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

May - Coaching for Excellence

As an organization, we want our employees to reach their highest potential, as well as help us develop and grow the business and Managers, Supervisors and HR alike are part of the team to help make this a reality.

If you want to be more effective and less anxious when you coach employees, then this workshop is for you! This program is designed to provide you with a better understanding of what Coaching really is along with practical coaching techniques and tools that allow you to coach to a person’s strengths while developing them beyond their weaknesses.  This half-day program will focus on:

·         Setting the stage and providing some refresher information

·         Techniques for results including specific questions to use

·         Coaching strategies for different situations (subordinates, supervisors, executives, etc.)

·         Measuring the success of coaching and what to do if the coaching goes sour

·         When it is appropriate to use an internal vs. external coach

Attendees will work in small groups on case studies and practice the techniques learned in class, enabling participants to walk away with tools for immediate use.

This workshop is ideal for people who provide one-on-one support to others; coach others who don’t report directly to them; or anyone in your organization who is now, or could be, providing coaching to others.

Speaker - Deborah Jeffries, Vice President for HR Answers, Inc

Deborah has 27 years’ experience in the human resources field (22 in consulting), focusing on employment, employee relations, and training. Currently Deborah directs the organization’s Advantage Plan Program and spends time on business development and marketing.  Additionally, she is the editor of HR Answers’ newsletter, Advantage.  Deborah’s experience includes recruiting, training, coaching, customer service, and marketing in retail, restaurant, and manufacturing environments.  She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University, and is a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC).  She is a past Board Member of both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s Oregon State Council and SHRM Area V, which includes Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 

7:30 a.m. Networking   8:00 am to 12:00 noon Presentation

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

Cost: $30 for HRACO / $45 for non - members

Mail checks with name(s) of participants to: HRACO (May 2015 Program), PO Box  1473 Bend, OR 97709

Registration: Please complete the RSVP Form

Events & News

  • "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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