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Welcome to HRABC!

SHRM Chapter #098

HRABC has been dedicated to advancing the HR profession by building valuable networks since 1968.

Today, we continue to promote the strategic importance of human resource management in the scope of modern business.

From individuals to industries, we connect people, influence communities and drive corporate change.

HRABC and Right Management

Dr. David F. Blank Scholarship Opportunity

Application Window Open until Oct. 31, 2014

The Program:  The Human Resource Association of Broward County (HRABC) has established a scholarship program to help finance professional development and higher education for current members; and higher education for children of current members and students that are current members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapters affiliated with HRABC.  The scholarships are managed by the HRABC Board of Directors (Board).  The scholarships, if awarded, will be given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin. 

Partner(s):  Right Management has partnered with HRABC to provide scholarship funds to honor the memory of Dr. David F. Blank. 

Eligibility:  Applicants must be one of the following: 

·         Current HRABC member in good standing

·         Children of members of HRABC enrolled in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in a declared Psychology major, or in a Human Resource or Human Resource related major area of study.

·         Student members of the local Student Chapters affiliated with HRABC.  The current Student Chapters affiliated with HRABC are Barry University, DeVry University and Nova Southeastern University.


Scholarship Award:  Award $750 - $1500 to the award recipient(s) and may only be used for professional development seminars, courses or programs of study applicable to the Human Resource body of knowledge leading to Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) certification; or for undergraduate or graduate study in a declared Psychology major or in a Human Resource or Human Resource related major only. 

Application:  All applicants must complete the application and mail it to Freda Merriman- HRABC Student Chapter Director.  Student applicants must also submit a complete official college transcript of grades.  Applications must have been postmarked no later than October 31, 2014.  Applicants are solely responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information.  All information submitted is confidential and will be reviewed only by the review committee established by the Board. 

Recipient Selection:  The professional development scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of leadership, participation in community activities (including volunteer work), work experience and statement of career goals.  The Student scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, and work experience and statement of educational and career goals.  The scholarship awards will be based on selection criteria and available funds.  Not all applicants will receive awards.  Selection of award recipient will be made by the review committee established by the Board.  In no instance does any member or officer of SHRM play a part in the selection.  The decision regarding the award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the HRABC Board Review Committee.  The HRABC Board Review Committee decision is final and non-reviewable.  All applicants will be notified of their status in early November 2014. 

Payment of Awards:  Scholarship payments awards will be authorized and processed by HRABC.  Payment of awards will be made in accordance with schedules approved by the Board.  Checks are mailed to the recipient's home address and are made payable to the school for the student and/or vendor for the professional development. 

Obligations:  Scholarship recipients must be currently enrolled in professional development courses or their educational program of the year in which their award is given.  Recipients have no obligations to HRABC.  They are, however, required to provide HRABC's Student Chapter Director with current official transcripts and to notify HRABC's Student Chapter Director of any changes of address, school enrollment or other pertinent information which may affect the status of the applicant's consideration for the scholarship. 

Revision Policy:  The general conditions and procedures under which this scholarship program is made may be subject to periodic review by the Board, including revision, revocation and termination of the program. 

For more information contact:  Freda Merriman-Student Chapter Director, P.O. Box 9623, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33310; Email: 


Please click HERE to download the application.  Thank you!


Human Resource Entrepreneurship – The Economics of the HR Business at Nova Southeastern University


When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
             3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Registration
             4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Workshop
             6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking

Where: Nova Southeastern University            
Carl DeSantis Building
             Davie, FL

Human Resource Entrepreneurship – The Economics of the HR Business!
A panel presentation and discussion of the past, present and future of HR Entrepreneurship and how HR contributes to the bottom line business in an entrepreneurial style. If you are a Human Resources Profession, employee or a consultant or contractor your role in the organization has an impact on the business. This panel will discuss the HR impact, pros and cons of entrepreneurship and the economics of running your HR Business in house or not.

Join us for this lively presentation and discussion on October 22 from 4 to 6pm, and 6 to 7pm networking. This event is co-sponsored with Nova Southeastern University and free to all HRABC members!

Not an HRABC member?  Well, simply register online for membership which will not only cover the rest of 2014, but also last though all of 2015.  Please be sure you are a current member of SHRM to sign up! 


Learn more here!


Thank you to our sponsor...


HR Connect - Himmarshee Public House in Ft. Lauderdale

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
            5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Networking

Where: Himmarshee Public House
             201 SW 2nd St.
             Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Learn more here!

Thank you to our sponsors...


Wednesday, December 10th
HRABC Holiday Party - Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
            5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Networking

Where: Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club
             1725 SE 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL




HRABC members receive discounted LEGOLAND Florida tickets by clicking on the logo!







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Human Resource Entrepreneurship – The Economics of the HR Business!

November 2014 HR Connect