Central Kansas SHRM Chapter
Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management


Upcoming events

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Pl
    Register

    NOTE: The meeting dates have moved BACK to the second THURSDAY of the month, and we are STILL meeting in the chapel!

    Summary: 

    The presentation will focus on the latest-and-greatest developments in the area of benefits compliance, with a focus on HRAs integrated with individual market coverage, HSA expansion, wellness programs, and how leave laws impact benefits eligibility.  All of these issues will be of value to HR professionals in discussions with their executive leadership on maintaining a legally-compliant, cost-effective benefits program into the new decade.  After the presentation, attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the potential opportunities that may be available starting January 1, 2020 for HRAs integrated with individual marketplace coverage – in lieu of the traditional employer-sponsored group health plan
    • Detail the latest Congressional proposals to expand the use of health savings accounts, available in conjunction with high-deductible health coverage
    • Better comprehend how FMLA and other leaves of absence impact benefits eligibility

    Speaker: Bill Ferbuson, JD, LLM, Area Assistant Vice President, Compliance Counsel - Arthur J. Gallagher

    Bill joined Gallagher in August of 2016 with over five years of private practice experience in employee benefits and ERISA.  Prior to coming to Gallagher, Bill worked for a boutique firm in Kansas City representing Taft-Hartley multiemployer retirement, health, and welfare plans and labor organizations.  Bill’s practice involved health and welfare plan matters including plan design and administration, claims and appeals, document drafting, reporting and disclosure obligations, government filings, and counseling administrators with respect to ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, and COBRA.

    As Compliance Counsel, Bill assists regional offices with health plan compliance questions related to ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA, cafeteria plans, self-insured group plans, and wellness programs.  Bill’s experience, strong analytical skills, and commitment to customer service allows him to advise plan sponsors and Gallagher employees on how to best meet the obligations facing employers in a complex, evolving regulatory environment.

    Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Finance.  He received his JD and LLM in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.  Bill is a licensed attorney in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

    Image result for check mark free clip art Certified for HRCI and SHRM credit

      


    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hutchinson Community College
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    SUPERVISOR SEMINAR

    Ed O’Malley from the KS Leadership Center, will present:
    Building a Culture of Leadership
    Learn the foundational leadership skills you need to be an effective leader.

    Ed O’Malley is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas Leadership Center. Formed in 2007, the center now works with over 2000 Kansans each year in extensive leadership development trainings. Education institutions, non-profit organizations, local governments, faith communities and companies across Kansas utilize the Kansas Leadership Center to help build the capacity of their people. Click HERE for a full bio of Ed.

    Overview: When the toughest problems you face require changing the culture, habits, or behaviors of other people, leadership is required. Unfortunately, there is no simple fix or easy answer to getting people to change. Whether you’re a seasoned CEO or a new trainee, everyone has a role in managing change. This only happens by creating a strong leadership culture where everyone in the organization can solve problems faster, effectively and sustainably.

    Ed O’Malley from the Kansas Leadership Center will lead this session to help you develop a new perspective on the toughest challenges you face and will provide some key leadership insights to help you engage and manage your team through change.

    During this session you will:

    • Surface the hidden leadership challenges your organization faces,
    • Develop new skills and tools to lead better as a manager or supervisor around those challenges,
    • Identify specific action steps you can start applying immediately in your organization.

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    CERTIFICATION: The 2019 Supervisor Seminar will be submitted for pre-approval of HR (General) credit hours through the HR Certification Institute for credit toward PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org. Central KS SHRM is recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program will also be submitted for preapproval of PDCs.


    Bring cash for your chance to win our 50/50 Raffle benefiting the SHRM Foundation. 

    The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation. It provides research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Pl
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    NOTE: The meeting dates have moved to the second TUESDAY of the month, and we are meeting in the chapel!

    Summary: 

    Natalie Bright will provide an overview of the 2019 Legislative Session; the issues discussed which impacted the HR professional and effective approaches to advocating on the HR issues.  The presentation will allow the HR professional to:

    1. Better understand current issues, statutes and regulations impacting the HR profession;
    2. Learn effective ways for the HR professional to advocate; and
    3. Become better educated on the state legislative candidates that support the HR community and its legislative initiatives.

    Speaker: Natalie Bright, Bright & Carpenter Consulting, Inc.

    Natalie Bright has more than twenty years of experience lobbying on behalf of Kansas business and associations at the state and federal levels. Her expertise is in lobbying business issues, specifically in the areas of taxation, human resources, insurance, judicial reform and transportation. 

    Natalie has a joint degree in business administration and political science from the University of California-Riverside. She received her law degree from Washburn School of Law in 1998 and began lobbying for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the 1998 Legislative Session. In 1999, she left the Chamber to work as a contract lobbyist.  In 2008, she joined her law school classmate, Marlee Carpenter, and opened her current firm.

