Due to COVID 19 programs in the near future will be presented online.  Since we cannot collect checks "at the meeting" we require you to register with a credit card until such time as we can meet in person and accept checks online. Once we have in-person meetings again we will re-enable the billing option.  Please coordinate with your company to provide a credit card to register for a meeting, or contact our treasurer to arrange payment prior to the meeting.  Unregistered/Unpaid users will not be given the meeting password or details: treasurer@gvcshrm.org

Chapter #0395

  • Protect Yourself, Protect Your Plan! Retirement Plan Oversight & Best Practices

    Event Start Date: 7/15/2020 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 7/15/2020 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • Diversity Roundtable: Returning to Work in a New World Order

    Event Start Date: 7/15/2020 12:00 PM

    Event End Date: 7/15/2020 1:15 PM

    Cost: $0.00

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  • Using Social Media & Marketing Techniques for Effective HR Communications

    Event Start Date: 8/12/2020 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 8/12/2020 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • A Day in the Life of a HR Professional: Where Ethics and Compliance Meet

    Event Start Date: 9/10/2020 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 9/10/2020 10:30 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • Best HR Practices to Become a Great Place to Work

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2020 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 11/18/2020 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • Reducing Financial Stress During the Holidays

    Event Start Date: 12/16/2020 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 12/16/2020 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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President's Message

Dear GVC SHRM Members and HR Members At-Large,


We hope you are all doing well in this season.  I wanted to share a few upcoming programs with you:

June 24th - Best Practices for Addressing Performance & Discipline

July 15th - Protect Yourself, Protect Your Plan!  Retirement Plan Oversight & Best Practices

Be on the lookout for an update to this message as we have some board opportunities coming.  Stay turned if your interested in learning more!

 Stay well,


Sandy Whitmore, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

President, Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM



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