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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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  • August 31, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Sauk Valley Community College 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Perspectives, experts in EAP, FMLA and leadership consultation to employers, will present:

    Stress In The Workplace - tools for HR Professionals and Supervisors on identifying stress in the workplace and in their employees. 
  • September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    The Railside Bar and Grill 207 S. Butler St. Nelson, IL 61021 (815)251-4633

    Our program will be presented by Alexander Szabo, Jr., Executive Director of the Employers’ Coalition on Health (ECOH) and one of RRHRPA’s newest members. This presentation is entitled “The Future of the PPO in Managing Healthcare Expenses,” and is based on Al...

  • October 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Sauk Valley Community College Room 2K2 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    This is our annual Diversity training and will be presented by Rebecca Munoz-Ripley of the YWCA of Sauk Valley.  These sessions are always a good reminder of how to bring diversity to our companies and organizations, and leave us with a great toolbox of knowledge and best practices.

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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.