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Welcome to the Heart of Illinois HR Council!

 Welcome to the Heart of Illinois HR Council, #326!

I’m excited about what 2016 will bring to our chapter!   We are a local chapter and affiliate of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, a global HR organization with over 250,000 members world-wide! 

Whether you are new to human resources or an experienced leader, we look forward to providing you with opportunities to learn and grow in the HR profession.

Interested in joining our chapter?  Our dues are set at low prices to encourage enrollment for anyone interested.  They are paid on an annual basis from January through December of each year.  SHRM National members receive an additional discount.   By becoming a member, lunch prices are also reduced significantly.

We provide SHRM and HRCI approved programs, professional development information, and the opportunity to network with some of the Peoria area’s best and brightest HR professionals.

Generally, our chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month for lunch and to discuss the real- world HR issues affecting our members.   For those with SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, PHR/SPHR/GPHR designations, the Heart of Illinois HR Council is an excellent value to earn recertification credits.  With the exception of our February meeting, our meetings will be held this year at the Lariat Club.

Interested in becoming certified? HIHRC is a certified SHRM partner and offers classes up to two (2) times per year for certification as a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  Stay tuned because our prices can’t be beat!

Interested in volunteering?  Join us as we partner with local high school students and employers to provide interviewing and employment skills through the ELITE program or assist in veteran hiring with our partnership with the Salvation Army’s Partners for Good.

Interested in joining the HIHRC Board?  Ask a current or former board member for more information on running for the board (usually takes place in September – October of each year).

We encourage you to look around our website and learn more about us.  Please reach out to me or another board member with any questions or concerns.  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetings and events!

Nancy K. Wraight, SHRM-SCP, PHR – HIHRC Chapter President 2016

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  • December 14, 2016 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    Alexander's Steakhouse, Peoria, IL


    Fun and Festivities to end the year including The UGLY SWEATER and MOST ORIGINAL SWEATER CONTEST will be held. Wear your most hideous, horrid and horrible holiday sweater!



  • January 11, 2017 - 11:15am to 1:30pm
    Lariat Club, Peoria, IL


    Brian Bothast, Lead Safety and Occupational Health Specialist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Peoria, will discuss all aspects of an OSHA inspection and the safety and health programs you will want to have at your fingertips.

    He will also provide participants an update on...

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Heart of Illinois HR Council

    Welcome to the Heart of Illinois HR Council, SHRM Chapter # 326, where HR professionals in the Peoria area find professional development opportunities, networking, and resources.

    As a chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to HR management, we are an influential voice in the Society's mission to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

    You are invited to join us for our monthly programs, featuring leading edge speakers. Our goal is to have all meetings HRCI approved. Its our way of bringing value to you at each and every meeting.

    Our Current Newsletter - October 2016 (click here)

    Our newsletters provide valuable information to our chapter members regarding current activities going on in our chapter and timely updates from Board members.  Archived newsletters can be found in the Members Only section of the website.

    Our Mission

    To provide our members with the knowledge required to attain the highest standard of performance in human resource management. Our objective is to bring together diverse industries to provide professional development through high quality, responsive programs, with opportunities for open discussion.