Westmoreland Human Resources AssociationWestmoreland Human Resources Association

Westmoreland Human Resources Association
8865 Norwin Ave. Suite 27, #323 North Huntingdon, PA 15642Phone 724-987-3553- Email:  info@WHRA.org

 
Westmoreland Human Resources Association

WHRA PROGRAMS &  CONFERENCES

 


 

The WHRA holds 10 functions per year. 7 HRCI certified meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month. Two networking events are held in July and December and the Annual Conference is held in May. Please keep checking our schedule of events to save the dates! Email info@whra.org with any questions.

The WHRA also holds a one-day Annual Conference in May. The Annual Conference provides our members, their guests, and other business leaders with valuable educational presentations by subject matter experts on pertinent topics for human resources professionals. The conference qualifies for Human Resources Certification Institute Recertification Credits. For more information on Certification, visit www.shrm.org/HRCI.

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2017 Schedule of Events

Month Member Events Board Events
2017    
Feb. 3 Lunch Meeting
Topic: How Will the Employment and Labor Law Landscape Change Under the Trump Administration?
Speaker: Albert Lee and Kate Koop Irwin
11:00am – 1:00pm
Greenbriar Treatment Center
701 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Kensington, PA, 15068
 
March 1 Breakfast Meeting  
TOPIC: 
Successfully Navigating the "Bermuda Triangle" of Leave Laws
Speaker:  Jackson Lewis - Marla Presley and Bethany Swaton Wagner
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to Follow
Apr 5 Dinner Meeting
Topic: FLSA Laws update
Speaker: Christian Antkowiak, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC
6:00 – 7:30
Location: Jacktown Ride & Hunt Club,
North Huntingdon, PA
 
May 18 19th Annual WHRA Conference
7:30am - 4:30pm
HR SUPERHERO
Fred Rogers Center, St. Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN APRIL
 
Jun. 7 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Employment Law Updates
Speaker: Tucker Arsenburg, P.C.
7:30am – 10:00am
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
Aug Summer Networking Social - Cancelled
 
Sep. 13 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: How HR can identify and respond to active shooters in the workplace
Speaker: Donald Hess, Jr.
7:30am - 10:00am
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
Oct. 4 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Day 1 injury care for worker's compensation cases
Speaker: Charlene McFeeley
7:30am – 10:00am
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to follow
Nov. 1 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: A primer on evidence-based hiring approaches
Speaker: Laurie Asko and Bekah Regan
7:30am – 10:00am
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to follow
Dec. 8 Annual Holiday Luncheon
Date & Time:
December 8 at 2:00pm
Cenacolo Restaurant & Fede Pasta
Banco Business Park
1061 Main Street
North Huntingdon, PA
 
   

Past Events

Month Member Events Board Events
2016    
Apr. 6 Dinner Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: Cathy Giunta, PhD. Seton Hill University
6:00 – 7:30
Leed’s
400 Hunt Valley Rd, New Kensington
 
May. 19 18th Annual WHRA Conference
7:30 – 4:30
Fred Rogers Center, St. Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
 
Jun. 8 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
Jul. Summer Networking Social TBD  
Sep. 7 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Social Security
Speaker: Diane Robinson, BP Insurance
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to follow
Oct. 5 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
Nov. 2 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to follow
Dec. Annual Holiday Luncheon
Date & Time
: Friday, December 9th, at 1:00pm
RSVP:  By Dec 2 at info@whra.org
Cenacolo Restaurant & Fede Pasta, Banco Business Park, 1061 Main Street, North Huntingdon, PA
 
   
 
2015    
Jan. No meeting
NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
 
Feb. 6 Lunch Meeting
Topic
: Putting Your Compensation to Work
Speaker: Kiersten L McCort, CRPC, Chartered Retirement planning Counselor, Ameriprise Financial
11:30 - 1:00
Greenbriar Treatment Center
701 4th Avenue, New Kensington
SPONSORED BY: Vanessa Sebetich, Greenbriar Treatment whra westmoreland human resources events greenbriar logo
Board Meeting to follow
Mar. 4 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Drug Epidemic and its Impact in the Workplace
Speaker: Dirk Matson, HR Director, Westmoreland County and Vanessa Sebetich, Assistant Director, Greenbriar Treatment
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
April 1 Dinner Meeting
Topic: Updates on the NLRB
Speaker: Christian Antkowiak, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC
6:00 – 7:30
Leed’s
400 Hunt Valley Rd, New Kensington
 
