Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Monday, May 01, 2017 | GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
Friday, May 05, 2017 | 16th Annual Pennsylvania State Legislative and Legal Conference
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Managing Social Media Use in the Workplace
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 2017 HR Person Awards Dinner
Thursday, June 01, 2017 | Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | SHRM 2017 Annual Conference-Don't Miss It!!

Monday, May 01, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
How Your Age Might Influence Your Job Search Strategies
Speaker(s): Ken Sher, a Career and Life Coach

GVFHRA Career Management & Transition Group Meeting

How Your Age Might Influence Your Job Search Strategies

Presenter:  Ken Sher

Your career has been going well.  After all, you get good performance reviews, a modest annual merit increase, and maybe even a good year-end bonus. Then you get an unexpected call to your supervisor’s office. Suddenly, despite your contributions, you find yourself unceremoniously let go by your employer. 

 

What do you do now? It's not easy, but you can survive and thrive!

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Ken Sher, a Career and Life Coach, has experienced this very painful and personal life event first hand. He will present his personal experience and how he went from despair and fear to finding a position and developing a lifestyle even better than the one he had before.

 

The reality is that separations from companies happen, but you can navigate through this stressful time and get you where you truly want to be. This presentation will cover:

 

-        The harsh reality of a mid-career job loss

-        Restarting your career

-        Finding your way to a better life, both professionally and personally

Ken Sher is an Executive, Career and Life Coach who focuses on the whole person when helping with both professional or personal issues that you may be trying to manage. He spent nearly 25 years at Johnson & Johnson in various capacities, including Sales Leadership, Marketing Leadership, Sales Training, Leadership Development and the J & J Sales Recruiting department. He is currently Vice President, Coaching Services at the Velocity Advisory Group.

Please join us for this highly participatory roundtable discussion.

Please register in advance at: www.gvfhra.org

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time:
5:30 to 7:15 PM
Location:
CCI Consulting Corporate Office
Arborcrest Corporate Campus - Hillcrest II
721 Arbor Way, Suite 180
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Cost: no charge

Who is invited to attend: active GVFHRA chapter members in-transition or preparing to explore the labor market.  Prospective chapter members are also invited to attend these meetings. Attendees are always encouraged to bring along a guest.

(Please note GPS does not register this address; Google Maps does.  This Corporate Campus entrance is at intersection of Township Line Rd and Union Meeting Rd in Blue Bell ¨C just a couple blocks from Blue Bell Post Office.)


 

Location
CCI Consulting Corporate Office
Blue Bell PA 19422
Door to door directions

Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
16th Annual Pennsylvania State Legislative and Legal Conference

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!

 

THE

PENNSYLVANIA

STATE COUNCIL

SHRM

Conference

 

Registration is open for the 2017 PA SHRM State Council Legislative and Legal Conference!. The conference will be Friday, May 5 at the Best Western Premier | The Central Hotel and Conference Center, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg PA. There will be a pre-conference reception Thursday, May 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the hotel. 

Speakers include Jonathan Segal, Esq., Lisa Horn, SHRM Director, Congressional Affairs, Nancy Hammer, Senior Government Policy Counsel, SHRM Management, Lynn Outwater, Esq. SPHR, Glenn Spencer, Vice-President Workforce Freedom Initiative, U.S Chamber of Commerce. 

The following credits will be offered: 

SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDC) - 6.0 pending 
HRCI - 6.0 pending 
PA CLE - 6.0 pending 

A conference brochure and registration are under the Events tab on our website: www.pashrm.org 

For hotel registration, call 717-561-2800. Special room rates have been arranged.

We hope to see you there!

 

 


 

This event requires registration on a linked page. Please click the button below to go to there and register.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:30 PM
Managing Social Media Use in the Workplace
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Douglas Diaz, Esq

"Managing Social Media Use in the Workplace”
Crowne Plaza at 5:30 PM
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits

Please join us in supporting those in our community in need by bringing your donation to the May dinner meeting.

GVFHRA is once again partnering with Manna on Main Street, a local soup kitchen and pantry (market) committed to ending hunger in Montgomery county by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through the food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and education opportunities, Manna on Main Street is able serve those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.”
SEE THEIR NEEDS AT THE BOTTOM!! 


