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Upcoming events

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI 54136
    Register

    Effective leaders recognize and respond to situations with confidence while recognizing others’ perspectives—enhancing collaboration and building cohesive teams. Assertive communication is a critical communication tool that supports a direct, honest and appropriate way to reach solutions.

    You’ll learn an effective method to approaching conversations and receive concrete advice and practical steps for employing assertive communication tactics that will enhance your leadership skills and overall HR practices. Learn how influential leaders tailor their interpersonal approach and capitalize on the strengths of their employees. Being assertive is a skill that can be learned through some essential steps. We’ll help you think about communication strategies that help move your organization forward.

    ·        Understand the difference between assertive and aggressive communication tactics—and how they affect outcomes

    ·        Learn techniques that support meaningful conversations with employees and improve engagement

    ·        Create communication strategies to help you avoid conflict and become a better leader

    SPEAKER INFORMATION:

    Thomas Schultz, PHR, SHRM-CP, manager – HR consulting at Schenck, has more than 20 years of experience as a human resources professional. He brings a broad blend of skills in areas such as leadership coaching, employee relations, benefits, training and development, change leadership and employment law. With an accreditation as a certified behavioral consultant, Thomas uses the DISC Personality profile instruments to better understand employees’ behaviors and motivations to create stronger teams. Thomas’ experience includes building human resource systems and structures that match the changing needs of businesses. He is adept at leading organizational talent and development strategies that tie to tangible business needs.

    Brad DeLeeuw, senior human resources consultant with Schenck, builds relationships with clients and advises businesses on a wide variety of human resources matters. He is skilled in creating company policies, recruiting, designing employee benefit plans, and facilitating employee training. Brad is also DISC certified and accredited as a certified behavioral consultant, allowing him to assist clients with using the DISC Personality profile instruments as a tool to better understand employees’ behaviors and motivations, recruit and retain top talent, and create stronger teams.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
    7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
    8:00am - 8:15am Business Meeting/Sponsor Presentations
    8:15am - 10:30am Program

       
    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS:
    The program has been submitted for approved for 2 hours of general credit for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.
      
         
         
    REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION:
    To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.

    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI 54136
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    HR professionals are required to work with challenging employees on a daily basis. This presentation will provide an overview of some common types of difficult, or “nightmare", employees and disruptive workplace behaviors that provide risk to your organization, then provide you with practical solutions to address these employees and behaviors.

    Takeaways include:
    • Practical advice regarding how to identify workplace behaviors that are problematic and/or create risk for your organization.
    • Practical advice for effectively managing common problematic behaviors.
    • Practical advice for addressing and mitigating risk created by problematic workplace behaviors and/or employees.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION:

    Julia Arnold is an attorney in Littler’s Milwaukee office. Julia advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under federal and state law. She defends management in administrative charges and employment litigation before the state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission. She has handled appeals to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Wisconsin Courts, and the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission. In addition, Julia provides human resources counseling on policies and procedures, performance management, hiring and investigations.

    Jennifer Ciralsky is a shareholder with Littler’s Milwaukee office. Ms. Ciralsky counsels employers on numerous areas of employment law, including leaves of absence and accommodation issues, wage and hour compliance, conducting workplace investigations, implementing employment policies, and complying with other state and federal employment laws. Ms. Ciralsky’s practice also focuses on representing employers in employment litigation in federal and state courts and agencies, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as claims under the FMLA and FLSA, including wage and hour collective and class actions. Ms. Ciralsky has represented employers in a broad range of industries, including media, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and education, as well as non-profit organizations. Ms. Ciralsky received a law degree and MBA from Georgetown University.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
    7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
    8:00am - 8:15am Business Meeting/Sponsor Presentations
    8:15am - 10:30am Program

       
    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS:
    The program has been submitted for approved for 2 hours of general credit for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.  
         
         
    REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION:
    To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI 54136
    Register

    The workshop covers a holistic approach to hiring on a wide range of topics, including sourcing top talent at every level in the organization, defining success, effective interviewing and selection, and post-interview feedback. The goal is to help your members improve their hiring process to raise hiring success, and avoid the most common hiring mistakes.  

    Details coming soon...

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI 54136
    Register

    Where did healthcare reform end up?  Did tax reform make any significant changes to your benefit offerings?  Are you ready for the impending Cadillac tax?  How do you communicate the value you are providing to your employees in a world that has competing interests for their attention at every corner?  Join these benefit experts for this lively discussion on the state of healthcare, including predictions of upcoming trends, and innovative strategies to ensure you are able to recruit and retain the best talent, but ensuring you are mitigating liability in this ever-evolving environment.  (Please note content may change as we get closer to presentation date).

