in partnership with
The Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP)
Certification Summit
Mark your calendars! New dates have been added for future THRP Training Sessions! Details regarding each event will be emailed and mailed out prior to the event for more information as the time nears. Registration is open* - click the desired date to register early. *November session not yet available online.
February 3-6, 2020 | Talking Stick Resort Casino | Scottsdale, AZ
March 23-26, 2020 | Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa | Rancho Mirage, CA
June 1-4, 2020 | Choctaw Resort & Casino | Durant, OK
November 2-5, 2020 | Northern Quest Resort & Caino | Airway Heights, WA
NNAHRA and Drummond Woodsum have joined forces to provide Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) training to HR Professionals in Indian Country. This 3-1/2 day course provides HR Professionals with the practical knowledge and skills they need to handle the unique employment challenges facing tribal governments and their enterprises.

Attendees will learn and apply employment laws, with a specific emphasis on protecting sovereignty. Topics will focus on issues HR Professionals grapple with every day, including discrimination, wage and hour issues, employee discipline, investigations, evaluations, leaves of absence, union activity, Indian Preference, and more. The course includes interactive exercises to reinforce learning and help attendees gain confidence in navigating complex employment issues. Attendees who successfully complete the final exam receive the NNAHRA Tribal Human Resources Professional Certification. Join over 1,000 of your fellow HR Professionals who already hold the THRP certification, which is widely recognized as the essential HR credential in Indian Country.

FEE: $1,350 per person (includes daily breakfast & lunch)

The National Native American Human Resources Association is a non-profit organization comprised of HR professionals working for or providing professional services to tribes.

NNAHRA started out as a grass-roots effort with four tribes meeting to network and share personnel issues and challenges. Today we have more than 650 members and are still growing.

THRP Certification

Participants will take an examination at the end of the program to test their knowledge of the materials. Participants who earn a passing grade will receive written notification that they are certified by NNAHRA as a Tribal Human Resource Professional.

NNAHRA Membership

Participants will receive FREE NNAHRA membership for one year upon course completion.
“From all over Indian Country HR Professionals have chosen NNAHRA to provide the best possible opportunities for education. We believe that the THRP Certification Program provides the best opportunity to become trained in crucial topics, issues, laws and regulations unique to tribal organizations and enterprises. You will not find a stronger or more knowledgeable team of instructors. This program is by far the single most valuable training a HR professional should attend. Nothing will differentiate yourself from others in the HR field more than the THRP certification.”
- Suzanne Clem, NNAHRA Treasurer
THRP Training Team
NNAHRA’s THRP training is provided by Drummond Woodsum attorneys and consultants in collaboration with Attorney Rick McGee. Our team has frequently presented at NNAHRA conferences and for individual tribes. We advise many tribes across the country on HR, labor, and employment issues.

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Consultant, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Law Office of Richard G. McGee, LLC

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
Hotel details will be provided closer to the date of the event. Check back soon at or!

Note: Hotel costs are not included in the event fee. Reservations must be made by the registrant.