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06/16/2018

Seminar | Mastering Your HR Generalist Role*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Learn how to standout in your organization as an HR Generalist in this course ideal for mid-career professionals who are already working as a generalist or those who are moving from a specialist to a generalist role. Each module takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at today's business challenges and provides opportunities to apply your existing HR knowledge with practical scenarios, case studies, discussions and activities that incorporate behavioral competencies including business acumen, consultation, communication, and more. Gain stakeholder support by using metrics to build and establish credibility. Network and learn from your peers as well as from subject-matter expert facilitator.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply SHRM-based behavioral competencies and U.S. employment laws with actionable skills to be more effective in your Generalist role
  • Gain stakeholder support by using metrics to build a business case for HR initiatives
  • Illustrate best practice communication principles to create credibility throughout the organization
Seminar | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Managing change is becoming a major focal point for HR professionals as organizations continue to adapt to an ever changing workplace. In this two-day, experiential seminar utilizing the SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines paper on Leading Effective Change, you will use a variety of resources to simulate a change initiative in a realistic work environment. Interact with other students through true-to-life group discussions, problem solving via a case study, hypothesis testing, rework, and coaching in a safe learning atmosphere with an experienced change management professional. Gain access to a change management tool-kit to reinforce and continue the learning experience outside the classroom.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate prescriptive models to change initiatives
  • Learn guidelines and techniques for designing, facilitating, and sustaining change
  • Practice applying guidelines and techniques to design, facilitate and sustain change via a full day simulation

 

Seminar | HR Analytics: Using Data to Drive Results*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Identify the varying types of data systems and analytics techniques available today. Explore how to gather and analyze pertinent HR metrics and how to properly communicate findings to drive organizational decisions. Learn how to effectively use analytics to support your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Explain why data is important for driving organizational decisions
  • Demonstrate basic methods for reading and presenting data
  • Identify tools used to interpret data and support HR decisions
  • Prepare results to effectively communicate information to organizational management
  • Coach other HR professionals in your organization in the use of analytics for business decisions
Seminar | SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
22.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership, Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees may apply.

Program Overview

Led by qualifed ad certified HR instructors,our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certifcaton Preparation seminars, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. To gain the greatest benefits from your seminar, utilize your SHRM Learning System before the seminar begins. While these seminars should not be considered your only preparation for certification, they serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

Program Benefits & Features

  • Led by qualified and certified instructors
  • Classroom environment provides networking opportunities
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions
  • Sample test questions and periodic process checks keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge

 

 

Seminar | SHRM Essentials of Human Resources*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Human Resources incorporates a number of interrelated job functions with a primary mission of recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified employees who will assist the organization in achieving its goals and objectives. In this course, you will gain the foundational knowledge necessary to help your organization reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, planning to make a career change into an HR position, or performing HR duties as a part of a non-HR job. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Increase your foundational knowledge of HR practices
  • Recognize the importance of aligning HR goals with organizational goals
  • Understand the talent acquisition process to help avoid legal pitfalls
  • Gain information on compensation benefits offerings, as well as why communicating this information to employees is important
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and other professional development programs
  • Explain the process, methods and purpose of performance evaluations
  • Identify key pieces of federal legislation that impact HR, including anti-discrimination laws
#704: Preparing to Lead: Critical Project Management Skills for the HR Professional
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
You will learn step-by-step instructions and easy-to-implement tools that will set you up for success managing any size project. 

Managing projects can be challenging, especially if they span multiple divisions, time zones and countries. From global outsourcing to workplace analytics to leading company-wide change management initiatives, you have the unique opportunity to spearhead projects that can directly impact your company's bottom line. To do so requires your project management skills to be in peak performance and constantly at the ready. This interactive workshop will prepare you to lead by providing in-depth, step-by-step instructions and tools to plan for success, manage and execute projects big or small, deliver results all while meeting budget and schedule deadlines. You will learn:

