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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/07/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/23/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/27/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/28/2023 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/26/2023 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

  • Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 01/25/2023 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    The two-day class enables participants to learn from industry experts who will share theory, key information and practice across four (4) key areas of HR responsibility including: Talent Management, Compensation Fundamentals, Compliance and Employment Law & Employee Relations

    NEHRA’s Developing HR Fundamentals Program provides HR professionals who are new to the HR field, are moving from a specialist to a generalist role, or who work within smaller organizations and wear many hats, with a solid foundation for a well-rounded career in human resources. This program provides instruction over two full days, as well as interactions and sharing through a community portal; enabling participants to be engaged prior to, throughout, and after the program. 

    The online community portal will provide access to:

    - Any articles and white papers shared by facilitators
    - A glossary of HR terms
    - A listing of recommended books and websites/blogs
    - A forum for sharing best practices and addressing common HR challenges
    - A place to keep connected with your program colleagues

    Pre-Program and Post-Program collaboration via the community portal enables for more robust and fulfilling two-day sessions


    Wednesday, January 25:

    9:00am
    Opening Remarks, Participant Introductions and Introduction to the HR Profession

    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Module 1: Talent Management
    Presenter - Calista Thompson, VP of HR, BellXcel

    This session provides a foundation for managing talent within the organization, a key responsibility for HR professionals. This session covers the role of HR in talent management, enabling for achieving the strategic goals of the organization and ensuring the right people are brought on board at the right time.

    Participants will learn best practices, tools and techniques around:

    - Workforce planning
    - Talent acquisition – from hiring to interviewing to selecting through to onboarding new hires
    - Employee development

    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Offline Break for Lunch

    1:00 – 4:00
    Module 2: Compensation Fundamentals
    Presenter - 
    Dave Weaver, President, Compensation and HR Group

    This session enables participants to learn and apply basic elements of a total compensation system. Such systems, when well-planned and implemented, enable for a total rewards package that attracts, motivates and retains top talent in the organization.

    Participants will learn:

    - Considerations and the intersection of base pay, incentives and differentials in employee compensation
    - Participants will be able to participate in an online benefits session after the program ends


    Wednesday, February 1:

    9:00am – 12:00pm
    Welcome Back & Module 3: Compliance and Employment Law
    Presenter
     - Dan Klein, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    This session provides participants with key facts about federal, state, and local legislation with which organizations must comply; reducing risk in organizations when rules and regulations are followed. This key module enables for an improved understanding of the responsibility of HR as it relates to various legislation and regulations.

    Participants will learn:

    - Applicable employment laws that impact organizations
    - Conducting and using background checks
    - Pre-employment considerations

    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Offline Break for Lunch

    1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Module 4: Employee Relations
    Presenter - 
    Gina Abudi, President, Abudi Consulting Group, LLC

    This session covers key considerations in developing and maintaining employee-employer relationships that contribute to productivity, engagement, and morale. Best practices in how to identify and manage through conflict as well as communicating in ways that works to engage employees are shared in this session.

    Participants will learn:

    - Techniques to prevent and resolve employee problems that can affect work situations
    - Their communication style and how to use that information effectively when communicating with and engaging employees
    - Best practices to identify and resolve conflicts in the workplace

    Closing Activity: Summary, Wrap Up and Action Planning
    Facilitator
    - Gina Abudi, President, Abudi Consulting Group, LLC

    Action planning will be done at the end of the second day, enabling participants to detail how they will apply what they learned in the two-day program back on the job. Participants will be provided an action plan template to capture learnings from the program as well as to detail their next steps. 

    Calista Thompson

    VP of HR

    BellXcel

    Calista Thompson, SPHR is a Wheaton College graduate with over 15 years of human resources experience. Starting her career in HR as a legal and then HR recruiter, Calista worked on her MBA with a focus in HR Management from Houston Baptist University. After obtaining her degree, she started her in-house HR work as an HR Representative for a power generation company in Houston, Texas. From there, she started her work in the marine transportation industry first as an HR Manager and then as an HR Director for Tidewater, Inc. While at Tidewater, she obtained her SPHR certification. In late October 2022, Calista will be starting as the Vice President of Human Resources at BellXcel, an educational SAAS non-profit in Westwood, MA. Calista now lives in Norton, MA along her husband, two children and two dogs. 

