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Valeria Schiemann    Julie Staudenmier 


We began fall with our annual invigorating social and networking meeting at the Cornell Club. Great fun to catch up with so many members after the summer hiatus! In October, we learned from Google how to make teams more effective and most recently our November program had a panel discussion led by Deb Seidman, one of our Board members and owner of Green Silk Associates, with top business leaders talking about the talent needed for the business landscape. Now we look forward to the end of our year, with our final program about the recent digital transformation at GE.

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, December 11th and plan to stay for our Holiday Social following the meeting. Click on the date above to register.

At the September Social, we shared a bit about the new direction of NYHRPS as we enter 2019. We've heard the member feedback: you're looking for a better balance of representation between corporate, consulting and academia, and a more focused network of senior HR leaders - people who share common experiences. To that end, we will look at membership more carefully, based on the existing criteria. Our current members will be welcomed as they renew for 2019; new members will be asked to complete a brief application form which we will review prior to their joining. We will also be working to achieve a better membership balance across multiple fields of endeavor.

In response to your feedback on our programs, in 2019, we will continue to identify new venues that provide a quality experience. We will offer eight great morning/evening programs, plus the September Social, while adding an in-depth half day event to go deeper on topics that are of interest to our members.

In 2019, we are also replacing the Forums and the Mentoring Program with Peer Circles. Both Forums and Mentoring were designed to enable members to interact on an individual or small group basis, focused around a specific topic. Peer Circles will retain that flavor, but with a new focus which we hope will enable more of our members to participate. If you would like to learn more about Peer Circles, go to the website -

Next month, we will be starting 2019 registration - the 2019 calendar is already posted and it is terrific! Please take a look at NYHRPS Events, mark your calendars, and don't forget to renew membership for 2019 starting December 1st!  

Valeria Schiemann and Julie Staudenmier
Co-Presidents, NYHRPS