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    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Time  to  breakout  the  legwarmers and  get  ready  to  escape  an  80s  workout  video!

    Simon Richards was the most prominent star of the 80s. He quickly rose to fame with his at-home workout videos until he mysteriously vanished on New Years Eve in 1989. That day, he was recording his newest film titled REC before witnesses claim to have seen him vanish in thin air. 30 years later, and Simons disappearance remains a mystery until today. Equipped with the only copy of REC in existence, your team must immerse themselves in the world of an 80s workout video to uncover the hidden secrets of the film and uncover the truth behind Simons disappearance. Does your team have what it takes, or will you be stuck in the 80s forever?

    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    OSHA Update
    ft. Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist

    This presentation will review recent changes and upcoming proposals in OSHA and how it affects the HR Professional and HR/Collateral Duty Safety Professional. Several hazards will be addressed that affect HR directly such as workplace violence and COVID. 

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Understand the recent changes & upcoming proposals in OSHA & what that means to an HR Professional

    • Relate how OSHA policies & standards apply to the HR or Safety Professional

    • Discover the workplace hazards facing the HR Professional

    More about the Speaker:

    Mary Bauer is the Compliance Assistance Specialist – CAS - in the Eau Claire Area OSHA Office. She has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and holds certifications for CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist). Ms Bauer was a Compliance Officer in the Eau Claire area for 20 years and has been the CAS for the past 16 years. Mary provides general information about OSHA standards and compliance assistance resources. She responds to requests for help from a variety of groups, including small businesses, trade associations, union locals, and community groups.

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    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
    Registration is closed

    Coffee Chat >>>
    La Crosse Talent Attraction Campaign

    Join us to discuss searching for talent outside the Coulee Region:

    • The Chamber of La Crosse campaign
    • Free resources
    • & Much More!

    Learn More Here!

    This event is free, but registration is required for access to the Teams meeting link.

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
    Registration is closed

    Cybersecurity in Human Resources
    ft. Tom Wojcinski, CISA, CRISC, Director at WIPFLI

    Cybersecurity attacks continue to increase and the impacts are getting more devastating. Employees are the soft underbelly of any organization’s cybersecurity posture and are often the weakest link. In this session, we’ll discuss how attackers conduct reconnaissance of organizations and target employees. We’ll apply this understanding and discuss what an HR department can be doing to influence cybersecurity within their organization.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Build awareness of how employees get compromised as part of a cybersecurity attack
    • Understand key elements of resisting a social engineering and credential compromise attacks
    • Be positioned to contribute an HR perspective to security awareness training and security policy

    More about the Speaker:

    As a director in Wipfli's cybersecurity and technology management practice, Tom Wojcinski specializes in helping organizations reduce and manage the risks that modern technology and information systems introduce to their organization. In today’s business environment, customers, trading partners, regulators, and employees expect continuously available and secure information systems. To help meet this expectation, Tom works with clients to increase the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their information assets.

    Tom leads a variety of engagements designed to help improve organizations’ cybersecurity posture, including cybersecurity risk assessment, control program development and implementation, incident response planning and simulation, vulnerability and penetration testing, security audit, control verification, and managed detection and response. He is a frequent author and speaker on cybersecurity and information technology (IT) risk management topics.

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    • 10 Feb 2022
    • Premier Park Hotel | Madison, WI

    Conference Description

    Save the date and join your SHRM colleagues from around the state at our 8th Annual WI SHRM Day on the Hill event on Thursday, February 10, 2022! Our Day on the Hill event will provide you with a day of education, legal updates, advocacy, and networking opportunities with your HR colleagues and legislators.

    While our final agenda is still being finalized, we are planning for a legal update from our WI SHRM Legal Partner, Boardman Clark, LLP, legislative and advocacy updates from National SHRM Government Affairs, multiple Networking Roundtables facilitated by industry experts, and a panel discussion with legislators and/or staff from the Wisconsin State Legislature.

    Sessions will be submitted for preapproval of recertification credits. Watch the WI SHRM website for updates on additional speakers and topics.

