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    Mission Statement

    Founded in 1968, the Cedar Valley Society for Human Resource Management (CVSHRM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development, improvement, and empowerment of human resource professionals, educators, business leaders, and community members.

    Vision Statement

    We will help the Cedar Valley have the best workforce and people practices in Iowa.


    Integrity, Inclusiveness, Energy, and Execution

    Primary Objectives

    1. Increase member engagement through recognition and networking

    2. Elevate Human Resources in our community and organizations

    3. Bring the best HR programming to each meeting

    4. Foster career development and growth for our members

    5. Incubate innovative HR practices - encourage HR to take the lead



    Cedar Valley Society for Human Resource Management (CVSHRM) Awarded For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces


    Cedar Falls, IA, June 4th, 2019 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded CVSHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2018.

    The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources. 

    “So much of SHRM’s success in shaping better workplaces—where employers and employees can thrive together— is owed to the hard work of our chapters such as CVSHRM.  Through their courage and leadership, CVSHRM is driving true, measurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Awarding this Platinum Excel Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps this chapter has taken this past year.”

    The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met.  CVSHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

    Media: For more information, contact Molly Burdess, President, CVSHRM