Welcome to the SJHRA Website

The San Joaquin HR Association (SJHRA) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 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 you to use this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated events and 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!


Benefits of Membership

Our award-winning chapter provides many services, including:

  • Local networking and opportunities to get involved in chapter activities
  • Best practices roundtable discussions
  • Regular program meetings February through December
  • Annual all day conference, typically held mid-January
  • Website resources
  • Scholarships for professional development
  • Certification study group
  • Student chapter
  • Message Board
  • Job board (reduced fee for members to post)

Educational Events

SJHRA hosts many educational events each year including monthly “Lunch & Learn” meetings, 1/2-day workshops, and an annual conference.

Upcoming Events

11 Mar 2015 – Lunch & Learn: California Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at the Brookside Country Club
Presenters: Velma K. Lim and James Bossuat
Register for this event!


8 Apr 2015 – Lunch & Learn: Creating a Workplace Safety Zone
Wednesday, 8 April 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at the Brookside Country Club
Presenter: Vida L. Thomas
Register for this event!


10 Jun 2015 – Lunch & Learn: Is Your Wellness Program Compliant?
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at the Brookside Country Club
Presenter: Renee Bosley
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12 Aug 2015 – 1/2-Day Workshop: California Employment Law Essentials
Time and Location to be announced.
This event is not currently open for registration – Save the Date!

9 Sep 2015 – Lunch & Learn: How to Improve Performance by Using EQ
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at the Brookside Country Club
Presenter: Thomas Ucko
Register for this event!