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



Upcoming events

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
    Register

    Summary: 

    You might be self funded if you offer a Health Reimbursement Account.  We will discuss the types of HRA’s that employers use and the special rules applied to HRA’s including PCORI.

    You might be self funded if you have a level funded insurance program.  Health underwriting has been used for years to get rates for medical insurance.  These level funded programs have a very similar feel to a fully insured health plan, but they are not!  Many carrier companies and service providers offer a level funded or small group self funded plan.  Employers should fully understand what it means to be self funded!

    You might be self funded if you offer a Health Care Flexible Spending account.  For groups subject to ERISA, disclosure notices apply, discrimination testing and more to consider if the employer contributes.

    You might be self funded if you don’t understand the Actively at Work Provision of insurance contracts.  A brief discussion about how some insurance policies can exclude members from coverage and what language is needed to protect the employer from paying the claim.

    You might be self funded if you don’t have Employment Practices Liability Insurance.  End with a discussion on a valuable insurance policy in today’s employment landscape.

      

    Speaker: 

    Sarah Sampson is the Employee Benefits Practice Leader for FEE Insurance Group.   Sarah was recently recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as one of the Top HR Professionals for 2020.  She likes knowing about insurance and working with a variety of people.  Most of her time is spent helping people and that’s the best part.

    Sarah has been a speaker on topics like Employee Benefit Trends, COBRA, ACA and other HR Compliance items for SHRM groups, employer seminars and employee trainings for almost 15 years.  She has a focus on self funded plans and considers those to be her favorite type of insurance conversation. 


    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Well - 101 N. Main, McPherson
    Register

    Summary: Join Mike Henke to learn how you can help keep the peace at work. In today's environment, we know that's an ever-challenging endeavor, and we all need tools and strategies to help us overcome the daily issues that hinder teamwork and personal growth. Mike's mini-session approach includes great information to help us mitigate risk, enhance teamwork, and overcome tough differences.

    Speaker: 

    Mike Henke is the owner of Mike Henke Inc., Business Training and Consulting.

    Mike was born in Wisconsin and later graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Mike was appointed by the Governor to be a Nebraska Diplomat and has successfully served terms on the Board of Directors for the Hastings Chamber of Commerce, St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Central Nebraska HR Association, and College Park. Mike and his wife Michele live in Doniphan, Nebraska.
    https://www.mikehenkeinc.com  

    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
    Register

    Summary: We will break down the Basics of ERISA (Employee Benefits) Law and it's requirements for businesses.

      

    Speaker: Kathy Robinson, US DOL -Employee Benefits Security Administration

    Ms. Kathy Robinson has worked for the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration since 2007. Based on ERISA and related laws, she educates the public and fiduciaries regarding compliance assistance and educates the public and helps them resolve issues they experience regarding private employer sponsored plans. Prior to working for the Department of Labor, she was a Senior Mediator for the City of Kansas City, MO, the Director of Mediation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Executive Director of the Western Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and was a Legal Aid attorney specializing in Family Law and Mediation and teaching Conflict Resolution.

    Ms. Robinson has two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Psychology and one in Sociology, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also matriculated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and from Antioch University with a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution. She has been an attorney since 1995 and a mediator since 1996.     

     

     

     

    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Well - 101 N. Main, McPherson
    Register

    Summary: You might be self funded if you offer a Health Reimbursement Account.  We will discuss the types of HRA’s that employers use and the special rules applied to HRA’s including PCORI.

    You might be self funded if you have a level funded insurance program.  Health underwriting has been used for years to get rates for medical insurance.  These level funded programs have a very similar feel to a fully insured health plan, but they are not!  Many carrier companies and service providers offer a level funded or small group self funded plan.  Employers should fully understand what it means to be self funded!

    You might be self funded if you offer a Health Care Flexible Spending account.  For groups subject to ERISA, disclosure notices apply, discrimination testing and more to consider if the employer contributes.

    You might be self funded if you don’t understand the Actively at Work Provision of insurance contracts.  A brief discussion about how some insurance policies can exclude members from coverage and what language is needed to protect the employer from paying the claim.

    You might be self funded if you don’t have Employment Practices Liability Insurance.  End with a discussion on a valuable insurance policy in today’s employment landscape.

    Speaker: Sarah Sampson, Fee Insurance 

    Sarah Sampson is the Employee Benefits Practice Leader for FEE Insurance Group.   Sarah was recently recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as one of the Top HR Professionals for 2020.  She likes knowing about insurance and working with a variety of people.  Most of her time is spent helping people and that’s the best part.

