Message from the President
Dear Members and Visitors,
As the President of the Albany-Capital Region Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), I want to personally welcome you to our website.
IPMA-HR is touted as the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. The Albany-Capital Region Chapter Board members take this very seriously and strive to ensure the Chapter lives up to those standards. As such, we have a wealth of exceptionally relevant and informative programs scheduled, devoted to your specific needs and interests. These offerings will assist you in your self-development as a public sector HR professional and provide you with the opportunity to both network and establish working relationships with your HR colleagues from other organizations. Please check out the various programs we have lined up under the Program Calendar tab.
I encourage you to consider joining as a member, if not already, and take full advantage of attending as many of our programs as possible. The Albany-Capital Region Chapter of IPMA-HR not only represents the interests of human resource professionals at all levels, but also strives to promote excellence in HR management and can only do so with the support of its members. If you are interested in a more active role, there are many opportunities available –volunteer on a committee, join the Board, contribute as speaker/trainer, or provide feedback on programs or topics. In a field in which we are driven by people, we hope you know your contributions as both HR professionals and as members are valued and appreciated. Our chapter’s continued success is derived from you – our members – and we appreciate all that you do for the Albany-Capital Regional IPMA-HR Chapter.
I must also extend thanks to the Chapter’s Executive Board for all of their hard work and commitment to IPMA-HR: Darlene Shattuck, Don Grandchamp, Vanessa Morrison, Greg Driscoll, Felipe Moon, Dan Ragone, and Past President Holly Gray. With their wealth of experience and dedication, the Chapter is able to bring forth valuable and pertinent programs that assists in professional development and impacts the work we do in public sector human resources. We truly are a great team.
Again, I hope you can join us for our events and programs and I look forward to another great year!
Courtney Bernard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President of the Albany-Capital Region IPMA-HR