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    • 07/14/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Event Details

    When: July 14th 9:00-10:30 AM EDT

    Where: Zoom

    Cost: Free to attend (donations appreciated for One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund—donations accepted at registration on LSHRM site)

    Program Overview

    Employers across the US spend approximately $536 billion dollars on voluntary turnover annually and, as we shift to a ‘new normal’ in COVID-19, this landscape will continue to change. This begs the question: do employers really know what matters most to the diverse workforce of today?

    To answer this question, LSHRM, along with a thoughtful group of community leaders, launched Better Workplaces, Better World (BW2): a city-wide research project aimed at driving innovative and effective retention programs.

    With an overwhelmingly positive response to the survey, please join us on July 14th as we reveal the insights from this research and how it can drive innovative approaches to keeping your workforce. This time will be dedicated to:

    • Remarks from city leadership on the importance of retention to Greater Louisville’s growth and economic competitiveness.
    • Revealing data insights on the benefits, perks, etc. that matter most to Greater Louisville’s diverse workforce.
    • In-depth discussion from business and community leaders locally on the significance of these data insights, their impact in a post-COVID world, and what innovation can look like in motion.

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    Please consider donating to the One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund.


    Michael Gritton has been the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks since 2002.  In that time, the Workforce Development Board has earned national praise and recognition for cutting-edge workforce efforts like the SummerWorks program, Code Louisville, and the Career Calculator.  They've also worked in partnership with JCPS and GLI to improve our high schools through the Academies of Louisville effort and to recruit over 130 business partners to those schools.  Gritton is a proud graduate of PRP High School, Duke University, and Columbia Law School.

    Nathan Shanks works at Logal Lavelle Hunt as an Insurance Advisor concentrating on commercial property and casualty insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a background in Management, Professional and Cyber Liability.  Nathan was born and raised in Louisville, KY, where he resides with his wife, Sarah, and their pets, Gus and Mo. 

    He is the President-Elect of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville, focusing on connecting, engaging, and developing young professionals in our community. In addition, he serves on the membership and recruitment committee for the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville. 

    Pamela Williams is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and a Board member with the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM). Currently, she is employed as the Director of Personnel Administration with Rudd Equipment Co. Prior to that she was the Director of Human Resources for Volunteers of America Mid-States and served as the Program Director for the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum. On a part-time basis, she continues to assist her clients as the owner and founder of CorpEx, LLC – an HR management consulting firm, focusing on Organizational Development, HR Practices/Policies, Board Retreats, Strategic Planning, Business Coaching, and Performance Management. Her company was profiled in the 2017 Who’s Who Louisville African-American Profiles – Entrepreneur category.

    Pamela relocated back home to Louisville in 2016, after living in the Washington, DC area for more than 28 years. Prior to leaving the East coast, Pamela served as the Executive Director of HR and Organizational Development with IMRG, Inc., a federal government outsourcing firm in Lanham, MD.

    Pamela is a Focus Louisville graduate with Leadership Louisville, was recognized by Louisville Business First as a 2nd Act Award recipient in 2017 and is a former board member with Dress for Success Louisville, where she served on several committees. Pamela has also served as an Advisory Council member with the U of L College of Arts and Sciences. She holds an MS degree in Human Resource Management (University of Maryland, University College), a BS degree in Business Administration (Western Kentucky University), and holds her PHR certification.

    Pamela is a published contributing author of two books: “Permission to Win” - (2016) and “My Now Student Leader” - (2014).

    Pamela has a son who is a rising Junior attending Towson State University in Towson, MD.


    Steve Cunanan is the Chief Executive Officer for the Kentucky Region of the American Red Cross. After completing graduate studies and military service Steve joined Owens Corning, a leading manufacturer of construction and building products. He held several Human Resources positions and also acted as business leader for a manufacturing department.

