The Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association

An affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) serving and advancing the HR profession through educational programs, legislative updates, and networking.


 

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

    Thursday, December 12, 2019


          8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
                 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

                 8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
                 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Sponsor
                 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Program

    Approved for 1.50 SHRM & HRCI credits 


    Be sure to bring some $CASH$ for our raffle to benefit the SHRM Foundation!

    Raffle ticket prices

    3 for $5.00

    15 for $10.00

    Great Prizes to be posted soon!!


    Topic: Narcissism in the Workplace

    The workplace of today is full of interpersonal dynamics that can be highly rewarding and at times, very challenging or worse, damaging.

    One of the most difficult workplace behaviors to contend with is Narcissism.  At the very least it can be confusing.  At the very worse, it can feel threatening and can negatively impact your organization in obvious and less-than-obvious ways.  

    The term Narcissism is used very often however few people have been trained to fully understand what the behavior is, what the implications for it are and what are some techniques one can use in dealing with this challenging behavior.  

    This workshop will be co-taught by an author & clinical psychologist of two books on Narcissism and a Leadership expert. Together they will present a framework to help understanding and effectively react to this frequently occurring workplace behavior.

    Specific development goals will be encouraged for each attendee to include in his/her Individual Development Plan.

    Speakers: Stephen Gianotti & Patricia King

    Stephen Gianotti 

    Stephen Gianotti has been a practitioner of individual, group and organizational effectiveness for over 30 years with a specific focus on thinking and acting from a “whole-system” perspective.

    As the founder of The Woodland Group, Stephen brings a comprehensive understanding of systems thinking, organizational learning, diagnostics, learning/training needs analysis and assessment and an in-depth knowledge of the learning facilitation process.  For over two decades, Stephen has authored, managed, and delivered learning and development programs for over 250 companies in the US and abroad.  Currently Stephen Board Chair for the Global Society for Organizational Learning & Founding Member of Global Coaching Community

    Expertise Areas:

    •   Executive Coaching
    •   Strategic On-Boarding for new leaders joining established team,         department or organization
    •  Strategic board retreats using PRE, DURING & POST Methodology
    •   Facilitated Leadership Development Programs
    •   Diagnostics for Complex Organizational Challenges &Visions
    •   360 Design, Implementation & On-going Application
    •   Organizational Climate Studies & Employee Surveys
    •   Employee Realignment
    •   Psychometric Assessments

    Publications
    Manager’s Guide to Performance Evaluations, Cambridge Network, 2017

    Mentoring – 50-Minute Manager Series Logical Operations Publishing, 4th Edition; Stephen Gianotti & Gordon Shea – 2014

    Making the Most of Being Mentored: Mentors Help. Mentees Do; Axzo Press, 2nd edition, Gordon Shea & Stephen C. Gianotti – 2009

    Mentoring: Make It a Mutually Rewarding Experience Gordon Shea & Stephen C. Gianotti – Axzo Press, 4th Edition – 2009

    Degree & Training

    •  Masters in Business Education
    •  Dr. Daniel Kim – Apprenticeship 2009 to 2015 – Transformational Dialogue & Systems Thinking
    •  Trained by: Peter Senge, Edgar Schein, Robert Fritz, Donald Kirkpatrick,   Margaret Wheatley, Benjamin Zander and Robert Kegan

    Patricia Gianotti, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with practices in North Hampton, and Portsmouth NH.  She serves as the Vice President of The Woodland Group and is also the Academic Director of The Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University.  Dr. Gianotti also provides supervisory consultation to individuals and small private practice groups both locally and nationally.  A seasoned presenter and facilitator, Patricia conducts psycho-educational presentations on issues relating to: the spectrum of narcissistic injury, stages of growth-in-relationship, and exploring the integration of psychological and spiritual aspects of the self into daily living. 

    In addition Patricia is published in various professional journals and has co-authored two books, along with Jack Danielian, entitled Listening with Purpose:  Entry Points into Shame and Narcissistic Vulnerability, Jason Aronson, 2012, and Uncovering the Resilient Core:  A Workbook on the Treatment of Narcissistic Defenses, Shame, and Emerging Authenticity, Routledge, 2017.  She has presented at numerous professional conferences, was adjunct professor at Washington University and the University of New Hampshire, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges both nationally and internationally.

    Our Sponsor:

    The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. is a consumer controlled Independent Living Center providing advocacy and services to people with all disabilities who wish to live independently in the community.


    Location:

    Comfort Home Care

    147 Pelham Street, 2nd Fl

    Methuen, MA 01844

    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!

    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor
    Register

    Thursday, January 9, 2020


          8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
                 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

                 8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
                 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Sponsor
                 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Program

    Approved for 1.50 SHRM & HRCI credits

    Topic: Leadership sustainability – How to Build Resilience and Prevent Burnout in a 24/7 World

    The current state of the workplace for most organizations is a 24/7, technology-driven environment filled with increased complexity, ambiguity, and both internal and external performance pressures. The demands on HR professional and leaders is unprecedented. This environment as our new normal is taking a toll on the corporate and human psyche. Being a strong and emotionally intelligent leader is no longer enough. There is an emerging need for us to supercharge our leadership and build deeper resiliency. This interactive session will provide tools and techniques on how to leverage recent neuroscience data to create meaning and purpose, manage stress more effectively, and engage and motivate teams to deliver on the company’s mission.

