Past Events

Past Meeting Topics


Month: January 2020
TOPIC: Employment Law Update & Hot Topics
Speaker: Arthur W. Brumett II, Esq. ,Roetzel & Andress  


Month: October 2019
TOPIC: Building High Performing Teams
Speaker:  Scott Hanis, Founder of Fortitude HR Solutions

Month:  September 2019
We do not hold a chapter meeting in the month of September due to Ohio HR Conference

Month: August 2019
TOPIC: Legislation Affecting Ohio Employers
Speaker: Craig Kwasniewski

Month:  July 2019
We do not hold a chapter meeting in the month of July

Month: June 2019
TOPIC: 7 Keys to Sustainable Success
Speaker:  David Skoglund, founder and President of Multi-Dimensional Services

Month: May 2019
TOPIC: 5 Secrets of the Health Care Industry / How to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Achieve Better Results with your Health Plan Costs.
Speaker: Heidi King, USI Insurance Services
Sponsor: InterviewPath

Month: April 2019
TOPIC: Employment Law Update & Hot Topics
Speaker: Arthur W. Brumett II, Esq. ,Roetzel & Andress  
Sponsor: Oswald Companies

Month: March 2019
TOPIC: Identity Theft
Presenter:  Nicholas Goodwin, Esq.
Sponsor: Campana Insurance

Month: February 2019
TOPIC: Medical Marijuana
Presenter: Tony Giardini, owner of Anthony B. Giardini Co., LPA

Month: January 2019
TOPIC: POWER-UP Productivity & Profitability with STYLE! 
Presenter: Traci McBride, TeeMcBee Image Consulting. Author, Wardrobe & Image Sytlist


Month: November 2018  
Topic:  Using Stress to Your Advantage™
Presenter: Dr. Joel R. Gecht, President and CEO, IMPACT Solutions

Month:  October 2018
October's meeting was cancelled.

Month:  September 2018
We do not hold a chapter meeting in the month of September due to Ohio HR Conference

Month:  August 2018
TOPIC:  The Culture Choice: Building a Culture By Design 
Speaker: Jeff Nischwitz
Sponsor: The Lake Erie Crushers, 440.934.3636, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Month:  July 2018
GLCC SHRM Networking Event @ Main Event in Avon
Speaker: n/a

Month: June 2018
TOPIC: No Organization is Immune to Workplace Violence
Speaker: Timothy A. Dimoff
Sponsor: Snider-Blake Personnel

Month: May 2018
TOPIC:  The #MeToo Movement and Its Impact at the Workplace. 
Speaker:  Jim Collum  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sponsor:  Dollar Bank

Month: April 2018
Topic: FMLA, ADA and WC leaves
Speaker: Ronnda Kertes, HR Consultant with Paychex
Sponsor: Paychex,

Month: March 2018
Topic: Important (but Often Overlooked) Legal Documents
Speaker: Jennifer A. Corso, Esq. from Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA

Month: February 2018
Topic: Extrovert vs. Introvert: HR’s Toolkit to Both Leadership Types
Speaker: Amy B. Shannon, President, Pinnacle Leadership Solutions, LLC.

Month: January 2018
Topic: Hot Topics in Employment Law: Hiring/Firing Process & Wage and Overtime Issues
Speaker: Arthur W. Brumett II, Esq., Reminger Attorneys at Law


Month: November 2017
TOPIC: Occupational Assessments and Development Tools: Different Types and Why Every Employer Should Use Them
Speaker: Lisa Hart Lasky, Sapphire HR Solutions

Month: September 2017
TOPIC: Servant Leader's Guide to 401k Plan Design
Speaker: Robert A. Bove, Partner, Stratos Wealth Partners

Month: August 2017
TOPIC: Evolving Your Wellness Strategy to Impact Culture & Employee Engagement
Speaker: Cindi Morris, Ohio Lead, Wellbeing & Engagement Coach

Month:  July 2017
GLCC SHRM Networking Event @ The Clifton in Avon
Speaker: n/a

Month:  June 2017
TOPIC:  The Strategic Role of HR in the Future
Speaker: Amy B. Shannon, President, Pinnacle Leadership Solutions, LLC.

Month:  May 2017
TOPIC: Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
Speaker:  Dan Griffiths, SHRM-CP, Regional Field Service Officer, SHRM
Sponsor:  Hinkley Lighting

Month:  April 2017
TOPIC: Performance Reviews, Discipline and Terminations:  There’s not an app for that!
Speaker: Susan Hastings, Labor & Employment Law Attorney with Squire Patton Boggs

Month:  March 2017
TOPIC: Detecting Fraud in the Workplace
Speaker: Cynthia Allen, CPA, Forensic CPA at Cain & Associates Investigative Accountants, Inc.

Month:  February 2017
TOPIC: Employee Benefit Audits and Requirements
Speaker: Sheri Terens, CPA, Director, Corrigan Krause CPAs

Month: January 2017
TOPIC: Trends in Performance Reviews & Employee Feedback
Speaker:  Patti Flauto, SPHR, President, Talignite, LLC


Month: November 2016
TOPIC: The Effects of the Election on Healthcare
Speaker: David Kempton, Area Senior VP, Team Leader Health & Welfare Consutling with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Month: October 2016
TOPIC: Workers' Compensation Retaliation Case - Ohio Supreme Court
Speaker: Margaret A. O'Bryon / Walter Haverfield LLP

We do not hold a chapter meeting in September due to the Ohio HR Conference

Month: August 2016
TOPIC: Empowering Happiness in the Workplace – Live Happy, Live Better
Speaker: Lori Peters, President, Together We Win - The Happiness Hangout

