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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/23/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Webinar: Remote Hiring Practices

    Please join our panel of HR practitioners as they explore remote hiring policies and practices.  They will explore how recruitment and retention practices differ with remote employees.  Describe what remote hiring in practice will look like and what are the pros and cons?  Please join us on February 23rd at 1:00 pm to learn more.

    Moderator:

    Malena Murray

    Human Resources Director

    City of Draper, UT

    Panelist:

    David Parker

    Director, Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance - Title IX Coordinator

    Pima Community College Purpose & Values

    (For National PSHRA Members Only)

    Malena Murray (Moderator)

    Human Resources Director

    City of Draper, UT

    Malena Murray has more than 20 years HR experience in both private industry and public sector arenas, including higher education. She is an educator and facilitator. For the past five years she has worked in municipality as an HR leader focusing on change management initiatives and HR strategy development. She is a supporter and exhibitor of transformational leadership, i.e. inspiring and motivating others to make HR a great place for all employees. She is a life-long learner, believing that we all learn from each other. “Never stop learning.”

    David Parker

    Director, Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance - Title IX Coordinator

    Pima Community College Purpose & Values

    David has worked to further the practice of public risk management for over 30 years as a risk manager, regulator, and practice leader, and by actively supporting and serving on the boards of directors of national and local associations. David has championed management of risk for state and local government, higher education and special districts, and has worked with and supported public entities across the country in many different types and sizes of organization and leadership philosophies. He has been recognized several times for his commitment to the practice of public risk management including a fellowship to Kennedy School of Government, an international exchange, and as a recipient of PRIMA's Public Risk Manager of the Year and Pioneer Excellence awards.

  • Contains 1 Product(s)

    2023 Developing Competencies for HR Success-Session 2 Package

    Welcome to PSHRA's Developing Competencies for HR Success!   

    PLEASE NOTE:  UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE IPMA-SCP CERTIFICATION APPLICATOIN AND THE IPMA-SCP EXAMINATION, YOU WILL BE AWARDED THE IPMA-SCP DESIGNATION (1/10/2023).

    Over the next 11 weeks, we will be learning together about a new way to conduct our business, and move our organizations forward. 

    The PSHRA Competency model incorporates 4 major roles-Business Partner, Change Agent, Leader and HR Expert

    This course focuses on the first three in a manner that is instructive on how HR professionals need to apply HR Expert knowledge and skills. The Competencies can be thought of as highlights of behaviors, knowledge, skills, abilities, values and attitudes that exemplify what should be expected of an HR Professional.

    It is important for class participants to have a primary focus on the roles and view the competencies as components within each of those roles. That is the basis of the PSHRA Competency Model.

    This course is about being effective in the context of the environment in which we work. It is not just about learning or memorizing the list of competencies. Just learning the list of competencies would be insufficient without significant additional study to gain a thorough understanding of the PSHRA Competency Model. It is about the carrying out the roles of the model through the appropriate application of competencies. The test in the past has been a combination of questions on knowledge and the application of competencies. To be effective on the test you need to not only learn the facts from the text (the participant manual) but be able to determine how it should be applied given a set of facts. 

    Engage with your Classmates:

    This course includes four Live Zoom Q&A Sessions (Attendance to two sessions is required).  The Q&A schedule will be sent to you separately via e-mail.

    Please review the following prerequisites and policy before you begin the course:

    Your Trainer:

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    Jeanette O'Quin, IPMA-SCP; SHRM-SCP

    Email Address:  jfoquin@gmail.com

    Ms. O’Quin is presently a human resources (HR) consultant with senior level experience in the areas of human resources, leadership, organizational development, customer service, financial management and business administration in the water utility industry and public sector. Previous positions held included Director of Administrative Services and HR Division Manager for Pueblo Water from 2002-2021. Prior to Pueblo Water she was the HR Director for Pueblo County for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, as well as total compensation and employee benefits. Specific areas of focus include workforce planning, succession planning, knowledge management and change management initiatives. She has developed and implemented policies and procedures; record retention and regulatory compliance processes; led software conversions; vendor and labor negotiations as well as directly involved with labor/employee relations, mediation and facilitation. She has provided professional development and training in many areas for supervisors, employees as well as for external human resources professionals. Ms. O’Quin has provided the Developing Competencies for HR Success training on numerous occasions as well as facilitated the "Train the Trainer" for Developing Competencies for HR Success course to develop trainers. She has been a member of PSHRA since 1990, past Southern Colorado Chapter President and Western Region President as well as served on the Executive Council for PSHRA. She has served on numerous PSHRA task forces, PSHRA committees and been conference chairperson for both regional and international IPMA-HR conferences.

