What is UPHRA?

Upper Peninsula Human Resources Association (UPHRA) is a volunteer-run association of HR practitioners in all disciplines and all roles; our membership includes individuals with dedicated HR roles as well as those in leadership, management, organizational development, and finance. We are located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with our larger events generally held in Marquette, MI.

Our SHRM-Affiliated Chapter attracts members from a wide range of industries across the UP including financial institutions, recreation and retail, timber and mining, government, non-profit and so many more. Our purpose, “to promote the development of Human Resources Management in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through the exchange and sharing of information via meetings, discussions, and formal presentations”, is carried out via events aimed at the development of HR expertise and the certification/recertification of HR Professionals.

What are Member benefits?

UPHRA members gain the exposure and camaraderie of being in the UP’s only SHRM Chapter! Our members create and enjoy lasting relationships with HR Professionals within our unique area. Annual association dues of $75 generally cover the cost of quarterly meetings (either in person or virtually), forum access, our membership directory, board blogs and more. Quarterly meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of the 2nd month of the quarter, are designed as educational sessions focused on current HR and Management topics, and are usually assigned at least 2 PDC (Professional Development Credit) for SHRM and HRCI. Members also receive reduced pricing for our annual summit, typically held each spring and usually assigned at least 4 PDCs.

UPHRA awards one SHRM Credential Scholarship per year for which only members are eligible to apply. Members are invited to share open HR job information with the chapter by emailing the information to info@uphra.org and to utilize our Member Forum to engage in HR conversations with other members. One feature about which our members rave is the Member Directory where members can seek out their peers.

Whether you are beginning your HR career, are a seasoned HR Professional or have some HR responsibilities on your plate; we hope to meet you soon!

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