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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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  • August 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to December 14, 2022 - 2:00pm
    Virtual Event (5-part) Aug 10, Sept 7, Oct 19, Nov 9 and Dec 14: 2 pm - 4 pm

    Iowa SHRM has partnered with Schabel Solutions to host our first DEI Certificate program, Harnessing the Power of HR to Design Equitable Workplaces! In this 5-part program, HR professionals and those accountable for HR in their organizations, will sharpen their skills in designing strategic and sustainable DEI practices. The live...

  • October 5, 2022 to October 7, 2022
    Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coralville, IA


  • October 11, 2022 - 11:00am
    Virtual & In-Person (Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer, Iowa - Room 108B)

    Please mark your calendar for this very informative presentation on physical and cyber security threats and measures businesses should recognize and consider implementing to protect their employees. Details to come. 

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Fri, 30 Sep 2022
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What Does Workplace Racism Look Like?

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
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