    Course Materials:

    The course Participant Manual and the Professional Needs Self-Assessment can be found in the "Course Materials" tab upon logging in to the course. Depending on when you registered, you will receive the Risk Taking Inventory and Guide in the mail shortly.

    • Developing Competencies for HR Success Participant Manual (e-book)
    • Professional Needs Self-Assessment (e-book)
    • The Risk Taking Inventory and Guide (to be mailed)

    Please make sure you can access these materials. If you have not received your Risk Taking Inventory and Guide, please contact meetings@ipma-hr.org immediately for further assistance.

    To get started, please review the following tabs in the course content section:

    • Welcome Message
    • Course Materials
    • Course Syllabus and Schedule
    • IPMA-SCP Certification (Separate application fee and examination fee required.)

    Every week, you can refer to the "Course Syllabus and Schedule" tab to see the work to be accomplished during that week. 

    PSHRA Cafe can be used at any time during the course to pose questions or concerns that may be of interest to the class participants.

    Course Discussions

    Participation in the Discussions is essential to learning throughout the course. The focus of the discussions are on the application of the competencies relative to the roles of Business PartnerChange Agent, and Leader. The discussions among class participants and instructor responses can help to give clarity to the meaning of the competencies. For example, it is critical to understand the change process if you are going to be successful as a change agent. There are several competencies which need to be appropriately applied to be an effective Change Agent. They do not exist or get applied in isolation. They are normally applied in bundles or combinations.  

    It is important to commit to staying current with the weekly course assignments. The class is most effective when all participants stay, provide their responses and comments to other participants, within roughly the same timeframe.   This enhances the engagement in the course.  Students are required to make a post for each exercise, as well as, 2 additional comments to two different students.

    Again, welcome to the course, and if you have any issues or concerns contact the instructor.  If you would like to further discuss any of the course materials or exercises, please contact the instructor either by phone or email.

    We look forward to providing you with a successful training experience! 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Webinar - HR Trends for 2023

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    Please join our panel of HR practitioners as they discuss what are the top HR trends impacting the public sector in 2023.  They will also discuss which HR trends they foresee will impact their agencies the most this year.  

    In addition, they will share how they plan to approach these challenges and provide possible solutions.  Please join us on January 31st at 1:00 pm EST for this insightful discussion.

    Moderator:

    Alexis B. Blackwell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Director of Human Resources

    Charles County Government, MD

    Panelists:

    Dori Lee, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Director of Human Resources/Civil Service 

    City of Lancaster, TX 

    Marla McFarland, MBA, IPMA-SCP

    Human Resources Director

    City of Arkansas City, KS

    Tamara Mosley

    Human Resources Director

    Georgia Technology Authority


    (For National PSHRA Members Only)

     

    Alexis Blackwell (Moderator)

    Human Resources Director

    Charles County Government

    Moderator

    Alexis Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from The George Washington,

    University. She maintains the Society for HR Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRMSCP)

    certification and is a graduate of the Professional Development Academy's High Performance

    Leadership Program. She has 10 years of director level experience working for city and county governments

    with over 27 years in human resources in international, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations

    Dori Lee

    Human Resources/Civil Service Director

    City of Lancaster

    Dori Lee, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service has served at the City of Lancaster since June 2003 after an adventurous seven (7) years in the private sector working for Terminix International covering nine states and 1500 employees through on-site support of escalated personnel and acquisition needs.   