    Natalie is active in a variety of statewide business coalitions and has been part of several reform efforts including recent workers’ compensation, immigration, unemployment compensation and health care reform efforts. During her career, she has worked on several key pieces of legislation including the 2012 Workers Compensation Reforms, which passed unanimously and the most recent Kansas Unemployment Insurance Compensation Reforms. She is licensed to practice law in state of Kansas and resides in Shawnee, Kan. with her husband Kevin and four children.

    CERTIFICATION: This program will be submitted for pre-approval of HR (General) credit hours through the HR Certification Institute for credit toward PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org. Central KS SHRM is recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program will also be submitted for pre-approval of PDCs.



    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Pl
    Register

    NOTE: The meeting dates have moved BACK to the second THURSDAY of the month, and we are STILL meeting in the chapel!

    Summary: 

    Medicare Basics: What it is, when to enroll, and how to enroll

    Medicare Coverage Options: Parts A, B, C, D and Medicare Supplement Insurance

    How to pay for parts B and D - sample premium costs (with and without supplemental)

    HR Facts - Group size matters; how you can or can't help employees who elect Medicare

    Medicare Resources

    Speaker: Becky Goering - Employee Benefits Account Manager, Fee Insurance

    Becky has worked in the financial and insurance worlds for more than 25 years. Her current role at Fee Insurance involves working with smaller group benefits, and providing Medicare education and resources to those aging into Medicare or coming off employer insurance. Becky has presented this topic at the local senior center and also at Fee Insurance as a workshop. Becky holds a Life & Health insurance License, Individual Medicare Certification, and Series 7 & 66 Securities Licenses

    CERTIFICATION: This program will be submitted for pre-approval of HR (General) credit hours through the HR Certification Institute for credit toward PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org. Central KS SHRM is recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program will also be submitted for pre-approval of PDCs.


    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • The Cedars Convention Center (1021 Cedars Drive)
    Register

    NOTE: The meeting dates have moved to the second TUESDAY of the month, and we are meeting in the chapel!

    Summary: 

    Marlee Carpenter will provide an overview of the 2019 Legislative Session; the issues discussed which impacted the HR professional and effective approaches to advocating on the HR issues.  The presentation will allow the HR professional to:

    1. Better understand current issues, statutes and regulations impacting the HR profession;
    2. Learn effective ways for the HR professional to advocate; and
    3. Become better educated on the state legislative candidates that support the HR community and its legislative initiatives.

    Speaker: Marlee Carpenter, Bright & Carpenter Consulting, Inc.


    Marlee Carpenter has nineteen of experience lobbying state legislative issues in Kansas.  Bright and Carpenter Consulting focuses on business issues, specifically state business taxes, insurance issues and human resource issues.  Bright and Carpenter Consulting focuses on Statehouse lobbying, association management and political consulting.

    Carpenter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Wichita State University and received her law degree from Washburn School of Law in 1999, with Deans Honors. After graduation, she took a government affairs position with the Kansas Chamber of Commerce working her way up to lead lobbyist.  Carpenter left the Chamber in May 2008 to begin work as a contract lobbyist with her business partner Natalie Bright. She is active in many business and civic organizations in both the Topeka area as well as statewide. She resides in Topeka, Kan.  She is married to Thad Carpenter and has two children, Paige and Haley.

    Bright & Carpenter Consulting was formed in 2008 and has represented clients before legislative and executive branches of government, focusing on business issues, specifically state business taxes, insurance and human resource issues. Bright and Carpenter brings a business voice to the Statehouse while working to develop sound public policy in their client’s best interest. 

    CERTIFICATION: This program will be submitted for pre-approval of HR (General) credit hours through the HR Certification Institute for credit toward PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org. Central KS SHRM is recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program will also be submitted for pre-approval of PDCs.




