BC HRMA Congratulates 2013 CHRP Graduates


BC HRMA proudly celebrates the success of those who attain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

The CHRP designation represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence, sets a benchmark for the practice of effective human resources, and emphasizes the strategic role of HR. Those who earn the national designation are among the most accomplished professionals in business today.

This past year saw the last National Professional Practice Assessment exam. Now, to earn the CHRP designation once must pass the National Knowledge Exam, hold a degree from an accredited post-secondary institution and complete an experience assessment.

Congratulations to all 2013 CHRP graduates!

To recognize the achievement of the new CHRPs, BC HRMA hosted many regional celebrations:

Central Interior
The Central Interior CHRP recognition event was held in December at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Kamloops as part of the regional Annual Holiday Jingle Mingle. Guest speaker and BC HRMA CEO Simon Evans, CHRP spoke on the past, present and future developments of the CHRP designation. A particularly jolly time was had as the new CHRPs enjoyed the evening’s festivities and full Christmas dinner.

Coastal Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver
The Coastal Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver Advisory Councils combined forces to celebrate and recognize the newest CHRP recipients in their respective regions.

It was true celebration held at Rogue, Convention Centre, on March 4th. Several special guests were present including Shannon Joly, CHRP Board Chair; Tyler Cheyne, CHRP Coastal Vancouver Advisory Council Chair; Dee Sharma, CHRP, Fraser Valley Advisory Council Chair; and Rocky Ozaki, CHRP, Greater Vancouver Advisory Council Chair.  The event could not happen without the generous support of long time sponsor Carman Overholt, QC of Overholt Law.

While not all were in attendance, special acknowledgement was given to the regional top scorers of the final NPPA exam. These special honours went to Jeremy Bara (formerly of the Central Interior region), Lisa Chen, and Vancy Li in the CV region; Jennifer Mitchell, Ravleen Sandu, Juanita Selvadurai-Chen, and Bethany Willms in the FV region; Theresa De Foiard Brown and Holly Lundrigan in the GV region. Congratulations to all of our new CHRPs.

Southern Interior
The Manteo Resort in Kelowna was the scenic venue for the Southern Interior CHRP recognition event on February 21. In addition to recognizing all new CHRPs, Tata Kettner of Nelson was presented with a plaque to acknowledge her achievement as regional NPPA top scorer in the summer exam sitting. Guest speaker Susan McIntyre, FCHRP, spoke about the maturation of the CHRP designation over the past two decades and the added value it brings to those holding the designation in today’s environment.

In Prince George, the CHRP class of 2013 for the Northern region was recognized during the “HR – It’s Murder” networking dinner at the Twisted Cork restaurant on February 26. This themed evening of murder and intrigue included the celebration as the new CHRPs were congratulated on their achievement by guest speaker Tim Read, Member Relations Manager. Simarjit Parhar was also recognized as the regional NPPA highest scorer of the year.

Vancouver Island
22 members from the Vancouver Island Region were recognized at the annual Celebration of Success CHRP Breakfast held February 21 in Victoria.  Guest speakers included Joan Harrison, FCHRP; Shannon Joly, CHRP and Beth Harris, CHRP.

In Whitehorse, the small but mighty CHRP class of 2013 was recognized during the 1st Annual Jingle Mingle Social, held at the Town and Mountain Hotel on November 28. It was a blustery evening, but everyone came together to connect with members in this young and growing region and to join in the celebration as we congratulated our new CHRPs on their achievement. Congrats to Rita Fenn, Ryan Sikkes and Tracey Maher.

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