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2017 MT|SHRM Membership Drive
August thru October
$99 New Members and Renewals

Join or Renew Today!

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, MT|SHRM, now the 6th largest affiliate SHRM chapter in the nation, is gearing up for a membership drive to reach 2,000 members in 2017 by offering $20 off the regular membership price. 

$99 Join or Renew

During the August – October Membership Campaign!

But wait, there’s more!.  We are partnering with HR360 to offer all members their HR Library Portal with hundreds of articles, forms, templates and HR resources included with all MT|SHRM memberships. 

Click here to join or renew now at this special rate.

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Breakfast Series Hosted
by MTSU|SHRM

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
MTSU Foundation House
324 W. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Organizational Development Architecture: Classroom Theory vs Real World Practice
Presented by
Timothy Juergensen, Director, Organizational Development, Correct Care Solutions, LLC

Organizational Development theory and architecture are often discussed and debated in many human resource based academic and professional forums.  Participants often leave these discussions determined and inspired to implement what looked and sounded good in these forum presentations.  Outside of these forums, the challenge of turning what might certainly seem like common sense OD theory into common practice in the contemporary workplace, can be surprisingly daunting, and many times frustrating and disheartening - - especially to young, talented and enthusiastic OD professionals as they enter the real world job market. 

Tim will share a story about a large and fast-growing healthcare organization’s real world “start from scratch” OD architecture development and implementation journey, including a comparison of the original vision and implementation roadmap with the actual journey’s twists and turns, actual outcomes, lessons learned and future hopes and dreams.
Learning objectives:

An overview of the:

  • Key components, inputs and outputs of a real world and functioning OD architecture
  • Key challenges of turning common sense OD theory into common practice
  • Successful practices for cultural transformation within the context of an extreme work environment

Registration: MTSU Faculty or Student: $5; Member Registration: $20 by end of business Wednesday October 18, $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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November Sumner County
Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Gallatin Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066

Are We Being Unreasonable? Practical Guidance for ADA Reasonable Accommodation Issues
Presented by Jeffrey M. Beemer, Member Dickinson Wright, PLLC

If you have ever struggled with how much unpaid leave you must provide an employee as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, you are not alone! Many employers have wrestled with this issue and others regarding their obligation to provide reasonable accomodations to qualified individuals. This interactive seminar will provide an overview of an employer's obligations to provide reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), cover reasonable accommodation case studies, and discuss recent case law and best practices for issues that crop up frequently in the workplace, including unpaid leave. We will answer your questions throughout the session. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding an employer's obligations under the ADA to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability.
  • Understanding how and when to engage in the interactive process with the employee to identify potential reasonable accommodation.
  • Gaining practical new insights based on case studies and recent case law.

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 30, $24 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $24 by end of business Monday, October 30, $32 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, October 30, $12 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."

 

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November Young Professionals
Networking Event

Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SOUTH
1524 Demonbreun Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Member Networking Event

Enjoy Happy Hour* while networking with other young Human Resources professionals!

*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: SOUTH  - located at 1524 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203.

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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November Williamson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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 Wright Daves & Jones

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 2017-2021 Strategic Enforcement Plan, the new Retaliation Guidance, and Harassment study. 

 The three learning objectives are as follows:

  • Learn about the EEOC’s current enforcement objectives, as set forth in the 2017-2021 SEP.
  • 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).
  • 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 6, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $42 by end of business Monday, November 6, $56 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, November 6, $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 Wilson County
Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Location - TBD

Are We Being Unreasonable? Practical Guidance for ADA Reasonable Accommodation Issues
Presented by Jeffrey M. Beemer, Member Dickinson Wright, PLLC

If you have ever struggled with how much unpaid leave you must provide an employee as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, you are not alone! Many employers have wrestled with this issue and others regarding their obligation to provide reasonable accomodations to qualified individuals. This interactive seminar will provide an overview of an employer's obligations to provide reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), cover reasonable accommodation case studies, and discuss recent case law and best practices for issues that crop up frequently in the workplace, including unpaid leave. We will answer your questions throughout the session. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding an employer's obligations under the ADA to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability.
  • Understanding how and when to engage in the interactive process with the employee to identify potential reasonable accommodation.
  • Gaining practical new insights based on case studies and recent case law.

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, November 13, $24 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $24 by end of business Monday, November 13, $32 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, November 13, $12 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."


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November Davidson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders: An Interactive Panel Discussion
Presented by: Brian Griffith, PhD, Valerie Leonard, PHR, SHRM-CP, Nissan North America, Mark Kenny, Hippo Solutions

Griffith Kenny Leonard

With more generations in the workplace than ever before, preparing the next generation of leaders is becoming increasingly critical.  This session will take a first-hand look at how to prepare the next generation of leaders while working with common challenges such as limited leadership development resources.  How do we prepare the next generation?  How do we empower them to develop themselves and others?

This interactive panel discussion will use multiple interactive formats to engage with the audience in a deeper discussion about this increasingly critical topic.

Participants in this session will:

  • Understand the current dilemma facing new and emerging leaders.
  • Discover new ways of thinking about developing new and emerging leaders.
  • Learn practical strategies to empower the new and emerging leaders in your own organization.
  • Recognize the importance of empowering leaders to develop themselves and others.

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 noon.
Lunch:

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, November 27, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $42 by end of business Monday, November 271, $56 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, November 27, $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 submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review.   


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Shannan Duggin
Chapter Management Professional

 * Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a 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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