Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | My HRCI Certification, What Now? - HRCI'S Perspective of its Future and Direction
Monday, November 03, 2014 | GVFHRA Transitions & Networking Group
Thursday, November 06, 2014 | EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | The Millennial Dilemma Developing Leadership for a New Generation
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Ignite Workplace Enthusiasm: How to Win in the Engagement War for Talent
Thursday, December 04, 2014 | Blurred Lines: The Intersection of Workers' Compensation, FMLA and ADA
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | Holiday Networking Event Features Silent Auction

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
My HRCI Certification, What Now? - HRCI'S Perspective of its Future and Direction
Continental Breakfast will be provided
Speaker(s): Linda K. Anguish, SPHR, GPHR, Director, Certification Products, HRCI

MY HRCI CERTIFICATION, WHAT NOW? - HRCI'S PERSPECTIVE OF ITS FUTURE AND DIRECTION

No Cost To Attend

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association and Philly SHRM are pleased to announce we will be hosting a joint information session which is intended to provide valuable information on the future and direction of HRCI and its professional certifications in the wake of SHRM's new competency-based certification plans. During this session a senior HRCI representative will discuss the organization's commitment to remain a highly sought after and self-sustaining HR credentialing provider and how they will specifically continue to support and advance the HR profession through their accreditation services. The representative will also highlight data and information supporting its position that the HR profession will continue to view HRCI certifications as an important and essential professional distinction to pursue and maintain. A significant amount of the session will be dedicated to what is anticipated to be a lively and robust Q&A. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain direct and timely information from one of the key players involved in one of the most controversial issues impacting the HR profession.

Directions:

http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Pyramid-Club/About-the-Club/Directions-Hours


 


Location
The Pyramid Club
Philadelphia PA 19103
Door to door directions

Monday, November 03, 2014 5:30pm to 7 pm
GVFHRA Transitions & Networking Group
“Navigating Today’s Applicant Tracking Systems” …what you don’t know can hurt you!
Speaker(s): Bill McCann

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 
Topic:     

“Navigating Today’s Applicant Tracking Systems” …what you don’t know can hurt you!   GVFHFRA Transitions & Career Management Group networking meeting.   Register on-line at www.gvfhra.org 

·        What you need to know BEFORE applying that will greatly increase your chances of getting a return phone call.

·        Should you change some format & content of your resume to break through ATS screening filters?

·        How Recruiters view and process your resume/application in all steps of the interviewing process.

Bill McCann, GVFHRA chapter member, EBay Talent Acquisition Consultant, will share his SME for benefit of our members! You won't want to miss this one.

Guest Speaker:

Bill McCann
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
eBay Enterprise

Bill is a Talent Acquisition expert with more than 15+ experience filling positions across all functions,  from entry to executive levels in Corporate, Agency and Professional Services settings in a number of different industries including: e-commerce, Hospital & Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Information Technology, Insurance, including life/health and property/casualty, Telecommunications and Higher Education.

Bill’s specialties include creative sourcing, candidate relationship management, knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems (PeopleFluent, iCIMS, Taleo, BrassRing, Kenexa, First Advantage, etc.) and utilization of Social Media, including a Top 1% Viewed Profile in 2012 and an active member of the LinkedIn community since February 2005. Bill has been involved in the full life cycle process, from initial job description creation to ensuring a successful onboarding experience.


Please register for the event.

Location: CCI Consulting Corporate Office
                 Arborcrest Corporate Campus
                  Hillcrest II

                  
721 Arbor Way, Suite 180
                  Blue Bell, PA 19422
                   (Township Line Rd and Union Meeting Roads ¨C just a couple of blocks from Blue Bell post office. GPS does not recognize our address but Google Maps does)

Time:        5:30 PM to 7 PM

No Charge with free, on-site parking.

Susan McDonald
Vice President, Human Capital Management Consulting
CCI Consulting
http://www.cciconsulting.com/susan-mcdonald/

 

Directions: 

(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.)

Complimentary coffee & snacks!

Free on-site parking!  


