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March President's Message

Dear PIHRA Members:
"Spring is the time of plans and projects"
- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Spring is almost here.  With somewhat longer days and warmer weather (a relative concept this year in Southern California),  energy levels seem to rise and it is very tempting to start thinking about, or even embarking on, new projects. 
We have caught some of this spring fever at PIHRA.  Not only are we deep into preparation for the 2015 California HR Conference—and all the new opportunities the conference affords—we are also thinking ahead to the future and starting to talk in depth about strategic planning.  The strategic initiatives we are working on and that we hope to implement over the next couple of years will be developed with our mission statement in mind:  PIHRA is dedicated to the continuous enhancement of human resources through networking, learning, and advocacy. 
How do we get started with this task?  I turned to the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) to begin.  At the top of the BoCK pyramid is the “leadership and navigation” competency.  SHRM has identified certain skill sets (behaviors) as part of this competency, and by adapting those we can begin to plan and implement our strategic objectives. 

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