Learning & Development

Interest Groups

HRMAC Interest Groups

One of the most valued member benefits are HRMAC Interest Groups, free in-person learning programs that represent the key functional areas of HR in addition to two geographic groups and a group geared for young professionals. These programs deliver the latest thought leadership on all aspects of HR and most programs offer HRCI and SHRM certification credits.

Each Interest Group presents a minimum of three programs per year. Programs include plenty of networking time to meet and socialize with HR colleagues. Sign up to receive communications regarding your favorite interest groups here.

HRMAC Interest Groups include:

Career Development

The Career Development Group addresses topics and tools related to branding and assessments, networking, effective communications and creative self-marketing for an effective job search and personal development plan. Whether you are in transition or interested in professional development, this Interest Group’s meetings may be for you. 

Employee Relations

If you are interested in legislative updates, employment policies and practices, employee retention and engagement, or workplace issues, the Employee Relations Interest Group is for you. This group addresses managing employer-employee relationships to ensure organizations and teams continue functioning smoothly. 



Discover the major differences between domestic and international HR through the International Interest Group, where topics addressed include cultural issues of the global organization, global HR and business strategies, foreign/national expatriate issues, and relocation. This group addresses both domestic entities doing business globally as well as non-US based companies operating worldwide. 

Learning & Development

Learn, share, and grow with the HRMAC Learning & Development Interest Group, as they explore the evolution of adult learning and how it will differentiate the workplace of the future.  All work will evolve and with it the skills, capabilities and competencies of the workforce. 

Talent Aquisition

Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and strategies to attract and hire top candidates through the Talent Acquisition Interest Group. This group addresses everything from hiring in a gig economy and sourcing talent in a competitive market to new approaches to onboarding and the impacts of the employed vs. contract workforce. 

Talent & Organization Effectiveness

The Talent & Organization Effectiveness Interest Group focuses on a set of integrated organizational HR processes designed to attract, develop, motivate and retain productive, engaged employees. Key areas discussed by this Interest Group include leadership development and succession planning, evaluation/measurement/retention and performance management. 

Technology in the Workplace

Discover approaches for developing an HR technology strategy and how to understand and maximize HR data and analytics through the Technology in the Workplace Interest Group. Through discussions around technology solutions, disruptive technology and emerging trends, this group addresses the use of technology in all functional areas of HR with the ultimate goal of supporting HR and organizational goals. 

Total Rewards

As organizations aim to implement programs, practices and initiatives designed to attract, motivate and retain employees, the Total Rewards Interest Group is a resource for learning more about compensation and benefits, work/life programs, executive compensation and more. In addition, this group outlines legal and regulatory issues surrounding these practices. 

Young HR Leaders

The Young HR Leaders Interest Group serves to empower HR professionals in the first ten years of their careers, focusing especially on career and leadership development, managing career stages and developing HR knowledge, skills and abilities. Although tailored to young professionals, this group is open to members of all ages. 

North/Northwest Suburban Area

As one of two HRMAC Interest Groups conveniently designated as a regional group, the North/Northwest Suburban Area Interest Group discusses all aspects of HR hot topics – easily accessible for you in the north or northwest suburbs. 

West Suburban Area

The West Suburban Interest Group addresses the HR function in all aspects, conveniently located in the western suburbs near your company or home. 

Contact Marguerite Allegretti at mallegretti@hrmac.org or (312) 981-6790 with any questions about Interest Groups. please contact Andrew Haigh at ahaigh@hrmac.org or (312)673-5442 for sponsorship information.