Third Thursdays in 2012 – An HR Webinar Series
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center is pleased to announce a brand-new line up of practical, to-the-point programs on HR risk and reward for 2012. The series features four, 90-minute programs on topical HR issues. Each program is packed with information and offers time for interaction with the presenter around your toughest HR challenges. All of the 2012 HR webinars will be recorded. If you’re unable to attend the “live” event you can download and watch and listen to the recording at your convenience. Register for upcoming OR past programs.
2 p.m. Eastern
The series of four topics is ideal for in-service training, risk-management skills polishing and orienting staff, managers and board members to critical aspects of managing HR risk in your nonprofit organization.
Federal and State Employment Law Update
This webinar will offer a fast-paced update on the changing landscape of federal and state employment laws. Attend this session to learn about new laws (e.g., "ban the box" legislation and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act), amendments to existing laws (e.g., the Dodd-Frank Act amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act), and new interpretations of long-standing laws (e.g., whether the use of organization-provided smart phones by non-exempt workers is compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act).
Why Can't We All Get Along? Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
Within a few years, five generations of workers will be represented in the nonprofit workforce. Whether you're a CEO, CFO, HR Director or other senior leader in a nonprofit, you've probably encountered a few challenges stemming from the varying perspectives and priorities that workers from different generations bring to your organization. Conflict between generations is increasingly cited as a driver of low engagement. Attend this webinar to learn about managing risk in a workplace with workers representing three, four or five generations. Find out how to manage a changing workforce that may include workers from the Silent Generation (born before 1945), Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1964), Generation Xers (born between 1965-1980), Millennials (born between 1981-1995), and the very youngest employees - called Generation Z or "Digital Natives" (born after 1996).
Remote Workers: Plugged in Resources or Unmanaged Risk?
Is working from home an efficient alternative to the traditional office job or does it drain or even kill productivity and camaraderie? According to a recent CareerBuilder study, 10% of U.S. workers telecommute at least once a week, up from eight percent in 2007. Cloud computing and high speed wireless networks have made remote worker programs affordable and accessible for even the smallest employers. Yet working remotely may not be a "walk in the park" for all employers. Concerns about inadequate supervision, decreased productivity, and declining morale continue. This webinar will examine the myriad risks associated with remote workers and offer practical approaches to understanding and managing those risks. The webinar will cover communication, resource needs, supervision, and security protocols, as well as topics raised by participants.
He Said, She Said: Managing Workplace Disputes
In a perfect world every nonprofit employee would be content 100% of the time. Few if any nonprofits live in such a world. This webinar will explore the risks associated with discontent and offer practical suggestions for managing complaints and learning how to respond with finesse and fairness. The session will cover systematic approaches such as authentic open door policies, training employees on the complaint process, adopting a practical complaint investigation process, and determining witness credibility.
- Four “hot” topics in HR risk
- 90-minutes of content with the opportunity to submit questions to the presenter
- Real-time visuals and audio
- Downloadable handout materials
- Callers within the USA incur no long-distance telephone charges.
- Same time, same place: Tune in the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern
USES = SEVERAL
- In-service education
- Refresher course
- Issue update
REQUIREMENTS = SOME
- 1 computer with Internet connection
- Telephone (with speaker function if others will be joining you)
- Chairs for participants
RESTRICTIONS = NONE
- Invite as many staff to participate as can comfortably view a single computer screen
- Sign up for one topic, several or the entire series
- If you can’t participate in the live event, order the recording of the Webinar (for the same price) and listen when it’s more convenient for you
Thank you! It was a wonderful presentation. I am continually amazed at how much information you can get into one hour! Can't wait for next month!
Dana Campbell, Fiscal Officer, Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.
ABOUT THE FACULTY
The presenters for our 2012 HR Risk webinars are Melanie Lockwood Herman.
Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by various nonprofit organizations. Melanie advises nonprofits of all sizes on issues ranging from managing legal risks to effective employment practices and insurance buying strategies. She has authored and co-authored 20 books on various risk management topics during her career at the Center. Her most recent publication, "Ready…or Not: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit Executives" 2nd Edition was released in Fall 2011. She is the co-author of the Center’s text on employment risk, Taking the High Road: A Guide to Effective and Legal Employment Practices for Nonprofits. Melanie earned a B.A. in Urban Affairs from American University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. The Center's 2012 HR Risk Webinar series provides an opportunity to interact with the Center's executive director on a wide range of compelling risk management topics. In addition to hearing Melanie's insights and recommendations on topical issues, you'll get a chance to ask Melanie your toughest questions during the Q/A session at the end of each webinar. Melanie will present the first, third and fourth programs in the series.