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


SHRM cancels annual conference 


SHRM has Coronavirus and COVID-19 resources on their website. Take a look here.




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Annual Summer Seminar scheduled for August 28, 2020

More information coming soon.


RRHRPA is 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 who may not employ a Human Resource Professional to join and take advantage of the frequent educational opportunities available.

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.  You may contact us at

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

Upcoming Events

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  • August 28, 2020 - 8:00am
    SAVE THE DATE!!! More information coming soon!


    This is still in the works and, as alway, it's expected to be great!   

    We'll post information on our program as soon as it is finalized!  We hope you'll plan to join us.

  • September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm
    Sinnissippi Centers, Inc. 325 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Check back later for more information.

  • October 28, 2020 - 1:30pm
    Sinnissippi Centers, Inc. 325 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Check back later for more details!

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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 47 members representing 35 different companies.



    Please see our Bylaws link on the About Us page.