MVHRA

The goal of the Miami Valley Human Resource Association (MVHRA) is to build and maintain at the highest level the best possible human relations in industry and commerce.

President LaTonia McCane, SHRM-CP, PHR, GBA

MVHRA will be recognized as the region's leading resource to advance the value of the HR profession as a strategic business partner.

Dayton, Ohio

The City of Dayton is investing in the future while providing high-quality services to residents, neighborhoods and businesses.

HR Certification Prep Course

2016 Fall Scholarship Application

MVHRA offers two HR Certification Prep Course Scholarships per year through our ongoing partnership with Wright State University, one Summer/Fall and one Winter/Spring. These scholarships are provided by Wright State University as part of their commitment to the development of Dayton-area HR professionals and are offered as a benefit to MVHRA members only.

Scholarship applications must be received by August 29th in order to be considered. The scholarship winner for the Summer/Fall session will be selected by the committee. The winner will be notified on or before September 2nd.

Thank you for taking time to apply for an MVHRA HR Certification Prep Course! To ensure we have all the information needed, please complete this application in full and submit it to MVHRA by emailing it directly to the HR Certification Committee Chair at certification@mvhra.org.

MVHRA Celebrates National Boss's Day!

National Boss's Day is a day dedicated to all employers. It is a time for employees to show appreciation to their bosses and thank them for being kind and fair throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the relationships between employers and employees. In recognition of National Boss's Day, I would like to personally thank your boss for being supportive of you and for allowing you to be a member of MVHRA.

During the first week of October, I will send a letter to your boss thanking them for allowing you to be a member of MVHRA. We'll need some information to draft the letter and we ask that you complete our online form by using the following LINK by Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Remember to Save the Date on your boss's calendar to attend the October luncheon (at member price) on Tuesday, October 11th.

Thank you, again, for your support on behalf of MVHRA!

If you have any questions, please contact Chad Dresnick at cdresnick@shiversecurityservices.com.

Thank you.

LaTonia McCane

MVHRA President

MVHRA MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Membership Type

Membership Dues

Reduced Rates

Professional

$75.00

$37.50

Professional In-Transition

$37.50

$18.75

HR Business Partner

$100.00

$50.00

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of all the MVHRA membership benefits for the remainder of 2016. MVHRA offers monthly programming, with upcoming topics such as:

  • August 9 Professional Development = Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Diversity for Organization Success
  • August 9 Luncheon = Successful HR Strategies for Building an Ethical Workplace Culture

MVHRA members are able to attend these sessions at a reduced cost! Our programs are typically approved for recertification credits by the HRCI and SHRM PDC.

We hope you consider joining MVHRA!

Please see our website www.MVHRA.org for additional information about benefits of being a member.

September 2016 Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Improving the Customer Experience through Empathy and Creativity
Speaker: David A Galloway, Continuous MILE Consulting

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC). .

  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: David A Galloway, Continuous MILE Consulting

Topic: Improving the Customer Experience through Empathy and Creativity

Session Description:

Almost all companies believe that they understand their (external and internal)customers. Unfortunately, the customer is rarely enthusiastic when many product or service improvements are introduced. One primary reason: We do not know the customer’s true unmet needs.

To develop an empathic solution, we first need to identify the job our customer is trying to get done. Then we should list all of the customer’s expectations. Improvements are targeted on those expectations that are very important, but not well satisfied. After we have clearly named the opportunity, we can use our creativity to discover and develop solutions that have a high likelihood of improving the customer experience.

The author will show how a diligent, structured approach on the front end of any customer-focused improvement effort enables a stronger solution set. Participants will also learn some powerful creativity tools to generate a greater number of diverse ideas.

