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  • 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 In-Person Event on 12/08/2022 at 8:30 AM (EST)

    This one-day symposium will explore the strategies and tactics needed to fully integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into a human capital management plan. The day includes a keynote, variety of breakout sessions, panel presentations, and networking opportunities. Past topics have included systemic bias, workplace re-entry, diversity metrics, intentional ally-ship, intersectionality, and more. Stay tuned for the full agenda and speaker line-up! Interested in speaking at the symposium? Click here for details and to submit a proposal. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Stacey Shipman, Director of Sponsor & Member Relations at sshipman@nehra.com for more information.

    This one-day symposium will explore the strategies and tactics needed to fully integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into a human capital management plan.  The day includes a keynote, variety of breakout sessions, panel presentations, and networking opportunities.  Past topics have included systemic bias, workplace re-entry, diversity metrics, intentional ally-ship, intersectionality, and more. Stay tuned for the full agenda and speaker line-up!

     

    Interested in speaking at the symposium? Click  here for details and to submit a proposal. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Stacey Shipman, Director of Sponsor & Member Relations at sshipman@nehra.com for more information. 

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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 10/26/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    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, October 26 9:00 am

    Opening Remarks, Participant Introductions and Introduction to the HR Profession

    Facilitator - Tracy Burns, CEO, NEHRA

    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Module 1: Talent Management
    Presenter - Tracy Burns, CEO, NEHRA

    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
    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


    Thursday, October 27:

    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
    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. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/18/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Join Lena Thompson, award winning entrepreneur, coach, and speaker, as she discusses "Achieving More in Less Time". - Understanding of how to maximize personal energy to become more efficient and productive - Understanding of how to identify and leverage your own and your teams key strengths - An exploration of how the team can achieve the most success and satisfaction in working together - Get specific tools to thrive and function based on what gives you motivation and how you make decisions


    Join Lena Thompson, award winning entrepreneur, coach, and speaker, as she discusses "Achieving More in Less Time". 

    - Understanding of how to maximize personal energy to become more efficient and productive
    - Understanding of how to identify and leverage your own and your teams key strengths
    - An exploration of how the team can achieve the most success and satisfaction in working together
    - Get specific tools to thrive and function based on what gives you motivation and how you make decisions

    Lena Thompson

    Lena is an award winning entrepreneur, coach and speaker who is on the mission to inspire high achievers to align with their purpose and lead with authenticity and impact.

    Coming from the strong corporate culture background, her passion is to create purpose driven cultures where each person can thrive and be recognized for their uniqueness.

    Since leaving her corporate job 2019, she worked with coaches and mentors to up-level each area of her life. Blending various techniques and modalities, she has created her own methodology incorporating Human Design and energy alignment techniques to help her clients to step into their full potential in personal and professional lives.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2022 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

    Human Resources & DE&I professionals know middle managers are integral to successfully implementing DE&I strategy. Yet, efforts often stall or freeze at that level within organizations. Rachael McCoy & Samuel Ellison from YW Boston will share what they’ve learned building inclusive leadership skills with mid-managers. We’ll look at barriers that get in the way of engaging middle management around DE&I and identify solutions.

    Human Resources & DE&I professionals know middle managers are integral to successfully implementing DE&I strategy. Yet, efforts often stall or freeze at that level within organizations. Rachael McCoy & Samuel Ellison from YW Boston will share what they’ve learned building inclusive leadership skills with mid-managers. We’ll look at barriers that get in the way of engaging middle management around DE&I and identify solutions.

    Beth Chandler

    President & CEO

    YW Boston

    Beth Chandler joined YW Boston in November 2012, with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. In August 2018, she was appointed President & CEO. Her breadth of work experience encompasses program development, delivery and evaluation, business development, and operations.

    Prior to working at YW Boston, Beth served as vice president at the Achievement Network, a national non-profit dedicated to helping urban public and charter schools close the achievement gap.

    Beth also held positions at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth and Neighborworks America, one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.

    Beth also worked as a corporate banking associate with Bank of America in corporate banking and began her career as a research and evaluation analyst with the Urban Institute.

