HRM Professional Development Series XXV - Spring 2019

Held on campus, our highly popular Professional Development Series features workshops by local industry experts. The series is valuable to anyone in today’s business environment who wants to effectively manage a variety of HR issues.

Spring 2019 HRM Professional Development Series

  • $15 per session 
    Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for this popular series.
  • Reception: 6 to 6:30 p.m.
    Informal networking environment and light refreshments
  • Presentation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information call Dr. Jean Forti, professor and department chair of the Human Resources Department at 412-536-1193.

Seminars Offered:

Albert Lee
Albert Lee, J.D., Tucker Arensberg Law
Date: Monday, Feb. 25
Seminar: #MeToo: What Every Employer and HR Professional Needs to Know in the Post-Harvey Weinstein World

2 HRCI Credits - General | 2 SHRM Credits

In October of 2017 The New York Times and The New Yorker published stories that started a national reckoning, changing the way we look and think about sexual harassment.

Albert Lee, an employment attorney, long-time La Roche College adjunct faculty member and professional speaker, will lead an interactive and face-paced discussion about how the #MeToo movement has changed the employment law landscape and what employers and their HR staffs need to know.

Register online for this seminar scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25

Christine Kerlong

Presenter: Christine “Chris” Skerlong, Certified Career and Executive Coach
Date: March 18
Seminar: Identifying Organizational Talent and Conducting Talent Review: What Human ResourcesProfessionals Need to Know About Conducting and Developing Organizational Talent

2 HRCI Credits – General | 2 SHRM Credits

A top priority for CEOs and CHROs is developing leadership and organizational talent at every level. Human resources professionals must have the skills to support managers as they systematically scan their organizations for top and high potential talent, build stretch programming, develop core and stimulate expert performers.
In this session Chris Skerlong will discuss the role of external executive coaches and how to get the most from an executive coaching assignment.

Register online for this seminar scheduled for  Monday, March 18

David Baker
Presenter: David Baker, SPHR, Managing Director/CEO, Human Capital Advisors
Date: Monday, April 8
Presentation: Human Resources Compliance: What Human Resources Professionals Need to Know in Today’s Legal Environment

2 HRCI Credits – General | 2 SHRM Credits

Human resources professionals must negotiate an increasingly complex legal environment, both federally and at the state level. David Baker, CEO of the consulting firm, Human Capital Advisors, consults with small and entrepreneurial businesses, supporting their human resources needs.

One of David’s specialties is management training including updating senior managers and human resources professionals on the 41 federal laws that directly impact the workplace. In addition to a review of current laws, David will discuss many of the recent court decisions and settlements.

Register online for this seminar scheduled for Monday, April 8

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.

HRM Approved Provider Seal

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 


The Human Resources Management Graduate Program of La Roche College is proud to support the local nonprofit organization, Biggies Bullies Rescue, by donating $1 for every online registration during the HRM Professional Development Series presentations.

Biggie Bullies LogoBiggies Bullies is a foster home-based rescue founded in 2011 in Pittsburgh. As a small rescue, its mission is to rescue and rehome Pit Bull type dogs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Biggies Bullies focuses on educating the public on responsible pet ownership, positive force-free training, and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

Biggies Bullies is a non-salaried 501c3 nonprofit charity registered with the IRS and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations. It is 100 percent volunteer developed and staffed.