Upcoming events

    • 03/21/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4310 Co Rd 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301
    Register

    Student Loan Repayment Assistance (SLRA) is one of the fastest-growing employee benefits. It’s a strategic way to attract and retain top talent because it directly addresses the burden that student loan debt places on borrowers.

    Employers can make tax-free payments toward an employee’s student loans up to $5,250 per year. Join to learn more about SLRA, its impact on employees and employers, and key considerations when creating a program.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Background on SLRA and its tax-free status
    • Employee and employer impacts
    • Considerations for implementation

    Carol Swenson’s self-starting ways are a good match for her Regional Sales Director role in identifying new clients and establishing those relationships. Her decades of leadership and experience offer a solid framework for Carol to understand and advocate for the employer and its employees, nurture her client relationships, and deliver the power of Ascendium’s solutions.

    The first half of Carol’s career was as a Financial Aid Director in the higher education world in Minnesota. She joined Ascendium Education more than 20 years ago and still remains passionate about supporting student loan borrowers and their employers. 

    Cost
    $20 - members
    $40 - non-members

    Photography/Video Policy
    Central Minnesota SHRM (CMSHRM) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event sponsored by CMSHRM, without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video.

    • 04/18/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4310 Co Rd 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301
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    In today’s workplace, it is vital to acknowledge and address the increasingly prevalent Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health (MH) needs of both employees and their dependents. This presentation aims to shed light on this pressing issue and delve into its multifaceted aspects. We will explore the financial and operational impact these challenges pose to workplaces and how organizations can proactively tackle them. Additionally, we will share insights into what forward-thinking companies are already doing to create supportive environments for their workforce. Furthermore, we will discuss the Department of Labor's groundbreaking initiative, "Recovery Ready Workplaces," and its significance in fostering healthier workplaces. Lastly, we will spotlight the invaluable role that Hazelden Betty Ford plays in assisting organizations in their journey towards fostering employee well-being and building more resilient and compassionate workplaces.


    Leave this session with an understanding of:
    1. The Cost of Substance Use /Mental Health Disorders in the workplace—Creating Recovery Ready Workplaces
    2. The growing need in the workplace to address the SUD/MH needs of employees and dependents
    3. The cost and impact to the workplace
    4. What other organizations are doing to address the growing concern
    5. The Department of Labor’s initiative to create “Recovery Ready Workplaces
    6. How Hazelden Betty Ford can help

    Bob Poznanovich is the chief business growth officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He manages the organization's strategic relations with health systems, employers, insurance and managed care organizations, professional referents and other national accounts, along with the patient access and placement team. He also provides leadership to the executive director of the Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS Health Center for Recovery in Edmond, Oklahoma, where we provide leadership under a management agreement. 

    Bob joined Hazelden Betty Ford in 2009 after many wide-ranging and successful business ventures elsewhere. Prior to joining the organization, he co-founded and served as the CEO of AiR Healthcare—a behavioral health organization that provides solutions to individuals, families and employers dealing with behavioral health issues. Before that, he spent over 20 years as a senior business development executive in the technology industry. He also co-authored the Hazelden Publishing title, It Is Not Okay to be a Cannibal: How to Stop Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive. On top of that, he also gives public speeches and media appearances to share his expertise on a variety of addiction-related topics, including the impact of addiction in the workplace. 

    Cost
    $20 - members
    $40 - non-members

    Photography/Video Policy
    Central Minnesota SHRM (CMSHRM) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event sponsored by CMSHRM, without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video.

    • 06/20/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4310 Co Rd 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301
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    Hey there, fellow employers! Are you tired of boring old workplace safety talks? Fear not, because today we're going to talk about Minnesota workers' compensation issues in a fun and interesting way! You'll learn about the things you need to know to avoid those pesky fines and keep your employees safe. So, sit back, relax, and let's dive into the exciting world of workers' compensation insurance!

    Key Takeaways:

    1. Who is the MWCIA
    2. What is Workers' Compensation
    3. Minnesota Workers' Compensation Statutes
    4. Examples of Court Cases - Covered or Not Covered
    5. Workers' Compensation Policy Overview
    6. Workers' Compensation Claims and Failure to Insure

    Danielle (Dani) is a seasoned insurance industry professional with over 20 years of experience. With a firm belief in the power of positive thinking and a sunny disposition, I am a self-proclaimed and proud insurance geek. I love learning something new every day and helping people to understand the complexities of workers' compensation.

    I am passionate about the insurance industry and always excited to discuss it. I enjoy meeting new people and have had the opportunity to teach classes with amazing organizations and people. I am creative, helpful, and flexible, which will make a boring topic of insurance engaging. I hope you are ready for an informative and engaging session!

