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    • 05/29/2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual by Zoom (login provided with email confirmation)
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    Please join us for our SHRM-KC coffee chat series. This month’s topic is on Neurodiversity in the Workplace. We will be joined by guest expert Teddi Hernandez COO of Lakemary Center, who will share insights regarding what neurodiversity is, best practices for inclusion in the workplace, and how employers can work with employees to ensure they are set up for success. Following a short overview we will then break into discussion to share experiences and best practices.

    This event is a closed event for SHRM-KC members. There is no fee to attend. Zoom login information will be provided upon registration. We look forward to seeing you!

    • 06/11/2024
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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    In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing HR landscape as we know it.  If you can Google, you can use any Generative AI tool to help your company save time and increase your productivity.   As clients' and employees’ expectations and needs change, businesses will need to adapt and harness AI. The advent of AI presents a transformative opportunity to revolutionize HR processes and drive organizational success and efficiency, especially in areas of HR that have been historically administratively burdensome.  The impact of technology isn’t disappearing, and HR and business professionals should embrace the changes coming their way. We will also discuss best practices in providing guidance on security, IP protection, and internal policies that HR Pros can take back to their organizations.  

    Program Objectives:

    • Understand the fundamentals of AI and it’s applications in HR
    • Explore the benefits and challenges of integrating AI into HR practices
    • Learn how AI can streamline HR processes and optimize workforce management
    • Gain insights into ethical and policy considerations and best practices for responsible AI implementation in HR and within our businesses

      Burton Kelso is the Chief Tech Expert at Integral, an IT Support and computer services company, TEDx, and national speaker, as well as a Media Tech Expert who regularly appears on national and international  TV and radio. He’s here to help you get the most out of your devices. his vision is to remove the frustrations and complexity of computers and technology and open people up to a world of new ideas, experiences, and opportunities. He loves technology, he’s read all of the manuals, and he’s serious about making technology fun. safe, and easy to use for everyone!

      Agenda:

      • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
      • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
      • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

      This session has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of SHRM recertification credit and 1.00 hour of HRCI BUSINESS recertification credit.


      Sponsored By: 



      Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

      • 06/20/2024
      • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      • Kansass City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132
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      Connect and Celebrate: Join us for an exclusive SHRM-KC Membership Social hosted by the Kansas City Zoo & Sobela Ocean Aquarium! This vibrant event brings together HR professionals, industry experts, and enthusiasts for an evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration. Dive into engaging conversations, share experiences, and build valuable connections within the dynamic HR community. With a backdrop of the Sobela Ocean Aquarium, enjoy a lively atmosphere and discover the benefits of being a part of SHRM-KC—a platform that fosters professional growth, knowledge exchange, and lasting friendships in the world of Human Resources.

      Parking Instructions: Park in the GREEN parking lot and enter through Guest Relations where you will be escorted to the event. 

      Registration: RSVP is required.  This event is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members.

      A special thank you to our host: 



      • 06/23/2024
      • (CST)
      • 06/26/2024
      • (CST)
      • Chicago, Illinois


      TAKING THE WINDY CITY BY STORM

      The journey to creating a better world of work is an ever-evolving path. Propel towards a future of limitless opportunities when you experience SHRM24, your compass guiding you towards success. This curated event, taking place in the vibrant city of Chicago, will empower you to embrace change, drive innovation within your organization, and equip you with the tools to advance your career’s success. Join forward-thinking HR professionals who are committed to creating a better HR landscape. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking sessions, collaborate with industry trailblazers, and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate the journey ahead. JOIN US AT SHRM24

      For more information and to register, visit https://annual.shrm.org/


      • 06/26/2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
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      This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

      These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


      • 06/28/2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtually via Teams

      Join the Membership Committee as they walk through the benefits of being a SHRM-KC member, and help you get connected! Whether you are new to SHRM-KC, or a long-term member who is looking to volunteer or be more engaged, this session is for you. Grab your lunch and join us!

