*2018 Proxy Form can be downloaded here: assets/Elections/2018_proxy_form.pdf



Registration is now OPEN!

Select this link to take advantage of Early Bird savings! 

The Schedule At a Glance can be viewed here:  assets/Conferences/2018_ipma_hr_eastern_region_schedule_at_a_glance.pdf



Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201  |    410.962.0202
Book your Hotel Reservation https://aws.passkey.com/e/49567265 
Book by  18 MAY, 2018 to avail the special ER IPMA-HR group code -  IPMA Eastern Region Conference
Guest Rate: Single/Double Occupancy is $161/night at the IPMA discounted rate  (plus taxes & fees). After this date, group rate rooms will be released to the general public for sale and will be subject to availability.
Sign up for the Marriott Rewards Program for FREE in-room internet as well as other special rewards.


*For more information: http://www.ipma-er.org/Conference/2018/Hotel.html



Sunday, 17 June, 2018 at 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $15 per ticket (non-refundable)
The stadium is directly across the street from the Marriott Hotel. Families and guests are welcome to join in the festivities! Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Registration Table on Sunday, 17 June, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
*Link for tickets: http://ipma-er.org/index.html 
**Last day to order tickets is 11 May, 2018.
***For more information regarding this years' Eastern Region IPMA-HR Training Forum, please visit the ER IPMA-HR website.

  *See Chapter Events for details regarding upcoming programs and events.


Receive a 50% Discount off our regular rates if you join or renew by 30 June, 2018

Dear IPMA-MCC Colleagues and fellow members,

We are offering a very special discount to encourage and incentivize you to renew or join our professional organization before June 30, 2018. This incredible offer validates your membership in IPMA-HR Montgomery County Chapter through June 30, 2019...essentially giving you benefits for almost 14 months!  

IPMA-HR MCC is a premiere chapter in the Eastern Region, with activities throughout the year. We host program events, social and networking opportunities, charity drives, community-based activities, and our annual Spring Training & Development Forum. We have committees to get you involved in chapter activities at any level of your interest - Programs, Social Events, Communications, Membership, Awards, Charity, Training Forum! Additionally, serving on the Executive Board offers you the opportunity for leadership development and visibility with many senior leaders in the field of HR and Public Administration. Our membership roster has representatives from across public sector organizations including Federal, State & Local governments, Academia, and Non-Profit groups. Our activities provide a fertile environment to learn new skills, connect with peers in other organizations, and get involved in events that shape and support the community. Join or Renew your membership now and take your HR/Public Administration career to the next level!  

Follow this link for the membership forms: https://www.ipmamc.org/membership-renew-or-join

  Newest White Papers...
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Starting the Workforce Analytics Journey by IBM
"Five years ago in a Harvard Business Review article on how companies leveraged 
HR analytics for competitive advantage, my co-authors and I found only a small handful 
of companies to interview. Today, life is very different. Interest in analytics and storytelling
through data in HR is booming. But, HR as a whole is still learning how to set up an effective
analytics function. That is why I welcome thisreport. The first 100 days of any effort
is critical to success. Analytics is no different."
IBM Corporation


Boosting Employee Engagement to Boost Trust in Government
by Robert Lavigna
"...When I speak to groups about why government agencies and jurisdictions should measure
and improve employee engagement, I always hit at the “why it matters” question very hard.
That is, why should government focus on measuring and improving engagement?..."
Robert Lavigna


The MD-715 Barrier Analysis Process: The Answer To Organizational Success
by Golden Key Group
"...Let's start with the root cause analysis. This is just another term used to describe conducting a
thorough qualitative and quantitative organizational assessment. Diversity and inclusion should be
 approached the same manner as you would approach any other challenge you'd find in
 your organization..."
Golden Key Group (GKG)


Fast Take on Talent Innovation: Performance Management by PwC
 "...Conventional performance management has been linked to high levels of attrition,
low productivity and significant problems with collaboration1. And it’s far from an organizational
fan favorite. Most leaders are dissatisfied with their current performance management experience..."
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
A Different Approach To Improve Your Work Culture by Stewart Liff
"...The typical approach is to develop the organization’s supervisors with the
expectation/hope that if they are better trained, somehow morale will improve. In fact,
U.S. organizations spend over $160 billion on employee development, with the largest
percentage being spent on supervisory training. Yet each year, we tend to see relatively
little improvement in employee satisfaction scores for either government employees or
employees in general..."
Stewart Liff
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Message from the President . . . .

"...This year’s theme of “Giving Back to our Community” will create hope for those in our community who can benefit from what our organization provides. By adopting those in need we are able to not only provide them with basic necessities, but we can also show them what our organization can provide through teaching and mentoring..."

-Lori Thompson, Chapter President


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Topic of Interest

IPMA-HR Releases New HR2020 Report

"...The HR2020 framework contains the critical elements required to help HR professionals bring the future into focus. The framework does not specifically address the technical expertise of the HR profession; rather, the framework is intended to sit on the foundation of that body of knowledge. The framework creates a roadmap of how to build on technical knowledge to create a transformative roadmap and achieve organizational success..."

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Getting the Right People: How to Recruit and Retain Qualified Staff

by Neil Reichenberg

"Recruiting and retaining qualified staff remains the most important workforce issue for the second consecutive year, according to the findings of the 2016 Workforce Trends survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence. The survey, which is based on survey responses from the members of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), also found that jobs in finance are among those that state and local governments have the most difficult time filling..."

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