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    The Traverse Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA) is a Society for Human Resource Management Chapter Affiliate based in Traverse City, Michigan.  TAHRA has been a valuable resource for our region’s human resource professionals, employers, and workforce for over three decades.  We have over 120 members that are actively engaged in fulfilling the mission of the organization.

    In our profession of complex workplace issues, rapid social change, and federal and state regulations, it is challenging to maintain top performance as a Human Resources professional. By joining TAHRA you will have access to a wealth of information and programs that can broaden your skills and make you more valuable to your organization.

    TAHRA has been successful at building long term relationships with key partners within the Northern Michigan region for various demographics and statistics such as the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Networks Northwest and Northwestern Michigan College.

    There are three main benefits to becoming a TAHRA member: monthly programming, peer exchange/best practice sharing, and networking.  The TAHRA membership meets regularly September through June, and speakers are brought in on a regular basis to present a wide range of up-to-date and relevant topics.  Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in a lunch forum (with association updates and/or a brief membership business meeting as required).

    An important benefit of TAHRA membership is the opportunity to meet with your peers to exchange ideas and discuss problems.  In addition, as a member of TAHRA you have access to an extensive network of resources and individuals.  Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and organizations, including manufacturing, education, retail, government, banking, hotel and restaurant services, healthcare, consulting, and employment services.


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    Traverse Area Human Resource Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP as well as HRCI accreditation (PHR and SPHR).