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2017 Conference

Welcome to the 2017 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo

Whether you are new to human resources, or in a senior human resources position, the 2017 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo is the premier event to help you learn and stay current in the ever-changing field of human resources.

Start making plans now to attend next year's conference for public sector HR professionals from across the United States and around the world.

  • Get inspired and energized by dynamic session speakers and interactive workshops.
  • Gain key information and actionable strategies to deal with key public sector HR challenges.
  • Sharpen your skills through must-attend educational sessions led by experts in the field.
  • Network with your public sector peers at fun and exciting social events.


IPMA-HR Certification Program | This program has been approved for up to 7 points toward IPMA-SCP/IPMA-CP/IPMA-CS recertification. To learn more, please visit

The IPMA-HR International Training Conference has been approved for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Credits.

HRCI | IPMA-HR’s International Training Conference and Expo  has been approved for 8.5 HRCI Credits.


Welcome Message from San Antonio

Check our this video which provides an exciting look ahead to next year's show, highlighting what makes the 2017 International Training Conference & Expo a must-attend event.

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*Pre-Conference Workshops Registration can be accessed through the main conference registration above.

Travel & Accommodations

Our conference hotel will be the stunning San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter - just steps away from San Antonio's superb setting on the River Walk!

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 1-210-223-1000


Rooms are $200 per night (single or double occupancy, plus taxes & fees) at the IPMA-HR discounted rate. Reserve your room online now or call the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter at 1-800-648-4462 and reference IPMA-HR. The discounted rate ends at 5:00pm August 24, 2017.


Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2017 International Training Conference & Expo?  Please contact Courtney Blackford

Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!


2017 Aug. 22nd 9:48am

Successfully Navigating Political Transitions

Successfully Navigating Political Transitions

Presented byWilliam Cole- Human Resources Director, Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, and Valerie Gill- Acting Associate Deputy Secretary for Human Services, Department of Health and Human Services

Faciliated by: Christine Major- Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Health and Human Services

At every level of government, HR professionals regularly face the challenges of transitions in political/administrative leadership.  Transitions often breed anxieties and uncertainties among public-sector employees.  As HR professionals, we are tasked with addressing the uncertainty among employees (and ourselves).  With experienced panelists who have implemented and survived political transitions, attendees will receive first-hand knowledge and advice on how to  maintain a semblance of workforce normalcy as administrative leaders transition in and out of the organization. More →

2016 Oct. 27th 1:32pm
2016 Sep. 18th 8:30am
Ends: Sep. 18th 4:30pm

Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government

Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government

 Sunday, September 18, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Attend this one day workshop, which will prepare participants for developing and improving upon employee engagement strategies, with a focus on engagement in the unique environment of government. Research tells us that organizations with highly-engaged employees outperform those with low employee engagement, including in government. Despite the link to organizational performance, a 2012 employee engagement survey conducted by IPMA-HR, ADP and Governing, found that only 30 percent of organizations conduct employee engagement surveys.