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Welcome to the Central Dakota Human Resource Association

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!



Upcoming Events

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  • July 24, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Bismarck Elks - 900 S Washington St. Elks Lodge in the large meeting room where receptions and dances are held. Members will go through the buffet line in the restaurant and order as much or as little as they want and pay the cashier. Members will bring their tray into the large meeting room where the business meeting and presentation will take place.

    Topic: Emotional Intelligence

    Presented by: John E. Trombley, MMgt Consulting & Training Manager (Village Business Institute)

    This program has been submitted for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

    This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of...

  • August 7, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Lucky's 13 Pub 915 S 3rd Street Bismarck, ND Corner of Kirkwood Mall parking lot!

    Join us for our annual CDHRA summer social! Come enjoy lunch and networking. 

    Lunch: CDHRA has organized a menu to order from (soups, salad, and sandwiches). 

    Please RSVP by August 3rd to


  • August 23, 2018 - 8:45am to 4:15pm
    Ramada 1400 Interchange Avenue Bismarck, ND 58501

    This program has been submitted for 6.0 hour of business-level recertification credits for HRCI and SHRM certifications or can be used for 6.0 hour continuing education credits.

    Topic: HR Professional as a Business Partner

    Are you ready to morph beyond administrative oversight and take your...

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    Striving for Excellence in the Human Resource Management Profession

    The Central Dakota Human Resource Association is an organization of individuals who have responsibilities or an interest in human resource administration. The organization is made up of individuals from both the public and private employment sectors. The interchange of ideas of human resource specialists and human resource related individuals from various employment backgrounds is beneficial to all persons interested in human resources management.

    CDHRA is a chartered chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    The objectives of CDHRA are to:

    • Enhance the professional growth and development of CDHRA members; and
    • Promote investigation, research, and the interchange of ideas among our members relating to every phase of human resource administration, whether industrial relations, human relations, general management, and including safety, training, and education. It is our intent that this purpose shall cover the broad overall functioning of the administration of manpower contracts and controls.