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.

You Are Invited! MVHRA / Dragons Baseball Game
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MVHRA - Dayton Dragons Event - Limited Tickets/First Come-First Serve

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

JOIN MVHRA FOR AN EVENING OF FUN ON THE LUXURY SUITE AT THE DRAGONS STADIUM

MVHRA Membership price: $20

Due to the popularity of this event - tickets purchases are limited to a MVHRA Member plus guest! Note: your guest may be a minor. Online ticket purchases only!

Cost includes Game Ticket PLUS:

  • Entry into the luxury suite
  • Dayton Dragons Hat
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chicken Sandwiches
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Cookies
  • Soft Drinks, Water (Adults will receive 2 free adult beverage drink tickets)

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When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Where: Dayton Dragons Stadium, Luxury Suite
Who’s Invited: MVHRA Members and one additional Guest per Member
Game Time: 7:00pm
Note: The Dragons will be mailing the tickets directly to the purchaser. Please ensure that the shipping address on your purchase is correct.

May 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Coaching Leaders - Those Sometimes "Difficult" Conversations
Speaker: Rhonda E. Reagh, Ph.D., Principal Owner; Reagh and Associates

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: Rhonda E. Reagh, Ph.D., Principal Owner; Reagh and Associates

Topic: Coaching Leaders - Those Sometimes "Difficult" Conversations

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn to identify conflict profiles
2. Participants will learn how to coach leaders with empathy and engaged listening
3. Participants will learn how to consistently use a model for thinking and talking that will produce clarity in difficult conversations

Session Description
No one likes to have the hard conversations that have to happen as a part of our daily work, particularly those that have to do with difficult behavior or poor performance. Without proper thought or planning, these conversations can seriously go awry leaving everyone with residual feeling or adverse effects. This workshop will deal with how to coach leaders through having these difficult conversations and will also help with the delicate issues involved in those coaching sessions.

Speaker Bio:

Rhonda is the principal owner of Reagh and Associates, a firm she launched in 2011 to provide personal and executive coaching, consulting, training and leadership development. She is a well-respected resource for organizations and small businesses seeking help with problem-solving, skill development, team work and performance improvement.

Rhonda’s resume includes a successful 32-year career as a child-welfare professional. During that time, she held management and executive positions with Franklin County Children Services, Montgomery County Children Services, Greene County Children Services, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. She has also held leadership positions with numerous state and national organizations.

Rhonda retired from public service in 2009 and then served as Assistant Director for Public Children Services Association of Ohio for a year before establishing Reagh and Associates. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from The Ohio State University, is a graduate of the Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach Program through the College of Executive Coaching and an alumnus of Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government State and Local Executives Program. Rhonda is a MBTI Master Practitioner, Certified in the EQi 2.0 and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator.


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 Cindy Fisher - cindy_s_fisher@keybank.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

May 2016 Luncheon

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM


Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success
Speaker: Rodney Vinegar, Founder and CEO, Veritas Performance Group

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: Rodney Vinegar, Founder and CEO, Veritas Performance Group

Topic: Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success

Learning Objectives:

1. Why onboarding is important?
2. What key learnings must happening for an onboarding process to be successful
3. How to create an effective onboarding program

Session Description:

I will provide the tools you need to create an effective onboarding process in your company. New employee onboarding is the process of getting new hires adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly. It is the process through which new hires learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization. The bottom line is that organizations can make new hires feel welcomed into the organization and prepared for their new jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the organization’s mission. While all employees experience some type of onboarding, the formality and comprehensiveness of onboarding programs vary widely across organizations. For example, benchmarking studies show that organizations considered “best in class” for onboarding have formal onboarding programs.

Speaker Bio:
Rodney vinegar brings an extensive breadth of human resource management experience to Veritas Performance Group. During his 18-year professional career, Rodney has been responsible for recruitment, training, professional development, diversity strategies, benefit changes, cost-to-culture strategy, mergers & acquisitions, compliance including HIPPA and ADA, change management, HR leadership, HR operational change and labor relations within global companies including UBS Investment Bank, Colgate-Palmolive, Sanofi-Aventis, Pepsico, Inc. and Scripps Network Interactive.

