Greenville Society for Human Resource Management
Greenville, South Carolina


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Founded in 1947 as Greenville Area Personnel Association (GAPA)

Affiliated in 2005 as the Greenville Chapter of SHRM (GSHRM)

Accepting the 2018 Pinnacle Award from SHRM(L to R: ADP Representative, Debra Ham, Steve Nail, Laura Bogardus, Robyn Knox, Leanne Fuller, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.) 

Over 500 Members
SHRM "Mega" status
in 2017

OVER 70% are dual members of GSHRM and SHRM


Greenville SHRM will be the preeminent human resources authority whose voice is sought on business leadership and people matters.


To cultivate and equip leaders in the workplace, connecting people through education as well as personal and professional growth.


  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Stewardship
Over 30% of GSHRM members have at least one professional HR certification: 


GSHRM values and promotes professional excellence through:

  1. High quality professional development
  2. Networking and mentoring exchange
  3. Motivated leadership
  4. Meaningful recognition programs
  5. By leveraging up-to-date information and tools


For Disability Awareness in 2018

For Workforce Readiness Efforts in 2009


GSHRM follows the SHRM code of ethics.

Members are expected to adhere to SHRM code of ethics core provisions in all areas including:

  1. Professional responsibility
  2. Professional development
  3. Ethical leadership
  4. Fairness and justice
  5. Conflicts of interest
  6. Use of information

VALUES Explained

Integrity. GSHRM acts with integrity, transparency, and honesty. Members and guests are treated with professionalism and respect.

Inclusiveness. GSHRM’s success is dependent upon the collective energy, diversity and dedication of its membership. We strive to foster a trusting, open and inclusive membership environment. Active engagement and interaction among all members is encouraged.

Leadership. GSHRM seeks to attract, develop and retain engaged and dedicated members. GSHRM offers leadership opportunities that are member-centric and diverse in content. Leadership structures may include formal volunteer roles (e.g. board members, committee directors, and sub-committee chairs) and informal volunteer roles (e.g. mentors, mentees, and social media contributors). By offering members the opportunity to provide local leadership, they are able to leverage their skill sets to positively and creatively impact the profession.

Professional Development. GSHRM sets high expectations for the member experience by offering a creative and fast-paced environment that is challenging, stimulating and rewarding. The chapter’s professional development offerings are an important demarcation of the organization, which is committed to providing value at every stage of the career life cycle. GSHRM supports members as they strive to achieve the highest standards of competence in the human resources profession.

GSHRM provides members with the up-to-date, relevant, and valued information needed to navigate the vast array of ever-changing and complex HR issues. Through GSHRM, members are better prepared to achieve their business and HR goals, control capital costs, minimize legal risk, operate more efficiently, and provide timely and exceptional HR guidance for their companies.

Stewardship. GSHRM is committed to building a thriving, financially stable organization that will continue to stand the test of time. The organization strives to model best practices by upholding our values, reputation and brand. GSHRM offers opportunities for members to take an active role in outreach activities that support our profession and our community.



Mailing Address:

PO Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606

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