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



Upcoming events

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

    Summary: 

    Learn how to effectively manage generational differences.

    • Discover the multiple generations and their differences
    • Understand each group has its own needs, goals and belief system
    • Learn how to encourage harmony between generations
    Discover how to produce the best possible results in the shortest possible time while working with a multi-generational team

    Speaker: Phil Hayes, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - VP, HR Services & Operations


    Phil Hayes manages and oversees TAG company operations, including the design, development, and implementation of all client HR programs. Hayes holds a Bachelor's Degree in HR Management from Bellevue University and Masters of Management Information Systems from Friends University. Hayes is also recognized as a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. Hayes has served on the Kansas SHRM State Council and Wichita SHRM boards. Additionally, he served on the board for the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc. In 2006, Hayes was recognized as the "Wichita HR Professional of the Year" and "Kansas HR Professional of the Year" in 2007. Hayes was appointed to the Kansas Employment Security Board of Review in 2014 by Governor Brownback and currently serves as the chairman. Hayes remains active in the legislative arena pertaining to state and federal HR policy.

    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.



    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • The Well (101 N Main St)
    Registration is closed

    Summary:

    What's the Buzz? Insurance Trends and Fads People are Selling to Your Company

    This presentation will take a look at today’s Trending Topics in Benefits/Insurance and give participants a better understanding of how these “Buzz Words” will actually impact their insurance cost, employee engagement or operational efficiencies. 

    Trending topics include: Reference Based or Medicare Plus Pricing, Direct Primary Care, Voluntary Benefits, Software as a Service Programs, Cost Mgmt. Programs, Alternative Funding Products, HRAs.

    This presentation could have been called: What are you actually trying to sell my company?   

    Speaker: Sarah Sampson, Fee Insurance


    Sarah Sampson has been an insurance professional for more than a decade.  She is the Employee Benefits Practice Leader for FEE Insurance Group.  Sarah is a frequent speaker for SHRM events and Client Trainings.  The Topic of Buzz words, fads or trends in benefits are things Sarah deals with daily educating her team, her clients, her prospective clients and occasionally her competitors!

    Sarah strives to bring clarity and simplicity to the unnecessarily complicated conversations attached to Employee Benefits and Insurance. 

    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.





    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Hutchinson Community College - Shears Technology Center, Justice Theatre
    Register


    FALL SHRMinar

    Melody Rayl and Lauren Sobaski from Fisher Phillips
    present a day filled with information on navigating many of the challenges Human Resources professionals face in the changing world of employment law

    SCHEDULE

    8:30 – 9:00 am:  Registration

    9:00 – 10:15 am:  Don’t Be Scared – Be Prepared:  Violence and Bullying Issues in the Workplace This presentation will provide information about the warning signs of workplace violence, the importance of addressing workplace bullying, tips for prevention and preparedness by the HR team, and reminders about the importance of training your employees regarding how to respond if the unthinkable happens.       

    10:15 – 10:45 am:  Break

     10:45 – 11:45 am:  Drugs in the Workplace & Changing Marijuana Laws: Working Through the Haze.  What does the increasing legalization of marijuana mean for your workplace and/or drug testing policies?  Do you need to accommodate an employee’s use or possession of medical marijuana?  This presentation provides employers with real world advice regarding the use and abuse of drugs in the workplace.

    11:45 – 12:30 pm:  Lunch

    12:30 – 1:15 pm:  You Win – I Win – We all Win!  Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness This session will discuss the effect of implicit bias on our best efforts to create a workplace culture of diversity and inclusiveness and suggest some ways to overcome the impact of bias and create a culture of inclusiveness within your workforce.   

     1:15 – 1:30 pm:  Break

    1:30 – 2:45 pm  Sex, Lies and Investigate This:  Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations This interactive presentation will explore some of the dos and don’ts of conducting effective workplace investigations.  Issues discussed include evaluating credibility of the parties involved, navigating the politics of investigating a high level employee, and mitigating risk of future litigation.     

    2:45 – 3:00 pm:  Questions and Wrap Up

    REGISTRATION FEES
    (includes morning snacks and lunch)

    $45.00 for early bird (deadline 9/13)
    $55.00 for regular (deadline 10/04)
    $65.00 for late

    Melody Rayl is a partner in the Kansas City office of Fisher Phillips.  Melody counsels and advocates for private and public-sector employers in all aspects of employment litigation and traditional labor law. Melody regularly advises and counsels her clients through difficult situations with an eye to preventing litigation before it occurs and provides training to supervisory and management level personnel on a variety of employment related topics.  When litigation does occur, Melody works with employers in defending individual discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, as well as collective action wage and hour disputes and other employment class action litigation, from inception through resolution before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.  Melody also assists clients in opposing labor union organization activities and during collective bargaining negotiations.

    Melody has been named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star for six consecutive years.  Melody has served her community as an elected official, having been twice elected to the Board of Trustees of Johnson County Community College.  Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Melody served 6 years on active duty in the U.S. Army and 20 years as a law enforcement officer in a variety of roles.  She also spent one year as a police advisor in post-war Bosnia Herzegovina, during which time she supervised the Internal Affairs Investigation Unit responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct.  Melody’s background provides her with insight into the unique culture of public safety organizations, as well as the ability to assist both private and public-sector clients in effectively investigating claims of discrimination and harassment.

    Lauren Sobaski is an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office. She focuses her practice on employment discrimination and related litigation, employment law training, wage and hour law, and business immigration compliance. Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Lauren spent 15 years in human resource management. This experience gives her a unique insight into the employment law matters that are most important to her clients. Lauren’s significant career in human resources positions her well to work with her clients to identify and obtain practical business solutions to their toughest employment issues.

    Lauren regularly advises employers with business compliance matters, including representing clients during government audits by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD). She also conducts I-9 and E-Verify compliance training, performs I-9 audits and speaks on workplace immigration topics.

    Lauren is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), which is issued by the Human Resource Certification Institute, and a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

    During law school, Lauren served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. She also interned at the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor, where she worked on OSHA and wage and hour investigations.


    CERTIFICATION: The 2019 Fall HR 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.


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

    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 Well (101 N Main St)
    Register

    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

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
Central Kansas SHRM Chapter #0075 - An affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Association
901 N Main St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-4401
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