    Facilitator: Robin Martin is a global executive coach, master facilitator, and organizational effectiveness specialist with over 25 years of experience helping companies drive results though increased leadership performance. Her work and company Thrive Coaching & Consulting Group focuses on organizational and individual growth to help maximize effectiveness. Thrive partners with start-ups in Silicon Valley to Investment Banking firms in NYC, to non-profits in Kenya. Clients include: Harvard Business School, Companies, Hill Holliday, FactSet, Fidelity Investments, Flying Kites, Goldman Sachs, Kronos, MIT Lincoln Labs, The TJX Companies, and ViacomCBS. Robin is co-founder of the Leadership Sustainability Project whose mission is to enhance resiliency of leaders across the globe.

    Our Sponsor:

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

    Location:

    Comfort Home Care

    147 Pelham Street, 2nd Fl

    Methuen, MA 01844

    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!

    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

       10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    Target Audience is Massachusetts Employers with 50 or less employees. 

    This program does not qualify for credits, it is informational only.

    TOPIC: Massachusetts Health for SMALL Business

    Your business has made attracting and retaining great employees a priority, and part of that effort includes offering high-quality health insurance to your team. Learn how to find comprehensive, affordable health insurance for your company during this presentation.  The session is hosted by the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association and delivered by Health Connector for Business, the state’s health insurance exchange for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. 

    By working with Health Connector for Business, you can empower your company to provide affordable, quality health insurance, while delivering the flexibility to employees to choose the plan that best meets their needs. Save money by shopping plans, on average employers are saving 20 percent on premiums when they shop and compare through Health Connector for Business, and the ConnectWell program provides an additional 15 percent rebate to employers. If you need help, a certified broker can help you select a plan and enroll.

    SPEAKER:  Chaitra Sanders
    Distribution Channel and Account Manager
    Massachusetts Health Connector

    Chaitra Sanders joined the Massachusetts Health Connector in 2018 soon after the launch of the new Health Connector for Business online shopping platform for small businesses.

    She serves as the primary service and sales liaison for direct small employer groups, brokers and other distribution channels.

    She continues with the Health Connector to implement outreach initiatives that engage and inform potential new small business members and their employees about the changes and opportunities for health insurance coverage available through MAhealthconnector.org/business.


    LOCATION:

    Comfort Home Care

    147 Pelham Street, 2nd Fl

    Methuen, MA 01844

    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!

    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

    • 06 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor
    Register

    Thursday, February 6, 2020


          8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
                 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

                 8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
                 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Sponsor
                 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Program

    Approved for 1.50 SHRM &  HRCI Business Credits

    Topic:  Building HR Analytical Capabilities

    Regardless of the size of your HR department and your company, organizations are calling on their HR practitioners to bring practical knowledge of metrics and to support a people strategy that supports business outcomes. Building an HR analytical capability may be overwhelming, but with the structured approach presented in this session, anyone can do it.  Learn methods for tracking and communicating HR-related business results, using Excel, that are specific, measurable, relevant and timely.

    Learning Objectives:

    • A step-by-step approach to starting your first HR analytics project using Excel.
    • Develop metrics that support business planning.
    • Develop, track and implement key business objectives for HR.
    • Create business metric-based scorecards

    Speaker: Gretchen Uhas, Uhas Computer Training

    Gretchen graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Because of budget constraints in the public schools, Music Education was reduced significantly and in some cases eliminated. As a military wife whose husband was frequently relocated, Gretchen stayed at home to raise her 2 children.

    When her husband left the military, they relocated to Massachusetts. She was employed by a publicly-held manufacturing firm where she supported both the CEO and VP of Finance. It was there that she began her training career. The company had only Wang Word Processing systems for the secretaries, and the Finance department shared one PC with Lotus 123. When the company changed from the Wang system to PCs, Gretchen discovered her passion – she learned as much as she could about this new software and then shared it with others at lunch … yes, at lunch, as the management did not support internal training during work hours! Upon hiring an IT manager, the company decided to toss out the Lotus products and bring in Microsoft Office. This became another opportunity for Gretchen to read, learn, and share… all during lunch.

    For over 15 years, Gretchen also was a volunteer with the Greater Lowell Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She started with a volunteer leader position that would require “only one hour a month” and eventually became the Training Chair for all of the Council’s training of youth and leaders.

