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EVENTS

    Meeting Locations

    Chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at Village Court Family Restaurant, 687 S Taft Avenue, Mason City with lunch begining at 12:00 followed by a brief business meeting and a program. Our meetings are typically complete by 1:30 p.m. and lunches expenses are paid for our current members. Members may bring guests who are considering joining our chapter. However, there is a two-time limit for a complimentary lunch, after which they must apply for membership in order to continue attending our meetings. Recertification credits are available for some program for PHR or SPHR certified HR professionals.

    Contact Hunter Callanan, Board Secretary with your reservation.

    All meetings from noon to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

    • January 12, 2016 - January Meeting: Advanced Screening Techniques by Alan Kinsey of inquirehire
    • Feburary 9, 2016 - New Office Installation; Reflections on a Career in HR…….and the Resources SHRM Has Provided to Help by Jeff Staton
    • March 8, 2016 - To Be or Not To Be.....EXEMPT! Presented by: Linda Reedy from MRA-The Management Association
    • April 12, 2016 - Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility, Presented by Nancy Conway, Field Services Director, SHRM
    • May 10, 2016 - TBA

    ​2015

    • January 13, 2015- New Office Installation; changes to the Affordable Care Act with Skip Lowe & Duane Litigot
    • February 10, 2015- From Profit to Purpose by Dave Maxheimer: A review of culture and how it impacts productivity
    • March 10, 2015-Dale Carnegie-Employee Engagement by Kyle Price
    • April 14, 2015-Blue Zones Lunch & Learn
    • May 12, 2015-Learn from our Leaders-JEOPARDY! 
    • September 8, 2015-Workers Compensation by the Hayes Company
    • October 13, 2015-Employee/Supervisor Training 
    • November 10, 2015-Employment Law Update
    • December 2015-Holiday Party

    Past Topics

    HRANI Monthly meeting minutes

    2010

    • January 12, 2010 - Salvation Army's Adult Care Program with Carol Klocke, RN
    • February 16, 2010 - Managing in Today's Economy with Connie Bleile of Mercy
    • March 9, 2010 - EFCA Update and Creating an Issue Free Work Environment with Chad Richter of Jackson Lewis Law Firm
    • April 13, 2010 - Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Update with Gene La Suer of Davis Brown Law Firm
    • May 11, 2010 - Human Rights Commission Overview with Lionel Foster, Director of Mason City Human Rights Commission
    • June 8, 2010 (Please note this is a change from our normal meeting date) - Lime Creek Nature Center visit and tour with Todd Von Ehwegen, Natural Resource Manager, Enviornmental Education
    • July/August - No meetings
    • September 21, 2010 (Please note this is a change from our normal meeting date) - Employment Trends, Hiring Strategies and Services Offered by Iowa Works with Angie Konig, Iowa Works North Iowa Director
    • October 12, 2010 - Health Care Reform Update with Dan Ryerson from the Iowa Hospital Association
    • November 9, 2010 - Social Security & Medicare Planning with Donna Buol, Technical Expert, of the Social Security Administration
    • December 14, 2010 - Holiday Social and Charity Silent Auction 

    2009

    • January - Iowa Workforce Development, Angie Koenig and William Stufflick
    • February - Military Workplace/ESGR/Veterans Issues, Rick Whitney, William Stufflick and Mark Stanton

    • March - Wage & Hour Issues, Michael Staebell, U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division
    • April - Roundtable Discussion of Economic Conditions, Changes to our Businesses & HR
    • May - Training Within Industry: Job Relations, Job Instruction and Job Methods, Speaker: Jody East, NIACC
    • June - Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission: at Diamond Jo Casino, Northwood
    • September - Social Media 101 at First Citizens National Bank Heritage Room in partnership with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
    • October - Wage & Hour update with Iowa Workforce Development's Barb Tappscott and FMLA update with Mike Staebell, Dept. of Labor's Wage & Hour Division at NIACC
    • November - Legislative panel discussion with North Iowa Legislators
    • December - Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction

    2008

    · January – Online Recruiting, Kim Caponi, NIACC

    · February – State Legal and Legislative Conference

    · March – United Way Partners, Mary Ann Woods, United Way

    · April - Strategic Leadership Development, Thom Powell, Iowa SHRM Membership Director

    · May – Work Comp Seminar, partnership with Business and Industry Group

    · June – Summer Team Building Event, Fort Custer Maze, Clear Lake, Iowa.

