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    • 1 Apr 2023
    • Moraine Park Technical College | Beaver Dam, WI

    Conference Description

    Save the date and mark your calendar to join us for this year's WI SHRM Student Conference and Case Competition to be held at the Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam, WI on April 1, 2023.

    Over the course of an exciting day, there will be guest speakers and rounds of case competition oral presentations culminating in a final round and and prize awards!

    The Case Competition involves teams of undergraduate or masters students from various colleges and universities from around the state compete in oral presentations. The case is created specifically for the SHRM Case Competition and can focus on any number of HR issues (i.e., Management Practices; Selection & Recruitment; Training & Development; Compensation & Benefits; Employee/Labor Relations; and Health, Safety & Security or a combination).

    There are many benefits to the SHRM Case Competition. The SHRM Case Competition offers the opportunity to bring professional HR professionals, students and student chapter advisors together in a meaningful way. The Case Competition is worthwhile and beneficial to Wisconsin professional members as well as the students. The professionals judging the cases get a fresh look at the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm of the HR students that are getting ready to graduate. The students receive an opportunity to network with other students and showcase their knowledge to HR practitioners.

    Event Pricing

    SHRM Member $0

    Non-SHRM Member $0

    Student (Full Time - Undergrad) $0

    Register Here!

    • 11 Apr 2023
    • 7:00 AM
    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • La Crosse Center | La Crosse, WI

    TDCON2023 Website Cover.pngConference Description

    Join the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association as it hosts the annual Talent Development Conference (TDCON) on April 11 - 12, 2023 at La Crosse. Each year we welcome more than 250 attendees, including executives, business leaders, human resources professionals, dozens of Wisconsin industry and trade associations, policymakers, and workforce development leaders.

    Event Pricing

    Early Bird - $225

    Regular - $275

    Register Here!

    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid Meeting

    This is a hybrid event. In-person attendees will meet at Belle Square (232 3rd Street North, La Crosse, WI). Enter the doors at the corner of 3rd Street and Vine Street.

    You hear it from your legal counsel all the time: document, document, document. But, in reality, they never teach you or your managers how to effectively transcribe verbal coaching, counseling or disciplinary conversations into proper documentation. Learn the seven steps to creating "bulletproof" documentation along with words and phrases that create risk and can be red flags for discrimination. Walk away with a usable framework and tips for perfecting your documentation.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Learn to document expectations, policy violations, performance issues and consequences
    • Properly document employee's explanation and action plan
    • Understand which words and phrases to avoid when documenting 

    More about the Speaker: 

    An employment attorney by background, Allison specializes in delivering customized workplace training, conducting workplace investigations, coaching executives/managers concerning performance, disciplinary or skill-building, and serves as an expert witness. Allison also works with individuals and teams on conflict resolution and creating more collaborative work environments.

    She is a former Board Member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and has been faculty at the AWI Investigation Training Institute. She is a top-rated speaker at SHRM and other HR/diversity conferences, and is a national expert on harassment, discrimination and investigations. Allison appeared on PBS, CBS This Morning and in O Magazine discussing workplace harassment issues. She is a member of the State Bar of California, holds a SHRM-SCP certification, and AWI-CH (investigation) certificate.

    Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH

    • 17 May 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hybrid Event
    Registration is closed

    This is a hybrid event. 

    Have you ever wondered why you are in zombie mode? Why do the days go by looking like a foggy windshield? What if we could figure out how to wipe it all away and return back to energy. What if we had more control than what you think?

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Build resilience and navigate through change with ease. 
    • Leave with an action plan to begin moving forward in this chaotic, fast-paced world. 
    • Learn the behavioral changes contributing to burnout, how to respond, and move back to energy! 
    • Explore energy and burnout contributors in each of the categories and create a practical action plan that is sustainable.

    More about the Speaker: 

    Kelly Bubolz is a working mom with three young children. She uses her experience as a leader in human resources to empower and transform a company’s biggest asset: its employees. Through a hard season, she learned to trust the process and embrace what life is teaching us.

    Kelly delivers unique training on topics including burnout, using her own experience to help others to prevent it. What started as a physical healing research mission transformed into identifying activities within her control, learning how to sustain new habits, self-discovery practices, and research into social norm pressures and human behavior investigation – all of which led her here to you.

