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NORTHLAND HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOCIATION



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With an NHRA membership you are also a Duluth Chamber of Commerce member and can attend Chamber events for the member price. 

Upcoming events

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Greysolon Plaza, Moorish Room 231 E. Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802

    The purpose of this event is to facilitate more dialogue about expanding internships in Duluth in order to grow our future talent pipeline. There are 3 strong university campuses in the area, with students hungry to learn more about the Duluth community and get hands on learning from businesses small and large.

    Moderator Mike Malone will talk about his internship story in Duluth (originally from the Twin Cities) and the relationships it built and doors it helped open for him to stay here after graduation.

    A panel of speakers from local businesses who have internships and students who have done internships in Duluth will talk about the importance of their experience and answer audience questions. Representatives from the universities will highlight the importance of this experience and address how each university has the potential to partner with businesses that want to create a more formal internship program.

    The objective is to start a discussion that will help grow internship opportunities in Duluth for our businesses, communities, and the students at our local universities who are looking for them!


    Thank you to The College of St. Scholastica for sponsoring this this event.

    The Stender School of Business and Technology combines an academic emphasis on liberal arts with experiential learning to create global leaders with strong professional skills who act with integrity and a strong sense of social responsibility. The School is named in honor of Dr. Bruce Stender. Click here to learn more. The Stender School of Business & Technology offers undergraduate programs in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Business Management, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership. Graduate programs include MBA in Leadership and Change, MBA in Rural Healthcare, MS in Applied Data Analytics and MS in Project Management and several certificate options.



    • 21 May 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802
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    In this presentation, the speaker will discuss what to do when confronted by an active shooter in the workplace. The Run, Hide, Fight applications will be taught along with discussing your company's plan and next steps. Experience and lessons learned from six years of active shooter drills will be incorporated throughout the presentation. In addition, there will be discussion on creating a plan for your organization.


    At the end of this presentation, participants will:

    - understand the importance of an active shooter plan. 

    - discuss current or potential active shooter plans at his or her organization.


    About the Speaker:

    Mark Marturano recently retired from St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN after almost 43 years of service. For 17 of those years, he was the Safety Officer responsible for all aspects of the safety program at St. Luke's.

    Currently, Mark teaches Safety and Emergency Management related courses at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) in the Masters of Industrial Safety and Hygiene Program.

    in addition, he works part-time at the Duluth Airport as a Special Projects person responsible for emergency planning, emergency exercises, and review of safety programs.

    Mark also runs his own Safety Consulting & Training business, Bullseye Safety & Training, which helps small healthcare and other business organizations set up safety and maintenance programs, as well as emergency and security plans. A large part of his business is Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Awareness Training and Drills.




    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802
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    Pressure is inevitable when you work in human resources. More than ever before, human resource professionals are feeling they must produce, achieve, get results and do more with less. Pressure is like stress on steroids and can adversely affect important decisions, negotiations, high stakes meetings, as well as how you are perceived. Receive practical tools to deal with pressure situations.

    At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

    • Understand the distinction between stress and pressure
    • Create awareness of the adverse effects of pressure
    • 3 actionable tools to deal with pressure situations


    About the Speaker:

    Pam Solberg-Tapper MHSA, PCC, owner of Coach for Success is a professional speaker and leadership coach. She holds an MBA Degree, is a Certified Trainer, Executive Coach with Ken Blanchard Companies and Tony Robbins International and Faculty with The Coaches Training Institute. She is also a member of the National Speaker’s Association and NHRA Board of Directors.

    Pam is a co-founder of Aim High Network, a regional women’s leadership organization. She also is a contributing leadership writer to the Duluth News Tribune and holds a monthly professional development segment on ABC TV’s Good Morning Northland program.


    We would like to thank our sponsor Pam Solberg-Tapper for supporting this event.

    Coach for Success Overview

    Coach for Success, Inc is a coaching and training company that partners with individuals and organizations to guide leaders in addressing the complex challenges that they face today. Our unique approach of “Strategy. Action. Results” creates focus, momentum and accelerated results. Clients include executives, managers, and business owners in the financial, educational, technology, retail and manufacturing industries. Areas of expertise include leadership development, change management, career and succession planning, and dealing with high pressure situations.

    Contact Info:

    Website: www.CoachForSuccess.com

    Email: Pam@coachforsuccess.com

    Phone: 218-340-3330


    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802
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    Regardless of whether recreational marijuana is legalized in Minnesota in 2020 or 2021, marijuana is already a factor in employment decisions. Medicinal marijuana is a protected activity in Minnesota, and employers are prohibited from discriminating against users. How should employers handle marijuana? Should we even test for it? This session will go through common situations.

    At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

    • Understand the risks associated with employment decisions impacted by marijuana.
    • Gain strategies to handle drug testing for marijuana.
    • Learn alternative approaches to discipline if an employee comes to work high.


    About the Speaker:

    Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and human resources professional. She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations and make it easier to recruit and retain talent through having easy-to understand policies, easy-to-use technology, and easy-to-explain compliance initiatives.

    Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia. Kate has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.


Cancellation Policy

We understand there may be occasions that require you to cancel your registration for an event. Cancellations made within (3) full business days prior to an event will be fully refunded. Due to costs associated with venue, food planning, and other expenses, cancellations not made within three full business days will not be refunded or applied to future meetings. 

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