    Sarah has been a speaker on topics like Employee Benefit Trends, COBRA, ACA and other HR Compliance items for SHRM groups, employer seminars and employee trainings for almost 15 years.  She has a focus on self funded plans and considers those to be her favorite type of insurance conversation. 
    • 14 May 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Well - 101 N. Main, McPherson
    Register

    Summary: Trends in Employee Training/Leadership Development

    Speaker: Hala Thompson, Director, Learning & Development, Viega LLC 

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
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    Summary: In this presentation, Beth will discuss an overview of mental health and common diagnosis, how to help someone who is suicidal and how to support employees in a mental health crisis.   

    Speaker: Beth Atkins, Horizons Mental Health Center 

    Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Kansas State University and then went on to earn a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas.  She is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor.  She has worked at Horizons Mental Health Center since 1989.  Beth started out as the Department Head for the Community Services department, working with adults who have severe and persistent mental illnesses.  In 2014 she became the Department Head for Clinical Integration, which at times has included oversight of services at the Reno County Correctional Facility, Hutchinson High School, PrairieStar Health Clinic and The Hutchinson Clinic. In 2016, Prevention, Education and Outreach was added to the department.  Beth currently provides Behavioral Health Consultations at The Hutchinson Clinic and is a trainer for Mandt (a program that uses a continuous learning and development approach to prevent, de-escalate, and if necessary, intervene in behavioral interactions that could become aggressive), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), SuicideTALK, as well as Mental Health First Aid (Youth, Adult and Fire/EMS modules).

       

     

     

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
    Register

    Summary: Stacey will provide some tips for making the best out of your recruitment and sourcing tools d go over some new trends. 

      

    Speaker: Stacey Moeder, AVP Talent Acquisition Specialist, RCB Bank 

     

     

     

    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
    Register

    Summary: Trends in Employment Training/Leadership Development 

      

    Speaker: Hala Thompson, Director, Learning & Development, Viega LLC 

     

     

     

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Well - 101 N. Main, McPherson
    Register

    Summary: Stacey will provide some tips for making the best out of your recruitment and sourcing tools d go over some new trends. 

    Speaker: Stacey Moeder, AVP Talent Acquisition Specialist 

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
    Register

    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.

     

     

     

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Well - 101 N. Main, McPherson
    Register

    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.


    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Place
    Register

    Summary: 

    HR is not typically seen as a profit center, but when you use data to drive business initiatives that address specific business challenges, proving ROI becomes easier. HR analytics is an area in which HR professionals may be easily overwhelmed and many times are just learning how to get started. While HR professionals have access to extensive amounts of data, it may not always be used in a way that's helpful to managing the business. This session breaks down HR analytics into actionable insights that will allow you to use the data you already have to solve business problems more efficiently.

    • Define what HR analytics means
    • Provide the business case for engaging in HR analytics processes
    • Identify the stages analytics and assess where you are
    • Identify where to start in the process of using HR analytcis and the first steps

      Speaker: Carrie Cox, AGH Employer Solutions

      Carrie Cox leads the HR services practice for AGH Employer Solutions and works with clients across industries. She works with HR and business leaders as they implement their people strategies, helping them design effective employee programs and policies, providing management and leadership training and development, and advising on employee and management issues.

      She is a member of SHRM, currently serving as the Wichita Chapter’s VP of Communications. Her certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute and SHRM-CP designated by the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a certified practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) and the Korn Ferry/Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Carrie was selected by the Wichita Business Journal as a 2014 HR

       

       

       

    Past events

    13 Feb 2020 McPherson February Chapter Meeting | The Basics of ERISA
    13 Feb 2020 Hutchinson February Chapter Meeting | Childhood Trauma & Its Impact on Employers
    09 Jan 2020 Hutchinson January Chapter Meeting | Developing the Next Wave of Leaders
    09 Jan 2020 McPherson January Chapter Meeting | Childhood Trauma & Its Impact on Employers
    14 Nov 2019 McPherson November Chapter Meeting - Promoting Plan Success
    14 Nov 2019 Hutchinson November Chapter Meeting - Understanding Your Options: A Conversation about Medicare
    11 Oct 2019 Central KS SHRM Fall SHRMinar
    10 Oct 2019 McPherson October Chapter Meeting - What's the Buzz? Insurance Trends and Fads People are Selling to Your Company
    10 Oct 2019 Hutchinson October Chapter Meeting - Managing Generational Differences
    19 Sep 2019 McPherson September Chapter Meeting - Managing Generational Differences
    19 Sep 2019 Hutchinson September Chapter Meeting - HR & Legislative Update
    08 Aug 2019 Hutchinson August Chapter Meeting - What's the Buzz? Insurance Trends and Fads People are Selling to Your Company
    11 Jul 2019 Hutchinson July Chapter Meeting - Workplace Violence and the Armed Intruder
    26 Jun 2019 Central KS SHRM Supervisor Seminar: Building a Culture of Leadership
    13 Jun 2019 Hutchinson June Chapter Meeting - Preparing for Tomorrow's Benefits: The Future of Benefits Compliance
    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
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