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Take a look at our upcoming programs for 2016!  All programs are approved for both HRCI and SHRM recertification credits and as a special bonus, our August program is approved for Strategic/Business credit.                                                                                                                      We're growing!  In order to serve you better, we are exploring opportunities to expand membership and services in the Mt. Vernon, Illinois area.  Please visit our website soon for more details.

We are 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 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.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!  Take a look at our 2016 event calendar.  All programs with the exception of our Christmas social are approved for both SHRM and HRCI continuing education credits.  For more information email us at




Upcoming Events

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  • August 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Collinsville Area Recreation Center (CARD) 10 Gateway Drive Collinsville, IL 62234

    Vicki Niederhofer from the Illinois Department of Employment Security will present our August program, Using Labor Market Statistics to Inform Decision Making.  Learn how to make analytics an important part of your HR toolkit.  Measure what matters and develop your HR strategy in support of...

  • September 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Collinsville Area Recreation Center (CARD) 10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville, IL 62234

    So you don't work for a Fortune 500 company...

    And your HR team consists of ME, MYSELF, and I...

    This program was developed for you!  Join Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, as he discusses Running an HR Department of One.  Learn how to juggle all aspects of HR while avoiding...

  • October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Collinsville Area Recreation Department (CARD) #10 Gateway Dr. Collinsville, IL 62234

    Richard Avdoian, MS, MSW, CSP, will present a program on How to Retain Highly Effective Motivated Employees.  Don't let the competition poach your high potentials!  Join us in October to learn how you can improve retention.

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