• Welcome to LAHRA – the Lakes Area Human Resource Association. Established in 1999, we are a group of human resource professionals from Brainerd and the surrounding area who are committed to promoting professional development, networking for constructive ideas and providing members with the awareness of political activities that affect the human resource profession. We are a Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), www.shrm.org.

    Our monthly membership meetings provide updates on workplace issues through a variety of speakers and special guests. Additionally, we host a one-half day seminar each year to enhance continuing education in the human resource field.

    Membership criteria for our organization are varied. For a Professional Membership, individuals must be engaged in human resource activities at least 50% of their time. As a National Affiliate Member, an individual is a member of SHRM, but may not necessarily be in a human resource function. Associate Members are individuals who perform human resource functions less than 50% of their time. Honorary and Student memberships are also recognized. Membership fees for Professional and Associate members are $195 per year and will be prorated for members that join midyear.

    We invite you to become a member of LAHRA, to join others in the HR profession gain personal and professional development in the human resource field.