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Who We Are

Our History

We began as the Santa Barbara Personnel Association in 1956. The organization was formed to exchange information on HR issues, stay current in the field, and promote professionalism within the HR field.

In 1986 we became an affiliated Chapter of SHRM, We believed then - as we do now - that our voluntary affiliation with SHRM benefits both the association and our members. 

 

Structure

We hold nonprofit status as a 501(c)(6) educational organization, governed by a volunteer, working Board of Directors that responsibly leads the association.  We focus on:

  • developing HR professionals strategically and tactically through educational programming and association leadership participation.
  • nurturing a supportive local career network both online and at business networking events.
  • serving as a community business and employment law advocacy resource.

We retain a Chapter Management Professional for expertise in business management practices and continuity.


Our Vision

Valued Strategic Business Partners 

 

Our Mission

Advancing Human Resources in the Business Community through 21st Century Professional Development

Our Values

The Code of Ethics has been adopted to promote and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and professional standards among our members. We expect our members to adhere to this code.

 
As members of SBHRA, we pledge ourselves to:

  • Support the Association's goals and objectives for developing the Human Resources management profession.
  • Serve as role models and mentors to others in the Human Resources field.
  • Refrain from using connections with the membership to sell or promote our businesses or personal interests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information.

Our Goals

We live our Vision and Mission by providing a variety of educational professional development programs designed to keep members and the business community current on strategic and tactical trends in the HR field, which may include applicable tools, techniques, surveys, workplace laws and regulations.

We encourage networking among members to foster relationships and share best practices. We also serve as an advocacy resource to HR practitioners, the employers they represent, and the greater business community at large. We provide additional resources and support through our Chapter affiliation with national SHRM.

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