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Upcoming events

    • July 09, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)
    Register

    Employee Engagement Strategy: Aligning Workplace Behaviors to Organizational Outcomes


    Presented by Kevin Sturm,  FocalPoint Coaching (Founder), Washington, DC

    Have you ever wondered why otherwise great team members struggle with certain assignments? Have you ever hired a new team member who appeared to be a can’t miss prospect only to have them fail to perform well upon their arrival? Do you notice that you enjoy certain types of work and can seemingly work all day when performing those tasks while getting frustrated in a short time working on other tasks?

    If any of these scenarios sound familiar you have likely experienced mismatches which are explained by best-selling author Patrick Lencioni in his latest book The 6 Types of Working Genius.

    Attracting, developing, and retaining talented employees is a critical success factor for all companies as the competition for talent increases every year. The Working Genius theory gives Human Resources professionals a key tool to help ensure they hire the right candidate and put them in the right position to maximize the potential of the individual and the team as a whole. In a working environment where quiet quitting and burnout proliferate, Working Genius concepts can provide the antidote.

    In this interactive workshop leaders will learn how to take advantage of the Working Genius to improve individual and team performance and effectiveness, while enhancing employee engagement and job satisfaction. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how work gets done and how you can ensure your organizations function effectively.

    Free parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

    • adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
    • adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (Free)
    • and for a nominal rate in metered spaces and the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

    Employee Engagement Strategy has been approved by both SHRM and HRCI for one credit hour. 

    • August 13, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)

    AI And Humans: Not a Competition, But a Collaboration  


    Presented by Maria Goyer, Chief Innovation Officer, Innovative Employee Solutions (San Diego, CA) 




    Details coming soon!


    Free parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

    • adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
    • adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (Free)
    • and for a nominal rate in metered spaces and the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

    AI And Humans: Not a Competition, But a Collaboration has been submitted to both SHRM and HRCI for professional development approval. 

    • October 08, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)

    Professional Identity: Discovering One's True Self in the Workplace


    Presented by Dr. Joyce Weru, PPC, SPHR, MBA, of Rise Above Coaching, (Washington, DC) 


    Details coming soon! 






      Parking permits are not required.  Parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

      • along the west side of the Bakery District building along South 6th Street
      • adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
      • adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (Free)
      • and for a nominal rate in metered spaces and the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

      Participants who opt to attend via Zoom will receive the Zoom link the confirmation email after registration.

      Professional Identity: Discovering One's True Self in the Workplace has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI. 

      • November 12, 2024
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)

      Eliminating Stinky Performance Evaluations: The Keys to a Fresh Outcome


      Presented by Albert Foster, MHR, SPHRof Express Evaluations (Provo, UT)


      Details coming soon! 






        Parking permits are not required.  Parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

        • along the west side of the Bakery District building along South 6th Street
        • adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
        • adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (Free)
        • and for a nominal rate in metered spaces and the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

        Participants who opt to attend via Zoom will receive the Zoom link the confirmation email after registration.

        Eliminating Stinky Performance Evaluations: The Keys to a Fresh Outcome has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI. 

        • December 10, 2024
        • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
        • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)

        Building Connections From Day One: Activities for Integrating New Hires   


        Presented by Alexandra Suchman of Barometer XP (Washington, DC)


        Details coming soon! 






          Parking permits are not required.  Parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

          • along the west side of the Bakery District building along South 6th Street
          • adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
          • adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (Free)
          • and for a nominal rate in metered spaces and the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

          Participants who opt to attend via Zoom will receive the Zoom link the confirmation email after registration.

          Building Connections From Day One: Activities for Integrating New Hires has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI. 

          • January 14, 2025
          • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
          • 70 South 7 (UAFS Location in FS's Bakery District)

          The Yellow Cake Principle: Your Recipe for Influence and Success

          Presented by Roger Grannis of GrannisGroup (New York City, NY) 

          Details coming soon! 






            Parking permits are not required.  Parking is available in a number of locations including the lots

            • along the west side of the Bakery District building along South 6th Street
            • adjacent to the National Cemetery (north edge) on Garland Avenue (FREE)
            • adjacent to the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on the east side of Wheeler (Free)
            • and for a nominal rate in metered spaces and the parking garage at 715 Rogers Avenue.

            Participants who opt to attend via Zoom will receive the Zoom link the confirmation email after registration.

            The Yellow Cake Principle: Your Recipe for Influence and Success has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI. 

