Communities of Practice Office

Human Resources Professional Organizations

The HR Communities of Practice Office acknowledges the list of human resource associations is broad. Each organization has a mission to either serve the HR Profession, either broadly or through specific areas of professional expertise. Professional HR associations help to keep its members informed of current and future news, facilitate networking, offer professional development opportunities, etc.

Local and Regional Affiliates

  • CUPA - Midwest - They provide regional news and information about College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) chapters in the Midwest Region and face to face professional development opportunities.
    Add Myself to the UW-Madison CUPA-HR Membership Roster
    *You will need to indicate Don Schutt as membership contact for UW–Madison.
  • IPMA HR - Central Region - They facilitate communication and the exchange of ideas among Central Region chapters of International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR).
  • SHRM - Greater Madison Area - An affiliate of SHRM that provides a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and support.
  • Wisconsin SHRM State Council - The organization is a conduit for communication among the different areas of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), bringing the society closer throughout the region.

National Human Resource Organizations

Professional Training Organizations

If there are other organizations to which you belong that would be a good fit for this list, please email hr_communities_of_practice@ohr.wisc.edu and share your experiences with us.