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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

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, Duluth, MN 5803
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    In this presentation, the Insure Duluth Coalition Coordinator will explain how coverage available through MNsure could be beneficial to some employees - and for which employees is may not be a good fit for. This knowledge will help HR staff provide good support to employees regarding their health insurance options.


    You will learn about:

    • MNsure and health insurance options available through MNsure,
    • How access to employer-sponsored insurance impacts eligibility and coverage and/or financial assistance through MNsure, and
    • Free local enrollment assistance. 

    Insure Duluth is a group of local MNsure-certified navigators.  The goal of Insure Duluth is to help people in the greater Duluth area understand and utilize MNsure and provide free enrollment assistance.


    About the Speaker:

    Megan Halena is a Program Director at Generations Health Care Initiatives and the Coordinator of the Insure Duluth Coalition. Generations is the Lead Agency of the Coalition. Megan has been a MNsure-certified navigator for almost 7 years and is inspired by the positive impact that good health care coverage can have on a person's life.

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, Duluth, MN 5803
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    Over the course of this presentation we will discuss the idea of wellness, what it looks like in the workplace and the impact of bring wellness into the workplace. We will explore the value of employee wellness programs as well as look at real world examples of companies that have successfully invested in employee wellness, locally and around the United States.


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

    • Identify areas of wellness
    • Understand how investing in Employee Wellness can not only improve health outcomes but also improve employee satisfaction, morale, and retention rates
    • Understand the building blocks to a successful employee wellness program
    • Identify Community Resources to help create community partnerships to evoke wellness


    About the Speakers:

    Kaitlin Box is a Certified Health Coach as well as an Exercise Physiologist, M.S. She has been working in the wellness field for the past 5 years and working specifically in Employee Wellness for the past 3.

    Camille Erickson is a Certified Health Coach and Manager of Profile by Sanford Duluth. Her background is in community health education and she holds her Masters in Public Health. She has worked on multiple continents educating people about nutrition, activity and lifestyle. She has over a decade of experience in Employee wellness.


    • 21 May 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, Duluth, MN 55803
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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, Duluth, MN 55803
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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.


    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, Duluth, MN 5803
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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. 

To review your registration details, go to your registration details page.


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