About Us

Who We Are

NHRD Network - Chandigarh Chapter is a Local Chapter of National HRD Network, which is an association of professionals committed in promoting the HRD movement in the country. It is a non-profit organisation and is dedicated to development human resources through education, training, research, and experience sharing. The National HRD Network believes in co-existence and it strives to bring together various management associations in the country to avoid overlapping, and provide a variety of activities to professionals, irrespective of their membership status.

The National HRD Network’s office in the initial years was housed in the premises of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and it also provided administrative facilities for the HRD network. Subsequently the Centre for HRD at XLRI functioned as the Secretariat of Network. With the active association of members of the Centre for HRD, XLRI, and other volunteers in various cities, the first Executive Board was formed in October 1986, and the Network has formally registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, on 6th December 1986.

Value Propositions

The Chandigarh Chapter of NHRD is an integrated hub for Management professionals in the HR domain which provides a platform for:

  • Networking
  • Collaboration
  • Sharing and adopting best practices
  • New approaches in Management
  • Advances in Digital technology and its impact on the HR function


The underlying philosophy of the National HRD Network is that every human being has the potential to do remarkable things. However, organisations often fail to tap human potential due to their preoccupation with short-term results. The HRD movement has been started to focus the attention of organisations and concerned individuals on how to optimize human resources.

The National HRD network functions through local Networks at the regional and area levels and through its Executive board. A local Network may be started in a region or city where there are not less than ten interested members. Local Networks function as autonomous groups and have to register themselves as a Society under required statutes in their respective places. NHRD Network - Chandigarh is a Local Chapter of National HRD Network.