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The Tina L. Pavlish Memorial Scholarship for Dynamic Leadership

Tina Lynn Pavlish was a champion of the Howard County Human Resources Society chapter from 2007 until her untimely death in 2018.  She represented our chapter at the state and national levels.  She loved to describe our chapter as a “Dynamic Chapter” and she personified dynamic leadership within our chapter.  Tina was a leader in our chapter, serving as President-Elect, Nominations Chair, Programs Chair, Professional Development Chair, and served on other committees including Programs and College Relations.  If there was a need in the chapter, Tina was there to fill it. 

Tina loved the HR profession and sought out ways to contribute professionally and personally to the HR profession.  Pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees were a source of tremendous pride for Tina.   Tina graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1995. She continued on with her higher education, working as an adult learner to obtain her master’s degree in Human Resources from University of Maryland University College in 2005.  Tina believed strongly in education to further her goals and the profession that she loved. 

The Tina L. Pavlish Memorial Scholarship for Dynamic Leadership honors the life and passion for Human Resources that Tina exhibited.  In her memory, the Howard County Human Resources Society has created this scholarship which supports the mission and values we stand for, and what Tina embodied, Advancing the HR Profession and Serving the HR Professional

This scholarship is designated for a Maryland resident interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources.  This scholarship will help advance the educational goals for a Maryland resident studying Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, or related major at an accredited university in the State of Maryland. 

Scholarship Amount:  $2500

Applications will be accepted May 15th-August 14th. Click here to learn more about the application process!

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HRCI® and have a common goal — provide HR professionals with quality resources and tools to succeed. Together, we are introducing INSPIRE, the ultimate week-long virtual event with all your HR needs in mind. 

Please join us from June 22-26, 2020, as we present programs related to your business goals covering the following: 

  • Abundant and diverse subject matters: Over 300 sessions taught by top industry leaders delivering actionable education.

  • Valuable and innovative HR solution providers: Discover more HR services and products all at your fingertips via video or text chat.

  • Certification guidance: HRCI will present the latest information to help HR professionals meet their certification goals. Topics include: exam eligibility, recertification cycle extensions, reduced credit requirements and online exam delivery.

  • Network with other HR professionals: Connect and engage with HR professionals in our community — especially vital during this crisis.

  • Participate virtually without travel or hotel expenses. Learn from the comfort of your desk!

Registration is FREE for all HRCI certification holders! INSPIRE sessions are pre-qualified for HRCI® recertification credits.

INSPIRE your workforce. Register today for FREE and browse the conference schedule for the tracks and sessions you are planning to attend.

HRCI is offering six new courses through the HRCI Learning Catalog via Fast Company:

Communicating with Flair

Personal Growth

Design Thinking

Creativity and Innovation Toolkit


Personal Branding

Courses are self-paced and accessible from anywhere. Each course is priced at $79 and accessible for 90-days. Courses can be purchased via the HRCI Learning Catalog. Each purchase includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Fast Company magazine.

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Now, more than ever, the HR profession is on the front lines of a rapidly changing workplace. This is the time to identify and highlight your most recent achievements. Tailor your resume to align with your dream job. HR Jobs HQ is 100 percent focused on careers in Human Resources and highlights the hottest jobs in the marketplace.

HRCI also offers a variety of affordable learning opportunities to boost your knowledge and resume that include: High quality certificationsMicro-credentials (upSkillTM); Additional online courses and certificate programs

Take advantage now of an additional 15 percent off the entire HRCI Learning Catalog. Apply discount code HRCI15 during checkout. This offer expires on August 31, 2020.