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CHRA provides many opportunities for you to become involved as a volunteer.






Volunteering with CHRA provides an opportunity to connect with other HR professionals, build your leadership skills, and contribute to the success of CHRA. Volunteers are also eligible to receive HRCI and SHRM credits for service on volunteer committees.


To join a Committee, please complete our volunteer interest form.

You must be a current CHRA member to volunteer on a CHRA Committee. 
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Members may volunteer to serve on ONE of the following Committees. Members may change their Committee at any time. If the Committee is full, CHRA invites you to select an alternative Committee. If you need assistance selecting a Committee that is right for you, please contact us at

CHRA Committees


Affiliate Involvement 

Creates value for Affiliate members through programs specifically aimed to give Affiliate members a face among the Professional membership. Programs include planning Quarterly Networking Events, the Annual Affiliate Meeting, and our Vendor Network Group(s). Serves 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 as liaison to each established student chapter. Develops strategies to connect students and student chapter members with general membership for mutual benefit. Stimulates, promotes, encourages, and supports the Human Resource career choice to college students and helps to connect graduating students into the professional arena.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee's mission is to educate the membership to embrace diversity as a foundation for building healthy, inclusive and successful workplaces. CHRA is 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. The Committee provides information concerning diversity to the membership. The Committee manages the annual diversity awards nomination, selection and presentation program.


Government Affairs - Fall HR Employment Law/Legislative Conference


The Committee plans the Annual Fall HR Employment Law/Legislative Conference with a focus on Employment Law and Legislative/Regulatory Updates. Determines the venue, reviews speaker proposals and makes the selections of presentations. The Director and Committee Members call upon vendors to sponsor the conference, coordinate the logistics of the event and oversee the event on the day of conference.

The Committee 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.  


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 goals and determine marketing opportunities. 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 manages CHRA's social media efforts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). Functions as a public relations representative for CHRA. Works closely with the MD State Council to ensure that all of CHRA's events are posted on their website.Responsible for CHRA brand oversight in collaboration with the Board and Executive Director. 


Member Services


Responsible for developing, maintaining and overseeing membership services. This includes the Member Partner Program, new member orientations, monitoring and encouraging involvement in the online discussion forums, and coordinating special events that are for the benefit of members. Promotes CHRA’s Job Board. Partners closely with the Director, Membership Development in recruiting members, obtaining renewals and engaging corporate members. 

Membership Development

Recruits new members to CHRA. Establishes an annual goal for total membership and special membership categories such as Corporate Elite and Corporate Complete. Proactively monitors membership renewals and partners with the Director, Membership Services to engage and retain members. Provides assistance to the Member Services committee for new employee welcoming and orientation activities as needed. 

Foundation & Community Involvement

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


Professional Development 


Due to popular demand, this Committee is now full. Please select another CHRA Committee at this time.


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 valuable educational opportunities for the professional development of HR practitioners. The committee determines the venue, reviews speaker proposals and makes the selections of presentations. The committee secures sponsors and vendors to support the conference and assists in facilitating the event on the day of the conference.


Workforce Readiness


The Workforce Readiness Committee works to monitor and evaluate activities concerning workforce readiness issues and plans and encourages chapter activities related to workforce readiness.The director presents a report and provides updates to the chapter president and members and works in cooperation with State-level workforce readiness advocates. 


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CHRA!


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