Upcoming Events

Mar 8

Emotional Intelligence and The Self-Aware Leader

1331 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Explore cutting edge information on Emotional Intelligence through research, a self-assessment, discussion with peers and knowledge of EQ and Leadership.  Discover the power of having a baseline score for your Emotional Intelligence and what it means to the professional and personal relationships in your life.  Begin to understand why you respond to situations the way you do and what might be obstacles in your leadership. 

Mar 12

2017 Virginia SHRM Conference

310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Joy of HR

We are excited about next year’s conference, The Joy of HR: Celebrating our Profession and “Cooking Up” Great HR Ideas and Content with the Right Ingredients, the Best Recipes, & the Proper Techniques.  Early registration is open.

Mar 22

Webinar: A Review of the DOL's Major 2016 Regulatory Initiatives and How (and / or Whether) those will be Implemented in the Coming Year

The Department of Labor was extremely active in 2016 as President Obama’s second term came to a close.  From more than doubling the threshold salary level to be classified as an exempt employee to requiring employers provide paid sick leave for contractors, the DOL has hit the employer community hard.  However, President-elect Trump will likely attempt to reign in the DOL’s significant activity.  This webinar will review the major regulations promulgated in 2016 and provide some guidance and recommendations to help ensure compliance in 2017.

Apr 7

DC SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Expo

HR Magic: Cast the Right Spells to Transform Your Career

DC SHRM is excited to present a full-day conference & expo.

Save the date now and stay tuned for details!  Please note registration has not opened yet as of 2/15/17.

Morning Keynote Presentation: The Leadership Virus: Leading without Title, Power or Authority
by James Bird Guess, Founder and President of International Success Academy

May 5

Certification Exam Prep Course (SHRM and HRCI) Spring 2017

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006

Join DC SHRM for a full-day, certification exam preparatory class where we include learning for two disciplines -- SHRM and HRCI. Whether you're planning to sit for SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR exams, this full day of interactive learning, using proven techniques to improve test scores, will help you pass!

May 24

Leading Change by Effectively Managing Transition

1331 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The goal of this session is to provide leaders with the tools they need to successfully support employees through change initiatives. The session will address how employees experience and respond to change. It will also provide multiple approaches for supporting employees and include guidance on how to select the best option. This session is designed to be interactive. Leaders will be asked to identify an upcoming change initiative so that they can begin to apply learnings during the session.

May 24

Webinar: Recurring Marijuana Issues in the Workplace in Light of New Legislation

The rise in medical marijuana legislation poses many interesting questions for employers - especially national employers where state laws may differ drastically on this issue.  State legislation of the lawful use of cannabis likely will require employers to change their perceptions of longstanding drug policies and practices.

Jun 8

Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Anti-Discrimination Laws and Workplace Policies in Light of the NLRB

This webinar will discuss some of the more discrete and growing areas of anti-discrimination law at the state and federal level.  For instance, ban the box laws have become very popular at the state level to prevent discrimination based on race.  This topic would include a survey of state specific laws as well as the EEOC’s guidance, and provide recommendations for compliance.  This webinar could also explore the trend in laws prohibiting discrimination against transgender individuals, including bathroom use, and tips for how employers in effected locales can ensure compliance.

Sep 19

Webinar: The Impact of Workplace Violence as it relates to Employment Laws and OSHA

Approximately 1 million workers experience violent acts at work annually. Violence in the workplace is a major concern for employers especially given the events that took place in 2016 in San Bernardino Inland Regional Center shooting massacre and in Hesston, Kansas.  Events like these illustrate that workplace violence can occur at any place at any time. The obvious and most important threat it poses is to the health and safety of anyone caught in the path of violent co-workers or third parties. But, workplace violence can have many other cascading, and negative effects such as reputational harm, and it can result in costly lawsuits ranging from negligent hiring or supervision of its employees to OSHA citations. If violence occurs in your workplace, it is vital that employers have strong workplace violence policies in place to help prevent workplace violence but also to respond to it if and when it does occur.