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Welcome to the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association!



 We are glad you are here!  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the field of HR or have many years of experience, we provide resources to:

Energize, Educate, and Connect about HR!

If you are visiting our site and are not a member, I hope you will consider joining! We have much to offer…with amazing programing for your professional development, networking opportunities to establish and nurture great relationships, and we are working on a new look for GCHRA with the implementation of our Branding Strategy! We are a local source for the new SHRM Certification credits. New for 2015! Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

We encourage you to check back frequently for updated information on programming, network opportunites, and up to date SHRM news!

We hope to see you at an upcoming GCHRA event and connect!

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Welcome to the Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association's (GCHRA) website!!  I am honored to lead such an amazing organization of Human Resources professionals!  I am passionate about ADVANCING HR and I always have been! There is an exciting energy building throughout the membership!  Members are energized to be part of this organization, they are furthering their education through the many professional development opportunities, and they are connecting with other HR pros and building meaningful relationships!  

Won't you join us?  Please see the "Membership" section to get information on joining the largest SHRM chapter in the state to energize, educate, and connect about HR!  

Looking for volunteer opportunities, please reach out the GCHRA office, email me at or connect with me on LinkedIn or @HRJAS on twitter!  

GCHRA is a long established organization in Cincinnati, but does not shy away from continuous improvement and working towards a strategic goal. In fact, we have created our third consecutive strategic plan as a chapter and are working towards being an even better organization for our members. Please explore our vision and mission.

GCHRA’s Strategic Plan: 2014 - 2016

In order to determine the future direction of the organization, it is necessary to understand its current position and the possible avenues through which it can pursue particular courses of action. Therefore, GCHRA has again created a 3-year strategic plan to define the future direction and to make decisions on allocating our resources to pursue this strategy. Our strategic plan is outlined in the form of a balanced scorecard and creates a focus on the most important aspects of our chapter:

Throughout the year the GCHRA Board is working towards providing the best services and resources for you. This website is just another example of how we plan to be the #1 source for HR in the Greater Cincinnati area for HR and business professionals. As you go through the site you will find such resources as the HR Net, an information community where professionals exchange questions and answers; our Resources & Links page, which highlights a wide range of other HR resources on the Internet; and our Professional Development section, including information on opportunities such as Certification Study Groups and HR How-To.

On behalf of the entire GCHRA Board, we hope that you find this site informative. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions!

Please feel free to contact me or any of our executive board members or committee chair board members.
I hope to see you at an upcoming GCHRA event, if we have not met I would love to connect! 
Julie Stephens-Doyle, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
GCHRA President 2015-2016

The Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (GCHRA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the human resource management profession.

GCHRA is the local affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading voice of the human resource management profession. GCHRA is one of Ohio's largest and most dynamic SHRM-affiliated chapters, having received several awards, including SHRM's Superior Merit Award for outstanding chapter achievement.

Established in 1935, the Association's membership now exceeds 700 individuals throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

Did You Know?

The Employment Managers Club formed in 1935. The name changed to Cincinnati Personnel Association in September 1948. Then the name changed again to Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association in September 1985. 

  • Initial inception took place in 1935
  • The first Constitution was adopted in 1948
  • GCHRA is a chapter of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management
  • We are over 700 members strong!
  • “Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.”