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  • Webinar : Managing Policy, Not Politics in the Workplace

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    With the country’s polarization seeping into the workplace, HR faces enormous challenges. While diversity of thought ignites new ideas, creates solutions to problems while increasing the success of organizations, when differences of opinions are touted as absolutes, alienation occurs, relationships are strained, and cultures become unsafe. While it is not the role of HR or organizations to legislate what people think, they are responsible to ensure that policies are created that honor differences. To ensure accountability, employees need to know how to respectfully interact with others at the inevitable times when opinions differ, when values clash, and when relationships are at risk. Learn how to secure employee buy-in to uphold policies. Equip people with the skills needed to respectfully speak up when disrespectful behaviors breach policies so that positive workplace culture is established.

    With the country’s polarization seeping into the workplace, HR faces enormous challenges. While
    diversity of thought ignites new ideas, creates solutions to problems while increasing the success of organizations, when differences of opinions are touted as absolutes, alienation occurs, relationships are strained, and cultures become unsafe.

    While it is not the role of HR or organizations to legislate what people think, they are responsible to ensure that policies are created that honor differences. To ensure accountability, employees need to know how to respectfully interact with others at the inevitable times when opinions differ, when values clash, and when relationships are at risk.

    Learn how to secure employee buy-in to uphold policies. Equip people with the skills needed to respectfully speak up when disrespectful behaviors breach policies so that a positive workplace culture is established.

    In this training you will:
    • Implement communication practices that increase safety while building partnership
    • De-escalate conflict and create safety at times when opinions differ
    • Build more positive and productive working relationships
    • Decrease workplace tension and office drama
    • Create a workplace culture in which teams love to work

    Lorie Reichel-Howe

    Founder, Conversations in the Workplace


    Lorie Reichel-Howe is the founder of Conversations in the Workplace. She equips managers, teams, and business professionals to have “Safe Conversations” – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues. Whether addressing challenging team dynamics, cultural insensitivity, mismanaged expectations, or good old-fashioned bad behavior, “Safe Conversations” foster greater innovation, inclusion, and collaboration within organizations.


    With over 20 years of experience in communications and relationship management, training, and development, Lorie is passionate about supporting organizations in creating a culture where people love where they work and love the people they work with.


    Lorie is a professional mediator and conflict coach. She has supported organizations such as Pinterest, SHRM, PIHRA, Women in Technology International, County of Los Angeles Women’s Leadership Conference, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Santa Clara Superior Court, Rimini Street Incorporation, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara County Office of Education.


    Learn more about Lorie’s impact at www.ConversationsInTheWorkplace.com

  • Virtual Panel Discussion - Developing a Mentorship Program - A Case Study with the City of McAllen, Texas

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Virtual Panel Discussion - Developing a Mentorship Program - A Case Study with the City of McAllen, Texas

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    For employers, mentoring programs can bring the benefits of increased employee retention and satisfaction in their daily work driving meaningful learning and development for the mentees and mentors. Once potential leaders are identified, they need to be nurtured. This includes formal and informal mentoring and coaching. Mentorship programs provide the opportunity for employees to develop in their career, leadership, and diversity of skills to succeed in a dynamic workplace. Join IPMA-HR as we highlight the City of McAllen and the development of its mentorship program. Learn about the mentorship program experience, key steps to piloting, marketing, and implementing their program, and challenges and successes along the way.

    Demetrius Parker (Moderator)

    Talent Management Manager

    Jefferson County Colorado Human Resources




    Demetrius Parker is the current IPMA-HR Colorado President and is a huge advocate of IPMA HR. Demetrius AKA “D” is repeatedly sought after to speak, facilitate, and or moderate conversations and training in the areas of organizational development, Trust, self-awareness, intentional culture building, and leadership just to name a few. 


    With over 30 years of leadership experience, he operates as a transformative disruptor/change agent, that enjoys playing a variety of roles and is a wiz at navigating systems within systems. “D”, is also known for his invaluable ability to be able to connect across lines and influencing others. He has a love for fashion and helping others grow is his passion. His leadership philosophy is “Dream Big. Live Large, Stay Humble & Kind” and his guiding principles are Candor, Humility, Equity, & Effectiveness, otherwise known as CHEE.  


