Oct
27
to Oct 29

Strategic HR Retreat at Mt. Washington

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Strategic HR at Mt. Washington enters year seven to great critical acclaim. Engage with a senior-level, strategic-thinking audience in every aspect of the Retreat. Share time with a faculty that has time to share with you – a cup of coffee by the fireplace or over great dinner conversation. Discover programming that encourages you to think big. Share HR lessons you’ve learned along the way. And take in the spectacular, historic Mount Washington Hotel.

→ BIG IDEA Sunday!  Provocative topics from distinctive sources.

→ STRATEGIC Monday!  Planning for dynamic HR leadership, the world of business and finance, and creative inspiration.

→ BRING IT HOME Tuesday!  Tools, resources, applications, and takeaways.

For more information, please visit the Strategic HR at Mt. Washington website.

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Jun
23
to Jun 26

2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

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World Renowned HR Event

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed. 

Fresh Perspectives

Internationally-renowned speakers that offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories that can help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation, and success.  

Comprehensive Learning

Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career, based on the SHRM Competency Model. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customize the learning you need.  Concentrate on solutions designed to help your organization become more compliant; delve into the cutting-edge trends that will impact your workplace in the next few years; build a strategic talent management plan to increase engagement and retention. 

Innovative learning opportunities, such as:

Our Masters Series featuring high-level academicians
Smart Stage presentations covering exciting new HR practices
Practitioner Exchange sessions featuring HR professionals
Preconference Workshops and Seminars that dive deeper into HR essentials.
- Recertification credits for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or other HR or general designation.

Extraordinary Networking

From our vast Exposition Hall to our session-based networking, to the hallways of the convention center, there is ample opportunity for you to meet HR professionals who share your goals and your challenges. Plus online networking! Attendees get access to our Conference Community site where you can meet and chat with other attendees and build connections with them before you even get to Las Vegas. And there’s always TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.  

Endless Solutions

The world’s largest HR marketplace, the SHRM Exposition, gives you access to thousands of solutions-providers in every industry. Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? Visit annual.shrm.org/exhibit-sponsorship-opportunitiesfor more information.

Still not convinced that you need to be here? See more in our Why Attend page.

This event is organized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  For more information or to register, please click here: http://annual.shrm.org/

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May
9
8:15 AM08:15

HRMA Annual Meeting: How to Lead the Way to Perfect Change

Join the HRMA of Central Massachusetts for their annual meeting with Jonathan Michael Bowman. Jonathan’s presentations are the result of heart-felt experience, critical thought and an unbridled passion to help others achieve their full potential.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jonathan is the last of four children, whose lives were enveloped in poverty and homelessness. By the time he was 17 years old, he and his family had lived in two homeless shelters, a church, a small fourth-floor attic, public housing projects and a hotel, among many other places.  However, with his determination to ascend from poverty unaffected, he earned his G.E.D. and obtained an associate’s degree in English and Communications at Allegheny Community College. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University where he graduated Cum Laude. Jonathan then attended and graduated from Ohio State University College of Law.  He then practiced law at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. During his 12-year-career there, he served in a variety of leadership posts, including Deputy Attorney General and Section Chief. He led several departments to achieve success. As a result, he was a recipient of the Ohio Attorney General's Innovation and Excellence Award in 2005.

Jonathan is also an avid photographer. Pictures have intrigued him ever since he was a child. While growing up, drawing pictures provided him with an escape from his life of poverty. Later in life he became hooked on photography when he happened upon a 35 mm camera and looked through the viewfinder. He was so enthralled that he studied photography as part of his undergraduate major in communications.

This event is organized by the HRMA of Central Massachusetts. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Apr
25
12:30 PM12:30

Creating a Respectful Workplace: Anti-Harassment Training

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As Human Resources professionals, we are tasked with providing workplaces free of harassment, but in today’s overexposed and subjective world, this is a tough job.  Media and entertainment send mixed messages about what’s socially acceptable and what crosses the line to inappropriate, harassment, discrimination and even assault. When "innocent" joking or flirting start, it can easily evolve into behavior that crosses the line. 

Learn how to effectively establish respect as the foundation of your organizations culture and ways of working by teaching everyone what it is and what it isn’t, how the lines get blurred and how to address it.  

