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    • 02/27/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
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    This Webinar will walk you through how to handle and addresses a variety of workplace relationships, from consensual flings to suspected or reported harassment. 

    Speakers: Kate Gallen and Emily Tichenor

    This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests.

    These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


    • 03/12/2024
    • 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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    The world at large is ever changing, and our organizations and employees are doing all we can to keep up.  The days of going off to a strategic planning retreat, planning a 5-year vision and executing it are gone. We now operate in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA).  What do you as the leader have to do to adapt to this new and ever changing world and competing business priorities?

    We will identify what causes a VUCA environment and how you can identify where your organization is on the continuum.  Then we'll give tips to address your situation - whether Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous or all four.  Looking through the lens of HR, we review the common needs of your workplace today and give tips and suggestions to align HR with the changes in the organization, ensure that you gain the resources you need, and establish yourself as the visionary team member that is helping to drive your organization forward.

    During this session presented by Lori Kleiman and Deb Calvert, you’ll learn:

    • What is the VUCA world—and why it’s important for you as an HR leader to understand how it operates
    • How to evaluate the areas of HR to be impacted by changes
    • Establishing and advocating for needs of HR and your employees
    • Aligning processes with the new initiatives in your organization

    About Lori Kleiman...been there – done that!  With 30 years of HR and business experience – Lori has walked in your shoes.  A recovered HR Generalist, she built a consulting company that she sold to Arthur J Gallagher after 7 years and then reinvented her current business – HR Topics -  training, speaking and developing content for HR professionals.  Lori delivers facts, tips, tricks and best practices in a way that appeals to human resource and business leaders: with a sense of humor, a bias toward actions that improve their operations right away, and practical resources and tools to support their progress.  As an annual speaker at the National SHRM conference, she has leveraged her masters in HR, SPHR and SHRM-SCP background to elevate the position of all HR professionals!

    About Deb Calvert...Deb is the president of People First Productivity Solutions, author of the new release DISCOVER Questions® for Connections, Clarity & Controland 2 previous bestsellers. As the founder of People First Leadership Academy and president of People First Productivity Solutions, Deb’s work focuses on leadership development and team effectiveness. She’s also a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and a certified executive coach. Deb was named one of the "65 Most Influential Women in Business" and was formerly an HR Director with a Fortune 500 company.      

    Special Agenda:

    • 10:45 - 11:00 am - Registration & Pick Up Boxed Lunch
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Workshop

    This session has been pre-approved for 2.0 hours of SHRM recertification credit and 2.00 hours of HRCI BUSINESS recertification credit.


    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

    • 03/21/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • To be determined

    Connect and Celebrate: Join us for an exclusive Membership Social hosted by SHRM-KC! This vibrant event brings together HR professionals, industry experts, and enthusiasts for an evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration. Dive into engaging conversations, share experiences, and build valuable connections within the dynamic HR community. With a backdrop of camaraderie, enjoy a lively atmosphere and discover the benefits of being a part of SHRM-KC—a platform that fosters professional growth, knowledge exchange, and lasting friendships in the world of Human Resources.

    • 03/27/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Zoom - login provided in email confirmation
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    Join us for a coffee chat focused on communication, and what we as HR professionals can do to address miscommunication in our workplaces.  Our interactive dialogue will kick off with a brief presentation by local communications coach, Laura Janusik.  Laura is a dynamic trainer and consultant, and a leading expert in listening and effective communication.  Following her overview of the topic, we will break out into discussion groups to talk about strategies we can implement in our workplaces to address communication challenges. 

    This event is FREE and open to SHRM-KC members only. 

    • 03/29/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtually via Teams

    Join the Membership Committee as they walk through the benefits of being a SHRM-KC member, and help you get connected! Whether you are new to SHRM-KC, or a long-term member who is looking to volunteer or be more engaged, this session is for you. Grab your lunch and join us!

