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The Fox Valley Society for Human Resource Management (FVSHRM) is the Fox Valley's leading professional association for members of the human resource management profession. As one of the local affiliate chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Fox Valley SHRM Chapter is dedicated to advancing the human resource profession and serving its more than 350 members by providing them with a variety of opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and networking.

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Legislative Update

Tax reform has been proposed and while your employee's retirement and benefit tax deductions weren't touched, the House's proposal eliminates deductions for employer reimbursement of education expenses. 

The long-awaited SHRM-backed bill on workplace flexibility was finally introduced.  Locally, there is a joint proposal by the Work Comp council to create a medical fee schedule here, though it has not been formally introduced yet in the Assembly or Senate. 

 

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

    FVSHRM is starting the year off right!!!  Not only are we excited to welcome Professor Dale Feinauer back to lead a discussion focused on strategic planning but it has been approved for BUSINESS CREDIT!!! 

    Historically, the human resource management department of organizations has been responsible for “doing“ the human resource management function of the organization.  This seminar discusses with the increasing focus on employee empowerment and involvement in decision making, the role of the human resource management function is changing dramatically.  Increasing the function of the human resource management department is to:

              1.      Train, coach and support the other parts of the organization in the completion of basic human resource management functions

              2.      Provide technical and legal support for the human resource management function

              3.      Provide organization-wide perspectives on human resource management

              4.      Manage organizational culture

    This seminar focuses on why this transition has occurred and what it means for those in human resource management and those who are responsible for an organization’s human resource management functions.

    Speaker Information:
    Dale Feinauer received his Ph.D. in Labor and Human Resources from Ohio State University.  He has been a Professor in The College of Business at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh since 1983; teaching a wide variety of courses, including Compensation at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dale has published eleven articles and presented twenty-three academic papers. He has engaged in consulting for over two hundred organizations in a variety of management areas including compensation system design. Dale has conducted over six hundred training seminars on five continents. Active in his community he has served on the boards of multiple not-for-profit, governmental and for profit organizations. Dale is a high energy facilitator who is known for helping groups find ways to collaboratively make good things happen.  Dale has been the Faculty Liaison to the WFBF for ten years and current is the Director of MBA programs for the College of Business.

    Schedule of Events:
           7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
           8:00am - 8:30am Business Meeting
           8:30am - 10:30am Program
     
    Recertification Credits:
    The program has been approved for 2 hours of BUSINESS CREDIT for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.  
       
    Registration:
    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.

    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.
      

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

    Details coming soon... 

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

    FVSHRM is excited to welcome Bill Marklein with Employ Humanity!

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to effectively manage our own emotions and the emotions around us and it is quickly becoming the #1 competency for workplace leadership in the 21st Century. Shareholders, associates, customers and all of humanity crave for a workplace culture that values and is committed to Emotional Intelligence. Employ Humanity creates Emotionally Intelligent cultures to improve the well-being and performance of employees and this attracts top talent. Everybody is looking for a better human connection experience. With the rapid acceleration of technology, distractions, change and stress—Emotional Intelligence is even more crucial for building healthy, trusting relationships both personally and professionally. Most importantly, building a healthy relationship with yourself…You can never pour from an empty cup. Learn about Emotional Intelligence and how to use self and social awareness, adaptability and empathy daily for 21st Century servant leadership. Participants will discover how Emotional Intelligence can be integrated into their workplace culture to improve communication, purpose and morale.

    Speaker Information:

    Bill Marklein has his Master's Degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with his primary research on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and human connection. A specialized expertise for Emotional Intelligence in the business community was developed with his entire professional career spent working for small and large chambers of commerce, most recently as Community Relations Director for the Sheboygan County Chamber (WI). Marklein has presented nationally coast-to-coast from San Diego to Savannah on Emotional Intelligence and has trained healthcare administration on the topic at one of the largest independent healthcare facilities in Wisconsin. In Savannah, Marklein was a featured speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives National Convention. He recently founded Employ Humanity LLC to inspire Emotional Intelligence in workplaces across the country for the betterment of humanity. You can learn more about Employ Humanity by visiting www.employhumanity.com

    Schedule of Events:
    7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
    8:00am - 8:30am Business Meeting
    8:30am - 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:
    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.
     

