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NYS SHRM Conference in Albany from 9/23 to 9/25

            It’s time to get excited! Registration for our NYS SHRM 2018 Conference – HR: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate – is now open! Register before March 31, and you’ll receive $125 off the regular rate!
We had a ton of great feedback from our conference last year, with over 550 people and 50 exhibitors in attendance. We are working hard to make our 2018 conference even better!
This year’s conference will be September 23-25, 2018, located at the state of the art Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York. We’ve got some incredible keynote speakers lined up, including Neen James, Margaret Reagan, Lee Rubin, John Bagyi, and Cy Wakeman. In addition to the keynote speakers, we’re currently in the process of selecting some top-level speakers for our breakout sessions!
Come be enlightened with breakout sessions designed around four tracks of knowledge (strategic, innovative, legal, and general sessions), network with other professionals, gain credit hours, and, if you have an HR issue that needs support, get consultation from one of our almost 60 vendors in our Solution Center!
Register today, and don’t forget to book a room! We have a set number of rooms blocked off at the beautiful Albany Hilton and the charming Albany Renaissance at a discounted rate for our guests.
Applications are now being accepted for the annual Dennis Ryan Memorial Volunteer Award. Any individual who is actively employed in the field of Human Resources who resides in, or works in, the state of New York may apply for the scholarship. The winner will receive one full NYS Annual Conference registration, lodging expenses for Sunday and Monday evening, if necessary, transportation reimbursement, and meals covered for Sunday-Tuesday.
We hope to see you in September!


Welcome to the Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association!

Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association (MHHRA) is a professional Human Resource association based in Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York State and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).   MHHRA’s goal is to provide the opportunity for Human Resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field.

Please join us on Facebook and LinkedIn. In 2014 we launched a LinkedIn Group and a Facebook page to help us reach our members! 

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!

If you've changed jobs and have a new email address please send it to us to have your records updated!

Please let us know how we can help you!

Marybeth Giesler
President 2018


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Marist College, in cooperation with the Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association, offers a 12-week professional development program to prepare human resource professionals to sit for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification examination.
Marist’s program uses the newly designed 2018 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP which features the most up-to-date and relevant study materials available today. This new and comprehensive program is filled with unique features, including innovative SmartStudy™ tools, comprehensive learning modules, and interactive online multi-media resources to help streamline study time, expand your competencies and knowledge and build confidence for passing the certification exam
Tuesdays September 4, 2018 to November 20, 2018
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (12 sessions)
Make up date November 27, 2018
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Register here


Is HR a strategy partner in your organization?

HR continues to take on a more strategic role in organizations. Does HR deserve a seat at the table continues to be the key question? Slowly the assumption that HR costs money and is strictly administrative is changing. This article is a clear picture of management disregarding HR's voice and the ramifications it can cause.


The Mid-Hudson HR Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession!

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Mid Hudson HR Association its prestigious Gold EXCEL Award for our accomplishments in 2016.


The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.


As President, I would like to thank our Board who volunteers their time to enhance the HR profession locally through education, workforce readiness and diversity initiatives.


Cancellation Policy

MHHRA understands that last minute things may arise and you will need to cancel your registration. Cancellations less than 48 hours in advanced will still be billed for the meeting fee.



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Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association

    MHHRA is an organization, affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), based in Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York State for Human Resource professionals. We are dedicated to the advancement of the Human Resource Profession and the development of Human Resource Professionals in our Community.

    Purpose: To provide the opportunity for Human Resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field.

    MHHRA is pleased to announce that the chapter has received the SHRM 2010 and 2013 Membership Super Star Awards from SHRM and the Excel Award SIlver Chapter in 2013 in recognition of MHHRA's achievements and activities throughout the years.










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