Learning Objectives:

1. Leadership needs to provide the right environment for engagement and creativity
2. Focus on your customer’s Job To Be Done, rather than simply improving existing solutions
3. There is no ‘best’ problem-solving style. Effective teams have a mix of adaptors and innovators
4. True unmet customer needs are those that are considered very important, but are not well satisfied
5. Augment traditional brainstorming with methods that generate ideas outside of existing paradigms
Speaker Bio:

- 35+ years of experience in heavy manufacturing, with leadership roles in: Operations, Research, Product Development, Quality, Engineering, Strategy, Lean Six Sigma, Safety
- Provided leadership and mentoring for 40 full-time Black Belts, achieving over $400M in savings
- Developed and currently facilitates a comprehensive safety leadership workshop series that empowers leaders to move their organization from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment
- A passionate safety advocate who has led company-wide safety culture change efforts that have achieved up to a 70% reduction in injuries
- Pioneered the use of innovation and creativity tools in Lean Six Sigma problem-solving methods
- Penn State graduate with a degree in Forest Products – Paper Science
- Founder & Principal of Continuous MILE Consulting, LLC
- Blogger at ContinuousMILE.com (MILE is an acronym for Minor Improvements, Large Effect)
- Certified Master Black Belt and Certified Master Facilitator
- Married to Leesa for 37 years. Two daughters. One grandson.


Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Note:
All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.
Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.

Remember:
• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

September 2016 Luncheon

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Are your Compensation Structures Supporting Your Culture?
Speaker: Mary Sacksteder, PHR; Kettering Health Network

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker

This program has been submitted for recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


  
 
 

Session Description and Speaker Bio


Speakers:

Topic: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Are your Compensation Structures Supporting Your Culture?


Learning Objectives:

1. How perceptions of pay differ between HR, Management and Employees
2. How rewards build behavioral patterns
3. The impact of behavioral patterns on culture
4. How to think thru what a compensation program design element is communicating
5. How to improve your compensation program messages
Session Description:
Compensation structures communicate all kinds of messages to employees. Most companies are trying to build a “good” culture. However, many don’t stop to consider how our job and pay structures can either support the culture we want, or convince employees that we don’t mean what we are saying:
  • Are behavioral expectations built into our job descriptions?
  • Are employee development sight lines built into our job level steps?
  • Are their fair and logical guidelines for how base pay rates are set?
  • Are bonus programs rewarding the actions we want?
  • Are incentive plans creating an environment where employees have to be paid to go above and beyond?
  • Are we ensuring that all programs are administered consistently and fairly?

  • This presentation will discuss the possible cultural effects of different structure options, and encourage HR professionals to examine their current programs’ practical realities with fresh strategic eyes.

    Session Bio:
    Mary currently serves as the Compensation Manager for Kettering Health Network. She has been with Kettering Network in Human Resources for 16 years in a variety of roles, including the areas of Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, HR/IS and Training. Mary holds both a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters of Non-profit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She is PHR certified and currently serves on MVHRA’s Board of Directors.

    Sinclair Community College
    Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
    444 West Third St.
    Dayton, Ohio 45402

    Note:
    All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.
    Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.

    Remember:
    • Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $ 5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
    • Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
    • Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.
    • Note: After careful consideration and review of costs associated with our MVHRA luncheons, we will be increasing the costs in 2016 by $1.00. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

    October 2016 Professional Development Workshop

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

    Health & Welfare Benefits Update: The ACA, Wellness Programs, and Recent Litigation
    Speaker: Edward C Redder. Thompson Hine LLP
    7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

    Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC). .

      
     
     

    Session Description and Speaker Bio

    Speaker: Edward C Redder. Thompson Hine LLP

    Topic: Health & Welfare Benefits Update: The ACA, Wellness Programs, and Recent Litigation

    Session Description:

    The presentation will provide an update to the group on the wide variety of compliance obligations and developments in this area, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act, developments related to wellness program compliance, and recent legal challenges.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. New and revised Affordable Care Act compliance obligations.
    2. An update on the regulatory landscape for wellness programs.
    3. Trends in litigation applicable to welfare benefit plans.

    Speaker Bios:

    Edward C Redder. Thompson Hine LLP
    Ed is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel of Nationwide Insurance Company where he advised the company on various employee benefit matters including ERISA fiduciary and qualified retirement plan issues
    Ed counsels clients on all aspects of employee benefits, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and other legal requirements applicable to retirement plans and health and welfare benefits plans.


    Sinclair Community College
    Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
    444 West Third St.
    Dayton, Ohio 45402

    Note:
    All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online. Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.


