Dear Members and Prospective Members,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for providing us with the privilege of serving you. In organizations, both large and small, the Human Resources department plays a critical role in determining its future. The success of an organization is dependent upon the employees that are hired.
The field of Human Resources has evolved dramatically. Human Resources, at one time, was looked upon as a function that would process documents for new employees or promotions. Now, Human Resources professionals are looked to serve as an organizational leader, change agent, business partner, and Human Resources expert.
As your President for 2017-2018, I seek to continue SCPMA's role in providing support and resources for public sector Human Resources professionals in the Southern California region and beyond. By providing innovative and creative training opportunities, we look to prepare our organizations for challenges that await us in the near future.
It goes without saying that the most valuable resource that we have as an association is our membership. Please continue to look forward to our annual conference in March 2018 and our regular training workshops. We also hope to explore other opportunities to engage our members no matter what stage you may be in your career.
In closing, I am honored to serve as your President. Throughout this year, if you have any questions, comments or any ideas for events, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or any member of the Board.
Russ Quan, IPMA-CP