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March 2019 - MVHRA Connections




MARCH 2019




Check out these exciting Human Resources job opportunities:

  •    Human Resource Director – Gallagher
  •    Sr. HR Generalist – Henny Penny
  •    Talent Acquisition Specialist – PSA Airlines
  •    Human Resources Representative – Benjamin Steel Co.
  •    Director, Human Resources – Benjamin Steel Co.






Visit MVHRA’s website today to order a variety of MVHRA 100th Anniversary items.  MVHRA 100th anniversary logo items include shirts, cardigans, blankets, Tervis cups, and more!  Just follow the link on our website to place your order.



Clothes That Work -  Men at Work Event


The Workforce Readiness Committee of MVHRA has partnered with Clothes That Work to support the Men At Work campaign.  The Men At Work campaign raises funds for job seekers in the Miami Valley.


Role models compete to be the most influential man in the Miami Valley.  The campaign kicks off on April 24th at the Arts Annex with fun, food, and refreshments.  Voting begins that night and ends with a celebration on May 22nd to crown the winner.  To buy tickets to the event or vote for your favorite role model, go to:


If you have questions about the event, please contact Joanie Krein, Chair of the Workforce Readiness Committee, at or 937-293-0185.


Reminder:  MVHRA Legal Services Plan Available 


MVHRA has an agreement with local attorneys to provide a legal services plan for MVHRA members (the “Plan”).  The Plan is available again for 2019 and is included as part of your current membership at no additional charge.  Further details available at


Note:  You must be a MVHRA member AND logged into to access this service within the "MY MVHRA" link at the top of the page.



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April 4, 2019


2019 Cincinnati Fiduciary Summit

Local & National Guest Speakers: Michael Morris, Managing Director – Pensionmark Financial Group; Jim Lash, President – Hylant Cincinnati; Bradford Campbell, Current Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee; David Donaldson, Former Senior DOL Investigator, President & CEO – ERISA Smart

Location: Anderson Pavilion, 8 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Time: 11am - 3pm (Lunch included)

MVHRA Members are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Cincinnati Fiduciary Summit presented by Xponential Growth Solutions. Join industry professionals as they discuss fiduciary issues impacting plan sponsors.

Topics of Discussion:

  • What Every Fiduciary Needs to Know for 2019
  • How to Evaluate Retirement Plan Fees
  • Committee Best Practices for Effective Plan Oversight – How to Protect Fiduciaries
  • Washington Update – Legislative, Retirement & Healthcare
  • Through the Eyes of a Former Senior DOL Investigator
  • Ask the Experts – Local & National Professional Panel
  • Non-Qualified Executive Benefits Panel
  • RFP/RFI Best Practices
  • More Topics To Be Announced!

Who Should Attend?

  • Human Resource, Benefit, and Finance executives
  • Business owners and Fiduciaries
  • Plan sponsors with 401(k), 403(b), 457 or DB Pension Plans - *The intended audience is exclusively retirement plan sponsors and these guests will receive first priority for attendance

Certified For 3 hours of:

  • SHRM PDC’s
  • CEBS Credit eligible

Cost: Free for members of MVHRA – Enter “MVHRA19” in Comment Box to waive your $150 registration fee.



April 9, 2019


Luncheon: Creating a Culture of Civility in the Workplace

Speaker: Marcus S. Nagy, Ph.D.

Location: Sinclair Community College

Time: 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker


This presentation will introduce the notion of civility in the workplace and how creating a culture of civility can increase respect for all employees within a workgroup. In doing so, acceptance and inclusion will be enhanced for all members of the workgroup, regardless of sex, race, religion, or any other protected group. Hence, civility is more than a diversity initiative that often focuses on only one protected group. In addition, it will be argued that increasing civility will result in fewer claims of sexual harassment while also reducing organizational costs associated with absenteeism and turnover, and increasing job satisfaction and performance. Finally, steps that can be taken to build a culture of civility in the workplace will be presented.


Credits: This program is being submitted for approval of recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).



May 14, 2019


Workshop: How to Find Confidence in Conflict and Negotiate Effectively

Speaker: Kwame Christian Esq., M.A.

Location: Sinclair Community College

Time: 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop


This customized workshop is designed to make difficult conversations easier and give you the confidence you need to overcome fear, frustration, and anxiety. These workshops will help you to communicate confidently, deal with difficult people, and get what you deserve. Specifically, participants will learn the following:

  • How to have critical conversations;
  • How to create trust and understanding;
  • How to interject managed conflict into high level discussions;
  • How to use critical conversations as an opportunity to understand your colleagues, stakeholders, and clients and create an atmosphere that facilitates open conversation;
  • How to avoid critical mistakes that stifle communication and create hostility; and
  • How to approach every interaction as a strategic opportunity for future success.

The workshop will end with a negotiation simulation that will give the participants the opportunity to practice these new skills in a safe environment.


Credits: This program is being submitted for approval of recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).




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