  • The essentials of Project Management: In-depth analysis of pre-project planning; identifying goals, deliverables and requirements (even while constantly shifting); creating a work breakdown structure illustrating what needs to be accomplished, in what order and by when; developing comprehensive time and costs estimates that fit within your organization's financial objectives; and targeting your messages to influence key stakeholders and gain their support for your project.
  • How to define deliverables in financial terms your senior leaders care about (and will actually pay attention to).
  • How to develope metrics to determine the best employees to include on your project team including how to organize and inventory skills, knowledge, personality and previous experience to meet the goals defined in your project scope document.
  • How to conduct comprehensive risk probability vs. impact analysis to determine the likeliest causes for your project to become derailed and how to plan for and overcome those challenges (and any subsequent delays to your project).
  • Easy-to-implement project management tools to help you plan for and manage your project including Gap and SWOT analyses, Fishbone (Cause & Effect) diagrams, Goal Breakdown Structure diagram, RACI matrix and several types of Gantt charts.
  • Potential software tools that can help you get organized and track your project including Microsoft Project and/or Excel, Mind-Mapping software, SharePoint, Smartsheet and Basecamp to name a few.
#705: Critical Coaching Techniques for HR Professionals
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Maren Perry, President, Arden Coaching
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to create coaching conversations, with specific techniques for creating development plans and holding employees accountable. 

You are a fountain of knowledge and resources and are called on to provide individual support to employees in many forms: you inspire, challenge, course-correct, mentor and question. In other words, you coach them. You undoubtedly do much of this already, and this workshop will give you a new set of tools from an expert coach with thousands of hours of experience in varied environments to help you with what to do (and what not to do!) to take that support to the next level. In this dynamic and interactive workshop, we'll use the International Coach Federation's Core Coaching Competencies to give you a new tool box of skills to use with employees including: deepening your listening, creating awareness, asking powerful questions, planning developmental projects and creating accountability. This interactive workshop will cover a lot of ground and rely on examples from your own situations, so bring your coaching challenges and questions and leave with tangible tools and techniques you can use immediately! You will learn:

  • The definition of coaching and what it means for your role in the process.
  • Who is a good prospect for coaching and when to save your energy/time/money.
  • Coaching techniques to create awareness and deepen the learning for a coachee.
  • How to establish a measurable developmental program and hold coachees accountable to it.
  • The key to producing long-term, sustainable results vs. just temporary change.
#706: The Benefit Builder Workshop: Understanding Design & Implementation of Responsive Total Rewards
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jason Sheffield, Senior technical advisor and managing attorney, Health & Benefits, Willis Towers Watson
Presenter:
Marina A. Galatro, Senior HR partner consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Workplace Application:
You will learn various approaches and considerations relevant to the design and implementation of responsive total rewards platforms. 

With ROI expectations higher than ever, the task of benefits plan design and implementation can be a tight wire of competing interests. While responding to regulatory, legal, demographic and executive demands in the scope of plan design can be daunting, the satisfaction of delivering a comprehensive and responsive benefits platform cannot be rivaled. This workshop is a two-part, highly interactive learning experience. In part I, you will explore benefit plan design and implementation, reinforcing your knowledge of benefits. Then, in part II, you will immediately apply this knowledge to real-world hypothetical benefit design situations in a team-based competition of strategy and tactics related to benefits plan design and implementation. The result of this two-part process is the reinforcement of a working knowledge of plan design schematics, built upon the practical experiences of conflict resolution and mitigation of impediments to total rewards implementation. This workshop will review:

  • The basics of ERISA  as well as the basics of Consumer-directed Plans and Cafeteria Plans.
  • Receive an introduction to plan funding methodologies.
  • The basics of the PPACA (including reporting and Cadillac tax review).
  • Receive an introduction to HIPAA for plan sponsors (including health outcomes).
  • Benefit considerations of the multigenerational workforce.
#707: Maximize Your HR Leadership Effectiveness
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Magi Graziano, CEO, KeenAlignment
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to cultivate an inspiring work environment where employees can make a difference and you can grow yourself and your career. 

