Archive for September, 2011

October 14, 2011 – Chapter Training Session

Our October 14 chapter training seminar is titled: Understanding the Origins of Conflict, Communicating Expectations, & Managing Behavior

Jill Goldsmith, Workplace Solutions Northwest, will deconstruct the six stages of unproductive conflict and define and explain productive communication to foster a culture of clear communication and accountability.  In particular, the seminar will cover:

v  Setting the Example for Accountability:  What do your employees want from you?
v  Understanding How Conflict Occurs:  What is the role of each individual on the path to unproductive conflict?
v  Communicating Expectations Clearly to Achieve Organizational Goals:  What are the steps and how should we do it?
v  Managing Behavior after Expectations Have Been Communicated:  what happens when employees aren’t performing as you expect?
v  Maintaining Accountability:  what is the most important aspect of developing a culture of accountability?

About the Presenter: After graduating from the Uuiversity of California Hastings in 1991, Jill Goldsmith practiced labor and employment law in Oregon with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky and as in-house counsel with Tri-Met.  Since 1998, she has been a mediator, working with parties to resolve conflicts.  In 2002, Ms Goldsmith started her business, Workplace Solutions Northwest, to provide neutral fact-finding and mediation to parties involved in workplace conflict, as well as executive coaching and training for both employees and managers in employment related issues, equal employment opportunity, harassment and discrimination.  Ms. Goldsmith’s business focuses on helping parties fully and completely resolve conflicts with dignity and respect for each other by focusing on the genesis, not the symptoms, of conflict.

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Training Schedule Announced

Greetings members and friends,

It is a new year for the IPMA-HR Oregon chapter!  Fall is upon us, school is in session, and it’s time for us all to dust off our learning hats.  This October we will be offering a great session on Understanding the Origins of Conflict, Communicating Expectations, and Managing Behavior.  Jill Goldsmith, Workplace Solutions Northwest, will deconstruct the six stages of unproductive conflict and define and explain productive communication to foster a culture of clear communication and accountability.  This will be a very informative and practical session for our members and for managers alike.  This is our first session for the 11-12 year and we hope to see a great turnout.  Mark your calendars for the morning of Friday, October, 14, and encourage others within your organization to attend.  Event details and registration are attached.

This year we will be offering a couple of half day sessions to cover more complex subjects.  Below, you will find the seminar lineup, brought to you by several returning board members and a few new board members:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011: Understanding the Origins of Conflict, Communicating Expectations, & Managing Behavior

NOVEMBER 10 – Building & Maintaining Relationships with Union in tough Economy

JANUARY 12 –Classification and Compensation

MARCH 8 –Strategic Planning and Strategic Business Partnerships

APRIL 12 – The Bermuda Triangle – ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation

JUNE 14 – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Also, the board has been discussing methods to reach our members and potential members outside of the Portland-Metro area.  We will provide more information as we design that program.

I look forward to seeing you at the October event!

Sincerely,

Andrea Villagrana
President, IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter

Board endorses Cosgrove for President-Elect

The Oregon Chapter Board of IPMA-HR has endorsed the candidacy of Mila Cosgrove for the position of President-Elect of IPMA-HR. Mila is the HR & Risk Management Director for the City of Juneau, Alaska.

All IPMA-HR members are encouraged to vote in the election by Monday, September 12.

 

IPMA Oregon Chapter
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
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