This course will check the legal and compliance boxes by teaching people what not to do, but it will also deliver a philosophy and practice of accountability in creating a rich culture that breeds respect and camaraderie. Build awareness, skills and an environment where people thrive while protecting your business and everyone in it.   

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Apr
24
4:30 PM16:30

Preparing for Paid Family Leave - Panel Discussion

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Join us on Wednesday April 24th for an informative and interactive discussion on the new Paid Family Leave legislation in MA, presented in panel format. We will be reviewing the overall parameters of the law, timelines for employer contributions and leave requests, best practice tips for communicating this new legislation to your employees and much more! 

This event is organized by the HRMA of Western New England. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

NEHRA Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala

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NEHRA's Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala is a time to reflect on and celebrate the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Join us on April 11, 2019 at the State Room for an evening of networking, cocktails and dinner as we celebrate respect, civility and an inclusive spirit as the hallmarks of a workplace that is engaged and productive.

To honor the work of former NEHRA Board Member Norma Kornegay Clarke, NEHRA will present three Scholarship Awards, each in the amount of $5,000 to Boston-area high school seniors who value education, promote harmony and respect diversity. We will also be presenting the Frank X. McCarthy Diversity Champion Award to a deserving person or organization, in recognition of their outstanding work in the D&I Community.

Evening Program Schedule - April 11, 2019
5:00-6:00 PM:
 VIP Private Reception with Keynote Speaker (for select sponsorship levels) 
5:30-6:30 PM: Open Reception
6:30 PM: Dinner, Awards, Scholarships & Keynote Presentation

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Apr
11
8:15 AM08:15

Can Your Background Check Get You in Trouble?

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John McTighe, President of Background Decisions, recognizes that companies who conduct background checks need more than just raw data. For over 10 years he's been successful at helping hundreds of companies design, implement, manage and control their global screening programs. In his leadership role at SIR, he has been tasked with building the screening division, and is responsible for its sales and operations. He has consistently delivered double-digit growth each year during the past 10 years while also improving efficiency, quality, & compliance.

McTighe is an active member in the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), and has been certified in the Fair Credit Reporting Act by the National Credit Reporting Association and Consumer Data Industry Association. 
He is a frequent speaker about background checks and screening best practices at human resources and multi-family housing events around the country. McTighe is an expert in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and EEO Compliance. 

This event is organized by the HRMA of Central Massachusetts. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Apr
8
to Apr 10

2019 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition

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Competition is stiff for your company’s most valuable resource – talent. With more job openings than qualified candidates, your talent strategies must be tailored to the realities of today’s job market. At #SHRMTalent, you’ll gain expert tips to compete in a tough market while hiring the right people who enrich your workplace. Explore new ways to access untapped talent pools, communicate the true value of benefits, and retain engaged employees at every level. As the voice of all things work, SHRM can help you harness and keep the talent you need to create better workplaces for a better world.

This event is organized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Mar
26
8:00 AM08:00

Compensation Fundamentals

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Explore the fundamentals of compensation, including key legislation, designing and administering a compensation program, and communicating compensation plans to managers and employees. Engage in practical workshop activities and discuss incentive pay, compensation for key business needs, and recent compensation developments. Obtain the essential knowledge you need to manage compensation for your organization.

 Key Takeaways:

  • Discuss key aspects of legislation that affect compensation including FLSA and Gender Pay Equity

  • Administer and maintain a compensation system that aligns with an organization's objectives

  • Design a compensation structure that is internally aligned and externally competitive

  • Understand incentive compensation and types of plans for employees

  • Effectively communicate all aspects of compensation plans

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Mar
20
to Mar 21

Developing HR Fundamentals

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Program Overview:

With experienced faculty instruction, the program is a great balance of theory and practice - and will prepare you for a well rounded career in human resources management.

The Developing HR Fundamentals program is ideal for:

  • Experienced HR professionals who want to move from specialist to generalist

  • Professionals who are new to the HR field and need a more sophisticated understanding of the core functions of Human Resources Management

  • Managers in small organizations who are wearing many hats, including HR Managers

The program is meant to provide participants with access to articles; a book list; a glossary of HR terms, and links to important websites.