21st Century managers are facing significant obstacles. Different generations of people, all with different personal and professional missions, values and perspectives on the world of work, are now working together. Employees are seeking engaging and fulfilling work, and it is the job of the HR leadership team to assure these opportunities are established and preserved. This workshop will help you:

  • Create your personal leadership mission statement and career vision, as well as outline the necessary steps to accelerate the achievement of your ideal role.
  • Solidify your leadership position and gain clarity into how you can elevate the level to which your role positively impacts, transforms and forwards strategic business outcomes.
  • Optimize your performance as a leader by understanding human dynamics and people reading, which progresses your ability to influence organizational change.
#708: Accounting Comes Alive: Business Finance for HR Professionals (A Workshop for Visual Learners)
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Peter Frampton, Color Accounting International
Workplace Application:
You will improve your business acumen and ability to read financial reports, to confidently engage colleagues about HR's role in financial matters. 

Using a simple yet powerful system, this hands-on workshop will teach you accounting in four hours, like you wish you'd had at college. Called Color Accounting, Harvard Business School says it's “of value to anyone”. You'll discover in a fun and conversational atmosphere how accounting, balance sheets and income statements work, and the story they tell. You'll then use the learning to analyze a business, with clear links to key HR competencies and objectives. But that said, ironically, accounting isn't actually the main outcome. By building a platform that solidifies your understanding of finance and business, you'll leave with deep insights about financial communication, business, and your organization's mission. This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the story that financial statements tell.
  • Discover the hidden causes of financial confusion and miscommunication. 
  • Identify key metrics that will align your work with your CEO's priorities.
  • Improve your 360­degree communication about financial matters.
  • Bonus! Think about your personal finances more clearly.
#709: Creating a Leadership Development Program in Your Company
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Joe Urbanski, Chief operations officer , Total Solutions Group
Workplace Application:
You will be guided through a process that will allow you to define and ultimately create a leadership development initiative. 

Stop calling it a Leadership Development Program. It's NOT just a program; it's an experience! Beyond just improving the skill of leadership, you must have a sustainable and transformative capability in how you lead and build people, performance, and processes to deliver unparalleled value. You will be guided through building the leadership development approach your organization needs from start to finish, big picture to small details, implementation to performance optimization, and executive team to first-time managers. During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn a framework for setting up a leadership development experience that's right for your culture.
  • Dive into your specific purpose, four-year vision, and the overall setup for your leadership and training initiatives.
  • Explore the content, design, and delivery aspects for increasing engagement and driving lasting performance improvements.
  • Build a plan for implementation and evaluation using your own customized training programs to help your company increase its leadership capacity over the next four years.
#710: The Power of Stay Interviews For Engagement and Retention
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Richard P. Finnegan, Founder, Retention Institute
Workplace Application:
You will learn to implement stay interviews in your organization to cut turnover and improve engagement. 

Stay Interviews are THE solution for engagement and retention because the top reason employees stay and engage is how much they trust their supervisor. Stay interviews first build trust by inviting employees to a meeting about THEM, then asking five targeted questions, probing, building stay plans and then forecasting how long each employee will stay. Take home stay interview skills and build your career. You will learn:

  • The five heavily-researched stay interview questions which bring the most important responses.
  • How to build one-on-one stay plans based on each employee's individual interests and needs.
  • How to train your managers to implement company-wide stay interviews.
#711: Succession Planning for the 21st Century: Future Trends and Practical Guidelines for Building Your Talent Pipeline
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical insights to guide successful and results-oriented succession planning practices. 

Most succession plans are irrelevant to today’s business challenges. Demographic shifts, globalization, emerging communication technologies and economic uncertainty have changed the playing field and what’s required of leaders. Organizations large and small that have not engaged in succession planning are at great economic risk. It is evident that a new normal in American business is emerging, but there is little practical discussion about how to retool succession planning and leadership development to meet the evolving challenges facing companies. You will learn:

  • The key pitfalls to today’s succession planning initiatives.
  • The impact of future trends on succession planning practices.
  • A framework for assessing what tomorrow’s business and roles should look like.
  • The leadership competencies necessary to compete in the next decade.
  • The key steps to retool succession planning and leadership development for simplicity and success.
#702: Investigating Harassment Claims
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jonathan A. Segal, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the appropriate and inappropriate ways in which to handle a harassment claims investigation. 

