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Chapter #187

P.O. Box 1211, Fort Smith, AR 72902

We work to serve the human resource management professionals and advance the profession in our community.

Promoting the profession of human resource management throughout the Greater Fort Smith Region, including Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.

Welcome to the Western Arkansas Human Resource Association

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, WAHRA is a local organization that facilitates networking, information sharing, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

WAHRA monthly meetings are held at MovieLounge in Fort Smith with the exception of March and September Meetings which are Breakfast Meetings and will be held at UAFS. We meet every month except April (Arkansas State HR Conference) and October (WAHRA Leadership Conference at UAFS).

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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Are you ready to go all in on your HR education? Join us at SHRM17 in beautiful New Orleans June 18-21! Hear from amazing keynote speakers, enjoy exciting entertainment and network with HR professionals from across the nation.

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