 The legal landscape regarding Facebook and other social media in the workplace is evolving almost as fast as the technology itself. Recent court and administrative decisions have both clarified and confused what employers and employees can (and can't) do in the social media arena. Can employees post on Facebook about frustrating interactions they had with clients? Can they post comments criticizing and personally attacking a manager if they do so after work? This presentation will provide the latest updates on how these communication media are impacted by privacy laws, harassment laws, and even laws traditionally used to protect union employees. 
 This presentation will focus on the delicate balancing employers must engage in between maintaining their security and reputation interests without violating the increasing legal protections afforded to employees’ social media use, such as privacy protections and protections afforded by the National Labor Relations Board. 
 Employers will learn practical pointers and tips they can use in this area by focusing on real case examples, including recent cases in this area. Employers will come away knowing:
 • what types of social media use can be considered employee protected activity, both on duty and off-duty, giving rise to retaliation claims for discipline; 
 • how to draft workplace policies and handbook provisions without violating the National Labor Relations Act; and
 • who actually owns certain social media accounts when used for business or marketing purposes and how can employers retrieve those accounts when employees leave. 

 About our speaker: Douglas Diaz concentrates his practice in labor and employment law matters where he listens to clients to resolve their issues and disputes consistent with their goals. Mr. Diaz is an experienced litigator who has successfully defended employers in both state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the EEOC. He routinely defends against a variety of employment-related claims such as those pertaining to discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants and wage and hour issues. He has also worked with clients in a variety of industries such as healthcare, transportation, insurance, banking, technology, and construction.
 In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Diaz counsels clients with respect to numerous employment and labor laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the National Labor Relations Act. He also advises Human Resources and other managers on a variety of employment issues such as employment agreements, employee handbooks, confidentiality agreements, employee discipline, and provides both manager and employee training. Mr. Diaz also practices traditional labor law where he defends employers against unfair labor practice charges, represents them during collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations, and directs them through picketing and strike activity as well as union organizational campaigns. 
He has experience with representing employers with respect to a variety of unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, United Steel Workers, and the Teamsters. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Diaz has also served as Vice President for the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey which provides a variety of health and other social services to individuals and families in need.

The Manna Market is largely stocked through community donations. Individuals, families, businesses, and civic and faith-based organizations contribute canned and fresh foods to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Manna recognizes that unemployment, medical challenges or unexpected financial crises create emergency situations in which people need access to food providers. This past year, Manna distributed 476,585 pounds of food to 1,026 households in need.

Please join us in supporting those in our community in need by bringing your donation to the May dinner meeting.

Immediate needs that Manna on Main has include:

Cleaning Supplies (bathroom cleaner, window cleaner, laundry detergent, dish soap etc.) • Baking Needs (flour, baking powder, sugar, oil, cake/brownie mix) •Soup •Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Spam, Shrimp, Clams etc.) •Cereal

 

Non-Food Needs:

– Laundry Detergent– Deodorant – Shower gel – Feminine Care – Hair Care Items – Cleaning Products – Lotion, Lip Balm, Vaseline, diapers, baby food and formula, personal care items, and pet food.

 

Other foods needed in general (in no particular order):

•Canned Meats (Spam, canned Ham, canned seafood etc.) •Cereal (healthy grains, low sugar) •Spices (salt, pepper, garlic etc.) •Canned Soups (except Chicken noodle) •Dried Fruit (raisins, etc. – bulk OK!) •Tomato sauce/diced,whole tomatoes •Pasta varieties •Rice •Canned Fruit •Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo etc.) •Breakfast Cereals Oatmeal and Pancake Mix •Canned Beans, Baked Beans, All other Beans •Peanut Butter & Jelly •Canned Carrots, and other vegetables (we have plenty of green beans and corn) •Special dietary non-perishables: gluten-free and nut-free; low-sodium; heart healthy products •Fresh Fruit (apples, oranges, potatoes, and other fruit/veg that has good shelf life) •Frozen Meats (household size best, but bulk is ok)

 

Please no soda, candy and junk food.