    • 11 Jun 2023
    • 14 Jun 2023
    • Las Vegas, NV

    Conference Description

    Change in the workplace and in your own work doesn’t come easy. It takes vision, connections, commitment and access to the right resources. All the things you’ll get and all the things we’ll celebrate at SHRM23, SHRM’s 75th anniversary conference. It’s not only going to be bigger than ever. It’s going to be better than ever, featuring four days of curated experiences throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, around town and even live online. So, join us for this historic event and join us to make a real change in the world of work.

    Event Pricing

    SHRM Member $1,995

    Non-SHRM Member $2,395

    Register Here!

    • 21 Jun 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid Event
    Registration is closed

    This is a hybrid event. 

    Attracting and retaining talent is one of the top priorities of the HR community. Seeing how your benefit offerings stack up vs others can help you put together a total rewards package that accomplishes this priority. There are many different benchmarks out there and knowing which are relevant to you is and why is helpful. We will explore several benchmarks for benefits during this session.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Understand the importance of benchmarking

    • Understand if national, local, or both are relevant to your business

    • Understand how you stack up

    More about the Speaker: 

    Jeff LeClaire and Garrett Jerue lead the benefits consulting practice for The Insurance Center, a 12-location benefits consulting firm headquartered in Onalaska, WI.

    Jeff LeClaire     Garrett Jerue

    • 19 Jul 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hybrid Event

    Reaching New Heights ft. Alan Mallory

    This is a hybrid event. 

    Alan’s dynamic program is built around the two years of planning and two months of climbing that went into making the goal of reaching the summit of Mount Everest a reality for Alan and three members of his immediate family. It is an engaging visual and educational journey packed with tools, strategies and innovative ideas that human resources professionals can put into action to make positive changes in their professional and personal journeys. Alan puts specific emphasis on maintaining a future mindset, effective collaboration, adapting to change, developing mutual goals, overcoming adversity, empowering others, and developing trust in professional relationships.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Adapt to chaining environments using agile methodologies
    • Manage risk and determine response strategies
    • Empower employees to make informed decisions
    • Maintain a future mindset
    More about the Speaker: 
    Alan is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all that we do! His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we are able to cultivate more innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action.

    Alan holds a degree in engineering from Queen’s University and a masters in psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. Alan has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager developing patents and solutions to complex challenges in the mining and metals industry. Living and working abroad has given him the opportunity to deepen his understanding of individual and team challenges, better appreciate cultural diversity and successfully adapt to different organizational structures.

    Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008 Alan embarked on the journey of a lifetime and set a world record on Mount Everest along with three members of his immediate family. It was a two-month expedition through some of the most exciting yet terrifying conditions imaginable and their success demanded an unwavering perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. Alan delivers a number of exciting presentations and training programs designed to help individuals, team members and organizations reach new heights in the way we think and the actions we take in order to achieve breakthrough performance.

    • 16 Aug 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hybrid Event

    HR is Long Overdue for a P.I.P.! ft. Tina Marie Wohlfield, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    This is a hybrid event. 

    In our efforts to conquer every ‘people’ challenge facing today’s organizations, is HR failing to recognize the challenges, opportunities and unintended consequences of our actions or inactions.

    In this session - Tina Marie will highlight the growing need for HR to recognize in order for us to continue to impact and support our stakeholders – we need to listen to our own advice and shift from Performance Improvement Processes to People Inspired Processes.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Boundaries, Isolation, Standards and Processes – opportunities and barriers to becoming the HR department we all want to work for.
    • Are you practicing HR by “living by exception” or “living by example” when it comes to HR activities and your own professional development?
    • HR are People too! – why we often neglect our own needs for the sake of others. 

    More about the Speaker: 

    Tina Marie Wohlfield is the founder and Chief People Strategist at TIMAWO (pronounced Tee-ma-woe). She is a passionate champion of Human Resources, Leadership and Talent Management with over 25+ years’ experience in the Human Resources profession.

    Tina Marie received her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Walsh College. In addition to holding both the SHRM-SCP and SPHR, HR professional certifications; she is a Neuroscience-based coach with a Certification in Applied Neuroscience by Key Change Institute (KCI).

    Tina Marie is an active member of the HR community and dedicated advocate for advancing the HR profession through collaboration, partnerships and mentorship. In 2018 she co-founded HRUnite! a professional networking and advocacy group to support and advance the HR profession through impactful professional relationships.

