Madison, Wisconsin


The WI Chapter of the International Public Management Association for HR

Join Us for the December 2018 Roundtable: Leadership Transitions and Public Employees                                                                           Get Tickets

What should public-sector employees expect during government administration changes?

Join IPMA-HR Wisconsin Chapter on Wednesday December 12 for an especially timely presentation, “Leadership Transitions and Public Employees.” Our guest presenter is Dennis Dresang, Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs & Political Science and founding director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Dresang will present and lead a discussion on the both the mechanics of leadership transitions and things public-sector employees should be ready for during an administration change.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Socializing and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussion

Cost: Free for Wisconsin Chapter members, $15 for non-members. Not sure if you’re a member? Check the Member Directory

The Results of the Board Members Are In!

President-Elect: Erich George
Secretary: John Wiesman
Board Member: Robert Toomey
Board Member-Technology: Eva Lee

Congratulations to new and returning board members! We look forward to planning a year of events to encourage professional development and networking within our public sector HR community.

The 82nd IPMA-HR Central Region Training Conference at the Madison Concourse Hotel


See our conference tweets (including images shared) using #FWDHR2018.

If you are interested in sponsoring our next conference or have any questions, contact us!


Accepting Nominations to Serve on Our Board

Board members connect regularly with other local public sector HR professionals and also with regional and national IPMA-HR professionals. As a board, we plan chapter activities to encourage professional development and networking within our public sector HR community.

The 2017-2018 year has been largely focused on planning the upcoming Central Region Conference (June 25-27, 2018), which our chapter is hosting in Madison.

Looking ahead, we have many opportunities in the next year to use the resources and contacts we’ve gained this year to plan great activities and expand our chapter. If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please submit the 2018-2019 IPMA-HR Board Nomination Form by Friday, May 25.

Thank you for joining us at the December 2017 Roundtable: HR Process Improvement

Jacquelyn Irving shared practical advice and tips on improving human resources processes in our organizations.

Jackie’s entertaining life experiences were good illustrations of common pitfalls, as well as the potential for improvements made from small process changes.

25 Pounds of Food Items Collected at the Winter Social 2017 Was Donated to the River Food Pantry

The 2017 Annual Training Conference on August 25

Whether you are new to HR or in a senior HR position, we hope our training conference helped you learn and stay current with key public sector HR challenges.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors and speakers: Robert Toomey, Ed.D. (Personality Preferences: Understanding Yourself & Others Through MBTI), Megan Watt (HR Technology Tips for Productivity), Delores Kokinos (The Most Forgotten Step in Achieving Goals), Jim Stratton (Competencies for HR Success), and Laura Gmeinder (Craft Success: Creative Strategies to Retain Top Talent).

Platinum Sponsor  UW Continuing Studies

We teach and direct hundreds of programs and courses that address the professional development
and personal enrichment needs of face-to-face and online learners.


Gold Sponsor   IPMA-HR Central Region

The Central Region Chapter of IPMA-HR is a nonprofit and educational organization, committed to the advancement
of the public sector by providing HR professionals with key educational and training opportunities, valuable resources
and assessments products, and effective advocacy at every level of government.


Additional Sponsor  Mr. Brews Taphouse

Join us after the August 25th conference for appetizers and socializing at
Mr. Brews Taphouse – 5271 High Crossing Blvd., Madison, Wisconsin.

Great Turnout at the June 2017 Roundtable: Government Affairs Update

Neil Reichenberg, Executive Director of IPMA-HR International, gave us an update on recent changes to HR laws and regulations, as well as insight into proposed legislation and proposed rule changes that may change the “rules of the road” for the HR functions we do every day. Substantial changes have been proposed to wage and hour, EEOC, and OSHA rules.

Neil generously shared his presentation slide deck with us, for your reference.

Congratulations to Jim Stratton for Winning the Gift Card Drawing at the Winter Social 2016!

Erika Ryerson had the ugliest sweater on… and we had a great time. Food items were donated to a local pantry.

Solid Discussion at the October 2016 Roundtable

Harry Webne-Behrman, Interim Director UW-Madison’s HR Communities of Practice Office, discussed with us the ways his office is developing HR competencies at UW-Madison through collaboration and engagement.

We are always planning our next social event. If you have a topic you’re interested in or want to speak at our events, contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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