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    • July 09, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Avalon Events Center, Fargo ND
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    Key Employee benefits 2019 outlook & Market trends


    Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Presented by Gary Dennison

       

    To register:  Key Employee Benefits 2019 Outlook & Market Trends
       

    Program Summary: 

    Rising healthcare costs remain a source of frustration for employers and consumers alike; however, as the market continues to evolve, several trends and innovations are coming forward that will help companies manage those costs and improve worker productivity. Benefit plans are a critical part of an employer’s overall rewards package, especially as the need to attract and retain qualified talent remains high. Ensuring that benefits are competitive and consistent with an employer’s culture while simultaneously balancing costs is a challenge, and many employers need to focus on setting their future goals.


    Learning Objectives:  

    1. Insurer financial trends

    2. Marketplace capacity education

    3. Rate and pricing environment

    4. ER cost shifting to EE

    About the Speaker:  

    Gary Dennison is the Senior Vice President of USI Insurance Services. 

    As an employee benefits professional, Gary possesses extensive experience addressing employers’ needs and objectives under employee benefits programs. He is actively involved in identifying and implementing cost-effective employer solutions, including defined contribution and consumer driven health care plans. His experience is strong in both the fully insured and self-funded medical programs with an emphasis on alternate funding techniques.

    As of late, Gary and his team have been on the forefront of assisting and providing solutions to employers under the new healthcare reform mandates. He recognizes the importance of educating employers on the need for compliance and financial planning under the new era of the healthcare delivery system in the U.S. He works with all industry sectors, including public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

    Gary earned his Political Science and Economics Degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to joining USI (formerly Wells Fargo Insurance) in 1996, he led the employee benefits division for Rothchild, Bell, and Walseth, a risk management and consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota, for three years.

    Re-certification Credits:

    Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
    Pending: 1.0 HRCI credit

    Menu:

    American Style-Hamburgers and Brats

    Choice of Salad: Pasta Salad

    Served with baked beans and chips

    Dessert

    Coffee and Water


    Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

    Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.

    Student non-members: Please email fmhra@hotmail.com if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.

    • July 23, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Porter Creek
    • 6
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    Wine & Wisdom

    To Register:  Book Club: Wine and Wisdom  

    Book:  "Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity." by Kim Scott

    Book Synopsis: From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation.

    Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she worked with a team to develop a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.

    Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity.

    This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of.

    Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.

    Books will be mailed to participants.

    Note: Upon registration, all participants will be assessed an invoice to their FMHRA account for $10. We ask that you do not pay this invoice immediately. Following your attendance at the Wine and Wisdom event, the invoice will be removed from your account. If you are unable to attend the Wine and Wisdom event, you will be required to pay the invoice.

    • August 06, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Avalon Events Center, Fargo ND
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    Gamification for training and onboarding:  deconstructing the psychology of games to entice, engage, and encourage employees


    Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Presented by Jonathan Peters, PhD

       

    To register:  Gamification for Training and Onboarding: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Employees
       

    Program Summary: 

    Wouldn’t it be great to know how to introduce a gaming dimension into the corporate training programs you design or deliver? What would it look like to include game elements to drive participation, engagement, retention, and to achieve a measurable ROI? This hands-on, presentation takes you through the 5-step process of gamifying a training or on boarding program.

    Gamification of real-world training and development is a powerful technique which can motivate people and help generate loyalty to your organization, its products, and its message. At its core, Gamification is about finding the fun in the things that we have to do.

    When learning is fun, people remember, apply, and return for more.

    Learning Objectives:  

    • Define your measurable business objectives and determine how Gamification will help you to achieve your objectives

    • Weave analogies and stories to make the training stickable – so that players remember facts and transfer skills to real world scenarios

    • Create the right mix of ingredients and next steps in your learning activities to allow the participants to acquire knowledge and skill

    • Identify the game elements (points, badges, leaderboards, etc.) and game mechanics (chance, competition, collaboration, rewards, etc.) you will use

    • Construct a consistent, attractive - even charming and captivating - cohesiveness that ties the entire project together

    • Answer the question: Is it fun?


    About the Speaker:  

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia. He has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team members. With Sententia, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.

    Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.


    Re-certification Credits:

    Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
    Pending: 1.0 HRCI credit

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    Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

    Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.

    Student non-members: Please email fmhra@hotmail.com if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.

