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Take a look at our upcoming programs for 2016!  All programs are approved for both HRCI and SHRM recertification credits and as a special bonus, our August program is approved for Strategic/Business credit.                                                                                                                      We're growing!  In order to serve you better, we are exploring opportunities to expand membership and services in the Mt. Vernon, Illinois area.  Please visit our website soon for more details.


MEI-SHRM Evening Social on Thursday, September 29th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Villa Marie Winery in Maryville, Illinois.  Appetizers and wine will be served indoors in the Milan Room and we will have live music to entertain everyone during this networking event.  Interested in joining MEI-SHRM?  New members joining during this event will receive the added bonus of 3 months free with their paid membership.

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!  Take a look at our 2016 event calendar.  All programs with the exception of our Christmas social are approved for both SHRM and HRCI continuing education credits.  For more information email us at


We're looking forward to seeing you at our social networking event at Villa Marie Winery in Maryville, Illinois on Sept. 29th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

Appetizers, wine and live music!




Upcoming Events

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  • September 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Collinsville Area Recreation Center (CARD) 10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville, IL 62234

    So you don't work for a Fortune 500 company...

    And your HR team consists of ME, MYSELF, and I...

    This program was developed for you!  Join Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, as he discusses Running an HR Department of One.  Learn how to juggle all aspects of HR while avoiding...

  • September 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
    Villa Marie Winery, 6633 E. Main, Maryville, Ilinois 62062 Appetizers & Wine Served Indoors in the Milan Room Live Music Entertainment New Members receive 3 additional months membership FREE!

    Have you heard?  MEI-SHRM is growing and expanding into the Mt. Vernon, Illinois area.

    Did you know you have an active and thriving SHRM Chapter in southern Illinois?

    We hope you can join us on September 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Villa Marie Winery in Maryville, Illinois.  New members receive 3 months...

  • October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Collinsville Area Recreation Department (CARD) #10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville, IL 62234

    Richard Avdoian, MS, MSW, CSP, will present a program on How to Retain Highly Effective Motivated Employees.  Don't let the competition poach your high potentials!  Join us in October to learn how you can improve retention.

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