Archive for January, 2014

New Partnership with Portland State University

Anna Lee, chapter president, this week announced the Oregon chapter has entered a partnership with Portland State University:

“IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter is pleased to partner with Portland State University’s Human Resource Management (HRM) specialization for the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program in the Division of Public Administration of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government as we continue to provide resources for expanding human resource education in the public sector.”

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Chapter sponsors second Difficult Conversations seminar February 6

Due to a very high number of registrations for the “Handling Difficult Conversations” seminar scheduled for January 17, we are adding a second class in February. This class will be located in McMinnville on February 6.  If you have already registered for January, but this location works better for you and you would like to transfer your registration over to the McMinnville class, please send an e-mail to Larry Phelan (IPMAOREGON@MSN.COM) and we will accommodate your request.

For those who wanted to attend, but couldn’t make it on the date/time originally offered, here is your second chance to participate!

Seating is limited, so if you are wanting to attend the February seminar, please register at your earliest possibility. Registrations and transfers will be taken first come/first serve.

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Chapter members receive IPMA-CP designation

IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter is pleased to recognize two of our chapter members who achieved the internationally recognized IPMA-CP Certification in December 2013. Congratulations to Kelli Gallippi and Karol Ford.

Karol Ford, IPMA-CP and SPHR, currently works as the Labor and Employee Relations Analyst with Metro in Portland Oregon. She has worked for Metro for 15 years, previously serving as the Recruitment and Selection and Staff Development Manager. Karol has served on the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter board of directors since July 2012.

Kelli Gallippi, IPMA-CP, currently works as the Administrative Analyst for the Central Human Resources Unit and HR Director of Multnomah County. She’s been with the County for 16 years, 8 of that in HR. She had a previous non-HR career working with delinquent youth in the community for the Department of Community Justice, and other social agencies for 13 years.


IPMA Oregon Chapter
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
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