    Remember:
    • Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
    • Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
    • Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

    October 2016 Luncheon

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM

    Leading Men and Women to Impact the Bottom Line
    Kay Fittes, High-Heeled Success, LLC

    11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker
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    This program has been submitted for recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


      
     
     

    Session Description and Speaker Bio


    Speaker: Kay Fittes, High-Heeled Success, LLC

    Topic: Leading Men and Women to Impact the Bottom Line


    Summary of Program Description:

    Have you ever been confident in your clarity of communication only to have it backfire on you? Maybe it was because you were speaking a foreign language. Men and women often speak a different language in the workplace, even in the year 2016. Join us on October 11 to learn some of the differences regarding our perspectives on teamwork, workplace relationships and communication idiosyncrasies both verbal and non-verbal. You’ll walk away armed with new strategies to help you succeed with both genders and impact the bottom line of your business.


    Presentation Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will learn how learned behaviors in childhood creates misinterpretation of workplace behaviors
    2. Participants will learn two body language behaviors that create confusion between genders
    3. Participants will learn how the genders interpret teamwork differently
    4.Participants will learn a key guiding principle in assessing leadership potential and success

    Speaker Bio:

    Kay Fittes is the CEO of High-Heeled Success, LLC and is a recognized authority in showing career-oriented women how to reach their desired success in the business world and guiding organizations to attract and retain the best and brightest women. Her system, High-Heeled Success®, shows women strategies for stepping over learned behaviors that put them at a disadvantage in the workplace. She is the author of four books and has presented to almost 100,000 women in over 2,500 programs. Today as a speaker, trainer and consultant Kay shares her strategies across the U.S. at such notable companies as Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, and Fidelity Investments. Plus, her public workshops are a must for any serious female entrepreneur or career woman. Women rave about her Executive Coaching programs, deemed by clients as profoundly career-changing.

    Sinclair Community College
    Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
    444 West Third St.
    Dayton, Ohio 45402

    Note:
    All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.
    Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.

    Remember:
    • Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
    • Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
    • Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

    November 2016 Professional Development Workshop

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

    Employee Drug and Alcohol Screening: Law and Best Practices - 2016
    Speaker: Karl R. Ulrich, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer; Matt Messersmith, President & CEO, Signet Screening, Inc.
    7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

    Credits: This program has been submitted for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC). .

      
     
     

    Session Description and Speaker Bio

    Speaker: Karl R. Ulrich, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer; Matt Messersmith, President & CEO, Signet Screening, Inc.

    Topic: Employee Drug and Alcohol Screening: Law and Best Practices - 2016

    Session Description:

    This program will cover the following critical issues:
  • Why Screen?
  • What are the Signs of Abuse?
  • Screening options: urine v. hair follicle v. oral?
  • ADA and other laws governing workplace testing: testing issues in hiring, discipline and discharge
  • What to do with employees that have a substance abuse problem?
  • What are the benefits of assistance programs?
  • Learning Objectives:

    1. To gain a detailed understanding of the various forms of screening available for workplace testing and their relative pros and cons
    2. To gain a detailed understanding of the legal rules governing workplace drug and alcohol testing
    3. To gain a detailed understanding of options and best practices when dealing with employees with positive screening results.

    Speaker Bios:

    Karl R. Ulrich, Shareholder Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, a Legal Professional Association
    Karl received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and head of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Sebaly Shillito + Dyer focusing primarily on counseling management clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters. Karl is an Ohio State bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. He is also a member of the Dayton and teh American (member, Labor and Employment Law Committee) Bar Associations and the Missouri Bar and admitted to practice in numerous federal courts across the country.

    Matt Messersmith, President & CEO, Signet Screening Inc.
    Matt received his communications degree from Ohio University. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association. Matt founded Signet Screening in 2011 to help clients make better hiring decisions. He has partnered with the nation's leading resources in employment screening, aptitude testing and drug screening. Signet is committed to friendly customer service, accuracy of data, urgency and competitive pricing.


    Sinclair Community College
    Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
    444 West Third St.
    Dayton, Ohio 45402

    Note:
    All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.
    Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.

    Remember:
    • Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.
    • Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
    • Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.