May 21 17th Annual WHRA Conference
7:30 – 4:30
Fred Rogers Center
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
View event brochure
 
Jun. 10 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: How to Prepare for a Department of Labor (DOL) Audit
Speaker: Beth Ulrich
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
July Summer Networking Social
TBD
 
Sep. 2 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to follow
Oct. 7 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
Nov. 4 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Work Happier: Inspiring an Engaged Workplace
Speaker: Julie Ann Sulivan , The Attitude Enhancer, Nat’l Speaker Association
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
SPONSORED BY:  Jen Plummer, Loyalhanna Management Services
Board Meeting to follow
Dec. 18 Annual Holiday Luncheon
Cenacolo Restaurant & Fede Pasta
1:00 P.M.
Banco Business Park
1061 Main Street
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
 
2014    
January No meeting
NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW!
 
Feb. 7 Lunch Meeting. This is a 2 hour, 2 credit educational program.
Topic: PA Workers' Compensation Potpourri
Speaker: Albert Lee, Esq. of Tucker Arensburg, P.C. & Kenneth G. Scholtz, Esq. 
11:45 – 2:00 (please note that start time changed for this meeting only)
Greenbriar Treatment Center
701 4th Avenue, New Kensington
SPONSORED BY: Vanessa Sebetich, whra westmoreland human resources events greenbriar logoGreenbriar Treatment
 
March 5 Breakfast Meeting
Topic:
Tools and techniques for making teams work better.
Speaker: Doug Hagy, Twin Lakes Consulting
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting following
Meeting
April 2 Dinner Meeting
Topic: TBD
Speaker: Dave Campbell, Campbell HR Services
6:00 – 7:30
Jacktown Ride & Hunt Club
North Huntingdon, PA
 
May 22 16th Annual WHRA Conference
7:30 – 4:30
Fred Rogers Center
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
 
June 11 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Developing a Culture of Recruitment
Speaker: Jen Plummer, PHR, Manager, Human Resource Services for Loyalhanna Management Services
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
July Summer Networking Social
TBD
 
Sep. 3 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Interview and Interrogation Techniques for Employee Relations Professionals
Speaker: Ryan West, Greenbriar Treatment
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting following
Meeting
Oct. 1 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Bullying in the Workplace: A Proactive Approach
Speaker: POLLY WRIGHT, MA, SPHR, CCP
Senior Consultant & Consulting Manager of HR Consultants, Inc.
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
 
Nov. 5 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: HIPPA and Affordable Care Act
Speaker: Katherine Koop, Esq. Tucker Arensberg
8:00 – 10:00
Bishop Connare Center,
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East, Greensburg
Board Meeting to follow
Dec. 12 Annual Holiday Luncheon
Time: TBD
Location:
Cenacolo Restaurant & Fede Pasta
Banco Business Park
1061 Main Street
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
 
2013    
Jan  No meeting: don't forget to mail your dues! Forms are available for you to download.   
Feb 8 Speaker: Bob Stearns, CEO Powerful Potential
12:00 p.m. - 2: 00 p.m.
Lunch Meeting (Board meeting after):
Greenbriar Treatment Center
701 4th Avenue, New Kensington 
 
Mar 6  Topic: Labor Negotiations in a Globalized Economy: Challenges at the Bargaining Table and Beyond
Speaker: Jack Yoedt & Fulton Miklos - Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Breakfast Meeting:
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East 
Greensburg, PA
Sponsored by: PSECU  
 
Apr 3  Topic: FMLA, Troubleshooting the FMLA Abuser Speakers: Attorneys Lisa Steele and Casey Kurtz, Littler Mendelson 
Dinner Meeting:
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Kennametal Inc.
1600 Technology Way
Latrobe, PA 
 
May 23  15th ANNUAL WHRA CONFERENCE
Fred Rogers Center
300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA
 
June 5   Breakfast Meeting (Board meeting after):
Topic:
WEED-ING out employees? How EEOC's New Guidance Affects the use of Criminal Background Checks
Speaker:
Kate Koop, Esq., Tucker Arensburg
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East
Greensburg, PA   
 
July 12 WHRA Summer Social
Time:
1:00 p.m.
Location:
 J Corks
25 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
 
Sept 4 Breakfast Meeting (Board meeting after):
Topic: The Business Case for Ending Partner Violence
Speaker: Barb Penner, Associate Director of Employer Services STANDING FIRM
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East 
Greensburg, PA

