Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Sept. Dinner-Dear Helga, You're Not Going to Believe What My Employee Did This Time
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | PA SHRM State Conference
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Telemedicine for Today's Workers
Monday, October 06, 2014 | GVFHRA Transitions & Networking Group-Pre-Employment Assessments;
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Greater Valley Forge HR Summit
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | My HRCI Certification, What Now? - HRCI'S Perspective of its Future and Direction
Thursday, November 06, 2014 | EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:30 PM
Sept. Dinner-Dear Helga, You're Not Going to Believe What My Employee Did This Time
Approved for 1.25 HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Michael Cohen, Esq

"Dear Helga, You're Not Going to Believe What My Employee Did This Time"

Approved for 1.25 HRCI Credits
Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
5:30 PM


We've all said it: "I would write a book, but who would believe these stories are true?" Unfortunately, many of the tales from are far too real! Whether the situation involves the use of "interns," an employee with poor grooming habits, the “tattooed” employee or even the CFO’s “handsy” relative, the legal workplace has become far more complicated to manage. Designed for Human Resources Manager, Directors and Vice Presidents, this fast-paced and very interactive session will focus on uncommon HR issues and examine practical, business-focused solutions that you can use immediately to solve those problems. We will use hypotheticals (except, they all really have happened) to analyze each of the unique situations and address how they can be solved.
The takeaways from this presentation are that attendees will be able to:

1. Analyze and respond to the more complicated HR issues that arise in 2014.

2. Recognize the employment laws that are implicated in addressing these difficult issues.

3. Provide business-focused solutions to the not-so-common HR issues that rise in a manner than shows to the C-suite the importance of Human Resources.


Speaker Bio Michael S. Cohen is a partner in Duane Morris’ Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. He has trained and counseled employers throughout the country on subjects including harassment prevention; workplace diversity; discipline and discharge; hiring and recruiting practices; performance evaluations; FMLA, ADA and FLSA compliance; leave of absence policies; performance management; workplace privacy; sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace; substance abuse testing; workplace violence; records retention; conducting background checks; teens in the workplace and managing attendance problems. Michael also has conducted investigations into claims of harassment and discrimination and has drafted employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and post-termination agreements. Michael has conducted over 150 trainings in the past year. He has represented clients throughout the country in EEO and other administrative proceedings. Michael has been cited as a national authority on employment issues by The New York Times, The Associated Press, USA Today, MSNBC.com, HR Magazine, SHRM On-Line, Employment Law 360, Inside Counsel Magazine, as well as many other publications. Michael serves as a Board Member of The Independence Business Alliance and Serve, Inc. Michael is a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.


Villanova University


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

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
King of Prussia PA 19406
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
PA SHRM State Conference

The annual PA SHRM State Conference is scheduled for September 18th & 19th at The Penn Stater. We are excited to engage Dr. Steve Robbins as Keynote Speaker on the intriguing topic, "An Open Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste." To learn more about Dr. Robbins visit his website http://slrobbins.com/. As always we have a terrific line up of conference presenters to bring you the best in HR Practices. HRCI Credits are pending and will be announced soon. For more information and registration, go to www.pashrm.org


This event requires registration on a linked page. Please click the button below to go to there and register.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Telemedicine for Today's Workers
Approved for 2 HRCI Credits
Speaker(s): Joseph Torella and Ryan Wirth

 Telemedicine for Today's Workers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Registration: 8:30am; Program: 9:00am – 11:00am

Location: Villanova University-Garey Hall

Approved for 2 HRCI Credits


In the November 15, 2013 article “Why the Health Care Cost Curve Is Bending”, published by the Society for Human Resources (SHRM), Mr. Edward Kaplan and Mr. Christopher Calvert of Sibson Consulting discuss successful cost-management initiatives employers can take to help reduce the cost of health care.  One suggestion is through the use of Telemedicine. 

Telemedicine is an innovative new technology and member engagement solution; offering patients with minor illness around-the-clock assess to physicians via telephone or video consultations through the Internet.  

