MVHRA

The goal of the Miami Valley Human Resource Association (MVHRA) is to build and maintain at the highest level the best possible human relations in industry and commerce.

President LaTonia McCane, SHRM-CP, PHR, GBA

MVHRA will be recognized as the region's leading resource to advance the value of the HR profession as a strategic business partner.

Dayton, Ohio

The City of Dayton is investing in the future while providing high-quality services to residents, neighborhoods and businesses.

MVHRA Celebrates National Boss's Day!

National Boss's Day is a day dedicated to all employers. It is a time for employees to show appreciation to their bosses and thank them for being kind and fair throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the relationships between employers and employees. In recognition of National Boss's Day, I would like to personally thank your boss for being supportive of you and for allowing you to be a member of MVHRA.

During the first week of October, I will send a letter to your boss thanking them for allowing you to be a member of MVHRA. We'll need some information to draft the letter and we ask that you complete our online form by using the following LINK by Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Remember to Save the Date on your boss's calendar to attend the October luncheon (at member price) on Tuesday, October 11th.

Thank you, again, for your support on behalf of MVHRA!

If you have any questions, please contact Chad Dresnick at cdresnick@shiversecurityservices.com.

Thank you.

LaTonia McCane

MVHRA President

MVHRA MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Membership Type

Membership Dues

Reduced Rates

Professional

$75.00

$37.50

Professional In-Transition

$37.50

$18.75

HR Business Partner

$100.00

$50.00

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of all the MVHRA membership benefits for the remainder of 2016. MVHRA offers monthly programming, with upcoming topics such as:

  • August 9 Professional Development = Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Diversity for Organization Success
  • August 9 Luncheon = Successful HR Strategies for Building an Ethical Workplace Culture

MVHRA members are able to attend these sessions at a reduced cost! Our programs are typically approved for recertification credits by the HRCI and SHRM PDC.

We hope you consider joining MVHRA!

Please see our website www.MVHRA.org for additional information about benefits of being a member.

August 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Diversity for Organizational Success
Speaker: Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D., President, KTownsend Consulting

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).

  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D., President, KTownsend Consulting

Topic: Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Diversity for Organizational Success

Session Description:

The highly-interactive seminar is designed for professionals who possess an awareness of, and an understanding of diversity in the workplace and are ready to “up-level” their knowledge and expertise. Emphasis will be on moving from theory to application of practical diversity strategies. The focus of this session—which has been designed specifically for organizational leaders and administrators—is on skill-building and increasing cultural competency.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will complete a self-assessment tool to determine personal strengths as it relates to workplace diversity.
2. Participants will gain knowledge relative to the diverse “people groups” that make up their organizations.
3. Participants will learn strategies to harmoniously work with and effectively lead diverse colleagues, and meet the needs of diverse clients.
4. Participants will learn and apply strategies for effective cross-cultural, cross-gender, and cross-generational communication.
5. Participants will identify personal and organizational “Next Steps” to insure on-going and continuous organizational improvement in the area of diversity.

Speaker Bio:

Whether delivering keynote presentations to corporate executives who lead Fortune 500 companies, conducting seminars for educators who are impacting the lives of today’s diverse students, or encouraging busy working professionals to make themselves a priority, Dr. Karen Townsend is an inspiring speaker whose messages are timely and relevant. As a person who believes in a holistic approach to professional development, her programs highlight the importance of both technical expertise and interpersonal relationships. As an educator, organizational development consultant and author, Dr. Townsend brings three decades of experience in the areas of leadership development, 21st Century diversity and personal excellence. Dr. Townsend has written a number of articles on these topics which have been featured in local, regional and national publications and media outlets. Dr. Townsend educates, motivates and inspires professionals across the country to be their best—both personally and professionally. As an author and advocate for women, Dr. Townsend’s first book was inspired by her own quest to find life balance. It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion: One Woman’s Journey From Chaos to Calm is currently being used by organizations to support the professional development and career advancement of high potential women leaders.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center; Room 127
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Note:
All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Remember:
• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

August 2016 Luncheon

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM


Successful HR Strategies for Building an Ethical Workplace Culture
Speaker: Dan Griffiths, SHRM Northeast Regional Field Services Director

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker

This program has been submitted for recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Dan Griffiths, SHRM Northeast Regional Field Services Director

Topic: Successful HR Strategies for Building an Ethical Workplace Culture



Session Description:

This presentation will help you assess the degree to which your organization has an ethical culture and the steps needed to build a stronger one that will contribute to your business success. You will look at the current status of workplace ethics, the reasons good ethics equal good business, the elements of an ethical workplace culture, HR strategies to build a stronger culture, and the importance of ethical practice as an HR competency.

