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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Colorado Mesa University ballroom (University Center) 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction CO

    Exhibitors: Connect with Business Owners, Managers, and HR professionals!


    The Western Colorado Human Resource Association's annual spring conference is the largest gathering of HR professionals on the Western Slope, offering you an exciting opportunity to connect in person with current and potential clients. The conference will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with more than 125 Human Resource professionals and business owners/managers on Wednesday, April 29. This Conference is a one-day event, with Exhibitor check-in at 7:00 a.m.

    Exhibit tables are located in the General Session conference room, accessible by attendees throughout the day. 

    REGISTRATION INCLUDES

    • Visibility and contact time with attendees
    • Draped 8’ table with two chairs
    • Meal vouchers(breakfast, breaks, and lunch) for up to two people
    • Free Parking (one vehicle per Exhibitor)
    • Free WiFi
    • Premier Vendor Spotlight   Premier space SOLD OUT
    • (optional) Reserved spot on Participant Passport
    • (optional) Your collateral item in attendee conference bags
    • (optional) Electrical connection

    Know a business professional or colleague that might benefit from the conference as an Attendee?  Conference program details and registration can be found at http://www.wchra.org/event-3669903 

    We look forward to working with you to produce an exceptional Employment Law Conference!

    Questions? Please contact WCHRA Marketing Director, Kelly Murphy  Kelly@erius.com or at 970-260-9388.

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    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Colorado Mesa University ballroom (University Center), 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction CO
    Register

    All Things Work


    WCHRA Member   $230         

    Public    $300

       Rates increase April 4

    See Registration form for special rates:

           CMU Students, Faculty, COSHRM professional Chapters  


    As human resource professionals, business owners, and managers, we are driven to help our organizations and our employees succeed. With the ever-changing environment of employment law, it can be a struggle to find time to comb through legal websites and journals to determine what to focus on to ensure compliance and learn about best business practices.

    The Western Colorado Human Resource Association partners with the attorneys of  Bechtel Santo & Severn to provide the most comprehensive employment law review offered in Western Colorado. This full-day Conference focuses on significant developments in employment law and regulations that Colorado employers need to know, including:

    ·      Legislative, Case Law, and Regulatory Update

    ·      Practical strategies to Implement Legislative changes

    ·      Employee Handbooks*

    ·      Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make and How to Fix Them* 

    * In response to your feedback at the 2019 Conference, each breakout session will focus on the unique needs of either Large or Small Employers

    OUR LEGAL EXPERTS

    Bechtel Santo & Severn attorneys Michael Santo, Alicia Severn, and Emily Tichenor provide professional legal services to Colorado businesses, emphasizing employment law. Committed to supporting the HR and employer communities, the firm regularly presents webinars and seminars designed to keep up with the latest changes in employment law and new wage-and-hour regulations. In addition, the firm publishes a quarterly The Employer’s Advisory newsletter with timely information on critical employment-law topics that will keep you one step ahead of the game. WCHRA is grateful for the on-going support of Bechtel Santo & Severn in presenting this annual Conference.

    CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

    7:30am           Registration & Breakfast

    8:00am           Opening General Session: Legislative/Case Law Update

    10:30am         Breakout #1: Implementing Legislative Changes

    Noon              Lunch (optional Lunch 'n' Learn about Census 2020)

    12:45pm         Ask A Lawyer

    2:00pm           Breakout #2: Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make and How to Fix Them

    3:30pm           Keynote: John Register

    5:15pm           Closing


    KEYNOTE

    Close the day with keynote speaker John Register, founder of Inspired Communications International. You may be familiar with John’s story: “Imagine being on track to make the Olympic Games only to have your dreams dashed with one wrong step. For John Register, a 4 time all-American and U.S. Army Gulf War Veteran his mis-step over a hurdle resulted in the amputation of his left leg. Yet 27 months post surgery Register swam in the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, GA. Four years later he made history by winning the Paralympic long jump silver medal in Sydney, Australia.”  Join us as John shares his story of hurtling adversity and challenges us to overcome the limits we place on ourselves.

    CENSUS 2020

    Grab your lunch to learn how data-gathering for the Census works, what happens to that data, and how employers can support an accurate Census. Seating for this session will be limited; check the Census box on your registration form to reserve your seat.


    REGISTRATION INCLUDES

    • General, Breakout, and Keynote Sessions
    • Networking with Colleagues
    • Time to connect with Exhibitors
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Parking

    We invite you to share this email with a business professional or colleague who might benefit from the conference as an attendee or exhibitor.  Exhibitor information and registration http://www.wchra.org/event-3757877

    THANK YOU for giving WCHRA the opportunity to support your professional development needs. We look forward to seeing you at CMU on April 29!