For most organizations harassment claims are the most common claim. This interactive workshop wll cover every aspect of the harassment  investigation from beginning to end with an emphasis on good faith mistakes that can be exploited in litigation. The workshop will also include lessons learned by from Segal being part of the EEOC Select Task Force on Harassment. You will learn how to:

  • Respond to issues that arise during a harassment claims investigation.
  • Avoid common good faith mistakes that are often exploited in litigation.
  • Document harassment claims properly.
  • Determine proper responses, improper responses, and other various issues surrounding an investigation.
#701: Being Heard in a Noisy World: Speaking as an Effective Business Partner
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Workplace Application:
You will learn key strategies to making your voice heard in the midst of the rest of the voices (opinions or ideas) at the executive table. 

The art of communication is critical to your effectiveness as an HR business partner. As HR professionals, we must stand ready to present our ideas in articulate and meaningful fashions. This can range from creating content to delivering the message, to all the powerful steps in between. In this workshop, we will discuss key strategies to making your voice heard. It is designed to equip you with improved speaking strategies. From creation to articulation, the art of public speaking will be presented in usable manners. In this sense, public speaking entails 1-on-1 encounters as well as large presentations, so you are better equipped to share ideas and create positive change. This workshop will help you:

  • Identify the four-part process of effective communication.
  • Learn how to create and deliver a presentation.
  • Discover ideas to improve your delivery.
  • Learn how to grab the attention of any audience.
#703: Workplace Violence Prevention: Conducting a Safe Employee Termination
06/16/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to conduct safe, well-planned employee terminations and force reductions. 

Effective workplace violence programs include processes for conducting employee terminations. These processes maximize employee dignity, protect those conducting the termination as well as other coworkers, provide for safe and expedient exit from the premises, and consider a variety of factors such as removal of IT access, recovery of company property, return of the employee's personal property, future contact with company personnel, and access control after advisement. Effective processes also employ stakeholder teams from various business to augment HR, such as Security, Legal, and IT. These processes are scalable for use terminating both individuals as well as large scale reductions in force. The workshop will contrast terminations conducted poorly with those administered with safety in mind. You will learn how to:

  • Plan an effective and secure employee termination.
  • Recommend policy enhancements for company termination events.
  • Build effective stakeholder teams for terminations and other events with violence potential.

06/17/2018

Seminar | Mastering Your HR Generalist Role*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Learn how to standout in your organization as an HR Generalist in this course ideal for mid-career professionals who are already working as a generalist or those who are moving from a specialist to a generalist role. Each module takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at today's business challenges and provides opportunities to apply your existing HR knowledge with practical scenarios, case studies, discussions and activities that incorporate behavioral competencies including business acumen, consultation, communication, and more. Gain stakeholder support by using metrics to build and establish credibility. Network and learn from your peers as well as from subject-matter expert facilitator.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply SHRM-based behavioral competencies and U.S. employment laws with actionable skills to be more effective in your Generalist role
  • Gain stakeholder support by using metrics to build a business case for HR initiatives
  • Illustrate best practice communication principles to create credibility throughout the organization
Seminar | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Managing change is becoming a major focal point for HR professionals as organizations continue to adapt to an ever changing workplace. In this two-day, experiential seminar utilizing the SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines paper on Leading Effective Change, you will use a variety of resources to simulate a change initiative in a realistic work environment. Interact with other students through true-to-life group discussions, problem solving via a case study, hypothesis testing, rework, and coaching in a safe learning atmosphere with an experienced change management professional. Gain access to a change management tool-kit to reinforce and continue the learning experience outside the classroom.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identify and apply appropriate prescriptive models to change initiatives
  • Learn guidelines and techniques for designing, facilitating, and sustaining change
  • Practice applying guidelines and techniques to design, facilitate and sustain change via a full day simulation

 

Seminar | HR Analytics: Using Data to Drive Results*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Communication, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Senior-level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Identify the varying types of data systems and analytics techniques available today. Explore how to gather and analyze pertinent HR metrics and how to properly communicate findings to drive organizational decisions. Learn how to effectively use analytics to support your organization's goals and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Explain why data is important for driving organizational decisions
  • Demonstrate basic methods for reading and presenting data
  • Identify tools used to interpret data and support HR decisions
  • Prepare results to effectively communicate information to organizational management
  • Coach other HR professionals in your organization in the use of analytics for business decisions
Seminar | SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
22.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership, Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: All Levels

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees may apply.

