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Welcome to the Northwest Iowa / Southwest Minnesota Area Human Resource Association

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!

Upcoming Events

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  • October 6, 2023
    Blair Cliff University Briar Cliff College St. Francis Center (Copy/Paste in your browser to Register Today!)




  • October 10, 2023 - 11:00am
    ILCC Campus Room 108B Spencer, Iowa In-Person Only In-Person Only

    Join this Join us in October for a valuable 2-hour in-person only QPR training session!

    This is introductory training to suicide prevention focusing on a three-step basic strategy for intervention...

  • October 11, 2023 to October 13, 2023
    Des Moines, Iowa


    Get ready for The Great Reset: The Future of HR! The 2023 Iowa SHRM State Conference will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA October 11-13, 2023.

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