Sponsored By:

Gateway Rehab
 
Oct 2 Breakfast Meeting:
Topic:  An Introduction to Loss Prevention & Safety in the Workplace
Speaker: 
Ryan West
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East 
Greensburg, PA  
 
Nov. 6 

Breakfast Meeting (Board meeting after):
Topic: 
Disability and Employment: A Technical Overview
Speaker: 
Rob Oliver, Disability Right Network of PA
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Route 30 East
Greensburg, PA  

Sponsored By:

UCM Specialists Logo

 
Dec. 13 WHRA Annual Holiday Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
TBD 
 
2012    
Feb 3 Topic: Trends and Developments in Employment and Labor Law
Speaker: Albert Lee, Esq. Tucker Arensburg, P.C.
12:00 - 2:00
Green Briar Treatment At Greenbriar Treatment, 701 4th Ave, New Kensington

Sponsored also by Greenbriar Treatment
       
 
Mar 7  Topic: The Most Important Power Tool in Your Leadership Tool Box
Speaker: Al Borowski, Med,CSP,PP, Member of the National Speakers Association
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg 
 
May 9 Topic: Incenting Through Variable Pay 
Speaker: Ed Krow, Sr HR Consultant, Vantagen, LLC
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
 
May 17 14th ANNUAL WHRA CONFERENCE
Fred Rogers Center, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Download conference details for more information
 
June 6 Topic: Performance Appraisals: What are they good for?
Speaker: Larry McCafferty
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
 
July 26 WHRA Summer Social
Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:
 J Corks
25 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
 
Sept 5 Topic: Union Awareness
Speaker: Gerry Peterson, from the Tartan Group, LLC.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room
Admin Bldg.
Sponsored by: Innova Benefits
 
Oct 3 Topic: Increasing Energy and Productivity in the Work Place.
Speaker: Dr. Marc Tinsley, from Fitness For the Rest of Us.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
 
Nov 7 Topic: Healthcare Reform Update: What will affect Employers in 2013 & 2014
Speaker: Timothy Caldwell, from Keystone Benefits Group
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Connare Center
ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE
 
Dec 10 WHRA Annual Holiday Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gino Gianilli's, Route 30 East, 
Greensburg http://www.ginogiannillis.com
 
2011    
Feb 2 Topic: Compensation Strategy 2011
Speaker: Tim Dupuis and Ed Steinhoff, Mercer
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg. 
 
Mar 2 Topic: The most tax effective ways for employees to plan for retirement
Speaker: James Lange, CPA/Attorney
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
 
Apr 6 Topic: Pre-employment Screenings - Benefits, legal ramifications and compliance of background checks
Speaker: Dan Cubarney, Justifacts Credentials
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
 
May 19 13th ANNUAL WHRA CONFERENCE
Fred Rogers Center, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Conference Kick-Off Speaker: Sally Griffith Crimini Esq, Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC, Employment Law Update
3 Breakout Sessions: see brochure for details
 
June 1 Topic: Compensation Strategy 2011
Speakers: Tim Dupuis & Ed Steinhoff from Mercer Great Lakes Human Capital Business
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Media Room A206, Admin Bldg.
 
July 15 3rd Annual Summer Networking Event
Stone Villa Wine Cellars
1085 Claypike Road, Acme, PA 15610
www.stonevilla.com
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Aug 3 Topic: HR Transformation: Building the Table to Create High Performance Work Systems
Speaker: Joan Contacos-Sawyer, President & Consulting Principal, HR Consultants, Inc.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
 
Sept 7 Topic: HR Issues Related to an Intergenerational Workforce
Speaker: Jim Long, Ph.D, Owner of 21st Century
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
SPONSORED BY: 21ST CENTURY EAP
 
Oct 5 Topic: Wellness in the Workplace, Building a Program from the Ground Up. 
Speaker: Jamey Bednes M.S., CHES, IC Director of Corporate Wellness, Babb, Inc. 
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room, Admin Bldg.
SPONSORED BY: 21ST CENTURY EAP
 
Nov 2 Topic:  FMLA
Speakers: Linda Croushore, Manager, Integrated Disability Services at UPMC Work Partners
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Seton Hill University, Media Room A206, Admin Bldg.
 
Dec 9 December Holiday Luncheon
11:30 - 1:30 
Gino Gianilli's, Route 30 East, Greensburg. http://www.ginogiannillis.com       
 

 

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