Civility and Respect: The Exception, Not the Rule, in the American Workplace

May 14, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pending SHRM and HRCI

Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR

Many American workplaces publicize core values to their employees and external stakeholders which usually include the core value of respect. The reality is that while these values are written on paper, they are not embedded in the culture of the organization. The American employee at all levels is suffering from extreme stress in the workplace due to high expectations, long hours, and wages. To add to those typical workplace challenges, many employees are suffering from stress due to being bullied by their boss, a behavior that is often lawful and tolerated by most organizations. In this program, Natasha Bowman discusses the harmful effects of workplace bullying on the American worker and makes the case as to why we must bring civility and respect back to the workplace.

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HR CONNECT - Dawn at the Downs with LSHRM

May 2, 2019 | 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Join us for an opportunity to "Connect" with your HR Colleagues while watching the Derby and Oaks contenders train for the big race, and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast.

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Legislative Update:

KY Concealed Carry Law

Last month Governor Bevin signed KY bill into law permitting anyone who is legally allowed to own a gun and is at least 21 years of age to carry a concealed weapon without a permit or training. Supporters say the bill reinforces Kentuckians’ constitutional right to bear arms. Critics have voiced concerns about safety and lack of training. The move was backed by the National Rifle Association and met with strong opposition regarding the dropping of the training as a condition for carrying a concealed weapon.

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HR Volunteers Needed

Learn more about current volunteer opportunities to get involved in the community and grow as a professional.

HR is as crucial a resource in the community as it is in the boardroom. For that reason, LSHRM is dedicated to providing professional volunteer opportunities to connect you with the community while developing your career. From participating in workshops to leading presentations, LSHRM is your community connection.

Volunteer Opportunities


Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2019

We need more participants for the upcoming Best Buddies KY Walk on Saturday, April 20th. Right now we only have 3 members and have raised $150 of the $500 we are targeting to raise. It is free to participate and a minimum of $50 if you would like a t-shirt. LSHRM Members can invite family and friends to attend. Any questions, you can contact Ashley Wilczek at


2019 Annual Conference and Awards

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Applications are due by April 19th for the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville’s Benefits Awards. Winners will be announced at the Annual Conference which is being held on May 16th at the Gheens Foundation Lodge. LSHRM is a Sponsor of this event.


Opioids and the Workplace: An Employer Toolkit for Supporting Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

On Thursday, April 18th, LSHRM is partnering with the Kentucky Health Collaborative. Tiffany Cardwell, our Director of Wellness, will be moderating a panel of Speakers on this hot topic – Opioids in the Workplace: An Employer’s Toolkit for Supporting Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. The KHC has developed an Employer’s Toolkit which will be rolled out at this free educational session on the 18th to help employers learn best practices. There is still room to register.


Leadership Louisville is offering LSHRM Members as well as their Companies the group discount rate of $1,050 per person versus the published $1,350 tuition for the Corporate Athlete Course being held on April 25-26.


Many in the business community already recognize that substance use disorder is a workforce issue but are unsure of how to help. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is working to develop a citywide campaign to address substance use disorder in the workplace and would greatly appreciate your input. Please take a few moments to complete this short survey - Your individual responses and any identifying information will be kept completely confidential and anonymous. The survey will remain open until Friday, April 19, 2019.

All business and HR leaders in the Louisville area are encouraged to complete the survey. A diversity of responses from businesses of all sizes and across all industries is needed. Additionally, please free to share this with any colleagues who might be interested in this initiative and sharing their feedback.

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