Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | GVFHRA College Networking Event
Monday, April 03, 2017 | GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
Thursday, April 06, 2017 | The Power of Appreciation
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Trump’s World Meets Employment Law – A Fork In The Road?
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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
GVFHRA College Networking Event


Tuesday, March 28th 
6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
 Manayunk Brewery: 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Cost: $5.00 ( hor d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening) .
 Pay online or at the door!

Ideal for soon to be college graduate in the field of Human Resources or you are a Human Resources Professional looking to fill an entry level HR position, this is the event for you. 
  Walk‐ins  Welcome!

 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $5.00
Non Members $5.00
Student Pricing $5.00

Reserve Only Pricing
GVFHRA members $5.00
Non Members $5.00
Location
Manayunk Brewery
Philadelphia PA 19127
Door to door directions

Monday, April 03, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
A Day in the Life of An Elevator - Networking While Going Up...
Speaker(s): Clara Console, Owner and President of Choice Careers LLC

GVFHRA Career Management & Transition Group Meeting

A Day in the Life of An Elevator - Networking While Going Up... 

For job seekers, one of the most painful experiences is writing, learning and practicing their "elevator pitches." This mini-workshop will show the steps to writing a "natural" elevator pitch - which can be used in elevators, shopping lines, or any networking event.  Bring your resumes and/or any old elevator pitch you may already have, and be ready to enjoy the elevator ride to the 'top floor' of success!!

Guest Speaker:

Clara Console, Owner and President of Choice Careers LLC, leads a team of career coaches, trainers and project managers in helping people “choose their futures” by providing services and programs that grow the pipeline of regional employees.

 

From designing and administering apprenticeship programs, coaching her clients on “designing their career pictures,” preparing them for interviews, and training them on workplace skills.  Clara’s career has always focused on the economic and workforce development needs of this region. Her vast network includes Human Resources professionals, company owners and leaders of educational institutions.  

She is a certified Ultimate Career Consultant, and is certified to give and interpret the MBTI - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and the MMTIC- Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® -for children from 2- 12 grades. 

Clara received an MBA from the University of Phoenix, an M.Ed. from West Chester University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University. She was born in Lima-Peru and speaks fluent Spanish. 

 

Please join us for this highly participatory roundtable discussion.

Please register in advance at: www.gvfhra.org

Date: Monday, April 3, 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

Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
The Power of Appreciation
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Kevin Ames

The Power of Appreciation 

April Breakfast 
April 6, 2016 at 7:30 AM
 
Our Power of Appreciation presentation is an unforgettable look at why appreciation matters and how to unlock its power to create great teams and cultures. It is an ideal way to launch or reinvigorate recognition programs and training. Our critically acclaimed speakers regularly win the highest praise for one reason: they know how to present proven strategies and tell stories in ways that leave people and organizations changed for the better. Leaders learn how appreciation helps to overcome the challenges of a constantly churning, ever-changing market. Then with a keen understanding of three essential ways to appreciate great work, they are empowered to incorporate best practices that inspire employees to engage. And when people engage with your culture, vision, and values, companies grow. 
Speaker: 
With a mission to instill in others a passion for personal and professional excellence, Kevin Ames is one of the highest ranked speakers at the Evanta Leadership Summits. He’s spoken to thousands of people and leadership groups at conferences and companies such as National Grid, Dow Chemical, Frito Lay, Bose, Miller Thompson, Pier 1, Kennedy Health, and more. An expert in the areas of workplace culture, engagement, great work, teambuilding, leadership, and personal development, his presentations have been called, “dynamic, insightful, clear, honest, and informative.”

 

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:30 PM
Trump’s World Meets Employment Law – A Fork In The Road?
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Jason Reisman, Esq.

Trump’s World Meets Employment Law – A Fork In The Road?
Tuesday, April 18th at 5:30 PM
Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia

This presentation will discuss some of the recent hot topics in HR and employment law and what the future holds for them in light of the new Trump administration.  Clearly, with the new administration, predictability is difficult.  With that in mind, we’ll explore the viability of the past as we move swiftly into the future.  We’ll do our best to provide insight, “predictions,” and guidance to prepare you for navigating the world of employment law in 2017 and beyond.  

Below is a brief list of some of the questions we will try to entertain: 

1.      Will Wage And Hour Issues Remain On Center Stage?

a.      The last several years (honestly, the last 15!) have been banner years for overtime and misclassification claims.  They have grown exponentially, but will that continue? Will the U.S. Department of Labor call off the dogs and change its focus?

b.     It seems that every lawsuit filed is styled as a class and/or collective action seeking to represent not only the name plaintiff, but all others “similarly situated.”  Will that change?  Will such class claims continue to dominate this area of the law? 

c.      As everyone knows, the U.S. DOL last year sought to take over the conversation by ramping up the minimum salary level to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  With that effort severely hampered if not dead, what could be next on the agency’s agenda?

2.     The NLRB – Will It Go Back To A Focus On Unionized Workers?

a.      During the Obama Administration, the Agency worked incredibly hard to make union organizing even easier by, among other things, changing the age-old rules of engagement in the process for conducting elections.  Will those new rules last?

b.     With unions across the country seemingly less powerful and less active, the NLRB shifted its focus somewhat to the non-union workplaces, hammering employers across the country for purported unlawful policy implementation and subsequent employee discipline and discharges based upon those policies. 

c.      Looking ahead, will the NLRB continue to add impediments to an employer’s right to oppose unionization, such as by changing employer reporting and disclosure requirements?  Or, will the NLRB re-balance its priorities to be more balanced towards employers?

3.     Will Our Employment World Become More Or Less Complicated?

a.      For nearly eight years, employers across the country have certainly been faced with numerous impediments to, and complications for, successful employee relations.  Will there be more, or at least continued, heavy regulation of employers?  Or, as President Trump promises, less?  How will the trend filter out to cities and states across the U.S.?  Will the U.S. Supreme Court, or the fact of the potential lengthy vacancy, impact day-to-day human resources?

b.     One of the most important challenges relates to the growing awareness and important effort to better integrate transgender status in the workplace and address potential accommodation issues.  Will that continue to be a priority?

c.      What does the near future hold for the proliferation of discrimination claims?  What will the new trends be:  more race-based claims, or those alleging religious bias?  Will retaliation continue to be the “scariest” of all such claims?  Strangely, will sexual harassment claims continue their comeback and exceed levels from decades past?  


SPEAKER:
Jason Reisman , Esq , Partner at Blank Rome. Jason has extensive experience in equal employment opportunity matters before state and federal agencies, federal employment discrimination litigation, wage and hour (including overtime) litigation, collective bargaining, and representation case and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also has comprehensive knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act)
Areas of Focus: 
Employee Relations Counseling and Training
Employment Discrimination/EEO Litigation
Executive Employment and Severance Agreements
Fair Labor Standards Act/Wage & Hour
Labor and Management Relations
Restrictive Covenant/Non-Competition Agreements and Enforcement.  



 

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

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 


 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.

 

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





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