      To register, contact Ricky Walker, SHRM-KC Membership Co Director, rdwalker@burnsmcd.com 

      • 07/09/2024
      • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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      This session is designed to equip HR professionals with the essential skills for conducting effective workplace investigations. This dynamic session delves into the intricacies of investigative techniques, emphasizing a thorough understanding of legal and ethical considerations. Participants will learn how to navigate sensitive issues, interview key stakeholders, and gather pertinent evidence while maintaining a fair and impartial process. The program also explores case studies and real-world scenarios to provide practical insights into handling diverse workplace challenges. With a focus on fostering a culture of trust and accountability, this program empowers HR professionals to proactively address workplace issues, ensuring a healthy and productive organizational environment.

      Melody Rayl is a Partner in the Kansas City office of national Labor & Employment litigation firm Fisher Phillips.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling.  She has successfully defended and tried cases in both state and federal courts.  She also frequently advises on mitigation of risk in employment matters, provides training to her business clients on a variety of employment related topics and regularly counsels businesses through difficult situations with an eye to preventing lawsuits before they occur. 

      Agenda:

      • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
      • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
      • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

      This session has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


      Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.


      A special thank you to our sponsor: 






      • 07/18/2024
      • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Drug Free Sport International, 4801 Main Street, Ste. 350, Kansas City, MO 64112
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      Join us for an IED (Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity) Dialogue event filled with dynamic conversation as we exchange ideas and best practices on IED related topics in the workplace.  Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. 

      Event is limited to 15 attendees. 

      • 07/31/2024
      • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
      • Virtual by Zoom (login provided with email confirmation)
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      Certification is not nearly as scary as you’ve heard – and there are ways to get it done!  You’ve got to put in the time, but there are lots of options, and our chapter is here to support you.  Join this month's Coffee Chat to learn about the differences between the four major HR-related certifications, and what it will take to prepare effectively.  This session will be facililtated by SHRM-KC's test prep partner, Lori Kleiman. Lori will share information regarding our prep class, but also share other resources available to those wishing to pursue certification. To learn more about SHRM-KC's prep class, click HERE!

      This event is a closed event for SHRM-KC members. There is no fee to attend. Zoom login information will be provided upon registration. We look forward to seeing you!

      • 08/21/2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
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      This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

      These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


      • 09/10/2024
      • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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      The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Best Practices & Implications for HR Professionals panel discussion is designed to equip HR professionals with essential knowledge and skills regarding ADA compliance. Participants will gain a deep understanding of ADA regulations, including reasonable accommodations, discrimination prevention, and accessibility standards. The program will highlight best practices for fostering inclusive workplaces, ensuring equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and mitigating legal risks associated with ADA non-compliance. By attending this program, HR professionals will emerge better equipped to navigate ADA requirements, implement effective policies, and champion diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations.

      PANELISTS

      Shae White has been involved in the neurodiverse field for about 5 years, assisting individuals to lead full and productive lives in the workplace and at home. She has brainstormed and collaborated with many other professionals regarding innovative and creative solutions to help an individual complete a job or task effectively and efficiently. She is currently the Director of Training and Employee Development at CDD (Center for Developmentally Disabled).

      Monique Todd, SHRM-SCP was the HR Director for The Whole Person for over ten years, where 67% of the workforce were persons with disabilities.  She has first-hand experience with accommodations and ADA compliance and knows the value of being proactive in working with employees to maximize their abilities in the workplace.  Monique is currently the Head of People Operations at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and serves on the Board of Directors for SHRM-KC.

      Joe Leiter has worked in Vocational Rehabilitation both as an Employment Specialist and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor which has allowed him to gain a better understanding of workplace accommodations and ADA regulations for clients/employees he has supported. Additionally, Joe has several years of Human Resources experience hiring adults with disabilities and supporting small businesses with state and federal regulations such as ADA compliance, and workplace accommodations. Currently, Joe works as an Employment Specialist for Community Services League. 

      Agenda:

      • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
      • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
      • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

      This session has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


      Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.



      • 09/19/2024
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • To be determined

      Connect and Celebrate: Join us for an exclusive Membership Social hosted by SHRM-KC! This vibrant event brings together HR professionals, industry experts, and enthusiasts for an evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration. Dive into engaging conversations, share experiences, and build valuable connections within the dynamic HR community. With a backdrop of camaraderie, enjoy a lively atmosphere and discover the benefits of being a part of SHRM-KC—a platform that fosters professional growth, knowledge exchange, and lasting friendships in the world of Human Resources.