Past events

May 07, 2019 Tactical HR Marketing
March 05, 2019 Investigations from Beginning to End
February 05, 2019 Employee Misconduct in a Digital Age
January 08, 2019 Employment Law Update: 2018 Review and 2019 Predictions
December 04, 2018 Work-Life Fusion
November 06, 2018 Performance Management: To Review or Not to Review; That is the Question (Lunch Session)
October 02, 2018 Goodbye Employee Engagement... Hello Process Management
September 11, 2018 How Emotional Intelligence Creates Organizational Culture
August 07, 2018 Intelligent Delegation: The Art and Science of Delegating Effectively
July 10, 2018 When Religion and Work Collide
June 27, 2018 FMHRA Tech Workshop - Afternoon Session
June 27, 2018 FMHRA Tech Workshop - Morning Session
May 01, 2018 Mindfulness in the Workplace: Enable Employees to Improve Focus, Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity
April 10, 2018 Creating an Outcome and Performance Based Culture Built on Strengths (April 10th Lunch Session)
April 10, 2018 Strengths Based Leadership: An Asset Focused Approach to Attracting, Developing and Retaining Employees (April 10th All-Day Seminar)
March 13, 2018 How to keep your Rock Stars!
February 06, 2018 Employees + Social Media: An Equation to Share Your Culture and Amplify Your Recruitment Reach
January 09, 2018 A Year in Review: Lessons from 2017 to Take into 2018
December 05, 2017 How to be Effective at Performance Appraisals
November 07, 2017 Value-Added HR: a strategic approach (Lunch Session)
October 03, 2017 Business Analytics of Human Resources: Using Data to tell the story and drive the business impact
September 12, 2017 The State of American Workforce: Complex, Confident and Change-Ready
August 01, 2017 Dealing with Behavioral Health Issues and Impacts on Productivity
July 11, 2017 Seven Steps to a Successful Mentoring Initiative
May 02, 2017 WOW Onboarding: How to Excite, Engage, and Equip Employees
April 04, 2017 Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business (April 4th Lunch Session)
April 04, 2017 Influencing Others: Getting Results when You Don’t have Direct Authority (April 4th All-Day Seminar)
March 07, 2017 Employee Misconduct Investigations
February 07, 2017 Avoiding, Preparing For And Defending Against Employee, Government, Union And Other Third Party Initiated Audits, Investigations And “Inquiries”
January 10, 2017 So Now What?: HR in Uncertain Times
December 06, 2016 Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
November 01, 2016 Leading different personalities: Four practical strategies for working with or supervising people who aren't all the same.
October 04, 2016 Dealing with Drugs in the Workplace
September 13, 2016 Joint Employer Doctrine: An Expansion of Responsibilities
August 02, 2016 Identity Theft in the Workplace and its Impact on HR
July 12, 2016 Leading a Diverse Group: Cultural Awareness
May 03, 2016 How Conflict can SIRV Your Understanding Of Upset
April 05, 2016 Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers (April 5th Lunch Session)
April 05, 2016 Transforming Workplace Relationships With REAL Communication presented by Jodee Bock (All Day Event)
March 01, 2016 Avoiding Legal Exposure In Connection With Off-The-Clock Claims
February 02, 2016 8 Principles To Be Elite - Leading With Emotional Intelligence
January 05, 2016 Employment Law Update
December 01, 2015 Stop the Insanity! 4 Strategies to Manage Your Year-End Stress
November 03, 2015 Transition/Change Management in Organizations: Leading and Navigating Change in Organizations
October 06, 2015 Affordable Care Act: Employer Mandate and Minimum Essential Reporting
September 01, 2015 Using Social Media to Recruit Employees
August 04, 2015 Backup Your Business
July 07, 2015 Supporting the Safety Conversation
May 05, 2015 Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Addressing the Issue through Policy Skills
April 07, 2015 Gapology - Lunch Session
March 03, 2015 Why Today's HR Rock Stars Need Immigration Management Skills
February 03, 2015 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
January 06, 2015 Employment Law Update
November 11, 2014 The Basics of Outcomes-Based Wellness
October 07, 2014 Military Leadership Lessons for Corporate America
September 09, 2014 Lessons Learned in Building Trust and a Values-based Company Culture
July 08, 2014 Workplace Safety: Drugs and Violence in the Workplace
June 03, 2014 Cost of Addiction in the Workplace
April 08, 2014 Step Up HR - Drive the Business through Strategic Planning
March 04, 2014 Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion II
February 04, 2014 Workplace Violence & Preparedness + Optional Safety Workshop
January 07, 2014 Employment Law Update
November 12, 2013 Compensation Strategy: It's Not Just the Amount, It's the Mix
October 01, 2013 Coach's Day - Luncheon & Optional Afternoon Workshop
September 10, 2013 Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion
August 06, 2013 Avoiding the Boomer Drain: HR Strategies and Best Practices
July 09, 2013 United Way's New Community Impact Strategy
June 04, 2013 Work Happy!
May 07, 2013 Using Social Media in HR & Recruiting + Bonus Session
April 02, 2013 Strategic HR and HR-ROI Luncheon and Afternoon Workshop
March 05, 2013 Employment Barriers & Solutions for People With Disabilities
February 05, 2013 Employing Returning Veterans
February 07, 2012 Talent Management
April 06, 2010 The Generational Divide
March 02, 2010 Googling My Facebook Makes Me Twitter: The Employment Law Implications of Social Networking
February 09, 2010 Mental Health in the Workplace
January 05, 2010 Building a WOW! Recognition Culture
November 03, 2009 Complying with Cobra Today
October 06, 2009 Panel Discussion of HR Best Practices
September 01, 2009 Talent Management Strategies
August 04, 2009 Strategic Succession Management
July 07, 2009 Meeting Management: A Strategic Paradox
July 07, 2009 1/2 Day Session: Five Dysfunctions of a Team
June 02, 2009 Best Practices in Talent Management Strategy
May 05, 2009 Transformation of HR from Traditional to Strategic
March 03, 2009 FMLA/ADA Updates - FMHRA March Luncheon

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