    David Weaver

    President, Compensation and HR Group

    David is President of the Compensation & HR Group and is responsible for all consulting functions within the organization. He is the Author of the bestselling HR book Pay Matters: The Art and Science of Employee Compensation.

    Prior to joining the Compensation & HR Group, David spent 20 years managing a human resources membership and consulting organization. He has also held positions with industry leaders Liberty Mutual, Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard as a corporate human resources professional. During this period, he gained essential hands-on experience in compensation program development, marketing and internal communications.

    A graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, David has also made his mark in academia, having served as adjunct faculty member for both Northeastern University and Newbury College where he taught courses in Compensation Management and Human Resource Management. He also worked as an instructor for the certification courses at the Compensation Analyst Academy, WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management.

     

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

    Gina Abudi

    President

    Abudi Consulting Group


    Gina Abudi: As President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC, a woman-owned business, Gina utilizes her 25+ years of consulting, coaching and executive leadership experience to work closely with executives and Boards of Directors of mid- to large global organizations to lead and support strategic, transformational change initiatives. Her work is focused on coaching leaders on change, providing consulting services and offering training programs related to leading and championing/supporting change.

    Gina is active with the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA), frequently contributing to programs for developing HR Professionals and at conferences. She’s also adjunct faculty at several college and university undergraduate and graduate programs and is active with the Association of Change Management Professionals.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance.  NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals.  Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area.  Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!

    Daniel B. Klein, Esq.

    Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP


    Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.

    Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.


    Daniel B. Klein 

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Phone: (617) 946-4840

    Email: dklein@seyfarth.com

    Online Bio

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/13/2022 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

    Free for NEHRA Members, our community forums meet at least four times a year (currently virtually), speakers and topics vary. Our L&D Forums are informal conversations hosted by industry experts covering emerging trends, best/next practices, managing L&D in the current environment, and more. Community forums are not open to non-members.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 12/08/2022 at 8:30 AM (EST)

    NEHRA is excited to present our 2022 DE&I Experience: Beyond HR. A progressive and immersive one day event for HR leaders and non-HR business leaders across their organizations. This highly curated event replaces traditional breakouts (think slide decks and talking heads) with facilitated interactive sessions designed to build awareness, empathy & understanding. In addition, you gain insights and strategies to take back to your organization. Special pricing available for HR leaders who bring a non-HR business leader from their organization. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Stacey Shipman, Director of Sponsor & Member Relations at sshipman@nehra.com for more information.

    Creating a welcoming and equitable workplace requires the support and commitment of more than HR. Getting leaders across the organization to understand and value the importance is vital to the success of any DE&I initiative.

    That’s why NEHRA is excited to present it’s 2022 DE&I Experience: Beyond HR. A progressive and interactive one day event for HR leaders and non-HR business leaders within their organizations.

    This highly curated event replaces traditional breakouts (think slide decks and talking heads) with facilitated interactive sessions designed to build awareness, empathy & understanding. In addition, you gain insights and strategies to take back to your organization.

    JOIN US FOR…

    • Interactive sessions with a facilitated activities on allyship, privilege, and psychological safety
    • Conversations and insights from HR leaders and their CEOs sharing the challenges and celebrations they’ve had starting and advancing DE&I efforts.
    • Opportunities to connect and converse with peers during coffee breaks or lunch. 
    • Understanding of how DE&I affects you as a leader and your organization.


    BRING YOUR NON-HR BUSINESS UNIT MANAGERS/LEADERS FOR A SPECIAL RATE

    Wish you could get your non-HR business unit leaders/managers to get more involved in DE&I efforts at your organization? NEHRA wants to make it a little easier. Invite them to join you at a reduced rate. To register, make sure they provide your name as their HR colleague and use code: DEIFriend2022 at checkout to get a reduced rate of $199.

