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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 to join to 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.  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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  • October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Sauk Valley Community College Room 2K2 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Today's session will be our annual Diversity training.  Topics always include something of interest and can be used in the workplace.  Presented by the YWCA of the Sauk Valley.

  • November 1, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:15am
    Reagan Transit Center 210 E. Progress Drive Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-2117 (for directions only)

    This is the every other month meeting of the Board of Directors.  Members are invited to attend.

  • December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Sinnissippi Center, Inc. training room 325 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Our celebratory holiday luncheon for members will be served today.  

    Program for this day will be announced.


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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.