    Elvira Alonzo

    Public Works Director

    City of McAllen, Texas




    Elvira Alonzo has over 37 years of public service experience with the City of McAllen. She has served as Director of Public Works for the City of McAllen for five years and manages 277 employees within 14 departments in Public Works including an operating budget of over $40 million.


    Elvira graduated from South Texas College with a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Technology Management and is a Certified Public Manager by the State of Texas.


    She currently serves as a board member for the United Way of South Texas and the Texas Solid Waste Association of North America (TXSWANA) and has served in multiple community organizations over the years. 


    In 2015, she received the National Professional Manager of the Year from the American Public Works Association and most recently has served as a mentor in the City of McAllen’s Mentoring program the last two years.

    Christina Flores

    Human Resources Director

    City of McAllen, Texas




    Christina Flores, a native of the Rio Grande Valley, has 10 years of experience in the field of human resources with a broad range of expertise including safety & risk management; worker’s compensation; employee benefits, and civil service.


    She has served as Director of Human Resources for the City of McAllen for five years.  In her time as Director, she has led the launch of a City-wide mentoring program and has been one of the key organizers of an Annual International Women’s Day Symposium.  She is the newly elected chairperson for the Rio Grande Valley Human Resources Consortium, serves as a board member of both the IPMA-HR Texas Chapter and the Texas Public Employers Labor Relations Association. 


    Christina graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Psychology.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  

    Ysabella Ortegon

    HR Generalist, Human Resources

    City of McAllen, Texas




    Ysabella Ortegon, born and raised in McAllen Texas, is experienced in organizational communication, recruiting, and team development, and is passionate about public service and servant leadership.


    Upon graduating from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she served as a Human Resources Recruiter for the City of McAllen for two years and was promoted to the role of HR Generalist.


    In her time with the City of McAllen, Ysabella has facilitated City-wide tours for new and existing employees, created monthly content for Employee Newsletters, and was a member of the Alpha class of the City of McAllen’s Mentoring Program. 

    Roel "Roy" Rodriguez

    City Manager

    City of McAllen, Texas




    Roy Rodriguez has over 30 years of public service experience. Has served as City Manager for the City of McAllen since March of 2014 and was previously General Manager of the McAllen Public Utility and Assistant City Manager.


    Mr. Rodriguez previously worked as a City Engineer, Assistant City Manager, and City Manager for the City of Harlingen, Texas. He has also served as City Engineer in Weslaco, Jefferson County Engineer, and as Area Engineer in Oklahoma.


    Mr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A & I University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas-Pan American.

  • Virtual Panel Discussion: Returning to the Physical Workplace - A Public Sector HR Perspective

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/11/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Virtual Panel Discussion: Returning to the Physical Workplace - A Public Sector HR Perspective


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    Join IPMA-HR for our next virtual panel discussion, “Return to the Physical Workplace – A Public Sector HR Perspective. 

    Government agencies are in differing stages of returning to the traditional workplaceHR professionals have been tasked to draft return-to-work policies and plans with a focus on a strategy addressing employee safety, skill development, cultural transformation, and new models of workAccording to a recent study conducted by IPMA-HR, Workforce Recovery:  A Year Later study64% of respondents said their employees are back onsite and 42% reported having a Reentry Plan to return employees to the physical workspace. 

    Inspired by a discussion on IPMA-HR's Engage community platform, we will bring together representatives from various sized agencies to share their return-to-work strategy.  Panelists will discuss their agency's transition back and/or their plans to bring back their staff to the traditional workplace. 





    Janet Newport (Moderator)

    Human Resources Manager

    Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue


    Janet Newport, IPMA-SCP, is currently a Human Resources Manager with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the second-largest fire department in the State of Oregon. Janet has over 20 years of Human Resources management experience with 17 years serving in the public sector in Oregon. Janet has been a member of IPMA-HR and an Oregon Chapter member since 2009. Janet has humbly and proudly served as both president of the Oregon Chapter and the Western Region. 

