Message from IPMA-HR Executive Director on IPMA-HR Annual Conference 2022

IPMA-HR Community,

Countdown begins now for the 2022 IPMA-HR Annual Conference taking place in Washington D.C. , but there’s still time to register before prices rise on September 7!

I invite you to join me at our first in-person meeting in 3 years.   I am so excited to welcome IPMA-HR to my hometown, Washington D.C.! I can’t wait to share my D.C. with you.

Join your peers from 7 federal agencies, over 40 states, many, many local governments and even groups of international registrants from 3 countries.  This is your opportunity to learn from each other and share your stories of what’s been working for you during this unprecedented time.  

Frankly, this is also your chance to tend to you and put yourself first. Taking time for you to learn, recharge and find a few moments to relax at the wonderful events we have planned is critical to practicing self-care. We will even have morning yoga and some walking/running group meetups.  

The key to planning this conference has been listening to you, the public sector HR professional. IPMA-HR used the data from our recently conducted public sector HR needs assessment survey to plan a slate of  40 plus education sessions directly addressing those needs.

Need 4 more reasons to be part of this conference in DC? 

  • One, there are three excellent pre-conference workshops.  We have posted more details about the 3 brand new programs, all tailored to public sector HR, including bios of the instructors - take a look! These programs are booking fast.  In fact, one pre-conference program has already sold out:  Executive Leadership in the Public Sector.  However, we are thinking of adding a second. Please add your name to the Waiting list by September 1 and you will be notified. 


  • Ted Ma, author, and leadership expert who will provide expert insights on creating a culture that attracts,          develops, and retains great employees.
  • Kai Kight, musician, and composer who uses music to help audiences see how to break free from old patterns and conventions to create better workplaces
  • Susan Reilly Salgado, Ph.D., consultant and thought leader, an expert who knows how to build teams who    deliver remarkable customer experience. Her mission: to make the world a better place, one workplace at a time.       

So please register now and join over 400 of your colleagues in Washington D.C., September 28-30, 2022!

Warm wishes,

Cara Woodson Welch, Esq. (she, her, hers)

Executive Director

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