Welcome to the IPMA-HR Southern Region website!
great State of Alabama welcomes the
2018 IPMA-HR Southern Region
Training conference to Birmingham
ďThe Magic CityĒ. The three-day
conference will be held at The
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel May 20-23,
2018. The conference will include
powerful keynote sessions, breakout
sessions and networking evening
events and provide you with valuable
resources, products and services.
For registration and information,
We look forward to seeing you
IPMA-HR is the premier professional organization for public sector human resources professionals. Itís a
place where you can collaborate with and learn from your peers. The Southern Region has clarified this
in our vision statement:
To champion human resources values, leadership, and professional development with Southern
hospitality and charm.
To help us fulfill this mission, we sponsor an annual conference. Itís a major event attended by over 250
of your colleagues looking for networking, training, and career development. I attended my
Southern Region conference eight years ago and I was hooked! As a public sector human resources
professional, it was the first conference I attended that completely applied to my job and my workplace.
At that first conference I met and networked with a group of HR professionals who today are still my
colleagues and mentors. People who are just a phone call away when I need a sounding board or advice.
This yearís conference will be held from May 20-23, 2018 in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama and is
cohosted by the Alabama Chapter of IPMA-HR (AAPPA-HR). This yearís theme is HR: Forging Our Future
in the Magic City and weíd love to see you there. The conference program is full of speakers and topics
that will challenge you to grow in your career and return to your job motivated and energized! If youíre
new to the conference, I encourage you to and your special group of advisors at one of the many
networking opportunities: the Presidentís Reception, the Oklahoma Chapterís night at Cantina Laredo,
and the Tuesday evening event at historic Sloss Furnaces. If youíve previously attended a Southern
Region conference, youíll enjoy reconnecting with old friends and making new connections.
Iíd also like to encourage you to get involved in the Southern Region and your local IPMA-HR Chapter.
You can serve on a committee, help plan a conference, or take on a leadership role. Itís a great way to
make contacts and grow as a professional.
See you in Alabama!
IPMA-HR Southern Region
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW IPMA-HR CERTIFIED
A total of 45 people from the
Southern Region were certified by IPMA-HR
January 2015 and July 2015.
Congratulations to each of you on this
achievement! It reflects your on-going hard
work and commitment to the profession of
Public Human Resource Management.
HERE to view the list of new IPMA-HR
IPMA-HR is an
organization that represents the interests of human
resource professionals at the Federal, State and
Local levels of government. Our goal is to provide
information and assistance to help HR professionals
increase their job performance and overall agency
function by providing cost effective products,
services and educational opportunities.
SOUTHERN REGION NEWS & EVENTS
Congratulations to the
Texas Chapter for winning the 2016 Dayna Petete
Outstanding Chapter Award
Pictured left to right:
Mark Washington, Texas Chapter President, Gwen
Platt, Neil Reichenberg, IPMA-HR Executive Director,
Priscilla Wilson, Patricia O'Neil, Bill Cole, IPMA-HR
President, Rosie Perez, Maurice Brown, Southern
Congratulations to Dr. Trish
Holliday (center) for being selected as the 2016 Edwin L. Swain
Award winner for her contributions to the
Pictured from left to right: Maurice Brown, Southern
Region President, Dr. Trish Holliday, and
Nominations Committee Chair.