Date: Jul 10, 2014
HR Professionals: Register Now for HMPA Designation Courses

The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), in conjunction with co-sponsoring organizations that includes Western Growers, recently began a series of courses for agricultural human resources professionals.  Graduates of the course will earn a prestigious Human Resources Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) designation.  

Western Growers Senior Vice President Karen Timmins helped kick-off the series in Oxnard in June by leading a class on Managing Employee Compensation.  Karen will also lead a second class on September 10.

The next class Introduction to Labor and Employment Law” will be held on July 29 in Salinas. Terry O’Connor, Esq. and Ana Toledo, Esq. attorneys at Noland, Harmerly, Etienne & Hoss will conduct the session.

Classes can be taken individually or as part of a curriculum leading to a certificate and designation. This unique program consists of eight core courses that are required for the certificate, along with one elective. Participants may take courses in any sequence.  Each class offered also qualifies for six hours of general re-certification credit towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Registration is now open! -- Please select either ‘full program’ for a discounted price or register for each session individually.

Program Brochure and Flier for the entire series with 2014 schedule

 Co-sponsoring Organizations

  • Western Growers
  • Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
  • California Farm Labor Contractors Association
  • FELS
  • United Ag

Class Location (unless otherwise noted):


512 Pajaro Street, Salinas, CA 93901

If you have any questions about this program and its cost or would like to receive email updates on upcoming classes in Salinas, please contact APMA’s Executive Director Julia Belliard.

WG Staff Contact

Karen Timmins
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources

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