 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $20.00

Reserve Only Pricing
GVFHRA members $35.00
Non Members $45.00
Location
Crowne Plaza
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
2017 HR Person Awards Dinner

About the Award:

The Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Award was developed in 2001 to celebrate the Human Resources industry and to recognize those in the HR profession who exemplify outstanding achievement within our local human resources community. Help us celebrate our 17th year by attending the event that honors HR professionals and gives back to the Delaware Valley community. Regionally, we have approximately 5,000 HR professionals. Could you or someone you know be the next HR Person of the Year? Visit the website to nominate an individual who exemplifies outstanding achievements within the local HR community for one of the following awards: HR Person of the Year, HR Consultant of the Year, HR Rising Start of the Year. To learn more, visit our website www.HRPersonAward.org


 

The Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Award is a joint effort between HR Association of Southern New Jersey, Chester County Human Resource Association, Delaware County SHRM, Delaware SHRM, Greater Valley Forge HR Association, Philadelphia SHRM, Tri-State HR Management Association chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Awards are given in the following categories:

•HR Person of the Year with 1-500 employees

•HR Person of the Year with 501-2,000 employees

•HR Person of the Year with 2,001 or more employees

•HR Consultant of the Year

•HR Rising Star of the Year

Honoring Human Resource Professionals in the Delaware Valley for 17 Years!

 


Register on line at www.hrpersonaward.org

 

This event requires registration on a linked page. Please click the button below to go to there and register.

Thursday, June 01, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices
Approved for 1.25 SHRM and HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Kenneth R. Cohen, PhD and Robert Bitner


NEW DATE
Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices

June Breakfast
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Kenneth R. Cohen, PhD - Founder/CEO, The Synergy Organization & 
Robert Bitner - Executive Director- Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE)


This  presentation will provide Human Resources leaders with an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), a newly-formed regional Baldrige-based Awards program serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  MAAPE is one of 34 Baldrige-based state and regional programs serving organizations from all sectors including Manufacturing, Non-Profits, Service, Small Business, Education and Healthcare. 

The Baldrige Criteria are a proven performance excellence model based on validated management practices. Attendees will learn how thousands of organizations across the country are using the Baldrige Framework to improve their performance and outcomes, including productivity, workforce engagement, competitiveness, and customer and stakeholder satisfaction. Workforce is one of the 7 categories in the Baldrige Criteria. This category asks key questions like:

·       How do you build an effective and supportive workforce environment?

·       How do you engage your workforce to achieve a high-performance work environment?

In addition to sharing key findings from extensive research, Dr. Cohen will share several best practices from Baldrige award recipient organizations around recruiting, hiring, and retaining new workforce members.


SPEAKERS:
Kenneth R. Cohen, PhD is the Founder and CEO of The Synergy Organization, the country's first Evidence-Based Executive Search and Assessments firm. Applying over 30 years of practical experiences and expertise as a Psychologist, he has helped many nationally recognized senior executives and their organizations to use proven, Evidence-Based Best Practices (including proprietary psychological testing and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program criteria) as cost-effective, value-added components of their Executive Recruitment, Selection, Development, Retention and Succession Planning initiatives.  
 

As part of his commitment to achieving World-Class results, Dr. Cohen has been actively involved with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for several years.  He is proud to serve as the Founding Sponsor of the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award (HSHLA) in collaboration with the Malcolm Baldrige Foundation.  Dr. Cohen recently became a Board Member of the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation that helps organizations improve their performance and outcomes, including productivity, workforce engagement, competitiveness, and customer and stakeholder satisfaction through the application of the Baldrige Criteria.

Dr. Cohen earned both his Masters and PhD as a Psychologist with Distinction honors at Temple University.  He graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Robert Bitner is the Executive Director for the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), a Baldrige-based Awards Program that serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. MAAPE was formerly the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence, a Baldrige-based Awards Program that served Pennsylvania for more than 10 years. MAAPE is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation that helps organizations from all sectors to improve their performance and outcomes, including productivity, workforce engagement, competitiveness, and customer and stakeholder satisfaction. Bob has served as Executive Director since January 2011.
Bob has been actively involved with the larger Baldrige community for more than twenty years serving in a variety of corporate, state, and local Baldrige-based programs


 

Location
Crowne Plaza
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

Sunday, June 18, 2017
SHRM 2017 Annual Conference-Don't Miss It!!
June 18-June 21 New Orleans

Register and find more information at  at:  annual.shrm.org
 

This event requires registration on a linked page. Please click the button below to go to there and register.





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