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Optional Annual One-Pay Offer
For 2019 Meetings

Many members have requested a method to pay once a year for chapter meetings. Some of the reasons given were:

  • Just want to pay once and be done
  • Don't want to ask for reimbursement every month
  • Don’t want to fill in my credit card information again each time I register

Davidson and Williamson Co. Chapter Meetings:
Buy 9 Luncheon Chapter Meetings and get the 10th for free! - $250 Save up to $92

Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner Co. Chapter Meetings:

Buy 9 Breakfast Chapter Meetings and get the 10th for free! - $190 Save up to $62

Here’s how it works:

  • Simply order an annual meeting plan depending on where you like to attend
  • Receive electronic coupon you can use for all 10 meetings in 2019
  • Register online for each meeting you want to attend in your location!

 to purchase your optional One-Pay meeting coupon for 2019.

Not a member?   or renew your membership in Middle Tennessee SHRM for 2019.

The Unavoidable Fine Print:

Membership is required to purchase meeting coupons. Online reservations are required using the electronic coupon. No refunds for unused coupons. Not available for Conferences or other events. Coupons are member-specific and cannot be shared. Membership is based on individual eligibility and is non-transferable.

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January Davidson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Thank you, next! Employment Law (and Pop Culture) Year in Review
Presented by Jeffrey M. Beemer, Attorney, Dickinson Wright, PLLC

There is never a dull moment in employment law or pop culture, and 2018 was no exception. Many of the highest profile topics will have an impact on employers for years to come. In our annual review session, we will explore the employment and labor law issues that that made headlines in 2018 such as #MeToo / #TimesUp, the enforceability of class action waivers, the NLRB’s guidance on employee handbooks following the Boeing decision, along with updates on a variety of other equally important but less headline grabbing topics such as significant court opinions, wage and hour updates, and what new regulations may affect your business. 

We will discuss what, if any, long term impact these issues may have on workplace culture and determine if they are more like pop culture trends that, like Pete and Ariana, are fleeting or, more in line with Justin Bieber, have longer staying power.

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

Lunch:

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, January 21, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, January 21, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, January 21, $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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January Breakfast Series
Hosted by MTSU| SHRM

Friday, January 25, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
MTSU Foundation House
324 W. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

EEOC Update
Presented by Fred J. Bissinger,
Managing Member, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC

At the end of each fiscal year, the EEOC releases statistical data about the charges it received for that year, the action taken with regard to those charges, and the enforcement action or litigation the agency ultimately pursued. Employers can use this data in conjunction with the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance to collect important information about relevant trends and how the federal agency is trying to further its agenda.

The EEOC’s focus is set forth in its Strategic Enforcement Plan for the 2018-2022 fiscal years. The 2017 report reveals that despite the decrease in overall charge numbers, there is a steady stream of retaliation and harassment allegations. 

In addition to the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, launched in 2015. The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have shined a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, particularly those situations involving vulnerable women in low-wage industries. The 2018-2022 FY Plan lists the Commission’s strategic objective and outcome goals, which include combating and preventing employment discrimination through the strategic application of the EEOC’s law enforcement authorities, preventing employment discrimination and promoting inclusive workplaces through education and outreach and organizational excellence. 

Registration: MTSU Faculty or Student: $5; Member Registration: $20 by end of business Wednesday January 23, $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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Certification Preparation Course
Information Meeting

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mosaic Consulting Group, LLC
2503 Eugenia Ave
Nashville, TN 37211

MTSHRM Certification Preparation Course Informational Meeting

This will be a 1.5-hour informational meeting regarding HR Certification for the Spring 12-week course scheduled to begin on February 6, 2019. This meeting will outline the requirements, costs, expectations and well as information to prepare the class for testing.

There is no cost to attend, as this is an informational meeting only. No Learning materials will be available for purchase or distribution. Should you wish to participate in the Spring Certification Preparation course, a separate registration will be necessary.

Parking: Free parking will be available on-site.

*If you will be unable to attend either session or have questions prior to the informational meeting, please contact Desiree Waddell by email at desiree.waddell@hcahealthcare.com

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Certification Preparation Course
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mosaic Consulting Group, LLC
2503 Eugenia Ave
Nashville, TN 37211

Not Yet Certified?

MT|SHRM will be offering our Certification Preparation Course this spring for both the HRCI and SHRM Certification Exams. This 12-week, course is scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 6 and will continue to meet once a week on Wednesdays through May 15, 2019. This course will consist of facilitator-led sessions in a classroom environment, and will be held at Mosaic Consulting Group, LLC, 2503 Eugenia Ave, Nashville, TN 37211. An information session for the spring course will be held on Wednesday, January 30th (please see information above).

Materials are covered in the cost of the sessions and multiple attendees from the same organization may qualify for a discount. 

There is a limited number of participants and MT|SHRM Scholarships are available for this course.


Certification Preparation Course Cost*

MT|SHRM Member: $995, by February 1, $1,095 afterwards*.

