Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Holiday Networking Event Features Silent Auction
Thursday, January 05, 2017 | Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices
Thursday, February 02, 2017 | Bridging the Gap in the Workplace – the Millennial’s are here
Thursday, March 02, 2017 | Employee Relations That Work!
Thursday, April 06, 2017 | The Power of Appreciation
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 2017 HR Person Awards Dinner

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Holiday Networking Event Features Silent Auction
Bring a Toys For Tots!!

 
GVFHRA Party and Silent Auction: December 13th
 

 

 Join GVFHRA for our Networking Spectacular!

 

˜  Networking Galore with Philly Business Journal’s top rated HR Networking association

 

˜  Silent Auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation, Southeast Veterans Center and Laurel House.  Get ahead on holiday shopping – or something wonderful for yourself!

 

˜  Buffet Dining

 

 

Tuesday, December 13th

5:30-8:30pm

Crowne Plaza, 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA

 

 

 

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (GVFHRA) holds our annual holiday networking extravaganza and Silent Auction on December 13, 2016. Connect with the region’s who’s-who in HR, wile getting ahead on  holiday shopping – or finding something wonderful for you! Auction proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations in our region, along with helping the national SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Foundation to provide education, research and scholarships in Human Resource Management


Bring along a TOY FOR TOTS for our Marines.

 

Volunteers and auction items needed! Contact Kiley Alberts at kiley.alberts@mobilexusa.com or Sherri Tate at state@pavcs.us

 

Find us at GVFHRA.org

 

Be There and Bring a Guest

Please make a point of being part of this year’s biggest social event and fundraiser.  Mark your calendars now and plan on be a part of the festivities.  Also, this evening would be a great opportunity to bring that HR friend or acquaintance of yours that may be a prospect for joining our chapter.

 


 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $40.00 (after cutoff price)
Non Members $50.00 (after cutoff price)
Student Pricing $20.00 (after cutoff price)

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

Thursday, January 05, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices
SHRM and HRCI Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Kenneth R. Cohen, PhD and Robert Bitner

Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices

November Breakfast
Thursday, January 5, 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


 

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

Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Bridging the Gap in the Workplace – the Millennial’s are here
SHRM and HRCI Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Terri O’Donnell, PCC, CPCC

Bridging the Gap in the Workplace – the Millennial’s are here

February Breakfast

Thursday, February 2


Labeled the “entitled” and “lazy” generation, today’s work environment will look very different twenty years from now, as Boomers begin leaving the workforce in droves over the next fifteen years. Companies will no longer have the option NOT to hire Millennials. They will be a necessity if your business or company is to survive. Millennials get a bad rap and yet they are the most educated, diverse, accepting, technological-rich generation of our life-time.

 This interactive presentation along with a slide deck, and practical knowledge, will provide understanding of the generational diversities and issues facing the work environment. We will discuss ways to “co-create” a culture in which Millennials will be drawn, so you stop wasting time and money training, only for them to up and leave anyway.

 Boomers and Gen Xr’s continue to seek ways to work with Millennials.  During this presentation, I will teach the neuro-science behind change along with different perspectives to survive the onslaught of Millennials entering the workplace.

 If we understand what makes each generation different and the why behind how we each came to be, it helps us to shape the future. Since change is inevitable, we will share the ideology of this new generation so Corporate America can embrace the change.

You will walk away knowing what is behind the millennials motivation (or lack thereof, as they are labeled) and the considerations needed to thrive with the incoming generation.  

Speaker:

Terri O’Donnell, PCC, CPCC received her training and certification through one of the founding pillars and most rigorous coaching organizations in the world, Coach Training Institute(CTI). Her credentialing is through the accrediting body of coaching schools and individuals, International Coach Federation(ICF).

 To the chagrin of those who knew Terri, she turned in the briefcase for the baby after having worked in Corporate America for almost 20 years in Sales and Marketing for a Telecommunications Company.

Six years ago, Terri recreated herself and became a coach initially seeking to be a voice for women only to learn that men also wanted coaching with her. She has come full circle coaching Professional Business Women who are trying to figure out why they were passed over for a promotion, should they leave their job because they aren’t getting along with their boss, how they can work remotely, what’s next or life after they’re re-organized or downsized to name just a few.


 

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

Thursday, March 02, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Employee Relations That Work!
SHRM and HRCI Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Anita D. Tinney, Esq.

Employee Relations That Work!

March Breakfast
Thursday, March 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM

In this presentation, we will review the best practices of a Corporate Employee Relations program and how to properly structure a full infrastructure of personnel, policies and best practices to support the program.

The content of the presentation will cover the eight parts of an effective Employee Relations program, including the:
1)   Strategic Plan
2)  Team Competencies and Development
3)  Policy Portfolio
4) Case Management
5) Dashboards and Metrics
6) Employee Engagement
7)  Institutionalization
8)  Workplace Issue Resolution

Speaker:

Anita D. Tinney, Esq. The Employee and Labor Relations Academy is a consulting firm focused on training and best practices in Employee Relations, Labor Relations, HR Compliance, Workplace Investigations, Preventative and Proactive Labor Relations and Organized Labor. Anita became Principal Consultant at ELRA after twenty-two years in the private sector as an internal consultant in HR, Operations and Employee and Labor Relations. She has had a very successful career in ER/LR at some of the largest Fortune 100 Companies in the world, including Merck & Co., Inc., Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, Comcast Cable and AmerisourceBergen Corporation. She has extensive experience in all facets of Employee and Labor Relations in both U.S and Global ER/LR. Anita holds a B. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Hampton University and an Employment and Labor Law degree from Temple University, is Six Sigma certified, certified Mediator and EEO Investigator, and member of the New Jersey State Bar. 


 

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

Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
The Power of Appreciation
SHRM and HRCI Credits Pending
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

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.





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