Sponsored by Forge Search & Consulting
Topic: Mediation Strategies and the EEOC
Registration Fee: $25
Deadline: March 29, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by March 29, 2023
in order to be fully refunded.
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" and the pandemic’s impact on the mediation program. The main discussion will center on mediation and the benefits of engaging in our mediation program.
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 pandemic’s impact on the EEOC mediation program.
4. To understand the benefits of early mediation and how it can apply to your organization.
Drew Rogers, EEOC, Senior Federal Mediator
Drew Rogers has been a Staff Mediator for the EEOC for 13 years. He transferred from the EEOC Kansas City office where he was the Staff Mediator for the St. Louis District. 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 sectors. 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.
Drew’s diverse background includes six years in the United States Navy as a Submariner. During his service, he was part of a select crew that built and commissioned a 3.2-billion-dollar submarine; the Nation’s only active Special Operations Submarine.
Drew holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Administrative Studies with emphasis on Human Resources and Business and one in Social Work in which he maintains licensure as a therapist. He also holds a Master’s 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. Drew enjoys the opportunity to provide outreach to a variety of professionals by speaking both individually and on panels at law conferences, SHRM events and corporate training sessions.
HR Certification Credit: GSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is pending for 1 hour of SHRM re-certification credit and 1 hour of HRCI General re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.
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Pre-Conference Registration ONLY
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
8:00am - 11:00 am
*Registration begins at 7:30am
at the Greenville Convention Center
(1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC 29607)
We invite you to join us before the GSHRM HR and Leadership Conference for extended learning and in-depth strategic discussions about today’s workplace issues. Learn how you can work to be strategic at an organizational, professional, and personal level regardless of your level of experience.
Pre-Conference Attendee - $79
HR Certification Credit: GSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is pending for SHRM re-certification credit and HRCI General re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.
Join us for the
GSHRM HR & Leadership Conference: Navigating the Waves of Change
April 26-27, 2023
(April 26th- 11AM- 5PM
April 27th- 7:30AM- 5PM)at the Greenville Convention Center
(March 1- April 9, 2023)
LATE REGISRATION: $349.00
(Starting April 10, 2023)
*Registration Deadline: April 18, 2023*Refunds: Cancelations must be made by April 18, 2023 in order to be fully refunded
If you're searching for real connections and live learning opportunities, this is the conference for you! In these days of never-ending business changes HR and leaders must be agile and resilient to keep up. We have adjusted our businesses to meet these challenges, seemingly overnight, but the waves of changes will continue. Repositioning our thought process from ‘We can’t do this’ to ‘Yes we can’ is how we achieve success. GSHRM is committed to bringing you a dynamic conference with approximately 300+ attendees to offer opportunities to network, learn, and visit with speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 GSHRM HR and Leadership Conference as we come together to navigate these waves of change!
Half Day Pre-Conference Workshop (Register here)
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Start Date: Wednesday April 25, 2023
End Date: Friday April 28, 2023
Last Day to Book: April 8, 2023
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Start Date: Wednesday April 26, 2023
Last Day to Book: March 31, 2023
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CRACKING THE CODE
VETERAN NETWORKING EVENT
Sponsored by UWS
Date: May 4, 2023
Time: 5:30PM- 7:30PM
Location: Quaker Steak & Lube
(10 Chrome Dr, Greenville, SC 29615)
Member Tickets: $25
Registration Deadline: April 28, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by April 28, 2023 in order to receive a full refund
Calling all Hiring Managers!
Are you interested in supporting our Veterans as they search for new employment opportunities, and begin transitioning into civilian careers? If so, we encourage you to join us for GSHRM's Cracking the Code Veteran Networking Event! Come and meet candidates and give back to our Veteran Community with your hiring knowledge. Tickets are limited, so sign up now!
*this event is reserved for GSHRM members only*
The Foundation of DEI Training
Date: May 19, 2023
Member Ticket: $15
Deadline: May 12, 2023
Refund: Cancellations must be made my May 12, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
*Zoom Link will be provided following registration*
Join us for a session of Training the HR Trainer providing a training and resources from the training that HR Leaders can take back to their companies and deliver themselves. The training focuses primarily on company leadership who set the example and managers for awareness DEI implications that arise day-to-day at the ground level. The training shares compelling information for company leaders, executives and managers to turn mission into action for betterment of the company and their individual success in the company. The training includes thought-provoking slides containing data, information and challenges to engage attendees on a level they can easily identify with corresponding questionnaires.
