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IPMA-HR Eastern Region

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IPMA-HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. We represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management

A Message from Your Eastern Region President

Dear Eastern Region IPMA-HR Friend & Family,


Welcome to the 2021-2022 program year!  Our  Eastern Region Board has been working together with the New Jersey Chapter to  bring you our annual business meeting and training forum in-person! We are very excited to be able to reunite at The Heldrich from April 24 to April 27, 2021.  More information will be available soon!

I am incredibly excited to begin my term as President of the Eastern Region.  I want to take a moment to recognize and thank outgoing President, Ileana Turner. We were very fortunate to have her lead our organization during the pandemic.  She stepped up to do a second term as President and she organized an incredible virtual Training Forum with the help of Program Chair, Kim Barberi.

Typically, by the time we end our Training Forum, we're already making plans for the next conference.  Since there were still so many unknowns, that was not possible.  However, it did not take long for the New Jersey Chapter to step forward and offer to host the next Training Forum.  Joe Genovay, Joe Forte and Mark VanBruggen are leading a wonderful Host Committee and have found an incredible venue.  Cheryl Cepelak is our amazing Program Chair and is developing a dynamic Training Forum.  I am grateful for these individuals stepping forward and making sure that we have the opportunity to reconnect and to broaden the professional knowledge and skills of our membership.

The Executive Board of the Eastern Region is also working on ways to support our Chapters.  Each Chapter has a liaison that is a member of the Board.  Please connect with your liaison and let us know what you need from us.

After the holidays, we will be sharing more information regarding the Training Forum and Chapter Development.  Please be sure you have subscribed to our website so that the announcements reach you!

Be safe and stay well!

Laurie Barr, IPMA-CP

IPMA-HR Eastern Region President


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IPMA-HR Annual Conference 2022

September 28-30, 2022 | Washington, DC

The IPMA-HR Annual Conference is back in person and will be better than ever! This conference is where public sector HR professionals meet to learn, grow, network, and exchange knowledge about the field to apply ideas and inspiration to your daily practice as leaders in public sector HR.

The theme, Beyond All Limits of Public Sector HR, represents the need for innovative and cutting-edge solutions to the unprecedented issues we are currently facing. We hope to change your mindset, spark your imagination, and embolden you to try new strategies and tactics to resolve your most pressing issues.

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A special thank you to CPS HR Consulting for 20 years of continued support  for our  Chapter Leadership Training