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Membership Benefits

SuncoastHR provides relevant education and networking opportunities to help you advance your career. We have many benefits and services to help our members engage and succeed in their HR roles. We are a recognized provider of professional development credits with SHRM and for recertification credits with HRCI giving you access to education designed to meet testing or recertification requirements.

Monthly Educational Meetings – Hear industry experts address relevant and timely topics such as Recruitment and Retention, Strategic HR Management, Comp and Benefits, Training and Development, Employment Law and more. Each meeting provides 1 Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM and 1 HR (General) credits through HRCI. Generally held the second Wednesday of each month (except during the month of our Annual Conference). Open to both members and non-members; at a higher cost to non-members. See the Community Calendar for details.

Annual Conference – an annual event that includes exceptional presenters and sponsors and awards multiple PDCs through SHRM and HRCI for each day.

Diversity & Inclusion Joint Meeting – we partner with nearby SHRM chapters and HR organizations to highlight the importance and best practices in Diversity.

Networking and Member Socials - There are opportunities to network at our monthly chapter meetings as well as several member social events each calendar year. Please watch our website and social media pages for information.  Follow us on Twitter @SuncoastHR and Like us on Facebook!

Join a Committee – Expand your leadership, project management, or public speaking skills. Opportunities to volunteer can be found in the Volunteer Center page. If you have questions, please email our Volunteer Committee at

A Day on the Hill – A trip to Tallahassee to meet with our state legislators to address key issues pending before the Florida Senate and House of Representatives.

HR Florida Council Membership and Conference – All SuncoastHR members automatically become HR Florida members. The annual two-and-a-half-day conference in Orlando is sponsored by the Florida State Council of all SHRM chapters.