1. The impact of leaders’ actions on driving DEI culture
2. The legal/financial implications of leaders’ behaviors in a diverse workplace
3. The value-add of cultural intelligence and commitment
4. The importance of the organizational value alignment with stakeholders
Chris Gantt-Sorenson works exclusively with human resource professionals and employers providing advice and counsel, and representing employers anytime an employee or employees file a claim against the employer. Chris is committed to preventing compliance issues rather than reacting to them because she knows that is the best way to help businesses. She sees her relationship with her clients as a business partnerships. Chris is her firm’s employment practice group team leader and oversees the firm’s employment blog. Sign up to receive employment related updates and invitations to complimentary human resource compliance seminars – at www.scemployersblog.com.
HR Certification Credit: GSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is pending for 1.0 hour of SHRM re-certification credit and 1.0 hour of HRCI General re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.
Platinum Sponsor Opportunity Available!
Culture Makers: Creating a Workplace Culture of Belonging through the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by May 31, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
The collective stress of the past 2 years has left companies facing the greatest workplace adjustments in over a generation. The old models of ‘profit over people’ leadership and engagement are gone, replaced by a focus on belonging, empowerment, and company culture. According to a new Glassdoor survey, 77% of adults polled said they would “consider a company’s culture” before seeking a job there. Another 56% added that they found a good workplace culture to be “more important than salary” when it came to job satisfaction. Creating a culture of empowerment & belonging are now essential to engagement, productivity, retention, and attraction. But how is culture created and what tools can we utilize to create the culture that leads to healthy thriving workplaces? The answer starts with a mindset shift toward servant leadership and emotional intelligence…
In this high energy session, Jason Butler, author of The Village Mindset, will lay out the building blocks of creating a positive workplace culture that build belonging and strengthen engagement. Jason will begin by sharing the fundamentals of culture and explaining why this is important to the human psychology need for safety to participants. Next, he’ll define servant leadership with stories and examples and give participants the tools and mindset shift to incorporate these principles of empowerment throughout the life of our workplaces focusing first on “controlling what we can control” and positively influencing what we can’t. He’ll bring all this together in a fun, engaging, and relevant way that will give participants new ideas and resources to influence their companies for positive change.
Jason has over 20 years of leadership experience in community facing roles as an executive director, community organizer, and business entrepreneur. Throughout his career he has helped organizations and communities navigate difficult change through positive community asset positioning, impact values investments, and a systems solutions focus. Now, he helps executive leaders and HR professionals successfully adapt to the changing needs of employees through the power of servant leadership & emotional intelligence. He is the author of The Village Mindset, holds a Master’s in Intercultural Studies, a Doctorate from Duke, and was an MBA McLauchlan Leadership Fellow at NC State. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and 7 kids – loves BBQ, skydiving, and riding his Harley.
ENGAGING IN HEALTHY CONFLICT
Date: June 22, 2023
Ticket Price: $15.00
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by June 15, 2023 in order to be fully refunded
*Zoom link will be provided following registration*
This session will discuss Engaging in Healthy Conflict while at work. We all experience conflict, and our default reactions are fight or flight—we argue and defend, or we avoid the conflict altogether. This session will reframe conflict into a positive force and cover how to make conflict healthy, productive, and manageable. First, we will discuss why to engage in conflict and how to mitigate the destructive impact conflict can have on our wellbeing, our relationships, and our workplaces. Then we will discuss when to engage in conflict and when it is actually a better choice to step away. Finally, we will discuss how to engage in conflict and some tools and strategies that you can apply to the conflicts you are dealing with today.
1. To define conflict and understand its potential benefits.
2. To discuss when to engage in conflict and when to step away.
3. To add 5 tools and strategies for resolving conflicts to your toolkit.
Tessa Byer has been a mediator, conflict coach, trainer, and Ombuds since 2015. She has provided conflict resolution in many contexts, including higher education, divorce, workplace, family, religious, landlord/tenant, permanency, and harassment prevention. After working as a housing mediator at a nonprofit in Cambridge, MA, she founded The Resolved Approach, which provides affordable mediation and conflict resolution services to individuals and organizations. She also currently serves as the University Ombuds at Clemson University. Tessa spent seven years in the Boston area as a restorative justice facilitator, where she partnered with individuals to complete a restorative justice agreement as a diversion from the criminal justice system. Tessa holds a Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution from Brandeis University, a Master of Community Planning from Auburn University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship from Belmont University.
Platinum Sponsor Opportunity Available!
Deadline: July 5, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by July 5, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
Topic: Leadership Effectiveness in Challenging Situations
Deadline: July 26, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by July 26, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
Topic: September Monthly Membership Meeting
Workforce Inclusion Committee
Deadline: September 6, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by September 6, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
Topic: October Monthly Membership Meeting
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Deadline: September 27, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by September 27, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
Topic: Leveraging Economic Workforce Incentives
Deadline: November 1, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by November 1, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
GSHRM Annual Awards and Social
Deadline: December 6, 2023
Refunds: Cancellations must be made by December 6, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.
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