Northern California Chapter -
International Public Management Association - Human Resources

Proud Recipient of the 2017 IPMA-HR Chapter Award for Excellence and
2017 WRIPMA-HR Outstanding Chapter Award

Welcome to the Northern California Chapter - International Public Management Association - Human Resources (NCCIPMA-HR)!



Proudly Announces Its

 2018 Annual Chapter Conference & Expo


“First Class Cruise to HR Excellence” 


March 15 – 16, 2018


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Sonoma Valley, California


1)    Pre-Conference Workshop on March 15, 2018 featuring our Chapter's renowned Labor Relations Boot Camp on Grievances and Arbitrations and an all-day ADA Disability Accommodations Workshop with Rachel Shaw;

2)    Concurrent Sessions on the topics of recruitment, labor relations, classification/compensation, benefits administration, retirement, organizational development, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, and equal employment opportunity;

3)    Networking breakfasts, lunches and social/buffet dinner with live entertainment;

4)    Complimentary professional headshots for use with resumes and online networking; and,

5)    Career Coaching with executive recruiters. 

Simply stated, NCCIPMA-HR offers an incredible program at an unbeatable price.  Our comprehensive agenda offers nearly 30 plenary and concurrent sessions with an extensive list of speakers, including some of the state’s top executives, labor attorneys, consultants, and HR influencers and trend setters.

See attached conference planning program for more details.


2-Day “All Inclusive” Pass – Best Value

Includes: Labor Relations Boot Camp or Full-Day ADA Disability Accommodations Workshop (March 15), President's Reception and Dinner Banquet (March 15), Conference Sessions (March 16), and Professional Headshots (March 16).




Early Bird

(Pay by 12/31/17)




(Pay by 2/28/18)



Late or Walk-In

(Pay after 2/18/18)




Single “1-Day Pass” also available for either day;

See website for additional details.

 Hotel Reservation

 For Conference attendees, NCCIPMA-HR has arranged for a limited number of discounted rooms at the conference group rate for $129/night + tax (available on a first-come, first-served basis; valid for stays between March 14 through 18, 2018).  For reservations, call (707) 584-5466 and ask for the “NCCIPMAHR 2018” group rate or click here to access the hotel's group reservation page.  The group reservation cutoff date is February 12, 2018.  The DoubleTree is a pet-friendly hotel; additional pet fee and restrictions apply. 

Recertifications Credits



IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn up to six (6) points of re-certification credits for their participation at the Conference.  In addition, NCCIPMA-HR is a SHRM Recertification Provider, and this program is valid for sixteen (16) PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.  Proof of attendance will be provided upon request.

Online registration is now available.

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Upcoming events

03/15/2018 7:30 AM • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, 1 Doubletree Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
03/28/2018 9:00 AM • City of Modesto, 1010 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354


NCCIPMA-HR is an affiliate of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), 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. IPMA-HR represents more than 9,000 individuals and 1,100 agencies at the local, state and federal levels of government worldwide. IPMA-HR is comprised of four U.S. regions and more than 42 affiliate chapters that operate independently and provide members with professional resources and events and career advancement opportunities. Chapter members receive IPMA-HR affiliate benefits such as the weekly HR Bulletin and the IPMA-HR member rate for all professional development activities. 

NCCIPMA-HR is the largest chapter of IPMA-HR in the Northern California region, and serves the counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Plumas, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, and Trinity. NCCIPMA-HR focuses on the professional development of public sector human resources practitioners at all levels. Training are provided through workshops and seminars, the Chapter web site at, and the Annual Chapter Conference in Sonoma Valley, California.

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