Most recently, Rodney was the Chief Human Resources officer for Recovercare, a $100 million health care services company. He was integral to the organizational outcome of a merger with another healthcare company. Rodney successfully led the integration of HR Benefits, Payroll, and Policies and saved approximately $250,000 through integration savings. He also led a restructure of the operations organization reducing payroll and overhead expenses by $1.4 million.

Prior to joining Recovercare in 2011, he served as senior vice president of human resources at the media company Scripps Networks Interactive, a leading developer of lifestyle content for television and the internet. Rodney’s responsibilities included Human Resources management for all revenue producing groups, Diversity and Inclusion programs and Talent Management. He led the development and training for an enterprise–wide performance management process.

Rodney is committed to volunteering as well and sits on the board of directors of the Workforce Professional Training Institute, the New York City based non-profit dedicated to strengthening the capability of managers for non-profits. He is also a board member of the Louisville, KY –based non-profit Supplies Over Seas that meets critical health care needs in medically impoverished communities around the world by collecting and distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment. Rodney is a development committee member of the Bluegrass Community Foundation; a Lexington, Kentucky based non-profit charitable trust Rodney is a native Kentuckian, and the proud father of three children: Thaddeus, Sophia, and Anneliese. He earned a law degree and a bachelor of business administration at the University of Kentucky.


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 Cindy Fisher - cindy_s_fisher@keybank.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.

June 2016 Luncheon

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM


“Some Meat Behind ‘Killing’ the Annual Performance Eval”
Speaker: Maggie Frye, Core Consulting

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: Maggie Frye, Core Consulting

Topic: “Some Meat Behind ‘Killing’ the Annual Performance Eval”

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the research behind what’s driving this mega trend to re-design performance management strategies and processes.
2. To learn what’s replacing the annual performance evaluation, including details from two local companies who are currently transforming their practices. This will also include insights into the link to compensation plan design.
3. To gain a “blueprint for action” for you to lead this transformation at your organization.

Session Description:

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about “killing” the traditional annual performance review, but let’s dive into the details of what that actually might look like in practice. We’ll talk through some of the biggest areas of concern with the evolving state of performance management, such as alternate options for numerical ratings, documentation requirements, alignment with compensation strategy, and manager training and support. In a show-and-tell type setting with real examples from local companies who have gone through the transformation, attendees at this session will walk away with applicable strategies to bring back into their workplace.

Speaker Bio:
Maggie Frye is the President and Founder of Core Consulting Group, an organizational development consulting firm, where she specializes in talent management; leadership development; team effectiveness; and employee engagement. Throughout her career, Ms. Frye has served in both local and global environments and in both the private and public sectors. Prior to founding Core, Ms. Frye served as the Global Communication & Talent Development Manager at Hobsons, a global education solutions provider. In this role, she supported a global workforce in the US, UK, and Asia Pacific markets.

In addition to her work in the private sector, she also spent seven years in the storm water/wastewater industry at a public utility in Northern Kentucky (SD1). Upon her departure, Ms. Frye had responsibility over the employee development, safety, and information technologies functions. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Frye also worked in regulatory compliance and led SD1’s strategic planning program through the development and measurement of goals, objectives and key performance indicators. Formally positioned in the Human Resources Department (HR) at SD1, Maggie gained exposure to and hands-on experience in all facets of HR’s strategic and tactical roles within an organization.

Ms. Frye is a graduate of United Way’s Board Orientation and Leadership Development Program and the SOAR Women’s Leadership Program. She serves on the Board of SHRM’s Cincinnati affiliate chapter (GCHRA).

Maggie’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s in Strategic Organizational and Corporate Communication from the University of Southern California. Over the past seven years, she has served intermittently as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College and Kaplan College. She is currently a Facilitator for Xavier Leadership Center.


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 Cindy Fisher - cindy_s_fisher@keybank.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.

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., 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., 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 Cindy Fisher - cindy_s_fisher@keybank.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.