Tuesday June 12, 2018
11:00 -2:00 PM (extended time)
Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth
Workplace Investigations From Beginning to End - Fran Sepler
HumanResource professionals are required to investigate complaints of harassment ordiscrimination; they also may conduct investigations into othermisconduct. Those investigations must be conducted professionally anddefensibly. This session will review the elements of a workplace investigationfrom intake of the complaint through gathering of evidence through makingfindings of fact. It will include practical tips as well as a review ofbest practices and practical strategies for receiving complaints, gatheringevidence, assessing credibility and preparing reports.
Forthirty years Fran Sepler has been an investigator and teacher of investigationtechniques. She is considered a national expert, has written a book onthe topic, and devised methods and strategies that are efficient, successful,respectful and solidly defensible. She has done over 250 workplaceinvestigations throughout the world.
Monday June 25, 2018
11:30 -1:00 PM
Registration starts at 11:15
Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth
NHRA has been selected to partner with Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA).
AAOA is comprised of healthcare, business and community stakeholders dedicated to combating prescription opioid abuse and misuse. The coalition forges national, state and local partnerships to provide education and awareness, engage local communities and support solutions to reduce prescription opioid abuse and misuse.
To that end, NHRA is leading efforts to communicate with business professionals and community members in our region. This crisis impacts the Northland's workforce, their family members, and our community as a whole.
Lieutenant Jeff Kazel, Duluth Police Department/Regional Drug Taskforce, will present vital information and moderate a panel of subject matter experts from AAOA and our community. Panel presentations and discussion will be followed by a Q & A session.
Free Opioid prevention and abuse resources will also be available.
Registration will start at 11:15 - those who RSVP will receive complimentary lunch. Space is limited, please register now:
PROFESSIONAL ROUND TABLE
Thursday June 28, 2018
8:00 -9:00 AM
Location: Duluth Area Associates of Realtors 4031 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807
Workplace Bullying and Passive Agressive Behavior in the Workplace
About the Program: Join HR and business professionals from the area for coffee and discussion surrounding this topic.
Who Should Attend: All HR and Business Professionals
No Charge to Attend! Register Now!
HR Round Table brings business professionals together. We discuss current or emerging human resource and business topics. We learn from each other and form networks.
HR Round Table is FREE and open to the public. We are HR professionals, resource partners working with HR, business owners, stakeholders, and key personnel. Every business facet can learn and contribute valuable information.
During each one-hour session, attendees discuss a designated topic with questions provided by NHRA. We share information, learn from other’s experience, and develop relationships that continue to benefit participants. There will be a facilitator to help guide discussion, but there is no required participation.
Round Tables begin and end promptly at the designated meeting times. Respecting participants’ time is important to us!
NHRA ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
JULY 16, 2018
More details to come...
St. Cloud, MN
With Keynote Speakers Sam Richter and Steve Gilliand, as well as 50+ breakout speakers, evening activities and more, you don't want to miss out on MNSHRM18!
Sam is an internationally recognized expert on sales intelligence and online reputation management. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world's most famous brands.
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
Your MNSHRM18 Team
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MONTHLY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Manager of Administration & Human Resources
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Becky McMillan has worked at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority for over 30 years. The Port of Duluth-Superior is the largest tonnage port on the Great Lakes, yet the Port Authority staff numbers less than a dozen. As such, she wears many hats in order to live the mission of the business and its workplace. In her current role as manager of administration and human resources, she provides technical, material, procedural and human support services for the Port Authority executive director, staff, and board of commissioners. She completed the Human Resource Generalist Certificate Program at UW-Superior in 2005 and, in addition to NHRA, is a member of SHRM.
Becky is a native of Hermantown where she and her husband, Ken, raised their two grown daughters. In her spare time, you will find her at the lake with family and friends at her cabin in Cotton. She also loves riding her horse on area trails and is a member of the Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance. _____________________________________________
FREE PTSD TRAINING
June 14, 10 AM - NOON & 1-3 PM
LINCOLN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Approved for 2.0 CEUs
CEUs apply to service providers and qualify for the MN Board of Social Work
Tuesday, June 19th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Networking and Appetizers to Follow
Greysolon Ballroom - Moorish Room
231 E Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802
Risk Pool Management:
How to Develop a Winning Health Plan
Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors that are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.
What We’ll Cover:
• Why employers are failing at health plan management
• How "best practices" are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
• Why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
• How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs
World Renowned HR Event
2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
June 17-20, 2018
There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.
Team Empower is a special group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. Established in 2017, TEAM EMPOWER is the SHRM Foundation's newest and most accessible giving circle. Your annual donation of $30 or more will automatically add you to the team. Click the button below to make your immediate impact today!! JOIN TEAM EMPOWER
Why have a SHRM Membership you ask?
*Thousands of Tools (interview questions, job descriptions, sample policies, HR forms, presentation, express requesrts, Q&As, How-Tos)
*US Federal, State & Local Compliance Resources
*As An HR Advisor
*HR Magazine & e-newsletters
*Online Member Community
*Discounts on SHRM Educational Offerings
*Discount on NHRA membership
*Discount on MNSHRM Conference
HR FUNNY BONE
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NHRA Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded NHRA its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the NHRA’s accomplishments in 2017.
The award aligns individual chapters’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resource profession.
“SHRM exists because of our great chapters like NHRA, which work tirelessly to help advance the important mission of the HR profession through initiatives that support our future, build inclusive organizations and focus on workplace readiness,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRMSCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Recognizing you as a recipient of this prestigious award is just one way to show that SHRM supports you and that we are by your side step by step as we move Together Forward.”
The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. NHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.
NHRA has excelled in providing relevant resources and programming for HR professionals and business leaders including round table and panel discussions, educational, networking, charitable, and membership appreciation events.
The Northland Human Resource Association (NHRA), established in 1988, has close to 200 members in the Duluth-Superior and surrounding areas. NHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest professional Human Resource organization in the world.
NHRA’s vision is to build a community in the Northland where human resource and business professionals go to grow, learn, collaborate, have fun, and discover their talents. NHRA’s mission is to provide our members and Northland organizations with people management resources, professional development, leadership and networking opportunities.______________________________
Katherine Burns Christenson
If you have a job status change, please let me know so we can update your information.
If you know of anyone in the HR industry who you think would benefit from this group, please bring them as a guest or refer them to us and we'll reach out to them.
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2. “Like” and “Share” event notification posts, it’s that easy!
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IRS annually caps employees' share of least-expensive health plan premiums.
2018 NHRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Patricia Stolee, North Shore Bank
Past President/Certification: Theresa Severance, City of Duluth
Secretary: Melissa Williams, WLSSD
Treasurer: Justin Terch, Terch and Buck Consulting
Membership: Mark Swanson, Century Link
Workforce Development: Betsy Hill, City of Duluth
Professional Development: Judy Aspling, Center City Housing
SHRM Foundation/Newsletter: Amy Haney, Saturn Systems
Governmental/Legislative Affairs: Brittany Bonk, Enbridge Energy
Marketing & Social Media: Wanda Grew-Jasken, EDGE Consulting LLC
College Relations: Tara Swenson, St. Luke's Hospital
Assistant Membership/Golf Coordinator: Chad Roberg, Hayes Companies