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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.

Kris Lehman
2024 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 19, 2024
    Location:
    Goodwill of the Heartland Headquarters (near the Eastern Iowa Airport) 8200 6th Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    Tuesday, March 19th
    Current ISHRA Members are invited to our Q1 Meeting
    8am to 9am
    Doors open at 7:30am for networking/sign in
    Light breakfast and coffee provided
     
    Goodwill of the Heartland - Headquarters office (near the airport)...
  • September 25, 2024 to September 27, 2024
    Location:
    Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Convention Center

    Theme:  What's Brewing in HR