    Currently, Beth serves on the MA Conference United Church of Christ Board of Directors, the Women’s Workforce Advisory Council and the Leadership Circle of Hope Central Church.

    A former professional basketball player, Beth received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

    Samuel Ellison

    Manager of Partnerships

    YW Boston

    Samuel R. W. Ellison joined YW Boston in March 2021. As Manager of Partnerships, Samuel is responsible for generating program revenue by cultivating new participants and partners for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Services and supporting the stewardship and growth of existing partners.

    Prior to joining YW Boston, Samuel was the Senior Administrator at The Partnership, Inc. and brings a wealth of experience developing professionals of color and supporting organizations with their DEI strategy. In 2018, Samuel co-designed and co-facilitated the curriculum for the City of Boston’s Dialogue to Action initiative, which aimed to convene conversations about racism in Boston neighborhoods, organizations, and civic associations.

    Additionally, Samuel is a restorative/transformative justice practitioner and abolitionist, with a particular focus on supporting survivors of interpersonal violence and organizing men to address harmful manifestations of masculinity and skill-building for holding community members accountable for causing harm. Samuel is also an elite professional athlete training for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800m and was sponsored by adidas and the Boston Athletic Association from 2015-2020.

    Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Political Science & Africana Studies from Villanova University and was a captain and seven-time All-American for the Track & Field team. Samuel also holds an MA in Migration, Superdiversity & Policy from the University of Birmingham (UK) and was the 2014-2015 US-UK Fulbright Scholar. Samuel is likely to be seen with cookies & cream ice cream and/or a chai latte in hand.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join Charla Stevens, principal of Charla Stevens Consulting and former employment attorney with McLane Middleton, as she facilitates an open conversation around the latest buzzword, ‘quiet quitting’ – is this just the newest term for disengaged employees? Is it a way for employees to work towards more balance in their lives, an answer to burnout? How do you address within your teams? Share your thoughts! This will be an interactive session, and attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts on camera, or via chat.

    Join Charla Stevens, principal of Charla Stevens Consulting and former employment attorney with McLane Middleton, as she facilitates an open conversation around the latest buzzword, ‘quiet quitting’ – is this just the newest term for disengaged employees? Is it a way for employees to work towards more balance in their lives, an answer to burnout? How do you address within your teams? Share your thoughts! This will be an interactive session, and attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts on camera, or via chat.

    Charla Bizios Stevens, Esq.

    Principal

    Charla B. Stevens practiced law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for more than 37 years before retiring from McLane Middleton where she chaired the employment law practice group and also represented schools and health care practices. Stevens is the principal of Charla Stevens Consulting LLC where she continues to offer services to businesses which include workplace training, independent investigations, strategic human resources consulting, and mediation and conflict resolution. 

    During her years of practice she was recognized as a top lawyer in employment law by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers, among others.  She has been the recipient of numerous awards to include the Granite State HR Hero Award, the Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Services Award, the Business and Industry Association's Above and Beyond Award, and the NH Business Review Business Excellence Award.

    Charla is currently the chair of the Granite United Way Board of Directors, a Trustee of Solution Health, a Commissioner of the New Hampshire Lawyers' Assistance Program, and serves on the American Bar Association Section of Litigation's Task Force on Mental Health and Wellness. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Today’s workforce is on the move, and they’re looking beyond the paycheck at total rewards and their quality of life. Building quality employee experiences, or QEX, is more important than ever and starts with utilizing data and advanced analytics to create a detailed profile of your workforce and identifying opportunities to refresh and optimize rewards, communications, and delivery. Join HUB International and NEHRA for a discussion on this progressive rewards approach, with a focus on Culture & Connection and the modern Employee Value Proposition.

    Today’s workforce is on the move, and they’re looking beyond the paycheck at total rewards and their quality of life. Building quality employee experiences, or QEX, is more important than ever and starts with utilizing data and advanced analytics to create a detailed profile of your workforce and identifying opportunities to refresh and optimize rewards, communications, and delivery. 

    Join HUB International and NEHRA for a discussion on this progressive rewards approach, with a focus on Culture & Connection and the modern Employee Value Proposition.

