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January 09, 2017

Professional Development Series at La Roche College to Benefit HR and Business Professionals

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2017 – From January to April 2017, La Roche College will host the 21st installment of its widely popular Professional Development Series.

Presented by the graduate program in human resources management, the series offers seminars led by industry experts, informal networking opportunities and the chance for participants to earn credits for Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM - CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM - SCP) certifications. The seminars are ideal for business and HR professionals who want to learn how to effectively manage a variety of HR issues. The spring 2017 lineup includes:

Monday, Jan. 30 – “Is it Time to Kill the Performance Review?”
Presenter: Bill Thomas, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Managing Principal, Centric Performance, LLC
2 HRCI Credits – General; 2 SHRM Credits

Monday, Feb. 27 – “The Secret to Attaining Competitive Advantage: How to Build a Culture that Sets Your Business Apart”
Presenter: Bonnie Artman Fox, Professional Speaker & Executive Leadership Coach, A Conscious Choice, LLC
2 HRCI Credits – General; 2 SHRM Credits

Monday, March 27 – “Get Out Your Crystal Ball: How Employment and Labor Laws Will Change Under the Trump Administration”
Presenters: Kate Koop Irwin and Albert Lee, Attorneys, Tucker | Arensberg, Adjunct Professors, La Roche College
2 HRCI Credits – General; 2 SHRM Credits

Monday, April 10 – “HR Audits and Workplace Investigations: Necessary and Value-Added Approaches”
Presenter: Rosanne Saunders, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Principal, Consult HRCS
2 HRCI Credits – General; 2 SHRM Credits

Seminars will be held in the Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center at La Roche’s campus in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Each event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception for participants to enjoy light refreshments and an informal networking environment. The presentation will follow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost of admission is $15 per person.

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

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.