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    The Louisiana SHRM State Council represents human resource professionals in the State of Louisiana and is supported through the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 285,000 members in over 165 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

    The Louisiana SHRM State Council is part of SHRM's Southwest Central Region. The Southwest Central Region consists of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

    Louisiana has 9 local SHRM chapters across the state, each that provide Human Resources programming and networking opportunities in their local area. In addition, there are ten student chapters which connect college students in the state to SHRM.

    Louisiana SHRM Vision

    The vision of the Louisiana SHRM Council is to be the voice of the Human Resource profession throughout Louisiana in matters relating to business, legislative issues, and professional development.

    Mission Statement

    LASHRM’s mission is to provide Human Resource strategic direction and guidance to  local state chapters, businesses, organizations and the human resource professionals in our state by:

    Leading change

    Advocating for HR in Louisiana

    Supporting Diversity & Inclusion

    Helping to Advance the HR Profession

    Resource & Guidance through Partnerships

    Mentoring Current & Future HR Professionals


    Louisiana SHRM Strategic Goals

    On February 3, 2017, the Louisiana SHRM State Council held a strategic planning session to set the course of Louisiana HR for the next three years.

    As a result of this intense, full-day meeting, the following goals and initiatives were adopted:

    1. Serve Louisiana Human Resources Professionals
      • Over the next three (2017, 2018, 2019), create synergistic relationships with our local chapters through collaboration, networking and support that strengthens the partnership between the Council and local chapters in Louisiana.
    2. Be the Voice of HR in the State of Louisiana
      • By 2020, have State and Local Legislature and media outlets think of Louisiana SHRM or its affiliate chapters as the first point of contact in the state for input on all issues related to Human Capital.
    3. Create a succession plan and diversify the State Council
      • By December 31, 2020, increase new volunteers by 6 in order to create a diverse qualified pool of future council volunteers.

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    Click here to obtain contact information for your nearest local Louisiana SHRM Chapter. Information on how to join that chapter can be found on their chapter web page.