 This 2-Day Program is comprised of 4 modules (2 covered each day)

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Mar
19
12:00 PM12:00

NEHRA Webinar Series: After the H-1B Cap: Employment, Immigration, & Travel Considerations

The presentation will provide an overview of the employment, immigration and travel issues facing foreign national employees and candidates after an H-1B Cap petition is filed on their behalf.  We will provide guidance on identifying common issues that arise with foreign national employees working pursuant to student visas, including an overview of the STEM program and "Cap Gap."  We will discuss when foreign national candidates can begin employment with your company, as well as the risks associated with hiring a candidate who has a pending or approved H-1B Cap petition with another company.  We will address the impact of changes in employment, including changes in title, work location and/or salary, on foreign national employees who have a pending or approved H-1B Cap petition. We will also offer immigration alternatives to consider if your employee or candidate is not selected in the H-1B Cap lottery.  Finally, we will provide an overview of the potential changes to the H-1B Cap lottery and STEM program. 

This event is organized by NEHRA and is free for members and non members! For more information or to register, please click here.

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Mar
18
4:30 PM16:30

Conducting Internal Investigations

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Join us for a dynamic presentation that provides participants with best practice tips on how to effectively conduct internal workplace investigations into harassment, code of conduct violations, bullying, retaliation and workplace safety complaints. Using interactive exercises and drawing on years of practical experience conducting investigations, Jean will outline a step-by-step internal investigation process that can be applied in any organization. Learning objectives include:

  • Quickly and expertly triage initial complaints of policy violations and identify remedial actions for complaints

  • Identify the legal obligations that require employers to conduct internal investigations

  • Gather documentary and physical evidence prior to interviewing witnesses

  • Get to the truth with any witness and handle the he said/she said dilemma

  • Utilize non-verbal mindfulness and FBI skills to elicit information

  • Uncover deception and hidden motives to embellish or falsify information

  • Messaging recommendations to leadership

This event is organized by the HRMA of Western New England. For more information or to register, click here.

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Mar
18
to Mar 20

SHRM 2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Let SHRM be your guide to understanding the complex legal landscape that affects your organization. You'll gain an insider's look at the current agendas of the presidential administration and Congress, as well as public policy issues that impact the workplace. When you ensure that you are operating in compliance with legislative regulations, you’re creating a better workplace by protecting not only your employer, but also your entire staff.

This event is organized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Mar
14
8:15 AM08:15

What's Keeping Human Resources Up at Night?

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A conversation with Bob Selle, CHRO, Ocean State Job Lot

As an HR Professional, you wear many hats and juggle a multitude of responsibilities. A tight labor market, rising health care costs, maintaining your employer brand, utilizing analytics to make sound decisions, legislative changes are just a few of the issues facing human resources today.  Join Bob Selle, CHRO, Ocean State Lot, for “What’s Keeping HR Up at Night”.  This conversational meeting approach will give you the opportunity to share your challenges and gain insight from a leader in organizational change and development.

This event is organized by the HRMA of Central Massachusetts. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Mar
12
7:45 AM07:45

Drug Testing & Marijuana in the Workplace

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Drug testing laws can be complex, and with the legalization of marijuana, the landscape has become even more challenging for employers to navigate.  This seminar covers topics including:

  • Drug Testing 101:  Behinds the scenes of an employment based drug test

  • Marijuana in the Workplace:  What can you test for and how to navigate the legal landscape in Massachusetts

  • Reasonable Suspicion:  How to spot impairment and what do to

  • Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy:  Does your policy include everything it should

This event is organized by the MetroWest HRMA. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Mar
1
8:00 AM08:00

2019 MassSHRM Legislative Conference

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Join the Massachusetts State Council for our first statewide Legislative Conference. With so many HR and employment related laws changing in the Commonwealth, it’s important to invest some time to keep up-to-date and to learn how to make your voice heard in the debate on HR legislation.

AGENDA

8:00 - Registration

8:30 - Welcome & Introduction, Mike Spinale, State Director, Massachusetts State Council of SHRM

8:45 - Washington Outlook and HR Policy Update

Lisa Horn, Vice President, Policy Engagement, Society of HR Management (SHRM)

Who is in and who is out of the 2019 Congress after the mid-session elections and what this means for HR;  Congressional and Presidential Initiatives; Immigration Outlook for key workplace issues, including immigration, workforce development, workplace flexibility and leave and workplace equity;  Expected  Agency Action and Obstacles for 2019

9:45 - US Supreme Court Review: 2018 Decisions Impacting Employers and Cases to Watch

Michael Harper, Professor of Law, Boston University Law School

The 2018 Term for SCOTUS began on the first Monday of October.  With new judges on the bench and RBG’s recent illness, many are curious about the impact of these changes on the outcome of controversial cases.   The Court has already heard several cases on workplace issues, and many are on the current docket.