    · July – No meeting

    · August – No meeting

    · September – Smoke Free Air Act, Iowa Department of Public Health

    · October – Drug & Alcohol Issues and Laws in Iowa, North Iowa Drug Task Force and Attorney Jo Ellen Whitney

    · November – Employment Law Up-date, partnership with Business and Industry Group

    · December – Holiday Social and Silent Charity Auction

    2007

    • Sept - Employer Support of the Guard and Reservie (ESGR), Gen. Allan Enright and Toney Smithhart
    • Oct - Employment Law Seminar, partnership with Business and Industry Group (BIG)

    • Nov - Work and Life Balance, Handling Stress, Pat Wilson, Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

    • Dec - Holiday Luncheon

    2006

    • Jan – Contingency Planning for Businesses, Iowa Division of Homeland Security
    • Feb – Rod Drenkow, R.D. Drenkow & Company, Health Savings Accounts
    • Mar - Retirement Plan Options for Employers, Jim Pieper, Principal Financial Group
    • April - Selecting and Using Assessments, Diane Roper, DK Roper & Associates
    • May - Civil Rights, Ralph Rosenberg, Iowa Civil Rights Commission
    • June - Summer Event (TBA)  

    2005

    • Jan – Cancelled due to weather
    • Feb - New Officer Installation; Benefits of SHRM Membership
    • Mar - Worker's Compensation Management

    • April - Drug & Alcohol Testing

    • May - Legislative Update

    • Jun – Summer Break

    • Jul – Summer Break

    • Aug – Summer Break

    • Sept – Managing Health Issues at Work

    • Oct – Reasonable Accommodations for the Workplace

    • Nov – Understanding Financial Statements for HR Managers

    • Dec – After Hours Holiday Wine Tasting

    2004

    • Jan - New Officer Installation, Benefits of SHRM membership, Disabilities of the Workplace, WFD, Sheila Stoekle
    • Feb - Diversity - Storm Lake Story - How it Happened
    • Mar - Elder Care
    • Apr - Background Screening
    • May - Legislative topic
    • Jun 8 - Legislative Issues
    • Jul - Strategies for Managing Health Insurance Increases, Bob Hanna, Prime Benefit Systems
    • Aug - Summer Golf Outing
    • Sep - New FLSA Regulations, Mike Staebel, Wage & Hour Div, DOL
    • Oct - Managing Health Issues at Work - wellness programs, EAPs, Kelly Putnam, Wellness Manager, Mercy Medical Center and Pat Wilson, EAP Coordinator, Healthworks
    • Nov - Legislative Issues with HR/Legal Interest, John Gilliland, IA Assoc of Business & Industry
    • Dec - Holiday Inn, Mason City Holiday Lunch and Social

    2003

    • Jan - Military Leave, State of IA, Tony Smithart
    • Feb - SHRM Video, HR Challenges Ahead, Group Discussion
    • Mar - The Future of Our Workforce, NIACC & Mercy joint effort
    • Apr - Navigating SHRM website, Sandy Boost
    • May - Workforce Development Series, WFD, Kim Caponi
    • Jun - Jan Burch, SHRM & Amanda Ragan, State Representative
    • Jul - Iowans for a Better Future - Roundtable Discussion
    • Aug - Summer Golf Outing
    • Sep - Vocational Rehabilitation, Michelle Kreft
    • Oct - Mason City Economic Devel. (Attract peop to IA) Ken Bales
    • Nov - ROI in HR
    • Dec - Holiday Social

    2002

    • Jan - Benefits of SHRM Membership
    • Feb - Employee Recognition, Jim Robichaud
    • Mar - Wage and Hour Division/DOL, Adam Wambacher
    • Apr - Roundtable Discussion groups
    • May -
    • Jun - IA Civil Rights Commission
    • Jul - Iowans for a Better Future, Jerry Kelley
    • Aug - Summer Golf Outing
    • Sep -
    • Oct - IA Assoc of Business & Industry, John Gilliland
    • Nov - Healthcare Benefits, Holmes Murphy, Lori Wiederin
    • Dec - Holiday Social

    2001

    • Jan - Roger Broers, State Representative
    • Feb - Roundtable Discussion - retention/extraordinary benefits
    • Mar - Smart Career Move (relo to IA), Steve McCann
    • Apr - Business Immigration in Iowa
    • May - New Iowans Initiative, Brandt Lippert, Mercy Medical Center
    • Jun - Tour of WFD facilities
    • Jul - Coaching Employees
    • Aug - Summer Golf Outing
    • Sep - HR & Technology - U of Upper IA, Celia Peerman
    • Oct - Rountable Discussion, healthcare/perf evals/leadership
    • Nov - Personnel Law - Joint effort with BIG + "The Servant" seminar
    • Dec - Holiday Social