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About Us

    COHRA is an association of Human Resource Professionals in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and surrounding communities.  The chapter meets monthly to bring professional development programs to its members and to offer an opportunity to network with fellow professionals in the area. Meetings are open to anyone and are not limited to members, but a reservation is required.

    For information about joining the chapter or attending meetings, please send an e-mail to or contact any of the chapter officers or visit our Join Now page. Chapter membership is open to any Business professional in the community and those individuals who currently and continuously maintain full membership in the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    The Central Oklahoma Human Resource Association is an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

    The Central Oklahoma Human Resource Associationhas been advancing organizations through human resources since 2008. We are dedicated to connecting human resources professionals with practice resources and best practices, leading Oklahoma-specific training, legal and legislative developments, quality service providers, and each other—forming career-long networks and partnerships.

    Facts about COHRA

    • Over 50 members strong
    • Serving an HR community of more than 45,000
    • Partners with experts, such as Gordon Cooper Technology Center to bring you the highest caliber HR Certification Pre-Program education for the best value
    • Affiliate of SHRM

    The Association is governed by a Board of Directors to provide expertise on association management practices and continuity. Members are encouraged to participate in leadership and volunteer roles that are critical in fulfilling our mission.