Our Mission & Vision
The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), a not-for-profit organization, exists to provide a national forum where Black and African American human resources practitioners and those who are aligned with our goals can share, gain information and provide leadership on issues affecting their individual careers and the global workforce. By doing this, we endeavor to increase the presence and leadership ability in minority talent at all levels, across all industries, both nationally and globally by facilitating conferences, symposiums, seminars, regional events, career fairs and building strategic alliances.
Incorporated in September 1998 in the State of Maryland, the NAAAHR was co-sponsored by the Baltimore Black Human Resources Network and the Washington DC Black Human Resources Network. The NAAAHR was formed by a coalition of 17 local organizations of Black and African American professionals and consultants from many cities across the country. We are an association of 4300 members and affiliates and operate over 28 chapters and interest groups throughout the nation. Many of our members affiliate with other professional and trade organizations but find their local NAAAHR chapter a valued resource for shared learning, professional development and personal growth opportunities.
- To establish a national network and forum for Black, African American and emerging minority Human Resources practitioners.
- To conduct, monitor and disseminate research and analysis on major workforce issues.
- To influence the platforms of national and international organizations which influence career opportunities and work life.
- To establish a mechanism to monitor legislation and other factors that affect Human Resources practitioners and to develop strategies that effectively represent membership interests.
- To provide conferences, seminars, systematic studies and publications which inform and advance the professional development of Human Resources practitioners aligned with our goals.
- To provide service that support members’ needs such as national directory, job listing database, newsletter, interactive web site, human resources journal for member publications and an information resource library.
- To serve as a resource to individuals interested in entering the Human Resources profession.