Webinar: Get Certified! Benefits and Overview of IPMA-HR Certification Programs
Come learn about the certification processes and courses being offered through IPMA-HR. The webinar will provide an overview of the courses, the benefits both tangible and intangible, explain the certification process, give you a taste of one or two of the exercises and provide an opportunity to have your questions answered.
This webinar is open to all.
Mary Rowe (Moderator)
Mary was the International Public Managers Association – Human Resources (IPMA-HR) President for 2017. She served in Public Sector HR for over 30 years. Most recently she was the HR Director for Oregon Metro regional government in Portland Oregon and prior to that the HR Director for the City of Milwaukie Oregon. She is now principal consultant with Workplace Results, LLC providing HR and mediation services. She has been active in IPMA-HR at the chapter, regional and national level having served on the chapter and region boards, national executive council, and various committees. Mary holds the IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional and Certified Executive designations and has taught the IPMA – HR Developing Competencies training both locally and internationally. When not working Mary enjoys time with her grandkids, long walks – particularly at the coast, and photography.
Ms. O’Quin is presently a human resources (HR) consultant with senior level experience in the areas of human resources, leadership, organizational development, customer service, financial management and business administration in the water utility industry and public sector. Previous positions held included Director of Administrative Services and HR Division Manager for Pueblo Water from 2002-2021. Prior to Pueblo Water she was the HR Director for Pueblo County for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, as well as total compensation and employee benefits. Specific areas of focus include workforce planning, succession planning, knowledge management and change management initiatives. She has developed and implemented policies and procedures; record retention and regulatory compliance processes; led software conversions; vendor and labor negotiations as well as directly involved with labor/employee relations, mediation and facilitation. She has provided professional development and training in many areas for supervisors, employees as well as for external human resources professionals.
Ms. O’Quin has provided the Developing Competencies for HR Success training on numerous occasions as well as facilitated the "Train the Trainer" for Developing Competencies for HR Success course to develop trainers. She has been a member of IPMA-HR since 1990, past Southern Colorado Chapter President and Western Region President as well as served on the Executive Council for IPMA-HR. She has served on numerous IPMA-HR task forces, IPMA-HR committees and been conference chairperson for both regional and international IPMA-HR conferences.