Speaker Bio:
Dan Griffiths is the Regional Field Services Director of the Northeast Resource Management (SHRM). He represents seven states and interacts with HR professionals to support them.   

Dan served as Founder and President for the Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association (GMVHRA) from 2003-2006. The chapter created an award named after him, the Daniel W. Griffiths Leadership Award. Dan was the SHRM State Council Director for New Hampshire from 2007-2009 and also served on the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) in 2010-2011 for SHRM, representing 11 States and 100 chapters in the Northeast Region.

Dan’s educational background includes a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Human Resource Management from Franklin Peirce University. He is also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition, Dan is an Adjunct Professor at Franklin Pierce University and has been teaching HR Courses for several years.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Note:
All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Remember:
• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $ 5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.
• Note: After careful consideration and review of costs associated with our MVHRA luncheons, we will be increasing the costs in 2016 by $1.00. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

September 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Improving the Customer Experience through Empathy and Creativity
Speaker: David A Galloway, Continuous MILE Consulting

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC). .

  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: David A Galloway, Continuous MILE Consulting

Topic: Improving the Customer Experience through Empathy and Creativity

Session Description:

Almost all companies believe that they understand their (external and internal)customers. Unfortunately, the customer is rarely enthusiastic when many product or service improvements are introduced. One primary reason: We do not know the customer’s true unmet needs.

To develop an empathic solution, we first need to identify the job our customer is trying to get done. Then we should list all of the customer’s expectations. Improvements are targeted on those expectations that are very important, but not well satisfied. After we have clearly named the opportunity, we can use our creativity to discover and develop solutions that have a high likelihood of improving the customer experience.

The author will show how a diligent, structured approach on the front end of any customer-focused improvement effort enables a stronger solution set. Participants will also learn some powerful creativity tools to generate a greater number of diverse ideas.

Learning Objectives:

1. Leadership needs to provide the right environment for engagement and creativity
2. Focus on your customer’s Job To Be Done, rather than simply improving existing solutions
3. There is no ‘best’ problem-solving style. Effective teams have a mix of adaptors and innovators
4. True unmet customer needs are those that are considered very important, but are not well satisfied
5. Augment traditional brainstorming with methods that generate ideas outside of existing paradigms
Speaker Bio:

- 35+ years of experience in heavy manufacturing, with leadership roles in: Operations, Research, Product Development, Quality, Engineering, Strategy, Lean Six Sigma, Safety
- Provided leadership and mentoring for 40 full-time Black Belts, achieving over $400M in savings
- Developed and currently facilitates a comprehensive safety leadership workshop series that empowers leaders to move their organization from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment
- A passionate safety advocate who has led company-wide safety culture change efforts that have achieved up to a 70% reduction in injuries
- Pioneered the use of innovation and creativity tools in Lean Six Sigma problem-solving methods
- Penn State graduate with a degree in Forest Products – Paper Science
- Founder & Principal of Continuous MILE Consulting, LLC
- Blogger at ContinuousMILE.com (MILE is an acronym for Minor Improvements, Large Effect)
- Certified Master Black Belt and Certified Master Facilitator
- Married to Leesa for 37 years. Two daughters. One grandson.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center; Room 127
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Note:
All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Remember:
• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

September 2016 Luncheon

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Are your Compensation Structures Supporting Your Culture?
Speaker: Mary Sacksteder, PHR; Kettering Health Network

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker

This program has been submitted for recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio


Speakers:

Topic: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Are your Compensation Structures Supporting Your Culture?


Learning Objectives:

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Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Note:
All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Remember:
• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $ 5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.
• Note: After careful consideration and review of costs associated with our MVHRA luncheons, we will be increasing the costs in 2016 by $1.00. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

October 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Health & Welfare Benefits Update: The ACA, Wellness Programs, and Recent Litigation
Speaker: Edward C Redder. Thompson Hine LLP
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC). .

  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Edward C Redder. Thompson Hine LLP

Topic: Health & Welfare Benefits Update: The ACA, Wellness Programs, and Recent Litigation

Session Description:

The presentation will provide an update to the group on the wide variety of compliance obligations and developments in this area, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act, developments related to wellness program compliance, and recent legal challenges.

Learning Objectives:

1. New and revised Affordable Care Act compliance obligations.
2. An update on the regulatory landscape for wellness programs.
3. Trends in litigation applicable to welfare benefit plans.

Speaker Bios:

Edward C Redder. Thompson Hine LLP
Ed is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel of Nationwide Insurance Company where he advised the company on various employee benefit matters including ERISA fiduciary and qualified retirement plan issues
Ed counsels clients on all aspects of employee benefits, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and other legal requirements applicable to retirement plans and health and welfare benefits plans.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center; Room 127
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Note:
All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Remember:
• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.