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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:

  • Look forward to our 2021 conference
  • 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

Dear Central Region IPMA-HR Members,

These past few months have been exhausting, emotionally and mentally, while we are trying to maintain composure and push through our ever-changing day to day HR profession due to COVID-19.

In the last three weeks, we are certain you, like us, have felt angry, frustrated, saddened, and helpless at the horrific murder of George Floyd. This tragic death opened the gate to many other racial injustices that have existed and been allowed to continue in our country far too long and must be addressed. We can no longer remain silent. Now is the time to take action.

This is not a political issue, but rather a basic human rights issue. In our country, we have stood behind the words that all men and women were created equal, however for too many years those have simply been words and not actualized in how our businesses are run. As Human Resources professionals, our employees look to us to be the champions of diversity and inclusion. Employees look to us to be the ones who safeguard recruitments against discrimination. Employees turn to us to ensure that in their workplaces they are treated fairly, regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation.

This is our opportunity to act. As HR leaders, it is essential to have these difficult conversations with the leaders and management in our organizations. We must take the time now to work on changing our business practices within our organizations all over of what diversity, equality and equity truly mean and what that looks like.

Together we can make the world a better place; we simply need to seize the moment and use this defining moment for true change, for employees to feel they are heard, seen, and supported.

The Central Region IPMA-HR Board

For more information, please visit IPMA-HR's Racial Equity Resource Page: https://www.ipma-hr.org/equity-and-diversity-resource-page.

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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