Past events

09 May 2019 Hutchinson May Chapter Meeting - From the Classroom to the Workplace & What That Really Means!
09 May 2019 McPherson May Chapter Meeting - Preparing for Tomorrow's Benefits: The Future of Benefits Compliance
11 Apr 2019 Hutchinson April Chapter Meeting - Hutchinson Area Employment Roundtable
11 Apr 2019 McPherson April Chapter Meeting - Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give 'em Five to Transform Organizations
14 Mar 2019 McPherson March Chapter Meeting - Workers Compensation
14 Mar 2019 Hutchinson March Chapter Meeting - Leadership
14 Feb 2019 McPherson February Chapter Meeting - Leadership
14 Feb 2019 Hutchinson February Chapter Meeting - Worker's Compensation
10 Jan 2019 McPherson January Chapter Meeting - Better Health in 2019!
08 Jan 2019 Hutchinson January Chapter Meeting - Better Health in 2019!
13 Nov 2018 Hutchinson November Chapter Meeting - Employment Law Hot Topics: What's Changed and What's Sticking Around
08 Nov 2018 McPherson November Chapter Meeting - Hot Topics in Employee Benefits
11 Oct 2018 McPherson October Chapter Meeting - Legislative Update
09 Oct 2018 Hutchinson October Chapter Meeting - HR & Legislative Update
13 Sep 2018 McPherson September Chapter Meeting - Employment Law Hot Topics: What's Changed and What's Sticking Around
11 Sep 2018 Hutchinson September Chapter Meeting - The Importance of Background Checks
14 Aug 2018 Hutchinson August Chapter Meeting - Collective Impact Through United Way of Reno County
12 Jul 2018 McPherson July Chapter Meeting - United Way of McPherson County
12 Jul 2018 Hutchinson July Chapter Meeting - Motivating Employees Through Reward, Recognition, and Feedback
14 Jun 2018 Hutchinson June Chapter Meeting - Identity Theft in the Workplace and Its Impact on HR
10 May 2018 McPherson May Chapter Meeting - Workplace Violence
10 May 2018 Hutchinson May Chapter Meeting - Stress Management
19 Apr 2018 CKSSHRM Seminar - Give Peace a Chance
12 Apr 2018 McPherson April Chapter Meeting - What You Need to Know About Litigation of Employment Cases
12 Apr 2018 Hutchinson April Chapter Meeting - Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Preparedness
08 Mar 2018 McPherson March Chapter Meeting - Stress Management
08 Mar 2018 Hutchinson March Chapter Meeting - What You Need to Know About Litigation of Employment Cases
08 Feb 2018 McPherson February Chapter Meeting - Identity Theft and HR Impacts
08 Feb 2018 Hutchinson February Chapter Meeting - Hot Topics in Employee Benefits
24 Jan 2018 Youth Leadership Reno County Day on the Hill
11 Jan 2018 McPherson January Chapter Meeting - Hot Topics in Employee Benefits
11 Jan 2018 Hutchinson January Chapter Meeting - Identity Theft and HR Impacts
09 Nov 2017 McPherson November Chapter Meeting - Workplace Violence & OSHA
09 Nov 2017 Hutchinson November Chapter Meeting - Are You Prepared for a DOL Audit?
12 Oct 2017 McPherson October Chapter Meeting - HR Legislative Update
12 Oct 2017 Hutchinson October Chapter Meeting - Leadership at the Brink: Using Conflict to Create vs. Destroy
14 Sep 2017 Hutchinson September Chapter Meeting - HR Legislative Update
14 Sep 2017 McPherson September Chapter Meeting - Worksite Wellness & Stress Management
24 Aug 2017 Paint and Cheers Event to Benefit SHRM Foundation
10 Aug 2017 Hutchinson August Chapter Meeting - Worksite Wellness & Stress Management
13 Jul 2017 Hutchinson July Chapter Meeting - ACA Update
08 Jun 2017 Hutchinson June Chapter Meeting - Discrimination and Retaliation Claims
11 May 2017 McPherson May Chapter Meeting - Discrimination and Retaliation Claims
11 May 2017 Hutchinson May Chapter Meeting - Preventing Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
13 Apr 2017 McPherson April Chapter Meeting - Leadership at the Brink: Using Conflict to Create vs. Destroy
13 Apr 2017 Hutchinson April Chapter Meeting - ID Theft in the Workplace
09 Mar 2017 McPherson March Chapter Meeting - Conflict Resolution-Building Stronger Relationships
09 Mar 2017 Hutchinson March Chapter Meeting - DOL Company Audit Experience
09 Feb 2017 McPherson February Chapter Meeting - The 6 Practices of Strategic HR Leaders
09 Feb 2017 Hutchinson February Chapter Meeting - Maximizing Team Effectiveness
12 Jan 2017 McPherson January Chapter Meeting - Preventing Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
12 Jan 2017 Hutchinson January Chapter Meeting - The Manager’s Survival Guide to Coaching Employees with Poor Soft Skills
10 Nov 2016 Hutchinson November Chapter Meeting - Hot Topics in Employment Law
10 Nov 2016 McPherson November Chapter Meeting - The Manager’s Survival Guide to Coaching Employees with Poor Soft Skills
13 Oct 2016 Hutchinson October Chapter Meeting - HR Legislative Update
13 Oct 2016 McPherson October Chapter Meeting - DOL Company Audit Experience
Central Kansas SHRM Chapter #0075 - An affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Association
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