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March 7, 2017 Presentation content is now available.  Click here.


Peter Veglahn Scholarship Information

The Peter Veglahn Memorial Scholarship serves as a memorial to Peter “Pete” Veglahn who was a long time member of the Shenandoah Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SVSHRM) and a member of the Virginia SHRM State Council. Through Pete’s work on behalf of SHRM and his career as a professor at James Madison University, he made many positive contributions to the advancement of the human resource profession.

  • for current college students
  • application is available January to May each spring; the 2017 deadline is March 20
  • The scholarship is administered through the Community Foundation Central Blue Ridge.  For the 2017 application, click here:


BRCC Announces HRCI-Approved Courses for Spring 2017

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OR click on Events from the SVSHRM main menu and choose "Certification Credit Opportunity" from the top drop-down menu.


VASHRM State Conference Registration is open!

The conference planning committee for the VA SHRM State Conference is busy making preparations for the conference. They are excited about the event and have many excellent speakers, sponsors and exhibitors planned.  The conference will be March 12-15 at the Williamsburg Lodge. 

Early Bird Pricing is in effect: people who sign up before December 31, 2016, get a really good deal - $499 for the whole conference or $150 off the price.


Leadership Breakfast Presentation

11/8/16 - click here

SVSHRM announces Emily Sterrett Memorial Scholarship

The SVSHRM Board has decided to start a scholarship in memory of a long time SVSHR Mmember and board chair, Emily Sterrett. Emily passed away in October of 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was an active member in our chapter and served as co-chair of the SVSHRM Certification Committee for over ten years. Emily was responsible for and directed the Essentials of Human Resources class and the PHR/SPHR study course through SHRM.  With this, the board has decided to offer two scholarships in her memory; one for admission and materials for the EHRM course, and one for the HRCI preparation course.
To be considered, applicants should submit a document of 250 words or less informing the SVSHRM Board why they are taking the course and why they should be selected for the scholarship. Please submit your materials electronically to: .The deadline to submit your document for scholarship consideration for the HRCI scholarship is February 28, 2014.

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July Chapter Meeting: Respect for Differences in the Workplace

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September Chapter Meeting: New Leader Integration: A Tool to Build Leadership Capabilities

Fifth Annual Virginia Legal Forum

October Meeting: Where Are We Headed? Population, Employment,&Development Trends in The Valley

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