Month: June 2016
TOPIC: FLSA: The Proposed Overtime Rule Change
Speaker: Merritt Bumpass, Attorney / Frantz Ward LLC
Sponsor: USI Insurance Services LLC.
For more information please contact:
Emily Adams, Employee Benefits Consultant
USI Insurance Services, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 100, Independence, OH 44131
Direct: 216.292.1596 Mobile:  614.460.9906

Month: May 2016
Topic: Ethical Behavior in the Workplace
Speaker:  Lori Long, PHD / President of LK Consulting, LLC and Professor at Baldwin Wallace University

Month: April 2016
Topic: HR's Role in Office Drama
Speaker: Amy Shannon, President of Pinnacle Leadership Solutions

Month: March 2016
Topic: Creating a Flexible Work Environment
Speaker: SueAnn Naso, President of Staffing Solutions Enterprise

Month: February 2016
Topic: Talent Attraction and Retention through Employee Engagement
Speaker:Meghan Bilardo, Director, Organizational Effectiveness with Corporate College

Month: January 2016
Topic: What's Your Story? A deeper dive into why and how employers use storytelling to enhance their talent attraction and retention efforts.
Speaker: Marty Mordarski, ERC


We do not hold a chapter meeting in December

Month: November 2015
Topic: COMPENSATION: Creating a comprehensive and competitive compensation package to reward and retain top talent.
Speaker: Amy Petrus, CCP, SPHR, Your Partner in HR Consulting

Month:  October 2015
Topic:  Legal Update - Hot Topics in HR
Speaker: Seth P. Briskin, Partner / Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

We did not hold a chapter meeting in August or September

Month:  July 2015
Topic:  Human Capital & Employee Engagement
Speaker: Scott Moss, VIP Perks

We did not hold a chapter meeting in June

Month:  May 2015
Topic:  Reducing Caregiver Stress in the Workplace
Speaker: A Panel of eight experts including:
     Aaron Olson of Visiting Angels
    Carole Klingler of Hopsice of the Western Reserve
    Sally Tomko of OE Meyer Company
    Anita Buchanan of Wesleyan Senior Living
    Steffani Baker of Alzheimer's Association/Cleveland Area Chapter
    Skip Skonik of Busch Funeral
    Cindy DeMarco of University Hospitals Elyria Home Care
    Jim Koewler of Protecting Seniors & People with Special Needs


We did not hold a chapter meeting in April


Month:  March 2015
Topic:  Appreciation at Work
Speaker: Cathie Leimbach, Agon Leadership 

Month:  February 2015
Topic:  Workers Compensation: The Interplay with ADA, FMLA & Workers Compensation.
Speaker: Joseph N.Gross, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP

Month:  January 2015
Topic:  Legislative Update - Pregnancy Discrimination
Speaker: Margaret O'Bryon, Walter, Haverfield LLP


Month:  November 2014
Topic: Stop Wandering: Recruit with a Map and a Plan
Speaker: Katherine Burik, The Interview Doctor, Inc.

Month: October 2014
Topic: Deadly Sins of Employee Terminations
Speaker: Mark Gonska / Executive Coach, Dise & Company

Month:  August 2014
Topic:  Legislative Update
Speaker: Jennifer Corso; Partner at Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA 

Month:  July 2014
Topic:  Teamwork as The Structure of Success in an Organization
Speaker: Ben Norton

Month: June 2014
Topic:  Navigating the Journey towards Inclusion
Speaker:  Suzane Bradley

Month: May 2014
Topic: The Respect Effect
Speaker:  Paul Meshanko, Legacy Business Cultures
Month: April 2014
Topic: Morale Building through Rewards and Recognition (On a Budget!)
Speaker:  Sonya Weiland, President WeilandWorks Consulting

Month: March 2014
Topic: Performance Coaching: A Hands-on Workshop
Speaker:  Bill Wright, President of Wright Results Coaching and Consulting

Month: February 2014
Topic: Crucial Accountability – Holding your leaders accountable for violated expectations, broken commitments or bad behavior.
Speaker:  AJ Righter of Southam Consulting

Month:  January 2014
Topic: Moving Beyond Stress & Capturing Positivity
Speaker:  Heidi Weiker of University Hospitals


Month:  November 2013
Topic: Strategic Leadership:  Assessing and Developing Leaders in the Workforce
Speaker:  Sandy Fiaschetti, PhD and Nicole Lentz, MSF of Magnet Consulting

Month: October 2013
Topic: "The Changing World of Employee Benefits - The Affordable Care Act and DOMA"
Speaker:  Jason A. Rothman, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Month: August 2013
Topic: “Managers to Leaders, Employees to Partners”
Speaker:  Jerald Duff, PhD (

Month: July 2013
Topic: Topic: "Building a Top-Notch Program for Internship & Co-ops " 
Speaker:   Patrick Britton, Program Manager, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE)

Month: June 2013
Topic: Difficult Discussions/Advanced Communications
Speakers: Adam Bowman M.A.; PHR. & Bob Churilla JD, ADB, The Conflict Resolution Professionals

Month: May 2013
Topic: HealthCare and Forecasting Your Future: Know Your Numbers.
Speaker: Dr. Bob DeMaria, The Drugless Doctor

Month: April 2013
Topic: Using Social Media for Recruiting
Speaker: Ted Janusz

Month: March 2013
Topic: "Conflict & Conflict Resolution: Neuroscience and Conflict."
Speaker:  Timothy Viskocil, Commissioner.  Federal Mediation & Conciliation Services

Month: February 2013
Topic: "The NorthCoast 99: Great Workplaces for Top Performers."
Speaker:  Marty Mordarski, The Employers Resource Center (ERC)

Month: January 2013
Topic: "A Healthy Performance Strategy: A Comprehensive Stress Management Program"
Speaker: Jennifer Hunter, The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute