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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | MaryJane Brought Pot Brownies to the Company Picnic, Now What? The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Strategies to Improve Decision Making and Organizational Effectiveness
Thursday, April 02, 2015 | Emerging Trends in Employment Law for 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Minimize the Drama: How Effective HR Leaders Manage Conflict
Friday, May 01, 2015 | 15th Annual Pennsylvania State Legislative and Legal Conference
Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 2015 HR Person Awards Dinner

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:30 PM
MaryJane Brought Pot Brownies to the Company Picnic, Now What? The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace
Approved for 1.25 HRCI Credits and 1.25 SHRM PDC's
Speaker(s): Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq

MaryJane Brought Pot Brownies to the Company Picnic, Now What? 
 The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace

Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and 1.25 HRCI Credits
Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
5:30 PM

As we evolve from the "Just Say No" culture of the 1980's, today we find ourselves in a haze of marijuana legalization throughout the United States. Not only have many states legalized medical marijuana use, others are now legalizing pot for personal use, banning “discriminatory" employer practices, creating Driving under Influence exemptions, and creating many other laws and regulations that affect the workplace. Many multi-state employers are already facing the challenges of divergent laws from different states on cannabis use. Medical marijuana is about to be legalized in Pennsylvania; most agree it is a matter of months, at most. Pennsylvania is surrounded by states that have supported and legalized marijuana and/or medical marijuana use. In September 2014, the Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 1182, known as the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.” Although Tom Corbett did not support the bill, Governor Tom Wolf supports both medical marijuana and marijuana decriminalization. Like other states’ laws, this law may change the face of drug use, DUI convictions, testing, disability claims, medical evaluations, discrimination allegations, and drug-free workplaces. This dynamic presentation by employment law and social media attorney Deirdre Kamber Todd will offer you up-to-the-minute legal information, current and future compliance tools, and a host of best practices to keep your company’s drug use policy knowledgeable, legal and in focus. This is a program not to be missed. Learning Objectives - Following this presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Evaluate their policy and practice needs regarding drug use 2. Establish best practices with respect to marijuana and medical marijuana use 3. Implement a strategic game plan for addressing the challenges of marijuana and medical marijuana use.

Presenter:
Deirdre Kamber Todd is a partner with the Kamber Law Group, P.C., a next-generation law-firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Todd has been practicing business law, employment law, advanced directives, and HIPAA for more than fifteen years, and social media law for nearly ten years. Ms. Kamber Todd has received a number of accolades for her work. She was awarded as one of the “Top Twenty under Forty” by the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal; she received a Public Justice Foundation grant for her work on HIV/AIDS litigation with Harvard University; she also received an Ethics Award from the New York State Bar Association. At present, Ms. Kamber Todd serves as the current Litigation/Diversity Chair and former President of SHRM Lehigh Valley. She serves as a Board Member for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee and LGBT Council. She is member of the Presidential Advisory Board for Cedar Crest College. Finally, she is a faculty member of DeSales University, Cedar Crest College, Park Avenue Presentations, Lorman Seminars, and ComplianceOnline. She has published and contributed to numerous articles and books, including HIV and the AIDS Pandemic, published by Oxford Press, HR Keystones, Diversity Inc., Wikipedia, and, most recently, SHRM, at http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/safetysecurity/articles/pages/coping-employees-mental-illnesses.aspx. She regularly teaches on a wide variety of topics, both in person and via webinar. Over the past decade, she has been invited to present hundreds of times. Her SHRM presentations have included PA SHRM, Tri-state SHRM, SHRM LV, NEPA SHRM, SEPA SHRM and others. She also has presented sessions on business, healthcare and social media for an array of non-SHRM conferences, including events centered on architecture, business, breast cancer survival, HIPAA compliance, international technology, legal education, LGBT psychiatric instruction, public and private school administration, social media, technology, and others. She also regularly provides training to her clients on topics including evidence creation, health information privacy, to sexual harassment.


 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $10.00

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Strategies to Improve Decision Making and Organizational Effectiveness
Approved for 2 HRCI and 2 SHRM PDC's
Speaker(s): Lyman A. Montgomery

Strategies to Improve Decision Making and Organizational Effectiveness

March 19th
Registration from 1:30 PM-2:00 PM, Program starts at 2:00 PM


Participants will learn about common mistakes, omissions and errors supervisors make when handling difficult employees and situations.  They will get practical strategies to improve employee performance, teamwork and harmony within the workplace. During this interactive session, we will use role-play, and real life situations taken from actual case studies and audience experiences.  Moreover,  participants will discover how they can transform their role from being seen as a support resource to that of a strategic business partner focused on strategic long-term solutions, not short-term or reactive problem solving.  Below is a brief outline of the key segments presented:

  1. Look at historical views of supervision and why many are practiced today, despite being ineffective.

  2. Understand basic personality types (Relaters, Thinkers, Drivers, and Socializers) and how they affect team/workplace cohesiveness and productivity.

  3. Review examples of key workplace policies, practices and their interpretations in guiding desired behaviors in the workplace.

  4. Guidelines to use when conducting internal investigations, interviews, and fact-checking processes without compromising organizational integrity and employee confidentiality.

  5. Develop strategies to handle, improve, and correct negative behaviors and build employee morale and overall HR effectiveness in the shortest amount of time with long-term residual results.

