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July 29, 2011

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

The ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference is only six weeks away. Invest in yourself and attend this educational networking conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

5 Things to do to Get Ready for the ASHHRA Conference:

      1. Register- select learning sessions and purchase MetLife Social Event Tickets

      2. Reserve your hotel room via ASHHRA Housing Bureau

      3. Book your flight- discount codes on ASHHRA website

      4. Make your appointments with exhibitors

      5. Invite your colleagues to join you at the conference

18.5* Recertification Credit Hours
(includes 17.0 Strategic Business credit hours!)

Earn up 18.5 Recertification Credit Hours at the
ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference & Exposition

*The 18.5 recertification credits include the 6.0 hours of the Pre-conference Learning Tracks on Sept. 10, 2011 in addition to the 12.5 recertification credit hours for Full Conference attendance on Sept. 11-13, 2011. These recertification credit hours are pre-approved for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at



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