 


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

Thursday, November 06, 2014 7:30 AM
EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional
Approved for 1.25 Business Credits
Speaker(s): Clare Novak

EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional

November 6th Breakfast

Approved for 1.25 Business Credits

 

 Participants will learn six strategic financial measures commonly used in business: 

Margin 

Return on Equity 

Return on Assets 

Operating Profit 

 Economic Value Added 

 EBIT-DA


Each indicator will be explained including what the term means, how it is used in business, what types of business it is most used in and what up or down trends mean for the business. Participants will be asked for examples of how each financial indicator impacts HR functions such as new hires, benefits, healthcare costs, etc. Additional examples, drawn from CFO’s and VPs of HR and Learning will be provided by the presenter. Participants will also be asked for examples of how they can proactively and positively impact the numbers by anticipating business needs. Presenter will provide additional examples drawn from CFO interviews. Participants will have a working knowledge of these key financial measures and their specific relevance to the learning function. Strategic HR and Organizational Development Partners understand how numbers drives business and how learning can drive the numbers. The better you understand the numbers, the greater your contribution.

Clare Novak is an award winning, international performance consultant with over a 20-year history of outstanding achievement in leadership training and performance improvement. Her experience spans corporations, not for profit organizations and higher education. She has successfully coached and trained levels from CEOs to supervisors.

Ms. Novak has worked extensively in Pakistan, Egypt, Kuwait, Ukraine and Canada. She has also work for global US – based companies with culturally
diverse employees. Her cultural appreciation and adaptability in training design and facilitation have fed her success in the international area.

Ms. Novak authored, EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional, an ebook and webinar course receiving praise from HR Professionals. She presented EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional at SHRM 2011 Annual Conference and received higher than average ratings in every category.  She has presented three times at ASTD International Conference and Expo (ICE), once for ASTD Tech and Skills Conference and for many state and regional SHRM Conferences. In particular, she presented, “EBIT-Duh, Finance for HR and Training Professionals” at both SHRM and ASTD ICE in 2011.


 


Lehigh Valley Paladin, LLC

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, November 11, 2014 5:30 PM
The Millennial Dilemma Developing Leadership for a New Generation
Approved for 1.25 HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Suzanne F. Kaplan

The Millennial Dilemma Developing Leadership for a New Generation 
November Dinner
Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia at 5:30 PM
Approved for 1.25 HRCI Credits

 Corporate leaders are seeking their HR departments to be strategic partners in their business planning priorities. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers Global CEO Survey states: “To better meet the company’s strategic priorities, companies are rethinking the way HR delivers value to the business.” In the same survey, these leaders advocated addressing the distinct generations in their workforce, how they are motivated and engaged by different things. These executives are bringing pressure to ensure that talent strategies (including leadership development) aren’t just aligned with business strategy, but are indistinguishable from business strategy. The millennial generation is the next generation of corporate leaders—15% of millennials have already begun moving into leadership positions. To enable strong leadership development in their companies, HR professionals must learn about the distinct differences as well as commonalities that millennials bring, how to engage and lead them and how to support their development as they move into these all important roles.

Speaker:

Suzanne F. Kaplan, President of Talent Balance, is a generational consultant, speaker, and facilitator who rolls up her sleeves and engages her audiences and clients in learning skills to increase workforce performance and engagement.            

Suzanne creates a safe space to explore the assumptions that foster barriers between generations. She then teaches participants how to design environments where talent and respect can thrive. She brings high energy, cutting edge ideas and thoughtfulness to all her engagements.

Suzanne has deep experience in both the public and private sectors. She has partnered with a wide range of organizations in pharmaceutical, financial services, healthcare, consumer products, academic and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to starting Talent Balance, she was Managing Principal of MultiCultural Solutions. Previously she held a variety of corporate executive positions in employee relations, organization development, corporate business and strategic planning

 


Penn State Great Valley

Temple University

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
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:00 AM to 12:00PM
Ignite Workplace Enthusiasm: How to Win in the Engagement War for Talent
Approved for 3.5 HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Amy Markwood, Dale Carnegie Training

Ignite Workplace Enthusiasm:  How to Win in the Engagement War for Talent
Dale Carnegie Program

Registration 8AM to 8:30 Presentation 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

Join us for this interactive workshop on employee engagement that could dramatically increase your ability to attract and retain top talent.

