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Proudly Serving the Fox Cities of Wisconsin


For 2021, we will be using Zoom as our virtual platform.

Please take a few minutes to ensure you have the proper technology accessibility before our meetings. If you have any questions, please email Elaine Ruh, VP of Electronic Communications at foxvalleyshrm@gmail.com.

Upcoming events

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)

    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 February 18th. 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)

    11 Sessions  (all Thursdays) include:  Feb 18, Feb 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29.

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


    Questions – contact Becca Hovell at beccahovell@lposs.com 


    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Bob and his team at vonBriesen will walk us through the most important legal updates that have happened in the past year and provide practical, real-world scenarios to help guide us in our own decision-making.  


    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.

            8:00 am - 8:30 am Business Meeting
            8:30 am - 11:30 am Program 

    The program has been submitted for 3 hours for SHRM continuing education credits. 

    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. 

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual- Zoom

    We are excited to partner with Fox Valley Technical College to bring you Alonzo Kelly!

    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 the second half of the presentation, Alonzo 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.  


    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.

    8:00 am - 8:15 am  Chapter Meeting & Sponsor 

    8:15 am - 10:30 am Alonzo Kelly (Break out sessions and Break)

    The program has been submitted for 2.0 hours for SHRM continuing education credits. 

    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. 

    • 18 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual- Zoom


    Your Brain is the single biggest driver of your energy, your focus, and the results you get in every area of life.

    Your career, your finance, your physical health, your relationships- all of them are constantly created and influenced by your thinking Unfortunately, your brain didn't come with an owner's manual, until now.

    In Train Your Brain For Success you will learn to harness the incredible e creative capacity of your mind and achieve your personal best - professionally. financially and personally. Best part? You'll do this in about the time it takes to go out for lunch.

    Through that process, we will cover:

      The ways in which your brain literally creates your experience - and your results. Every day, we're creating our lives with our mind - and it' s enlightening to see how your mental focus actually dictates your ability to be productive.

      Your brain's extremely UNhelpful "default settings " -  We now  know  that all of us have brains that come "pre- programmed" with some really strong patterns that will actually hold you back - keep you stuck in place - if not understood and dealt with

      How to overcome these default settings, and put you in charge of your brain and your results. The good news is that there are simple and effective strategy  for making your brain work FOR you instead of AGAINST you. So we'll wrap up our session by providing a game plan for ongoing improvement .


    Penn Vieau is a professional speaker, leadership expert and life-changing coach who brings over 20 years of experience to the world of leadership and talent development.

    With boundless energy, direct leadership experience and proven results in both the for profit and non profit environment, Penn brings a unique set of skills to employee performance, as well as transforms people's lives, careers and relationships.

    Penn also has the ability to create captivating and dynamic learning environments, where engaged audience members learn practical approaches to taking their own performance to the next level building the framework to live their best life.

    Penn's specialties include training your brain for success, leadership development, conflict resolution, change management (the people side of change), mastering effective presentation skills as well as interpersonal skills development. His personal passion for leading a purposeful life propels individuals and organizations into making dramatic changes in their life that lead to greater success and higher results.

    You'll never forget the time you spend with Penn, and neither will your team!


            8:00 am - 8:15 am Business Meeting
            8:15 am - 10:30 am Program


    The program has been submitted for 2 hours for SHRM continuing education credits. 

    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. 

Past events

16 Feb 2021 Non-Traditional Benefits You Should Consider For Your Company
12 Jan 2021 How to Keep and Maintain Civility through Constructive Conflict
15 Dec 2020 Navigating Musculoskeletal Care: How to improve outcomes and decrease medical costs
17 Nov 2020 Winning the War for Talent
20 Oct 2020 FVSHRM Member Virtual Happy Hour
25 Sep 2020 Leadercast 2020 - Positive Disruption
15 Sep 2020 Strengthen Your Workplace Culture by Creating Strategic Goals Aligned with your Mission
08 Sep 2020 2020 FVSHRM Fall/Winter Study Group for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP
11 Aug 2020 In These Unprecedented Times
07 May 2020 Leadercast 2020 - Positive Disruption (Link to Live Event Option)
21 Apr 2020 Rescheduled: Diversity & Inclusion: I’ll Embrace It When I Understand It (says every employee ever)
09 Apr 2020 CANCELLED::HR Student & Professional Speed Networking
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
25 Feb 2020 2020 FVSHRM Spring Study Group for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP
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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