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

RRHRPA Annual Half-Day Seminar Presents

Rob Bell

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 8:30am, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL 

$30 RRHRPA members; $40 non-members; buy three get the fourth free

Registration information coming soon

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Rob Bell began teaching his Customer Service and Communication Techniques early in his tenure as the Personnel Development - Education & Training Director for Dick’s Supermarkets, Inc. He is “a recovering CPA” who worked as the Accounting Manager for a large transportation company before becoming Dick’s Supermarkets’ go-to-guy for education. He has also worked as an auditor, and an accounting instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. 

Rob has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association.  He was the president of the National Speakers Association - Wisconsin Chapter, and is the author of the book, “Beyond Paper or Plastic – 8 Items or Less to Remarkable Service.”

Rob truly is the “Bell you ring for service.”

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!


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  • June 23, 2019 to June 26, 2019
    Las Vegas

    See for more information and to register.

  • August 6, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
    Sauk Valley Community College 175 IL Rt. 2, Room 1K4 Dixon, IL 61021

    Registration information coming soon.

    Rob Bell began teaching his customer service and communication techniques early in his tenure as the Personnel Development and Education & Training Director for Dick’s Supermarkets, Inc....

  • September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to September 24, 2019 - 4:45pm
    Drury Lane Theatre 100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    See official IL SHRM Conference and Exposition website for more information


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Rock River Human Resource Professional Association


    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.