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The HR Managers Forum is designed for executive directors, human resource managers, department directors and managers, as well as other individuals involved in personnel matters. CCPA co-hosts this meeting with Schuster-Driscoll, an employee benefits, financial services and insurance firm.
HR Forum Updates
6/12/13 - Our next meeting is scheduled for June 12th. We will be joined by Michelle Demers from the company, Super Interns who will lead a discussion on Establishing A “Win-Win” Internship Program.
3/27/13- The March Forum was postponed.
1/23/13 - The January HR Managers Forum featured two guest speakers: Caitlin Thayer, Owner of Barefoot Media, who will speak to Using Social Media in Recruiting & Awareness and Ali Wice, Attorney, Jackson Lewis LLP, who will address Legal Concerns with Social Media. (Click to view presentation).
11/28/12 - We have decided to cancel the November HR Forum and resume our meetings in January 2013. The next scheduled meeting is January 23, 2012 from 9:00-11:00 am.
9/19/12 - "De-Stressing the Stressors At Work" – Employees at nonprofit community provider organizations are often known for their flexibility, creativity, responsiveness and ability to wear multiple hats. But the balancing act isn’t always easy! Guest speaker, Bridget Cooper, Ed.D., Mission Coach at Pieces In Place, led a presentation on how to clarify priorities, employ time-saving strategies to get and stay organized, as well as set and achieve goals.
7/25/12 - Financing Your Benefits Package and Communicating The Total Value to Staff was the topic of the July Forum. Rollin Schuster gave an informative presentation and participants engaged in valuable discussion.
6/6/12- The May Forum was postponed to June, during which Rollin Schuster gave a presentation on HR Technology. Participants discussed their experiences with different providers and shared ideas for future forum topics.
3/28/12 - Speakers Susan Kayeum, Senior Consultant and Rollin Schuster, Principal, of Schuster Driscoll, LLC, led a presentation on Creating a Wellness Program for Your Agency. The group decided that they would like to schedule a follow-up webinar to review the BEneFIT Wellness Portal. Information to follow. The May meeting will focus on HR-related technology.
1/25/12 - The first meeting of 2012 focused on healthcare reform from the employer perspective. View power point slides from Rollin G. Schuster's informative presentation.
11/9/11 - The November HR Forum has been postponed. The group will resume meeting in January 2012.
9/26/11- Key highlights from the September meeting included a briefing by Nancy Caron from Schuster Driscoll on Connecticut's new sick leave law, as well as a presentation by guest speaker, David Hasenbalg, President, Customized Solutions, LLC on, "What not to wear: Fix the style mistakes that most leaders are taking to the street."
7/27/11- The July meeting focused on employee development and succession planning within the organization. Participants shared ideas that included: re-vamping job descriptions to focus on specific skills and responsibilities, offering lateral "moves" for growth and development within the organization, as well as providing personal learning opportunities through non-mandated educational offerings, such as online courses via Essential Learning or the College of Direct Support.
5/25/11 - Attendees shared and discussed social media policies, citing specific examples of how Facebook and Twitter have impacted their organizations, employees and clients. Participants spent the second half of the Forum discussing employee appreciation and strategies for boosting agency morale.
3/9/11 - The January Forum was canceled due to a low RSVP count. The March meeting focused on a New Wellness Portal that centers on strategic wellness solutions, along with an "Open Exchange" that allowed participants to share success stories and brainstorm solutions to their most pressing HR issues.