    Shontell Jordan

    Training Officer II, Office of Talent Management & Training

    State of Tennessee, Department of Finance & Administration


    Shontell Jordan is a Nashville, Tennessee Native, who on July 3, 2021, marked 15 years in service to the State of Tennessee, currently working in Talent Management & Training, for the Department of Finance & Administration.


    A definite passion for service has directed her education and work toward a consistent emphasis on technology, human relations management, and conflict resolution. Self-identifying as a Human Relations Practitioner, Shontell enjoys partnering with others to help them reach their goals.  Shontell holds an A.A.S in Computer Technology from Nashville State Community College, B.A. in Management and Human Relations, and an M.S. in Management from Trevecca Nazarene University, an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Bethel University.  Shontell is an IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) and she is Rule 31 trained and a listed mediator with the TN Supreme Court.


    She admits that the most challenging and rewarding job, she’s ever had is being a mom and #1 supporter of her daughter, Shon, and son, Jay, and supporting their dreams.


    Philip Kelly

    Coastal Program Administrative Officer

    New York State Department of State, Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure (OPD &CI)


    Philip Kelly is the Coastal Program Administrative Manager at the New York State Department of State, and functions as the administrative officer for the Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure (OPD&CI).  Phil has 20+ years working in various HR leadership positions in New York State.   Phil is a long-term member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and was President (twice!) of the Albany-Capital Region Chapter.  He is the 2012 recipient of the HR Supervisor/Manager of the Year award from the Eastern Region of IPMA-HR.  He is also a Past Chair of the NYS Personnel Council.  Phil holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University at Albany (Rockefeller College) and an Advanced Strategic Human Resources Management certificate from Cornell University and the Rockefeller College.  A Senior Certified Professional (SCP), Phil is an Alumnus of the 2008-2009 G.O.E.R. Leadership Classroom and a Fellow of the New York State Academy for Public Administration.

    Melissa Knight

    Director of Human Resources

    Pitkin County, Colorado


    Melissa Knight is the Director of Human Resources for Pitkin County located in Aspen, Colorado. As the Director, Melissa oversees all HR and Risk Management functions and her motto for 2021 is "simple and modern". Melissa has had a rewarding career in HR working in mostly generalist capacities and then leading teams in the private sector. She made the jump to the public sector in 2016 and absolutely loves it. She lives in Basalt with her husband and son and they enjoy the amenities of living in the Rocky Mountains on her time off.

    Michael Rossman

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Hennepin County, Minnesota


    Mr. Rossman is Hennepin County’s Chief Human Resources Officer and sits on the executive team for the organization.  He has been with Hennepin County for over 29 years serving in many capacities, most notably in his current Human Resources leadership role as well as the previous administrator for the nationally recognized regional medical examiner’s office owned and operated by Hennepin County.  Through a strong desire to serve the public and the support of managers who looked for potential and understood the value of mentoring, he progressively worked his way up into supervisory and senior leadership positions across the organization.  With this drive for excellence, Mr. Rossman is leading innovative workplace practices at Hennepin County to build a talented, diverse, and sustainable workforce of the future.

  • Virtual Panel Discussion- Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs in Action

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/15/2021

    Virtual Panel Discussion- Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs in Action


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    Financial security is a key motivator in the workplace. Building an integrated financial wellness program provides employees with the resources to make important and personal financial decisions with confidence. This can have a significant impact on employee morale, productivity, and retention.

    Join IPMA-HR as we highlight what three agencies learned after being awarded grants as part of a collaboration between the Center for MissionSquare Research Institute (formerly SLGE), the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), the National Association of State Treasurers' Foundation (NASTF), and Wells Fargo Financial Wellness Grant Program. According to MissionSquare Research Institute (formerly SLGE), MissionSquare Research Institute's survey on Finances and Employment Outlook due to COVID-19, 56 percent of respondents report that they and their families have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Speakers from each agency will share what they learned under this grant program. They will discuss how the grant has helped start, grow, and enhance their employee financial wellness programs, and share the successes and challenges they have encountered.

