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Welcome to the Apple Valley Human Resource Association

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event.

Excellence in Management Workshop Series with Michael Nash
Various dates, sponsored by AVHRA

Certification Study Group coming in September

The Apple Valley Human Resource Association (“AVHRA”) chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”) is pleased to announce the facilitation of a PHR / SPHR Certification Study Group beginning Monday, September 21. Annie Horey, SHRM-SCP/SPHR, AVHRA Board Certification Chair, and Melissa Wear-Grimm, SHRM-SCP/SPHR, Membership Chair, will lead the study group; this study group should also help those studying for the SHRM-CP or SHRM/SCP.  The testing window for both certifications is December 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

Eligible candidates are required to meet a standard set of qualifications for eligibility to take the test. Additional information regarding eligibility requirements is available at or  AVHRA will provide all study materials.  Due to the cost of the SHRM Learning System, we will not be using that resource; however, we believe the resources we use will prepare you to take either certification exam. Candidates should be dedicated and committed to being successful. If you are interested, please contact Annie Horey at or 509-782-5406 for more information.

Don’t wait - join the study group now!
Obtaining your PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification is a commitment to your profession and your career.

AVHRA Wins the 2014 Gold Excel Award!

Call for Presenters
The Apple Valley HR Association (AVHRA) is now accepting proposals for educational, leadership, planning or other related presentations and courses for our 2015 Monthly Programs. We invite you to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise. If you would like to be considered as a potential presenter for future events please e-mail Ruth Erwert at


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