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

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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!


Click here for our Membership Application



Upcoming Events

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  • January 11, 2019 - 8:15am to 12:00pm

    RRHRPA's Board of Directors holds an annual strategic planning retreat to plan for the upcoming year, manage the association and discuss growth opportunities.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  If you have an item for discussion, please contact us at at least two weeks...

  • January 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Sauk Valley Community College, Room 2K2 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Our January program will be presented by Attorney Tim Zollinger with Ward, Murray, Pace and Johnson.  He will share information on Sexual Harassment Investigations. 

    Tim would like specific questions to answer from the audience.  Please submit those ahead of time to rrhrpa@...

  • February 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Sauk Valley Community College, Room 2K2 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Program and speaker TBA

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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 49 members representing 39 different companies.



    Please see our Bylaws link on the About Us page.