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Mission Statement

Inspire and Engage professionals across the Fox Valley to think strategically about managing, engaging, and retaining human capital


About Us

The Fox Valley Society for Human Resource Management (FVSHRM) is the Fox Valley of Wisconsin'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 400+ members by providing them with a variety of opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and networking.


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Upcoming events

Current Event Sponsors

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • 05 May 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Alta Resources - Downtown Neenah
    Register

    Are you interested in investing in your professional development? If so, join the FVSHRM Spring Study Group. The group will meet for 11 weeks starting on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020. The SHRM Learning System will be used as a guide for the study groups

    Sign-up is FREE; however, if you need a SHRM Learning System, the cost for the system is $550 (incl tax)

    11 Sessions  (all Tuesdays) include:  Feb. 25, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 5.  

    SHRM Learning System is $550--(org. $850.00 member cost)

    Questions – contact Lindsey Dix at ldix@thehsgroup.com   

     

    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Greene's Pour House - 134 W Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI 54956
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    ******* CANCELLED *******

    As of March 21, 2020 this event has been postponed. We will notify everyone when we have a new date scheduled.

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    HR Students and Professionals – join us for our second annual speed-networking event! Students will rotate to several tables to chat with HR professionals with a range of experiences to talk about topics like “what I wish I would have known before my first HR job”, “tips on rocking your interviewing”, and “the most interesting HR story”. Starter topics and questions will be provided making networking easy and fun!

    Appetizers and beverages included for all attendees. There is no cost to attend, but please register so we can prepare topics and ensure enough food.

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914

    ******* Rescheduled*******

    As of April 3, 2020 this event has been rescheduled to April 13, 2021.

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    Human beings resort to fight/flight in the face of conflict.  This conflict is rooted in our perception of whether or not something is a threat to our "safety."  This applies not only to external sources (animals, people, etc.), it also applies to our perception of leadership, and catch phrases like 'Diversity & Inclusion.'  This full participatory presentation will introduce techniques that allow us to more quickly and safely identify, understand, and respond to Diversity/Equity terms and concepts that move us and our organizations forward.  

    During a networking break, tables of local employers featuring their employee resource groups will be available to ask questions.

    During the second half of the presentation, Arletta will walk us through how to create a business case to effectively convince your C-Suite to embrace diversity and inclusion and begin initiatives that ultimately impact your company's ability to recruit, retain, and make a difference to the bottom line.  

    SPEAKER INFORMATION

    A dynamic Executive Coach, Professor, three-time Best Selling Author, and Radio Host, Alonzo Kelly has gained international and global attention as a premier consultant and strategist. Alonzo is recognized as one the nation’s leading experts on leadership development, strategic thinking, planning, and acting that results in individual and organizational goal achievement. He has appeared on America’s Premier Experts which airs on major networks across the country including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Alonzo has served over 1,000 individuals through personal and professional development, delivered training to a plethora of Fortune 500 Companies, College and Universities, Institutions of Higher Learning, Foreign Countries, nonprofit organizations, and is consistently retained to be the keynote speaker at large and small events across the country.

    He holds a bachelor’s in Accounting, three master’s degrees (Public Administration, Human Resource & Labor Relations, Business Administration), and is nearing completion of a PhD in Multidisciplinary Human Services.  He is also currently in the process of obtaining his Doctorate in Business Administration.

    Arletta Allen is a dynamic speaker who serves as a great example of perseverance and resilience.  Arletta was born and raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Arletta currently resides in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with her family.  Allen is the CEO/founder of the dynamic lifestyle brand Authentically Arletta and promotes Perseverance and Authenticity. 

    Allen’s academic background is in the fields of Leadership Development, Communication, Public Speaking, and Management. Allen graduated from Marian University with a Bachelor’s of Communication and a Minor in Business. Allen graduated from Moraine Park Technical College with a degree in Leadership Development. Allen was previously employed in the financial industry for over 14 years.

    Allen speaks on the following topics: perseverance, authenticity, leadership, self-sufficiency, entrepreneurship, domestic abuse, etc. Allen’s mission is to accompany her audience in their journey of discovering and developing their authentic self, while inspiring them to make positive transformation. Her vision is for her audience to uphold an optimistic outlook about their future, through perseverance amidst life’s storms.