    Dori holds a Texas Teaching Certificate for secondary business education from the State of Texas, A bachelors degree from the University of North Texas, and has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI since 2000.  In addition, she obtained certification from IMPA-HR in 2006 and SHRM in 2015 as a Senior Certified Professional.  

    Marla McFarland

    Human Resources Director

    City of Arkansas City

    Marla McFarland holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies with a Minor in Speech Communications and a Minor in Business Administration from Southwestern College.  She participated in the Honors Program studying Economics at Oklahoma State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southwestern College.  She has worked as the Technical Advisor while working with the University of Michigan on a joint study of employee turnover.

    Marla has been working in the Human Resources field for 25 years; 17 years of which have been with the City of Arkansas City, a municipality in southcentral Kansas.

    She has served as a Board Member, President, and Past President of the International Public Management Association – Human Resources (Kansas Chapter) in addition to serving as the liaison to the Arkansas City Human Relations Board.

    Tamara Mosley

    Human Resources Director

    Georgia Technology Authority

    Tamara Mosley is an executive HR leader with more than 25 years of experience spanning both the public and private sectors.  Twenty years of her experience has been across agencies in Georgia State Government and is currently the HR Director of the Georgia Technology Authority.  Her private sector experience included Inflight recruitment for a Delta subsidiary airline and HR Business Partner with Koch Business Solutions.

    In her current role, Tamara is responsible for leading the overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, and employee relations.  As HRD, she has changed the function, culture, and impact of HR across GTA to support its business goals and strategies as well as the needs and aspirations of employees.  She has worked with leaders across multiple lines of business to build and manage an HR organization that reflects and supports their dynamic needs.

    Being a member of PSHRA (IPMA) for over 10 years.  She hopes to contribute solid understanding of State Government HR practices to increase collaboration of public sector HR efforts, encourage connectedness within the HR community, and work to continue increasing its effectiveness.

    Tamara is a veteran of the United States Army and mother of two college age children.  She resides in Atlanta with her husband and seven-month Cane Corso.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/19/2023

    Webinar: Start Strong – Creating Intentional Goals For The New Year


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    Please join us on January 19th to learn about the eight dimensions of wellbeing and determine your focus for the new year!  2022 has passed and now is the time to look forward towards the future.  

    For 2023, let’s set intentional goals, create accountability partners, and focus on all of our dimensions of wellbeing. During this session, you will be able to dive into your eight dimensions of wellbeing and determine where the focus of your personal and professional future should lie.

    This will be an opportunity for you and your team to learn how to be in one accord for the New Year while relying on each other for accountability.

    Dr. Grace Ingram, Wellbeing Program and Employee Engagement Manager for the City of Alexandria, will provide us with tools to help us start our year off right!

    Date and Time:  January 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM EST

    Presenter:  

    Grace Ingram, DHSc, CWWS, ACSM-CEP, Wellbeing Program and Employee Engagement Manager

    City of Alexandria, VA, Department of Human Resources

    (For National IPMA-HR Members Only)


    Grace Ingram, DHSc, CWWS, ACSM-CEP (Moderator)

    Wellbeing Program and Employee Engagement Manager

    City of Alexandria, VA, Department of Human Resources

    Dr. Grace Ingram is the Wellbeing Program and Employee Engagement Manager for the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from Spelman College, a Master’s in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion from Georgia State University, and a Doctorate in Health Science with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Ingram is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist®, as well as a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist with the National Wellness Institute. Inspiring, creating, and managing wellbeing programs is Dr. Grace’s passion and purpose in life. From a very early age she always knew she wanted to do something geared towards helping others. Within her current role she is honored to be able to help others improve upon their current dimensions of wellbeing, including their physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, intellectual, occupational and spiritual. In her spare time, Dr. Grace loves to spend time with her family, especially her 14-year-old son, 5-year-old daughter, and newlywed husband. She has a true passion for traveling, learning about new cultures, and dancing to all types of music.

  • Contains 1 Product(s)

    2023 Developing Competencies for HR Success-Session 1 Package

    Welcome to PSHRA's Developing Competencies for HR Success!   