Program Overview

Led by qualifed ad certified HR instructors,our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certifcaton Preparation seminars, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam. To gain the greatest benefits from your seminar, utilize your SHRM Learning System before the seminar begins. While these seminars should not be considered your only preparation for certification, they serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

Program Benefits & Features

  • Led by qualified and certified instructors
  • Classroom environment provides networking opportunities
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions
  • Sample test questions and periodic process checks keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge

 

 

Seminar | SHRM Essentials of Human Resources*
06/16/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
06/17/2018 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required
Type: Seminar
12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Human Resources incorporates a number of interrelated job functions with a primary mission of recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified employees who will assist the organization in achieving its goals and objectives. In this course, you will gain the foundational knowledge necessary to help your organization reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, planning to make a career change into an HR position, or performing HR duties as a part of a non-HR job. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Increase your foundational knowledge of HR practices
  • Recognize the importance of aligning HR goals with organizational goals
  • Understand the talent acquisition process to help avoid legal pitfalls
  • Gain information on compensation benefits offerings, as well as why communicating this information to employees is important
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and other professional development programs
  • Explain the process, methods and purpose of performance evaluations
  • Identify key pieces of federal legislation that impact HR, including anti-discrimination laws
#804: Sherlock Holmes ... or Inspector Clouseau? How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Glen E. Kraemer, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to effectively conduct investigations involving harassment, discrimination or retaliation. 

This workshop will explore the essential skills necessary to conduct an internal investigation into claims of employee misconduct—including charges of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and violation of violence-prevention policies. Using interactive case studies, you will engage in a step-by-step fact-finding process, practicing questioning and credibility assessment techniques. Preparation of unassailable documentation of process and conclusions along with model forms will be also included throughout the program. This workshop will help you:

  • Learn effective questioning techniques and investigation process considerations. 
  • Understand how to deal with the reluctant claimant, the angry respondent and the uncooperative witness.
  • Develop confidence in the proper use of credibility assessment tools, including witness demeanor and bias, and the integration of corroborating and circumstantial evidence into your conclusions.
  • Prepare bulletproof documentation of your process and findings-of-fact.
Session #805: Leadership Skills for the Senior HR Professional: Mastering the Art of Negotiation
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Valerie M. Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.
Workplace Application:
You will learn howto effectively negotiate with the toughest CEO, vendor or employee. 

If you think negotiating skills are only for sales people, think again! Every single relationship in your work life entails some negotiation. True, it's often linked to sales (or business), but that limited perspective ignores the fact that negotiation pervades all aspects of the senior HR professional's life. Trying to increase your company's productivity levels? Considering expanding product lines (and therefore people)? Buying a competitor (or being acquired)? Leading a team of co-workers to increase company-wide employee engagement? Attempting to get the best deal from your new benefits provider? Asking for your own well-deserved promotion? In all of these situations, you'll have to negotiate to succeed.  A successful negotiation isn't about getting what you want at all costs. Rather, it's about engaging in a listen-and-learn  discussion to understand the goals and objectives of the other party, then finding a win-win scenario where everyone benefits. This workshop takes the mystery out of a negotiation by creating a step-by-step process for creating a win-win scenario for all parties involved.  You will learn:

  • Eight critical success factors you must evaluate from both sides’ perspective before walking in to a negotiation: goals, trade-offs, alternatives, relationships, expected outcomes and the consequences, balance of power, and evaluating win-win solutions.
  • How to develop confidence and keep your emotions in check during a negotiation, even if the other side gets personal or nasty.
  • How to set the stage for success and stay on track when parties start to filibuster.
  • How to use practice negotiations that really prepare you for center stage.
  • Five negotiation styles and when to employ (and avoid) each: Avoid, Accommodate, Force, Compromise and Collaborate.
#806: How to Evaluate the Right HR Technology Solutions for Your Organization
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Vivek Patel , Director of Technology Business Solutions , SHRM
Workplace Application:
You will learn from your peers and leverage your knowledge, use and deep experience with HR technology systems. 