    In addition to speaking on various interesting topics, Arletta is a TEDx Speaker that specializes in the topic of authenticity. Allen has been featured in several publications including a most recent cover to Inspire Magazine for womenAllen also received national recognition as the recipient of the Sargent Shriver Award for Self -Sufficiency through Community Action Partnership. Allen was featured in the Fond du Lac Reporter Newspaper as 2019’s People of the Year. Arletta Allenis also a very popular podcaster on anchor.fm and vlogger on Facebook with a Daily Dose of Motivation on her page titled Authentically ArlettaArletta Allen is involved with many local community organizations as well as a candidate to serve as a councilmember in local government in 2020. Allen serves on the board of her local church and is a life coach and mentor to many. Arletta Allen is the Founder and creator of the mentoring program: The Peculiar Princess Project, a non- profit that is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth girls ages 10-18. This project empowers youth girls and gives tools to help them help themselves to a brighter future through a process of self-discovery and confidence building exercises. 

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration/Networking

    8:00 am - 8:15 am Business Meeting/Legislative update by Jonathon Eiden, VP of Legislation

    8:15 am - 9:15 am Alonzo Kelly

    9:00 am - 9:30 am Employee Resource Groups/ Networking

    9:30 am - 10:45 am Arletta Allen

    FOOD & BEVERAGE
    No food will be served at this chapter meeting.  However, coffee, tea, and water will be available. 

    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS
    The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing 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 cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    Overview

    We have two main issues to face as we move into 2020.  The first one is how to keep and maintain civility through constructive conflict.  There seems to be more and more workplace conflict where people are taking extreme positions and more importantly, they're digging in and are unwilling to compromise.  I believe this directly has come out of the political climate that has occurred over the last two years.  I also believe we will continue to face issues with staffing, therefore, I believe it will be important to focus on productivity and motivational management.  Being able to focus our energy on motivating our top performers to continue to perform at an outstanding level and not leave for a better option, will be vitally important.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION

    Stephanie Bellin has 26 years of Human Resource experience working with various industries including health care, manufacturing, retail, education, construction and banking. Her human resource philosophy is to ensure everybody feels as though they matter, while working to help organizations to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, and that employees are productive in a way that is value added for all. Her services include manual and policy writing, conflict resolution/ mediation, engagement survey review with action plan building and onsite training/ development. She enjoys working with an organization to customize their needs based on their mission/ vision and cultural atmosphere to ensure the best results.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

            7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration/Networking
            8:00 am - 8:30 am Business Meeting
            8:30 am - 10:30 am Program

    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    No food will be served at this chapter meeting.  However, coffee, tea, and water will be available. 

    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS

    The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing 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 cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    Overview

    Employees want work that is meaningful, that has a purpose, and that makes a positive contribution to the greater good.  By aligning your organization’s strategic goals to the greater good – your organization’s mission and values – you can easily provide your employees with a purpose by creating individual goals aligned with your strategic goals.  When employees find meaningful work, they are more likely to be engaged and often report higher levels of job satisfaction.  Then, why do only 14% of employees surveyed report they understand the organization’s strategy? Learn how to turn the tide.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION

    Tricia joined Lake Effect HR & Law in 2017, with over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources profession. Prior to joining the Firm, Tricia held various in-house human resources positions in the hospitality, property management and financial industries and advised leadership of start-ups, small and large businesses and non-profits as a human resources consultant. Most recently, Tricia worked as a human resources advisor through her own consultancy business.

    Tricia is frequently retained by clients to navigate difficult employee situations, align HR processes with the organization’s culture, conduct sensitive workplace investigations based on harassment and discrimination, facilitate meditations to improve workplace relationships and train staff on management development and compliance topics, such as interviewing, performance management, professionalism and anti-harassment. Tricia is a certified trainer in DISC and Myers-Briggs.

    Jane Clark is a founding partner of Lake Effect HR & Law, Attorneys at Law, a firm devoted exclusively to representing and advising employers on all employment-related matters. She has 20 years of human resources, labor, payroll and benefits experience as a law firm attorney, Director of HR at a multi-site Wisconsin company, and as Chief Operating Officer at a statewide comprehensive HR company. At the latter, she directed the human resources, payroll and benefits practice, with for-profit and not-for-profit clients located all over the country.