    PLEASE NOTE:  UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE IPMA-SCP CERTIFICATION APPLICATOIN AND THE IPMA-SCP EXAMINATION, YOU WILL BE AWARDED THE IPMA-SCP DESIGNATION (1/10/2023).

    Over the next 11 weeks, we will be learning together about a new way to conduct our business, and move our organizations forward. 

    The PSHRA Competency model incorporates 4 major roles-Business Partner, Change Agent, Leader and HR Expert

    This course focuses on the first three in a manner that is instructive on how HR professionals need to apply HR Expert knowledge and skills. The Competencies can be thought of as highlights of behaviors, knowledge, skills, abilities, values and attitudes that exemplify what should be expected of an HR Professional.

    It is important for class participants to have a primary focus on the roles and view the competencies as components within each of those roles. That is the basis of the PSHRA Competency Model.

    This course is about being effective in the context of the environment in which we work. It is not just about learning or memorizing the list of competencies. Just learning the list of competencies would be insufficient without significant additional study to gain a thorough understanding of the PSHRA Competency Model. It is about the carrying out the roles of the model through the appropriate application of competencies. The test in the past has been a combination of questions on knowledge and the application of competencies. To be effective on the test you need to not only learn the facts from the text (the participant manual) but be able to determine how it should be applied given a set of facts. 

    Engage with your Classmates:

    This course includes four Live Zoom Q&A Sessions (Attendance to two sessions is required).  The Q&A schedule will be sent to you separately via e-mail.

    Please review the following prerequisites and policy before you begin the course:

    Your Trainer:

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    Jeanette O'Quin, IPMA-SCP; SHRM-SCP

    Email Address:  jfoquin@gmail.com

    Ms. O’Quin is presently a human resources (HR) consultant with senior level experience in the areas of human resources, leadership, organizational development, customer service, financial management and business administration in the water utility industry and public sector. Previous positions held included Director of Administrative Services and HR Division Manager for Pueblo Water from 2002-2021. Prior to Pueblo Water she was the HR Director for Pueblo County for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, as well as total compensation and employee benefits. Specific areas of focus include workforce planning, succession planning, knowledge management and change management initiatives. She has developed and implemented policies and procedures; record retention and regulatory compliance processes; led software conversions; vendor and labor negotiations as well as directly involved with labor/employee relations, mediation and facilitation. She has provided professional development and training in many areas for supervisors, employees as well as for external human resources professionals. Ms. O’Quin has provided the Developing Competencies for HR Success training on numerous occasions as well as facilitated the "Train the Trainer" for Developing Competencies for HR Success course to develop trainers. She has been a member of PSHRA since 1990, past Southern Colorado Chapter President and Western Region President as well as served on the Executive Council for PSHRA. She has served on numerous PSHRA task forces, PSHRA committees and been conference chairperson for both regional and international IPMA-HR conferences.

    Course Materials:

    The course Participant Manual and the Professional Needs Self-Assessment can be found in the "Course Materials" tab upon logging in to the course. Depending on when you registered, you will receive the Risk Taking Inventory and Guide in the mail shortly.

    • Developing Competencies for HR Success Participant Manual (e-book)
    • Professional Needs Self-Assessment (e-book)
    • The Risk Taking Inventory and Guide (to be mailed)

    Please make sure you can access these materials. If you have not received your Risk Taking Inventory and Guide, please contact meetings@ipma-hr.org immediately for further assistance.

    To get started, please review the following tabs in the course content section:

    • Welcome Message
    • Course Materials
    • Course Syllabus and Schedule
    • IPMA-SCP Certification (Separate application fee and examination fee required.)

    Every week, you can refer to the "Course Syllabus and Schedule" tab to see the work to be accomplished during that week. 

    PSHRA Cafe can be used at any time during the course to pose questions or concerns that may be of interest to the class participants.

    Course Discussions

    Participation in the Discussions is essential to learning throughout the course. The focus of the discussions are on the application of the competencies relative to the roles of Business PartnerChange Agent, and Leader. The discussions among class participants and instructor responses can help to give clarity to the meaning of the competencies. For example, it is critical to understand the change process if you are going to be successful as a change agent. There are several competencies which need to be appropriately applied to be an effective Change Agent. They do not exist or get applied in isolation. They are normally applied in bundles or combinations.  

