Mission Statement

LSHRM’s mission is to empower, enhance, and advance HR best practices in the greater Louisville metropolitan area by leading and driving bold and innovative workplace ideas. We are dedicated to supporting HR professionals and the local business community and to championing the importance of a diverse group of people in driving positive change throughout the region.

Vision Statement 

Our vision is to lead HR professionalism, integrity, and compassion in our community, driving businesses to thrive with innovative workplace ideas.

Core Values

LSHRM works to achieve this vision by our organization’s commitment to the following core values:

● Community: Committing to make a positive impact in the greater Louisville metropolitan area, contributing to the growth and well-being of our community through individual connections, responsible partnerships, and development of members.

● Connectivity: Maintaining our partnerships with key stakeholders to meet our members’ needs.

● Collaboration: Listening to and working together with our members to meet goals and finding consensus to achieve shared goals.

● Inclusivity: Recognizing, appreciating, and fostering a diversity of cultures, experiences, and beliefs of our members and their organizations, with the goal of creating workplaces across the greater Louisville metropolitan area that are fair, equitable, and successful.

● Innovation: Looking at new and unique ways to find solutions for emerging challenges in the daily practice of the HR profession.

● Empowerment: Ensuring members are equipped and connected to resource, experts, and industry best practices for the ever changing landscape of local, regional, and global HR.

What is SHRM? 

SHRM is a member-driven catalyst for creating better workplaces where people and businesses thrive together. As the trusted authority on all things work, SHRM is the foremost expert, researcher, advocate, and thought leader on issues and innovations impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With nearly 340,000 members in 180 countries, SHRM touches the lives of more than 362 million workers and their families globally. Discover more at SHRM.org.

Louisville SHRM

Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) is proud to be among the more than 575 professional SHRM chapters. The Louisville Personnel Association, as LSHRM was first called, was founded in 1940.  LPA affiliated with national SHRM on November 8, 1965, (as chapter number 73) and changed to the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) on July 1, 1992.

LSHRM is committed to excellence in the practice of human resource management and is Kentucky's largest professional human resources organization with more than 500 members; LSHRM is also affiliated with local student chapters. Chapter members are encouraged to join the national organization of SHRM, but national membership is not a requirement for Chapter participation.


PO Box 32181

Louisville, KY 40232

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software