    To get the discount the non-HR business unit leader/manager must provide a registered attendee’s name, otherwise full rate applies.


    Interested in sponsoring? Contact Stacey Shipman, Director of Sponsor & Member Relations at sshipman@nehra.com for more information. 

    Tina Achorn

    EVP of Human Resources

    HUB International New England

    Tina is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources of HUB International New England, LLC a full-service insurance brokerage firm providing Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits and Personal Insurance with focus in the 6 New England States.  As a member of the executive team, Tina is responsible for leading the Human Resources function in the development of strategies, programs, and services to support HUB’s growth, unique culture and our most important asset ‘our people’. 

    Tina began her career in the employee benefits space eventually leading teams responsible for Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. She has spoken about culture transformation at industry events, a subject she is passionate about.

    Tina will co-facilitate Psychological Safety at Work: Building and Maintaining Trust

    Bill Friedman

    Coach & Consultant

    IBIS Consulting

    Bill Friedman has over 30 years of consulting and training experience with a wide variety of organizations including legal, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, biotech, finance, and higher education.  He has worked with individuals at all levels, including partners, corporate executives, managers, supervisors, and line personnel.  

    Bill has developed and delivered an array of education programs on such topics as Building High Performing Teams, Diversity in the Workplace, Inclusion, Leadership, and Communication. Bill has a BA in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University as well as an MS in Organization Development/Human Resource Development from American University/NTL.

    Bill will facilitate the opening general session: The Power of Person

    Ciara Gogan

    Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

    CarGurus

    As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and having worked as a woman in technology for 20+ years, Ciara Gogan, Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at CarGurus, has a unique vantage point from which to help businesses become a more welcoming, nurturing place for all humans to thrive and soar.  

    A Cornell Certified Diversity & Inclusion professional and Master Professional Coach, she empowers organizations to create and uplevel their DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging) through coaching, training, facilitation, and consulting.  

    An enthusiastic blogger, Ciara has written for Huffington Post, Thrive Global, WITI, herself360, and Ace-Up, as well as her own blogs on www.ciaragogan.com. Additionally, she has presented at a variety of events including as the keynote speaker for NCWIT’s Aspirations In Computing Awards 2019 and McLean & Company’s 2022 CHRO Allyship event.


    Ciara will co-facilitate the sessions on Social Identities.

    Tissa Hami

    Founder and Principal

    Korsi Consulting

    Tissa Hami is the Founder and Principal of Korsi Consulting. A former investment banker turned stand-up comic turned DEI consultant, Tissa works with clients across industries on their DEI strategies and goals. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profits, and universities. Her mission is to build inclusive workplaces where all employees belong and can thrive.

    Tissa will co-facilitate Daring Allyship: An Interactive Comedy & Storytelling Experience

    Mim Minichiello

    President, Employee Benefits

    HUB International New England

    Mim serves as President, Employee Benefits, of HUB International New England. With over 25 years of experience, Mim provides leadership and implementation of employee benefit initiatives across the New England Region, building and expanding the HUB New England’s offerings as the top employee benefits solution provider. 

    Outside of her leadership role, with HUB New England, Mim is the Chair of the YW Boston, an organization committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Mim is also a member of Northeast Human Resources Association, the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, The Boston Club, and The Commonwealth Institute. 

    Mim will co-facilitate Psychological Safety at Work: Building and Maintaining Trust


    Scarlett Abraham Clarke

    Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

    Commonwealth Financial Network

    Scarlett Clarke joined Commonwealth Financial in October of 2020. She was previously at Bright Horizons. Scarlett’s passion for HR began after she graduated college and worked for a staffing agency. In her current role, Scarlett is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management. She serves as a consultant and strategic partner to leaders and collaborates with department managers to help fairly implement our policies and to assist them with coaching employees and supporting their development.