    Event Pricing

    SHRM Member $75

    Non-SHRM Member $85

    Student (Full Time - Undergrad) $40

    WISHRM Day on the Hill Conference 2017

    Register Here!

    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
    Registration is closed

    Exquisite Systems: Performing a 360 Equity Audit In-House
    ft. Trystan Reese, Founder and Head Strategist of Collaborate Consulting

    Every system is exquisitely designed to produce the results that it gets. Are your systems producing results that are equitable for all employees, across lines of gender, race, ability, and LGBTQ status? Join us to learn how to audit your policies and practices to ensure equity for all!

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Understand the anatomy of an equity audit, including the five domains of an audit matrix.

    • Master best practices around staff climate survey creation and analysis

    • Gain insight into improvements to employee handbook language and benefits package elements for achieving organizational equity

    More about the Speaker:
    Reese is the founder of Collaborate Consulting, an Oregon-based firm dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Expert facilitator and consultant on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice whose clients include Lewis & Clark Law School, Tillamook County Creamery Association, Squarespace, Harry's Razors, Metro Public Defenders, Cascade AIDS Project, and more.

    Renown trans storyteller featured on CNN, The Moth, People Magazine, Vice News, Washington Post, and hundreds of other venues and outlets.

    Gifted writer with a keen eye for intersectional inclusion and typographic perfection, whose book “How We Do Family” comes out in Spring 2021.

    Professional nonprofit advocate, most recently serving as the Director of Family Formation at Family Equality to ensure that every LGBTQ+ person (regardless of race, gender, or geography) has the right and ability to form a loving family.

    Accomplished stage performer, called "haunting and strong-voiced" by the LA Times in their review of his performance in the LA premiere of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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    • 16 Mar 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid Event
    Registration is closed

    Mental Health in the Workplace & Introduction to The Accommodate in Place Initiative
    ft. Matt Glowacki, Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Director at WISHRM

    This is a hybrid event. In-person attendees will meet at TBD.

    76% of employees feel burned out, drained, or exhausted at work. Nearly half of employee’s report feeling down, depressed or hopeless. This is increasing according to SHRM research, and yet more than one in three employees reported having done nothing to cope with these feelings.

    Many of these people are experiencing definable mental health and wellness challenges which could be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and may require HR professionals to design and implement accommodations to help them flourish at work.

    Mental Health and Wellness has emerged as one of the critical issues of our time and has only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time to understand what helping our people looks like, what works and which tools and policies we can access to solve one of the greatest challenges to our workforce.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Better understand how the stigma of mental illness and disability prevents people from talking about what they are going through.

    • Gather resources to help them design appropriate ADA compliant accommodations for their workers.

    • Learn how to facilitate empathetic conversations with their employees to help uncover hidden challenges they might experiencing.

    More about the Speaker:

    Matt finds himself straddling the two worlds he inhabits: the able-bodied one and the disabled one.

    Matt was born without legs, but he lived to the most of his abilities, just like everyone else. Matt offers a new way of thinking and a fresh perspective to his audiences, sharing his firsthand accounts of living a unique lifestyle. In his public speaking career, he helps people understand their own situation a little better and tries to explain why people act the way they do based on the challenges they are experiencing.

    Over the course of his life, Matt has owned three different businesses and worked for a Fortune 50 corporation, but today his primary occupation is speaking to the public through his company Myriad Communications. He has developed revolutionary interactive programs to encourage everyone to engage and interact with others who are different from them, and his goal is to teach individuals not to fear interacting with diverse individuals but to be excited about the potential in others.

    For over a decade, Matt has been the most booked diversity speaker in the college market and has been honored with a variety of awards, but his largest accomplishment is being able to share his ideas with over a million people across the United States.

    Matt has also gained recognition having played on the USA Paralympic Sitting Volleyball team for 8 years and participating in the 2000 Paralympics in Australia. He is an active member of the disabled community, yet he considers myself capable of doing what any able-bodied person can do – just in a different way.