During the session we explore the critical drivers of employee engagement through ongoing research from Dale Carnegie Training and MSW/ARS Research; dig further into what creates engaged employees; and identify key attributes present within engaged employees. Further, we will compare levels of engagement within small to mid-sized organizations versus large ones, and where each sized organization should focus their engagement efforts.  As the small to mid-sized companies launch or strengthen their engagement initiatives, our research shows they have an inherent competitive advantage over big business to attract and retain top talent by developing a culture of engagement.

In any employee engagement strategy, emotions are important indicators of the current level of engagement. In this workshop, we will identify which emotions drive engagement and how to foster them; discuss the challenges of developing a culture of engagement; and share best practices needed to hire, retain, and drive top talent to peak performance.

Your top performers can make or break your business, engage them today!

SPEAKER:

Amy Markwood joined the Dale Carnegie organization in February of 1999 and has been a certified, multi-course trainer for almost 15 years.

 

Amy currently works as a Professional Development Consultant and Trainer with Dale Carnegie Training of Southeastern PA.  She specializes in the development, design, and delivery of customized corporate seminars.  She is a member of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and the Society of Professional Women (SPW).

 


 

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, December 04, 2014 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Blurred Lines: The Intersection of Workers' Compensation, FMLA and ADA
Approved for 1.5 HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Jennifer Timmeney Callahan, Esq. and Ronda K. O'Donnell, Esq

Blurred Lines: The Intersection of Workers' Compensation, FMLA and ADA

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM-Registration
8:30 AM to 9:45 AM-Program and Q & A after 
Human Resources plays a significant role in reducing liabilities and diffusing any potential legal actions against an employer. Human resources professionals who will emerge as true leaders in their organizations are those who will engage in understanding the laws specific to the HR function that often leave employers vulnerable. This presentation will focus on one of the most difficult challenges facing employers today – managing employee leave in compliance with FMLA, ADA and workers' compensation laws. As the first line of defense against lawsuits, this presentation will empower and inspire HR professionals to be more confident in appropriately handling these complicated matters on behalf of their employers. One of the most difficult challenges facing HR professionals today is managing employee leaves in compliance with the FMLA, ADA and workers' compensation laws. Although they are completely distinct, these laws have significant interplay, often creating "blurred lines" that can lead to liabilities for employers. This session will provide practical advice for HR professionals that will enable them to confidently and successfully navigate the medical leave laws. Drawing upon real-life case studies that illustrate how these laws differ in terms of their purpose, coverage, rights and requirements, attendees will gain perspective and insights on managing all types of employee medical leaves and when and how the various laws apply. Delivered in an interactive format, the session will feature state-of-the-art polling software, whereby the audience will have the opportunity to respond to multiple choice and true or false questions, often revealing surprising results, and encouraging feedback and discussion.

Speakers:

Ronda K. O'Donnell is the Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. Her practice includes representation of employers in litigation and providing them advice and counsel concerning a variety of employment-related matters. Ronda has handled the defense of employment law cases in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies. She has defended employers in claims alleging discrimination, violation of federal and state employment-related statutes, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and related tort claims

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 Jennifer Timmeney Callahan is a shareholder in the Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin's Scranton office where she concentrates her practice in workers' compensation litigation. Since 1989 she has represented school districts, health care providers, energy companies and employers from numerous other industries, in the defense of workers' compensation matters.  She is experienced in handling a range of claims involving catastrophic injuries, hearing loss, psychological injuries, amputations, electrical shock injuries, repetitive trauma injuries, and more.


 

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
St. Joseph's University
Philadephia PA
Door to door directions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 5:30 PM
Holiday Networking Event Features Silent Auction

 
GVFHRA Party and Silent Auction: December 9th
 

 

 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 & Local Nonprofits.  Get ahead on holiday shopping – or something wonderful for yourself!

 

˜  Buffet Dining

 

 

Tuesday, December 9th

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 9, 2014. 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 Nina Nicoloso at nnicoloso@ahlansdale.org

 

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 $30.00
Non Members $40.00
Student Pricing $10.00

Reserve Only Pricing
GVFHRA members $35.00
Non Members $45.00

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





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