Frequently Asked Questions


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Who is HRMAC?

HRMAC is Chicagoland's premier resource for advancing workplace strategy and leadership. HRMAC membership is comprised of 500 Chicago area organizations with a network of over 5,000 HR Professionals representing small private companies to multi-national public corporations from every business sector. With an unmatched tradition of fellowship, education and leadership, HRMAC is the oldest human resources organization in the country. Do you have more questions? Click here

Vision Statement

Mission Statement

How can you power your future with HRMAC?

  • Exclusive member savings for dozens of HRMAC events, including the annual one-day conference, SUMMIT
  • Member access to HRMAC's library of recorded webinars, free to members
  • Earn certification credit hours while networking at educational events
  • Interest Groups that deliver unique programs annually, all of which are free to HRMAC members
  • A welcoming community of HR professionals where you can elevate your personal brand and leadership profile through volunteer opportunities including speaking and/or writing for HRLeader

Why Join HRMAC?

  • Influence the Chicago area HR industry through volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Leverage HRMAC’s expertise and education as training for your own HR teams
  • And much more... Click here for a full list of benefits

How Much are Membership Dues?

HRMAC's membership model has evolved and joining is now easier and more intuitive than ever. With dues based on your needs, you're sure the find a membership option that works for you. Learn more

How Do I Join HRMAC?

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What Are HRMAC’s Membership Categories?

HRMAC is pleased to offer four membership categories. View them here.

Why has HRMAC introduced a new membership model?

To provide greater access and options to HR practitioners and the organizations that support their success. The HRMAC Board of Directors evaluated the membership model and how it works for our current and future members. The new, simplified model considers the way organizations and individuals invest in their professional development. The new approach is simple, inclusive, and focused on the future of the Chicago HR community. The new membership model went into effect April 2019. Company memberships (Unlimited, 10- and 5-packs) and individual memberships expire one year after the date of purchase. Do you have more questions? Click here.

How Do I Know If My Company is a HRMAC Member?

Contact HRMAC Headquarters at or 312.981.6790.

How Can I Get My Company to Join HRMAC?

A HRMAC staff member will be happy to talk to you further about the benefits of a corporate membership and gladly send you membership materials to present to your HR team.

Is HRMAC Affiliated with SHRM?

No. HRMAC is a local, independent association with a company-based membership of nearly 500 Chicago area organizations with a network of over 6,000 HR professionals. HRMAC is not affiliated with any other HR organization.

Does HRMAC Offer PHR/SPHR/GPHR Re-certification Credits?

HRMAC is an approved provider authorized by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The majority of HRMAC's programs count toward the PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification.

What Volunteer Opportunities does HRMAC Offer?

HRMAC members have a number of opportunities to volunteer.  These opportunities vary by level of commitment and include education, content, and recognition of HR practices and people. HRMAC issues a call for volunteers annually in April. Look out for your invitation to join a committee. Opportunities are only open to HRMAC members.

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My company is interested in sponsoring a HRMAC event. Do I have to join HRMAC at an Unlimited, 10 or 5-Pack in order to sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities are available to HRMAC members – regardless of membership level. HRMAC members who exhibit will enjoy a significant discount on their booth package.

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