Human Resource Association of the Midlands


Human Resource Association of the Midlands - Omaha

Human Resource Association of the Midlands - Omaha invites HR professionals to join chapter meetings for valuable education and network opportunities.  Visitors and members come from Omaha and surrounding communities like Papillion, Milford and Gretna


Brown to Discuss Omaha Growth, YPs in the Workplace

Lauritsen to Address Employee Engagement 

David Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, will be keynoting the Human Resource Association of the Midlands’ (HRAM) September Program.

His keynote, titled “Telling the World: Omaha Doesn’t Coast”, will discuss ways in which Brown sees Omaha moving forward.

“We’re a vibrant place to live and work,” said Brown. “We have a superior quality of life and a world-class workforce.”

Brown sees three distinct areas that are moving Omaha forward:

  • The growth of business and how that relates to hiring and employee retention
  • The growth of small businesses and entrepreneurship in Omaha
  • And the quality of life in Omaha

“We’re creating an environment with what people need, want, and expect from a community in order to foster growth from both a business and a talent standpoint,” said Brown. “This is especially important for the young professional/ millennial work force as they tend to first choose where they want to live and then find a job.”

Brown’s keynote will also address how Omaha compares to her peers and what we can do together to push our region forward. 

Following the keynote, Omaha-based human resource consultant, Jason Lauritsen, will facilitate a technical session addressing employee engagement. He will give actionable insight into how to increase engagement while improving performance management. 

"Increasing employee engagement while improving performance management has become the top HR priority in most organizations," said Lauritsen. "But many don't know what is the best way to make that happen."

Attendees will explore new research and discover action to improve employee engagement and will learn how make their performance management approach more "human-friendly". 

The September Program will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at the Scott Conference Center on the UNO campus at 6450 Pine Street. The general public is invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased online at until September 6.

HRAM is the premiere organization for human resource professionals in the Omaha metropolitan area and is the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 1,000 members, HRAM is a super-mega chapter, one of the largest nationally. HRAM provides its members a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of human capital management. Through educational, developmental and professional interactive forums, HRAM serves the needs of businesses locally.