• The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing more than 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States, subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates and Global Forums in more than 20 countries worldwide, including Italy starting in 2018.
  • Our vision is to be a preeminent and globally recognized authority whose leadership, perspective, resources and expertise are sought and utilized to address the most pressing, current and emerging human resource management issues.
  • Our mission is to be a globally recognized HR professional society that exists to develop and serve the HR professional, and advance and lead the HR profession. SHRM provides education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals in the organizations and communities they serve.



  • SHRM and GEMA decided to join forces to ensure in Italy a continuous growth of the HR profession, the development and certification of HR competencies , the  comparison with international practices and trends and the networking with HR professionals internationally.
  • GEMA wants to go beyond national borders, offering its customers (companies and professionals) the best of what is available in Italy and abroad. In this direction, GEMA has been accredited as SHRM partner in Italy.




  • SHRM Italy Forum

The SHRM Italy Forum, promoted by GEMA Business School in collaboration with SHRM, is the “go to destination” for HR professionals that have an international mindset and approach. Our objective is to Advance HR in Italy, ensuring continuous learning and innovation through the exchange and contamination among members of the Forum and more in general with SHRM internationally. Leveraging on SHRM and on its members internationally we will self organize our calendar of initiatives: featured speaker(s) sessions and webcasts with experts, networking events, company visits, delegations to international SHRM events, business luncheons & breakfasts, hackathons, book discussions and many more..

  • SHRM Educational Partner

The programs and contents of the Postgraduate and Executive Masters organized by GEMA are continually updated with the SHRM BOCK (Body of Competencies & Knowledge) and with international practices

  • SHRM seminars and certifications

Training courses for companies and professionals on specific areas of competence HR (HR Essentials, Strategic HR, HR Business Partnership, etc …) in line with SHRM BoCK

Preparation courses for the international certification SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional)

Events and courses useful for recertification and continuous updating

  • SHRM international events

The organization of Italian delegations to the main international events organized by SHRM and other organizations

  • SHRM Foundation

Access to fellowship and scholarship for GEMA students, researchers and companies

  • SHRM Membership

Discounts for enrollment in SHRM for GEMA students and for professionals who sign up for the first time


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