*Includes the SHRM Learning System

If you have additional questions about the course, please contact Certification Course Facilitator, Desiree Waddell by email at desiree.waddell@hcahealthcare.com.

The Certification Preparation Course is a Members only program.

Not a Member? Recently Expired?

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

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Maury County Quarterly
Breakfast Meeting

Friday, February 8, 2019
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Columbia Fairfield Inn & Suites
1545 Halifax Drive
Columbia, TN 38401

Thank you, next! Employment Law (and Pop Culture) Year in Review
Presented by Jeffrey M. Beemer, Attorney, Dickinson Wright, PLLC

There is never a dull moment in employment law or pop culture, and 2018 was no exception. Many of the highest profile topics will have an impact on employers for years to come. In our annual review session, we will explore the employment and labor law issues that that made headlines in 2018 such as #MeToo / #TimesUp, the enforceability of class action waivers, the NLRB’s guidance on employee handbooks following the Boeing decision, along with updates on a variety of other equally important but less headline grabbing topics such as significant court opinions, wage and hour updates, and what new regulations may affect your business. 

We will discuss what, if any, long term impact these issues may have on workplace culture and determine if they are more like pop culture trends that, like Pete and Ariana, are fleeting or, more in line with Justin Bieber, have longer staying power.

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 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 Tuesday, February 5, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Tuesday, February 5, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Tuesday, February 5, $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 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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February Rutherford County
Breakfast Meeting

Friday, February 8, 2019
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Rutherford Chamber of Commerce
3050 Medical Center Pkwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Money Talks
Presented by Jason Schmitt, CCP, Compensation Consultant, HCA Healthcare

No one likes to talk about compensation unless they’re talking about raises or bonuses. But for HR professionals, it’s a topic we can’t avoid. So, it’s critical for us to understand the link between pay programs and business strategy. It’s even more important that we speak the same language and use words anyone can understand. In this session, you’ll learn how to talk to people in your organization about compensation, no matter what their role or job level.  

Specifically, you’ll walk away knowing how to:

  • Speak to the fundamentals of compensation using common language
  • Partner with total rewards colleagues to make the most of your compensation dollars
  • Connect pay solutions with business objectives
  • Have productive conversations with managers and employees about individual compensation

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 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 Tuesday, February 5, $28 afterwards*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Tuesday, February 5, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Tuesday, February 5, $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 submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review.  

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February Williamson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

Managing Change in HR
Presented by Miriam Batke, SHPR, SHRM-SCP, Senior Consultant, Findley

Organizations face constant change and each workforce is affected differently. Using a structured process to manage change will help support sustainable results. Without successful change management, organizations face distracted employees, lost productivity, and turnover of high performers. This presentation will walk the audience through a proven process for managing change while providing examples of how to use the model for HR communications. 

This presentation will walk the audience through a proven process for managing change while providing examples of how to use the model for HR communications. Attendees can expect to learn:

  • How to apply the change management model to a variety of HR communications
  • Options for preparing messages so employees get the information they need
  • How to use communication channels to reach a diverse workforce
  • What metrics to capture so communications can be adjusted throughout the process

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, February 11, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, February 11, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, February 11, $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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February Wilson County
Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
565 S Mt Juliet Rd,
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

What Does Unconscious Bias Have to Do with Communication & Relationships
Presented by Megan Johnson-Rox, MA, CLC, Chief, JMJ Communication Group

How do you know if your perception of someone's words or behavior is accurate or not? It becomes clear pretty quickly when you get angry, hurt, annoyed, aggravated, offended, insulted, etc. Our perceptions are naturally biased because what affects our perceptions are our beliefs, values and past life experiences. Our perceptions can often be incorrect, so checking your perception is necessary to having good communication and good relationships. It also helps you see that your perception of others, is just that, a perception and not the “truth” or the only way of seeing/understanding something.

It’s you who makes meaning from someone’s words, non-verbals and behavior, not them. Successful communication is when the meaning that the person sending the message intended to send is understood by the listener/viewer exactly as the sender meant.

Unconscious bias is a popular term that has many applications. Our perception of other's communication and behavior involves many things that we’re not aware of. It’s unconscious. The definition of bias is "an inclination of outlooka personal judgment”. That’s what perception is: your outlook and judgement. So, when I talk about unconscious bias, I’m referring to our perception and everything that affects our perception, our beliefs, values, past experiences, etc. When you are aware of what is controlling how you view the world and others, you can take control of it. You will start to see your communication and relationships change for the better when you become aware of your perception and not let it unconsciously control your reactions to others and the world around you.

Learning outcomes:

  1. You will better understand your own bias in your daily interactions with others,
  2. You will learn to become more aware of your perception and how it is affecting your relationships. 

All good communication and relationships start with an accurate perception – a perception about what the person meant by their words &/or actions.

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 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, February 18, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, February 18, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, February 18, $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 submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review. 

 

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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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