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2018 MNSHRM State Conference October 14-16
River's Edge Convention Center - St. Cloud, MN



  • Networking with Minnesota HR Professionals

  • Professional Development

  • Continuing Education

  • Business Strategies and Best Practices

2018 Keynote Speakers


Sam Richter  
Sam is an internationally recognized expert on sales intelligence and online reputation management. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world's most famous brands.


Steve Gilliand
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA.

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MNSHRM State Council Openings

Looking for a way to become involved?

We have several positions open on the MN SHRM State Council and are looking for interested candidates.  If you or someone you know is interested in any of the positions please let us know!   We currently are in search of the following:

  • Communications/Technology Director
  • Foundation Director
  • Workforce Readiness Director

To find out more please contact:

Tiffany Kuehl, State Council Director


Jewel Thurman, State Council Director Elect


Welcome Letter from the State Council
Welcome to the Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management (MNSHRM). We ARE your go-to resource for “all things HR” in Minnesota! We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management and offer resources and information for members of local SHRM affiliate chapters in Minnesota, SHRM members, and anyone interested in human resources.
2016 was a great year for MNSHRM and 2017 promises to be even better! Our volunteer leaders attended an AWESOME Leadership Conference in January and our Conference Committee is planning our annual State Conference for October. Additionally, our local chapters are hard at work providing professional development and networking opportunities.    
Information on the chapters throughout Minnesota is available under the Membership tab above.  If you don't currently belong to a chapter, I urge you to check it out.  Chapters provide education, knowledge, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Chapter membership is separate from SHRM membership.

Our website calendar lists HR-related events around the State, including chapter meetings and training opportunities. If you would like to add an event to our calendar, submit it to
If you would like to post a Minnesota (or border community) HR job on our website, please go to the Career Center tab. There is a $50 fee to post a job.
There are no State Council membership fees or dues to access these resources. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to click on "Contact Us." Please take some time to browse our website, investigate our chapters, and learn more about human resources as well as our beautiful land of 10,000 lakes. Come back often to see what’s new!
Yours in service,

Tiffany Kuehl, SHRM-CP
MNSHRM State Council Director




2017 Recipient of the Teresa Knutson Award for Professional Excellence

  • 6/15/17 - Spring 2017 SHRM Foundation Certification and Seminar Scholarships Winners Are In! We're excited to announce the Minnesota recipients of our Certification and Seminar Scholarships! The scholarships go to current student and professional SHRM members with financial need, relevant work and volunteer experience, and a passion for HR.
    • Austin Vogler - Certification
    • Emmy Lenzen - Certification

Please visit the SHRM Foundation Scholarship Page for additional information!


Announcing the 2017 Chapter of the Year Award Recipients!

  Omega Szweuik - Arrowhead HRA

Julie Schulte - Central MN SHRM

Jerry Olson - Hiawatha Valley SHRM

  Julie Schulke - Lakes Area HRA

Kim Savaria - North Star SHRM

Amy Haney - Northland HRA

Sandy Feehan - Rochester SHRM

Shannon Miller - South Central SHRM

JD Qualley - Southern Minnesota HRA

Melanie Olsen - Twin Cities SHRM

Ashley Phillips- West Central MN SHRM

Kelsey Franzen - Winona SHRM

Congratulations to Connie Larson
2016 Recipient of the Teresa Knutson Award for Professional Excellence


SHRM Minnesota State Council receives prestigious SHRM award for Advancing the HR Profession

Alexandria, VA, March 16, 2016:  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the MNSHRM Minnesota State Council its prestigious EXCEL Silver Award for the council’s accomplishments in 2015. The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils with SHRM’s goals. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession. The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. MNSHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and special signage to display at its meetings and events.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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