    Join us and benefit from their experiences and leverage what they have learned into your own programs.



    Your Speakers:

    • Tamara Dixon (Moderator) - Human Resources Director/Chief Diversity Officer,  City of Northglenn, Colorado

    Panelists:

    • Tiara Cooper - Employee Benefits Coordinator, Milwaukee County Transit System, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Lee Knottnerus - Deputy City Manager, City of Ridgefield, Washington
    • Kelley Smith - Human Resources Administrator, Wellness Works! Program Administrator, City of Cleveland Department of Human Resources


      

    Tamara Dixon (Moderator)

    Human Resources Director/Chief Diversity Officer

    City of Northglenn, Colorado


    Tamara Dixon is currently the Human Resources Director and Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Northglenn, in Northglenn Colorado. She has worked in the private and public sectors for Parson Consulting, City and County of Denver, City of Lone Tree, City of Wheat Ridge, and the Town of Parker, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado at Denver. Ms. Dixon has spent her 20-year career being a customer service practitioner, adept trainer, organizational development expert, and human resources specialist.  Her areas of expertise include diversity, equity and inclusion, culture change initiatives, performance management, leadership training, strategic planning, and retreat facilitation.

    Tamara holds her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (BS) from Tuskegee University, Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!), and Senior Certified Professional designation from both the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-SCP) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). She is past-President of the Western Region IPMA-HR and is the current elected Western Region representative on the IPMA-HR Executive Council.

     

    HR is her passion and raising 11-year-old Sydney Olivia is her joy!

    Tiara Cooper

    Employee Benefits Coordinator

    Milwaukee County Transit System, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Idea woman, family-oriented, and creative, Tiara Cooper is the Employee Benefits Coordinator at Milwaukee County Transit System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tiara holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the illustrious Tuskegee University located in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her talents started while managing restaurants and bloomed a bit more while enrolled at Concordia University to obtain her master’s degree in Human Resource Management. Tiara’s favorite quote is:

    I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.” ― Haruki Murakami


    Lee Knottnerus

    Deputy City Manager

    City of Ridgefield, Washington


    Lee is currently the Deputy City Manager for the City of Ridgefield, Washington. As the director of the Administrative Services Department, her work includes human resources, labor relations, and wellness.  She has worked as a Human Resource Director in a public sector environment (14 years).   She also has practiced as an attorney in a private law firm representing public and private employers in employment and labor law-related matters (10 years). Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon.

    Kelley Smith

    Human Resources Administrator, Wellness Works! Program Administrator

    City of Cleveland Department of Human Resources

    Kelley J. Smith currently serves as the City of Cleveland’s Wellness Works! Program Administrator in the Department of Human Resources.  In this role, she researches, creates, and implements well-being-related programming and activities for City employees and their families.   Kelley serves as a champion for the City’s employees, as she is the primary person in direct contact with them about the Wellness Works / Wealth Work$ program.  She and her assistant look for ways to encourage employees to take on a healthier lifestyle by incorporating the five dimensions of well-being adopted by the City of Cleveland. These five dimensions are physical, mental, environmental, occupational, and Financial. 

     Kelley is a key team member of the City’s HR Department.  She works with different community partners to bring resources to city employees, helping them to connect with healthcare agencies, fairs, mental health centers, financial institutions, community runs, and an array of other activities.  Kelley has been an employee with the City of Cleveland for almost 25 years, serving in various roles.  

  • Virtual Panel Discussion - Putting Strategy to Work - Defining the HR Business Partner Role

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/17/2021

    Virtual Panel Discussion - Putting Strategy to Work - Defining the HR Business Partner Role


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    Join IPMA-HR on Thursday, June 17th at 1 pm EDT for its next virtual panel discussion.

