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Addressing Workplace Violence - Annual HRMN Meeting

  • 11/07/2018
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Four Points by Sheraton at 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan KS


  • $40 - HRMN or Chamber Members.
    Includes the educational program and lunch.
  • $50 - Non-Members (non HRMN or Manhattan Chamber)
    Includes the educational program and lunch.
  • It is greatly appreciated if you have the exact change or a check already made out to “HRMN.” We also now take credit cards.
  • If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to receive a recorded version of the meeting, please select this option. The $40.00 fee for the recording will apply.

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Come learn about Workplace Safety and how to prepare your companies and employees to be aware, prepared and ready to maintain a safe environment.

The Annual HRMN Meeting will cover this topic by addressing:

  1. Workplace Preparation from a policy and legal perspective
  2. Understanding the role of HR in the face of a traumatic event
  3. What resources are available statewide to help in the event of an active shooter


8:00 - 8:30 - HRMN Membership Meeting (short)
8:30 - 10:00 - Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared - Melody Rayl from Fisher Phillips
10:00 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 - 12:00 - From Workplace Violence to New Normal - Lamar Roth from Excel Industries
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 2:00   -  Kansas Highway Patrol active shooter program - Benjamin Gardner from Kansas Highway Patrol (@TrooperBenKHP)

Our Speakers

Melody Rayl

Melody is Partner in the Kansas City office of Fisher & Phillips. Melody counsels and advocates for private and public-sector employers in all aspects of employment litigation and traditional labor law. She works with employers in defending a broad variety of employment related claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. 

Melody has been named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star for seven consecutive years. Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Melody served 6 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, and 20 years as a law enforcement officer.

Lamar Roth

Lamar Roth, SHRM·CP, serves as the Director of Human Resources at Excel Industries, Inc. in Hesston, Kansas. He has been in this position since May of 2014 after completing an eleven year tenure as Vice President of Student Life at Hesston College.

Lamar was the Director of Human Resources at Excel Industries when 4 employees were killed in a shooting in Excel's production plant. He continues in that role today.

Ben Gardner

Ben Gardner is currently a Technical Trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol.  In addition to helping keep our highways safe, Ben is well known for his social media efforts.  In 2017, @TrooperBenKHP was awarded with the Best International Twitter Account by the Police Twitter Awards.  

He speaks statewide on such issues as the hazards of distracted driving, drug trends and active shooter training.

Our Sponsors


Sarah Davis,
K-State Credit Union
Irene Haws,
Miranda Downey,
Manhattan Fit
Body Boot Camp

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