History, Mission and Values of Central MN SHRM


St. Cloud Area Personnel Association (SCAPA) — originally organized as an informal group of individuals—received its charter from the American Society of Personnel Administration (now known as SHRM) on June 21, 1973. This group of approximately 30 members became the first official St. Cloud Area Personnel Association.

Today, the organization is an excellent resource in the human resource field with a membership of over 150 HR practitioners representing approximately 100 companies. Even though it has grown significantly from the past, the commitment to professional service and quality has remained unchanged.

CMSHRM is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by its members. CMSHRM is a charter member of the Society for Human Resource Management.  CMSHRM has earned the prestigious Superior Merit Award from SHRM for its accomplishments from 1992 through 2012 consecutively. This award recognizes excellence in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to its members.

CMSHRM's Chapter Bylaws are reviewed annually. Please contact us with any questions.


“Our mission is to be recognized as the premier professional HR organization in Central Minnesota providing professional development, advocacy and shared best practices.”


  • Learn from a wide variety of human resource related programs offered to meet the specific needs of the human resource professional.

  • Share with colleagues and facilitate an exchange of ideas to provide opportunities to contribute to the advancement of the human resource professional.

  • Grow through the promotion of professionalism in the field of human resources to advance high standards of performance in the development of human resource policies and practices.

Contact CMSHRM
P.O. Box 824 | St. Cloud, MN 56302

SHRM Chapter #0195

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