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    The Tri-State Human Resource Association (TRIHRA) was founded in 1992 in Dubuque as the local affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). TRIHRA belongs to a network of over 450 professional chapters and 300 student chapters. There are currently about 100 human resource members in our local chapter. SHRM was started in 1948 when a group of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the personnel/human resource profession formed the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA), now known as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals, representing the interests of more than 115,000 professional and student members from around the world.

    TRIHRA Mission Statement: The mission of TRIHRA is to serve our HR community by providing a synergetic environment for members to share knowledge while providing a venue of development opportunities.

    TRIHRA Vision Statement: Recognized as the leading community resource to empower the HR profession to advance the members in human capital management, industry best practices, networking, and advocacy.

    Membership in TRIHRA provides many benefits and opportunities to the local HR professional, including:

    • Access to newsletters and HR-related literature.
    • Attendance at national and state SHRM conferences.
    • Timely topics and informative speakers at monthly TRIHRA meetings.
    • Networking opportunities with other HR colleagues.
    • Study groups to prepare for SHRM certification examinations.

    The Society for Human Resource Management's mission is to become the recognized world leader in human resource management by:

    • Providing high quality, dynamic and responsive programs and services to our customers/members.
    • Being a voice of the profession on human resource management.
    • Facilitating the development and guiding the direction of the human resource profession.
    • Establishing, monitoring, and updating certification requirements for the profession.

    For more information about TRIHRA and/or SHRM, please contact