practice. Collaborate on behalf of the association with SHRM, the Maryland State Council, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and other employment-related interest groups to influence legislative issues in a manner consistent with the association's values and mission. Produces position papers and/or articles articulating CHRA's position on various legislative matters. Plans opportunities for membership to engage in the legislative process. Take a look at the Government Affairs Committee pages.



Provides marketing strategies for all association activities, programs and initiatives in order to expand the reach and message of the CHRA brand. Collaborates with each Board member's work in order to understand his/her work and determine marketing potentials and venues. Creates and implements marketing action plans designed to advance the interests of the association, including but not limited to ensuring the consistency of the overall message (website, marketing collateral), and looks to increase the utilization of our social media efforts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) as a benefit to current members and an avenue to attract new members. Will function as a public relations agent for CHRA. Will work closely with the MD State Council to make sure that all of CHRA's events are posted on their website. Responsible for brand oversight of the CHRA website with recommendations for change given to Executive Director. See Marketing's Sponsorship and Advertisement information.


Member Services

Responsible for developing, maintaining and overseeing membership services. This includes but is not limited to the Member Partner Program, new member orientations, monitoring and encouraging involvement in the online discussion forums, and coordinating any ad hoc special events that are for the benefit of members. Promotes CHRA’s Job Board. Partners closely with the Director, Membership Development regarding recruiting members up for renewal, and engage Corporate Elite and Complete members.


Membership Development


Solicits, recruits and attracts new members to the association. Establishes an annual goal for total membership including specialty membership such as Corporate Elite and Corporate Complete. Proactively monitors membership renewals and partners with the Director, Membership Services to help retain members. Markets CHRA to prospective members. Provides assistance to the Member Services committee for new employee welcoming and orientation activities as needed. Learn more about CHRA membership.

Foundation & Community Involvement

Director, Foundation & Community Involvement will liaise between CHRA and CHRF Boards and report back on all Foundation-related items, serve as the program director for CHRA’s defined community initiatives and recommend fund raising initiatives to support community involvement programs.


Professional Development

Plans and schedules the association's monthly membership meetings. Uses member needs assessment data to determine topics, speakers, menus and locations for meetings. Contracts for speakers and arranges necessary speaker accommodations. Arranges facilities, equipment, food and beverages for all association membership activities and events with the exception of the Spring and Fall conference. Partners with other Board members to ensure schedules and needs are clearly articulated. Evaluates programs presented and reports results to the Board.


Spring Conference 

The Spring Conference Committee is responsible for planning a full-day spring event that strives to provide worthwhile educational opportunities for the professional development of HR practitioners. The committee determines the venue, reviews speaker proposals and makes the selections of presentations, calls upon vendors to sponsor the conference, coordinates the logistics of the event and oversees the activities on the day of conference.


Workforce Readiness

This director works with a committee to monitor and evaluate local activities concerning workforce readiness issues and plans and encourages chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena. The director presents a report or provides updates to the chapter president and fellow chapter members and works in cooperation with state-level workforce readiness advocates. Visit the Workforce Readiness page.


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