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

January - Next Generation SHRM Certification

SHRM-CP™ (certified professional) and SHRM-SCP™ (senior certified professional)

The new SHRM certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organization success. Built upon one singular body of knowledge, it ensures not only that HR professionals possess the relevant HR knowledge required for today’s workplace, but also the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field.

In the first half of this meeting you will learn about the Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) which covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace, and Strategy, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. You will leave understanding the details to obtain this next generation HR certification.

During the second part of the meeting, we’ll hear about what new things SHRM has to offer that will assist you in your everyday human resources life.  They’ll be time for Q&A about the new certification program & SHRM.

Speaker - Dianna Gould, SHRM-SCP, CAE

Dianna Gould has over 20 years’ experience in the human resources profession.  Currently she is the Field Services Director for the Pacific West Region for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Prior to joining SHRM, she had experience as an HR professional for start-up firms to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in the high tech, international export, manufacturing, and the service industry.

Dianna has served as the President for the Portland Human Resource Management Association and in 2006 was the Director of the Oregon State Council Board of Directors.  She recently obtained her SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation and is also certified as a CAE – Certified Association Executive.


When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 

*Please note second Wednesday date!

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

  • "How Should Employers Navigate the Changes in State Marijuana Laws?"  by Barran Liebman. January 23, 2015 at McMenamin's Old St Francis School.  12:00p - 1:00p. See link for details:
  • "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.

 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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