HRIA hires new executive director

Alberta HR association sets sights on collaborative model
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/13/2009

With the hiring of a new executive director, the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) is ramping up collaborative efforts to bring together the province’s local HR associations. Nora Molina has joined the Calgary-based group and, she said, the collaborative model is the most significant initiative on the agenda.

Alberta does not have HR chapters, as is common in other provinces. Rather, it has independent groups who have discussed the advantages to coming together for several years. In June, a vote was taken among the groups — except for the Calgary association, which has expressed concerns about the governance model — and all indications suggest the local groups are in favour, said Molina.

Once approved, the HRIA will move forward with implementing the collaborative model, starting primarily with outlying, rural organizations.