10:30 - Coffee break

10:45 - State Legislative Outlook (Panel Discussion)

Moderated by Debra Najjar, Director, Government Affairs, Massachusetts State Council of SHRM

Panelists:

Brad MacDougall, Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Scott Moore, Esq., Principal Advisor, EMS Resource Advisors

11:45 - Advocacy, the SHRM A-Team and Reaching Your Legislators

Meredith Nethercutt, Director, Member Advocacy, SHRM

Learn about the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team) in Massachusetts, and how SHRM members can proactively participate in the legislative process to influence legislation before a bill becomes law. 

12:00 - Lunch with Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

Massachusetts Family Leave Listening Session

Secretary Acosta will discuss Massachusetts’ new family leave law and listen to your opinions and suggestions as they work on the draft regulations.

1:30 - State House Tour Orientation

2:00 - State House Tours

3:45 - New Massachusetts Laws Impacting the Workplace (Panel Discussion)

Moderated by Debra Najjar, Director, Government Affairs, Massachusetts State Council of SHRM

Panelists:

Lori Bourgoin, Senior Vice President, Field Operaitons, AIM HR Solutions

Kathy Murphy, Esq., Attorney, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Mullane LLP

Sarah Spatafore, Esq., Attorney, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Mullane LLP

Anissa Zabriskie, Human Resources Manager, Dow Chemical

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of progressive legislation impacting the workplace.  Several significant new laws became effective or were adopted in 2018 which impact the workplace.   Our panel will discuss the laws as well as their impact on the workplace, and challenges for employers implementing these laws when they have workplaces in multiple states.  

4:30 - Networking Reception



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Feb
28
7:30 AM07:30

Building Engagement, Retention, and Performance with Optimism, Resilience, and Grit

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This interactive workshop focuses on the next level of leadership and people development - keeping one's self strong in mind through optimism, resilience, and grit. Through group and partner discussions, we will explore ways to strengthen or teach others optimism, resilience, and grit. You will learn how to strengthen and develop Optimism. We will also explore ways to build Resilience as a competency to overcome change and challenges. The workshop will end with ways to strengthen GRIT as a competency that differentiates exceptional performers from good performers, which impacts business results.

This event is organized by the Cape Cod HRA. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

Seeking an Intergenerational Workforce - Lunch Program

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Many organizations are woefully unprepared for the rapidly and persistently shifting age demographics of our time. In the United States, more than 11,000 people turn 65 every day.  Next year more people will be over 60 than under 18.  People are healthier and better educated than ever before but they are not necessarily wealthier.  For many, retirement at age 65 is not desirable or practical.  Many employers fail to address this changing reality.  Too often, they focus on attracting younger workers while failing to develop strategies to find, retain and support older job applicants and employees.

Join me as we explore approaches to hiring and retention that are intentional about developing an intergenerational workforce. We will bust ageist myths; we will ponder the value of a workforce that is diverse by age; and, we will consider the benefits of flexible employment.  We can turn crisis into opportunity.

This event is organized by the HRMA of Central Mass. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

SHRM Live: The State of the Workplace

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Join us virtually for a live breakdown on what the State of the Union means for the world of work and to discuss some of the most pressing topics affecting the workplace such as the economy, employment-based immigration, workforce development and more.

This event is organized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is free to members. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Jan
28
4:30 PM16:30

Taming the Three Headed Dragon: Managing Extended Leaves

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It's an HR headache that we all face! You have multiple employees out on leave - ADA, Workers Comp and FMLA. We walk a fine line of compassion for employees with medical conditions but we also have to protect our organization from the abuse of leave situations so that we can keep our productivity running at the highest levels. You need to be sure your organization has policies and practices in place that comply with the increasingly complex web of Federal and State laws and regulations. In this session, Patti D'Amaddio will review best practices around managing extended leaves and will advise us on how to apply practical solutions to tough situations like suspicious leave patterns, using FMLA to avoid undesirable work and more. 

This event is organized by the HRMA of Western New England. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

Employment Law Update Webinar

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NEHRA's Employment Law Update 

Program Overview:

Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!


