HRM Professional Development Series XXII - Fall 2017

Now presenting the 22nd installment of a series that’s valuable to anyone who works in the business environment.

HRM Professional Development Series XXII
Fall 2017

Cost:$15 per session
Location: Ryan Room, Zappala College Center, La Roche College
Reception:6 to 6:30 p.m. -  Informal networking environment and light refreshments.
Presentation:6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Register online below. Preregistration is strongly encouraged for this popular series.

For more information, call 412-536-1193 or e-mail Jean Forti, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Human Resources Management, at

Workshop Seminars:


Bill Thomas
Managing Principal
Centric Performance, LLC

"Building a Management Team that Wins – Best Practices in Manager Selection, Development and Retention “Is it Time to Kill the Performance Review?”

Wednesday, Sept. 13
2 HRCI Credits - General
2 SHRM Credits

Aggressive growth plans, demanding customers, increasingly dynamic markets and more creative competitors are all requiring companies to push advanced leadership skills, decision making and relationship management down to the managers who are closest to the customers, products and employees. This is easier said than done when you consider the relative inexperience that exists among front line supervisors in many organizations. In this session, Bill Thomas will discuss the practices HR should be ready to address as HR leaders try to effectively identify current and future management talent.


Ray Amelio, M.S. in HRM
Adjunct Professor
La Roche College

"Change: Endings, Transitions and New Beginnings”

Wednesday, Sept. 27
2 HRCI Credits – General
2 SHRM Credits

Ray Amelio is the owner of People Count…The Most!, a consulting company that specializes in management and employee development. In this highly interactive session, Mr Amelio will share his experiences in helping others deal with change, where he will discuss the three phases of change, the importance of the transitional stage, and how to best manage and navigate resistance to change at both personal and professional levels.


Kate Koop Irwin and Albert Lee
Tucker | Arensberg
Adjunct Professors
La Roche College

"Que Sera Sera - Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! What Every HR Professional Should Know About Anticipated Employment and Labor Law Changes in 2018"

Wednesday, Oct. 25
2 HRCI Credits – General
2 SHRM Credits

Kate Koop and Albert Lee, employment law attorneys who are proud members of La Roche’s adjunct HRM faculty, will review the key dates to watch and discuss important employment issues for employers and HR professionals in 2018. From changes to the ever-in-flux overtime rule to waiver of employees’ rights to pursue class action lawsuits to recent decisions limiting age discrimination disparate impact claims to transgender employment issues, Mr. Lee and Ms. Koop will review what you need to know in employment law for the upcoming year.


David Baker
Founder, President and CEO of Human Capital Advisors

"HR Metrics and Analytics – Essential Business Tools for the HR Executive"

Wednesday, Nov. 29 
2 HRCI Credits – Business 
2 SHRM Credits 

In this session, David Baker, founder and CEO of Human Capital Advisors, will cover how the new metrics and tools in HR can increase business efficiency and effectiveness. As HR is sometimes an outsider in the corporate boardroom, mastery of these tools can gain you a seat at the table. This presentation addresses how to use HR Metrics and Technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency in driving the human capital of business. Explore the next level of HR metrics and how to use them to educate your C-suite.


THE SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM) recently confirmed that La Roche College’s Master of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that undergraduate and graduate students should study.
Seal2017The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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