Upcoming Events for GVFHRA
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Monday, February 02, 2015 | GVFHRA Transitions & Networking Group
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Planning your Workforce… Just like Dancing with the Stars
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Crossroads: Supervisory Decision Making
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Minimize the Drama: How Effective HR Leaders Manage Conflict
Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 2015 HR Person Awards Dinner

Monday, February 02, 2015 5:30 pm to 7 pm
GVFHRA Transitions & Networking Group
Contracting – What You Should Know - Explore the Opportunities in this Career Pathway
Speaker(s): Laura Kasper, CEO, Monarch Staffing

Mon, Feb 2nd - Register today for next GVFHRA Career Management & Transitions Group meeting! 

Topic: “Contracting – What You Should Know - Explore the Opportunities in this Career Pathway”. 
5:30 PM to 7 PM (Please plan on arriving for prompt start at 5:30 PM)
Cost: free
Who is welcome: GVFHRA chapter members (in-transition and actively working but interested in exploring the market) as well as individuals interested in joining the GVFHRA chapter.

Guest Speaker: Laura Kasper, CEO, Monarch Staffing 

  • What kinds of opportunities are out there as a contractor?

  • How to brand and sell yourself for contract opportunities?

  • Pricing yourself as a contractor

  • What you should know to maximize opportunities

  • How to find Interim-to-perm roles

  • Q&A

Guest Speaker:

Laura Kasper
President/CEO CSP CIR
Monarch Staffing

With an extensive background in Sales and Marketing and 10 plus years in Recruiting  and Staffing operating a decentralized Northeast region and $30 million in sales, Laura successfully opened Monarch Staffing in the spring of 2001, a boutique staffing firm that caters to both clients and candidates. Her many philanthropic endeavors and training & development seminars have helped educate the recently unemployed re-enter the workforce. Laura and her staff have helped thousands of individuals find gainful employment. She is hands on in the business and is creative, resourceful and responsive to customers, candidates, and internal employees’ needs. She offers her internal employees a flexible work life balance, a positive and inclusive work environment and growth for professional development. She is a DCCC alumni and graduate of West Chester University. Laura is an ASA Certified Staffing Professional.


CCI Consulting Corporate Office

Arborcrest Corporate Campus

Hillcrest II

721 Arbor Way, Suite 180

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Cost: Free

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Convenient On-site Parking

Directions provided on website.  Please be advised – you should use Google Maps NOT GPS.

(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.)

Register on-line at www.gvfhra.

Host-Susan McDonald
Vice President, Human Capital Management Consulting
CCI Consulting



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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:30 PM
Planning your Workforce… Just like Dancing with the Stars
Approved for 1.25 Business HRCI Credits and SHRM Credits Pending
Speaker(s): John Baldino, MSHRD SPHR

Planning your Workforce… Just like Dancing with the Stars
Tuesday, Feb 17 Dinner
5:30 at the Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia
HRCI and SHRM Credits Pending

The goal of the session will be to explain workforce planning as a tool for strategic business development.  The drivers behind securing talent – both internally and externally – will be examined.  Issues of retirement, promotion, attrition and market growth as influencers will be discussed.  The marriage of talent management and workforce planning will be explained.  The utilization of a case study will help to anchor these concepts and provide concrete assimilation.

Workforce planning as a requirement of demand projection will be discussed and the methodologies of addressing gap analyses – growing, borrowing, employing, partnering and reducing.  As a consideration, succession planning will be discussed, too, in light of growing talent internally.  Methods and pacing will be presented and examples given.  Further, return on investment in workforce planning will be offered.  How to measure it and how to explain it will be shared.

John Baldino has 24 years of experience in Human Resources; 15 years in strategic roles.  His experience includes service in hospitality/restaurant, retail, distribution, non-profit, education and finance/banking industries.  John earned his MS, Human Resources Development from Villanova University, and is a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).  He was named the 2012 Delaware Valley (Philadelphia Metropolitan Area) Human Resources Person of the Year.
John is able to look to the bottom line performance indicators and guide clients to make corrective adjustments that promote profit and health.  John has been involved in start-ups, mergers & acquisitions and expansion.  He is involved with SHRM and facilitates HRCI certification programs for other human resources professionals.
John 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.
Humareso handles all facets of employee engagement and business development, providing strategic direction to help employers manage talent, recruit for skills gaps, assess markets for growth, assess competition, increase employee performance, develop long-range succession plans and influence an enthusiastic, innovative culture.


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
Door to door directions

Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Crossroads: Supervisory Decision Making
HRCI and SHRM Credits Pending
Speaker(s): Lyman A. Montgomery

Crossroads: Supervisory Decision Making
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.


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

Villanova University
Villanova PA 19085
Door to door directions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:30 PM
Minimize the Drama: How Effective HR Leaders Manage Conflict
HRCI/SHRM Credits Pending
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

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
King of Prussia PA 19406
Door to door directions

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


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

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