    In 1998 Steve joined Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Endo-Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio as HR Director for the Corporate support organizations and Research and Development. He was then promoted to Vice President, Human Resources, J&J Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics-International and was based in London, England. Steve joined the J&J Consumer Companies in 2004 as Vice President, Human Resources, North America. In 2007 Steve assumed global Human Resources responsibilities for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies and was a member of the Consumer Group Operating Committee.

    Steve was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer for Catalyst Health Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefit management organization, in 2011. From 2013 - 2018 Steve served as Chief Administrative and Chief People Officer for Kindred Healthcare, with overall responsibility for the company’s human capital initiatives.

    Steve received a BA in Psychology from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and also received his MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from that same institution. He serves as a Board member for the East Carolina University Foundation, USA Cares, and Greater Louisville, Inc. (GLI). In addition, he is co-chair of the GLI Talent Steering Team.

    Steve, his wife Ellen, and their two children live in Louisville.


    Tiffany Cardwell, a Principal Consultant with MCM’s HR Solutions Group, has more than twenty years of experience in domestic and international HR. She has expertise in mergers & acquisitions, compensation, engagement, talent management, total rewards and workforce planning. Tiffany has worked for several top employers including Trans Union in Chicago, Humana, Papa John’s and Signature HealthCare. Tiffany recently won the coveted Lyle Hanna HR Spirit Award for the state of Kentucky and has been recognized as a Business First 40 Under 40 and 20 People To Know in HR. Tiffany serves on several Boards/Committees including Actor’s Theater, Brightside, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, GLI’s City Champs & Talent Attraction initiatives, the Kentucky Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management Initiative & Opioid Taskforce, the Kentucky Health Collaborative, Northwestern University’s Ambassador Program, the American Lung Association’s Regional Board Chair and the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville. Tiffany currently serves as the KYSHRM Foundation & Philanthropy Director, LSHRM (Louisville Society for Human Resource Management) Wellness Director & had previously served as the 2014 LSHRM Past President. Tiffany graduated with a BA from Northwestern University and an MSIR from Loyola University in Chicago and has her CCP, SHRM-CP, PHR, CTA and Integrated Six Sigma Yellow Belt certifications.

    Dr. Sharon Kerrick is Chair/Faculty at U of L’s College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Kerrick was previously the Dean of Bellarmine University’s AACSB accredited School of Business (2016-2019). Prior to that she was the Associate Director of the Forcht Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Louisville’s College of Business (2002-2016) teaching in the MBA, coaching business plan teams and founder of the Entrepreneurship Minor.

    She created the community program “VetStart” that helps military veterans start businesses and since 2012 over 100 military veterans have gone through the program. In 2015, she was named Small Business Administration (SBA)  military Veteran Business Advocate of the Year.

    Before her academic career, she was one of the founding members of a technology firm for 20 years that grew to employ over 300 full time staff in a 5 state region and provided technology training for between 11-13,000 students each year.

    A past 40 Under 40 Business First recipient she was also named to Business First’s 2017  Hall of Fame. Also in 2017, she was recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Kentucky Hall of Fame award and in 2018 the NAWBO EPIC award.

    Today’s Woman magazine named her 2018 “Most Admired Woman in Education” and Business First named her 2019 “Mentor of the Year”.

    She is the vice chair for the Louisville Water Company Board of Directors, secretary for the NAWBO Foundation Board of Directors, member of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors and a Deacon at her church as well as secretary to the chair endowment Board.

    Dr. Kerrick is an accredited angel investor who has been quoted in Forbes and has rang the bell at NASDAQ stock exchange twice!


    Trasee Whitaker joined Masonic Homes Kentucky in 2010 and is the Chief Human Resource Officer.  Masonic Homes Kentucky is certified as a Great Place to Work and a 2018 Fortune magazine Great Place to Work in Aging Services.  She is recognized as a leader in developing and implementing successful employer of choice initiatives and recruiting strategies.  Masonic is a Job Descriptions Exchange (JDX) Pilot Partner with the US Chamber and has recently been approved as a healthcare apprenticeship worksite in Kentucky.  Trasee’s extensive business experience includes healthcare, legal services, nonprofit service organization, and retail management.

