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Welcome to the Rock River Human Resource Professional Association (RRHRPA)

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We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.  We also encourage small business owners to join and take advantage of the frequent educational opportunities available if you do not employ a Human Resource Professional.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


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Upcoming Events

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  • April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Sauk Valley Community College, Room 2K2, 173 IL Rt. 2, Dixon, IL 61021
    Our program will feature Jennifer Kramer, MS, SPHR, SHRM-CP of Sikich LLP.  Here is a summary of her program:

    The employee handbook is likely the one place organizations outline to the employees the rules, policies, and procedures for the workplace, the...

  • April 30, 2017

    RRHRPA offers a $500 scholarship each year to a college student majoring in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources.  Please see our Scholarship information under the MORE tab.

  • May 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Date is tentative at this time. Location of this meeting will be announced.

    This will be our annual Member Appreciation luncheon and will be a roundtable and networking event.  Come get to know your fellow RRHRPA members and find our what best practices have worked for them that you may be able to implement in your own business.

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    The Rock River Human Resource Professional Association began back in the 1980's as a sub group of the Sterling Chamber of Commerce. The group of eight men and two women represented the larger industrial employers. A while later, the group expanded to include Lee County employers. By the early 1990's, members of the group started receiving certification and joined SHRM.

    At the present time, Rock River Human Resources Professional Association (RRHRPA) is a professional association serving the Lee, Whiteside and Ogle counties and surrounding communities, dedicated to professional development and networking with local HR professionals. Even small businesses without a dedicated HR department can  benefit from being a RRHRPA member. We currently have 56 members representing 43 different companies.



    Please see our Bylaws link on the About Us page.