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

NCCIPMA-HR President, Christopher Boucher, to Present at Upcoming WRIPAC Meeting - January 18 - 19, 2018 (Fairfield, CA)

01/03/2018 2:52 AM | Christopher Boucher (Administrator)

WRIPAC invites you to our Winter meeting in Solano County! WRIPAC is a non-profit human resources organization with over 30 member agencies representing state & local governments, school districts, utility districts and other public agencies in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Oregon. Membership in WRIPAC is agency based and free to join, but does require on-going participation and attendance. Meetings are open to guests and agencies interested in establishing membership.

Our pre-meeting training workshop on Competency Modeling is a combination of lecture, discussion, and individual and group exercises, through which participants will gain an understanding of the terms and application of "Competency" and "Competency Modeling" and how it complements Job Analysis.  (Register by January 2nd for the Early Bird rate!)

WRIPAC’s signature roundtable sessions allow members and guests to share challenges and success stories from their agencies, to solicit support and ideas on ways to address common issues that we all face, and to identify opportunities for WRIPAC as an organization to fill the gaps between the resources currently unavailable or too expensive.

This meeting will feature two guest speakers. A detailed agenda with daily schedule is available online.


Workplace bullying, like childhood bullying, is the tendency of individuals or groups to use persistent aggressive or unreasonable behavior against a co-worker.  For many of us, the word “bully” brings back memories of a playground bully from our childhood days. Yet, workplace bullying has become one of the most difficult areas to address in handling employee discipline for today’s human resources professionals.  Although workplace bullying has not been a frequent concern for HR professionals in the past, the statistics of employees being bullied at work have increased during recent years.  To prove this point, the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) found, in a national survey, that 37 percent of the U.S. workforce, or 54 million employees, have been bullied now or at some time during their work life, there by earning its title as a “silent epidemic” in the American workforce.

Join attorney and HR practitioner, Christopher Boucher, in an interactive presentation as he provides an overview on what constitutes workplace bullying, steps to identify and address workplace bullying behaviors, how to prevent it from happening, and corrective measures that meets progressive discipline standards.  You will leave this presentation equipped with practical guidance on how to spot and address workplace bullying issues at work.

Champions for Leadership: Preparing Transformational Leaders

Presented by: Demerris Brooks, Ed.D., Director of Workforce and Organization Development in the Human Resources Branch of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

By growing leaders from within and developing staff to their full potential, the Santa Clara County Office of Education strives to match student and organizational need to the career aspirations of individuals. The Champions for Leadership (CFL) program empowers cohort members to have a positive and significant impact on students through action-learning projects, mentoring, and professional development.

Demerris Brooks, Ed.D. is the Director of Workforce and Organization Development in the Human Resources Branch of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. The Workforce and Organization Development team supports and sustains efforts to build a responsive, agile, efficient, and healthy organization using evidence-based research and best-practices that support the SCCOE mission, vision, and goals. Dr. Brooks began her career as a secondary English teacher and has spent over 20 years as a K-12 and university administrator. Her areas of interest are diversity, gender equity, universal design, and unbiased student conduct processes.

Dr. WRIPAC Networking Social Event

Dr. WRIPAC is a professional networking event that gives our members and guests an opportunity to socialize and get to know one another outside of the meeting. Dr. WRIPAC costs $25/person.

Dr. WRIPAC for this meeting will feature Paint Nite! Paint Nite is bringing us everything we need to create a one-of-a-kind painting. A skilled artist will guide us through two lively hours of creativity, appetizers and drinks, laughter and fun. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time. We will be painting the image below! For those traveling with guests, you can bring them along. Colleagues who can't get out of the office during the day are also welcome to join us!

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