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SHRM Kansas City has some exciting news to share...

We are gearing up to kick-off the SHRM-KC Mentorship Program and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Kansas City, Mo., January 19, 2024 - Calling all Mentors and Mentees!  Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to share your wisdom, or a fresh face eager to soak up knowledge, this mentorship program is tailor made for you. We believe in the power of learning from one another, and this is your chance to dive into a world of growth and connection.

What’s in it for Mentors?

    • Make a difference in someone’s career journey.

    • Earn up to 3 CEU’s towards your certification each year. 
    • Expand your leadership and coaching skills.
    • Connect with like-minded professionals.
    • Boost your own personal and professional growth.

What’s in it for Mentees?

    • As an Emerging professional, employed as a full-time human resources professional with less than two years of experience, not currently or previously as SHRM-KC Member, you may join SHRM-KC for one year for only $50.
    • Gain insights from an experienced HR mentor.
    • Receive guidance to navigate your HR career path.
    • Expand your network within the HR community.
    • Unleash your full HR potential with a mentor by your side.


Expectations: The Mentor will provide advice and guidance based on their own knowledge and experiences to support the Mentee’s personal and professional goals and will assist the Mentee in developing a plan for achieving those goals. 


Meetings: The Mentor and Mentee will have regular meetings (at least 4-6 times over the course of a year) and at a mutually agreed upon time and place.  As preferred by the Mentor and Mentee, meetings may occur via video chat, phone, or in-person.  Scheduled times should be treated with the same respect as other business meetings and not be cancelled unless it is unavoidable.


How to Join: Ready to dive in?  Awesome! Just email Monique Todd, Director of Emerging Professionals, at

Whether you’re ready to be a guiding light or seeking someone to light the way, we’ve got a spot for you.


Important Dates:

Registration opens:  January 19, 2024 and closes on February 19, 2024.

Mentors and Mentee’s will be matched after February 19th and will get their matched Mentor or Mentee before February 29.

Program Duration:  March 1 – November 30, 2024.


Spread the Word!  Know someone who would be a perfect Mentor or Mentee? Share the love and let them know about this fantastic opportunity. 

Let’s make this mentorship program a game-changer for everyone involved. Together we will elevate our careers, foster our connections and create a community that thrives on shared knowledge.

Ready to Grow? We thought so, see you in the Mentorship Lane!

SHRM-KC Awarded

For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

Kansas City, Mo., May 16, 2023 - SHRM recently awarded SHRM-KC its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter's accomplishments in 2022.

The EXCEL Award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources. 

"SHRM's impact on the world of work is due to the dedication and efforts of our chapters and state councils like SHRM-KC. The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by SHRM-KC - it's also recognition of their focus and determination to cause the effect to make great workplaces," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president, and chief executive officer of SHRM. "Their HR leadership is exemplary."

The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. SHRM-KC will receive recognition in SHRM publications at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

Throughout 2022, a major focus of the SHRM-KC Board was to re-establish in person engagement opportunities for chapter members. The first initiative was to offer in person and virtual attendance options for their monthly educational programs. The second initiative was to provide consistent support and resources to members related to diversity., equity, inclusion and belonging - meeting their members "where they were" on their DEIB journey. Finally, for the first time post-COVID, SHRM-KC was able to re-connect with over 15 area universities to promote, and successfully host, their semi-annual student networking roundtables with HR professionals.  

For more information about SHRM-KC, visit

About SHRM

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