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The mission of the IPMA-HR is to enhance public sector performance by providing human resource leadership, advocacy, professional development, and a community of HR professionals for the sharing of resources and ideas.


IPMA-HR Central Region President's Welcome 


Welcome to the IPMA-HR Central Region website!

It is a pleasure to be your President of the IPMA-HR Central Region. I am super excited to serve in this role over the next 12 months.

I am so proud to be a part IPMA-HR, the leading public sector human resource organization in the world, and an organization that represents the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and promoting excellence in human resources management.

During the next year, I will be working with the new Central Region Board to:

  • Cancelled: the 84th IPMA-HR Central Region Training Conference. The 2020 conference will be held in Kansas City, MO at the Argosy Casino, from June 6 to June 10.
  • Continue to work with the Central Region Chapter Presidents and IPMA-HR Leadership to identify opportunities to develop and strengthen chapters.
  • Foster communication between the chapters to share ideas and resources for chapter meetings.
  • Achieve our 501c3 status.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as President of the Central Region of IPMA-HR for the 2019-2020 calendar year.  Please feel free to contact me any time.


Jennifer Gabbard, SPHR, SHRM - SCP
IPMA-HR Central Region


The 2020 Central Region Training Conference located in Kansas City. MO has been cancelled. It was an unfortunate decision, but a necessary one. We hope you all are well and safe. 

Conference Information

Affiliation with IPMA-HR

The Central Region Chapter of IPMA-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 education and training opportunities, valuable resources and assessment 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.

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