Traaen and Associates provides resources and support to both public, private, and not-for-profit organizations in the field of human resources. This is accomplished through services provided by firm Associates who possess extensive senior professional knowledge and experience in all specialized areas of human resource management, across a variety of sectors. Firm associates are also prepared to serve as interim internal professionals to manage special projects, fulfill short term assignments while HR searches are underway, and to facilitate re-organization or human resource program and organization development activities. 

Services are tailored to each organization's unique situation and political environment, and our flexible approach allows for service delivery to your exact specifications. 


If you are interested in our services, Traaen and Associates, LLC is an Authorized Vendor for a range of organizations both in Arizona and across the U.S. Check here to see if your Organization is on our list, and what services we may already be authorized to provide. 

Typical work areas include but are not limited to: 


Technical Management Services 

  • Behavioral assessment for mid-management and executive searches
  • Ethics leadership and program initiatives
  • HR Department service analysis and re-organization studies
  • Human resources executive performance evaluation
  • Human resource interim assignment professionals
  • Government Relations
  • Performance enhancement and coaching
  • Process mapping and analysis
  • Public Policy Advocacy and Analysis
  • Retreat facilitation
  • Succession planning - individual, department, and organization wide
  • Team design and professional development
  • Technical human resource interventions including HR Department re-organizations due to reductions in force or sudden growth
  • Workforce development planning 


Client Training and Organizational Development Services
Traaen & Associates, LLC provides customized training and facilitation through keynote and workshop/seminar speakers, leadership retreats, and curriculum design for both on ground and web-based instruction. The firm provides organizations with the expertise and resources to improve employee performance. Commonly requested topics include:

  • Customer Service
  • Diversity/Preventing Harassment/Discrimination
  • Environmental and Safety Training
  • Ethics and Principled Leadership
  • Facilitation Services
  • Leadership Development (all workforce levels) 
  • Management/Supervision Skills
  • Personal Development/Coaching
  • Sales 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team building 
  • The Management of Change
  • Work/Life BalanceMore information on specific conference and workshop speakers, including keynote presentations. 


All of the firm’s associates are seasoned public speakers and content experts in their fields. We are prepared to build customized training and professional development sessions on additional topics other than those listed.


Employee and Labor Relations Services
Workshops and individual on-site consultation in these areas are available through senior labor and employee relations specialists. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Conflict resolution interventions among employees at all levels
  • Employee relations investigations and interventions
  • Facilitation Services such as on-site and off-site meetings requiring a neutral position for the leader or manager
  • Fact finding 
  • Interest based facilitation
  • Labor Relations and Labor Negotiations Services
  • Mediation


Government Relations Services

Traaen & Associates, LLC provides customised legislative and regulatory support. We maintain excellent relationships with local and state government officials in Arizona. Our team is able to initiate and enhance relationships that support our clients' needs. We monitor relevant legislation through all stages of the legislative process and provide updates with respect to legislative activity. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Coalition building and development
  • Legislative and regulatory tracking
  • Strategic engagement of advocates, legislators, key stakeholders and others to advance association priorities
  • Public Policy updates and Action Alerts

Our Services