      • 09/27/2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtually via Teams

      Join the Membership Committee as they walk through the benefits of being a SHRM-KC member, and help you get connected! Whether you are new to SHRM-KC, or a long-term member who is looking to volunteer or be more engaged, this session is for you. Grab your lunch and join us!

      To register, contact Ricky Walker, SHRM-KC Membership Co Director, rdwalker@burnsmcd.com 

      • 10/08/2024
      • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112
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      “How do teams become high-performing and maintain an elevated standard that promotes sustained business growth?” The answer to this question is one that every leader is faced with at one point or another. As leaders continue to play an indispensable role in their respective teams, ongoing efforts must consider the evolving needs of their employees. This effort includes understanding influences and perceptions of satisfaction with fellow team members and overall culture; areas which can drive productivity, growth, and innovation among others. With input from 2,650 global respondents as well as related insights from experts in the field, Dale Carnegie sought to better understand some of the drivers behind high-performing teams and what sets them apart in the workplace. In addition, we reflect on how considerations surrounding this strategic approach and cultural shift to the workplace impacts the quality of teamwork, satisfaction, and productivity.

      This session will be presented by Liz Haberberger,  President, Dale Carnegie Missouri. Liz's enthusiam and passion aren't easily matched. Her number one rule in life is to have fun and help others. If it's not fun, she's not doing it. She is at her best in front of a group or working to solve a complex business challenge. Liz joined Dale Carnegie St. Louis in 2015 and purchased the St. Louis territory four years later. In 2021, she expanded the territory to Kansas City.  Seeing the impact of her work and finding opportunities to be creative are what motivate Liz in her career. In no particular order, Liz loves her husband and kids, doing ninja warrior, and banana pudding ice cream. Liz has worked with clients like T-Mobile, Nestle Purina, Bunge, Keeley Companies, McCown Gordon, Boeing, Hunter Engineering, Alberici Constructors, UniGroup, Express Scrips, and many more. 

      Agenda:

      • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
      • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
      • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

      This session has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of SHRM and HRCI BUSINESS recertification credit.


      Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.


      A special thank you to our sponsor: 



      • 10/16/2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
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      This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

      These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


      • 11/07/2024
      • 7:30 AM - 5:45 PM
      • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave Kansas City, MO 64112
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      Join us for the SHRM-KC Annual Conference being held on November 7, 2024 at the Grand Street Café on the Plaza. This year's conference will feature six sessions covering all things HR! Packed with networking opportunities and a robust business partner expo, this conference is sure to help you stay on top of the present and future world of work. All sessions (6.0 hours) will be submitted for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit. Exhibitor and Sponsor opportunities are also available! 

      Agenda:

      • 7:00 - 7:30 am - Expo Hall Set-Up
      • 7:30 - 8:00 am - Registration & Light Breakfast 
      • 7:55 - 8:00 am - Opening Comments
      • 8:00 - 9:00 am - Opening Session - Saddle Up! A Modern Leadership Solution - Zach Arend
      • 9:00 - 9:30 am - Expo Break with Snack 
      • 9:30 - 10:30 am - Session II - Engaging in HR Advocacy - Natalie Bright
      • 10:30 - 11:00 am - Expo Break
      • 11:00 am - Noon - Session III - It's Not a Stretch: Talent Today Wants Flexibility and Balance - Stacie Engelmann, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
      • Noon - 1:00 pm - Networking Lunch 
      • 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Session IV - From the Oval to the Water Cooler: What the Election Means for Employment Law - Timothy A. Davis, JD
      • 2:00 - 2:30 pm - Expo Break with Snack 
      • 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Session V - Lessons in Trauma and Disruptions of a Workplace Shooting - Lamar Roth
      • 3:30 - 3:45 pm - Break
      • 3:45 - 4:45 pm - Session VI - Navigating the Evolving IED Landscape - a Fireside Chat with Experts - Michael Gonzales, Tracy White
      • 3:45 pm - Expo Hall Dismantle
      • 4:45 - 5:45 pm - Networking Reception & Conference Prizes

      • 12/12/2024
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • To be determined


      • 12/18/2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Virtual by Zoom - Link Provided in Confirmation Email
      Register

      This webinar is FREE for SHRM-KC members, $50 for non-members/guests. 

      These webinars are held bi-monthly six times per year and cover hot and emerging topics in the area of labor and employment law. These webinars are presented and sponsored by Polsinelli, PC.


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