    This presentation will bring together four HR professionals with extensive experience and knowledge as HR Business Partners in public sector agencies. They will discuss their experiences aligning HR initiatives to the organization's mission and service deliverables.

    HR Business Partners are expected to see the big picture and understand how HR components work together to achieve organizational outcomes.

    This knowledge can allow HR leaders to make strategic contributions at the executive level. Also, the business partner role advances the function of HR departments from transactional to transformational.

    The upheaval experienced in government agencies over the past year, due to the pandemic, has led many to rethink their goals and operations in HR. Join us for this exciting and informative panel discussion on the role of HR Business Partners!


    Session Panelists:

    Omar Reid - Moderator - Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Harris Health System, Houston, Texas

    Jeff Coulam - Senior HR Business Partner and Training Manager, Carson City, Nevada

    Myisha Dixon-Henry - Director of Human Resources, City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore, MD

    Brandi Leos - Senior HR Business Partner, City of Tigard, Oregon

    Omar Reid (Moderator)

    Senior Vice President Human Resources

    Harris Health System, Houston, Texas

    Jeff Coulam

    Senior HR Business Partner and Training Manager

    Pooling Resources, Inc.

    Myisha Dixon-Henry

    Director of Human Resources

    City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore, MD



    Brandi Leos

    Senior HR Business Partner at City of Tigard

    City of Tigard, Oregon

  • Webinar: Improving Organizational Performance: Develop Your People!

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/19/2021

    ​The performance of an organization depends on its human resources. Whether you are a new leader or you have been in the organization for a while, take some time without any preconceived notions to really listen to your team. You can then take the time needed to determine whether there are training needs. People show up to work every day wanting to do a good job. Let’s give them the necessary tools to help improve organizational performance!

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    Session Description

    The performance of an organization depends on its human resources. Whether you are a new leader or you have been in the organization for a while, take some time without any preconceived notions to really listen to your team.  You can then take the time needed to determine whether there are training needs. People show up to work every day wanting to do a good job.  Let’s give them the necessary tools to help improve organizational performance!

    Lori Thompson

    Deputy Chief Talent Officer

    United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Talent Solutions

    Ms. Lori Thompson serves as the Deputy Chief Talent Officer for the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Talent Solutions.  Lori has more than 32 years of HR technical expertise and is a recognized transformational leader with years of leadership experience engaging and mobilizing people to develop innovative solutions for HR challenges. Restored FDA’s external hiring authority with the Office of Personnel Management and confidence from FDA senior leadership; demonstrated success leading HR for 18,000+ employee government Agency with a global footprint; and trusted advisor to key stakeholders, C-level executives and administration leaders to provide expert advice on HR programs, analytics, and innovative trends.

  • Mental Health in the Workplace Panel Discussion

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/28/2021

    Mental Health in the Workplace Panel Discussion

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    Stress levels due to COVID-19 pandemic have skyrocketed, leading to a national mental health crisis. One in five people will experience a mental health issue each year. For the public sector, that means over 4.5 million employees will be affected this year (CDC and US Bureau of Labor Statistics).

    As employees adapt to new ways of working, organizations must also adapt to the current needs of their workforce. Not doing so, agencies risk having highly stressed employees, potentially leading to lower job performance, productivity, engagement, communication, and daily functioning. 

    Join a panel of experts composed of public sector HR practitioners and mental health professionals in a discussion on Mental Health in the Workplace. Learn strategies and tools to identify needs, reduce stigma, increase communication, and bridge the gap between employees and the resources available to them. Research from the IPMA-HR Mental Health & Public Sector HR Survey will be shared as part of the conversation. Register today and join us for this important panel discussion! 

