GSHRM July 14th Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


  • Registration Code Required. Contact administrator.
  • Each 2020 Employee Relations Law Series student is entitled to one 50% off membership meeting ticket, to be used for one meeting in 2020. A code is required.
  • 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.
  • This ticket is reserved for members that paid $250 in advance for all 2020 Membership meetings. This ticket includes 11 Membership meetings (Jan 7, Feb 4, March 3, Apr 7, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 10, Dec 14). The Jul 14 meeting was added due to COVID and prices were reduced to $20 for May/June and $15 beginning July for virtual mtgs. Any fees due back to members will be settled in December 2020.

Registration is closed

                                           Sponsor: OPEN

Registration Fee & Deadline for VIRTUAL Meeting: $15 - Monday, July 13, 2020.

Return to Work: How to Combine Business Necessity with Employee Safety and Satisfaction

Right now, many companies’ primary concern is how to successfully push the restart button while considering the changes to both the workplace and the workforce. Our panel of experts will share the HR legalities, issues, and best practices for running an organization while also prioritizing employees’ concerns of well-being, safety, and satisfaction. In this program, attendees will:

  • Learn what current and soon-to be enacted laws regarding return-to-work will have the most impact on business necessities and employee concerns.
  • Learn which HR best practices are effectively creating a response to the virus in policies, procedures, and rules of the workplace.
  • Understand how stress concerning the virus may compromise employee satisfaction and safety, and what can be done to address it.

Craig Douglas Haydamack joined Milliken & Co. in July 2014 and is the Senior Vice President for HR and guides the global team of 140 HR professionals. Prior to joining Milliken, Craig spent 18 years with Intel Corporation as a Director in both the IT and HR functions managing a wide range of global functions. He was also an instructor for Intel’s Management & Leadership development program. Craig has a BA and MA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He also holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Craig has been married (Johana) for 25 years and has four daughters between 12 and 21 years of age. He enjoys coaching his daughters’ softball teams, volunteers with his church’s recreational basketball program.

Julie Godshall Brown is the President and Owner of Godshall Professional Recruiting and Staffing, a locally owned recruiting and contract staffing firm established in 1968, that is also a certified Woman Owned Business through WBENC and SC. She has been with the second generation family business since 1995 and President and Owner since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Clemson University and a Master of Personnel and Employee Relations from the University of South Carolina. Julie has been married to Drew Brown for over 22 years, and they have two sons in college. 

Demetrius Pyburn is an employment and aviation attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. in Greenville, SC. He provides advice and counsel to employers on everyday compliance issues involving the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRB, Title VII, state law employment statutes and other employment-related regulations. He also has experience in litigating claims involving wage payment, discrimination and retaliation. Demetrius regularly blogs about workplace issues on Prior to joining the firm, Demetrius served in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in the U.S. Army. He continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Human Resources Specialist in the 812th Transportation Headquarters. 

Poonam Kahlon, SHRM-SCP, is Director of Human Resources at CastleBranch in Wilmington, NC. Poonam has over 10 years’ experience working in various industries (Manufacturing, Education, Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Services, and Technology). She holds two master degrees - Masters in Computer Applications from India and an MBA from Clemson University - along with multiple HR Certifications. A strategic, visionary leader with strong business acumen, Poonam utilizes a holistic business insight to position short and long-term organizational growth and success.

Andy Sexton is co-founder of ProActive Response Group. Prior to that, Andy spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. During that time Andy gained vast experience in criminal investigation, including armed robbery and homicide. Andy was a member of the SWAT team for six years and served as an assistant SWAT team leader. Andy served on the training committee for Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and was chosen to assist in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s active shooter response curriculum. In 2012, Andy was awarded the Medal of Valor. Andy is a 2006 Honor Graduate of the Citadel where he earned a BA in Criminal Justice, and a 2006 Honor Graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy.


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 re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.

No solicitation: please review our solicitation policy here.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment. Please direct changes or questions to

Accommodations: Please indicate any accommodations on your reservation form, or contact at least 3 days before the meeting.


P.O. Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606


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