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    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • VIRTUAL

    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 Thursday September 15 with a Welcome session.  The group will meet on Thursdays from 5:30pm-8:00pm. The SHRM Learning System will be used as a guide for the study groups. THIS STUDY GROUP IS FULLY VIRTUAL!

    Sign-up is FREE (must be a member of FVSHRM); however, if you need a SHRM Learning System, the cost for the system is $590 (incl tax and shipping).

    If you are a member of a local SHRM chapter you can join the study group for an extra $25 that goes to a scholarship fund. :) Please reach out to Margaret Baltus directly for more details!

    11 Sessions (all Thursdays) include: Sept 15,Sept  22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, and Dec 1

    SHRM Learning System is $590--(org. $890.00 member cost)

    REGISTRATION CLOSES August 31, 2022

    Questions – contact Margaret Baltus at fvshrmvpprofdevelopment@gmail.com

     

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 14 Oct 2022
    Registration is closed

    Heading to the WISHRM Conference in October? Represent our Chapter loud and proud with a FREE FVSHRM t-shirt! We will be emailing pick up information as well as the date/time of the group photo so you know which day to wear it!

    Note: The classic cut is unisex and the ladies cut is narrower with shorter sleeves.




    Special thanks to our sponsor, HUMANA, for making this happen!


    • 08 Nov 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Fox Valley Tech | D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914 (Room BC112AB)
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    FVSHRM welcomes Bob Simandl, from von Briesen & Roper, s.c., to address the topic of compliance within the HR function. He will discuss the shift in fiduciary responsibility of HR professionals and how they can protect their organizations from legal exposure.

    HR professionals have not been generally viewed as “fiduciaries” in their corporate role.  But times are changing.  In an era of highly litigious employees, and plaintiff counsel preferring “class actions” over individual plaintiff claims for litigation, the role of the HR professional is at the center of discussion.  Fiduciary liability is much broader than the ERISA based definition and requires consideration of the role from a practical side.  This has resulted in the need to reevaluate the positional responsibilities of the HR professional and taking action to safe-guard the HR professional from claims that can arise in the regular conduct of the job.

    Bob will discuss the steps to be taken now to address legal exposure in:

    1. Administrative responsibilities for employee benefit plans (pension and health and welfare)

    2. HIPAA considerations in the operation of group health plan offerings

    3. Employee confidentiality and the handling of “personal information”

    4. Necessary safe-guards related to the sharing of Company information with “peers” and others

    5. Wage and Hour compliance issues and obligations

    6. GINA pitfalls

    7. Advising employees with known “secrets” of the business

    Bob will discuss the legal concerns and considerations as well as steps that can be taken now to minimize the practical and operational vulnerabilities.  Questions are welcome in advance of the program for inclusion – which should be forwarded to rsimandl@vonbriesen.com.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION

    Bob Simandl is a Shareholder with over 30 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of employee benefit, labor and employment law issues. This experience enables Bob to advise clients on human resources (HR) law issues taking into consideration all areas of opportunity and vulnerability, including the litigation of HR law-based claims. He has extensive experience in advising employers in employee benefit plan design, issues associated with ill and injured workers, labor negotiations, and multi-employer health and welfare plan and pension plan vulnerability and compliance.

    Bob counsels employers on all aspects of workplace compliance including hiring, disciplining and terminating employees, accommodation obligations, wage and hour issues, affirmative action, discrimination complaints, non-competition agreements and employee handbook design and development. He has represented employers before the federal district courts, National Labor Relations Board, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and a number of administrative agencies and tribunals, including the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    He works with employers to develop standard procedures and forms for FMLA compliance, factoring in the obligations of the employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act and workers’ compensation laws. He also counsels employers on disability discrimination and accommodation concerns. Bob served as an adviser to several legislators in drafting the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and served on the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Task Force as an appointee by the Wisconsin Governor.

    Bob assists employers in addressing benefits issues for employees and retirees including multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability analysis, evaluation, contract planning and contesting of assessments. He counsels employers during organizing campaigns and strikes and represents employers in grievance arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He has served as chief spokesperson for numerous labor contract negotiations.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    7:30 am - 8:00 am Open Networking        

    8:00 am - 8:30 am Business Meeting

    8:30 am - 10:30 am Program 

    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. 

    By registering for the above referenced event, I acknowledge, understand, and agree that Fox Valley SHRM may provide my contact information to the event sponsors.

    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Fox Valley Tech | D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914 (Room BC112AB)
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    FVSHRM welcomes Darcy Luoma to share insight for the complexities of solving people problems within your organization. The presentation will provide you with tools and strategies to manage these situations, allowing your organization to remain focused on it's organizational mission and goals.

    The biggest problems facing any organization, no matter its size, are its people problems. Teams have conflict, managers struggle with communication, and productivity gets slowed by a lack of trust. These things take energy away from the organization's mission and stop leaders and employees from doing what they do best.

    What to do? You train to be Thoughtfully Fit® so you can handle any people problem with confidence - even the most challenging ones. Join Darcy as she explores how you can engage your Thoughtfully Fit core, which is your source of power in every situation. Leave with inspiring insights and a core workout that will give you more time and energy to focus on what you do best!

    PRESENTER BIO:

    Darcy Luoma, author of Thoughtfully Fit®, is a Master Certified Coach and inspiring speaker. She has worked as director for a Senator, trusted senior advisor for a governor, and on the national advance team for two presidential campaigns. As the CEO of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, she’s worked in forty-eight industries with more than five hundred organizations to create high-performing people and teams. The media has named Darcy the region’s favorite executive coach four times. Darcy balances running her thriving business with raising her two energetic teenage daughters, adventure travel, and competing in triathlons. 

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    7:30 am - 8:00 am Networking

    8:00 am - 8:30 am Business Meeting

    8:30 am - 10:30 am Program 

    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. 

    By registering for the above referenced event, I acknowledge, understand, and agree that Fox Valley SHRM may provide my contact information to the event sponsors.


    • 17 Jan 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Fox Valley Tech | D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914 (Room BC112AB)
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    FVSHRM welcomes Stephanie Bellin to speak on the topic of Mindfulness. With the amount of change in the world today and all of our many competing priorities, it is essential to have the tools to be able to focus on the present.

    Are you present and focused on THIS moment? What is mindfulness? What are the benefits of practicing mindfulness? These questions are answered during this training. Learn six different components of mindfulness with exercises to practice being in the moment. Mindfulness as a stress management tool or as a way to better control impulsiveness costs nothing and takes as little as one second. Start NOW.

    PRESENTER BIO:

    Stephanie has 28+ years of Human Resources experience working with various industries including health care, manufacturing, retail, education, construction and banking. Her Human Resources 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. Stephanie's services include individual job coaching/mentoring, onsite training/educational development, manual and policy writing, conflict resolution/mediation and engagement survey review with action plan building. 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 Networking

    8:00 am - 8:30 am Business Meeting

    8:30 am - 10:30 am Program 

    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. 

    By registering for the above referenced event, I acknowledge, understand, and agree that Fox Valley SHRM may provide my contact information to the event sponsors.


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