    Your Speakers Include:

    Robert Neiuber, Director of Human Resources, City of City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA,  Moderator 

    Panelists:

    Jill Hamilton, HealthWorks Manager, Hennepin County, Minnesota

    Debra Lerner, Ph.D, Associate Director of Organizational Impact, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    Nance Lee Mosquera, Benefits Manager, City of Saint Paul, Minnesota

    William McPeck, Consultant, Trainer and Coach- Employee Health Management and Employee well-being

    Robert Neiuber (Moderator)

    Director of Human Resources

    City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA


    Robert has enjoyed over thirty-years of local government experience in the fields of Human Resources, Risk Management, Community Development, Economic Development, Redevelopment and Administration. He has had the honor of serving some great communities, currently the world-class community of Rancho Cucamonga. As the City’s Human Resources Director, he feel it is his role to develop and maintain a high-quality workforce that encourages and supports employee engagement through a culture of continuous learning, diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation, collaboration and excellence. He enjoys being able to work with and support the dedicated, hardworking, knowledgeable, and fun employees who make up Team RC. He is a Certified Executive and Senior Professional by IPMA-HR; a certified Senior Professional by the SHRM; a Certified Labor Relations Master by the CALPELRA; a Certified Labor Relations Professional by the NPELRA; and a certified League Cycling Instructor by the League of American Bicyclists.

     

    Jill Hamilton

    HealthWorks Manager

    Hennepin County, Minnesota


    Jill Hamilton has led a nationally recognized employee health and wellness program for Hennepin County for over a decade.  Hennepin County, the largest county in Minnesota, has more than 9000 employees working in diverse environments, from service workers, to professionals; from snowplow operators to prison guards.  Jill brings a hands-on approach to addressing wellbeing of the individual that begins with the workplace environment and extends to personal behaviors, creating opportunities and incentives for a happier and healthier workforce.  Jill earned her M.Ed. in Health Promotions and Exercise Physiology from the University of Cincinnati

    Debra Lerner, Ph.D

    Associate Director of Organizational Impact

    Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston, Massachusetts


    Dr. Debra Lerner is Associate Director of Organizational Impact for the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Director and founder of the Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry of Tufts School of Medicine and Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Science. She has dedicated her career to reducing the human and economic burden of illness and disability, and translating research results into evidence-based workplace policies and practices that enable all adults to remain productive throughout their lives. She is a national thought leader on health and work productivity improvement as well as workplace mental health. Her major accomplishments include developing both a cost-effective program to improve the functional performance and mental health of employees with depression and the well-known Work Limitations Questionnaire, which is used worldwide. She is currently engaged in several innovative projects aimed at improving policies and programs to support family caregivers.


    Dr. Lerner has authored over 80 refereed publications, has been the recipient of numerous research grants and contracts, and received the prestigious Mark Dundon Research Award from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and President’s Award from the Institute of Health and Productivity Management (IHPM). She has consulted on employee health and productivity improvement for many organizations including the US Veterans Benefits Administration, Social Security Administration Disability Programs, the Assistant Secretary’s Office for Planning and Evaluation within the Department of Health and Human Services, One Mind, the World Economic Forum, and many private-sector health insurers and employers and government agencies.

     

     

    William McPeck

    Consultant, Trainer and Coach- Employee Health Management and Employee Well-being

    Independent Consultant, Saint Albans, Maine


    Bill McPeck earned a Master’s degree in social work specializing in Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and the treatment of substance abuse disorders. Bill was a licensed social worker for 42 years, with a 35 year career in Maine State Government. He spent the last 15 years of his career as Director of Employee Health and Safety. As director, Bill led the state’s initiatives in employee safety, health/wellness, EAP and employee drug and alcohol testing.


    Since retiring, Bill has focused his efforts on writing, the application of workplace related research and working with small employers with generally less than 50 employees. Today, Bill considers himself to be a thought leader as an employee wellbeing and sustainable workplace architect. For the past couple of years, Bill has focused his efforts primarily on employee and workplace mental health. Bill views mental health broadly. Bill considers mental health to include not only mental illness (clinical), but also mental distress (sub-clinical) and mental wellness.


    In addition to his MSW degree, Bill holds national certifications as a Work-Life Professional, as a Worksite Wellness Program Consultant and in the specialty area of organization culture.

