The Greater Merrimack Valley

Human Resource Association
An affilliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)


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Upcoming events

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

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Topic: Why We Argue and How We Reconcile

    Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's - HRCI credits pending
     

    What are the sources of workplace disputes and how can we resolve them?  Discord, it seems, is an inevitable part of human existence and—since the workplace is populated with human beings—discord inevitably finds its way into the workplace.  What can we do to understand, manage, and settle disputes?

    Dan Klein brings nearly 40 years’ experience in litigating, mediating, and resolving workplace disputes.  He has advised, represented, and resolved disputes involving employees at all levels, from the mail room to the board room.  He currently works full time as a mediator and arbitrator based in Atlanta and Denver.

    Dan will delve into some key causes of workplace disputes and the most effective techniques for resolving them.  He’ll discuss:

    • ·         Psychological barriers to objectivity
    • ·         The challenge of “tribalism”
    • ·         Gains and losses, and how we value them differently
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    Dan will also demonstrate some proven techniques for settling disputes.  These include:

    •      Interest-based negotiation
    •     “Looping”
    •      Brainstorming
    •      Preserving relationships
    Our Speaker: Dan Klein

    Dan Klein has litigated, mediated, and arbitrated employment law cases for the past 30 years. Dan has mediated more than 700 cases and arbitrated over 100 more.  He has taught mediation and negotiation techniques around the United States and in Europe.  Dan has consistently been listed as a “Super Lawyer,” in the U.S. News listing of “Best Lawyers in America,” and in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Labor & Employment Section of the Atlanta Bar Association since 2008, serving as Chair in 2011-12.

    Dan holds degrees from Brown University and Georgetown University Law Center.  He has also earned a Master of Mixology degree from the Harvard Student Agencies’ School of Bartending.  Dan is based in Atlanta, Georgia and Denver, Colorado.


    Our Sponsor: 


    Schedule:  

    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

    LOCATION: Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor

     

    More information and online registration:

    Why We Argue and How We Reconcile


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


    For more information:

    Contact: Carolyn Foster
    Phone: 603-489-9535
    Email:  alwayscarolyn@gmail.com


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

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Topic: "Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders"

    This workshop is designed to provide insights into the bad habits developed by destructive HR leaders and how to avoid developing these habits. During this workshop, you will learn how to identify the common traits and habits of destructive HR leaders, how to recognize these habits when confronted with them, and how to spot positive traits of effective HR leaders and teams. The goal for this workshop is to help you become a business leader capable of driving results through effective behaviors.

    Our Facilitators:  Kevin Keleher, SHRM SCP, SPHR and
                                        Daniel Griffiths, SHRMP-CP, PHR 

    Kevin Keleher is a senior Human Resources leader whose career has encompassed delivery of the full spectrum of human resource programs, services and functions across a range of organizations and both domestically and internationally.  Kevin has held senior HR positions in such world-class companies as Digital-HP, Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments. 

    Kevin holds a M.Ed. from Rivier University and a B.A. from Salem State University.  Kevin is certified as an MBTI practitioner which he uses for team building, career planning and personal and organizational development purposes.  He is also accredited as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

    His community work includes 19 years as the pro-bono Director of Human Resources for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem and 8 years as the pro-bono HR Director for the Merrimack Valley United Way.  He has also served as a Vice President of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce.

    Kevin is a past president of the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association and was the recipient of the 2016 Daniel W. Griffiths Award for HR Leadership.

    Daniel Griffiths  is an Adjunct Professor at Franklin Pierce University and has been teaching Human Resource Courses for several years. His educational background includes a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Human Resource Management from Franklin Pierce University. He is also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Southern NH University. 

    Dan has served as Founder and President for the Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association (GMVHRA) from 2003-2006.He has an Award named after him called the Daniel W. Griffiths Leadership award. He was the State Council Director for the State of NH for The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2007-2009. Dan also served as the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) 2010-2011 for SHRM representing 11 States in the Northeast region.


    Our Sponsor:  


    King & Bishop was founded in 1983 and has placed thousands of professionals in a whole host of industries throughout New England and beyond.

    King & Bishop’s core staffing focus is Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, IT, Software/Hardware, Sales/Marketing and Medical Device/Life Sciences as well as their HR services which cover all industries on both a regional and national scale.

    The company’s staffing models include Search, Contract Placement, Contract-to- Hire, Permanent Placement, and Managed Services to multiple sectors and industries. The firm based in Waltham, MA also provides HR Consulting, Career Management and Outplacement Services.

    Schedule:  

    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

    LOCATION: Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor

     

    More information and online registration:

    Five Habits of Detructive HR Leaders (Workshop)


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


    For more information:

    Contact: Carolyn Foster
    Phone: 603-489-9535
    Email:  alwayscarolyn@gmail.com


Past events

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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