    Trasee currently serves as a regional representative on the Advocacy Committee for the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), is a leader on the Jefferson Public County Schools Academies of Louisville Guiding Team, and a board member of the Healthcare Careers Collaborative of Greater Louisville.

    She previously served as Chair of the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KY SHRM) and President of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM). She is the Lyle Hanna Volunteer Spirit Award recipient for 2017 and was recognized by Business First as one of the top 20 People to Know in Human Resources. She is a contributing author in Evolution of Human Resources; chapter Innovation-Inspired Human Resources. 

    She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from The Ohio State Universityin 1983 and currently holds the designations of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


    • 07/22/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Meeting

    LSHRM Career Advancement Program

    Build a Resume that Gets Results

    Presenter: Danita Taylor

    Danita Taylor is founding member of LeaderShift Coaching, a coaching and consulting company specializing in leadership, career, and life coaching, training and development. As a graduate of the University of Louisville, Danita also enjoys teaching leadership classes as part of the University of Louisville's Executive Education program. Danita is certified in coaching from the International Coach Federation and a senior certified human resources professional from SHRM. Danita is LSHRM's Director of Workforce Development and heads the chapters efforts to build a strong, sustainable workforce.. She also provides career coaching to assist others in landing their perfect job. Danita's passion is helping others live their passion! 

    • 07/23/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    LSHRM JULY Board Meeting

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


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    • 08/24/2020
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    • 08/26/2020
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    • KICC/Louisville Marriott Downtown

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    Join us at the premier conference for HR professionals in the state. Receive practical information that can be applied to the real issues you face every day on the job. Gain the HR knowledge crucial to the success of your career and your organization.

    The Kentucky SHRM Conference offers:

    • Compelling keynote speakers
    • Relevant educational sessions
    • Respected speaking professionals
    • Diverse exhibit hall and vendors
    • Exceptional networking opportunities
    • Valuable continuing education credits

    Don’t miss the largest gathering of HR professionals in the state, we hope to see you there!

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    • 09/22/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Meeting

    Event details

    2020 LSHRM President Rawleigh Richardson leads a discussion on how to leverage the networking power of LinkedIn to enhance any job search.  This is part of LSHRM's Career Advancement Program designed to help participants take their careers to the next level.

    • 10/13/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus; Founders Union: 450 N. Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

    • 10/22/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Meeting

    Event Details

    Join Marcus Goodwin, LSHRM's Director of Professional Development & Certification, as he leads a discussion about the various HR certifications and answers questions about which is best for the role you have now and the role you want in the future.  This is part of LSHRM's Career Advancement Program aimed at helping professionals take their careers to the next level.

    • 11/10/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD


    LSHRM Past Presidents

    • 11/17/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

    Event details

    LSHRM Career Advancement Program

    Conflict Resolution: How to Build Productive Working Relationships

    Presenter: Danita Taylor

    Danita Taylor is founding member of LeaderShift Coaching, a coaching and consulting company specializing in leadership, career, and life coaching, training and development. As a graduate of the University of Louisville, Danita also enjoys teaching leadership classes as part of the University of Louisville's Executive Education program. Danita is certified in coaching from the International Coach Federation and a senior certified human resources professional from SHRM. Danita is LSHRM's Director of Workforce Development and heads the chapters efforts to build a strong, sustainable workforce.. She also provides career coaching to assist others in landing their perfect job. Danita's passion is helping others live their passion! 