Past events

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The February Monthly Member Program “Train the Trainer” with Dean Harris
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 MMP WCHRA: The January 2020 Monthly Member Program:Engage to Retain
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The December Monthly Member Program “Ring in a new decade… 2020 is right around the corner!”
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 ** Special Session ** WCHRA: Bechtell, Santo & Severn - Colorado Wage‐and Hour Overhauls effective 1/1/20
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The November Monthly Member Program is presented by the CMU SHRM Club
Thursday, October 24, 2019 WCHRA Bonus Session: 2019 Western Slope Fall Legislative Law Update Presented by Michael Santo
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The October Monthly Member Program Topic: “IMPACT OF INCLUSION”
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The September Monthly Member Program Topic: “Fostering a Culture of Intercultural Communication” with Jorie Cotton, MA, LCPC, GCDF
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The August Monthly Member Program Topic: ““Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Recent Legal Developments that Affect Difficult FMLA Decisions.” Dean Harris
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 WCHRA: The July membership event at the Grand Junction Rockies!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The July Monthly Member Program Topic: Tips on coaching your employees! with Chris Hanks
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 MMP - Breakfast meeting! WCHRA: The June Monthly Member Program Topic: “Situational Awareness and Building a Strategic Emergency Action Plan” Jack McGrath
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2019 Legislative Update - Round 2
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The May Monthly Member Program Topic: Conflict Management with Beth McGrath
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2019 Legislative and Case Law Review
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Exhibitor Registration - 2019 WCHRA Employment Law Conference
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 MMP WCHRA: The March Monthly Member Program *THE FUTURE OF HR: PROMOTING BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A CHANGING GLOBAL WORKPLACE
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WCHRA: The February Monthly Member Program - Recent Case Studies in Fiduciary Failures
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 WCHRA: The January Monthly Member Program The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 WCHRA: December MMP (breakfast) - Topic Innings of Winnings
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 WCHRA: The November Monthly Member Program CMU Student Presentation - Mental Wellness: A Tough Conversation
Monday, October 01, 2018 Scholarship deadline - apply for a SHRM Foundation Graduate scholarship
Monday, October 01, 2018 Scholarship deadline - apply for a SHRM Foundation Undergraduate scholarship
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Biennial Fall Conference 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Vendor Registration - WCHRA Biennial Fall Conference 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 WCHRA: August Monthly Member Program - “A Legal Briefing: Assuring compliance with ADA, FMLA, Workers Compensation, and more”
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 WCHRA: July Monthly Member Program - Total Rewards – The Employee Experience
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2018 WCHRA Membership Appreciation Event At Angelo's Pottery
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 WCHRA: June Monthly Member Program - Breakfast Meeting June 27th (note the change in date)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 BONUS Learning and Libations session - Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1/2 Day Afternoon Conference Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Full Day Conference Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Vendor Registration - Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1/2 Day Morning Conference Spring '18 WCHRA Legislative and Case Law Conference
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Scholarship deadline - apply for a SHRM Foundation Certification scholarship (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 WCHRA: The March Monthly Member Program - Breakfast Meeting
Monday, February 26, 2018 Scholarships available! COSHRM Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 WCHRA: The February Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 WCHRA: The January Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 WCHRA: The December Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 WCHRA: The November Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 WCHRA: The October Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 WCHRA: The September Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 WCHRA: The August Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 The Art of HR Networking and Membership Appreciation Event
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 WCHRA's July Monthly Membership Program | The Art of Family Friendly Workplaces
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 WCHRA: The June Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 WCHRA Spring '17 Legislative and Case Law Conference
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 AGENDA Spring '17 Conference Session descriptions
Monday, April 17, 2017 SPEC_REG
Friday, April 14, 2017 1st Annual Night of Networking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 WCHRA is LUCKY to invite you to attend the March Monthly Member Program
Friday, March 10, 2017 EARLY BIRD registration closes for Spring Conference
Saturday, February 18, 2017 The 4th Annual WCHRA Cork Pull Fundraiser!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 We would LOVE you to attend the Febuary Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 January Monthly Member Program - Happy New Year!
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 November Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 October Monthly Member Program
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 WCHRA Fall Conference '16
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 August Monthly Member Program
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Baseball Game Sign Up
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 WCHRA July Membership Engagement Event
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 WCHRA June Monthly Member Program
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