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Welcome to Central Oregon SHRM!

Welcome to Central Oregon SHRM (formerly HR Association of Central Oregon - HRACO).  

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Access our easy programming archive with recorded chapter meetings here

We're thrilled to announce that Central Oregon SHRM is an official supporter of The Better Workplaces Challenge Cup, hosted by SHRMLabs, on April 4th! 

This 3-round hybrid pitch competition identifies #HRTech startups that are solving for today’s most critical workplace challenges. Join us and learn about the HR tech startups competing for a chance to win $50,000. It is free to register!

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Upcoming Events

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  • April 4, 2023 - 12:00pm


    Join us for this event on thought leadership around the future of work. Learn how the workplace paradigm is being disrupted and...

  • April 19, 2023 - 7:45am
    In-person at OSU-Cascades, Tykeson Room 111

    Labor and Employment Law Update

    Constant state and federal legal changes… that seems to be the norm in 2023! Join us for a lively
    session covering recent legal updates and court decisions since our last CO-SHRM update (in October 2022). This will be an in-person only event at OSU-...

  • May 17, 2023 - 7:45am
    GoTo Webinar

    It's Okay To Not Be Okay: How to Identify, Address, and Navigate Mental Health in the Workplace

    No one likes talking about mental health. It’s stigmatized, it’s scary, and it’s anything but comfortable. It’s also very much misunderstood. And,...

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  • August 16, 2022

    Demonstrate your value as a Human Resource Professional through certification by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Profess

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    Thank you to the following sponsor of this months chapter meeting!

    Scott McBride Coaching

    Scott helps business leaders around the country better understand themselves and their teams so they can communicate effectively, serve in more meaningful ways, and have fun doing it. He specializes in personal and professional leadership, communication, organizational health, and development. He is passionate about helping people realize their potential through strong planning, accountability, and assessments. Scott loves mentoring leaders through a relational style.