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October Wilson County
Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
565 S Mt Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Change Nirvana
Presented by Donna Griggs, President/CEO, Propel Change

We all face frequent change in our workplace and personal lives. This change can be a minor adjustment of a process, a workforce transition, or an entire organizational transformation. Donna Griggs’ presentation discusses proven techniques to achieve “Change Nirvana”. These techniques work with any size organization and any size change. You’ll get tools, tips and tricks you can immediately implement to make change more successful.


Schedule: Doors open at 7:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am. 

Breakfast:

  • Members: $18 by end of business Monday, October 15, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, October 15, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, October 15, $15 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of Business recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

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Breakfast Series hosted by
MTSU|SHRM

Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
MTSU Foundation House
324 W. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Emotional Intelligence
Presented by
Doug Gray, PhD, CEO, Action Learning Associates, LLC

Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to manage yourself and others. Thankfully, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a dynamic construct. EI is a large predictor of career success. You can develop your EI. And you can train others to develop their EI. I have done so for years, with hundreds of people.   Please join this session!

Learning objectives:

  • Introduce the construct of EI
  • Provide examples for managing yourself
  • Provide resources for managing others

 

Registration: MTSU Faculty or Student: $5; Member Registration: $20 by end of business Wednesday October 17, $25 afterwards.

This program has been awarded 1.5 hours of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

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2018 MidSouth Employment
Law Conference

Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

MT|SHRM presents the 2018 MidSouth Employment Law Conference to educate and inform HR and Legal professionals about changes and newly enacted and potential legislation.

It’s likely that 2019 will see a vast amount of activity on employment law and workplace legislation issues making it vital for business executives to get the most up-to-date information on these issues.

Presented by employment law experts from preeminent MidSouth law firms, this full-day Conference is the ideal forum to learn, discuss, network and engage with the top employment law minds in the state and take-away a high-level understanding of the recent changes in employment law and legislative activities.

Reasons to Attend

  • Improve your understanding of the complex and confusing world of workplace legislation and pending court decisions
  • Learn to identify common pitfalls that can put your organization at risk
  • Build your professional network of peers and resources
  • Get tools, tips and resources that minimize your vulnerability to litigation

Who Should Attend

  • HR Professionals who have the responsibility to protect their organizations, manage risk and build legally compliant workplaces
  • Business owners and managers seeking practicable, actionable guidance on legal workplace management
  • Legal practitioners who want to hear from employment law peers while earning Continuing Legal Education credits
Registration:  
MT|SHRM Members $298
Any SHRM National or TN SHRM Member $298
Guests/ Future Members $348
MT|SHRM Students  $119

Company Group Rate Pricing: Group rate pricing is available for companies sending 3 or more attendees, with at least one of the attendees being a SHRM local* or National member, and when payment is made by a single check or credit card purchase. For groups of 7 or more, please contact Shannan Duggin at (615) 499-5150.

  • Group Regular Registration
    • Companies with at least one SHRM local* or National member - 3 attendees $815.
    • Companies with at least one SHRM local* or National member - 4 attendees $1075.
    • Companies with at least one SHRM local* or National member - 5 attendees $1,315.
    • Companies with at least one SHRM local* or National member - 6 attendees $1,545.

This program has been awarded 7 hours of General recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Please thank our sponsors for making this event possible:

Cancellation policy: Cancellations will be honored until 3 days prior to the conference.  After that, we're committed and so are you!  If necessary, registrations may be transferred to eligible members through the date of the conference.

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October Diversity & Inclusion
Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Diversity Within the Workplace
Presented by Chris Simmons, Diversity Consultant with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

In this session, Chris Simmons, one of the esteemed Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion, will discusses why the business case for Diversity isn’t being heard by many listeners, how to strengthen chances for success with Women and Minorities in the workplace, and the best practices for Diversity and Inclusion in your organization.

Specific Topic Areas Include:

  • How to get Leadership and organizations on board with Diversity.
  • Ideas on how to talk less and accomplish more
  • Examples of how to structure ERGs
  • Unique issues to consider when populating the Diversity Council or choosing Diversity initiative leaders
  • Frequent mistakes in Diversity communication strategies and programs
  • The Seven Realities that make Diversity success very difficult

Registration:

  • Members: $18 by end of business Friday, October 19, $28 afterward*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Friday, October 19, $39 afterwards* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Student: $9 by end of business Friday, October 19, $15 afterwards*

A boxed lunch will be provided, and registration is required for this event.

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

Schedule: Registration and boxed lunch from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, presentation from noon to 1:00 pm.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

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October Davidson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Employment Law Training: The New EEOC Guidance and Using Training as a Defense
Presented by Kim Vance, Shareholder, Associate, Baker Donelson

In this session, we will discuss the EEOC's new guidance on training, its recommendations to employers, and its insight as to what constitutes adequate or effective training. We will also discuss the use of employment law training in establishing an affirmative defense to harassment claims and review recent cases in which training played a key role in the establishment of the affirmative defense.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12:00 noon.
Lunch:

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, October 22, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, October 22, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, October 22, $19 afterwards.*

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:


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November Sumner County
Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Gallatin Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066

How to Reduce Harassment in the Workplace 
Presented by Tim K. Garrett, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC

With #MeToo and #TimesUp claims on the rise, employers need to be proactive in establishing company guidelines pertaining to harassment while communicating to employees that such policies are not merely an attempt at mitigating risk, but rather a sincere effort to cultivate a healthy workplace environment.

Schedule: Doors open at 7:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am.

Breakfast:

  • Members: $18 by end of business Monday, October 29, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, October 29, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, October 29, $15 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

 

This program will be submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review. 

 

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

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November Williamson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

EEOC Update
Presented by Fred Bissinger, Regional Managing Member, Wimberly Lawson

Over the past few years, the EEOC has significantly ramped up its enforcement efforts and published numerous regulations, guidance, letters, Q&A fact sheets, etc., on significant employment law issues. The EEOC’s expects employers to understand and timely implement policies, procedures, and practices addressing these evolving employment law requirements.                          

Given how quickly these changes have occurred, adapting to and complying with such change is a tall order for most employers.  This presentation will focus on the most important EEOC updates, including among other things, the EEOC’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and related issues.                                                        

The three learning objectives are as follows:

  1. Learn about the EEOC’s current enforcement objectives, as set forth in the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
  2. Learn about practical ways in which to implement practices and procedures to avoid common pitfalls that lead to EEOC Charges (with a focus on the EEOC’s strategic enforcement initiatives)
  3. Learn about practical ways to help supervisors and managers better understand their role and responsibilities in light of the new SEP.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12:00 noon.

Lunch:

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, November 5, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, November 5, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, November 5, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

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November Young Professionals
Networking Event

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Drake's - Cool Springs
553 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

Member Networking Event

Join MT|SHRM Young Professionals on Nov 8 at Drake's (Cool Springs) for open networking/happy hour amongst Nashville area HR professionals in a laid-back environment. Registration is free and all YP events are open to members and non-members. We hope to see you at our next event! See what you missed by clicking here.

Individuals will purchase their own drinks - happy hour drink specials are available. Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

Questions?  Contact Lynzi Loyd at  lloyd@vaco.com   

Schedule: Registration & Networking from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Location: Drake's - Cool Springs, 553 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067.

Free to all MT|SHRM members and their guests, however reservations are required.

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

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Shannan Duggin
Chapter Management Professional

 * Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1-year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


 

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