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Aberdeen Area 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!


SHRM Foundation

AAHRA helps shape the future of HR by supporting the SHRM Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charity affiliate of SHRM. The SHRM Foundation is dedicated to supporting HR professionals by providing scholarships and solutions.

Join Us!

  • Support AAHRA by making a donation to the SHRM Foundation
  • Volunteer:
    • Help with a local SHRM Foundation initiative hosted by our chapter.   
    • Review grant proposals, scholarship applications and educational resources.  

The SHRM Foundation's work includes:

  • Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards more than $295,000 annually in education, certification and conference scholarships to professional and student SHRM members and doctoral students.
  • Complimentary educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings and executive education sessions.
  • Strategic thought leadership initiative. The SHRM Foundation in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in 5-10 years.
  • Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading supporter of HR research.  Over the past three years, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.



Upcoming Events

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  • May 3, 2017 to May 5, 2017
    Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center - Pierre, SD 920 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD

    2017 State SHRM Conference

    “Bridging the Gap...

  • May 5, 2017 - 7:30am to 2:30pm
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1620 Milwaukee Ave SE Aberdeen, SD 57401

    One Day Leadership Conference to be Simulcast in Aberdeen

    Leadercast is the world's largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of location, including Aberdeen, around the world on May 5th, 2017. This year marks the seventeenth year of the annual...

  • May 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Best Western Ramkota Hotel Meeting Room 1400 8th Ave NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Aberdeen Area Human Resources Association - May Meeting

    Click here to RSVP for this event.  

    Presentation Topic: Navigating SDWORKS, South Dakota's New and Improved Job Database


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  • As we know, it seems like every day, we get notifications of something changing in the world of human resources.  How can we keep up with it all?  One way to do that is to provide provocative and informative trainings at our monthly AAHRA meetings.  What are you interested in hearing at...
    February 16, 2017

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