          Past events

          June 11, 2024 Labor Law Update: Pregnant Worker Fairness Act (2023)
          May 14, 2024 Financial Literacy: How Worker Knowledge Impacts the Workplace
          April 09, 2024 Compassion Fatigue: The Real Cost of Caring
          March 12, 2024 Improving Teamwork, Productivity, and Job Satisfaction
          February 13, 2024 Sleep Mastery: Better Sleep = Better Performance
          January 09, 2024 Reinventing the Employee Handbook
          December 12, 2023 57th Annual JollyDay Party-at-Lunch!
          November 14, 2023 Hiring Foreign Nationals: Navigating OPT and H-1B to Secure Work Authorization for International Applicants
          October 24, 2023 Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: The Real Cost of Caring
          October 18, 2023 Navigate the Future: ARSHRM 2023 State Conference
          September 12, 2023 Rethinking Employee Benefits: Why Salary and Vacation Won't Cut It
          August 08, 2023 Troublesome Terminations: Top 10 Strategies for Safe Terminations
          July 11, 2023 World-Class Onboarding: A How-To Conversation
          June 13, 2023 Actional Empathy: Driving Inclusion with Empathy
          May 09, 2023 The New Census Data: Are Your New Goals Reasonable and Attainable
          April 25, 2023 OSHA's role in workplace safety
          April 11, 2023 Fairness in the Remote Workplace
          March 14, 2023 Effective Conciliation and Mediation Strategies
          February 28, 2023 USDOL Series: Prevailing Wage Rules and Best Practices: The Davis-Bacon Act and More!
          February 14, 2023 Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Hiring and Pay Equity Analyses
          January 10, 2023 Marijuana in the Workplace: Ethical and Legal Considerations for Employers in Arkansas
          December 13, 2022 56th Annual JollyDay Party-at-Lunch!
          November 08, 2022 Avoiding a Catch 22: The 2022 ELLA Update
          November 03, 2022 Transforming Managers to Leaders: What Each New Leader Should Know
          October 18, 2022 USDOL Series: Who's Who: Classification Rules for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
          October 11, 2022 Unconscious Bias: A Proactive Business Case (Revised 10/4/22)
          September 14, 2022 Club 22! Join now!
          September 13, 2022 Language Equity: Creating Welcoming Spaces
          August 09, 2022 10 Things I Hate About Employee Recognition–Employee Engagement Lessons from Popular Movies
          July 12, 2022 Resiliency: How Secondary Trauma Activates Hardiness
          June 15, 2022 Club 22! Join now!
          June 14, 2022 Navigating & Negotiating Personal Boundaries
          May 10, 2022 Building a People-Centric Culture on a Budget
          April 12, 2022 Tough Topics in Employee Complaints & Investigations
          March 08, 2022 HR's Role in Organizational Ethics
          February 08, 2022 Affirmative Action: What to Expect During a Compliance Review
          January 11, 2022 Keep on the Sunny Side of Life: A New Year Resolution for HR Pros
          December 14, 2021 55th Annual Business and Planning Meeting
          November 09, 2021 Recognizing and Reducing Implicit Bias in the Talent Life-Cycle
          October 12, 2021 Being an Effective HR Business Partner
          September 14, 2021 The Future of Behavioral Health in the Workplace
          August 10, 2021 Biden Time: Changes to Expect Under a Reconstituted National Labor Relations Board
          July 13, 2021 Leading with Respect - Lessons Learned by the EEOC
          June 08, 2021 LatinX: What's Next?
          May 11, 2021 6-5-7: The 6 Stages of Any Crisis, Challenge, or Change, the 5 Steps to P.I.V.O.T. for Success, and 7 Leadership Reminders To Lead Through It
          April 13, 2021 Background Screening: The Deep Dive into Criminal Records
          March 09, 2021 Partnering Against Human Trafficking: Community Stakeholders Awareness Program
          February 09, 2021 The 3Bs of Professional Networking Using Linkedin
          January 12, 2021 USDOL Wage and Hour Compliance: 2021 Edition
          December 08, 2020 Getting Employees Back to Work (Wherever That May Be!)
          November 10, 2020 Lead With Laughs: Use Humor To Put The ‘Human’ In HR
          October 13, 2020 Caring for Caregivers: A Compassionate (And Legal) Approach for Employers
          September 08, 2020 WAHRA Zoom-inar! Brown Bag and Chat
          July 14, 2020 Wellness Plans providing HOPE for Employers
          May 12, 2020 Social Media: The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.
          March 10, 2020 Inclusion 2020: Getting Vets to Work
          February 11, 2020 HR's Role in Organizational Health: Managing Worker's Compensation and OSHA Liability
          January 14, 2020 Resolution 2020: Reduce Waste via Lean Six Sigma for HR Professionals
          December 10, 2019 WAHRA December 2019 Meeting
          November 12, 2019 WAHRA November 2019 Meeting
          October 08, 2019 WAHRA October 2019 Meeting
          September 10, 2019 WAHRA 38th Annual Leadership Workshop
          August 13, 2019 WAHRA August 2019 Meeting
          July 09, 2019 WAHRA July 2019 Meeting
          June 11, 2019 WAHRA June 2019 Meeting
          May 14, 2019 WAHRA May 2019 Meeting
          March 12, 2019 WAHRA March 2019 Meeting
          February 12, 2019 WAHRA February 2019 Meeting
          January 08, 2019 WAHRA January 2019 Meeting
          December 11, 2018 WAHRA December Meeting
          November 13, 2018 WAHRA November Meeting
          October 09, 2018 WAHRA 37th Annual Leadership Conference
          September 11, 2018 WAHRA September Meeting
          August 14, 2018 WAHRA August Meeting
          July 10, 2018 WAHRA July Meeting
          June 12, 2018 WAHRA June Meeting
          May 08, 2018 WAHRA May Meeting
          March 13, 2018 WAHRA March Meeting
          February 13, 2018 WAHRA February Meeting

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