Past events

06/25/2020 LSHRM New Member Orientation
06/18/2020 [June Board Meeting] LSHRM Board Meeting
06/17/2020 Career Advancement Program Session - Don't Take It Personal: How to Communicate in the Workplace
06/10/2020 June Board Meeting
06/09/2020 [June Chapter Meeting] Trends in Total Rewards
05/28/2020 LSHRM Career Advancement Program - Session #4
05/21/2020 May Board Meeting
05/12/2020 [May Chapter Meeting] Being Well & Living Well in Times of Uncertainty
04/23/2020 April Board Meeting
04/21/2020 LSHRM Career Advancement Program - Session #3
04/14/2020 Economic & Workforce Development After COVID-19: Innovating to Support Industry & Workers
04/07/2020 [April Chapter Meeting] Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know - Presented by LSHRM & Fisher Phillips
03/24/2020 LSHRM Career Advancement Program - Session #2
03/19/2020 March Board Meeting
03/14/2020 Brain Injury Wellness Event
03/10/2020 [March Chapter Meeting] Workplace Investigations
02/27/2020 Plan Now, So You Can Play Later!
02/25/2020 Wine Down Tuesday - HR Connect
02/20/2020 LSHRM Career Advancement Program - Session #1
02/20/2020 February Board Meeting
02/11/2020 [February Chapter Meeting] Workplace Safety Disaster Planning and Recovery
02/05/2020 SHRM Certification Study Group – Spring 2020
01/16/2020 January Board Meeting
01/14/2020 [January Chapter Meeting] A Look Ahead: Legislative Priorities for Kentucky Businesses Guest Speaker: Ashli Watts
12/05/2019 Rage Room
12/05/2019 Axe Throwing
12/05/2019 LSHRM Unboxed: Release the Rage!
11/21/2019 November Board Planning Meeting
11/13/2019 HR Certification and Recertification: Is certification right for you, and which certification should you pursue?
11/12/2019 November Chapter Meeting: Maryanne Honeycutt Elliott - Developing your EQ: A Lifelong Journey
10/29/2019 October HR Connect (Halloween Party)
10/17/2019 October Board Meeting
10/16/2019 Career Advancement Program - Negotiating Salary and Benefits
10/15/2019 [POSTPONED] Workplace Investigations Seminar
10/08/2019 October Chapter Meeting: Barbara Glanz: Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™-Creating a Culture of KINDNESS
09/27/2019 September Chapter Meeting: WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP
09/19/2019 September Board Meeting
09/18/2019 Career Advancement Program - Interview like a Pro!
09/09/2019 SHRM Certification Study Group
08/22/2019 August Board Meeting
08/13/2019 LSHRM Wellness Committee’s Transitions of Aging
07/25/2019 Career Advancement Program - Writing Effective Cover Letters and Thank You Letters
07/09/2019 HR Connect
07/09/2019 LSHRM Chapter Summit: Strategy, Legal, Compensation, Benefits (+HR Connect)
06/20/2019 June Board Meeting
06/19/2019 Career Advancement Program - Getting Your Resume Past the Applicant Tracking System
06/11/2019 June Chapter Meeting: HR on Purpose
05/23/2019 May LSHRM Board Meeting
05/21/2019 Career Advancement Program - Grammar Refresher: Spelling and Speaking with Confidence
05/14/2019 May Chapter Meeting: Civility and Respect: The Exception, Not the Rule, in the American Workplace
05/02/2019 HR CONNECT - Dawn at the Downs with LSHRM
04/20/2019 Best Buddies KY Friendship Walk
04/18/2019 April LSHRM Board Meeting
04/17/2019 Career Advancement Program - Network your Way to a New Job or Increased Business
04/09/2019 April Chapter Meeting: Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
03/21/2019 March Board Meeting
03/20/2019 LSHRM Cheers to A New Career!
03/14/2019 March HR Connect - It's A Green Affair
03/12/2019 March Chapter Meeting: Strategic Planning that Inspires, Engages and Drives Results
02/27/2019 LSHRM Cheers to A New Career!
02/21/2019 February Board Meeting
02/18/2019 SHRM Certification Study Group
02/12/2019 February Chapter Meeting: Network Beyond Bias: How to Break Out, Break In, and Break Through
