's Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange Program and Online Certification Program celebrates success of its first year’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) is overwhelmed with parental pride to have one of its first born children, the Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange online HR certification program, celebrate its first birthday.  Since its first baby steps with virtual courses starting in December 2010, the Institute has had over 92,000 total registrations across all programs in more than 900 webcasts.  The Contract Workforce division of IHR has presented four virtual conferences each consisting of two days and sixteen webcasts to its member HR community of over 194,000 members.  Nowhere else in “real life” would you see this spectrum of Contract Workforce specialized executives as virtual faculty come together to network and offer practical experience as well as hundreds of hours of training.

The next Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange virtual event is coming up this month, January 30-31, 2012.  Registration is open now and sessions for this event are being finalized. Check the Event Info for more details.  For any HR professionals interested in sharing a recent project or topic in contract workforce, for this event or a future one, Submit your Idea now.

“The contract workforce is becoming central to the economic recovery, and a key component of business strategy for many firms. It has been less than a year since this Institute was launched.  In that short time, the Institute has produced four extremely informative two-day events, equipping HR professionals with considerable expertise in contract workforce management. The Institute’s online certification program specific to the contract workforce domain is a one-of-a-kind offering in the HR executive arena”
James P. Ware, Executive Director of the Future of Work..unlimited, and Chair of the Institute’s Advisory Board.

An independent advisory board made up of superhero executives in their track of HR oversees the IHR accreditation process.  Their super power knowledge and experience and ability to fly in the contingent workforce domain ensure the certification program students will receive an invaluable executive education by helping to identify industry experts to join the faculty as well as guiding the strategy, direction and virtual events offered by the Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange.  The Advisory Board for the Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange Program is currently comprised of the following superheroes:

Chair James P. Ware, Executive Director, The Future of Work……unlimited
Industry Representatives:
Peter Carr, President & GM, Flextrack Inc.
Christopher DeFoe, President, DeFoe & Associates
Renee Fink, CEO, ClearPath Workforce Management
Jerome Gerber, VP Client Solutions, Volt Workforce Solutions
Chad Lane, President, Allegis Group Services
Doug Leeby, CEO, Beeline International
Elaine Orler – President, Talent Function
Keith Wulffraat, President, kNomics

Do you have HR super powers in the division of Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange? BAM!  Maybe participating on the Institute’s Advisory Board is for you. The search is on for experienced superheroes to join the Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange Advisory Board as the 18 month term of some of the current board members comes to an end. 

About ( is a virtual company that believes in HR, Education, and Networking. If you have HR issues or career issues, is the friendly voice of reason you can talk to or you can network with over 194,000 members to find out all you need to know about this wacky world of work and people. As the largest social network and online community of HR executives, the strength of the members is the community. strives for a corporate culture that values fun, hard work, and happy, wacky productive employees.

About The Institute for Human Resources (
IHR is the somewhat serious side of HR that focuses on education, and career development and hopeful pay of friends in the HR profession. There is no discrimination between staffing, benefits, or training people although IHR is friendly to payroll people as they control their wages.

Just because there is nothing better to do, IHR currently covers 22 key HR verticals ranging from Contract Workforce and Talent Exchanges, Workforce Planning and Analytics, Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities, RPO, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management to Employee Wellness and others.  Each program provides a full list of education, virtual events and accredited certification courses for a 12 -18 month period. Education, training and certification credits are available with “authorized partners” as well as with educational webcasts and award-winning virtual events. See List of All Programs

For more information contact:
Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

Margie Koudmani
Facilitator – Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange
Search for Advisory Board Members and Content Presenters
1-877-472-6648, ext. 136