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    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor
    Register

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018
    (please note date change from the 6th to the 13th)


          8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
                 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

                 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
                 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Sponsor
                 9:10 AM - 10:30 AM Program


    Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's & HRCI credits


    TOPIC: Effectively Navigating the Conflict Spectrum


     Description

    Conflict is a natural part of the workplace and, if managed well, it can be a productive part of the work environment and an opportunity for growth. Converting conflicts into value begins before the conflict escalates with the triaging or assessing of the conflict situation. Starting with some proactive steps and then continuing to manage the conflict through its lifecycle – engaging in a “conflict partnership” - can lead to some positive and transforming results. 

    In this presentation, Michael Zeytoonian, a former litigator and now mediator, ombudsman and settlement counselor, offers a pragmatic, rational approach to managing and resolving workplace conflicts. The program will discuss ways to avoid the collateral damage that comes from missing the opportunities to engage and embrace the conflict early and proactively. He will examine some of the tools, approaches and practices that are part of dispute resolution, including what they are, when and how to utilize them to meet both the emotional and the practical interests and needs of all of us in the workplace, and how they can help turn conflicts into opportunities to restore and improve the health of today’s workplace.       

    Participants will learn about different approaches, how they work and when to use them, including:

     

    •         Ombuds Services
    •         Collaborative Law
    •         Early Mediation
    •         Settlement Counsel

    Participants will gain some insights and hands-on experience in triaging a dispute, factors to consider in assessing the conflict, and some proactive measures to take using techniques including reframing, active listening, acknowledging and modeling empathy.


    Our Speaker: Michael Zeytoonian


    Michael A. Zeytoonian, founding member of Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC and is a lawyer, mediator and ombudsman.  His practice focuses on all aspects of employment law and small business, non-profit and partnership disputes. He represents both employers and employees, or serves as a neutral mediator, and works with people to restore the good to their situations.

     He is a past chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, a member of the MBA Dispute Resolution Section Council, past Board President and member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Global Collaborative Law Council. Michael writes and lectures frequently at law schools and law conferences on Collaborative Law, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and he has trained lawyers and presented on Collaborative Law and Mediation throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Holland.  He is co-author of Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures (MCLE, Boston 2014).  He has been recognized and listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the practice area of Civil Collaborative Law.    

    Michael previously worked served as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York and as an Assistant County Attorney in the Westchester County (NY) Law Department. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal district courts of Massachusetts and New York and the state of Connecticut. His undergraduate education was at Boston College and Iona College, and he earned his J. D. from Pace University School of Law with a Certificate in Environmental Law. 

     


    Our Sponsor:  Interested in sponsoring? Contact Julie Moore at jmoore@employmentpg.com


    LOCATION: Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor - IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please be sure to park in the side parking lot to the left of the building and not in the front spaces. - Thank you for your cooperation!

     

    More information and online registration:

    Effectively Navigating the Conflict Spectrum


    *Join GMVRA’s LinkedIn group to share knowledge with your HR colleagues*


    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

    • 03 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor
    Register

    Thursday, January 3, 2019


          8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
                 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

                 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
                 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Sponsor
                 9:10 AM - 10:30 AM Program


    Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's, HRCI credits pending


    TOPIC:  Leading Strategic Change Management Through Employee Engagement

     

     Description


    In the Digital Age, organizations that survive and thrive are those that embrace change that is led by employees.  By creating high performance teams that continuously increase emotional intelligence, these companies have the elasticity to morph and alter their shape to drive growth and profitability. This highly interactive program will share strategies that will provide HR professionals the tools and methodologies to increase their partnership with functional leaders to drive innovation and growth. 


    Facilitator: Nat Boughton is an award winning author, executive coach and CEO of StrategyMD a management analytics consulting firm.  His clients include: Morgan Stanley, Toyota, Progress Software, Drager, Cell Signal Technologies, Swiss Army and Turner Broadcasting.

     


    Our Sponsor:  Interested in sponsoring? Contact Julie Moore at jmoore@employmentpg.com


    LOCATION: Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor - IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please be sure to park in the side parking lot to the left of the building and not in the front spaces. - Thank you for your cooperation!

     

    More information and online registration:

    Leading Strategic Change Management Through Employee Engagement


    *Join GMVRA’s LinkedIn group to share knowledge with your HR colleagues*


    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 01 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, NH

    Save The Date! The 2019 Granite State Human Resources Conference will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 30-May 1, 2019 at the Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, NH.

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18 Jul 2018 TPSU Half-Day Fiduciary Training Program
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03 May 2018 Why We Argue and How We Reconcile
05 Apr 2018 Working to 65 and Beyond… Understanding Medicare, and its Impact on Group Health Coverage
26 Mar 2018 "2018 Granite State HR Conference"
01 Mar 2018 Annual Legal Update
01 Feb 2018 “Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints in the Post-Harvey Weinstein World”
11 Jan 2018 Energize Passion and Performance
07 Dec 2017 Subject - The Massachusetts Act to Establish Pay Equity: Six Months Out. Are you ready?
02 Nov 2017 Navigating Employee Leave: How to Comply with the Law and Keep Your Business Afloat
05 Oct 2017 “Leadership in Safety: The Alpha and Omega of a Successful Company”
04 Oct 2017 2017 “Women in Technology - Lift & Climb” Event
03 Oct 2017 GMVHRA Evening of Networking
28 Sep 2017 2017 NH Statewide Leadership Conference
07 Sep 2017 Leading with Emotional Agility for HR Leaders
01 Jun 2017 How to Handle Difficult Conversations
04 May 2017 Motivating & Engaging Employees with Non-Monetary Rewards
06 Apr 2017 Annual Legal Update
02 Mar 2017 Wellness Event
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01 Sep 2016 “The Fair Labor Standards Act: Preparing for Implementation of the New White Collar Overtime Exemption Rule”
08 Jun 2016 GMVHRA - 2016-06-08 - “Top Ten Issues When Drafting and Negotiating Separation and Severance Agreements”
11 May 2016 GMVHRA - 2016-05-11 - "The Secret Behind the Curtain of the Wizard of Oz: Building Your Skills to Be an Awesome Coach"
13 Apr 2016 GMVHRA - 2016-04-13 - "2016 Legal Update"
09 Mar 2016 GMVHRA - 2016-03-09 - "2016 Wellness Event- What’s your Wellness Strategy?"
10 Feb 2016 GMVHRA - 2016-02-10 - "Human Connection: A Lost Art in a Noisy World"
13 Jan 2016 GMVHRA - 2016-01-13 - "Employee Handbooks: Legal Compliance and Best Practices"
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04 Nov 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-11-04 - "HR And The Aging Workforce: Strategies and Best Practices"
14 Oct 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-10-14 - "Workplace Investigations: 10 Common Mistakes"
10 Sep 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-09-10 - "Developments in the Law of Noncompetes and Other Post-Employment Restrictions"
10 Jun 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-06-10 "Managing Employee Leaves of Absence: Navigating New Laws and Old Challenges"
13 May 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-05-13 "EEO And AAP - How Does It Impact Me And My Company?"
08 Apr 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-04-08 "Wellness Event- Real Ideas for your Organization"
11 Feb 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-02-11 "The New Ambush Election Rules by the NLRB: What Employers Need to Know about Union Organizing Drives"
14 Jan 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-01-14 "Workforce Analytics: Create a Game-Changing Performance Culture"
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