GSHRM February 4th Membership Lunch Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Poinsett Club, 807 E. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601


  • Meeting Ticket for Members and Guests

    Please note that guests should have a member as their sponsor. Guests that do not have a sponsor should contact the administrator.
  • Meeting Ticket for Members and Guests - Late Registration

    Please note that guests should have a member as their sponsor. Guests that do not have a sponsor should contact the administrator.
  • This ticket is reserved for members that paid $250 for all ten 2020 Monthly Membership meetings in advance. This ticket does not include payment for the July SHRM Foundation Fundraiser or other social networking functions outside of the ten standard monthly membership meetings (Jan 7, Feb 4, March 3, April 7, June 9, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 10, and Dec 14.
  • Registration Code Required. Contact administrator.

Registration is closed


Sponsored by: HSB logo

Meeting time: Meeting check in begins at 11:30 am.  Meetings start shortly before 12 and conclude no later than 1:30 pm.

Donate items for the GCS Teacher Recruitment Fair: Bring items to donate like pens, key chains, flash drives, etc. to be placed in gift bags for teacher candidates.

Solicitation at Meetings: Excepting our meeting sponsor, GSHRM enforces a no solicitation policy at meetings. View the policy here.

Program Topic: Mediation Strategies and the EEOC

This presentation will give a brief overview of the laws the EEOC covers and the subsets therein. We will also discuss how a complaint becomes a charge and what dictates the direction it goes when it enters the EEOC’s pipeline. Further, we will discuss what to expect with recent changes including the "Digital Portal". The main discussion will center on mediation and the benefits of engaging in our mediation program.

Program Learning Objectives: 

  1. To understand which laws the EEOC enforces and how this affects you as a professional.
  2. To understand the stratification of an EEOC charge and how it may apply to your organization. 
  3. To understand the EEOC's implementation of the "Digital Portal" and how it affects the process.
  4. To understand the benefits of early mediation and how it can apply to your organization.

Presenter: Drew Rogers, EEOC, Senior Federal Mediator

Drew Rogers recently transferred from The EEOC Kansas City office where he was the Staff Mediator for Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. As a Senior Federal Mediator for the EEOC, Drew now handles the Mediation program for South Carolina out of the Greenville office. He mediates discrimination cases in both the Private and Federal Sector (Federal Employees) and provides training to constituents that require or request it. Drew’s belief in the mission and process of the ADR program is what inspires and motivates him to help Claimants and Organizations find resolution in difficult matters.  As a Lean Six professional, he offers Ten years of management experience with a background in Human Resources including repeated best practices in owning/operating and building successful businesses in both profit and non-profit sectors. 

Drew’s diverse background includes six years in the United States Navy where he was part of a select crew that built and Commissioned a 3.2-Billion-dollar Submarine; the Nation’s only active Special Operation Submarine. In addition to receiving multiple awards, Drew received his Submarine Qualifications in 42 days; something that is allotted one year. 

Drew holds two Masters Degrees, one in Administrative Studies focusing on Human Resources and Business & the other in Social Work. He also holds a Master Certification in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. Drew is State certified in Civil and Family mediation where he now acts as a coaching professional for other up and coming mediators; some who have become Pro-Bono’s and received contracts from the EEOC to mediate.  Speaking both individually and on panels at Law conferences, SHRM events and individual training sessions for Corporations, Drew has enjoyed the opportunity to provide outreach to a variety of professionals.

HR Certification Credit: This program is approved for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. It is approved for 1 hour of HRCI general recertification credit.

Poinsett Club Dress Code: Business casual. For gentlemen, a necktie is not required. Ladies shall dress appropriately. No jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes will be allowed. Cell phone use is not allowed in the Club.

Late Registration & Cancellation Policy:  Late additions will be added to the waiting list and accommodated on a first-come, first served basis.  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment. Please direct changes or questions to

Accommodations and Special Dietary Needs: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary needs on your reservation form, or contact by the registration deadline date.


P.O. Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606


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