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    2017 RASHRM Half-day Fall Conference

    Date: October 11, 2017, 8:00am – 1:15pm
    Fran Baze, VP of Professional Development
    Midway Village Museum
    Lakeview Room
    6799 Guilford Road
    Rockford, IL 61107
    Members $50.00/Non-Member $75.00
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    As HR Professionals, we all need time for rejuvenation and refreshment! Come to the half-day conference to learn, laugh, and connect with colleagues who understand your world!

    Join us on October 11, 2017 at Midway Village in Rockford. Following is the agenda:

    • 7:15 - 7:55     Registration/Continental Breakfast
    • 7:55 - 8:00     Welcome - Jennifer Topping, Rockford SHRM President
    • 8:00 - 9:30     

    Becoming the Employer of Choice

    Jeff Fahrenwald, Vice President for Strategy Development and Execution at SupplyCore, & Adjunct Professor at Rockford University

    Jeff will guide us in exploring the following areas:

    • What it means to be an employer of choice
    • The benefits and costs related to making this an organizational objective
    • The link between mission, vision, values and culture needed to be an Employer of Choice and the key role HR must play to be successful
    • Key elements of your organization’s mission, vision and values, and how these can be reinforced effectively through actions to build an employer of choice culture
    • Developing next steps which can be lead through HR to create an organization considered an Employer of Choice
    • 9:30 - 9:50     BREAK
    • 9:50 - 11:20  

    Appraising Employee Performance

    Mike Mastroianni, President of MDM Consulting, & former President of Rock Valley College

    Mike will lead us to examine our current appraisal system and determine how it could be better.

    • What are 4-5 common obstacles to effective appraisals?
    • How can we help supervisors identify 5 common rating areas?
    • Dissecting the appraisal to an easy 3-part process
    • Determining measurable and observable goals and performance standards as they relate to organizational goals and mission
    • Incorporating continuous performance feedback and best practices for 360-degree appraisal
    • 11:20 - 11:45  BREAK
    •  11:45 - 1:15   

    Give Your Employees C.R.A.P (caring, respect, appreciation, praise) . . . The Success Formula for Driving Employee Loyalty

    Jeff Kortes, President of Human Asset Management

    Jeff will empower us to guide our leadership team in communicating to our employees that they are valued and making a difference.

    • What are the gaps in our leadership ranks where the C.R.A.P. formula is missing?
    • Helping senior leadership to buy into the C.R.A.P. formula as the heart of employee loyalty and retention
    • Understanding why employees love to be on the receiving end of the C.R.A.P. formula
    • Understanding how the C.R.A.P. formula works for the different generations in the workforce
    • 1:15 - 2:15    BOX LUNCH - Stay to unpack all we've learned or grab and dash!

    Recertification Credits from HRCI and SHRM are pending.

    Please register by October 4th, 2017. CLICK HERE to Register.