Based on feedback from SHRM members, this workshop has been designed to allow HR practitioners, who are involved in your organizations technology systems –in the selection process and/or in the actual utilization of the technology, to come together and learn from peer-led discussions. Attendance is limited to HR Generalists with HR technology responsibilities from small to medium size organizations with 5,000 employees or less.

 

Facilitated discussions will help you share your insights and experiences with specific HR technologies on payroll, HRIS systems, talent acquisition systems and performance management systems. You will leave the session with specific workarounds, strategies that your peers have successfully used, as well as practical tips and techniques to working with vendors and consultants. This process of choice and decision-making should not be underestimated in the least because a wrong/poor choice leads to poor credibility for HR in your organization. As a result of peer-led discussions, you will learn:

  • Which vendor’s user conferences have been beneficial helpful from those who have actually attended.
  • Which vendors provide the best customer service and best technology user support.
  • Questions you need to ask of your internal teams (i.e. IT) to ensure you are asking the right questions of potential vendors.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a cloud-based HR technology system.
  • How to make the case for technology investments.
  • How to start the process of determining which analytics are appropriate to demonstrate the value your organization receives from any technology.
#807: Managing Within the Law: Basic Highlights of What Every Manager Should Know About Employment Laws
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Gregory J. Hare, Employment attorney, Ogletree Deakins
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to groom managers to become front line problem-solvers, who understand how to manage/reduce risk in compliance with the law. 

Front line managers are the first line of defense for a company that wants to minimize exposure to costly litigation and government investigations. They are the first to field complaints, the first to investigate incidents, and the first responders to workplace tragedies – yet they often receive very little training on how to handle those critical duties.  This workshop will illustrate how you should give managers annual training to education them on:  their role as agents of the company; how to handle complaints of discrimination and harassment; which employment laws apply to them; how to manage leave under various federal laws; how to comply with wage payment laws; how to manage union issues; hiring, disciplining & firing; and best practices for minimizing legal exposure. This workshop will show you how to:

  • Groom your managers to understand their role as agents of the company, making them an effective extension of the HR function on the floor of your workplace.
  • Train your managers to communicate with employees in positive ways.
  • Use the front-line management team effectively to enhance your organization’s compliance strategies.
#808: Benefits Boot Camp: Health & Welfare Plan Basics
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jay M. Kirschbaum, Senior vice president , Aon Strategic Advisors & Transaction Solutions
Workplace Application:
You will get an overview to help you better understand the laws affecting employer sponsored health and welfare plans. 

The laws and regulations that affect employer sponsored health and welfare plans have exploded over the last several years. ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, ACA (and maybe the AHCA) have all been complicated by new regulations and requirements. There are overriding policy considerations that apply to all of them. Yet, many benefits professionals have had episodic training in those rules with little view to seeing how they work together. This workshop will provide an overview and structure to better understand the various components of the laws and regulations, how they work together and bring some coherence to the whole. This workshop will help you understand:

  • How utilizing the laws and regulations that govern employer sponsored health and welfare plans can lead to more effective plan design and administration.
  • The laws and regulations that govern employer sponsored health and welfare plans.
  • The policy underpinnings of the laws and regulations that govern employer sponsored health and welfare plans.
  • How the policies driving the laws that govern employer sponsored health and welfare plans translates into effective administration of those plans.
  • How to design plans that are compliant and serve the needs of your organization as well as your employees.
#809: FearMotional Failure: Learn Why Change is so Difficult and How You Can Overcome Fear and Failure
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Consultation | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical steps to overcome inevitable failure and common fear. 

Nearly everyone has had a failure and said, “I know I need to change” but didn't actually change for many reasons. However, greatness can only be achieved when we really adjust our behavior after failure. Many times the root of our unwillingness or inability to change rooted in fear. Learn the reasons why change is so hard and how to make the adjustments to achieve our desired results by overcoming fear and failure. During this workshop, you will learn: 

  • The four FearMotional Attitude stages of Trigger, Emotion, Thoughts, and Actions.
  • The controllable and uncontrollable aspects of the FearMotional Attitude.
  • Practical steps to break through to change after failure.
  • How to assist others in achieving their changes after failure.
#810: Everything You Need to Know About Managing People
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Karlyn Borysenko , Principal, Zen Workplace
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to get the most out of the people you manage to create an amazing work experience. 

