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HRA of Greater Oak Brook is a SHRM affiliate, a Platinum Chapter of SHRM, and a SHRM Learning System Chapter Champion.  With the Platinum award we have been recognized for our commitment to meaningful programming and services for our members. With the SHRM Learning System award, we have been recognized for our hard work to elevate the HR profession through professional development and HR knowledge among our members.  Most of our programming is held at the Hyatt Lodge on Jorie Blvd in Oak Brook.  We also host events such as outings at Top Golf and seasonal parties.




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"Being a member of HRA Oak Brook is a great way keep abreast of current issues." - Cathy

Our Story

Founded in 1970, HRA of Greater Oak Brook provides professional development and networking opportunities for association members and other human resource professionals, practitioners, consultants, vendors and students. HRA is an association of human resource professionals, representing many business and non-profit organizations. Currently, we serve over 125 individual members and represent over 100 business and non-profit organizations in the greater Oak Brook area and other Chicago-area suburbs.

HRA is managed by an elected Board of Directors, and its purposes are:

  • To provide a medium of exchange for information regarding common problems among local human resources professionals.
  • To advance the understanding of the principles of HR management through educational programs.
  • To encourage the establishment of local human resource professionals


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HRA of Greater Oak Brook is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Local Chapter 212.  HRA's student chapter affiliation is with Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and known as Elmhurst College Human Resource Association (ECHRA), SHRM Student Chapter #5472.

HRA of Greater Oak Brook is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at

Membership in HRA of Greater Oak Brook and SHRM is distinct and separate, although HRA of Greater Oak Brook members are encouraged to join SHRM for additional information and career development needs.

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