If you are looking to polish up on your skills at work or just want to network here are a few meetings that you can attend this week.
· 11/14: Career Portfolios That Work – Hosted by the Human Resource Leadership Association at the Radisson Hotel, 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT from 8 am until 4:30 pm. Cost for HRLA Members: $37.50 & Veterans, Guests: $45.00.
Presenting is Gary D’Orsi,Author of The Career Portfolio Workbook. Gary has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and an MBA in Management. He’s served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University. He currently serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Pequot Health Care, and has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Gary is recognized as an internationally published business development and training professional with significant knowledge in medical, academic, corporate, retail and professional service environments. Sponsored by Emerge Leadership Group and Hartford Financial Associates/Chris Soleau and Associates LLC.
· 11/15: Business After Hours– Hosted by The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce at Norwich Bowling and Entertainment 188 West Town Street, Norwich, CT from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. Cost: GNACC Members $10.00, Not-Yet GNACC Members $15.00. Wonderful Networking Opportunity! Appetizers and beverages are available and a Business Card Drop for chance to win Raffle Prizes. The event will be in the billiards room!
· 11/16: Business Education Series: Managing the Workforce using the Tools in the Toolbox with Suisman Shapiro – Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern CT, Inc.403 North Frontage Road, Waterford, CT starting at 8:30 am. Cost:$35 members and $50 nonmembers.
Managers should be aware that company rules and policies as well as federal and state laws and statutes need to be considered in determining the process used to address employee matters. At this seminar Attorney Eileen Duggan of Suisman Shapiro will explain what “tools” are available to handle employee issues such as discipline, FMLA, hours of work, benefits, workplace harassment. Time permitting, she will also review recent updates in labor law.
· 11/17: The New Leader’s Playbook – A SHRM CT State Council Webinar from 9 to 10 am. Cost: Chapter/National Member of SHRM $20.00, Non-SHRM Member $30.00.
Leadership transitions are some of the toughest challenges people face — professionally and personally. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first 18 months. Often, those failures are the result of crucial mistakes made in the very beginning that can be devastating for organizations and leaders alike. The business world is changing rapidly; we’re all new leaders all the time, and must treat the next 100-days as the first 100-days of the rest of our careers.