    Scarlett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Suffolk University. She and her family live in Hyde Park, MA. 

    Scarlett will co-facilitate the session on Social Identities.

    Deb Farrar-Parkman

    Comedian & Storyteller

    Korsi Consulting

    Debra Farrar-Parkman is a Consultant and Performer in Korsi's Interactive Comedy & Storytelling program. Touted by the Boston Globe as “one of the most consistently inventive performers” on the Boston comedy scene, Deb is a co-founder of ColorStruck: Boston’s Women of Color in Comedy. She is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer. An advocate for social justice and equity, she sits on the Board of the Center for Restorative Justice and is a founding member and former Board Officer of New England Blacks in Philanthropy.

    Deb will co-facilitate the session on Daring Allyship: A Storytelling and Comedy Experience

    Dr. Anouska Bhattacharyya (she/her, they/their)

    VP of Programs

    YW Boston

    Anouska (she/her, they/their) is deeply invested in issues of race, gender and equity in higher education and healthcare. She brings over a decade of expertise in higher education to YW. 

    Prior to YW Boston, Anouska was heavily involved in the University of Pennsylvania’s MSTP: a program designed to diversify the physician-scientist community in Philadelphia and beyond. She is an award-winning teacher at Harvard, Northeastern and MIT. Anouska received her Ph.D. in history of science from Harvard University in 2013 as a result of her research examining the genealogy of mental health in the British Empire, specifically what it means to be simultaneously colonized by the state and by medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, and an M.Phil. in history of science, medicine and technology, both from Cambridge University, UK.

    Anouska will co-facilitate the session on Social Identities

    SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE (TIMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

    8:00 - 8:30am: Registration, Breakfast, & Networking 

    8:30 - 9:45: Welcome Remarks & Opening General Session: The Power of Person

    9:45 - 10:00 - Break/transition to breakouts

    10 - 11:15 Breakouts (choose 1 of 3)

    • Psychological Safety at Work: Building and Maintaining Trust
    • Daring Allyship: A Comedy & Storytelling Experience
    • Social Identities

    11:15 - 11:30 - BREAK/TRANSITION TO NEXT PROGRAM

    11:30 - 12:45 Breakouts (choose 1 of 3)

    • Psychological Safety at Work: Building and Maintaining Trust
    • Daring Allyship: A Comedy & Storytelling Experience
    • Social Identities

    12:45 - 1:30PM: Lunch & Networking 

    1:30 - 2:45PM: Breakouts (choose 1 of 3)

    • Psychological Safety at Work: Building and Maintaining Trust
    • Daring Allyship: A Comedy & Storytelling Experience
    • Social Identities

    2:45 - 3:00 PM: Break/transition to general session 

    3:00 - 4:00 PM: Closing Panel: CEOs/CHRO’s talk about challenges & success with DE&I

    4 - 4:30 - Wrap up, closing remarks, networking 



    MORNING OPENING SESSION DESCRIPTION

    ***

    THE POWER OF PERSON (GENERAL OPENING SESSION)

    Facilitator: Bill Friedman, IBIS Consulting

    The Power of the Person activity is designed to get people thinking, moving, and talking to each other. Through this interactive exercise, participants will explore how quickly assumptions and judgements are made and determine how these lessons and insights can be applied to our day-to-day work with colleagues, clients et. al. The activity, facilitated by Bill Friedman, IBIS Consulting, encourages open and honest conversation, awareness building and genuine connection with fellow participants.

    ***

    BREAKOUT SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

    Breakout sessions will repeat 3 times during the day.

    ***

    PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY AT WORK: BUILDING AND MAINTAINING TRUST (BREAKOUT SESSION)

    Co-Facilitators: Tina Achorn & Mim Minichiello, HUB International, New England

    Psychological safety is the belief that you won't be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. How do we create environments at work that allow employees to have trust in their team members, be themselves and take risks? 