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    • 20 Apr 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
    Registration is closed

    The Evolution of the Talent Acquisition Strategy
    ft. Gloria Sinclair Miller, SHRM-SCP, 
    SHRM Divisional Director - West

    During this session, you will receive strategies to reframe your current talent efforts and tactics; reach invaluable, untapped groups of workers that exist each of which can provide a high return on investment and unique, in demand skills; and reinforce the strategies needed to keep your new and existing employees.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Discover 7 HR strategies necessary to grow your team during a workforce shortage;

    • Pick up 9 tactics for accessing the untapped talent pools available to your organization;

    • And gain 3 methods you can apply to compete successfully for job candidates and retain them in today's job market.

    More about the Speaker:
    Gloria Sinclair Miller is an accomplished Senior HR Business Executive with more than 20 years of successful global and domestic human resources leadership in a variety of industry sectors including biopharmaceutical, retail, financial services, non-profit organizations. Gloria has held leadership positions with the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Borders Group Inc, TD Bank and Rosenbluth International.

    Gloria currently serves as the Divisional Director for the western region with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). In this role, Gloria is part of the Marketing and Membership team overseeing the fostering and promotion of memberships, educational programs, certification and services focused on advancing the profession of human resources and creating better workplaces for all.

    Gloria holds a Master of Science (MS) in Human Resources Management and Services from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University. She also holds the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designation.

    Gloria has served in numerous Volunteer Leadership roles including Chapter President and long-time Board Member for the Philadelphia Society for Human Resources Management (Philly SHRM) Chapter, and Board Chairman for USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. She is currently the HR Lead and member of the 2030 Commission for Womens Veterans ROCK. She also serves as an advisory member with Queen City Certified.

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    • 18 May 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting

    2022 Symposium: Employee Wellbeing

    Virtual Agenda

    8:15am | Lindsay Boccardo

    High Achiever Land: Managing Your Stress and Performance Expectations in a Multigenerational Workforce


    • Characteristics of High Achievers and the experiences that cause burnout over time
    • How to get out of the endless “doing more” cycle
    • The REAL skills you need in your role as a leader (hint: these have shifted over the decades!)
    • How to empower all generations to solve problems instead of bringing their problems to you to solve
    • How to set fair and reasonable boundaries and have people respect you MORE for it

    9:45am | Hakemia Jackson

    Workplace -Induced Trauma: Building a trauma-informed organization


    • What it means to be a Trauma-informed Organization
    • The SAMHSA four R's rubric to describe a “trauma-informed” organization, program, or system.
    • The four-phase model for trauma-informed care.

    11:15am | TBD

    Mindfulness for People Leaders

    Details coming soon...

    Meet Your Speakers

    Lindsay Boccardo

    Founder of Lindsay Boccardo Training and Coaching

    Bio coming soon...

    Hakemia Jackson

    CEO of Divinely Powered

    Hakemia Jackson is a global executive coach, DEI Board Advisor, HR Influencer, Speaker and CEO of Divinely Powered Executive Coaching & Leadership Development. She uses her 18 years of corporate experience to aid leaders and organizations in identifying and overcoming barriers to productivity by transforming complex cultures into human-centric cultures of belonging and innovation. Her concentration in cognitive behavioral coaching creates the foundation to partner with executives and leaders to aid them in overcoming limiting belief systems and counterproductive thinking patterns that impede their ability to take healthy actions, implement new behaviors and maximize their skillset. Organizations who have seen value in her services range from boutique firms to larger organizations like Shell Oil & gas, Concentrix, The New York Times, Mastercard, and many more. She has connected with leaders globally in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, & more. Hakemia holds an MS in organizational behavior and executive coaching and is also credentialed by the international coaching federation.

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    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid Event
    Registration is closed

    Gathering and Using Your Team’s Input: Best Practice Ideas for Your Employee Survey Process
    ft. Mary Malone, MS, JD, Customer Engagement Specialist at Innovia Consulting

    This is a hybrid event. In-person attendees will meet at Western Technical College's Lunda Center (333 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601).

    Details coming soon...

    More about the Speaker:

    Mary Malone, MS, JD is a well-rounded strategist, hard-wired for execution.

    Seasoned executive with experience in a range of roles including operations, customer service, marketing, sales, and strategy. Senior leadership positions in two start-up survey data companies. Management consulting experience in projects ranging from overhauling strategic plans to departmental improvement projects.