We've all heard the saying “You don't quit your organization - you quit your boss.” If you manage a team of people small or large, this workshop will be your key to the engagement and productivity kingdom. It's a crash course in everything you need to know about managing people from a human perspective so that you can bring out the best in your employees and give them an environment they'll love to come to work in. And it's not just for managers – this workshop will set you up with the knowledge to distribute this information to teams throughout your organization. You will learn how to:

  • Adapt to your team to drive productivity, morale, and results.  
  • Communicate individually, cohesively, and organizationally.  
  • Empower your people to enhance their creativity and innovation.  
  • Support your team through strategic goal alignment, constructive feedback, and resource allocation.
#811: California Immersion: An In-Depth Review of California Employment Law
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Presenter:
Jonathan A. Siegel, Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP
Workplace Application:
You will learn to master some of the most common California workplace hurdles. 

This comprehensive workshop will focus on the key areas of California law which every HR practitioner should know with California responsibilities. This workshop will help you confidently navigate the often complex California law when responding to California issues. This workshop will:

  • Help you learn to master key issues in the California hiring process.
  • Review critical wage and hour topics for California.
  • Provide you with a strong understanding of how to deal with leave management issues.
  • Review some of the more common privacy issues in California.
#801: Future Skills: Critical Thinking for HR
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Karl James Ahlrichs, Senior consultant, Gregory and Appel
Workplace Application:
You will learn how you can become a better critical thinker and add decision-making assets to your toolkit. 

No skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze, and act on information effectively and responsibly. HR professionals who are also savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what is really important. This workship will cover cognitive techniques and critical thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. Years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills! Since even highly-experienced business leaders sometimes make horrible decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations, something more than experience must be necessary. We'll use real-life examples to examine why incompetence, bad character, or low intelligence generally aren't to blame when leaders and organizations blunder. This workshop will cover:

  • Critical thinking theory and practice, with case studies focused on HR decision making.
  • Group dynamics that apply to HR issues.
  • Methods that work in group environments so you can apply them to your organization.
#802: Succession Planning for the 21st Century: Future Trends and Practical Guidelines for Building Your Talent Pipeline
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal, Interchange Group
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical insights to guide successful and results-oriented succession planning practices. 

Most succession plans are irrelevant to today’s business challenges. Demographic shifts, globalization, emerging communication technologies and economic uncertainty have changed the playing field and what’s required of leaders. Organizations large and small that have not engaged in succession planning are at great economic risk. It is evident that a new normal in American business is emerging, but there is little practical discussion about how to retool succession planning and leadership development to meet the evolving challenges facing companies. You will learn:

  • The key pitfalls to today’s succession planning initiatives.
  • The impact of future trends on succession planning practices.
  • A framework for assessing what tomorrow’s business and roles should look like.
  • The leadership competencies necessary to compete in the next decade.
  • The key steps to retool succession planning and leadership development for simplicity and success.
#803: How to Build Highly Effective Relationships with Business Managers
06/17/2018 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room: TBD
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Communication | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Presenter:
Magi Graziano, CEO, KeenAlignment
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to establish strong working partnerships with business managers and cultivate a workforce that is aligned with your vision and business initiatives. 

Your success as a leader in your organization depends upon your ability to cultivate strong relationships of trust and cooperation with your business managers. If you fall short in this area, you will constantly be plagued by misunderstandings, push- back, and even an underlying apathy that can severely undermine your business initiatives as well as your effectiveness as a leader. This workshop will show you how to:

  • Break down barriers, establish trust, and gain buy-in through skilled and effective communication. 
  • Establish mutual agreement and foster collaboration to achieve peak performance and extraordinary results. 
  • Create understanding, trust and loyalty between you and those you rely upon and those who rely upon you. 
  • Own your voice and authority to easily enroll and inspire others to greater possibilities, achievements, and milestones.