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

There are no chapter meetings in July and August.

November - Pants on Fire!  How Do You Detect Untruths?

How do you detect untruths? In this session you will learn from an expert who has heard just about every lie that could possibly be told. You’ll learn why people don’t tell the truth and the difference between prepared and spontaneous lying. You’ll also learn key tips for crucial interviews, whether they be for employment, general discovery, or for investigative processes. These key tips include anchoring the mindset of the interviewer (might be you!), getting properly prepared, developing rapport, understanding “vertical control,” managing the speed of an interview, managing your responses, and understanding how to detect when someone is lying. Your mind might be spinning when you leave this session!


Aaron Ashbaugh, Retired Captain, Law Enforcement (multiple agencies)

  • 37 years of law enforcement in the Portland Metro area
  • retired as a Captain from the Forest Grove Police Department
  • many years on the Washington County Major Crimes Team
  • reputation for gaining confessions from a wide spectrum of criminals
  • retired to Bend last year

Wednesday, November 19, 2014              

Shilo Inn 3105 O.B Riley Road, Bend

7:30 am Networking;  8:00 - 11:00 am Presentation

Please RSVP by completing the RSVP Form


There are no chapter meetings in July and August.

Events & News

  • I-9 Workshop - December 4  8:00 am - 10:00 am  Registration link
  • "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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