    Nance Lee Mosquera

    Benefits Manager

    City of Saint Paul, Minnesota


    As the employee benefits manager for the City of Saint Paul, Nance Lee is responsible for delivering quality benefit plans that attract and retain great employees in the most cost effective manner possible. Part of this role is vendor management - ensuring the City partners with quality service providers at competitive prices. Additionally, she focuses on ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws as well as bargaining contracts. Nance Lee branded and manages a City wellness program which incents employees to make healthy choices and improve their lives.


    Prior to joining the City, Nance Lee spent nearly 25 years in the private sector, with deep experience in the health insurance industry. 


  • Developing Competencies for HR Success-Session 3 Package

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    Developing Competencies for HR Success-Session 3 Package

    Developing Competencies for HR Success-Session 3 Package

  • Webinar- The 10 Trends Shaping Public Sector HR in 2021

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/03/2020

    As the year comes to an end, join NEOGOV in a review of the lessons and challenges HR leaders faced this past year and where they’re planning to focus their efforts and budgets in 2021. Looking across the entire employee journey, they will examine the top 10 trends in public sector HR that will shape the coming year.

    The 10 Trends Shaping Public Sector HR in 2021

    As the year comes to an end, join NEOGOV in a review the lessons and challenges HR leaders faced this past year and where they’re planning to focus their efforts and budgets in 2021. Looking across the entire employee journey, NEOGOV will examine the top 10 trends in public sector HR that will shape the coming year. 

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • Challenges and solutions HR leaders overcame in 2020
    • The leading initiatives being prioritized in 2021 based on research
    • The processes, technology, and mindset needed to accomplish them

    Sponsored by 

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    * Please Note: This webinar is open to the first 500 registrants.  Please register in advance and login early.

    Lindsey Gerber

    Account Manager, East Coast, NEOGOV

    NEOGOV

    Lindsay is an East Coast Account Manager at NEOGOV and has been with NEOGOV for over 5 years. Prior to her customer-facing role as an East Coast Account Manager at NEOGOV, she worked on RFP's where she grew her public sector HR knowledge.  

    Mitch Boland

    Account Manager, East Coast, NEOGOV

    NEOGOV

    Mitch Boland has worked with public sector agencies and countless HR departments helping them to streamline their HR processes over the past 5 years. He was previously an Implementation Consultant and a Sales Engineer at NEOGOV prior to moving into his Account Manager role. 

  • Webinar: 9 Steps to Remove Bias and Promote Diversity at Every Stage of the Hiring Process

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/15/2020

    Now more than ever, HR leaders are in a powerful position to create real systemic change by ensuring every member of society gets a fair shot at employment opportunities. Partnering with IPMA-HR, we are excited to share some of the latest approaches public sector and higher education organizations can use to attract highly qualified, diverse applicants and ensure they are fairly evaluated by eliminating blindspots where bias exists.

    Now more than ever, HR leaders are in a powerful position to create real systemic change by ensuring every member of society gets a fair shot at employment opportunities. Partnering with IPMA-HR, we are excited to share some of the latest approaches public sector and higher education organizations can use to attract highly qualified, diverse applicants and ensure they are fairly evaluated by eliminating blindspots where bias exists. 

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • How to analyze applicant diversity across each stage of the selection process to uncover hidden biases and diversity gaps
    • Strategies to minimize hiring manager and committee bias 
    • Tips for attracting diverse applicants by revamping your career pages, job postings, and diversity statement
    • How to restructure your interviewing approach to ensure the focus is exclusively on candidate qualifications and not factors such as race, ethnicity, age, or gender

    Mykesha Mack

    Diversity and Inclusion Manager, NEOGOV

    Mykesha Mack has been with NEOGOV for the past 5 years in which she served as an Applicant Support Representative, Customer Success Representative, and Customer Success Manager. She recently took on a new role as the Diversity & Inclusion Manager at NEOGOV, in which she works alongside the HR Manager to develop company-wide training programs to help employees expand their perspectives and create a safe space for employees to discuss difficult topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mykesha Mack is also a Certified Life Coach,  Afro-Zumba Instructor, and Public Speaker. She can be reached at mmack@neogov.net