Membership at HRA of greater Oak Brook

There are many ways you can be involved with HRA of Greater Oak Brook. We have different levels of membership as outlined below. And if you’re a SHRM member you are eligible for a discounted membership fee. Members attend programming and events at a reduced rate. Consider the top ten reasons for joining HRA of Greater Oak Brook:

  1. Diverse, nationally recognized speakers presenting relevant HR topics & issues
  2. Timely state and national legal updates
  3. Professional development via HRA’s Mentor Program and Emerging Professionals Group
  4. Leadership development opportunities via serving in a Board position
  5. Yearly complimentary networking event
  6. Networking via HRA’s LinkedIn Group
  7. Complimentary HRA job postings
  8. Discounted fees
  9. SHRM/HRCI continuing education credits
  10. Networking opportunities with fellow HR professionals

For a limited time only: New and renewing SHRM National members, please use discount code STATE20 to receive $20 off of your SHRM National membership dues. Click here to get more information about SHRM national membership!

Ready to Join?  Read about the membership levels and then fill out the application.


You can also mail in the application with a check.  Click here to print the application form. 

Membership Levels

There are different membership levels to meet your needs. 

  • HR Professional, Practitioner, Career Interest - $100
  • HR Professional with SHRM National Membership* - $90
  • HR Professional New Membership (unemployed status) - $75
  • Students (human resources/business field of study) - $60
  • College of DuPage HRM Certificate Program Student - $30
  • Elmhurst College Student Chapter (ECHRA)** - $0


Complete the application today!


You can also mail in the application with a check. Click here to print the application form.


"I joined because I work with HR individuals and need to know about current topics, build relationships and be part of an HR network in the western suburbs. At first I went to events periodically but now I try to attend all of them." - Andrew

Mentorship Program

We have a Mentor program, which is a great way for recent grads to build their professional profile and get to know the members of HRA of Greater Oak Brook better. 

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Non Member Opportunities

We welcome non-members!  You can particiate is several ways:

  • Programming at full price
  • Mentorship Program
  • Emerging Professionals Group
  • Credits for attending events

What Happens After I Submit My Application

Your completed application will be presented at the next regularly scheduled board meeting which is typically held on the first Tuesday of each month. Upon approval, you will be notified by a member of the Membership Committee.  Membership will be effective the first of the month following Board approval and payment of first year's annual dues.

*To be eligible for the SHRM membership discount, you must provide your SHRM Member Number and/or copy of valid SHRM ID Membership Card submitted with application.
** HRA Oak Brook Membership is included if ECHRA member.

Membership in HRA is an individual membership and is not transferable to other company personnel even though your company may sponsor the membership. It is important you keep us informed of your current contact information. Send an email to [email protected] to update your membership records with HRA Oak Brook.