GRHRA News - June 5, 2019

News At A Glance

  • We are excited for our August event and networking social with Sinikka Waugh. We will start off the evening with a presentation from Sinikka around the topic of Harnessing the Power of Your Team. Sinikka is a phenomenal presenter and the topic will be useful for anyone who works on a team! Stick around after the presentation for networking and social time!
  • Mark your calendars for our September 17 lunch event, Assistive Technology Support Through IVRS. Tickets to be on sale soon!
  • GRHRA received Platinum! Read more below regarding this prestigious award.
  • Do you have an interest in obtaining your SHRM Certification? Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field - and a valuable asset to your organization. GRHRA strongly believes in the certification process and wants to support you. Read below to learn more.




Harnessing the Power of Your Team

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (5:00PM - 8:00PM)
Practical & tactical as ever, with real-life examples and tools you can use, Sinikka Waugh will offer insights to help you ensure your team has the 5 characteristics of a healthy, safe and productive and high performing team.



Assistive Technology Support Through IVRS

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (12:00PM - 2:00PM)
Tickets to be available soon! Dispelling the fears surrounding accommodations and hiring persons with disabilities.




Do you have an interest in SHRM Certification? GRHRA strongly believes in the certification process and we want to support you in your efforts. This Fall, we will sponsor a study group for individuals interested in the SHRM-CP or SCP certification. Study sessions start in early September and typically meet once per week through the month of November. GRHRA does have scholarship programs available for individuals who are GRHRA members and are not receiving assistance from their organization to purchase the learning materials. Click here to learn more about this outstanding opportunity!

For more information regarding the study group or scholarship, contact Meg Davis, GRHRA Certification Chairperson.




Dav2018-chapter-platinum-social-media-badgeenport, Iowa, May 31, 2019 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Great River Human Resources Association (GRHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2018.

The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

"So much of SHRM's success in shaping better workplaces—where employers and employees can thrive together— is owed to the hard work of our chapters and state councils such as GRHRA. Through their courage and leadership, GRHRA is driving true, measurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Awarding this Platinum Excel Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps this GRHRA has taken this past year.”

The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. GRHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.





We currently have no job board opportunities.

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"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving." - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People