Speaker:

As a Human Resources professional, Lyman A. Montgomery’s is an expert in the areas of: strategic planning, competency-based interviewing, employee relations/labor negotiations; organizational leadership development and workplace violence prevention.  Lyman holds a MBA from American Intercontinental University and BS degree from Ohio University as well as post-graduate training at Harvard University from the W.E.B. Institute for Afro-American Research in Civic Engagement.  An accomplished human resources professional for over twenty years, currently serves as an Employee Relations Consultant for Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. 


 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $35.00
Non Members $50.00
Student Pricing $20.00

Reserve Only Pricing
GVFHRA members $35.00
Non Members $50.00
Location
Villanova University
Villanova PA 19085
Door to door directions

Thursday, April 02, 2015 7:30 AM
Emerging Trends in Employment Law for 2015
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Christopher E. Ezold, Esq

Emerging Trends in Employment Law for 2015
April Breakfast
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Credits  
7:30 Registration and Breakfast

Please join us for a review of emerging trends in employment law for 2015, including important court decisions, NLRB trends, emerging technology and intergenerational management issues.  
The specific objectives: To give the participants an overview of changes in employment law and Human Relations. Participants will take away an awareness of these issues so that they can spot them in their day-to-day work. 

Speaker:Christopher E. Ezold, Esq., is the Managing Partner of the Business & Health Section of the Ezold Law Firm, P.C., an employment, business and health law firm based on Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania and New Castle, Delaware.  Mr. Ezold obtained his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1995, as well as his LLM in Taxation in 2009.  Mr. Ezold advises his employer and business clients on nearly all aspects of the employment relationship, including wage & hour, discrimination/EEO, unemployment, executive compensation, restrictive covenants (noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, etc.), trade secret issues, policies and procedures, internal investigations, tax matters and best practices.
Christopher has presented forThe Main Line Chamber of Commerce, The Magellan Leadership Group, The Philadelphia Bar Association, The Montgomery County Inn of Court, The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (continuing legal education provider), Marino Legal (continuing legal education provider), The Group (national employee benefits, tax and health law organization), Allegiance Bank (now Vist Bank), and various client presentations.

 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $10.00

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:30 PM
Minimize the Drama: How Effective HR Leaders Manage Conflict
Approved for 1.25 HRCI and SHRM Credits
Speaker(s): Liz Weber, CMC, CSP

Minimize the Drama: How Effective HR Leaders Manage Conflict
April 21 Dinner
Crowne Plaza-King of Prussia
5:30 PM

Would it help you if your supervisors and managers addressed employee issues with less drama and emotion?
Would it make your life easier if your supervisors and managers addressed inappropriate employee behaviors right away?
Would you have more time to do real work if others could simply do the jobs they're being paid to do?
If you answered yes to just ONE of those questions, this presentation is for you! 

Liz Weber, (aka - The Dragon Lady of Leadership Accountability®) will share her techniques for teaching managers and supervisors how to deal with difficult behaviors, conflicts and situations, while leading their teams forward...together.

In this session, you will learn to: - Analyze your behavior during conflicts to determine how Passive, Assertive, Aggressive, and Passive-Aggressive behaviors impact teams - Identify your dominant conflict management style and assess its impact on your HR team, as well as other managers and employees throughout the organization - Hold HR team members accountable to do the jobs they're being paid to do - without the drama.

Liz Weber’s bio:

A sought-after consultant, speaker, and seminar presenter, Liz is known for her candor, insights, and her ability to make the complexities of leadership E.A.S.Y.  She creates clarity for her audiences during her results-oriented presentations and training sessions.  Participants walk away from her sessions knowing how to implement the ideas she’s shared not just once, but repeatedly to ensure continuous leadership growth and development.


Known as The Dragon Lady of Leadership Accountability®, Liz has been there, done it, and learned from it.  As a result, whether she's speaking to corporate executives or association professionals, Liz’s comments and insights on leadership and leadership accountability ring true. 

As the CEO of Weber Business Services, LLC, a management consulting, training, and speaking firm headquartered near Harrisburg, PA, Liz and her team of consultants provide strategic and succession planning, executive coaching, and comprehensive leadership development training and products to business owners, executive teams, and leaders.

Liz is one of only 13 people in the U.S. to hold both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designations; the highest earned designations in two different professions.  She also holds an MBA in International Business, and serves as a national board member and the Strategic Planning Chair for The National Speakers Association.

Liz has supervised business activities in 139 countries and has consulted with organizations in over 20 countries. She has designed and facilitated conferences from Bangkok to Bonn and Tokyo to Tunis.  Liz has taught for the Johns Hopkins University’s Graduate School of Continuing Studies, as well as the Georgetown University’s Senior Executive Leadership Program.

 






 

Online Payment Pricing
GVFHRA members $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $10.00

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

Friday, May 01, 2015 7:00 AM to 3:15 PM
15th Annual Pennsylvania State Legislative and Legal Conference

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!

 

THE

PENNSYLVANIA

STATE COUNCIL

SHRM

Conference

 

May 1, 2015

Harrisburg Hilton

1 North Second Street

Harrisburg, PA

 

The Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM, Inc. will hold its 15th Annual Legislative & Legal Conference on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Harrisburg Hilton. Join us for an educational day of state and federal employment law updates as well as great networking opportunities.


SHRM PDC's, CLE and HR Certification Institute credits pending approval.

 

Join us for the pre-conference Reception on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 


 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
2015 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 15th 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 15 Years!

 


Register on line at www.hrpersonaward.org

 

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