Archive for December, 2013

2014 Membership Drive Begins

Oregon chapter members of IPMA-HR should have received an e-mail invoice for renewal of chapter membership for 2014.

If you haven’t received your renewal invoice, it is available here.

Please take a few minutes to renew now.


DHS Seeks Workforce Diversity Program Coordinator

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified candidates for an Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (Workforce Diversity Program Coordinator) position.

Please see our jobs page for information on this position opening in Salem.

New Officers and Board Members Elected

Election results from the chapter elections have been tabulated, and the slate of officers and board members have been chose for 2014-2015.

Anna Lee, currently serving as Vice President, will become Chapter President, succeeding Janet Newport, who will continue to serve on the chapter Board as Immediate Past President. Jim Loeffler, who had served as a director the past year, will become new chapter Vice President. Retaining their positions on the board are Secretary Rob Koch and Treasurer Debra Bullard.

The following Board members have been re-elected to one-year terms: Machell DePina, Rose Lorenzen, Doug Detling, Andrea Denton and Karol Ford.  New directors serving in 2014 will be Travis Graves, Debi Smith, Carolyn Ross, Mel Gregg and Mark Stotik.





Handling Difficult Conversations – First 2014 Chapter Seminar

One of the most dreaded job tasks a manager has is confronting an employee regarding inappropriate behavior, poor performance, or even bad body odor. Attend a short but powerful session on Friday, January 17, and learn how to handle these types of difficult conversations.

The chapter’s initial 2014 training will be presented by Lenny Borer, and will cover:
• Listening skills to diffuse defensive behaviors
• How to begin a difficult conversation
• How to provide effective feedback that is specific and measurable
• How to prevent yourself from getting hooked off the subject and to avoid arguments
• How to use and work through a problem solving and conflict resolution process

The seminar will run from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the City of Tualatin Police Department Training Room. Cost is $60 for chapter members; $75 for non-members, and includes breakfast.

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