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June 2019 - MVHRA Connections





JUNE 2019




Check out these exciting Human Resources job opportunities:

  •   Recruiter – Grace Lutheran Services
  •   HR Business Partner – NuVasive
  •   HR Manger – Bob Evans
  •   HR Intern – Projects Unlimited
  •   Sr. HR Generalist – IDC Spring








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.





HR Scholarships Available at Wright State University

Submitted by Betsy Brown


The Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business will offer need-based tuition awards to students who pursue a short-term certificate in human resources, business analytics and information technology thanks to a $50,000 award from the state. The funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Short Term Certificate Financial Assistance Program is designed help students receive training that leads to in-demand jobs.


The Department of Management and International Business received $15,000 for scholarships for the Human Resource Professional Certification Study Course (HRPCSC) and $10,000 for the Human Resource (HR) Certification program. Each award is up to $1000. They are available for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 (HR Certificate only), and Fall, 2020.

The HR Certificate consists of 6 courses that can completed in less than a year. It requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent to apply. For more information on this program, please see




On this page: Real World Experience. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of human resources and work on significant human resource projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.


The HRPCSC prepares students that will be sitting for the PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP. This is a 10-week workshop. For more information, please see




Take the Next Step. Finding the right college means finding the right fit. See all that the Raj Soin College of Business has to offer by visiting campus.


The deadline for scholarships for Fall 2019 is July 26, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kim Lukaszewski at


Please click the link below to start your application.



College Relations Committee - Call for Volunteers 


MVHRA provides many different types of support to college students, especially the SHRM student chapters, MVHRA student members and other academic solutions. The College Relations Committee (CRC) has a variety of programs designed to provide ongoing contact between students and MVHRA.    We need YOUR help and participation to be successful!


Volunteer Opportunities

  • MVHRA Luncheon Hosts (2 Hours)  – Host a student at an MVHRA luncheon! CRC will arrange it ahead of time; all you do is meet the student at 11:00am at the luncheon and host them at your table! Talk with them about your job, introduce them to people you know at the luncheon, and let them observe how networking works!   Contact Betsy Brown at for more information!
  • Job Shadow Event (Half day or Full day) – We match MVHRA members with students so they will have a meaningful experience in the workplace! Designed to be either a half day or full day, host a student at your workplace and let them job shadow you!  We’re looking for job shadowing opportunities the weeks of September 23 through October 4th. Contact  Linda Dean at or Kelli Cowgill at for more information.
  • Night of Networking (90 minutes) – An evening of networking and refreshments brings HR professionals and students from Wright State HR Club together! This event is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019.  Contact Kim Lukaszewski at for more information.
  • Work Engagement/Speaker Program (Varies) – We need MVHRA members to provide meaningful work experiences and employment opportunities such as internships and short/long term projects for HR students.  Do you need an extra pair of hands for a special project? Host a college student for a period of time to help you get it done! Employee file audits, updating job descriptions, an I-9 Audit…are just a few projects to consider. Contact Carlina Figueroa at for more information.
  • The Speakers Program (1 Hour) – Share your expertise! Give WSU students a glimpse of what HR is like in the real world! Share stories of successful projects or speak on an HR or Management related topic. Contact Linda Dean for more information at

Whether you have A LOT of time to volunteer or just a LITTLE, there are a lot of options! Please consider giving back in the

2019-2020 school year!


(Visit our College Relations Committee page on the MVHRA website!)



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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September 10, 2019


Luncheon: Clearing out Ambiguity in our Company Culture

Speaker: Steve Browne

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

  • Owning HR - HR is at a crossroads where we need to own who we are and what we bring to organizations. We are not a support function. We are a leadership/development arm of the company.
  • The Human Factor - HR has the ability to personalize and practice HR at the individual level. Done well this leads to building the whole into an organization filled with people who truly perform in their roles. This is much more than putting the "H" in HR. It's allowing people to bring their best to their role every day.
  • The Power of Context - Giving employees context around why we have parameters and processes is a shift from the traditional organization. HR can affect the company from a behavioral perspective which is sustainable on a long-term basis.
  • Development not Measurement - HR must develop employees from the C-Suite to Management to Front-line Supervision. This takes a complete break from how companies currently approach employees. There is an intentional method that breaks through and leverages the strengths of our people.
  • Approach is Key - HR has the responsibility to model the behavior it wants to see in others. It's not good enough to design programs, performance must be visible and consistent. HR sets the standard and direction of culture strategically across the organization.

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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