Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Capital Region Human Resources Association Presents: 2009 Annual Conference

Sustainable Human Resources:
Supporting Our Organizations and Our World

Albany, NY - The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold it’s annual one-day conference on March 19, 2009.

The conference includes a full day with HR vendors and HR subject matter experts presenting on various Human Resource related topics and issues. The morning keynote speakers are New York State’s Comptroller, Mr. Thomas Dinapoli and Susan Post, Eastern Regional SHRM Director. Mr. Dinapoli will discuss views of how the New York State economy is affecting businesses throughout the state, both short and long term and Ms. Post will discuss ethical issues in HR. Our lunch keynote will be John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, Deputy Managing Attorney of Bond, Schoeneck & King who will present “Two Truths and a Lie” introducing real scenarios surrounding Screening and interviewing nightmares, bizarre policies, harassment scenarios, “accommodation” requests, and problematic terminations.

Other topics and programs include future trends in HR, protecting information, communicating to staff in a down economy, unionization, training, ethics, and going-green.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany beginning with registration and breakfast at 7:30am continuing with programs and lunch through 5:30pm ending with a networking and cocktail hour.

Reservations may be made at or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687. The event is open to the public, CRHRA Members $180, Non-Members $200, Students $35. Registration for the morning keynote and breakfast are also available.


The Capital Region Human Resource Association is the Northeastern New York State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). CRHRA is a local organization dedicated to serving Human Resource Professionals and has been advancing the profession for over 60 years. The Chapter was founded in 1946 and is currently comprised of over 850 professionals, employed in various human resource functions in over 450 companies region wide.

For more information about CRHRA or to become a member, visit CRHRA’s website ( or contact CRHRA by phone (518) 463-8687.