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  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing Company Consortium

    Event Start Date: 3/23/2017 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 3/23/2017 10:00 AM

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  • RESCHEDULED! Power & Privilege: Taking Diversity & Inclusion to the Next Level

    Event Start Date: 3/28/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 3/28/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Group Dynamics and Leadership

    Event Start Date: 4/12/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 4/12/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • 2017 Legislative Update

    Event Start Date: 5/16/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 5/16/2017 10:30 AM

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  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing Company Consortium

    Event Start Date: 5/23/2017 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 5/23/2017 10:00 AM

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  • The Risks are Real... Online Safety for HR Professionals

    Event Start Date: 6/21/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 6/21/2017 9:30 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing Company Consortium

    Event Start Date: 7/13/2017 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 7/13/2017 10:00 AM

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  • Diversity Program

    Event Start Date: 7/19/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 7/19/2017 9:30 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Innovative Training Approaches for Current HR Issues

    Event Start Date: 8/16/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 8/16/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Fall 2017 Certification Preparation Workshop

    Event Start Date: 8/31/2017 6:00 PM

    Event End Date: 8/31/2017 9:30 PM

    Cost per place: $950.00

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Global Mobility

    Event Start Date: 9/20/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 9/20/2017 7:30 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • 2017 Annual HR Conference

    Event Start Date: 10/12/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 10/12/2017 12:30 PM

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  • Making Your Organization's Unspoken Conversations Spoken

    Event Start Date: 11/15/2017 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 11/15/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Seven Strategies to Find & Keep the Best Employees

    Event Start Date: 12/13/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 12/13/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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President's Message

Joanne R. Schneider HR Scholarship Award

Applications are now being accepted for the Joanne R. Schneider HR Scholarship Award

Log into the website with your User ID and Password and the application is found under the Member heading

Application Deadline May 31, 2017

Award Period January 1 – December 31, 2018

Joanne Schneider has a strong passion for HR. Her dedication and counsel have been instrumental in helping guide those she works with to successful outcomes when they are faced with complex HR situations.  Joanne is a long-time Genesee Valley Chapter of SHRM (GVC SHRM) board member. In her operations role for GVC SHRM, she serves as the Chapter’s Director of Certification.  She has also served on the NY State SHRM Council as State Director of Certification. In acknowledgement of her significant contributions towards the success of the chapter and continued service to the HR community, this award is named in her honor.


The award is designed to provide support to people who are new to the HR profession. It is unique in that it's not a one size fits all.  The award will be comprised of several different components that give recipients access to educational content, reimbursement for HR related expenses, and a variety of materials and services tailored to their area of discipline in the HR field.  The Award will provide a faster and smoother road to success for an individual.  This is accomplished by focusing on several areas:

·         Increasing the knowledge base of HR subject matter

·         Helping accelerate an individual’s real world learning curve on addressing HR related matters

·         Developing a professional network



Applicants must be an affiliated GVC SHRM member* working in the HR field. The individual must be new to HR (1-3 years). If an individual is not actively engaged in the HR field, they must have been recently employed in the field (within 6 months of submission) and actively seeking to re-enter the field.


Award Value = $2,000**

 Award Components

·         Registration for all 2018 Programs (12)

·         Certification Preparation Workshop Class

·         $450 reimbursement towards HR related expenses (books, membership fee, conference, exam fee) of the recipient’s choice

·         $200 gift certificate to the SHRM Store


Selection Criteria

·         Potential within the HR field

·         Vision of what the applicant wishes to accomplish

·         Passion for the HR field


Application Submission

Please send completed applications and three letters of recommendation*** to scholarship@gvcshrm.org. You can also go to the Joanne R. Schneider HR Scholarship Award application located in the Member section of www.gvcshrm.org  to complete an application and upload recommendations.


Award Presentation

The winner will be announced at GVCSHRM’s October 12th Annual Conference.  The winner and a guest will be invited to attend the conference as the guests of GVCSHRM.



*”Affiliated GVCSRM member” is one who is a current member in good standing of SHRM national and has completed the member affiliation process to become a member of the Genesee Valley Chapter.

** The $2,000 value of the scholarship award is taxable income to the recipient under Internal Revenue Service regulations.

***Letters of Recommendation must be completed using the authorized form which can be found on the Scholarship page of the GVCSHRM website.



Questions regarding the Joanne R. Schneider Scholarship Award should be sent to scholarship@gvcshrm.org.



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