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: 

    Lisa Metcalf, Benefits Consultant with Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting, is passionate about helping employers find innovative solutions for their total benefits strategy.  Lisa provides a thoughtful approach to design, implementation and benefits management, while simultaneously providing options and guidance on competitive employee benefit programs to attract and retain key talent. 

    Lisa’s expertise in strategic planning, market trends, benefit and network analysis will serve to guide her clients to provide a best-in-class offering for employees. She also helps clients manage costs, receive the greatest value for their investments and meet their desired short-and long-term goals. Lisa will work with you to build and nurture a culture of wellness with the goals of increasing and maintaining workforce productivity and employee engagement while helping employees feel empowered to make informed decisions regarding their health and financial well-being.

    Lisa has been in the health insurance industry since 2004. She has functional knowledge around the mechanics within claims processing, compliance, medical policy, payment solutions and provider contracting.

    Mardi Burns, SVP and Senior Benefits Consultant with Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting, strives to be an integral part of her client’s team to develop creative and proactive strategic benefit plan solutions. 

    Mardi Burns joined Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting in 1987 and has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits, with a focus on assisting medium to large employers design, implement and manage their benefit plans. Her specialties include multi-sited self-funded plans, strategic benefit planning facilitation, public employer plans and integrating the benefit strategy with engagement and wellness strategies.

    She provides renewal and benefit analysis, union negotiation consulting, employee education, healthcare reform analysis and planning and wellness consultation, while keeping an eye on strategic recommendations. Mardi has been involved in the design and implementation of several employer on-site and near-site health clinics including facilitating cooperative multi-employer clinics. Additionally, Mardi is a frequent speaker on employee benefits costs and solutions.

     

    Rebecca Kellner, HR Consultant, VP & Compliance Officer with Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting, offers practical guidance and helps employers make informed decisions about HR practices and benefits compliance. 

    Rebecca Kellner is passionate about helping clients simplify the complicated and advises employers on complex issues involving leaves of absences, accommodations and discrimination. She also partners with clients on a proactive basis, such as with early intervention of claims and management training. She is a regular speaker on a variety of HR and leadership topics.

    While in private practice, she focused on defending workers’ compensation claims and handling Medicare-related issues arising from those claims. Previously, she interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and for a plaintiff’s employment law firm.

     

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
              7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
              8:00am - 8:15am Business Meeting/Sponsor Presentations
              8:15am - 10:30am Program
     

    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS:
    The program has been approved for 2 hours of general credit for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.  
       
       
    REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY:
    To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.

     

Past events

12 Jun 2018 Active Shooter Training
07 Jun 2018 FVSHRM does a Timber Rattlers Game - 7:05 Game
15 May 2018 Global HR Strategies for Today's Culturally Diverse Workforce
04 May 2018 Leadercast
17 Apr 2018 A Lesson in Diversity
20 Mar 2018 Emotional Intelligence: Awareness, Adaptability & Empathy for 21st Century Leadership
08 Mar 2018 Wish Sign Barn Wood Board Event w/ Red Door Mercantile
20 Feb 2018 Employment and Labor Law Update
09 Jan 2018 Human Resource Management’s Role in Strategic Planning
12 Dec 2017 LinkedIn for the HR Professional
14 Nov 2017 Ubuntu! Inspiring Teamwork & Collaboration at Work and Engaging & Retaining High Potential Employees
24 Oct 2017 Career Based Learning Program for Businesses
17 Oct 2017 Labor Law Update
30 Sep 2017 Join the Fox Valley SHRM Heart Walk Team!
28 Sep 2017 Get Your 401(k) Plan in Gear
26 Sep 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Initiative's
19 Sep 2017 The Building Blocks to Meaningful Wellness
15 Aug 2017 Best Practices for Conducting an HR Audit
13 Jul 2017 Overtime Happy Hour with PULSE
27 Jun 2017 FVSHRM Wine Tasting Event
17 May 2017 The Future of HR: Promoting Business Success in a Changing Global Workplace
05 May 2017 Leadercast
18 Apr 2017 Hire. Engage. Retain.
21 Mar 2017 Best Practices and Market Trends: Employee Benefit Planning Innovations
21 Feb 2017 Labor and Employment Law Update
02 Feb 2017 FVSHRM Evening Out
18 Jan 2017 WI SHRM 3rd Annual Day on the Hill
17 Jan 2017 Managing Change Management
08 Dec 2016 FVSHRM Wine Tasting Event
08 Nov 2016 Who Are You Becoming As a Leader?
18 Oct 2016 Labor and Employment Law Update
18 Oct 2016 UWO SHRM Alumni Social
05 Oct 2016 WI SHRM 2016 State Conference
29 Sep 2016 USERRA Workshop
20 Sep 2016 Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Leader
13 Sep 2016 STEP Industries
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