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Welcome to the HRACC!

WE ARE a local chapter and affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and are kicking off our 49th year!  Whether you are new to the HR field or a veteran, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development, and continued support of excellence in the Human Resources field.

"To become the premier resource for the Human Resource profession 
in Centre County and surrounding area."

"To create a safe and confidential space to share and to gain greater knowledge
for your job in Human Resources

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for upcoming events in Happy Valley and the surrounding areas.  

Lastly, to better serve you, we are always desiring to hear from our members or those unsure of becoming members.  Please feel free to personally reach out to myself or any other member of the board.  As many of us know, HR is a service oriented role and that extends into the HRACC as well.

See you soon!
Jonathan Hetler
President of the Board

Upcoming Events

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  • May 3, 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
    Foxdale Village 500 E. Marylyn Ave, State College, PA

    Topic: Happiness and HR

    It makes sense that happy employees are more productive, have less absenteeism, and are more satisfied in their work.  However, what is HR’s influence over an employee’s happiness?  Is it an organizational responsibility to foster happiness?  If we are only able to control our...

  • May 18, 2016 - 7:45am to 9:15am
    The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

    Join Allison Baxter in this roundtable style discussion about change and conflict and how they effect each other.  Can you have one without the other?  How do you manage the people side of change.  This meeting will demonstrate a collaborative meeting style using the roundtable facilitation model and show how you can...

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