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What is the value of being a member of the Howard County HR Society?

  • Your connection with a professional, welcoming HR community
  • The resources for your professional, business, and career growth
  • Strategic content for learning best practices, important information on new issues, and current/future trends
  • A key partnership with the business, academic, and social organizations in Howard County
  • HRCI and SHRM certification credits
  • Volunteer opportunities with our Board of Directors and Committees
  • Having a voice/advocacy with local and state government


Notes about being a member of HoCo HRS

  • HoCo HRS memberships are active for 365 days from join date
  • You have the option of paying for meetings as you attend, or you can choose to be an "all-inclusive member"
  • All-inclusive membership includes your annual membership fee plus the cost of 10 meetings.
  • Not sure that you want to join right away? Come check us out! First time guests are always free!
  • Non-members and guests are welcome to join us at any monthly meeting - cost is $30
  • Starting March 1, 2020 - a $5 fee will be added on for anyone who does not pre-register for our monthly meetings


Membership Options (effective March 1, 2020)

Professional SHRM Members

  • This membership is for professionals working in HR who are also National SHRM members
  • Annual membership rate: $65
  • Price of monthly meeting: $20
  • All-inclusive price: $205


Professional Non-SHRM Members

  • This membership is for professionals working in HR, but are NOT National SHRM members
  • Annual membership rate: $75
  • Price of monthly meeting: $20
  • All-inclusive price: $215


Associate Members

  • This membership is for professionals who do not work in an HR-related position
  • Annual membership rate: $75
  • Price of monthly meeting: $20
  • All-inclusive price: $215


Student Members

  • This membership is for anyone who is enrolled in an HR-related degree program
  • Please note: A transcript must be sent to [email protected] as proof of active student status before submitting payment for this membership type.
  • Annual membership rate: $20
  • Price of monthly meeting: $5