• Professional Award

Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management
Professional Awards Program


The Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM) has established a professional awards program encouraging continuing education in the human resources field.

The annual $1,000 award will be given to a GMA SHRM member to support his or her professional development.

Examples of covered eligible programs include:

Attendance at a National/State SHRM conference
Post-secondary degree in business or human resources related discipline
Support of certification or re-certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CEBS, etc.)
Certificate programs in business or human resources related discipline

Eligible applicants for the GMA SHRM Professional Awards Program must meet the following criteria:

Currently working in an HR related field
Current GMA SHRM Board Members are not eligible

Professionals who receive 80-100% tuition reimbursement from their employer are not eligible to use this award for tuition reimbursement.

To Apply
To be considered for the professional award, applicants must email one (1) pdf file containing the following information to chapteradmin@gmashrm.org.  Do not use the body of the email for any required portions below.

Brief one page purpose statement explaining how continuing education or professional certification will enhance your HR career
Current resume
List all volunteer activities, including SHRM and relevant organizations including all community activities in which you have participated without pay.  Note all special awards, honors, and offices held. If you have participated in a research project, please include that experience as well.

All applications must be received by Friday, April 17th, 2020 to be considered.

Award Provisions
Award recipients will be selected by the Professional Awards Committee based on demonstration of leadership qualities and interest in the human resources field, GMA SHRM participation, and a dedication to the advancement of the HR field.

The award program opens February 3, 2020 and all applications must be emailed in one (1) pdf file by April 17th, 2020 to be considered. Application materials should be sent to chapteradmin@gmashrm.org.

All applicants will be notified of the results by May 8th, 2020. The award will be paid on a reimbursement basis, pending a one-time submission of receipts for course work or program activity. Recipients must use monetary contributions within one year of receipt.

Additional Information
Questions regarding the professional award program should be directed to chapteradmin@gmashrm.org.

The Greater Madison Area SHRM and its Professional Awards Committee reserve the right to alter or change this program. Any tax liability is the responsibility of the recipient.