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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | What to do with the HiPo of the YoPro when you’re an OldPro (Examining the communicative and assessment process of leadership training).
Thursday, March 02, 2017 | Employee Relations That Work!
Monday, March 06, 2017 | GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Help Your Business Leaders Lead Across The Optimism Gap
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
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 2017 HR Person Awards Dinner
Thursday, June 01, 2017 | Connecting the Dots: Integrating Baldrige with HR Best Practices

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:30 PM
What to do with the HiPo of the YoPro when you’re an OldPro (Examining the communicative and assessment process of leadership training).
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and 1.25 Business HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): John Baldino MSHRD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

What to do with the HiPo of the YoPro when you’re an OldPro 
(Examining the communicative and assessment process of leadership training)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia
 
The goal of the session will be to provide insight around assessing leadership potential. Leadership assessment and measurement are a vital tool for strategic team and broader organizational development. The appeal towards individuals with “winning” personalities does not necessarily mean that the skill sets for leadership are present. Are organizations just plugging holes in their talent need by over-estimating the potential of a person? Assessment as an art will be discussed. Contributing factors such as organizational structure, economics, generational differences (real or perceived), evaluative processes and talent alignment pathing will be discussed. Once it is determined there is high potential in an individual, how is that accessed? 

 Working through options for tapping into that talent and aligning it with the mission will be presented. The utilization of a case study will help to anchor these concepts and provide concrete assimilation.

Speaker:
John Baldino MSHRD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP founded Humareso to strategize with companies to develop plans to manage talent, recruit for skills gaps based on employee inventories, assess markets for growth, develop long-range succession plans and influence a culture of enthusiastic buy-in. Humareso provides outsourced human resource services, including its flagship HRO plan, which helps businesses save money, increase productivity and reduce legal risks by providing dedicated HR consulting for compliance, training, performance management, employee relations, workplace management, discipline and other important HR best practices.

 


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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, March 02, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Employee Relations That Work!
Approved for 1.25 SHRM and HRCI Credits
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

Monday, March 06, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
GVFHRA Career Management & HR Transition Group Meeting
Beyond Your Profile Page – the Power of LinkedIn for Managing Your Career
Speaker(s): Matt Levy

GVFHRA Career Management & Transition Group Meeting

“Beyond Your Profile Page – the Power of LinkedIn for Managing Your Career”

Presenter: Matthew Levy

Maybe you feel like you have fully optimized your LinkedIn profile and you can sit back and wait for recruiters, hiring managers and connections to come to you.  Far from it!  In the professional social networking world of LinkedIn, fresh content is king.  You must become a linchpin within your LinkedIn network. In this thought-provoking, lively and interactive presentation, Matt will show you how to use:  Advanced people searches; get introduced to power connectors; company searches; status update box; groups and much more leading you to a rewarding, enriching network that will help you manage your career for the long term!

Matthew Levy is Executive Vice President at Velocity Advisory Group.  Velocity is a human capital consulting firm focused on increasing employee engagement, culture, leadership development as well as team and sales effectiveness.  Matt's prior experience includes twenty years in Fortune 500 strategic human resources leader roles at blue chip companies Merck, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson.   His passion is coaching high achievers to reach ever loftier goals by challenging them to uncover their hidden genius and achieve what they thought otherwise was impossible.   In addition to his full time work, Matt is currently Vice Chair of Beacon (formerly GPSEG (Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group)), a professional organization with over 1,000 executive members. 

Please join us for this highly participatory roundtable discussion.

Please register in advance at: www.gvfhra.org

Date: Monday, March 6, 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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:30 PM
Help Your Business Leaders Lead Across The Optimism Gap
SHRM and HRCI Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Dean Becker

Help Your Business Leaders Lead Across The Optimism Gap
March Dinner
Tuesday, March 21st at 5:30 PM at Crowne Plaza


Research shows that in virtually every organization, optimism and resilience increase with position level. But this creates a problem. Many employees perceive their managers to be overly optimistic and unrealistic. They dismiss their bosses’ directives, goals, and missions as unattainable, and therefore fail to engage. In this session, you will learn how to help your business leaders bridge this gap and communicate with greater impact, lead change more effectively, and create better results. And by interacting with your leadership at this strategic level, you will help assure a seat for HR at the business table!

Ever wonder why new strategic initiatives in your organization often seem to hit roadblocks? When the business leaders you serve complain that they’ve missed key metrics on their scorecards, do you ever wonder why they can't just get it done? A decade of research at Adaptiv Learning Systems shows that the higher you go in an organization, the more resilient and optimistic people tend to be. This is because resilience and optimism are precisely the qualities that advance careers and get you promoted. But this creates a problem. Optimistic leaders are trying to lead their relatively pessimistic staff. Worst of all, they are usually blind to these differences.

So when leaders communicate about change initiatives, many lower-level employees perceive the messages to be overly optimistic and unrealistic. They dismiss their vision, strategies and directives as unattainable and so do not engage in activities that will accomplish the mission. The result is often failure to achieve key business and strategic objectives in a timely way.

In this workshop you will learn how to help your business leaders lead more effectively across this ‘Optimism Gap'. 

Speakers-Dean Becker

Dean Becker is Vice President, Corporate Business Development, for Kelleher Associates. Dean is an accomplished executive and consultant with more than 25 years of experience selling and delivering executive search, training and executive coaching services to organizations and individuals worldwide. He is responsible for representing Kelleher’s services to corporations across the Delaware Valley.

Dean is also a recognized expert in the field of individual and organizational resilience, having co‑founded Adaptiv Learning Systems, and having directed the development and delivery of Adaptiv’s research-based resilience assessments, coaching and training programs. He holds an MBA in Medical Group Management, and a BA in Psychology. He managed companies in the human resources and healthcare arenas prior to assuming leadership of Adaptiv Learning Systems. 

In addition to his active participation with PSPS, SHRM and International Coach Federation (ICF) – Philadelphia chapter, Dean sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, and is a Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Perkiomen Township, PA.



 

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
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?
SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits Pending
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!

 

 


 

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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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