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Ottawa l Professional Development & Networking l Committee Member

Starts: 06-11-2020


Chapter Mission

The fundamental mission of a Chapter is to create a rich membership experience consisting of, at a minimum, professional networking, mentoring, professional development and other social benefits through local activities, and by creating volunteering opportunities for members who wish to make a contribution of their time and skills in support this mission.

Position Summary
To drive the growth, engagement and retention of members within the Chapter consistent with Association performance objectives through delivery of relevant, high-quality events and programs. 


Must be an HRPA CHRP member in good standing. An understanding of, or experience in, event planning and budgeting is recommended. Plans, organizes and delivers local programming that benefits all members. Works closely with the Chapter Administrator  to understand the professional networking, professional development, mentoring and social needs of members and be committed to a process of continual improvement, based on HRPA metrics and member survey analysis. The Program Chair may develop original programs for local consumption but will leverage HRPA learning programs, Adobe Connect webcast.

To be highly effective, this role can require up to 3-4 hours per week in peak times.

Reports to

The Chapter Program/PD Chair ireports to the Chapter Board of Director, Professional Development & Networking.


  • Attends and participates in all scheduled Committee meetings;
  • Creates and directs a Program Committee and or sub-committees (more as required)…
    • Networking program sub-committee,
    • Employment Network Group sub-committee,
  • Identifies, recruits, trains, supervises and recognizes committee volunteers;
  • Working with Chapter Administrator, carefully analyzes data from registrations, annual member survey and chapter member demographic and geographic population data;
  • Commits to use of HRPA registration and event feedback platforms,
  • Working with Chapter Administrator establishes engagement goals and metrics;
  • Using that analysis, decides on event content, format, timing and location for event, replicating the event in multiple locations and times to encourage the great possible participation from members throughout the Chapter territory;
  • Maximizes and existing “off-the-shelf” programs/products as provided by HRPA, such as HR Broadcasts, Webinars and Seminars for incorporation into design of Chapter PD events;
  • As early as possible in the Summer publishes a core event calendar for the membership year and add to it as time and opportunity permit;
  • Ensures the Director of membership and Communications Chair are informed of events;
  • Reviews results of event survey feedback re: chapter event content, timing, location and cost to ensure that the members feel they are receiving value for their membership;
  • With Chapter Administrator, reviews “best practice” from across the HRPA chapter networks;
  • Requests information/approval from the Board when necessary to meet the needs of the Program Committee activities;
  • Uses local speakers and the Speaker’s Bureau to select relevant guest speakers to present at Chapter Events
  • Chairs Program Committee meetings on an ongoing basis;
  • Upload all documentation to the iVolunteer PD Community i.e. meeting notes, event registration forms, etc
  • Provides training as early as possible in the Chapter event years, supervise, evaluate and recognize Program Committee team members;
  • Advocates on behalf of HRPA the value of attending the Annual HR Conference, both as paid and volunteer participation.


Allied Professional
Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)
Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)
Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
College Certificate or Diploma
Master's Degree
University Undergraduate Degree

The number of positions varies, please refer to the each Chapters Leadership page to view the number of positions available:

4 (3 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary


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