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association news HRIA President’s Message By Claudia Verburgh, CHRP, CMC Fueling Change more than 1,000 attendees at the fourth annual Alberta HR Conference, I was buoyed and energized by this great event. I attended excellent concurrent sessions, the keynotes were amazing – so inspirational and motivational – and I met many interesting people. Isn’t that the value we all expect when we invest in professional development activities? Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make it such a success! As one of HRIA Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary on Oct. 1 The HRIA Board of Directors is pleased to be serving during our association’s 25th year. We are proud of the legacy built by directors and members before us. We are looking forward to celebrating the legacy and the milestone at our 25th anniversary celebration and annual general meeting on Oct. 1 at the Calgary Stampede Roundup Centre. Bookmark the Web site and keep an eye on your e-mail over the next few months for announcements and more information. As always, I welcome your ideas, comments or questions to ■ Collaboration moving steadily forward As I write this message, we are sending out a communication to HRIA members and our Collaboration partners – PRHRMA, WBHRMA, HRMAE, CAHRMA and HRMAL – outlining the full Collaboration model. By the time you receive this issue of Network, it is our sincere hope that each of the local associations involved have presented this document to their members and voted in favour of the model. A positive vote from a majority of members would allow us to move forward with implementation – making Collaboration a reality to the benefit of all participating HR association members across Alberta. I want to recognize dedicated representatives from participating regions who worked hard to discuss and debate the model to ensure that the needs of all invested associations were considered. Thank you to all who facilitated the process and represented their associations to make Collaboration a reality. Degree Soon Required to Earn CHRP As of Jan. 1, 2011, CHRP candidates – those who have passed the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) – will require a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university to register for the National Professional Practice Assessment and qualify for CHRP designation. What does this mean to you? If you wish to obtain CHRP designation and do not have a bachelor’s degree, we recommend you start the designation process today. The first step is qualifying for associate membership with the HRIA and passing the NKE. The next available exam session is Oct. 3, with a registration deadline of Aug. 3. If you pass the NKE in October, you have only two exam sessions left – Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 – to pass the NPPA before the degree requirement takes effect. If you are already a CHRP candidate, have passed the NKE and do not have a bachelor’s degree, you will need to pass the NPPA by October 2010 or within five years of passing the NKE – whichever comes first. There are three exam sittings remaining – Fall 2009, Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 – before a degree is required. If you are a CHRP without a bachelor’s degree, it’s important you keep your certification active by remaining an HRIA member in good status and recertifying every three years. For more information visit the HRIA Web site at ■ HRIA is pleased to announce Executive Director Nora Molina Members reading the summer issue of Network have already been informed via e-mail, but we wanted to again announce that Nora Molina, MBA, started with the HRIA on May 19 as executive director. Nora’s proven leadership experience will help take our organization to the next level. Stay tuned for more details. NETWORK Summer 2009 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Summer 2009

Network - Summer 2009
HRIA President’s Message
Celebrating Excellence Award Winners
HRIA Conference Chair’s Message
Conference Wrap Up
Conference Photo Gallery
Leading Change Through Dialogue
Energy Management
Lessons Learned
All Work and No Play?
Driving Change with Behavioural Leadership
Index of Advertisers

Network - Summer 2009