Thursday, May 13, 2010

Volunteer Recognition Aboard the Captain JP Morgan Cruise Line!

All Aboard! Please join us on Thursday, June 10, 2010, for a night of fun and celebration aboard the Captain JP Morgan Cruise Line. We will be honoring our hardworking volunteers, who service CRHRA’s thirteen committees and whose continuing commitment to CRHRA is directly responsible for our chapter’s success. Their work enables CRHRA to carry out its mission of “serving the professional and advancing the profession” by assisting members attain certification, offering educational programming, assisting individuals who are entering and/or re-entering the workforce, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, keeping our members informed through our newsletter, website, and social networking sites and promoting CRHRA through public relation and marketing.

Boarding time is 6:00 pm and the Captain JP sets sail at 6:30 pm, returning at 9:00 pm. After the annual business meeting and installment of the new board, the rest of the evening is reserved for light food, networking and plenty of fun. There will be a D.J. on board and a cash bar will be available all night. The price for this night of fun is $30 for members and guests. Members are encouraged to bring a guest and come ready to party!

Registration/Board – 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Meeting and Volunteer Recognition – 6:30 – 7:30 PM
The Party – 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CRHRA Presents HR’s Leadership Role: Facilitating the Tough Conversations

Albany, NY - The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold the next Monthly Meeting and Program on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Elizabeth Fredericks and Jim Mahan from Vitalwork, Inc., will present HR’s Leadership Role: Facilitating the Tough Conversations.

The Human Resource leadership as well as the HR function in any organization will not have a truly powerful seat at the senior management table until HR leaders are recognized as full and strategic partners by their CEO. How does a senior HR leader demonstrate this kind of strategic value when so much of what they deliver to the organization is tactical in nature?

During this presentation participants will be:
  • Introduced to the signs that a Crucial Conversation is in need of taking place
  • Shown a process for getting these conversations started, and,
  • Provided a design template you can use to develop the essence of these conversations before they take place.

This event begins with registration from 7:00am – 7:30am, breakfast buffet from 7:30am – 8:00am, and program from 8:00am – 9:00am at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road in Albany.

Reservations may be made at or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687. The events are open to the public. The Monthly Meeting & Program: CRHRA Members $20, Non-Members 25, Students $10.

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 1000 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.