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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 18, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
    Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery 218 W 6th Street Carroll, Iowa

    See Flyer for mor information. Contact information on flyer.


  • September 13, 2022 - 11:30am
    Iowa Lakes Community College Spencer, Iowa

    Please join us for this training webinar to learn more about the growth expansion, challenges and successes from Dane Sulentic, Apprenticeship Coordinator with IDOC. 

    We are also currently reaching out to the Iowa Governor's Office for their insight and support as well during the webinar.

    SHRM license CEUs...

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


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