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

RRHRPA Kendra Hull (far left) recently presented representatives of the YWCA of the Sauk Valley with gently-used career clothing for use in their Upper First Avenue Clothing Boutique.  Donations were made by RRHRPA members.  The YWCA's boutique provides career clothing to their clients entering or returning to work.  RRHRPA is proud to assist their efforts.

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

    Networking Event - Let's Learn from One Another!

    How is your company handling the minimum wage increase?

    What HR policies and legal aspects change when a company exceeds 50 employees?

  • April 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Dixon Elks Club 1279 Franklin Grove Rd. Dixon, IL 61021

    This annual event acknowledges and awards the achievements of local women.

    See this link for more information.

    Check out the YWCA website at

  • April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Sauk Valley Community College, Room 2K2 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Investigations: what to do after an employee tells you #MeToo. 

    Attorney Tim Zollinger, with Ward, Murray, Pace and Johnson, will review the steps necessary to properly respond to sexual harassment complaints.  This discussion will also cover handling of practical problems that occur when...

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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.