    To register, contact Ricky Walker, SHRM-KC Membership Co Director, rdwalker@burnsmcd.com 

    • 04/09/2024
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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    If trust is so important for personal and professional relationships, why is it in such short supply? If trust is an inarguable universal truth, why does it seem so difficult to define and even more difficult to measure? If trust is vital for employee retention, team productivity, and a healthy workplace culture, why is there a growing epidemic of distrust in all industries? In this presentation, Cory Scheer (Ed.D., EMBA), will share the consequential truth about employee trust and how to take action on it. Drawing from his doctoral research, national research, 25+ years in professional leadership experiences, and various national and international client engagements, Cory will share how trust is definable, measurable, vital, and actionable. Cory will share how the pervasive decline of organizational trust and the ever-widening leader to employee trust gap can be assessed, addressed and improved with research-based and strategic solutions. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of why trust is so vitally important, a practical and memorable trust framework, and proven methods to take action on strengthening trust in your organization.

    Agenda:

    • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
    • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
    • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

    This session has been pre-approved for 1.0 SHRM recertification credit and 1.0 hour of HRCI BUSINESS recertification credit.


    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

    • 04/17/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
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    This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

    These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


    • 05/14/2024
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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    In today’s rapidly evolving corporate landscape, it is evident that employee mental health demands attention, yet conventional solutions fall short. Rising rates of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and burnout have reached an all-time high, with no indication of slowing down. Poor mental health exacts a toll on employee performance and imposes costs through absenteeism, disengagement, lost productivity, and soaring healthcare expenses. While EAPs and mindfulness apps offer potential, they remain woefully underutilized, underscoring the need for a more comprehensive approach to employee mental health and wellbeing.

    This enlightening session will reshape your understanding of mental health and guide the development of strategies that effectively address your organization’s needs. We will delve into the prevailing mental healthcare model, challenging stigma and outdated perceptions while emphasizing the universal relevance of mental health to every individual within your organization. We will explore the dynamic interplay between mental health and the workplace, shedding light on how optimizing wellbeing impacts both. Finally, we will discuss multi-level solutions to boost utilization of available resources and move beyond mere “checkbox” solutions to forge cultures and initiatives that genuinely nurture wellbeing, fostering sustained success for both individuals and your organization.

      About Dr. Ashley Smith...Dr. Ashley is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength, author, and speaker. Since earning her PhD in 2007, she has become a sought-after anxiety expert. She is also an outspoken advocate dedicated to changing the way we approach mental health.

       

      Dr. Ashley is also open about learning to thrive with a rare visual impairment. The combination of her professional and personal experiences put her in a unique position to educate and inspire. She is passionate about helping others live bold, happy lives while performing at their peak.

      Agenda:

      • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
      • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
      • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

      This session will be submitted for 1.0 hour of SHRM recertification credit and 1.00 hour of HRCI recertification credit.


      Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

      • 06/11/2024
      • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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      In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing HR landscape as we know it.  If you can Google, you can use any Generative AI tool to help your company save time and increase your productivity.   As clients' and employees’ expectations and needs change, businesses will need to adapt and harness AI. The advent of AI presents a transformative opportunity to revolutionize HR processes and drive organizational success and efficiency, especially in areas of HR that have been historically administratively burdensome.  The impact of technology isn’t disappearing, and HR and business professionals should embrace the changes coming their way. We will also discuss best practices in providing guidance on security, IP protection, and internal policies that HR Pros can take back to their organizations.  

      Program Objectives:

      • Understand the fundamentals of AI and it’s applications in HR
      • Explore the benefits and challenges of integrating AI into HR practices
      • Learn how AI can streamline HR processes and optimize workforce management
      • Gain insights into ethical and policy considerations and best practices for responsible AI implementation in HR and within our businesses

        Burton Kelso is the Chief Tech Expert at Integral, an IT Support and computer services company, TEDx, and national speaker, as well as a Media Tech Expert who regularly appears on national and international  TV and radio. He’s here to help you get the most out of your devices. his vision is to remove the frustrations and complexity of computers and technology and open people up to a world of new ideas, experiences, and opportunities. He loves technology, he’s read all of the manuals, and he’s serious about making technology fun. safe, and easy to use for everyone!