    During this session you will share what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creating psychological safety for historically marginalized people, practice ways to make work a safe setting, where team members can truly speak-up without fear of repercussions, talk to peers, build relationships, create accountability as a leader. 

    Leave the session with insights and ideas to bring back to and use at your workplace (whether remote, hybrid or in person).

    ***

    DARING ALLYSHIP: A COMEDY & STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE (BREAKOUT SESSION)

    Facilitators: Tissa Hami, Founder & Principal, Korsi Consulting

    Have you ever been the “only” in a meeting? Has anyone ever “othered” you at work? Have you witnessed such moments and wondered what, if anything, to do? 

    In this interactive program, professional comedians and storytellers will share real-life stories of being the “other” or the “only” in the workplace while highlighting the importance of allyship at work. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the performers, role play how the stories might have played out differently, discuss the allyship issues, and share their own workplace stories if they wish. 

    Gain strategies and insights to understand the experiences of the “other” or the “only” in the workplace, be a better ally through role play and discussion, amplify the voices of historically marginalized employees, connect with peers through storytelling.

    ***

    SOCIAL IDENTITIES: HOW WE SEE OURSELVES & OTHERS (BREAKOUT SESSION)

    Facilitators: Ciara Gogan 

    Social identities. We all have them. Some are visible. Some are not. They influence our decisions, how we  work, our business and social interactions and how people perceive us. Some of those identities come with privilege, a word that can evoke feelings of judgment, “not being enough”, and sometimes, superiority. 

    During this session you will participate in activities and discussions to work with, instead of against, those thoughts and feelings. Walk away with a better understanding of your individual social identity and privileges (it may not be what you think), how they can bring us together, and how we can use them to elevate ourselves, our teams and our organization.

    Thursday December 8, 2022

    8:30am – 4:30pm

    Four Points Sheraton, Norwood, MA

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/06/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    As we move into 2023, it is time to take a look back at the significant developments in the health and welfare plan regulatory and legislative world during 2022 and look forward to new rules and potential changes in 2023. This webinar will identify key health and welfare plan regulatory and legislative requirements that became applicable to plans during 2022. It will also identify key changes to health and welfare plan regulatory and legislative requirements for 2023 and will discuss some additional changes or developments that could be on the horizon in 2023.

    As we move into 2023, it is time to take a look back at the significant developments in the health and welfare plan regulatory and legislative world during 2022 and look forward to new rules and potential changes in 2023.  This webinar will identify key health and welfare plan regulatory and legislative requirements that became applicable to plans during 2022.  It will also identify key changes to health and welfare plan regulatory and legislative requirements for 2023 and will discuss some additional changes or developments that could be on the horizon in 2023.  Key items to be covered include:

    1. Various health plan transparency requirements effective in 2022
    2. Developments related to telemedicine and HSA eligibility
    3. New rules regarding ACA marketplace subsidies for family members (and corresponding changes to the Section 125 irrevocable election rule)
    4. Additional transparency requirements applicable in 2023
    5. Possible expiration of the Public Health and National Emergencies and the impact on health and welfare plans if that occurs
    6. Anticipated EEOC wellness plan regulations under the ADA and GINA

    Scott Wold, J.D.

    Assistant Vice President, Regulatory and Legislative Strategy

    Brown & Brown (Formerly Hays Companies)

    With over 17 years of employee benefits experience, Scott Wold serves as the Assistant Vice President - Regulatory and Legislative Strategy in the Employee Benefits division of Brown & Brown. Scott is responsible for researching and analyzing appropriate industry responses and best practices to address key legislative and regulatory efforts. Scott supports the Brown & Brown team members and customers regarding matters pertaining to customer compliance with employee benefit laws such as the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA.

    Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Scott worked as a lawyer in private practice. He was most recently a shareholder of the law firm of Hitesman & Wold, P.A., where he practiced exclusively in the employee benefits area since 2004.

    Scott received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Bethel College and his law degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar and Minnesota State Bar Associations. Scott is active in his community and has served in various capacities for several non-profit organizations.