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    • 30 Jun 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Transportation Accessibility

    We are working on the La Crosse Regional Transit Development Plan (TDP) and are hoping to hear from area HR representatives on transportation needs for employers and employees in the La Crosse area. Please RSVP (there is no cost) to join us for our virtual chat on this topic!

    Below is a community survey and interactive wikimap we are currently conducting. The survey will help the planning team understand existing travel behavior, help create service recommendations and prioritization, and provide La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility (MTU), Onalaska Shared Ride (OSR), and Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit (SMRT) with customer service feedback.

    Whether attending or not, please feel free to share the survey and wikimap link with your clients, customers, colleagues, and networks.

    Community Survey:


    For more information, please check the project website:

    • 15 Jul 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • 111 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601

    2021 Member Appreciation Night

    Where: Three Rivers Lodge at the Radisson
    Free Parking: Available in the Radisson Hotel, front desk will validate
    What: Appetizers, drinks, & prizes!

    We are excited to see you all for some long-overdue networking! Afterwards, grab a cocktail or wine to-go, & head over to Moon Tunes next door! 

    Cost is free to members, but advanced registration is required.

    • 21 Jul 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Marijuana & Drug Testing:
    Dealing with Weed at Work
    ft. Terri L. Dougherty, SHRM-CP, PHR

    Marijuana laws are changing and illegal drug use is rising. This makes it a continual challenge for employers to have a drug-free workplace and keep policies and procedures in compliance with the law. Learn how to support a support a safe, productive workplace while complying with federal and state regulations and preparing for changes that may be on the way.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Increase knowledge of state marijuana laws

    • Understand the issues related to drug testing for marijuana

    • Be aware of changes that may be coming to Wisconsin

    More about the Speaker:

    Terri L. Dougherty, SHRM-CP, PHR, is an Editor on the human resources publishing team at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. She is the co-editor of the Everyday Drug and Alcohol Program Manual and often delivers presentations on state marijuana laws.

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    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Employment Law: Updates & Trends
    ft. Attornies Mark Tilkens & Elizabeth Erickson

    Together, we will discuss the labor and employment law landscape in 2021, including employee-friendly changes in the law, union organizing, predicted changes in regulations, and HR best practices.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Improve the spotting of issues by HR Professionals

    More about the Speakers:

    Mark Tilkens – Mark’s legal experience includes counseling and representing employers across the country in traditional labor law matters and providing guidance for employers facing critical employment counseling issues, including employee discipline, reducing misappropriation of confidential information, protection from competition, managing employee misconduct before escalation, and personalized training systems for managers and HR in meeting their own capability-building goals

    Elizabeth Erickson – Elizabeth partners with businesses in a broad range of industries to provide creative and practical solutions to the complex array of workplace disability and health management issues faced by employers today. Elizabeth counsel’s clients with the goal of helping the business run smoothly while avoiding litigation entirely or improving outcomes before administrative agencies, courts, and juries.

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    • 15 Sep 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Talent Optimization & People Strategy
     -The Predictive Index

    ft. Mike Kuenzi, Senior Director
    Titus Talent Strategies

    The Predictive Index measures both cognitive reasoning and the inherent motivating needs that drive all people. You can use this system to understand what contributes to workplace behaviors so you can ensure alignment, drive your team’s success, and achieve your business objectives faster than you ever thought possible.

    During this meeting, Mike will help us understand:

    • The Predictive Index

    • The Head, Heart, Briefcase Methodology

    • The many utilizations & impacts of the PI software platform

    More about the Speaker:

    Mike Kuenzi has been with Titus Talent Strategies since February 2013.  As one of the firm’s first employees, Mike has had the opportunity to grow with Titus, wearing many hats and taking on responsibilities in all facets of the organization. Over the last seven years, his primary focus has been in the areas of training and education, team development and talent acquisition.  He played an integral role in helping Titus become a certified partner of The Predictive Index, and now uses his expertise in behavioral and cognitive analysis to lead the Titus Talent Optimization Division. Mike is passionate about knowledge transfer and empowering organizations to successfully identify, attract, measure, and retain top performers. Outside of work, Mike loves spending time with his wife and three girls, playing tennis and staying active in his community.

