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  • Finance for HR Professionals

    Event Start Date: 1/17/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 1/17/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Spring 2018 Certification Preparation Workshop

    Event Start Date: 1/25/2018 6:00 PM

    Event End Date: 1/25/2018 9:30 PM

    Cost per place: $950.00

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  • Internal Ethics Investigations for HR Professionals

    Event Start Date: 2/7/2018 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 2/7/2018 10:15 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • 2018 Legal Update

    Event Start Date: 2/15/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 2/15/2018 12:30 PM

    Cost per place: $60.00

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  • Seven Strategies to Find & Keep the Best Employees

    Event Start Date: 3/1/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 3/1/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Linking Executive Compensation to Business Strategies

    Event Start Date: 3/21/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 3/21/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Global Employment Practices

    Event Start Date: 4/18/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 4/18/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • The Legislative Update

    Event Start Date: 5/2/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 5/2/2018 10:30 AM

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  • Companies Are People Too... Leveraging Your Internal Brand

    Event Start Date: 6/20/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 6/20/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Harassment Prevention Training: A Unique Approach to a Challenging Topic

    Event Start Date: 7/18/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 7/18/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Designing a Selection Process That Gets Results

    Event Start Date: 8/15/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 8/15/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Diversity & Inclusion Program

    Event Start Date: 9/19/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 9/19/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • How to Develop Organizational & HR Strategic Plans

    Event Start Date: 11/14/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 11/14/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Selecting & Developing Leaders for a Culture of Accountability

    Event Start Date: 12/12/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 12/12/2018 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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President's Message

Dear GVC SHRM Members and HR Members At-Large;

Happy New Year and a reminder that New York State's Paid Family Leave launched on Monday, January 1st, 2018. There are many resources available to you at ny.gov/PaidFamilyLeave.  We will continue to update you throughout the year on any additional information or changes pertaining this new benefit. 

Your Genesee Valley Chapter Board has been busy planning your 2018 program year including the following upcoming programs.

On Wednesday, January 17th our program titled, ‘Finance for HR Professionals’ will be held at Landsman Development Corporation.

With a better understanding of finance, gain valuable insight into your organization’s strategy and make your HR department an indispensable component of your organization. Register here.


On Wednesday, February 7th our program titled, Internal Ethics Investigations for HR Professionals’ with attorneys Ben Mudrick and Brian Feldman of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, and held at their downtown office.  Explore a best-practice framework for conducting internal ethics investigations on which organizational policies, procedures, and work rules can be developed and anchored.  Register now.                                                               

On Thursday, February 15th we will hold our Annual Legal Update at Temple B’rith Kodesh.  Our local attorneys will update you PFL, FMLA, government audits & investigations, sexual harassment in the workplace and other hot topics.   Register Now.                                                                                                     

On Wednesday, March 21st our program titled, ‘Executive Compensation...The How's & The Why's’ with speaker Michael Graham will be held at the Landsman Development Corporation. Register today.                                                                                                                                                                         

For those of you who are thinking about achieving your HR certification or just expanding your HR knowledge, our certification preparation workshop will begin on Thursday, January 25th at 6PM at St. John’s on Highland Avenue. Our chapter is committed to providing our members and HR practitioners in the Genesee Valley region with a quality certification preparation workshop to help you advance your career. Please register here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

If you are currently seeking a new HR role or looking for an upgrade from your current one, please check out our ‘jobs’ site for the latest in HR openings around our region. Click here.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Don’t forget to check out our other upcoming programs here. Your feedback is always welcome so keep sending it along. Enjoy the remainder of your summer and remember your Genesee Valley Chapter Board is always here to support you and your organization through our continued programming, educational opportunities and legislative advocacy.                                                                                                                                                  

Be Well,

Ann Maynard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

President, Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM



PO Box 133

Fairport, NY 14450


Spotlight on Board – Meet Lee Drake, GVC SHRM’s Webmaster

Lee Drake has extensive speaking experience.  He's spoken on topics such as computer security, programming best practices, building content-managed websites, building online communities, virus and spyware prevention, social media, Office365, cloud collaboration, hybrid cloud deployment, disaster recovery, business continuity and a variety of other computer-related topics. So, it’s no wonder that he was tapped to be GVC SHRM’s Webmaster extraordinaire!


Lee has built a world-wide following of users who rely on him to get up-to-date computer, security, social media, and information technology news. As President and CEO of OS-Cubed, Inc., Lee is well on the way to creating his next Top 100 company.  We rely daily on Lee’s extensive knowledge to help improve the user experience on GVC SHRM’s website.


As a member of the board for the Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM and the Monroe County Job Services Employment Committee, Lee has added ample experience in the everyday issues of HR Management in the small business.

We are extremely proud to have Lee serve on our Board of Directors as he brings his tremendous IT experience along with a profound dedication to the Rochester community at large. Thank you Lee!


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