HR Community of Practice

The HR Community of Practice is a group of university employees who are responsible for HR functions within their divisions or departments.  These employees partner with University Human Resources to discuss and implement important HR policies and processes.  The community is a way to communicate with University Human Resources, as well as each other, to foster creativity, critical thinking and compliance. Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, at 2:00 PM.  View the meeting schedule below.

HR practitioners, professionals, and University HR have unique roles to play to ensure the HR work is accomplished at the University of Oregon. Each role depends on the other. It is University HR's job to ensure we are supporting the professionals and practitioners. Our goals are to reduce duplication of efforts, increase efficiencies, increase education and knowledge, and continue to build and improve our HR competencies.

View HR Roles, Competencies & Subject Areas


Next HR Community of Practice Meeting:

Wednesday, April 5, 2 pm - 3pm, Zoom virtual meeting
The Zoom link will be sent to HR Partners via UO email.

The meeting presentation will be available on the Meeting Highlights web page the day before the scheduled meeting.

HR Community of Practice Training and Resources

University Human Resources has developed a training program specifically for the HR Community of Practice to provide HR practitioners and professionals with the needed knowledge and skills to perform effectively. HR practitioners and professionals need to possess technical HR expertise, an understanding of supervisory practices and management principles, and the ability to advance diversity and inclusion efforts in order to be successful in their roles. The HRCP program focuses on knowledge areas and targets skills in the following content areas - recruitment, employee and labor relations, operations, benefits, employee engagement, and leadership.

Go To HRCP Training Program

Information & Resources 

Employee Engagement Guide
Employee engagement reflects employee experience and we want our employee experience to be excellent.  Find out how you can utilize these resources for yourself and your team.

Online and Self-Guided Learning
Learning and Development has gathered resources to build your professional skillset. Review this website for professional development opportunities.

Monthly Learning Challenge
Each month, a learning challenge and path will be provided by our Learning and Development team.

CUPA-HR Webinars and E-Learning Courses
Colleges and Universities Professional Association for HR offers learning resources for  HR professionals.

Canopy Support for Leaders
Canopy, the university's employee assistance program has developed New Leadership Micro Trainings with topics ranging from assertiveness to situational management.  Review the link to see all of the resources EAP tools kits available to HR Partners and UO employees.

    Professional Development

    Monthly Meeting Schedule

    HR Community of Practice meetings are scheduled on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 PM and are hosted virtually via the Zoom video platform. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to HR Partners in the meeting reminder email.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    April 5, 2023

    May 3, 2023

    June 7, 2023

    July 12, 2023

    August 2, 2023

    September 13, 2023

    October 4, 2023

    November 1, 2023

    December 6, 2023







    Email Jen Mirabile or contact by phone at 6-2195.