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 Kelly O'Connor, PHR

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 NEW MEMBER SPECIAL!

If you join MVHRA anytime now through December 31, 2014, your membership is good until 12/31/2015, a potential benefit of up to two months of free membership. Please note this special pricing is good for new members only!

Currently a member? Look for our announcement regarding MVHRA’s 2015 membership renewals in the coming weeks.

November 2014 Professional Development Workshop

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM


Hiring Discipline and Discharge: New Developments and Best Practices
Speaker: Karl R. Ulrich, JD, Shareholder Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, a Legal Professional Association

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

Credits:This program will provide 3.0 General credit hours for PHR/SPHR Recertification.



  
 
 


Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Karl R. Ulrich, JD, Shareholder Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, a Legal Professional Association

Topic: Hiring Discipline and Discharge: New Developments and Best Practices

Learning Objectives:

1. Guidelines, review legal risks and compliance strategies for hiring, disciplining, and discharging employees.

2. Review the developing law governing electronic and social media in the workplace.

3. Review evolving best practices in light of new developments in labor and employment law.

Speaker Bio:

As founder and head of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Karl focuses primarily on counseling management clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters and immigration compliance. Karl is a shareholder and is a member of the firm's Management Team. Karl received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame, and is Board Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Labor & Employment Law.


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


All workshop meetings will be held in Room 127.

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 Stan Adams profofficeservices@gmail.com regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

2014 Chapter Luncheon - Nov 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM


Six factors to consider before selecting an assessment. Presented by: Carla R Messer, BestWork

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker
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Credits:This program will provide 1.0 General credit hours for PHR/SPHR Recertification.



  
 
 


Six factors to consider before selecting an assessment. Presented by: Carla R Messer, BestWork

Summary of Program Description:

The direct and indirect costs of a bad hire or promotion are well known. Multiple studies have shown the cost of a bad hire to be as much as three to four times the individual's annual salary. Additionally, as Gallup® and others have documented, too many employees just don't perform at expected levels, are not fully engaged, or unnecessarily choose to move to other companies.

In light of this business challenge, it is no wonder there has been a strong trend in the increased use of assessments to acquired, develop, and promote the best talent. However, with this trend has come significant confusion on how to choose assessments and how to best use them to obtain a competitive advantage.

When evaluating assessments, there are six key questions that must be answered:

1. Is the assessment work focused and presented in a manner that builds the confidence of applicants and employees?
2. Does the assessment produce results that relate to job performance for the specific jobs?
3. Does the assessment produce an overall score enabling recruiters and line managers to make consistent and accurate employment decisions?
4. Does this assessment process measure all the important factors related to success for the job?
5. Is the assessment legal and ethical?
6. Is the assessment valid and predictive?

Presentation Learning Objectives:

• Understanding the assessment of evaluation criteria;
• Sightline to bias in assessment and hiring processes;
• Understanding of how to align hiring criteria to both eligibility and suitability needs; and,
• Explore the costs of poor hiring decisions.

Speaker bio:

Carla R. Messer holds dual master's degrees in communication and business and is completing her PhD in Ethical and Creative Leadership. She has held executive positions in Sales and Operations and currently has her own consulting firm, BestWork.

Whether coaching executives in large Fortune 50 companies or small non-profits, Messer brings a combination of theory, practice and energy to the table to help organizations succeed.

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

All luncheon meetings will be held in Room 131

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 Stan Adams profofficeservices@gmail.com regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

MVHRA MIXER! - Nov 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY MVHRA WINE & SOCIAL EVENT

Who: Human Resource practitioners, those simply interested in the HR function, MVHRA or other area SHRM chapter members, and non-members—all are welcome!

Where: The Dayton Beer Company
912 East Dorothy Lane
Kettering, Ohio 45419

  
 
 
Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month throughout 2014
December 18

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come and spend some quality and fun downtime with individuals who have a passion for HR in a casual and enjoyable setting with no pressure to join anything. Just come, socialize, make new friends, and learn more about HR.

Cost: Only $5.00 admission– all of which will be given to the SHRM Foundation*.
Wine and light food items are available at your own cost.

***Pay by Credit online or Cash/Check accepted at the door***

Note: Although online payment is encouraged for chapter events, members and guests can still register online and pay at-the-door. ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout.

2014 Chapter Luncheon - December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM

Take Your T.H.A.N.K.S. to the Bank
Lisa Ryan, MBA, Chief Appreciation Strategists, Grategy, LLC

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker
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Credits:This program will provide 1.0 General credit hours for PHR/SPHR Recertification.



  
 
 


Take Your T.H.A.N.K.S. to the Bank
Lisa Ryan, MBA, Chief Appreciation Strategists, Grategy, LLC

Summary of Program Description:

The importance of creating a climate of support and encouragement in the workplace cannot be over-stated. If they feel unappreciated or ignored, your employees and customers may choose to go elsewhere. Creating an attitude of gratitude in the workplace builds stronger relationships and keeps your employees happier and more satisfied.

When employees are engaged, they speak positively about their employer and have a greater commitment to their career. They put forth more effort, are easier to work with, and get along better with colleagues. Expressing appreciation to staff for a job well done is an important way to increase professional satisfaction and employee retention.

In this program, Lisa Ryan shares powerful strategies that incorporate gratitude into the organization to positively impact employee loyalty. You will learn about Grategy®, Lisa’s proven Gratitude Technology which improves on the organization’s sense of engagement through the use of gratitude strategies. By implementing her “Grategies” today, you will keep your best employees and clients from becoming someone else’s top talent and most profitable customers tomorrow.


Presentation Learning Objectives:

1. Discover low cost/no cost ways to creatively engage your employees.

2. Learn the differences between how engaged and disengaged team members affect the bottom-line.

3. Explore simple strategies that can be immediately implemented for maximum impact.

Speaker Bio:

Today’s workplace benefits from the insight that Lisa Ryan, Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy brings to her presentations. Her audiences gain practical, implementable strategies to create a culture of appreciation, leading to higher retention, stronger performance, and an overall happier work environment. Utilizing more than 20 years in sales, marketing and training, Lisa brings passion, humor and real-world insight to her interactive and engaging presentations. She is the author of six books including: The Upside of Down Times, which was featured in New York Times Best-Selling Author Harvey Mackay’s syndicated news column. She also co-stars in two films, the award-winning, “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul and “The Gratitude Experiment.” Lisa received her MBA from Cleveland State University.

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

All luncheon meetings will be held in Room 131

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 Stan Adams profofficeservices@gmail.com regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

MVHRA MIXER!- Dec 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY MVHRA WINE & SOCIAL EVENT

Who: Human Resource practitioners, those simply interested in the HR function, MVHRA or other area SHRM chapter members, and non-members—all are welcome!

Where: The Dayton Beer Company
912 East Dorothy Lane
Kettering, Ohio 45419

  
 
 
Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month throughout 2014


Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come and spend some quality and fun downtime with individuals who have a passion for HR in a casual and enjoyable setting with no pressure to join anything. Just come, socialize, make new friends, and learn more about HR.

Cost: Only $5.00 admission– all of which will be given to the SHRM Foundation*.
Wine and light food items are available at your own cost.

***Pay by Credit online or Cash/Check accepted at the door***

Note: Although online payment is encouraged for chapter events, members and guests can still register online and pay at-the-door. ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout.