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)!

Want to add the SHRM certification to your list of accomplishments? 

For the first time in the history of NCCIPMA-HR we are offering you a chance to prepare for the coveted SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation.   

 3-Day SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Course


October 24, 25, 26, 2018

(3 Days; Wednesday through Friday)

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


East Bay Municipal Utility District

Training Resource Center

375 11th St.*

Oakland, CA 94607

* This training location is Amtrak-accessible (via the Oakland Jack London Square “OKJ” Station and connect via the free Broadway shuttle or walking), Ferry-accessible (directly across from the Oakland Jack London Square Ferry Building via the free Broadway shuttle or walking), and BART-accessible (via the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station).

Click here to learn more, and register today! 

Cheryl Cepelak For IPMA-HR President Elect

The Northern California Chapter International Public Management Association-Human Resources (NCCIPMA-HR) endorses Cheryl Cepelak for IPMA-HR President-Elect. We strongly believe that Cheryl will continue to move this organization forward and bring back relevance to IPMA-HR. We believe she can work hard and carry through the initiatives of the chapters and members.

As an organization, IPMA-HR, struggles to remain relevant.  We need updated programs and resources that members can rely upon.  We need to update our professional certification program to keep up with the ever-changing world of Human Resources.  We, at NCCIPMA-HR believe that Cheryl can do just that.  Won't you join us in voting for Cheryl?

When you receive your ballot, between August 10 and 24, please take the time to vote for Cheryl.  This is a national election that is done online, and your vote as a member of IPMA-HR is important.





Dogs4Diabetics Fundraiser


We are delighted to share that the 2018 President's Reception and Dinner Banquet raised a total of $1,500 for Dogs4Diabetics, a nonprofit organization which provides medical alert assistance dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics living in Northern and Central California. Thanks to your generous support and donations, our Chapter President, Gene Boucher, presented the check to D4D Founder, Mark Ruefenacht and its Board, on April 7 at its headquarters in Concord.


Interested in learning more about D4D and how it can help you and your organization? Click here to visit their website. Also, if you would like to contribute to D4D's upcoming Superhero Walk for the Dogs Fundraiser, click on the link below to donate.


Donate to Dogs4Diabetics >>

Did you know that NCCIPMA-HR has it's own designated group on LinkedIn?  Join the discussion today!



NCCIPMA-HR is now on Instagram!  Follow us on Instagram at nccipmahr 



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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Upcoming events

10/12/2018 8:30 AM • Harris Ranch, 24505 W Dorris Ave, Coalinga, CA 93210
10/24/2018 8:30 AM • East Bay Municipal Utility District, 375 11th St., Oakland, CA 94607
11/07/2018 8:30 AM • Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607

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