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Chapter 151

November Breakfast - "HR Hot Topics: What You Need to Know!"

  • Tue, November 12, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Webster University, 1479 Town Center Dr. #202, Lakeland, FL 33803
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TOPIC:       HR Hot Topics: What You Need to Know!

SPEAKERS: Multiple Subject Matter Experts     

HRCI Credits:   3 SHRM and HRCI credit(s)

SummaryThis will be a breakfast meeting, held at Webster University at Lakeside Village.  This month, we have put together an exciting assortment of mini sessions covering an array of prevalent HR topics, presented by subject matter experts. Each session will last 40 minutes, at which time attendees will rotate to their next session as a group. By the conclusion of the meeting, attendees would have gained valuable knowledge on three different topics, which they can take back to enhance the HR function at their organizations.

Our experts and their topics are listed below:

"Medical Marijuana: The Other Green New Deal – A Medical and Legal Perspective"

Mike Malfitano- Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP and Dr. Nancy King- The Occupational Health Center

Summary: Facing today’s recruiting challenges, especially with record low unemployment, means mistakes aren’t tolerated. You better know WHAT you’re doing. You need to know WHO you need, WHERE to find them, HOW to get them to accept your offer, and WHEN and in WHAT order to do all these steps. Our experts face these issues daily. In this presentation they’ll share some secrets, namely:

- Who can use medical marijuana under the constitutional amendment and state statute implementing the amendment?

- Are employers legally required to accommodate employees who have a prescription for medical marijuana under any federal or state law?

- Marijuana in the workplace and its impairing effects

- CBD vs Marijuana

- MRO (Medical Review Officer) consideration when interpreting marijuana positive results

Mike Malfitano is a senior labor attorney who assists employers in problem prevention and legal analysis of complex employment issues. He has represented employers in litigation and compliance cases involving every aspect of the employment relationship. He also represents employers in collective bargaining, arbitration, and union avoidance; and counsels employers with respect to Title VII and ADA compliance, employee benefits issues, affirmative action, and in structuring payroll and compensation programs. Mike practices in Tampa and Lakeland, and is a Managing Partner in Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, a national labor and employment law firm. 

Dr. Nancy King is a native Floridian born in Lakeland, Florida.  She attended Florida Southern College where she graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  She completed medical school at The University of South Florida College of Medicine and was accepted into the Internal Medicine residency program.  She become the Medical Director at the Occupational Health Center in Auburndale, Florida in 1990 and has been practicing Occupational Health for the past 29 years. She currently serves as Medical Director for The Occupational Health Center, Inc., Work Loss Management, Inc., and Occupational Health On-Site Services and provides consultation to a number of nationwide employers with substance abuse testing and compliance.

"SURVEY 101: An Introduction to Survey Research"

Kelsey Perkins & Emily Burnett – Publix SuperMarkets

Summary: This presentation will provide HR professionals with an overview of the knowledge necessary to develop, administer, and analyze surveys within their own organizations.  They will learn the basics of identifying objectives, designing surveys, selecting participants, and collecting, analyzing, and reporting survey data.  By the end of this presentation, practitioners will be equipped with the basic knowledge of how to conduct this type of research in pursuit of furthering their organization’s strategic goals.

Kelsey Perkins is currently a Senior Survey Project Specialist for Publix Super Markets, where she designs, collects, and analyzes survey and assessment data to drive strategic initiatives for the organization. She received her B.S. in Psychology (with a minor Statistics) and M.S. in Management (with a concentration in HR Management) from the University of Florida, before receiving her second M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Her graduate research and work focused primarily on women in leadership, developing the construct of self-confidence, and providing work-related services to adults with special needs and disabilities.Kelsey’s experience in the development, collection, and analysis of survey-based research (both qualitative and quantitative) gives her a unique standpoint in seeing both sides of the coin—the scientific side behind survey research as well as the practical side behind translating that data into actionable insights for business strategy.

Emily Burnett has worked for Publix as Cake Decorator, Assistant Bakery Manager, Survey Office Intern, and now as Senior Survey Specialist within the Publix Survey Office. Emily’s experience managing Publix bakeries inspired her interest in the psychology behind organizational behavior. Emily earned her Master’s in Applied Psychology and PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Clemson University. While completing her degrees, she worked for Clemson University’s Office of Institutional Research and interned with the Publix Survey Office. Now in her position as Senior Survey Specialist, Emily designs, administers, and analyzes surveys that measure important workforce attributes like associate satisfaction, customer service perceptions, training opportunities, and any other constructs that shape associates’ experience working at Publix. She also translates this survey data into actionable reports to help Publix leadership make informed, evidence-based business decisions.

The Five Faces of Conflict”

J Lenora Bresler – Bresler Training

Summary: Conflict seems to be a given in life and so, resolving conflict is a critical skill for HR professionals. The problem is that typical conflict resolution courses teach a standard format which may not work in every situation. In this interactive session, you'll discover how people unconsciously fall into one of four conflict default styles and thus, often speak past each other in what seems to be different languages. You'll learn how YOU can be the fifth style--the collaborator, able to relate to all styles and maneuver everyone to a principled win-win solution. As time permits, we will also discuss communication preferences that will affect the ease with which negotiation discussions flow, as well as strategies for turning definitive and discussion-ending statements into probing yet non-intimidating questions calculated to move toward "yes."

J. Lenora Bresler is a leadership and engagement speaker, trainer, and coach. An attorney at age 20, she holds the highest earned certifications in both the speaking industry (the coveted CSP certified speaking professional designation held by fewer than 800 people worldwide) and the human resource profession, holding the SHRM-SCP, and SPHR. She is the past president of our chapter and was its HR Professional of the Year in 2015. J. Lenora is the author of several books including Instant Insight: 15 Questions to Great Relationships and With Reverence and With Fire: A Romantic's Form Book of Stories, Letters, and Poems.


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