Human Resource Management Network

Professional Development Assistance

Human Resource Management Network (HRMN) is committed to the professional development of its members. Funds are available to professional and student members in good standing who are seeking to advance their human resource related knowledge. HRMN recognizes that not all of its members have the capacity to pay for their professional development activities or memberships if not financially supported, in whole or part, by their employer

Professional Development Categories

  • Certification Preparation and/or Testing Support – Funds may be used for any combination of tuition, books, course, or test-related fees for SHRM and/or HRCI certification.
  • Recertification Application Support – Funds may be used for SHRM or HRCI recertification support.
  • Continuing Education – Funds may be used for seminars, webinars, conferences, trainings, etc.
  • Membership Dues Assistance – Funds may be used for HRMN or SHRM membership assistance.
  • HRMN Membership Meeting Support – Support provided to cover the cost of monthly membership meetings.

Eligibility Criteria

HRMN member must:

  • Be a current professional or student member and have maintained membership for a minimum of one year with the exception of new HRMN members who wish to apply for HRMN membership assistance;
  • Be in good standing with HRMN and SHRM (if applicable);
  • Have attended at least six HRMN membership meetings or affiliated activities in the past 12 months (affiliated activities include SHRM affiliated and SHRM student chapter activities);
  • Have a need for the HR-related financial assistance;
  • Be willing to provide a testimonial (either verbal or written) regarding the knowledge gained &/or how the financial assistance helped the member’s professional development.
  • For certification support, member must plan to sit for exam within twelve months and meet certification eligibility requirements as set by SHRM and/or HRCI.


Apply for Professional Development or Membership Assistance here!

Application Form:  Professional Development Application.pdf


Submit your application to the HRMN Professional Development Director. The Professional Development Director for 2021 – 2022 is Cindy Diederich.

You can reach Cindy at

Affiliate of Society for Human Resource Management, Chapter #662
"Human Resource Management Network" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 356, Manhattan, KS 66502


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