Q. Who is eligible to join SAHRA?
A. Regular SAHRA membership can be granted to HR practitioners (both exempt and non-exempt), vendors and consultants who serve HR professionals, employment/labor attorneys, and academicians. Other types of membership are available for students, and individuals who do not qualify for membership in other categories but have an interest in HR. There are specific requirements in each category which can be found in the SAHRA By-Laws. Memberships are not transferable, and remain with the individual it was originally assigned to, exempt in the case of Corporate Memberships.
Q. What are the monthly meetings like?
A. Monthly meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Meetings typically include a speaker who discusses a topic relevant to the HR professional and a buffet lunch. When possible, speakers are pre-certified for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.
Q. What opportunities are there for professional development?
A. In addition to the professional development that occurs at monthly meetings (see question above), SAHRA hold one half-day and one full-day professional development event annually. These events are generally certified for HRCI and SHRM recertification credit and cover topics relevant to the HR profession.