April 2015 - MVHRA Connections
MVHRA April 2015 Connections Newsletter
Presidential Ponderings Volume 4, Edition 4
Kelly O’Connor, PHR, GBA President/Servant Leader
Connecting and catching up with other HR professionals is a highlight to my week. I learn the most through stories and who’s better at storytelling than HR?
So you can imagine my excitement when I looked at my April calendar and realized it is going to be an active month of professional development and uniting with my HR network. Will you be attending any of the following events?
* April 10: Volunteering with the Workforce Readiness committee at the Veterans Employment & Training Seminar – interested? Contact Robin Brun at email@example.com
* April 14: MVHRA Luncheon: What They Didn’t Teach You in College That You Must Know to Survive in HR
* April 15: HR Collaborative one-day conference
And don’t forget to register for our May professional development workshop by April 10 to receive the lower price.
Don’t have time to join us for any April events? No worries… May is just as busy with other exciting events, such as the MVHRA Dayton Dragons event, May workshop and May luncheon with Chuck Underwood.
You can also connect with us virtually on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We want to see you. Its spring… come out of hibernation and come join us! I look forward to catching up.
Welcome New Members!
Kimberly Boeke, HR Generalist / Recruiting Manager, Norwood Medical
Kathi Hotz, Sr. Technical Recruiter, Infinity Group Recruiting, Inc.
Alyssa Daniel, Sr. Technical Recruiter, Infinity Group Recruiting, Inc.
Jennifer Kaylor, HR Manager, General Engine Products
Amanda Wilson, Talent Management Consultant, CMax Advisors
Cynthia Chibis, HR Manager, Dayton Metro Library
Damon Wood, HR Manger, Cox Media Group
Katie Brand, HR Manager, Dayton Freight Lines
Tyler Hollen, Student, Wright State
Dawn Bradford, HR Business Partner, Employee Management Services
Melissa Sieradzki, HR Advisor, Speedway
Carin Tener, HR Associate, ACCO Brands
Tina Boyd, Sr. HR Operations Rep, LeGrand North America
May Professional Development Workshop
Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, April 10th!
One of the seminal scholars who pioneered and popularized the field of generational study & business strategies and the host of the PBS national-television series - AMERICA’S GENERATIONS WITH CHUCK UNDERWOOD will present Generational Workforce Diversity and Management Strategy, on Tuesday, May 12th from 8:00 – 11:15 a.m. MVHRA is partnering with Arthur Associates LLC for our May PDW and we would like to offer our members an opportunity for an early bird member registration fee of $49.00.
Chuck Underwood will provide actionable steps to work with millennials, genX’ers, and boomers. This event will provide an opportunity to walk out with specific tactics and guidelines on how to recruit, onboard, motivate, lead, train, and retain each generation and understand what attracts each generation to your company or product.
Early Bird Registration for the May Professional Development Workshop closes Friday, April 10th at 11:59 p.m. If you have not already done so, please click on the link provided below to register. Effective Saturday, April 11th the price will increase to $99.00.
• Early Bird Member Rate - until 4/10/15 - $49
• Registration Rate beginning 4/11/15 - $99
Feel free to contact LaTonia McCane, President Elect at 225.9963 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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College Relations Corner – Thank You!
The College Relations Committee would like to take the time to say Thank You to our MVHRA members who have volunteered their time for the programs and events provided for students in our community. Your involvement is key to solidifying ongoing contact between students and MVHRA to strengthen relationships and involvement for now and in the future.
It’s been a busy year and we’ve now launched all of our 4 Sustaining Programs that are the cornerstone of our college relations focus:
The Networking Program which allows students to be hosted by our members at MVHRA luncheons to encourage and practice networking skills. The Job Shadow Program designed to match MVHRA members with students so they will have a meaningful experience. The Job Preparedness Program which works closely with the college chapter advisors to assist with on and off campus events and activities that help students with job search skills and other applications for the world of work. The Internship and Special Projects Program which encourages MVHRA members to commit to internships and short/long term projects for our collegiate chapters and student members.
Without you there would be no successes. For those who are involved, again, Thank You for your continued support. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, there are opportunities to fit any schedule or time frame. To begin with these programs or to help on the committee, contact Betsy Brown, College Relations Chair, at (937) 429-9225 or email@example.com for more details.