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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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  • GVC SHRM On the Road - The Legislative Update Part 2

    Event Start Date: 6/27/2018 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 6/27/2018 9:30 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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  • Global HR Consortium

    Event Start Date: 9/19/2018 10:15 AM

    Event End Date: 9/19/2018 11:15 AM

    Cost: $0.00

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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 Summer!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day weekend and that you are enjoying the current heat wave. Stay tuned for more information about our Annual HR Conference on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Don't forget to mark your calendars.

On Wednesday, June 20th our program titled, ‘Companies are People Too…Leveraging Your Internal Brand’ will be held at Landsman Development Corporation. This interactive presentation will demonstrate how organizations can strengthen and use their internal branding to achieve their mission, vision and values. Register here.

On Wednesday, June 27th our On-The-Road program titled, The Legislative Update Part 2’ with Frank Kerbein, The Business Council of NYS and held at Finger Lakes Community College campus in Canandaigua, NY.  Frank will be updating us on the HR issues that have been front and center during the 2018 New York State legislative session and the status of and impact on employers now that this session is over. Register here.

On Wednesday, July 18th our program titled, ‘Harassment Prevention Training: A Unique Approach to a Challenging Topic’ will be held at Landsman Development Corporation.   This interactive workshop demonstrates how theatre-based techniques can be used to stimulate the kind of dialogue and collaborative problem solving that can lead to lasting organizational change.  Register here.


On Wednesday, August 15th our program titled, ‘Designing a Selection Process That gets Results’ with speaker Nick Ryberg will be held at the Landsman Development Corporation. This presentation will explore key elements of measurement and analytics that drive employee engagement, organizational alignment and retention - but most importantly result in improved top line business performance. Register here.

Your feedback is always welcome so keep sending it along to info@gvcshrm.org. 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


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