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    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Collective Efficacy & Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    ft. Dr. Terry Glenn Lilley
    Associate Professor of Race, Gender, & Sexulaity at UW - La Crosse

    Too often, organizations respond to sexual harassment in ways that are ineffective, if not counter-productive. A good part of the issue is that our focus is on responding to negative behaviors and not on fostering the type of organizational culture we’d actually like. This program will take a critical look at sexual harassment policy and help participants identify and develop more effective strategies toward building a healthy workplace.

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Identify the relationships between sexual harassment, organizational culture, and broader systems of power

    • Recognize the shortcomings of traditional responses to sexual harassment in the workplace

    • Demonstrate an understading of the concept of collective efficacy and its relationship to workplace harassment

    • Identify and develop strategies toward building collective efficacy within an organization, helping to prevent workplace harassment in the first place

    More about the Speaker:

    Dr. Lilley is a sociologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His research and teaching focus on systems of intersectional inequality, collective behavior and social change, social and criminal justice policy, and media. 

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    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    OSHA Update
    ft. Mary Bauer, Compliance Assitance Specialist

    This presentation will review recent changes and upcoming proposals in OSHA and how it affects the HR Professional and HR/Collateral Duty Safety Professional. Several hazards will be addressed that affect HR directly such as workplace violence and COVID. 

    During this meeting, the speaker will help us:

    • Understand the recent changes & upcoming proposals in OSHA & what that means to an HR Professional

    • Relate how OSHA policies & standards apply to the HR or Safety Professional

    • Discover the workplace hazards facing the HR Professional

    More about the Speaker:

    Mary Bauer is the Compliance Assistance Specialist – CAS - in the Eau Claire Area OSHA Office. She has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and holds certifications for CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist). Ms Bauer was a Compliance Officer in the Eau Claire area for 20 years and has been the CAS for the past 16 years. Mary provides general information about OSHA standards and compliance assistance resources. She responds to requests for help from a variety of groups, including small businesses, trade associations, union locals, and community groups.

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Past events

16 Jun 2021 Reimagining Human Resources
8 Jun 2021 Coffee Chat – Labor Shortages
26 May 2021 Coffee Chat – Changes with the CDC – Unmasking
19 May 2021 Symposium: Diversity & Inclusion
21 Apr 2021 The Outward Mindset
17 Mar 2021 New Hire Orientations
25 Feb 2021 The Journey to a Remote Workforce
17 Feb 2021 Maintaining Civility through Constructive Conflict
4 Feb 2021 Workforce Readiness Workshops
20 Jan 2021 COVID Update
16 Dec 2020 Resilience: Self-Care, Mindfulness, Boundaries
18 Nov 2020 EEOC Update
27 Oct 2020 Coffee & Catch Up!
21 Oct 2020 Compensation Programs
3 Sep 2020 Breaking Barriers
19 Aug 2020 Mental Health First Aid
14 Jul 2020 Symposium: Daring Leadership
17 Jun 2020 HR Professionals During Crisis
20 May 2020 Requesting ADA Information
30 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
15 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour!
18 Mar 2020 CANCELLED: Tips for Managing Accommodations During Recruitment & Hire
19 Feb 2020 Alexa, Email Me Process Engineer Resumes
15 Jan 2020 Strategic Partnerships & Influencing Upper Leadership
18 Dec 2019 Self Sufficiency Program: Education Support for Employees
20 Nov 2019 What Employers Need to Know for the Holidays
16 Oct 2019 State Conference | HR Trailblazers
19 Sep 2019 Coulee Region Job Fair
18 Sep 2019 Economics Outlook
10 Sep 2019 4th Annual Business Breakfast Forum
21 Aug 2019 Building an Effective Sustainability Team
1 Aug 2019 State Leadership Conference
17 Jul 2019 Wisconsin Internship Initiative
22 Jun 2019 National Conference | Creating Better Workplaces
19 Jun 2019 Annual Member Appreciation Event
15 May 2019 Symposium | Legal Challenges of Leave


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PO Box 513
La Crosse, WI 54602

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