About us

Established In 1951

The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is focused on advancing the individual career development, planning and leadership of human resource (HR) professionals. Through professional networking programs and development services offered across the country, we strive to support human resource professionals throughout their career life cycle. From intern to executive, Human Resources leads the way for change in today’s businesses.

Our Mission

Each day, each meeting and each initiative we pursue, the National Human Resources Association helps members turn Human Resources theory, concepts and general information into smart, meaningful action, relevant to their individual professional practices. By engaging new leaders, we create and promote business collaboration and partnerships. The new opportunities initiated by these partnerships will support the strategic professional development for Human Resources Professionals enabling them to be effective strategic business partners.


Our Vision

We aim to create a class of Human Resources Leaders and Business Partners who service and fundamentally shift the focus of HR Leadership back to the organizations they serve.


Our Values

Our organization is an aggregation of the finest talented professional members in the business. Each of us possesses individual skill that when added together creates a synergistic community capable of solving even the most complex of Human Resources and Leadership challenges.


Leadership Opportunities

Do you want to become more involved in the NHRA? The National and Local HR affiliates have a variety of leadership opportunities available. In addition to the senior leadership positions, such as president and vice-president elect, locations have a variety of Director and Committee positions. Explore what option fits you the best!