Human Resource Management Network

Upcoming events

    • 10/17/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Four Points by Sheraton

    Workforce Planning - How WorkKeys plays a role in Stackable Credentials

    Essential foundational skills matter when it comes to stackable credentials. ACT data research indicates that using WorkKeys for readiness, improves individual success in credential attainment as well as apprenticeship completion. Use of WorkKeys assessments and curriculum can close skills gaps, and has been used to develop successful apprenticeship candidates when used as part of a pre-apprenticeship program. 

    Cheri will discuss how WorkKeys certificate complements such traditional credentials as high school diplomas, community college degrees, and certificates of technical proficiency. Academic credentials mark the fulfillment of an individual’s classroom learning experiences. The ACT WorkKeys NCRC relies on standardized assessments and confirms an individual’s competence in a specific set of workplace skills. Human resource managers can gain a foothold in enhancing workforce productivity.

    About our Speaker

    Cheri Tune is a Regional Manager with ACT Work Ready Communities. Prior to coming on board with ACT, she held a lengthy career with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, dedicating over 30 years to state government. Under her leadership, serving as the Director of Missouri’s Work Ready Communities initiative, Missouri became and still is one of the most successful states in the nation in respect to ACT Work Ready Communities.

    In her current role at ACT, she works very closely with Economic Developers; Educators; and Business & Industry; engaging communities in the ACT Work Ready Communities system, to help build a more productive workforce & encourage economic growth. Cheri serves as the key resource for ACT working with communities, human resource managers and educators on the utilization of Work Keys in order to enhance company workforce development and in the community.

    • 11/07/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Four Points by Sheraton at 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan KS
    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 Annual Board Meeting
    8:30 - 10:00 - Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared - Melody Rahl 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 Rahl

    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.

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