    It is important to commit to staying current with the weekly course assignments. The class is most effective when all participants stay, provide their responses and comments to other participants, within roughly the same timeframe.   This enhances the engagement in the course.  Students are required to make a post for each exercise, as well as, 2 additional comments to two different students.

    Again, welcome to the course, and if you have any issues or concerns contact the instructor.  If you would like to further discuss any of the course materials or exercises, please contact the instructor either by phone or email.

    We look forward to providing you with a successful training experience! 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/15/2022

    Webinar: Tailoring Programs to Meet Specific Agency Needs

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    Please join us on December 15th to learn from our 2022 Agency Award for Excellence winners:

    City of Tamarac, Florida (small agency) was recognized for its mission, along with clear and comprehensive strategies in recruitment and onboarding, learning and development, compensation and recognition and fostering a collaborative environment with impressive results.

    Wake County Government, North Carolina (medium agency) was recognized for delivering high satisfaction ratings and low employee turnover. The driver of these results is an innovative talent management strategy which includes transformed processes to improve recruitment, retention, staff professional development, employee engagement and communications. The processes included streamlined application and onboarding, utilization of new technology and redesigning their website to better market vacant positions in the fast-growing county.

    They will share their process on how they were able to tailor their programs to meet their unique needs.

    Moderator: Sonja Stanchina, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Contra Costa Water District

    Panelists: Lerenzo Calhoun, Human Resources Director, City of Tamarac and Angela Crawford, Chief Human Resources Officer, Wake County

    Date and Time: December 15, 2022, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST.

    (For National IPMA-HR Members Only)

    Sonja Stanchina (Moderator)

    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Contra Costa Water District

    With more than 20 years of California public sector human resources experience, Sonja currently serves as the first Director of Diversity & Inclusion at the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) in Concord, CA, promoted in October 2020 from CCWD’s Human Resources & Risk Manager.  Sonja possesses an MBA in human resources management (HRM) from California Coast University graduating magna cum laude and received her bachelor’s degree in management from Saint Mary’s College of California with honors.  Sonja earned an Advanced Certificate in HRM from California State University East Bay is a CALPELRA Certified Labor Relations Master (CLRM), and has been an IPMA-Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) since 2009, receiving her Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) designation in 2016. Sonja earned the CPS HR Risk Management Practitioner (RMP) certification in April 2020 and the Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) credential through the Institute for Diversity Certification in December 2020.

    Sonja retired from the Northern California Chapter of the IPMA-HR Board of Directors after 10 years of service, served on the Board of Directors for the Western Region IPMA-HR for 5 years including as President (FY 2017-2018), and began a three-year term as a member of the IPMA-HR Executive Council on January 1, 2021.  Sonja considers her relationships with the individuals of IPMA-HR as the single best investment she has made into her career, and the most enjoyable.

    Lerenzo Calhoun

    Human Resources Director

    City of Tamarac, FL

    Lerenzo Calhoun is the architect of the City of Tamarac’s initiatives involving talent management, training, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, and diversity initiatives.  In September of 2022, the City of Tamarac’s Human Resources Team received the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Small Agency Award for Excellence. This award recognizes agencies who advance public sector Human Resources and create better places to work for those who serve the public good.

    Prior to his service for the City of Tamarac, Lerenzo was the Chief Negotiator responsible for Labor Relations matters for Broward County Public Schools. He also served in HR Management roles for industry leaders such as Spherion and the Taylor Corporation, building a career of being a strategic Human Resources partner for clients in various industries.  Before relocating to South Florida, Lerenzo worked in the General Counsel’s Office for the Chicago Public Schools.  Lerenzo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida.  

