HRIA hires new executive directorAlberta HR association sets sights on collaborative modelBy Sarah Dobson07/13/2009|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.