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Iowa Senior Human Resources Association

Welcome to the Iowa Senior Human Resources Association (ISHRA) site!

ISHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an international organization that elevates the HR profession and empowers people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and by maximizing human potential.

ISHRA members are accomplished leaders in the HR field and our programming focuses on topics relevant to top HR and organizational decision makers. We are a network for information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources. Our members regularly share best practices and local benchmarking information.

If you have interest in learning more about ISHRA, please contact one of our board members and we would be happy to invite you attend one of our events as special guest. Our membership is primarily centered in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. ISHRA membership criteria is listed below.

For our members, current and prospective, this site will be a resource and we 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.

Dr. Tracy Tunwall
2022 ISHRA President


ISHRA Membership Criteria

  • Engaged in the profession of Human Resource for at least 10 years with at least 5 years in a senior level of top decision-making role
  • HR Consultant with at least 10 years advising or counseling clients in HR matters
  • Faculty members of an accredited college or university who hold an assistant, associate or full professorship in an HR related area
  • A combination of the above criteria
  • Must be a current SHRM member; there is no additional chapter fee for ISHRA membership beyond your annual SHRM member fee
  • We meet quarterly and encourage all members to actively participate in at least two meetings per year and to be engaged in the initiatives, which can help us maintain our status
  • Prospective members must apply for membership and receive approval from the ISHRA Board

Upcoming Events

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  • March 9, 2022 - 7:45am to 9:00am
    Fresh Deli & Grill 200 First Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    Mark Hudson
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  • May 4, 2022 - 7:45am to 9:00am
    Fresh Deli & Grill 200 First Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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  • September 7, 2022 - 7:45am to 9:00am
    Fresh Deli & Grill 200 First Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

    Please check back for more information




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