    Cancellation Policy:
    Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.
    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI 54136
    Register

    Karen Nelson, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator in the Office of the Mayor for The City of Appleton will present an interactive and participatory training experience in diversity.  Personal and effective, the experience will influence emotions as well as enhance knowledge and skills. Hands-on activities will require problem-solving and decision-making that will ensure a high level of retention to be applied in the workplace and support your organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives or inspire you to create diversity and inclusion practices, if your company has not yet begun its journey! 

    Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

    • Recognize discrimination and understand the ways it affects those who discriminate as well as those who are discriminated against.
    • Acknowledge accepted norms and business practices that may keep out certain people in your work environment.
    • Create a Personal Action Plan to handle challenging situations effectively and choose a Diversity Partner.

    About the Speaker: 

    Karen Nelson is the new Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator for The City of Appleton, reporting to The Honorable Mayor Timothy Hanna. Over the course of her career, she has progressed from the corporate setting to outside consulting and back again. She is the first Corporate Diversity Manager for Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, in Dalton, GA. Shaw is a $6.5 billion flooring company with 30,000 associates worldwide. Before joining Shaw, she owned her own diversity consulting firm, NelStar Enterprises in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to that, she worked in a similar capacity as the first African-American female Cultural Diversity Manager for General Electric (GE) Medical Systems in Waukesha, WI for 10,000 employees in the United States, Latin America and Canada. She returned to Milwaukee in 2015 with the continuation of NelStar Enterprises.

    A Diversity Strategist, Nelson is experienced in working across all organizational units and functional groups in assessing organizational needs and requirements to create diversity action plans. She also has expertise in the creation of corporate diversity councils and affinity groups. She facilitates the deployment of best in class diversity solutions and implements measures to gauge their success. A champion for change related to diversity in partnership with internal and external Business Unit Leaders and Non-Profit organizations, in total, she has 20+ years of diversity and inclusion experience!

    Schedule of Events:

    7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
    8:00am - 8:15am Business Meeting
    8:30am - 10:30am Program
     
    Recertification Credits:
    The program has been submitted for 2 hours of business credit for HRCI and 2 hours for SHRM continued education credits.  
       
    Registration:
    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.
     

    Cancellation Policy:
    Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.

    • 15 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI 54136
    Register

    Business success today often hinges on a company’s ability to bridge cultural differences and build a productive, cohesive workforce spanning multiple countries. Understanding these challenges is the first step towards preparing for them and leveraging them for competitive advantage.  This session will provide an overview of today’s global workforce, the impact of cultural diversity on this global workforce, and the HR strategies needed to succeed in it.  It will also look at global and cultural expertise as a key HR competency and important support resources to help HR professionals navigate this area.

    About the Speaker

    Íñigo Sánchez-Cabezudo  recently started as Director, Global Markets Executive for the America’s, Caribbean and Spain at SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management), the largest association in the world dedicated to HR professionals.

    Prior to SHRM he was Senior Regional Manager at ATD (Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD), where he managed International relations with Europe and Latin America for five years and half.

    Prior to his role in ATD, Iñigo worked as director of sales and marketing at Fonexion USA, a European Bluetooth and wireless accessories distributor, managing U.S. and Latin American operations. Before that, he was deputy director for AGRAGEX (the Spanish Farm Equipment and Irrigation Exporters Association) for ten years in Bilbao, Spain. He extensively promoted farm equipment products, organizing trade shows and trade missions and bringing entrepreneurs to more than 85 countries.

    He holds a BA in economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and a diploma in economics from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), and has taken several doctorate courses in development economics at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao (Spain). He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and is currently learning Portuguese. He has presented at different conferences and workshops in Latin America and Europe.

    Schedule of Events:

    7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
    8:00am - 9:00am Program
     
    Recertification Credits:
    The program has been submitted for 1 hour of business credit for HRCI and 1 hour for SHRM continued education credits.  
       
    Registration:
    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. 

    Cancellation Policy:
    Registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program.

     

    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Timber Rattlers Stadium
    Register

    Come join FVSHRM for a night at the ballpark!

    When:  Thursday,  June 7th

    Game time:  7:05 PM

    Picnic Menu:  BBQ Chicken Breast, BBQ Pulled Pork, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Pasta Salad, Dessert, Fruit and 2 Beverages Per Person (beer, soda, or water)

    Seating Type:  Home Run Porch – Picnic Tables

    Cost:  $15 per person – families welcome too

     

     

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

    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.

    • 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.

     

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