PIHRA has a variety of opportunities for you to choose from based on your preferred type of involvement and time commitment. Volunteer opportunities can span several weeks to several years – it’s all up to you. PIHRA needs your talent and time to provide communities, professional development, and resources to advance human resource professionals in California.
PIHRA cannot do all that it does without its trusted volunteer corps. PIHRA is pleased to announce the 2022 Nominations Committee. This committee is responsible for leading and executing the PIHRA board officer and chapter level nominations and election process. They will be working as a team along with our communities to help take the association forward and answer any questions the PIHRA community may have with respect to governance and volunteer leadership.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the 2022 Chair of the Nominations Committee with questions.
Typically, these are short term commitments serving on a committee connected with the PIHRA board, a PIHRA Chapter board or a PIHRA specialty group (i.e., PIHRA Emerging Leaders). As a committee volunteer, you will have an opportunity to contribute your expertise, strength and passion in an area that you select such as programs/professional development, membership recruitment or engagement, event coordination and sponsorship management.
As a current, voting member of PIHRA, you can assume a formal officer position on the board of one of our 18 chapters. Each of our communities has a board which consists of the key positions listed below. These positions are usually a one year commitment and are appointed or elected by the Chair or the existing chapter board members.
In contrast, the chair and vice chair positions of each PIHRA chapter board are elected by the chapter’s membership. The nominations process for these positions typically takes place in August/September and elections occur in September/October.
The additional board positions available are discussed throughout the year and selections typically occur during the October- December time frame at the chapter level.
As a current, voting member of PIHRA, you can also decide to run for a position on the PIHRA Board of Directors. These positions are typically a two-year commitment. Some of the roles that are available include:
There are also standing committee chair positions that are available in Programs (Professional Development), Membership Development, College Relations, Government Affairs and Emerging Leaders.
To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, the individual must be a current voting PIHRA member in good standing and have previously served or currently serving in any one of the following positions:
A voting member of the PIHRA Board
A voting member of a PIHRA Chapter Board
A member of a standing committee or an ad hoc committee of the Board of Directors
The PIHRA board of director nominations process has begun. The election will occur in October 2022. See below for details!
CURRENT EXECUTIVE BOARD OPENINGS
If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please consider applying to any of our open positions before Monday, October 17, 2022.
Executive Board Forms & Documents:
2022 Nomination Form President, Vice President and Regional Representatives
2022 Board Conflict of Interest Form (PDF)
2022 Board Commitment Form (PDF)
Send your completed Board of Director Nominations Form to Karen Boublis at email@example.com by Monday, October 17, 2022.
It is time for PIHRA Chapters to begin the nominations process for chapter officers. The only positions elected by chapter members are the Chair and Vice Chair. All other positions are typically appointed by the Chair.
Chapter members will participate in an election in October 2022 to elect their Chair and Vice Chair.
Chapter Nominations Form for Chair & Vice Chair positions:
If you’re interested in the chapter chair or vice chair position, please submit the nominations form by Monday, October 17, 2022.
2023 Chapter Nominations Form (PDF)
Please do not hesitate to reach out to Karen Boublis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Member Services at email@example.com if you have any questions or need further assistance.
Below are brief summaries describing each of the chapter board roles.
The chair presides at all chapter meetings and communicates with chapter leaders and board committees during the month to ensure responsibilities are being handled effectively.
The vice chair serves in the absence of the chair covering all of the chair responsibilities, as necessary. The vice chair is responsible for closely monitoring the activities of the chapter committees and assisting as needed in all areas.
The secretary takes minutes of all chapter board meetings and provides notice of meeting dates and times to chapter leaders. Maintains the current administrative files of the chapter including historic files.
The treasurer is responsible for all aspects of the financial functions of the chapter including accounts payable, record keeping, collection of fees, creation of monthly financial documents and tracking and reporting of all credit card use.
Responsible for annual recruitment and retention efforts of the chapter, including the implementation of the campaigns developed at the association level. Participates in the monthly PIHRA membership chair call (30 minutes).
Has the responsibility for the development of all chapter programs. Work closely with the chapter leadership and the PIHRA Home Office Programs Team to ensure that relevant topics and speakers are selected for presentation. Participates in the PIHRA program chair calls (30 minutes).
This position is responsible for ensuring that PIHRA chapter activities and achievements are well-presented on all of PIHRA’s social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). Observes marketing, communications and social media best practices by participating in the monthly PIHRA Social Media & Communications Call (30 min).
This position is responsible for the selection of monthly meetings locations and coordinates menu selections.
The sponsorship chair is responsible for developing effective and values-centered sponsorship opportunities. Seeks organizations which support the chapter in their meeting and education efforts.
With more than 4,000 members, you’ll be in great company as a PIHRA member who is also a speaker. Members who are also speakers will be listed in our speaker directory, which is only searchable by members. To access the searchable Speaker Directory, please click below.
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If you are not currently a PIHRA member, you can join as a Speaker Member at an annual membership of $175. Benefits of being a Speaker Member include becoming searchable in our Member Directory as well as receiving all of the additional member benefits which can be found here. Please click here to join now.
If you are currently a member and would like to have your profile updated to be searchable in the Member Directory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originality of content (new/original proposals are prioritized over previously selected ones for other PIHRA events/CA HR Conference)
An engaging session title – you want people to show up to your session
Current topic – demonstration of knowledge of current hot topics, trends and laws (as applicable)
Well-defined focus, clearly listing a minimum of 3 key takeaways/learning objectives
Practical ideas and application of material without the promotion or advertising of your company’s products/services – the audience wants to hear your expertise not a sales pitch
Ability to deliver an innovative, impactful, and stimulating presentation
Evaluations at prior speaking engagements (if applicable)
Handouts are strongly suggested – we consistently receive requests for tangible and actionable takeaways in addition to the PowerPoint presentation. At the minimum, a PDF of your presentation is required. A great presentation includes worksheets/tips/tools for the audience.
Power Point is the required format in 16:9 perspectives (widescreen)
Less is more- keep your slides simple with impactful images, texts and charts
Leverage multi-media sources such as video, polls, music, visual aids to get your point across and engage the audience
PIHRA will accept submissions from speakers for our annual programs, including Chapter meetings, on a rolling basis.
PIHRA Chapter Meetings
Annual California Employment Law Update (#CELU)
PIHRA #RealHR Interactive Panel Collaborations
HR Department of One
The 2023 California HR Conference
Context is important (industry company size) but make sure it connects to the overall point you are trying to make. Too many irrelevant details detract from an impactful story. When appropriate, let the audience engage with you in Q&A. Encourage interactions between audience members with roundtable discussions or activities. Ensure you are clear on learning objectives stated at the beginning and summarize before you close out the session.
However, for us to submit your session to obtain the recertification credit, it needs to be an educational session of interest and applicability for HR professionals. It should provide educational professional development and contain a minimum of 3 key learning objectives/audience takeaways, which would make the program eligible for general credit.
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