Message from the President

Dear Members and Visitors, 

I am excited to be the 2019-2020 President of the Albany-Capital Region Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR).  This is going to be an exciting year with great programs and new opportunities to network at after work events.

September is the start of our program year.  The Program committee worked hard over the summer to put together the attached program calendar.  The kickoff event is Friday, September 20th.  I hope you can join us for a full day of training on exam planning and time and attendance.Whether you are a member or not, everyone is welcome to join us for this program.  Space is limited, so register soon.

The Board of Directors has been busy this summer as well updating our Chapter bylaws and discussing the future of the Chapter.  We will provide additional information at our October training/General Membership meeting.

IPMA-HR is one of the leading public sector human resource organizations in the world. The Albany-Capital Region Chapter Board members strive to continually meet the standards of the national and international levels by providing training opportunities with current, relevant programs that will assist you in succeeding in your professional human resources careers.

I encourage you to complete the attached membership registration form and bring it with you to any of the this year’s future programs. Click on the membership tab at the bottom of the page. So many benefits come from being a member of IPMA.

Membership dues are $55.00 and benefits include:
• Attendance at regularly held Chapter Programs on HR issues
• Priority seating over non-members
• Ability to attend Members-Only Programs
• Networking Opportunities
• Industry Updates
• Recognition/Awards
• Affiliated membership in IPMA-HR International
• Scholarship opportunities for Eastern Region Conferences
• Weekly IPMA-HR International emails with latest trends and topics related to public sector HR

I encourage you to become a member, attend programs, network and get involved with the Chapter.  You will meet new people and learn about issues that will benefit you and others at your agency.

The success of our Chapter depends on you!

I look forward to seeing and speaking with you at one of our programs.  Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in IPMA programs.

See you in September,

Darlene Shattuck, MPA, IPMA-SCP

President of the Albany-Capital Region IPMA-HR

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