In this seminar, the Employee Benefits Practice at HUB International Northeast will provide a general overview on what exactly telemedicine is and highlight its impact on health care today.  Our presenter will illustrate the significant benefits to employers by offering a telemedicine service and present a physician's perspective to this alternative service.  Issues and limitations associated with telemedicine and its implications for the future will also be discussed.  


Joseph Torella, President, HUB International Northeast

In his role as president of HUB International Northeast, a top 10 global brokerage firm, Joe is responsible for advising HUB’s clients on cost, quality, compliance, access and related health care trends. As 23 year industry veteran, Joe is a sought after speaker on topics including consumer-driven healthcare, data analytics/transparency, managed care and population health management. In addition, he is a well published editorial contributor.  He has authored a monthly column in the Financial Advisor, written articles for Corporate Wellness Magazine, has been featured in Crain's New York Business on health care reform and is often quoted by the insurance media.


Ryan Wirth serves as the Director of Broker and Consultant Sales in the Northeast for Teladoc. Over the past year and a half he has helped to facilitate Teladoc’s growth from 5 million members in the start of 2013 to now over 10 million members nationwide. He has been involved in the healthcare arena for the past 6 years in both large established organizations and startup ventures. Ryan formerly was Area Director for Avalon Healthcare in Tampa, Florida. Under his guidance, Avalon grew to 7,000 members and generated $20 million in revenue.


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

Villanova University - Garey Hall
Villanova PA 19085
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Monday, October 06, 2014 5:30pm to 7 pm
GVFHRA Transitions & Networking Group-Pre-Employment Assessments;
Speaker(s): Susan Foy Hugo

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 October GVFHRA Career Management and Transitions Group Meeting
Topic:     Pre-Employment Assessments; What assessments are being used and how do they influence the screening and interviewing process? Can I do something to prepare for taking assessments? Many, if not most, organizations today have incorporated “pre-employment assessments” into their screening & hiring process.  CCI Consulting’s Senior Consultant, Susan Foy-Hugo is happy to share her SME knowledge and expertise on assessments with our group.  Understanding the instruments that are out there and how they are used to influence decisions in the hiring process can help those in transition.  Come to learn and ask questions! 

Facilitator:  Susan Foy Hugo
Susan joined the Career Concepts Organizational Development team in 2011 as a Senior Consultant.  Specializing in Leadership Development, she administers and debriefs Leadership Development testing and assessments Including Myers Briggs, DiSC and ASSESS as well as providing internal and external training.  Recently, Susan taught in the University of Pennsylvania's Management Development Program on topics which include Improving Emotional Intelligence and Managing Generations – Multigenerational Teams.  She has also facilitated instructor led seminars including Leveraging the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for a global company’s Leadership Development Team and Pre-employment Testing – Checking the Fit of Candidates. Susan has significant experience managing Employment Engagement Surveys that measure employee satisfaction for multiple global organizations.  Integral to the design of the survey, she also analyzes, debriefs and provides recommendations for implementing improved management practices.

Susan received her Master’s in Psychology in Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University and a Bachelor’s degree in Management/Marketing from University of Scranton.


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



(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!  


CCI Consulting Corporate Office
Blue Bell PA 19422
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Friday, October 17, 2014 7:15 AM to 4:00 PM
Greater Valley Forge HR Summit

Greater Valley Forge HR Summit


Friday, October 17th


7:15 AM to 4:00 PM
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This event requires registration on a linked page. Please click the button below to go to there and register.

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


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.




The Pyramid Club
Philadelphia PA 19103
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Thursday, November 06, 2014 7:30 AM
EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional
HRCI Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Clare Novak

EBIT-Duh!™ Finance for the HR Professional

November Breakfast


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

Margin 

Return on Equity 

Return on Assets 

Operating Profit 

 Economic Value Added 


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.


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

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
King of Prussia PA 19406
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