    I am a data-geek and culture-freak, with a customer-centric ethos and bias for action. Metrics matter. Passionate about developing the talents of team members. Striving to be a servant-leader. Author, speaker, commentator, thinker, trusted advisor, and serial volunteer.

    Bruce Springsteen aficionado. 97 concerts and counting.

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    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
    Registration is closed

    4 Ways to Delete Bias from Your Job Post
    ft. Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media

    Want to increase your job post engagement with candidates from diverse backgrounds? Sure, but how? First, we have to change the way we've always done things. Job post strategies haven't changed in the last 100+ years, leaving us with 100-year-old biases.

    This hands-on presentation will provide examples of why many job postings fall flat, particularly regarding inclusion, and four ways recruiters can refresh this content with inclusion in mind. You'll walk away with tactics to increase qualified candidate engagement by as much as 300%, and you'll reach many more qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Break the trends with better tactics for talking about skills and education in your job postings

    • Avoid creating psychological barriers that send candidates from diverse backgrounds running away

    • Recognize what works and what doesn't about your current job posts

    • Hone your writing to improve response rates, including from those hard-to-find candidates and passive job seekers from diverse backgrounds

    More about the Speaker:

    Keynote speaker, non-binary LGBTQ+ advocate, and writing expert Katrina Kibben [they/them] teaches hiring teams how to write inclusive, unbiased job postings that still attract exceptional talent.

    With 15 years of corporate copywriting and training experience, Katrina knows how to turn talented recruiting teams into talented writers. It takes 2 key ingredients: inspiration and practical advice – of which Katrina has plenty.

    Katrina is a featured HR and recruiting expert in publications like the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. They’ve been named a top HR and Recruiting Expert on numerous “Best of” lists. They’ve worked with companies ranging from NPR to Rust-Oleum, and everything in between including some of the best pizza makers and cancer researchers on the planet.

    Before founding Three Ears Media, Katrina was a CMO, Technical Copywriter, and Managing Editor for leading HR media and technology companies like Monster,, and Randstad Worldwide.

    When not speaking, writing, or training, you'll find Katrina hiking or playing with the adorable dogs that inspired the name Three Ears Media.

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    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
    Registration is closed

    Psychology of Conflict

    ft. Dr. Clare Fowler,  Vice-President of, Faculty at University of Oregon Law

    When our brain detects conflict it moves through 3 phases: Recognize, React, and Role selection. We will find ways to connect with employees in each phase, give employees tips for deescalating and empowering in each phase. We will finish with an examination of neuroplasticity and how positive conflict experiences can reinforce effective communication.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Identify what stage an employee is at in conflict
    • Understand what level of communication and conflict resolution an employee is capable of at each stage
    • Learn techniques for empowering employees: instead of telling them what to do, help them to identify choices
    More about the Speaker:
    Dr. Clare Fowler received her Doctorate on designing dispute resolution systems for small businesses from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education/Organizational Leadership and her Master's of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Dr. Fowler serves as Managing Editor at and as Director of Caseload Manager. She has worked at Pepperdine Straus Dispute Resolution and UO Law as a Workplace Mediation Professor and the Career Advisor. Clare mediates and trains, focusing on workplace disputes. Dr. Fowler's dissertation was a phenomenological study of Workplace disputes. Her current book project is a guidebook for HR directors dealing with high conflict employees.

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    • 21 Sep 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid Event
    Registration is closed

    Building Trust in Remote (and in-person) Teams
    ft. Tina Hallis, Speaker, Owner of The Positive Edge

    This is a hybrid event. In-person attendees will meet at Western Technical College's Lunda Center (333 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601).

    In this timely program, Tina will unveil the neuroscience of connection and why it’s critical for optimum teamwork. But more importantly, you will leave with specific strategies and tools that you can use with your people. When you purposely take time to build trust, you positively impact your team’s communication, collaboration, and cooperation.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Explore why trust matters & learn the two kinds of trust that impact teams

    • Understand the five factors that can elevate or degrade trust and know how to leverage them

    • Engage with tools and activities that can be used to increase trust with your remote (and in-person) teams.