    Jane has deep HR, payroll and benefits experience, and is a frequent speaker is a frequent speaker on a variety of HR and employment law topics, including anti-harassment, wage and hour, independent contractor compliance, social media, employee management and performance, and much more. Over the years, she has partnered with established and start-up companies and non-profit organizations in various industries throughout Wisconsin and the U.S. to provide employment law services and stand-alone human resources services, as well as integrated human resources, payroll and benefits services. Jane is also licensed as a broker for health, life and disability insurance

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


    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    No food will be served at this chapter meeting.  However, coffee, tea, and water will be available. 

    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS
    The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing 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 cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • D.J. Bordini Center, FVTC, 5 N Systems Drive, Appleton WI 54914
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    Due to our current times, we have chosen to postpone our Leadercast event until September 2020. With this being said, if you are interested in still purchasing a ticket to watch the live stream on May 7 from the comfort of your own laptop, please reach out to Nykki Milhaupt @ nickolemilhaupt@uwlaumni.com.

    On Friday, Sept 25th, 2020, the Fox Valley Society of Human Resource Management (FVSHRM) will again be bringing Leadercast Live to the leaders within Fox Cities.  We'll be hosting Leadercast at the D.J. Bordini Center on the Fox Valley Technical College campus.

    *Please read the entire the email as we have exciting changes this year!

    What is Leadercast Live?

    Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live each year from Atlanta to hundreds of Host Sites around the world, Leadercast Live assembles globally respected leadership experts on one stage to share knowledge and insights from their leadership journeys.  

    Leadercast Live dives into leadership issues relevant to today's leaders to provide solutions and inspiration to help attendees around the globe be better leaders.  By bringing together top leadership experts with worldly perspectives, Leadercast provides leaders everywhere with the knowledge and tools to be leaders worth following.

    The theme of Leadercast 2020 is: Positive Disruptions

    Disturbance. Disorder. Disarrangement. Many people think these are negatives in the workplace. But Leadercast Live 2020 will explain why disruption is the best way to make positive, lasting change in your company.

    The speakers who will take the stage are change-makers. They are trailblazers. They are people who face big ideas head on and take their teams to new heights. Learn from our leadership experts on how to purposefully interrupt organizational functions to bring new energy, ideas, processes and success to your team.

    At Leadercast Live 2020, you will discover how you can upset the normal workflow to bring positive change in your organization.

    Leadercast Live will allow attendees and viewers to improve their own personal leadership journey with tips for self-evaluation and self-growth. Among the leadership experts speaking this year are:

    • Bozoma Saint John - Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor
    • Matt Wallaert -Behavioral Scientist and Chief Behavior Officer, Clover Health
    • Andy Stanley - Best-selling Author and Leadership Communicator
    • Sangram Vajre - Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Terminus: Account-Based Marketing

    For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees. Leadercast Live will once again be directed and hosted by Comedian Tripp Crosby.

    Tentative Schedule of the Day

    Networking/Registration  | 7:15am – 8:00am

    Session 1  | 8:00am – 9:30am

    Break/Networking | 9:30am – 10:00am

    Session 2 | 10:00am – 11:30am

    Lunch* | 11:30am – 1:00 pm

    Session 3 | 1:00 pm– 2:30pm

    Program Concludes | 2:30 pm

    Happy Hour & Networking  | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 

    Cost of the all day program is $105 which includes  breakfast*, lunch*, participant material, happy hour and more! Attendees must be registered prior to the day of the event.

    * email food allergies/requests to nickolemilhaupt@uwalumni.com; title email 'FVSHRM Leadercast - Food Allergies/Requests"

    *Please join us immediately following the program for a happy hour/networking event at a local establishment yet TBD.

    For questions about our Leadercast host site, please contact us at nickolemilhaupt@uwalumni.com   

    Sponsorships are also available to companies that want an audience of over 200 HR and business professionals. Contact Kiersten Gustafson at fvshrmvpmpr@gmail.com for more information.

    For our HR professional attending, FVSHRM will submit the event for preapproval with SHRM, for recertification credits. For HRCI recertification credits, please submit the event through HRCI on your own.

    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
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    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    Overview

    For the first time since WW II, the current lack of available workforce in the US is the single greatest threat to the growth and expansion for American businesses. It is a mathematical certainty that there will not be enough available talent to fill all of the needs of employers over the next decade. There will be winners and losers in this "War for Talent." This talk will focus on proven systematic strategies that companies can use to make sure they are well staffed with amazing people that will allow their organization to grow and thrive

    SPEAKER INFORMATION

    Chris Czarnik is a national career search and talent acquisition expert with 15 years of HR, training and motivational speaking experience. He created and refined the innovative approach to job search, known as “The Human Search Engine®” by working with thousands of job-seekers.