01/24/2019 January Board Meeting
01/15/2019 January Chapter Meeting: Designing Organizations to Perform: What HR Professionals Should Know
11/27/2018 Cheer to A New Career!
11/13/2018 November Chapter Meeting: Detour (Change Management) with Hall of Fame, International Speaker STEVE GILLILAND
11/01/2018 November Board Meeting
10/31/2018 The Business of Hiring Re-Entry Employees
10/25/2018 LSHRM Board 2019 Orientation
10/24/2018 Equal Opportunity, Diversity, & Leadership Conference
10/23/2018 Cheer For A New Career!
10/18/2018 October Board Meeting
10/02/2018 Compensation Practices to Attract, Manage, and Reward the Right Talent
09/20/2018 September HR Connect
09/20/2018 September Board Meeting
08/28/2018 34th Annual KYSHRM Conference
08/23/2018 Navigating Through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
08/16/2018 August Board Meeting
07/26/2018 Talent Pipeline Management: An Innovative Approach to Bridging the Talent Gap
07/10/2018 LSHRM HR Connect
07/10/2018 LSHRM Legal Conference
06/21/2018 June Board Meeting (mid-year planning meeting)
06/14/2018 Writing Your Best Cover Letter
06/12/2018 June Chapter Meeting: Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer
05/17/2018 May Board meeting
05/17/2018 2018 Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville Conference & Awards
05/10/2018 Cheer For A New Career!
05/08/2018 May Chapter Meeting: Leadership Lessons from HOLLYWOOD
04/19/2018 April Chapter Board Meeting
04/10/2018 April Chapter Meeting: Recruiting for a Diverse Workforce
03/22/2018 HR C.O.N.N.E.C.T at the Goat-March 22nd
03/22/2018 March Chapter Board Meeting
03/21/2018 Louisville Area Total Internship Management Workshop
03/13/2018 Connect A Veteran Networking Event
03/13/2018 March Chapter Meeting: Talent Solution: Transitioning Veterans
03/08/2018 Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search, Part 2
02/22/2018 February Chapter Board Meeting
02/13/2018 February Chapter Meeting: The Future of Diversity and Inclusion: A Spotlight on Intersectionality
02/12/2018 FREE Veteran's Career Transition Workshop
02/03/2018 Fight For Air Climb - STEP UP to the CHALLENGE
01/23/2018 The American Heart Association's Annual Wellness Symposium
01/18/2018 January Chapter Board Meeting
01/09/2018 I AM WORTH IT and so are YOU! Wellness for Yourself and Your Employees with Asia Ford
12/13/2017 2018 Meeting Bundle Pack
11/14/2017 LSHRM Diversity Fair
11/14/2017 Disrupting Diversity: From the Transactional to the Transformational
11/09/2017 November Chapter Board Meeting
11/04/2017 Walk to End Lupus
10/16/2017 WorldatWork Course C4 - Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance
10/10/2017 Fact or Fiction: Let's Talk Mental Health and the ADA
09/21/2017 September LSHRM Board Meeting
09/14/2017 HR Connect Fall Event - 9/14/2017
09/12/2017 SHRM Certification Study Group
08/17/2017 August LSHRM Board Meeting
08/08/2017 Junior Achievement: Empowering a Generation
06/22/2017 June LSHRM Board Meeting
06/13/2017 Innovation - the Key to Bridging the Talent Gap
05/18/2017 May LSHRM Board Meeting
05/09/2017 2017 Legal Update
05/04/2017 HR Connect Dawn at the Downs - 5/4/2017
04/20/2017 April LSHRM Board Meeting
04/11/2017 Concealment or Cover - An Active Shooter Awareness Discussion and an Response Training Workshop
03/25/2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk
03/23/2017 March LSHRM Board Meeting
03/22/2017 Louisville Area Total Internship Management Workshop
03/14/2017 HR and the Aging Workforce: Strategies and Best Practices
02/23/2017 February LSHRM Board Meeting
02/22/2017 HR Connect Winter Event - 2/22/2017
02/14/2017 Compassion "At Work": A Triadic Formula of Passion, Performance, and Profit
01/19/2017 LSHRM January Board Meeting
01/10/2017 Growing Your Team While Maintaining Your Corporate Culture
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