The National HRD Network (The Network) is an association of professionals committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country. It is a not-for-profit organization, begun in 1985, with the underlying philosophy that every human being has innate potential to do remarkable things.
The Chennai Chapter of the National HRD Network was one of the first chapters to be set up. It has been functional since 1987 and has a diverse membership, drawn from the ‘old economy’ sectors of manufacturing and engineering companies as well as from the growth sectors such as IT, ITES/BPO as well as telecom and insurance.
The Network offers different categories of membership, to allow professionals at different stages in their careers to take up an appropriate category of membership. One of the key features here is that the Network offers Student Membership to those who are undergoing a full-time course in Human Resources, or an equivalent program of study.
In general, members are entitled to significant discounts at various programs conducted either by the Chennai Chapter, or by any of the other chapters. Members also receive a copy of the HRD Newsletter, published by the National Headquarters of the Network at Hyderabad. Besides these, one of the key benefits of membership is that it offers HR professionals a forum for interacting across industries, with peers as well as with those with various profiles of experience and seniority.
The Chennai chapter currently has around 750 individual members, covering all sections of industry, academia and also some Non-Governmental Organizations. If you wish to become a member, please visit the “Membership” section for more details.
The chapter has also been actively running knowledge enhancement sessions for its members every month. These sessions feature guest speakers who have in-depth knowledge and experience either in the domain of HR, or business leaders who articulate their expectations from HR professionals in different areas. Details of recent monthly meetings can be found in the “News & Events” section of the website.