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Welcome to the Central Wisconsin SHRM!

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


One low membership fee for the entire 2016 calendar year of $150.00.

Join CWSHRM: To become a member of CWSHRM you will need to complete the form at After you complete the membership form, your membership status will be set as "PENDING" and you will receive an email confirming your membership submission. You will then receive an invoice from our chapter treasurer requesting payment.  Payment may be made via credit card, bank transfer, or check.  

Once your membership dues are received, your status will be set to "ACTIVE" and you will receive a confirmation email stating your membership has been accepted for 2016.

Please contact Krissy Rodewald, Membership Director, at with any questions regarding membership!

Online Tutorial Pathway


SHRM is proud of your achievements and recognizes the time, money and energy you have invested. As an organization committed to its members, SHRM will continue to support and recognize your expertise.

Now your path to even greater opportunity is simple and clear. Your existing HR certification constitutes your eligibility to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP which indicates to the global HR community that you have the competencies, knowledge and skills to perform effectively in today's ever-changing workplace.

If you are a current holder of an HR generalist certification (including: PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP and IPMA-CP*) or obtain your certification by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM's new certification—at no cost—by completing the following three simple steps by December 31, 2015:

  • Document that your current certification is in good standing.
  • Sign the SHRM Code of Ethics.
  • Complete a brief online tutorial focusing on HR competencies.

Once you complete this process, you will earn the new SHRM credential and begin a three-year SHRM recertification cycle.



Format of the Online Tutorial Pathway​​​​​

  • The online tutorial is an educational program that focuses on the eight behavioral competencies found in the SHRM Competency Model and the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK).
  • The tutorial comprises five modules, including an interactive tool to create an individual Competency Self-Portrait, as well as an opportunity to experience the scenario-based questions on the SHRM certification exams.
  • The scenarios and question examples are not scored, but rather serve to provide exposure to how SHRM is assessing competencies in our exams.

Determining Certification Level for Online Tutorial Pathway
If you hold an existing senior- or advanced-level certification, you are eligible for the more senior of the new SHRM certifications, the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

If you hold an existing generalist- or professional-level certification, you are eligible for the correlating new SHRM certification, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

HR Generalist Certification Programs Eligible for the Online Tutorial Pathway**

Eligible for SHRM-CP Eligible for SHRM-SCP Credential Sponsor
HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
  IPMA-CP International Public Managment Association
for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

Will I have to give up my current credential in order to obtain the new SHRM certification?
You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM Certification.

Does this mean SHRM will no longer support my existing certification?
SHRM understands the time and energy you’ve invested in to obtaining your existing credentials and our goal is to make earning the new SHRM credential as simple as is reasonably possible to ensure your continued success. We are committed to ensuring that the certification our certificants achieve is highly valued and distinguishes them in the marketplace.

Since most currently available certifications focus primarily on knowledge over competency, SHRM has undertaken the development of a comprehensive learning and assessment tool. The new SHRM certifications are the new standard for HR professionals around the globe, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are among the first HR certifications that are focused on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and competencies.

*PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP and HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications. SHRM has no rights to the “IPMA” trademark, and IPMA-CP is not a SHRM certification. Other HR generalist credentials may also qualify based on SHRM’s review. Please e-mail for more information.


Salary Surveys

CWSHRM is partnering with MRA – The Management Association

  Wage & Salary Surveys 

NEW THIS YEAR: MRA’s surveys are being offered in place of the Central Wisconsin SHRM Compensation and Benefits Survey. Through a special partnership with MRA, CWSHRM members can participate in MRA’s Wage and Salary surveys for a price of $250 per survey. MRA’s surveys are respected in the marketplace for credible, high-quality data, which is a result of strong partnerships with members and participants. With valuable robust data, the surveys offered can help you find out if your compensation is in line, determine how your company stands compared to the competition, and ensure you are recruiting and retaining the top talent you need. CWSHRM members who participate in MRA surveys in 2016 will receive a PDF of the report when it is published. A report includes final results and insights for Wisconsin as well as the Midwest.

2016 Surveys

Questionnaire sent January 2016
Deadline: April 1, 2016
CWSHRM member participants - $250 (PDF); CWSHRM member non-participants - $775 (PDF)
Report published: May 2016

Questionnaire sent in February 2016
Deadline: April 15, 2016
CWSHRM member participants - $250 (PDF); CWSHRM member non-participants - $775 (PDF)
Report published: June 2016

Questionnaire sent in February 2016
Deadline: April 15, 2016
CWSHRM member participants - $250 (PDF); CWSHRM member non-participants - $775 (PDF)
Report published: July 2016

Questionnaire sent in June 2016
Deadline: July 2016
CWSHRM member participants - $250 (PDF); CWSHRM member non-participants - $775 (PDF)
Report published: October 2016


How to Participate

Two ways to participate: 1.) Watch for your special invitation to participate in surveys; 2.) Email the Survey Department at to indicate your interest to participate. Include your company name, first and last name, email address and the titles of the surveys you would like to participate in. MRA will email you right away with the survey link/s and a unique, confidential ID so you can begin.

For more information contact MRA’s Survey Department, 800.488.4845, ext. 3508 or

If you have any questions regarding the salary survey, please feel free to contact Bob Heyman at




Upcoming Events

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  • December 8, 2016 (All day)

    No monthly meeting in December

  • January 5, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am
    Dudley Building Dudley Conference Rm – 1st Floor 500 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI

    Register Here!

    Please join us for an open forum on Wage and Hour, facilitated by Sara Ackermann with Ruder Ware.

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  • January 12, 2017 - 7:30am to 10:00am
    Jefferson Street Inn 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403 Phone: 715-845-6500 Fax: 715-845-3133 Email:

    Registration - 7:15am - 7:30am / Meeting starts at 7:30am

    Click Here to Register! Sign up today!! 


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Central Wisconsin SHRM


    (Central Wisconsin Society for Human Resources)
    Superior Award Winning Chapter


    "The mission of CWSHRM is to provide information, education, leadership, and networking opportunities to promote excellence and professionalism in Human Resource Management."


    CWSHRM is an award–winning affiliate chapter of National SHRM and one of fifteen Wisconsin chapters. Over 180 members represent a broad spectrum of Central Wisconsin's business community. CWSHRM provides members various services and benefits to enhance professional development.


    2016 meetings will be held at the Jefferson Inn, Wausau, on the second Thursday of most months. Our meetings provide opportunities to share information and network with fellow Human Resource Professionals plus speakers who share their expertise on various workplace issues, practices, and legislation impacting on human resources.  The cost of the breakfast and lunch meetings are included in the annual membership fee. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of $30.00 per meeting. Advance reservations are required. Contact our Hospitality Director to register.


    The current annual membership fee (Jan–Dec) is $150.00. Please click the join now feature on the upper right hand side of this page and someone will contact you shortly.  For more information contact Krissy Rodewald, Membership Director at


    Click here for an application to become a national SHRM member.


    Are you interested in presenting at one of CWSHRM's 2016 membership meetings?

    If so, please send an email to