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Past Chapter meetings

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January: The WIN Method: Your Guide for Optimal Performance;Speaker: Sharon Petro, Ph.D, Director, Head Coaching Enterprises
February: HR METRICS; Speaker: John S. Dooney, Manager, Strategic Research, SHRM
March: Health Care Reform & the Impact for Employers; Presenter: Thomas Mackay
April: Annual Legislative Update; Presenter: Cathy Welsh, Lenhart Obenschain
May: Holding High-Stakes Conversations; Presenter: Maia Browning
June: The Use of Social Media in the Workplace; Presenters: Tevis Marshall, Attorney w/ Troutman Sanders LLP; Deb Vanhorn, SPHR – VP, Support Services w/The Rockingham Group
July: Developing Your HR Strategy from Business Strategy: Presenter: Lynn Lorenz, MBA, SPHR
August: Labor Pains: Union Avoidance; Presenter: Dr. Lou Pugliese - Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Bridgewater College
September: An Introduction to the SHRM Foundation and SHRM Member Resources and Benefits; Presenter: SVSHRM Board of Directors
October: Monsters in the Big Office: What bosses Need to STOP Doing!; Presenter: Andrew Ansoorian, SVSHRM Board Member
November: Leadership Breakfast: An Just Line Fine Wine: Cultural Emotional Intelligence (CEI); Presenter: Dr. Jarik Conrad, SPHR, MBA, MILR
December: Q&A from members



January: Building Wellness Leaders: Positivity, Role-modeling, Storytelling for Wellness in the Workplace; Presenter: Denise Stewart, wellness coach and owner of The DeeDee Stewart Project (


February:  Heart to Heart Talks That Happen in the Workplace; Presenter: Dillina Stickley, Attorney & Adjunct Professor, Bridgewater College


March:  Ethical Leadership: Keys to Developing High Performing Organizations; Presenter: Anthony Smith, PhD, Co-director – EMU MBA Program


April:  And Now for the Good News: Appreciative Inquiry; Presenter: Terry Whitmore - Business Owner, Manager, and College Professor


May:  Avoiding Snake Bites and Food Poisoning: Top Compliance Tips for COBRA and Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Election Changes; Presenter: Jennifer Shirkey, Attorney, Lenhart Obenshain


June:  Comparing and Understanding the Differences in FSAs, HSAs, and HRAs; Presenter: Fran Justice, Director of Marketing and Plan Implementation, LDB Insurance and Financial Services


July: “Records Retention – Best Policies and Practices”; Presenter: Dillina Stickley, Attorney & Adjunct Professor, Bridgewater College


August: Neutral Employment Policies and Practices: Employment Background Checks; Presenter: Marilyn Booker, Program Analyst – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


September: ESGR, USERRA, and EIP”; Presenters: Kimberly Lindsay, SPHR & Cynthia Norwood


October: Oh what a tangled web we weave... the interactions between ADA/FMLA/WC/GINA"; Presenter: Cathy Welsh, Attorney with Lenhart Obenshain PC


November: Leadership Breakfast: The Psychology of the Recession Era Employee; Presenters: Jennifer Testa, PHR; Diane Yearian, SPHR; and Dr. Brian Charette, SPHR with Learnership Solutions.


December: Q&A from members



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SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam preparation

SVSHRM Board Meeting

2018 Chapter Meeting: June: Leadership Development

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