    Angela Crawford

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Wake County Government

    Angela is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Wake County Government with over 25 years of experience in human resources working in the private, federal, state, and local government sectors. Angela holds both a Master’s in Public Administration and in Information Science. Angela is certified as an IPMA-SCP and CCWS (Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist) and achieved certificates in DE&I training with the University of South Florida and Strategic HR Metrics with the Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR). She has won numerous awards in continuous process improvement and HR innovation, including the Edwin L. Swain Award from the IPMA-HR Southern Region. Over the last nine years, Angela has transformed the Wake County HR Department from transactional to a strategic HR partner.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/01/2022

    Webinar: Face It! Confronting Critical Hiring Challenges and Creating Sustainable Talent Strategies for Future Success

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    James Baldwin said, “not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Finding the right person for the right job is an evergreen challenge for public sector organizations. Nevertheless, the challenge continues with greater intensity and consequence, which provides organizations an urgent opportunity to examine its current practices, identify opportunities for immediate success, while developing and executing talent strategies for the future.

    This webinar will share lessons learned and practical tips that help: 

    • Diagnose the symptoms of a struggling hiring and talent strategy.
    • Identify the common organizational stresses that hinder hiring success.
    • Leverage opportunities to reimagine ineffective and obsolete systems, practices, and policies.
    • Develop sustainable strategies that support the organization’s comprehensive talent needs.

    Please join us on December 1st to learn more about hiring challenges and talent strategies from a fellow public sector HR practitioner.

    Speaker:

    Jarred Davis, MS

    Civil Service Director and Board Secretary

    City of Dallas

    (For National IPMA-HR Members Only)

    Jarred Davis, MS (Moderator)

    Civil Service Director and Board Secretary

    City of Dallas, Texas

    Jarred Davis currently serves as the Civil Service Director and Board Secretary for the City of Dallas.  Annually the department’s operation directly supports talent sourcing and screening needs for approximately 1700 sworn and civilian positions. He has over 15 years of human resources leadership experience, specializing in the areas of talent acquisition, employee relations, and equity and diversity. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication and Secondary Education and Master of Science in Higher Education and Management from Texas A&M University - Commerce. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/17/2022

    Webinar: ABLE Accounts: Supporting People with Disabilities - Your Employees & Your Community

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    ABLE accounts, created by Congress in 2014, allow people with disabilities to save and invest money into tax-free accounts without jeopardizing public benefits such as SSI and Medicaid. These impactful financial tools are a game changer for your employees with disabilities and for those who support people with disabilities.  

    Knowing more about ABLE accounts can initiate the internal dialogue for employers to offer information on inclusive workplace benefits. As public sector HR leaders, offering ABLE accounts for your employees and your community can be a catalyst for expanding your DEI strategy to include people with disabilities. 

    Please join us on November 17th to learn more about ABLE accounts and how they can benefit your employees.

    Speakers:

    • Eric Ochmanek, Program Director, National Association of State Treasurers
    • Bette Ann Mobley, Director, Maryland ABLE

    (For National IPMA-HR Members Only)

    Eric Ochmanek (Moderator)

    Program Director - ABLE today

    National Association of State Treasurers (NAST)

    Eric Ochmanek leads NAST’s ABLE today national initiative to advance financial empowerment for people with disabilities by increasing the awareness of ABLE accounts.

    ABLE today, a collaborative outreach and awareness effort that highlights the impactful benefits of ABLE accounts for all ABLE Programs, fosters the opportunity for people with disabilities to save and invest in their future. This includes providing ABLE education directly to the disability community, establishing partnerships with stakeholders, and engaging employers on the benefits ABLE provides as a tool toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    Eric helped launch Ohio’s ABLE Program in June 2016 and led its national outreach efforts. He traveled to each of state’s 88 counties and throughout the country to connect people with disabilities with ABLE accounts and built partnerships within the disability community and the financial, legal, and support service industries.

    Previously, Eric worked for British Petroleum, the White House Office of Presidential Advance, and the Immediate Office of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Eric is a graduate of Adrian College (Adrian, MI). 

