Archive for January, 2013

Web Site Maintenance Completed

Maintenance of the chapter web site has been completed, and we have upgraded software as required by our hosting provider. We apologize for any inconvenience during the intermittent outages over the past 72 hours.

IPMA-HR Executive Director Interviewed on the Profession

Executive Director Neil Reichenberg is featured in a video interview on In the ten minute interview, Reichenberg discusses the Association’s international mission and what benefits it specifically provides for students. With the continued and sustained growth of various organizations, the need for new HR professionals is climbing. According to a 2010 study, the position of HR Manager is considered the third-best occupation in the U.S. Below is a link to the video:


Speed of Trust Seminar for March Program

Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization.

For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction—and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time–killing, bureaucratic check–and–balance processes so often employed in lieu of actual trust.

The Oregon chapter has arranged for a half-day seminar (8 a.m to noon) for its upcoming March 8 program at the Tualatin Police Department.

Program presenter is Sam Senn, President of Sam Senn & Associates.  Sam performed his undergraduate work at the Evergreen State College and has an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. In association with the FranklinCovey organization, this firm helps create sustainable organizational results by developing principle-centered leaders, creating trustworthy staff and stakeholder relationships, building individual character and interpersonal effectiveness and implementing win-win performance systems that inspire positive engagement, accountability and innovation.

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