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R9HSA is pleased to continue in 2022 our HR Network. As with past years, this network will focus on supporting agency leaders who are tasked with the challenges to lead recruitment, compensation, and retention of all staff working in Birth – 5 programs to children and their families. The backbone of a great agency are the HR systems essential to the delivery of high impact services. Access to fellow HR practitioners, understanding shared experience and gaining insights is the goal of this gathering. R9HSA will bring forward consultants, advisors, and practitioners on a quarterly basis.


Networking calls via Zoom, and for 2022 in-person.
Networks participation is limited to managers and directors in their respective topic areas. Participants are encouraged to email questions or agenda topics to headstartr9@region9hsa.org.
These professional learning communities are a collaboration between Region IX TTA and R9HSA. In addition, we welcome guests to collaborate with our network attendees.


Virtual & In-Person

Next in Person meeting will be in the New York New York hotel in Las Vegas; click below to make your reservation.

Deadline to book your room is July 11, 2022.

3790 S Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109

New York-New York Hotel and Casino, The Greatest City in Las Vegas, re-creates the very best of the Big Apple. Towering over the Las Vegas Strip, it offers sights, sounds and energy of New York with the stunning recreations of famous Landmarks including the Manhattan Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Dine at a variety of restaurants including Nine Fine Irishmen, Tom’s Urban and Gallagher’s Steakhouse.

Click here to make your room reservation.


3/3/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom

5/5/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom

8/1/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – In person at Hotel New York New York, Las Vegas

10/27/2022 @ 2:00-3:30 PM PT – Zoom

Contact Alejandra at alozano@region9hsa.org for information regarding past meeting and for meeting notes.


Jeff Kortes has more than 25 years experience in human resources. He has worked at companies that specialize in manufacturing, construction, and software development. During his career he has worked to recruit, retain, and develop employees, at companies including ConAgra Foods, SPX, Midas International and American Crystal Sugar.

Jeff is the founder of Human Asset Management LLC, which helps organizations to recruit, engage, develop, and retain talent. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and a frequent speaker on the topic of loyalty, employee retention, recruitment, and culture building. He is an avid high school wrestling fan, CrossFit participant and US Army veteran. Jeff is the author of Give Your Employees C.R.A.P…and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention and HR Horror Stories…True Tales from the Trenches. For more information visit http://www.jeffkortes.com and follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffkortes

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