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    To apply for membership, simply download an application below and submit it to the GCHRA office along with payment. We will notify you when your membership is approved. If you have any questions please call 513.554.4747.

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    Membership in GCHRA offers many benefits

    • Attend GCHRA monthly meetings at the member rate of $25.00
    • Attend GCHRA HR Academies at the member rate of $75.00.
    • Attend Monthly Legal Briefings, Free of Charge.
    • Attend Monthly Staffing & Recruiting Meetings, at the member rate.
    • Attend special GCHRA events, like the Diversity Conference, at the member rate.
    • Access the GCHRA Membership Directory.
    • Receive the GCHRA Monthly Newsletter.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • Volunteer opportunities.
    • Earn HRCI Credits.
    • Free outplacement service to GCHRA members in transition.

    Applicants considered without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin, veteran's staus, or handicap.

    Download an Application

    Cost to join GCHRA for SHRM Members is $100.00 for Professional Membership

    Cost to join GCHRA for Non SHRM Members is $150.00 for Professional Membership

    Professional Member. Individuals actively engaged as (a) practitioners who devote at least 50% of their time to human resource management and reside in the Greater Cincinnati area; (b) faculty members at accredited colleges or universities who hold the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in human resource management or any of its specialized functions; (c) HR consultants who practice within the field of human resource management; (d) HR attorneys who counsel and advise clients on matters relating to the human resource profession; (e) agents who work with Professional Members in the field of human resource management; and/or (f) any individuals whose involvement in the field of human resource management, and in the estimation of the Board of Directors, manifests a strong compatibility with GCHRA. Professional Members may vote and run for an elective office or be appointed to an elective office.

    Professional-in-Transition Member. Individuals whose last position would have made them eligible for Professional membership in GCHRA but find themselves between HR positions. Examples: relocation, job elimination, separation, etc. Professional-in-Transition membership expires at the next renewal date after the member attains an HR position, making the member eligible for Professional membership. Professional-in-Transition membership shall not extend beyond two years. Professional-in-Transition members may vote and run for an elective office or be appointed to an elective office.

    Student Member. Individuals who are actively enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree program at an accredited college or university, with an interest in Human Resources. Undergraduate students must be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours per quarter/semester; graduate students must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours per quarter/semester. Student members must provide documentation with this application that verifies (a) the number of credit hours; and (b) demonstrated emphasis in HR management subjects; and (c) enrollment in a HR or related degree program. Membership under this classification expires at the next renewal date after graduation, making the member eligible for Professional membership. Student members are not required to be members of an affiliate SHRM student chapter to join the Chapter. Student members are not eligible to hold elective office or vote. Note: This category does not apply to Professional members pursuing a degree in addition to their primary occupation.

    We Recommend SHRM Membership

    Regular Membership in the Society for Human Resources Management is strongly encouraged but is not a prerequisite for membership in GCHRA. Application for SHRM must be made directly to SHRM at or by calling 1.800.283.7476. 

    For further membership information, please contact Clark Jenkins, Membership Chair.

    Submitting Information

    Please fill out ALL SECTIONS of the application to help in determining your membership and eligibility.

    Leaving a section blank can delay the approval process of your application.

    Submit your completed application and payment to:

    Greater Cincinnati HR Association
    4010 Executive Park Dr., Suite 100
    Cincinnati, OH 45241
    phone: 513.554.4747
    fax: 513.563.9743