        Agenda:

        • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
        • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
        • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

        This session will be submitted for 1.0 hour of SHRM recertification credit and 1.00 hour of HRCI recertification credit.


        Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

        • 06/20/2024
        • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • To be determined

        Connect and Celebrate: Join us for an exclusive Membership Social hosted by SHRM-KC! This vibrant event brings together HR professionals, industry experts, and enthusiasts for an evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration. Dive into engaging conversations, share experiences, and build valuable connections within the dynamic HR community. With a backdrop of camaraderie, enjoy a lively atmosphere and discover the benefits of being a part of SHRM-KC—a platform that fosters professional growth, knowledge exchange, and lasting friendships in the world of Human Resources.

        • 06/23/2024
        • (CST)
        • 06/26/2024
        • (CST)
        • Chicago, Illinois


        TAKING THE WINDY CITY BY STORM

        The journey to creating a better world of work is an ever-evolving path. Propel towards a future of limitless opportunities when you experience SHRM24, your compass guiding you towards success. This curated event, taking place in the vibrant city of Chicago, will empower you to embrace change, drive innovation within your organization, and equip you with the tools to advance your career’s success. Join forward-thinking HR professionals who are committed to creating a better HR landscape. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking sessions, collaborate with industry trailblazers, and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate the journey ahead. JOIN US AT SHRM24

        For more information and to register, visit https://store.shrm.org/annual


        • 06/26/2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
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        This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

        These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


        • 06/28/2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Virtually via Teams

        Join the Membership Committee as they walk through the benefits of being a SHRM-KC member, and help you get connected! Whether you are new to SHRM-KC, or a long-term member who is looking to volunteer or be more engaged, this session is for you. Grab your lunch and join us!

        To register, contact Ricky Walker, SHRM-KC Membership Co Director, rdwalker@burnsmcd.com 

        • 07/09/2024
        • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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        This session is designed to equip HR professionals with the essential skills for conducting effective workplace investigations. This dynamic session delves into the intricacies of investigative techniques, emphasizing a thorough understanding of legal and ethical considerations. Participants will learn how to navigate sensitive issues, interview key stakeholders, and gather pertinent evidence while maintaining a fair and impartial process. The program also explores case studies and real-world scenarios to provide practical insights into handling diverse workplace challenges. With a focus on fostering a culture of trust and accountability, this program empowers HR professionals to proactively address workplace issues, ensuring a healthy and productive organizational environment.

        Melody Rayl is a Partner in the Kansas City office of national Labor & Employment litigation firm Fisher Phillips.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling.  She has successfully defended and tried cases in both state and federal courts.  She also frequently advises on mitigation of risk in employment matters, provides training to her business clients on a variety of employment related topics and regularly counsels businesses through difficult situations with an eye to preventing lawsuits before they occur. 

        Agenda:

        • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
        • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
        • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

        This session has been submitted for 1.0 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


        Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.



        • 08/21/2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
        Register

        This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

        These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


        • 09/10/2024
        • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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        The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Best Practices & Implications for HR Professionals panel discussion is designed to equip HR professionals with essential knowledge and skills regarding ADA compliance. Participants will gain a deep understanding of ADA regulations, including reasonable accommodations, discrimination prevention, and accessibility standards. The program will highlight best practices for fostering inclusive workplaces, ensuring equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and mitigating legal risks associated with ADA non-compliance. By attending this program, HR professionals will emerge better equipped to navigate ADA requirements, implement effective policies, and champion diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations.

