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Connecting HR professionals with their most valuable resources - and each other!

Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA) is the second-largest HR association in the country and has been advancing organizations through human resources since 1960. Delivering over 100 programs annually, the association is dedicated to connecting human resources professionals with practice resources, leading-edge training, legal and legislative developments, quality service providers, and each other—forming career-long networks and partnerships.

Headquartered in San Francisco, NCHRA serves a community of more than 30,000 professionals. The San Francisco Bay Area represents one of the most innovative and challenging sectors of the country (and world) in which to practice HR. As such, our membership demands a level of sophistication unparalleled by others. Nationally recognized for quality and breadth of service, this focus on excellence has earned us members in 23 states and several foreign countries.


  • Serving an HR community of more than 30,000 professionals
  • The nation's second-largest HR association
  • Showcases more than 100 educational events a year
  • Nationally recognized for providing the highest quality continuing education

The association is governed by a Board of Directors and retains professional staff 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.