    Bette Ann Mobley (Moderator)

    Director, Maryland ABLE

    Maryland ABLE

    Bette Ann Mobley has worked with state and national organizations in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 41 years. She has served in many leadership roles supporting people with disabilities through advocacy, developing and implementing quality systems, and providing consultation to organizations that provide supports and services. As an active member of the National Association of State Treasurer’s Association’s Sub Committee on ABLE, ABLE today,  she is excited to be a part of the continued development and implementation of this new opportunity for people with disabilities and their families to finally save and invest assets without risking critical state and federally means tested benefits. She has served as the Program Administrator for the Maryland ABLE program for the last 5 years.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2022

    Webinar: Influencing Up and Across: Making Difficult Conversations, Safe Conversations

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    Let’s face it, addressing, let alone confronting workplace behaviors that negatively impact you and others is darn difficult. The awkwardness, fear and risk are multiplied when the person you need to talk to is your boss. Rest assured, it is possible to safely and respectfully dialogue with your boss or with someone in authority over you, to address issues and concerns. Join us as we learn how this can be done safely while developing a more effective and positive working relationship and without losing your job.

    In this training you will learn to:

    • Develop strategies for effectively talking, listening, and collaborating in situations where opinion differ
    • Implement communication practices that overcome resistance and resolve conflict
    • Safely address behaviors that hinder individual, team and organizational success 
    • Establish a baseline of professional trust that fosters engagement and inclusion
    • Build cohesive and collaborative working relationships
    • Create safety while decreasing workplace tension 

    Speaker:

    Lorie Reichel-Howe
    Founder, Conversations in the Workplace

    (For National IPMA-HR Members Only)

    Lorie Reichel- Howe

    Founder, Conversations in the Workplace

    Conversations in the Workplace


    Lorie Reichel-Howe is 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, mismanaged expectations or good old-fashioned bad behavior, “Safe Conversations” foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within organizations.


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

     

     

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Webinar: Get Certified! Benefits and Overview of IPMA-HR Certification Programs

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    Come learn about the certification processes and courses being offered through IPMA-HR. The webinar will provide an overview of the courses, the benefits both tangible and intangible, explain the certification process, give you a taste of one or two of the exercises and provide an opportunity to have your questions answered.

    This webinar is open to all.

    Mary Rowe (Moderator)

    Principal Consultant

    Workplace Results

    Mary was the International Public Managers Association – Human Resources (IPMA-HR) President for 2017.  She served in Public Sector HR for over 30 years. Most recently she was the HR Director for Oregon Metro regional government in Portland Oregon and prior to that the HR Director for the City of Milwaukie Oregon.  She is now principal consultant with Workplace Results, LLC providing HR and mediation services.  She has been active in IPMA-HR at the chapter, regional and national level having served on the chapter and region boards, national executive council, and various committees.  Mary holds the IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional and Certified Executive designations and has taught the IPMA – HR Developing Competencies training both locally and internationally.   When not working Mary enjoys time with her grandkids, long walks – particularly at the coast, and photography.

    Jeanette O'Quin

    HR Consultant

    Ms. O’Quin is presently a human resources (HR) consultant with senior level experience in the areas of human resources, leadership, organizational development, customer service, financial management and business administration in the water utility industry and public sector. Previous positions held included Director of Administrative Services and HR Division Manager for Pueblo Water from 2002-2021. Prior to Pueblo Water she was the HR Director for Pueblo County for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, as well as total compensation and employee benefits. Specific areas of focus include workforce planning, succession planning, knowledge management and change management initiatives. She has developed and implemented policies and procedures; record retention and regulatory compliance processes; led software conversions; vendor and labor negotiations as well as directly involved with labor/employee relations, mediation and facilitation. She has provided professional development and training in many areas for supervisors, employees as well as for external human resources professionals. 

    Ms. O’Quin has provided the Developing Competencies for HR Success training on numerous occasions as well as facilitated the "Train the Trainer" for Developing Competencies for HR Success course to develop trainers. She has been a member of IPMA-HR since 1990, past Southern Colorado Chapter President and Western Region President as well as served on the Executive Council for IPMA-HR. She has served on numerous IPMA-HR task forces, IPMA-HR committees and been conference chairperson for both regional and international IPMA-HR conferences.