• Mission, Vision, & Values



To offer Madison area HR professionals high quality professional development and networking opportunities with the goal to educate, share ideas, shape experiences, and build lasting relationships.



Equip and inspire HR professionals to lead and build a better workplace and community.



Our values are our core beliefs that drive our behavior and decision making in all of our endeavors. We are committed to (being):

  • Promote Life-Long Learning
    We encourage members to continually grow and develop professionally through the encouragement and support of their attainment of the highest standards of competence in the HR profession. 
  • Build Business Acumen
    We support the continued development of our members’ business acumen in order to enhance and advance our members' role as a trusted advisor and effective business partner. 
  • Encourage Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    We recognize differences between people and acknowledge these differences are a valued asset.  We value rich diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and styles.  We promote diversity, equity and inclusion within our board of directors and enable our members to leverage these competencies in their organizations and communities.
  • Foster Connections and Long-Lasting Relationships
    Our members are the heart of our chapter. We value and encourage the active engagement and interaction of all chapter members - from students to executives. In Human Resources, we’re the “people” people, and together we can build each other up, create better workplaces, and ultimately contribute to a better community and world around us
  • Act with Integrity
    We act in a professional, ethical and fiscally responsible manner. The Chapter volunteer leaders model these behaviors and encourage the same in order to enhance the credibility and value of the HR profession. 

GMA SHRM Standards

We measure our success in the following ways:

  • Member satisfaction.
  • Resources and services provided to our membership.
  • Quality outcomes in programming, resources, etc.
  • Investments of time and money in the membership that have a payoff for the member as well as their organization.


GMA SHRM Chapter Bylaws


GMA SHRM Code of Professional Ethics