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Proudly Serving the Fox Cities of Wisconsin

New January 2019 

Fox Valley SHRM Chapter Events will be at the Bordini Center

Fox Valley Technical College - 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914

Upcoming events

    • 29 May 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    With our need to reschedule due to our February storm - we have a new date!

    Once again Bob Simandl and Craig Papka of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., will be presenting on the latest issues, trends and challenges in the labor and employment arena for employers. With nearly 50 years of experience between them, Bob and Craig will discuss with

    the attendees not only the requirements of law which have changed or will be changing but more importantly the impact the change may have on business. Bob and Craig will also discuss recent legal trends and interpretations which impact company policies and procedures and provide practical solutions for legal compliance.

    The following topics will be covered in this informative session:

    1. FMLA update including discussion of the appropriate questions under a Health Care Provider Certification.

    2. The Americans with Disabilities Act - Standards for compliance and creating an effective environment for the "interactive process" in minimizing legal vulnerabilities.

    3. Restrictive Covenants -Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure - and the must "knows" on creating enforceable agreements for employers.

    4. "Independent Contractors" and the standards for vulnerability avoidance.

    5. Drug Testing Dos and Don'ts - What constitutes "reasonable suspicion."

    6. Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Status - The political issues associated with "salaried" employees.

    7. Hiring and retention trends and five creative ideas for employee satisfaction.

    8. Wage and Hour exceptions and limitations on "non-working time."

    9. Joint Employers - Where does the liability stand?

    10. And more...

    Speaker Information:

    Bob Simandl has been a frequent speaker for Fox Valley SHRM for many years and is the Chairperson for the Labor and Employment practice at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. His 30+ years of experience in addressing cutting edge labor and employment law issues for employers, Bob will help guide us through the most recent developments in meeting legal compliance responsibilities.

    If you have specific questions to include in the program, please email them to: Bob Simandl at rsimandl@vonbriesen.com.

    Schedule of Events:

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

    8:00am - 8:30am Business Meeting

    8:30am - 11:30am Program

    Recertification Credits:

    The program has been approved for 3 hours of general credit for HRCI and 3 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 cancellation 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.

    PLEASE NOTE SITE CHANGE TO FVTC JD BORDINI CENTER.

    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    Many organizations are in a standoff between their veterans and younger workforce. How do you solve key generational issues so that your employees are working together for the good of the organization—rather than working against each other? Chad will help you dive deeper into common generational differences, teach you to engage across those gaps, and generate valuable ideas for positive change.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION
    Chad Kopitzke is an Xer stuck between two of the largest generations in American history— Millennials on one side, Boomers on the other. Chad holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he also served on staff with the Business Success Center, a consulting firm connecting university resources with business needs. His background also includes experience as an executive recruiter for a broad range of industries. Chad speaks frequently to business leaders, corporate teams and associations regarding generational issues in the workplace. He is available to speak to groups of any size, tailored to a variety of needs and environments.

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

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    The unfortunate truth is the use of illicit drugs continues to be a persistent, growing problem in Wisconsin communities. What do I, as owner, CEO or HR leader, do to protect my company?This widespread epidemic is in your workplace – no business type or profession is immune. Many employers think their policy is enough to protect their business – think again. Employers need to address this problem head-on, especially given the new federal regulations and state actions legalizing marijuana which has complicated the issue and rendered some of the old accepted policies and procedures obsolete. This program will address:
    •the scope of the drug problem, the many ways it can impact your organization; and identifying some of the signs associated with drug use;
    •the impact of new laws and recommended policies and procedures in their wake; and
    •the strategies employers can legally implement to effectively manage the risks associated with drug abuse in today’s environment.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION
    Anthony Steffek is a shareholder with Davis|Kuelthau and member of the labor and employment team. Tony proactively and reactively assists employers, both big and small, in wading through the various HR-related issues that arise in today’s employment world. Proactively, Tony helps with issues such as hiring/firing, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants, disability and ADA issues, FMLA and other leave matters, employee handbook review and revision, sensitive personnel matters and investigations, OSHA compliance, wage and hour issues, and labor negotiations.

    Prior to joining Davis|Kuelthau, Tony practiced in-house with a multinational trucking, transportation and logistics services company – experience that provides him with a unique insight and understanding of the issues his clients face and their impact, on both a business and a personal level.

    Included in this month's event will be a 15 minute in person legal update with VP of Legislation, Attorney Jon Eiden of von Briesen. 

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
            7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking
            8:00am - 8:30am Business Meeting
            8:30am - 10:30am Program
    10:30am - 10:45 am Legal Update by Attorney Jon Eiden, von Briesen

    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 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.

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    Registration for this Month's event includes a copy of the book "It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work" by Fried and Hansson. Participants must register 2 weeks prior to the event to guarantee book availability.

    Matt Shefchik, Strategy & Engagement practice leader at the QTI Group, will share perspectives from the acclaimed book, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, by Fried and Hansson. As an HR professional, we play a vital role in the culture and operations of our organization. We can either act as a bystander and let the chaos of work consume us and our organizations, or lead our teams down a more engaged and productive path. Matt will dissect the 5 major sections of the book, and lead a group discussion on insights for your workplace. Learning objectives include:

    • HR’s responsibility to mental and physical well-being in a chaotic environment
    • Creating a calm culture in your workplace
    • Curb your ambition
    • Defend your time
    • Feed your culture
    • Dissect your processes
    • Mind your business
    • Personal impacts to productivity

    “The authors’ message is a bold, iconoclastic strategy for creating the ideal company culture—what they call "the calm company." Their approach directly attack the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day….It isn’t a book telling you what to do. It’s a book showing you what they’ve done—and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.” – Harper Collins

    A complimentary copy of the book, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, is available to attendees. “Their book is funny, well-written and iconoclastic and by far the best thing on management published this year.” - The Economist

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

    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    • FVTC D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
    Register

    Attracting and hiring top performers isn’t for the faint of heart.  Let’s face it, at times it can be a bit overwhelming!  This presentation helps to simplify the recruiting process while helping to guarantee better results and more quality hires for your recruiting team.  I’ll take you through our revolutionary 4-step process and show you not only WHY it’s different but HOW you how to incorporate this into your hiring process today.

    SPEAKER INFORMATION
    As CEO of Titus Talent Strategies, Jonathan Reynolds is a visionary, entrepreneur and game-changer. He is energized by inspiring company leaders and equipping them with unique approaches to better understand their people, foster organizational alignment, and create optimum performance among their team members.

    Growing up in the UK, and living in the US since 1998, Jonathan has almost 20 years of experience in the recruiting industry. He started Titus Talent after experiencing firsthand that the traditional recruiting model was broken and had to be changed to produce better results and create lasting partnerships. Jonathan currently leads a unique, fast­ growing team of talent consultants who are located across the United States. Jonathan is a creative problem solver (with a delightful British accent) and currently consults with companies nationally on how to approach their talent strategy. Don't be surprised if you see him parachuting from a plane on a whim-he's always
    up for a challenge, whether it's in the sky or on the ground. 

    This month's event will include a 15 minute in-person legal update with VP of Legislation, Attorney Jon Eiden of von Briesen. 

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
            7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking
            8:00am - 8:30am Business Meeting
            8:30am - 10:30am Program
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    0:30am - 10:45am Legal Update 

    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 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

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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