Human Resources of Central Oregon

Welcome to:
The Human Resource Association of Central Oregon
(SHRM Chapter 310)

HRACO is a member organization for Human Resource professionals and a local chapter affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 
Our mission is to provide opportunities for education, networking and community connection to Human Resource practitioners in Central Oregon. 
We offer individuals in the Human Resources occupation opportunities for skills enhancement as well as tools to obtain certification as professionals in the field of HR.  We meet the third Wednesday of each month and have speakers on various HR-related topics.  See our Calendar of Events for more information. 

Take a moment to browse through our website and outstanding offerings including our monthly meeting calendar, the educational opportunities, job postings and presentations.  If you are not currently a member of SHRM, we encourage you to join now.  SHRM membership will enhance your career and open a world where thousands of resources are at your fingertips such as sample forms, toolkits, webcasts, podcasts, supervisory newsletters, employment updates and so much more.  Your membership in SHRM automatically provides you with member benefits in HRACO.  Membership provides you with "member only" access to information on both the HRACO website and SHRM.
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We invite you to attend our local monthly chapter meetings. HRACO is not only a professional organization, but also provides members and guests with a great place to meet new friends and learn new ideas for professional growth. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. 

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Upcoming Events

February - Engagement: Creating Emotional Capital

If you are sensing more could be achieved within your organization - you're right.  Recent polls show 70% of employees are disengaged in the workplace.  The disengagement shows itself with some of these common themes:

  • Employers want more more employees with less resources
  • A resistance to change
  • Absence of accountability
  • Lack of communication, as if employees are working from different play books

Join Dana Smith as she shares how to activate the essential ingredient every successful company requires to change this staggering percentage around.

Speaker - Dana Smith

Dana Smith is a coach, teacher, author who works with individuals and organizations in consciousness coaching and leadership development.  She is also an adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University where in collaboration, she pioneered coaching and leadership development courses.  She is the author of the transformational book Gifts From Garrett and co-founder of Garrett's Space - a nonprofit organization dedicated to young people.  Dana lives in Bend, Oregon.

When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 

7:30 a.m. Networking   8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Presentation

Where:  Shilo Inn, 3105 O. B. Riley Road, Bend, OR     (541) 389-9600      

Please complete the RSVP Form

Events & News

  • "Where there's smoke..." Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt present Recreational Marijuana Legislation and the Workplace interactive discussion.  March 11 from 4:00 - 5:00.  Details here
  • NHRMA Oregon Human Resource Academy is April 14 - 16, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport.  Click here for hotel reservations.
  • "New System, New Updates" - HRCI has made some significant changes for re-certification. Make yourself aware! Visit here for the recorded webinar hosted by HRCI.
  • Registration for the 2015 NHRMA Conference is OPEN!  Pre-approved for 19.5 SHRM PDC's and 19.5 HRCI Recertifcation Credits.  October 5 -7 in Portland. Details here

     The HRACO Mentoring Program

    Although human resource professionals have informally been mentors to others in the field for decades, formal SHRM mentoring programs across the country have had great success.  We believe our members in Central Oregon can also benefit from such a program.

    The Mentoring Program is still accepting applications for HR Professionals who would like to be mentored.

    Find out more information by visiting the Programs page.

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