    Tina Marie is an HR Storyteller and frequent speaker on HR and leadership topics throughout the country. Her first book, STOP Collaborate and LISTEN – Developing Impactful HR Partnerships Through Collaboration was released in March 2019 and is available through Lulu Publishing.

    • 15 Nov 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hybrid Event

    This is a hybrid event. 

    Many of us fear conflict because we don't feel confident in our ability to handle it. In this session, you'll learn how to shift your mindset about conflict from something to fear to an opportunity for progress, creativity, and innovation.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Uncover your conflict mode

    • Understand how to leverage it for connection and growth

    • Learn skills you can use to immediately build your confidence in approaching conflict

    • Leave with concrete words, phrases, and skills to unlock your unlimited potential

    More about the Speaker: 

    As the founder and CEO of Conflict Capable Solutions, Anna is revolutionizing how people approach and handle conflict.

    For many years, she was an executive leader for mission-driven organizations that were stifled by conflict. She’s on a mission to help people level up from conflict management to conflict capabilities with her experience and expertise in civil mediation, civil mediation training, conflict resolution consulting, and facilitated dialogues.

    She works alongside individual leaders, teams, and organizations to help them make a plan to help people confidently approach conflict. With her guidance, they shift their mindset about conflict and learn shared words, phrases, and skills that unlock their unlimited potential.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in Diversity Studies and Communication and a master’s degree in Advocacy and Political leadership.

    Anna loves popcorn, improv, paddle boarding, creative writing, and meeting you.

    She’s based in Minneapolis where she lives with her husband Gabe and Morris, the bouncy Golden Retriever.

Past events

15 Mar 2023 LASHRM March Meeting | How to Manage Resistance to DEI
8 Mar 2023 Emerging HR Professionals Event | Finding Your Leadership Style
16 Feb 2023 2023 WI Workplace Policy Conference
15 Feb 2023 LASHRM February Meeting | Winning at Working Parenthood: An HR Practitioner's Perspective
18 Jan 2023 LASHRM January Meeting | Creating Empathy Through Conversation
21 Dec 2022 Employee Benefits Compliance and Regulatory Update
16 Nov 2022 Follow the Leaders: What Top Companies Are Doing With Their Employee Benefits Program
9 Nov 2022 Coffee Chat > Addressing Employee Financial Issues with Motivational Interviewing (MI)
19 Oct 2022 Emerging HR Professionals Event
12 Oct 2022 WISHRM State Conference
21 Sep 2022 Building Trust in Remote (and in-person) Teams
8 Sep 2022 7th Annual Workforce Forum: The Pursuit of Diversity
24 Aug 2022 Coffee Chat > Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community
17 Aug 2022 Exquisite Systems: Performing a 360 Equity Audit In-House
27 Jul 2022 Coffee Chat > Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program Overview
20 Jul 2022 4 Ways to Delete Bias from Your Job Post
15 Jun 2022 Gathering and Using Your Team’s Input: Best Practice Ideas for Your Employee Survey Process
8 Jun 2022 Coffee Chat > The Parenting Place
1 Jun 2022 Membership Appreciation Night at the La Crosse Loggers
18 May 2022 2022 Symposium | Employee Wellbeing
11 May 2022 Coffee Chat > Starting the Conversation of Employee Wellbeing
27 Apr 2022 Coffee Chat > Re-Energize Your Culture Through Trust & Teamwork
20 Apr 2022 The Evolution of the Talent Acquisition Strategy
16 Mar 2022 Mental Health in the Workplace & Introduction of The Accommodate in Place Initiative
24 Feb 2022 Emerging HR Professionals Event
23 Feb 2022 Coffee Chat > The Dos and Don'ts of HR Technology
16 Feb 2022 How Mental Health Affects Office Conflict, and How Office Conflict Affects Mental Health.
16 Feb 2022 RESCHEDULED Exquisite Systems: Performing a 360 Equity Audit In-House
10 Feb 2022 2022 Day on the Hill
19 Jan 2022 Cybersecurity in Human Resources
12 Jan 2022 Coffee Chat > La Crosse Talent Attraction Campaign
15 Dec 2021 OSHA Update
8 Dec 2021 Members Only | Virtual 80s Escape Room
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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Chapter #0288

PO Box 513
La Crosse, WI 54602

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