Presenter:

Daniel B. Klein, Esq., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP  

Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  

Cost: 

Members - FREE

Non-Members: $80 

CEU Credits: This program has been applied for 1.0 General Credit Hours.

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Dec
6
7:30 AM07:30

Hot Topics in Compliance: Managing HR-Related Risk

In 2018 #MeToo swept the country, and Massachusetts passed a number of new laws that reshaped the risk management landscape.

Join Angela Snyder and Curran Leahy-Lonigro of Foley & Foley, PC as they lead an interactive round table discussion touching on new laws like Equal Pay, Pregnancy Discrimination, Non-Competes and the Grand Bargain, and hot topics such as sexual harassment prevention, restrictive employment covenants, and more.

This interactive discussion will encourage attendees to share stories and strategies for addressing compliance obligations, including the obstacles and successes they experience.

This event is organized by the Cape Cod Human Resources Association, for more information or to register, please click here.

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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

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Please join us for a 1 day exploration of the role diversity and inclusion plays in effective human capital management strategies. The day will include a keynote as well as general and breakout sessions with topics focusing on building strategies to support human capital management. This a must attend day for business leaders who have made diversity and inclusion in their workplace a top priority.

Sessions Include:

  • Approaches from a New Generation of Diversity Leaders
  • Tapping the Talent of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Introducing Forefront Cultures - Road-mapping an Equitable Workplace
  • Mitigating Systemic Bias: The Inclusive Organization Framework©
  • Being an Ally for Diversity & Inclusion: Good Work for White Men!
  • Diversity Terminology for Recruiting
  • What’s So Funny About Being a Woman of Color at Work?
  • Common Pitfalls to Address When Hiring Foreign Nationals
  • Using Newton’s Laws to Propel Your Diversity Programs
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding the Unique Challenges Facing Black Women Leaders

This event is organized by NEHRA.  For more information, or to register, please click here: https://www.nehra.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087672&group=

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Nov
28
11:00 AM11:00

The Agile Leadership Revolution - NEHRA Webinar Series

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NEHRA's Annual Conference Webinar Series: The Agile Leadership Revolution 
Presented by MCG Partners

Description

Companies are failing at an exponential rate. Since 2000, more than half of the Fortune 500 no longer exist and the rate of extinction continues to grow rapidly.  Organizations and executives are concerned that traditional leadership models are no longer working. With the rapid pace of technology, disruption, globalization, and regulation, leaders must be able to think and behave in new and radical ways.

In this webinar, we will introduce the principles of the MCG Partners Agile Leader© framework and share some of our research on the most critical behaviors of Agile Leaders. We will review the surprising principles of leadership that most closely correlate to business results. You will leave with a new perspective for evaluating current and future leadership needs in order to set your organization up for maximum success. 

Cost:  Members - FREE     Non-Members: $25

CEU Credits: This program has been applied for 1.0 General Credit Hours.

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Nov
13
4:30 PM16:30

Leader's Guide to Understanding & Managing Unconscious Bias

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This interactive session is designed to help managers and leaders understand the concept of unconscious bias as well as recognize situations where bias may have impacted his or her decision-making process.  Through small group exercises and large group discussion participants will gain strategies to manage and mitigate the impact of bias.

This workshop will help you:

  • Deepen your understanding of conscious and unconscious bias

  • Identify the biases that may be impacting your decisions and behavior

  • Gain strategies for managing bias and its impact

  • Recognize how HR can support a bias free work environment

Erica Colonero is co-Founder of VisionSpring, Inc., a WBENC certified diversity and inclusion consulting firm. Erica consults and trains in the areas of diversity & inclusion, employee resource groups, unconscious bias, and inclusive leadership. She has worked with organizations including Aetna, Baystate Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, BCBS of RI, Express Scripts, TIAA, Staples, and UTC.

Robin Pedrelli is a partner at VisionSpring, Inc.  She has been improving business performance and employee engagement as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant to major companies for more than 15 years. As an expert in the field, Robin is a sought-after consultant, trainer and speaker on the topics of diversity and inclusion, Employee Resource Groups, middle manager engagement and inclusive leadership.

This event is organized by the Human Resources Management Association of Western New England, for more information or to register, click here.

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Nov
13
8:00 AM08:00

OSHA 101: What Employers Need to Know

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TOPIC: OSHA 101: What All Employers Need to Know

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:45-8:00 AM
Meeting 8:00-9:30 AM

SPEAKER: Natalia Olive, Principal Olive Safety, LLC

CONTENT: Where to begin with OSHA compliance?

