Committees/Interest Groups

Looking for a great way to get more involved in Metro Milwaukee SHRM and the profession? Join a committee or Special Interest Group (SIG)!  Committees are the backbone of our organization, providing us with support to our certification, educational conference, membership, and networking activities.  Special Interest Groups are focused groups whose members come together to share information about specific areas of the HR profession.

Each SIG holds monthly meetings from September through June.  Each is devoted to the sharing of best practices and the on-going development of the SIG members.  SIGs also provide a personal and email network for members to share ideas and ask questions.

Becoming a member of either a committee or a SIG provides an opportunity for leadership, career development, education, and networking. Listed below are the current SIGs and Committees:

Legislative SIG

To educate Metro Milwaukee SHRM members on pending and current legislation including judicial rulings on federal, state and local HR issues. To advance the profession by providing MMSHRM members the opportunities to influence the outcome of pending legislation and by providing a voice to legislators on work place issues.

Certification Committee

To promote professional development through the certification process with the objective of certifying as many members as possible.  The Committee plans and conducts two training programs each year (Spring and Fall), preparing members for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP examination.

Workforce Diversity, Readiness & Inclusion SIG

To provide technical expertise and program leadership on issues that impact workplace diversity, equal employment opportunity, fair employment laws, and affirmative action to Metro Milwaukee SHRM members.  In addition, to build bridges to the community so that Metro Milwaukee SHRM and its members are recognized as a potential source of jobs for people who benefit from workforce readiness training and events.

Employment Practices SIG

To provide a variety of resources with which to educate HR Professionals on employment practices of member organizations, including employee relations and employment law issues and trends.


To provide networking activities that enhances the personal relationships within the association, the profession, and he community.

HR Department of One SIG

To address the unique need of those who have a unique need not based on their being a specialist, rather on their being a generalist.  To provide educational opportunities tailored to the needs of the member that is a one-person HR “Department” and to create a network of resources for these members to call upon for answers to their day-to-day questions. 

Membership/Young Professionals SIG

To broaden the reach of Metro Milwaukee SHRM and enhance programs and services to better encourage new member growth and member retention.  In addition, to provides a liaison between Metro Milwaukee SHRM and area universities keeping SHRM Student Chapters informed of activities related to the HR profession.

Performance and Development SIG

To serve the professional by being an information resource to Metro Milwaukee SHRM members on performance and development issues, and continually foster professional development within the committee membership. Also, to advance the profession by identifying key issues facing local businesses and offering resources to our members and the companies they serve. Grow the organization through networking at meetings and program offerings.

Talent Acquisition SIG


To promote professional development via interaction with other Talent Acquisition professionals at monthly meetings and stay abreast of new recruitment tools, trends and strategies.

Total Rewards SIG

To provide educational programs in the areas of Compensation and Benefits for Metro Milwaukee SHRM members and to foster interaction among members with an interest in this area of the profession.



The Metro Milwaukee SHRM Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Committees put on valuable programs that you won’t want to miss. Participation is a member-only feature and at the beginning of each month we send out a digest of programs being presented by each SIG in the weeks ahead.  There is no cost to be a member of a SIG and you can attend any program presented by any SIG at no charge to you.  Over the course of a year, our SIGs present more than 60 educational opportunities for our members!

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