        PANELISTS

        Shae White has been involved in the neurodiverse field for about 5 years, assisting individuals to lead full and productive lives in the workplace and at home. She has brainstormed and collaborated with many other professionals regarding innovative and creative solutions to help an individual complete a job or task effectively and efficiently. She is currently the Director of Training and Employee Development at CDD (Center for Developmentally Disabled).

        Monique Todd, SHRM-SCP was the HR Director for The Whole Person for over ten years, where 67% of the workforce were persons with disabilities.  She has first-hand experience with accommodations and ADA compliance and knows the value of being proactive in working with employees to maximize their abilities in the workplace.  Monique is currently the Head of People Operations at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and serves on the Board of Directors for SHRM-KC.

        Joe Leiter has worked in Vocational Rehabilitation both as an Employment Specialist and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor which has allowed him to gain a better understanding of workplace accommodations and ADA regulations for clients/employees he has supported. Additionally, Joe has several years of Human Resources experience hiring adults with disabilities and supporting small businesses with state and federal regulations such as ADA compliance, and workplace accommodations. Currently, Joe works as an Employment Specialist for Community Services League. 

        Agenda:

        • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
        • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
        • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

        This session has been submitted for 1.0 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


        Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.



        • 09/19/2024
        • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • To be determined

        Connect and Celebrate: Join us for an exclusive Membership Social hosted by SHRM-KC! This vibrant event brings together HR professionals, industry experts, and enthusiasts for an evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration. Dive into engaging conversations, share experiences, and build valuable connections within the dynamic HR community. With a backdrop of camaraderie, enjoy a lively atmosphere and discover the benefits of being a part of SHRM-KC—a platform that fosters professional growth, knowledge exchange, and lasting friendships in the world of Human Resources.

        • 09/27/2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Virtually via Teams

        Join the Membership Committee as they walk through the benefits of being a SHRM-KC member, and help you get connected! Whether you are new to SHRM-KC, or a long-term member who is looking to volunteer or be more engaged, this session is for you. Grab your lunch and join us!

        To register, contact Ricky Walker, SHRM-KC Membership Co Director, rdwalker@burnsmcd.com 

        • 10/08/2024
        • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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        “How do teams become high-performing and maintain an elevated standard that promotes sustained business growth?” The answer to this question is one that every leader is faced with at one point or another. As leaders continue to play an indispensable role in their respective teams, ongoing efforts must consider the evolving needs of their employees. This effort includes understanding influences and perceptions of satisfaction with fellow team members and overall culture; areas which can drive productivity, growth, and innovation among others. With input from 2,650 global respondents as well as related insights from experts in the field, Dale Carnegie sought to better understand some of the drivers behind high-performing teams and what sets them apart in the workplace. In addition, we reflect on how considerations surrounding this strategic approach and cultural shift to the workplace impacts the quality of teamwork, satisfaction, and productivity.

        This session will be presented by Liz Haberberger,  President, Dale Carnegie Missouri. Liz's enthusiam and passion aren't easily matched. Her number one rule in life is to have fun and help others. If it's not fun, she's not doing it. She is at her best in front of a group or working to solve a complex business challenge. Liz joined Dale Carnegie St. Louis in 2015 and purchased the St. Louis territory four years later. In 2021, she expanded the territory to Kansas City.  Seeing the impact of her work and finding opportunities to be creative are what motivate Liz in her career. In no particular order, Liz loves her husband and kids, doing ninja warrior, and banana pudding ice cream. Liz has worked with clients like T-Mobile, Nestle Purina, Bunge, Keeley Companies, McCown Gordon, Boeing, Hunter Engineering, Alberici Constructors, UniGroup, Express Scrips, and many more. 

        Agenda:

        • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
        • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
        • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

        This session has been submitted for 1.0 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


        Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.



        • 10/16/2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
        Register

        This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

        These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


        • 12/12/2024
        • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • To be determined


        • 12/18/2024
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
        Register

        This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

        These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


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