This talk will review the requirements that most commonly apply to all general industry businesses covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) with a strong focus on effective implementation.

Exit routes, Emergency action plans, Fire prevention plans, Medical Services and First Aid, Hazard Communication, and so much more!

This session will be fully interactive. The audience will have multiple opportunities to ask questions and offer input throughout.

SPEAKER BIO:  Natalia Olive is a Safety Professional with over 18 years of international experience.Her core career aspiration is to teach the world how to be safe at work.Natalia is an MIT graduate, known for executing with precision and creativity while building strong relationships.  Not only is she fluent in English, Spanish and French, but, more notably, can easily translate between technical jargon and practical everyday language.

WHERE: Clark University Graduate Management Center, 333 Turnpike Rd. (Route 9) Southborough, MA RESERVATIONS: You may register by mail (P.O. Box 6405, Holliston, MA 01746), reply to this email, or fax by calling the number below. Please provide your name, company, (if appropriate) and phone number when registering. Reservations and cancellations will be accepted until noon on the Friday before the meeting. Please note that reservations not honored will be billed. In case of inclement weather, please call us at 508-446-1391for cancellation information.

ATTENDANCE FEE: Members $25.00, Non-Members $50.00. On-line payment is available.

This event is organized by the MetroWest HRMA. For more information or to register, please click here.

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Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Becoming a Strategic HR Business Partner

NEHRA’s Becoming A Strategic HR Business Partner (formerly Beyond the Basics)

In today’s dynamic business landscape, it is critical to the success of HR professionals to learn and master competencies beyond traditional human resource skills and to ensure HR operations are properly aligned with overall business goals and objectives. 

Join NEHRA for the 2nd level in our Core Programming, and develop your expertise in employee and labor relations, financial acumen, compensation and more.  Participants who complete this course will be able to effectively apply the critical skills and competencies required of today’s HR professionals while having a more meaningful impact not only within their HR team, but throughout the overall organization

Day One:

8:00 – 8:30: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking 

8:30 – 12:15 Module #1 – Core Compentecies of A HR Business Partner

Matt Powers, Principal (retired), National Grid USA 

In this session you will learn the key components of the HR Business Partner role. We will help you discover the skills and competencies needed in order to maximize your impact on any organization.  

12:15 – 1:00: Lunch (included)

1:00 – 4:00: Module #2 – Employee and Labor Relations

Martha Zackin, Esq., Partner, Bello Welsh, LLP

This session will cover the complexities of employee and labor relations as it relates to organizational culture. You’ll learn how to leverage your business acumen to resolve employee issues, while preserving credibility and mitigating organizational risk.

Day Two:

8:00 – 8:30: Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 11:45: Module #3- Compensation

David Weaver, President, Compensation and HR Group

In this session you’ll learn the core aspects of compensation and how to execute a compensation strategy. We will teach you how to navigate and resolve complex compensation issues and ensure equity across your organization.

 11:45 – 12:30: Lunch (included)

12:30 – 2:30: Module #4 – Benefit plan design and oversight

Lauren Duffy, Senior Human Resources Consultant, Compensation and HR Group

This session will cover what role you will play in benefit plan design and execution, including leveraging broker relations, cost containment and employee communication.

2:45 – 4:00: Module #5 – Building Financial Acumen

Yariela Brandao, Vice President People Strategy, Consulting Services, Compensation and HR Group

In this session you’ll learn the basics of financial acumen, including how to read financial statements and how to use financial data to influence decisions.

4:00: Program Concludes

Cost:
$799 Members 
$999 Non-Members (includes one-year NEHRA Membership)

CEU Credits:

This program has been applied for 13.25 Credit Hours - Modules 1 & 5 Have been approved for Business Credit.

This event is organized by NEHRA. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Oct
22
to Oct 24

2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition

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The demographics of the workplace are changing, and in a global economy, a diverse workforce is essential to remain competitive on the global stage. Transform your workplace into an inclusive environment, where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential. 

Join HR generalists, diversity practitioners, senior managers and recruiters to gain D&I tools and resources at the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition.

This event is organized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  For more information or to register, click here: https://www.shrm.org/mlp/Pages/Diversity2018.aspx

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