    More about the Speaker:

    Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute, an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®, and the author of "Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity & Success."

    Tina worked for 20+ years as a scientist in Biotechnology before discovering a new science called Positive Psychology in 2011. Seeing the powerful impact this information has on improving people and organizations, she decided to create her own company, The Positive Edge. Her focus is to share science-based insights and strategies that make work more enjoyable and help organizations and individuals be more successful.

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    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting
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    Follow the Leaders: What Top Companies Are Doing With Their Employee Benefits Program
    ft. Taylor Orton, Vice President of Employee Benefits at Cottingham & Butler

    This session will provide participants with an overview of the key trends occurring in Employee Benefits throughout the country, focusing on insights into what leading employers are doing to manage costs, while adding new value to their employees through their benefit programs. Supported by objective data points and real-world results, participants will leave with a list of tangible ideas to optimize the benefit's program within their own organization.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us learn about:

    • Leading Edge Strategies to Optimize Costs of Current Program
    • New Benefits to Add More Value to Employees
    • Administrative Tips to Get Top Value from Your Benefit Investments

    More about the Speaker:

    Taylor is the Vice President of Employee Benefits at Cottingham & Butler, overseeing all Wisconsin Office operations for the firm and consulting employers nationwide on how to optimize their benefit programs. He brings with him a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a decade of healthcare analytics experience, and a fresh perspective to the benefit's industry.

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    • 21 Dec 2022
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Teams Meeting

    Details coming soon...

Past events

17 Nov 2021 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
19 Oct 2021 Emerging HR Professionals Event
13 Oct 2021 WISHRM State Conference
23 Sep 2021 Workforce Forum > The Language of Diversity
21 Sep 2021 Coffee Chat > COVID the Remasking
15 Sep 2021 Talent Optimization & People Strategy
18 Aug 2021 Employment Law
4 Aug 2021 Coffee Chat > Mental Health in the Workplace
21 Jul 2021 Marijuana & Drug Testing
15 Jul 2021 2021 Member Appreciation
30 Jun 2021 Coffee Chat > Transportation Accessibility
16 Jun 2021 Reimagining Human Resources
8 Jun 2021 Coffee Chat – Labor Shortages
26 May 2021 Coffee Chat – Changes with the CDC – Unmasking
19 May 2021 Symposium: Diversity & Inclusion
21 Apr 2021 The Outward Mindset
17 Mar 2021 New Hire Orientations
25 Feb 2021 The Journey to a Remote Workforce
17 Feb 2021 Maintaining Civility through Constructive Conflict
4 Feb 2021 Workforce Readiness Workshops
20 Jan 2021 COVID Update
16 Dec 2020 Resilience: Self-Care, Mindfulness, Boundaries
18 Nov 2020 EEOC Update
27 Oct 2020 Coffee & Catch Up!
21 Oct 2020 Compensation Programs
3 Sep 2020 Breaking Barriers
19 Aug 2020 Mental Health First Aid
14 Jul 2020 Symposium: Daring Leadership
17 Jun 2020 HR Professionals During Crisis
20 May 2020 Requesting ADA Information
30 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
15 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour!
18 Mar 2020 CANCELLED: Tips for Managing Accommodations During Recruitment & Hire
19 Feb 2020 Alexa, Email Me Process Engineer Resumes
15 Jan 2020 Strategic Partnerships & Influencing Upper Leadership
18 Dec 2019 Self Sufficiency Program: Education Support for Employees
20 Nov 2019 What Employers Need to Know for the Holidays
16 Oct 2019 State Conference | HR Trailblazers
19 Sep 2019 Coulee Region Job Fair
18 Sep 2019 Economics Outlook
10 Sep 2019 4th Annual Business Breakfast Forum
21 Aug 2019 Building an Effective Sustainability Team
1 Aug 2019 State Leadership Conference
17 Jul 2019 Wisconsin Internship Initiative
22 Jun 2019 National Conference | Creating Better Workplaces
19 Jun 2019 Annual Member Appreciation Event
15 May 2019 Symposium | Legal Challenges of Leave


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