2019 NNAHRA Annual Conference Recap

More than 500 Native American HR professionals gathered this week for the 23rd National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) Annual Conference. This year’s event took place in Prior Lake, MN, at the stunning Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. With a 30% increase in attendance, the event enjoyed a diverse audience including HR team members from Canada.

On the Floor

Jennifer Margaron, Tribal Operations Supervisor, and Patrick Horning, Senior Manager National Tribal Operations, University of Phoenix

Raving was one of many services providers on the busy trade show floor. Amy Hergenrother, Raving VP of Client Services, shared, “The turnout was incredible and it was a delight to be at such a beautiful property.” Joining Amy was new Raving Partners, University of Phoenix, who offered attendees information on higher-learning programs designed for Tribal members.

Topics and Speakers

Over 30 breakout sessions were available to attendees, addressing topics from government, healthcare, and education, to gaming & hospitality and sovereign and federal policy. To cover this assorted list of topics was a select roster of speakers including Raving partner, Paula Allen, Enrolled Tribal Citizen of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Director of Leadership Development and Guest Services, 7 Cedars Casino. Paula shared, “The attendance was overwhelming! It was outstanding to have such a diverse group of Human Resources professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities when leading your team through change.” Paula presented the session, “Leading Your Team Successfully Through Change,” to nearly 100 HR professionals on the morning of Tuesday, September 24.

About Paula

Paula was honored to be invited back to NNAHRA to present once again to this dynamic audience of HR professionals. Her passion is giving Senior Leadership, Supervisors and Managers everything they need to create a coaching environment where frontline team members feel completely supported by their leaders. With full support of her Tribe, Paula now offers her skills and services to other Tribal enterprises as well, always focusing on meeting the strategic needs of the organization. If you want to learn more, please call 775-329-7864 or email Amy today.