    Cost
    $20 - members
    $40 - non-members

    Photography/Video Policy
    Central Minnesota SHRM (CMSHRM) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event sponsored by CMSHRM, without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video.

    • 10/24/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    Did you know workplace bias loss cost is projected at $64 billion annually? When it comes to biases, we must understand that in the absence of details, our unconscious minds will fill in the gaps with information based on our lived experiences and that of others.

    In this session, participants will learn that we all have inner storytellers-or biases that should not be exclusively viewed as good or bad. Instead, we need to become more conscious of whether the story being told is still relevant, helpful, and positive.

    Key Takeaways Include:

    • Discover What Implicit Bias Is: Through thought-provoking discussions and thought exercises, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of what implicit bias is, how it develops, and its implications on our everyday interactions.
    • Understand Various Types of Biases: We will explore the most common types of biases that wreak havoc in the workplace, including race, gender, age, and more. We can begin to dismantle the stereotypes that hinder progress and foster empathy and understanding.
    • Breaking Down Biases to Understand: We will dissect biases to identify their real-world impact in the workplace, community, and home. By shining a light on these hidden narratives, we can take proactive steps towards creating a more inclusive and compassionate society.
    • The Effects of Implicit Bias on Self and Others: Implicit bias not only affects those on the receiving end but also influences our own sense of self and worldview. By examining the emotional, psychological, and social consequences of implicit bias, we will empower ourselves and others to break free from their limitations.
    • How to Address Implicit Bias as an Individual and Organization: As a Whole Knowledge alone is not enough; action is crucial for fostering meaningful change. We will explore effective strategies to address implicit bias on both an individual and organizational level.

    Kenston is a seasoned leadership speaker, trainer, and coach with a passion for empowering individuals and organizations. He is the founder and CEO of Live With Lyfe, LLC, a talent development company, where he leverages his 20+ years of experience in Human Resources to deliver transformative presentations and training sessions.

    A certified John Maxwell Leadership Speaker and a TEDx Signature Speaker, Kenston has delivered hundreds of presentations across 35 states and extended his impact internationally, reaching audiences in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.

    His expertise is further solidified by his authored books, “Winning Conversations: How to Communicate Successfully and Courageously about Race” and “Parenting Like a Boss: Intentionally Committed.”

    He created an online course, “Cultural Transformation in the Workplace: The 7 Keys to Create and Cultivate Racial Equity,” further demonstrating his commitment to fostering inclusive and equitable environments.

    Kenston lives by the quote, “If you’re doing lyfe alone, you’re doing it all wrong,” reflecting his belief in the power of community and collaboration. His goal is to ignite, inspire, and empower the champion inside each individual, driving personal and professional growth.

    The Zoom link will be included in the registration and reminder emails.

    Cost
    $20 - members
    $20 - non-members

    Photography/Video Policy
    Central Minnesota SHRM (CMSHRM) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event sponsored by CMSHRM, without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video.

    • 11/21/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4310 Co Rd 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301
    Register

    In today's volatile marketplace, it's crucial to stay ahead of potential disruptions. But with mounting workloads and burnout, it can be a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be as challenging as it seems. In this keynote, Dr. Janel Anderson, who has over two decades of expertise in recognizing and responding to disruption, will provide valuable insights on how to anticipate future events and the impacts they will have on your business. She reveals how you can forecast the future with just a few minutes of targeted effort each day.


    By the end of this keynote you’ll be able to:

    • Distinguish between turbulence and nuisance
    • Identify leading indicators that will impact your business
    • Respond quickly to disruption in the marketplace

    Dr. Janel Anderson is the founder of Working Conversations, LLC and is a keynote speaker, author and trainer.  Part futurist, part coach, part comedian, she offers practical strategies that can be implemented immediately, while making the audience laugh while they learn.

    Dr. Anderson holds a PhD in organizational communication from Purdue University. Prior to starting her business, she held leadership roles in both large and small companies in the tech sector and was a college professor for many years.

    Janel has appeared in Fast Company, Inc, Entrepreneur, and The Atlantic, as well as on several television networks.  In addition to being a popular business keynote speaker and corporate trainer, Janel is also the author of “Head On: How to Approach Difficult Conversations Directly.” She hosts the Working Conversations podcast where she shares ideas on leadership, business communication, and the future of work.

    In her spare time, she reverse engineers recipes for dishes from her favorite restaurants in her kitchen at home.

    Cost
    $20 - members
    $40 - non-members

    Photography/Video Policy
    Central Minnesota SHRM (CMSHRM) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event sponsored by CMSHRM, without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video.


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cmshrmmn@gmail.com

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