    Andrea Goodkin

    Executive Vice President and Practice Leader

    HUB International

    Andrea Goodkin is HUB’s Human Resources Consulting Services Practice Leader. With over 28 years of combined in-house human resource leadership and consulting experience across diverse organizations, Andrea has a specialized talent for building and developing high-performing human capital programs, systems and teams. She applies her extensive experience in helping clients to build and implement cost-effective and cutting-edge workforce and technology strategies and solutions.

    Before joining HUB, Andrea was head of Human Resources for the Northern California offices of Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest global law firms. She spent her early career at AtomFilms/AtomShockwave, the Washington State, Department of Labor and Industries, and Federated Department Stores, where she led the development of multiple HR programs and teams.

     

    Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Industrial/Organizational emphasis) from the University of Washington. She holds a Certificate from the Human Resource Executive Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

    Mim Minichiello

    President, Employee Benefits

    HUB International New England

    Mim Minichiello 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.

    Before joining HUB New England, Mim  served in executive positions within the insurance brokerage and health plan industry.  Mim’s experience lies in executing strategic growth and operational plans, building and implementing innovating sales strategies, and cultivating best-in-class teams.

    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 the New England Advisory Council for Facing History.  Facing History’s approach heightens student’s understanding of racism, religious intolerance, and prejudice; increases student’s ability to relate history to their own lives, and promotes greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in a democracy. She is also active with  NEHRA (Northeast Human Resources Association), The Boston Club, and The Commonwealth Institute.

    Mim is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Mim has also received a graduate certificate in management from Radcliffe College, and has completed AHIP’s Executive Leaders program with the Certified Health Insurance Executive designation.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    Microlearning is the hot new topic in the learning & development space, focusing on making learning more time sensitive and with digestible content.  Given the speed of change and growing need to be adaptable, microlearning shatters the walls of traditional training approaches by taking the lessons out of a classroom and into the hands of the learner.  We will talk through what microlearning is, why it is important, how it can be successful, and how you can support it.

    Scott Wentzell

    Director of Learning & Development

    Trinity Life Sciences

    Experienced creative and training consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the banking, publishing, and pharmaceuticals industries. Skilled in training delivery, development and design, virtual learning, management, leadership, and risk management. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, and a BA in Art from Salem State University.

  • Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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


    Thursday, July 28:

    9:00am
    Opening Remarks, Participant Introductions and Introduction to the HR Profession
    Facilitator -
    Tracy Burns, CEO, NEHRA

    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Module 1: Talent Management
    Presenter - Monet Viens, Owner & Advisor, Summitways HR

    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


    Thursday, August 4:

    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. 

    Monet Viens

    Owner & Advisor

    Summitways HR

    For over 10 years, Monet has been helping a wide variety of businesses with their HR and employee needs.  As an adaptable and innovative HR professional, she has a keen ability to translate visions and strategies into actionable goals, strengthen processes, and increase efficiencies. Through her education, professional development, and industry involvement, Monet has the depth and breadth of knowledge to handle a variety of needs.  By keeping her finger on the pulse of national, state, and local issues, Monet is current with the latest developments in HR and can offer a unique and strategic perspective on various business needs.  Monet thrives on challenges and strives to transform HR into an asset, rather than a liability.

    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.

     

    Patrick Landroche

    Associate

    Seyfarth

    Employers turn to Patrick for guidance in all aspects of employment law, including labor relations, arbitrations, and single- and multiplaintiff litigation. He represents employers in claims related to matters such as discrimination and wage and hour. Additionally, Patrick regularly advises and counsels employers on how to minimize legal risk, and provides training on relevant employment law topics. Clients can rely on him to be responsive and determined to resolve their legal matters.

    Employers turn to Patrick for guidance in all aspects of employment law, including labor relations, arbitrations, and single- and multiplaintiff litigation. He represents employers in claims related to matters such as discrimination and wage and hour. Additionally, Patrick regularly advises and counsels employers on how to minimize legal risk, and provides training on relevant employment law topics. Clients can rely on him to be responsive and determined to resolve their legal matters.

    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.