    Twenty-three years ago, Gretchen and her husband decided that a move to NH would be best for them; they built their home in Lyndeborough where they continue to reside. This move then took Gretchen’s career to a new path – at her going away party the CEO of her Massachusetts employer said, “Gretchen is leaving a bunch of animals to work with animals!” She was the hospital manager at a veterinary practice near her home in NH for several years before the call to train was too loud for her to ignore. Uhas Computer Training was the result. Gretchen Uhas has been training since 2000 and has been the owner of Uhas Computer Training since 2003. Gretchen is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. Her expertise in Microsoft Office allows for customized training for her corporate clients, who have included: Arc of the South Shore, Axis Communications, BTU International, DGC CPA, Digital Prospectors, ECCO USA, Elbit Systems, GL&V, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Hypertherm, Methuen Construction, NH Public Radio, NorthEast Electrical Distributors, Panera Bread, Rugby Architectural Building Products, Southern NH University, The Moore Center, and XMA Corporation.

    Gretchen is passionate about Excel and the many features that it includes. Most people know just what they need to know to perform the duties of their job … doing things the way they have always been done. Once they have participated in a training session, they are often able to use Excel in an easier, more efficient, more effective way.

    Our Sponsor:

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

    Location:

    Comfort Home Care

    147 Pelham Street, 2nd Fl

    Methuen, MA 01844

    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!

    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

    • 07 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor
    Register

    Thursday, May 7, 2020


          8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
                 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

                 8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
                 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Sponsor
                 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Program

    Approved for 1.50 SHRM credits, HRCI credits pending

    Topic: Thriving in an HR Department of One.... or More

    In many small and midsize companies, the human resources department consists of one person, aka “The Department of One” (DOO).  As such, they handle every HR function for the entire organization including recruiting, onboarding, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations, compliance, technology, analytics and strategy—and are frequently responsible for other business processes at the same time.  

    Join us for an informative program about how to thrive in an HR Department of One where will discuss the following:

    • Changing how companies view HR
    • Understand what the “C” Suite/Management want
    • Building credibility
    • Solo HR challenges and suggestions
    • Taking HR to the next level
    • Action Plan for HR Department of One
    • Tools, Tips, Techniques & Resources

    Speaker:

    Catharine Mirabile, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    CHRO


    CGI Business Solutions

    171 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH, 03106
    (603) 232-9325,
    cmirabile@cgibusinesssolutions.com

    Catharine is the Chief Human Resources Officer at CGI Business Solutions and has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources field. She currently manages the HR Support and Benefits Administration Department of CGI, which includes compliance, benefits administration, COBRA and human resources solutions for CGI's clients. She has a diverse background in the area of human resources, including compliance, staffing, employee relations, training, benefits, compensation and payroll. Catharine has utilized these skills in a variety of industries including banking, manufacturing, and technology firms.   She has served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles in her local chapter and state level with SHRM and is currently the Director for the HR State Council of New Hampshire, on the Board of Directors for NAPBA (National Association of Professional Benefits Administrators) and on the Board of Trustees with Catholic Charities New Hampshire.  In addition, Catharine is heavily involved with workplace advocacy efforts with SHRM, serving as an Advocacy Captain.  Catharine has her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


    Our Sponsor:

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

    Location:

    Comfort Home Care

    147 Pelham Street, 2nd Fl

    Methuen, MA 01844

    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!

    For more information:

    Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Phone: 978-204-3207
    Email:  lemieux.hr@gmail.com

Past events

07 Nov 2019 Surviving the Life or Death Gap – (Blue-U Defense Presentation)
03 Oct 2019 The Performance Review Journey
18 Sep 2019 GMVHRA Evening of Networking
05 Sep 2019 Criminal Records and Second Chances: Hiring Employees in 2019
06 Jun 2019 Positive ROI: Effective Mentor Program Design for Workforce Development
02 May 2019 Lessons from the Trenches: Tips and Strategies to Avoid Employee Lawsuits
30 Apr 2019 Granite State HR Conference
04 Apr 2019 Annual Legal Update
07 Mar 2019 The Key to Productivity-Why Happiness Matters at Work
07 Feb 2019 Holding Employees to Accountability in the Workplace and Ensuring Commitments of Engagement!
03 Jan 2019 Leading Strategic Change Management Through Employee Engagement
13 Dec 2018 Effectively Navigating the Conflict Spectrum
13 Nov 2018 TPSU Half-Day Fiduciary Training Program
01 Nov 2018 It's Not the Money: The Reasons Employees Quit
04 Oct 2018 Do these Wage and Hour laws still make Cents to You?
13 Sep 2018 GMVHRA Evening of Networking
06 Sep 2018 Medical Marijuana
18 Jul 2018 TPSU Half-Day Fiduciary Training Program
07 Jun 2018 Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders (Workshop)
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
02 Feb 2017 ERISA Update: Enforcement Initiatives, Common Mistakes Discovered on Audit, Correction Programs, Plan Sponsor’s Fiduciary Obligations, and the New Fiduciary Rule.
05 Jan 2017 Active Shooter: "Surviving an Incident of Violence"
01 Dec 2016 Lean HR: It’s for ALL HR Professionals!
03 Nov 2016 "The Future of HR: Promoting Business Success in a Changing Global Workplace"
06 Oct 2016 Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Navigating Potential Potholes
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"
09 Dec 2015 GMVHRA - 2015-12-09 - "Understanding Workplace Violence"
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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