    Chris is a leading adjunct career search instructor for the 5th largest research university in the nation, as well as many colleges and universities across the country. Chris' process was introduced to the 113th Congress as a national job search model. In Sept of 2016 the US Congress adopted this process as their outplacement tool for outgoing members and their staff. Also in 2016 Chris was named a Subject Matter Expert on career related topics for Pearson Publishing, the largest publisher in the country.

    Chris delivers dynamic presentations about career search, talent development and leadership training to thousands of people every year. His third book, “Winning the War for Talent: How to Recruit, Retain and Develop Great Employees” was released in July of 2018 and serves as a model to more than 2,500 organizations across the country.

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

    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    No food will be served at this chapter meeting.  However, coffee, tea, and water will be available. 

    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS
    The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing 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 cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

    • 15 Dec 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    Overview

    Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the largest health plan costs for employers. Effectively navigating the health care system at the time of need is the key factor in managing this issue. Physical Therapy as the entry point to care is the best kept secret in the conservative management of musculoskeletal disorders. This presentation teaches participants the positive impact of using physical therapy as a front line provider for musculoskeletal issues. Participants learn how they can assist employees in efficiently navigating the health care system; resulting in optimal outcomes, improved healthcare access, increased employee productivity and decreased health plan costs.

    Learning Objective 1:

    Understand why musculoskeletal care is so expensive to their health plan

    Learning Objective 2:

    Attendees will understand the how to design an employee benefit that will not only lower their total cost of health care, but also provide their employees and dependents with higher productivity and satisfaction as well

    Learning Objective 3:

    Redefine how employees purchase musculoskeletal care through insurance plan design and employee engagement strategies

    1. Identify the impact of musculoskeletal care on health plan costs.

    2. Recognize how typical utilization of healthcare drives high costs and limited outcomes.

    3. Describe how Physical Therapy can improve navigation, cost and outcomes.

    4. Discuss strategies to improve healthcare navigation with musculoskeletal conditions within the current resources of the participant's wellness program.


    SPEAKER INFORMATION

    Jennifer has been helping employers lower their total health plan costs for over a decade. In her current role, she uses her experience with onsite clinics, wellness programs and insurance plan design to create innovative solutions focusing on musculoskeletal health.

    Learn how to redefine the way employees purchase musculoskeletal care through insurance plan design and employee engagement strategies.

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


    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    No food will be served at this chapter meeting.  However, coffee, tea, and water will be available. 

    RECERTIFICATION CREDITS
    The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing 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 cancellation or no-show, nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

20 Mar 2020 SPECIAL FEATURE: COVID-19 Virus - Bob Simandl
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED:::: Meet, Greet, & Bowl Networking Event
10 Mar 2020 Labor and Employment Law Update
11 Feb 2020 Please Lie to Me: Replacing Fear in the Workplace
14 Jan 2020 New Emotional Intelligence: Head, Heart and Core Integration
10 Dec 2019 Hiring 4 Performance
12 Nov 2019 It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work
11 Nov 2019 Fall FVSHRM Networking Event
01 Oct 2019 2019 FVSHRM Fall/Winter Study Group for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP
10 Sep 2019 Drugs Are Invading the Workplace, the Problem Is Real
13 Aug 2019 Generations Collide: You're in the Middle of It- What's Next?
29 May 2019 RESCHEDULED: Labor and Employment Law Update
10 May 2019 Leadercast 2019
11 Apr 2019 Network Night
09 Apr 2019 Blurred Lines: How to Reduce Legal Exposure by Navigating the Changing Boundaries of Gender
12 Mar 2019 HR: Moving from Transactional to Strategic
26 Feb 2019 Department of One Networking Event
19 Feb 2019 2019 FVSHRM Spring Study Group for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP
15 Jan 2019 Change Your Perspective on Change
11 Dec 2018 Employee Benefits in 2018 and Beyond
13 Nov 2018 You're NOT the Person I Hired
16 Oct 2018 Developing Effective Harassment Policies and Training Programs Under the New EEOC Rules
18 Sep 2018 The Nightmare Employee
11 Sep 2018 #TalentAcquisition- Hot Trends in Recruiting, Hiring & Engaging Top Talent
21 Aug 2018 Assertive Communication for Leaders
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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