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Mark your calendar and make plans for the Carroll County SHRM 8th Annual Fall Conference scheduled for Friday, November 6. This year, the Fall Conference will be held using a Virtual Conferencing format.

You don't want to miss out on the fantastic line-up of guest speakers and the keynote addresses. 

Presentations will offer highly relevant topics with information to help your organization strengthen your workforce, enhance workplace culture, and enable positive changes to occur in the workplace. Learn from HR experts, attendees will be able to earn 5.5 SHRM/HRCI PDU'S! .

This event is open to members of Carroll County SHRM as well as non-members. 

Register now for this virtual event! Go to www.carrollcc.edu/ccshrm

SHRM Conference Speakers 2020

Featured Keynote Speakers:

Employee Where Art Thou? The Latest News in Managing Disability and Leave Issues
Presented by Christine V. Walters, J.D., MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Independent Consultant, FiveL Company

From COVID-19 to opioid addiction, today’s workplace requires employers to balance flexible staffing models with business demands for productivity. As the U.S. labor market becomes more diverse and the economic tides continue to churn, work/life integration becomes increasingly important (yet more challenging) for employers. In this interactive session, participants will conduct a mini-case study review of current challenges and proactive strategies employers are using for crafting policies, procedures and practices that balance the sometimes competing demands of employee and employer needs and interests for modified work schedules for medical, family, religious, military and other reasons.

LGBTQ+ Knowledge for the HR Professional: Awareness, Etiquette and Best Practices
Presented by Tara B. Taylor, MPA
Managing Director, ADR Vantage, Inc.

Although efforts have been made in recent years to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer and other gender and sexual minorities, there are still many instances where LGBTQ+ people find themselves excluded, unwelcome and uncomfortable in the workplace. In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an average of 50% of employees report hiding their sexual orientation at work due to hostility, prejudice, discrimination and mistreatment in the workplace. All organizations, and especially human resource professionals, have a vital role to play in raising awareness and creating best practices for inclusive workplaces.

Visit www.carrollcc.edu/ccshrm for details and to register for the event!


Carroll County SHRM Fall Conference Brochure 2020



Carroll County SHRM wishes to thank our Fall Conference Sponsors:

Carroll County SHRM Fall Conference Sponsors


You're invited to the next Carroll County SHRM event: Diversity and Inclusion – Where to start?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM on Zoom (there is no cost to attend and guests are welcome).
Please register in advance using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9vfbK3aPTfSt-AzJr1sDuA

Presented by Dr. Joy Papini, President of CIDIS Consulting
Why should you attend?
  • It's an important and relevant topic for businesses.
  • It's free to attend.
  • It can easily be viewed on Zoom.
  • CEU and learning credit available
  • Scroll down to see the event flyer and the program description


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Carroll County SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Business Meeting August 4, 2020


Carroll County SHRM will host a special virtual presentation featuring Rachel Druckenmiller on Tuesday, May 5, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Registration is required; if you wish to attend, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlduiorDoqHNwKcP_2lk5jAav81s-pH-Xl

There is no fee for this quarterly meeting. In lieu of a fee, CC SHRM is asking participants to consider making a donation to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, donate link:  https://hspinc.org/give/

The sponsor for this event is the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

We look forward to connecting with you on this meeting and sharing updates.

Please be sure to register via the Zoom link, look at the HSP charitable page, and thank the Chamber of Commerce for their generous support.

Register today at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlduiorDoqHNwKcP_2lk5jAav81s-pH-Xl 


About the event sponsor, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce:


We’ve been building relationships since 1924.

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce exists to promote a sound economic environment in which our business community can prosper.

Relationships are the fabric of every successful business. Therefore, we place a premium on creating opportunities and experiences for our members to make meaningful connections and build relationships with professionals, business owners, and community leaders from Carroll County, MD and surrounding areas. We are over 500 members strong and look forward to serving many more businesses in the years to come.

Interested in joining the chamber? Click here to learn more.






Employment Law, Legislative & Regulatory Update:
Shaping Public Policy

The 441st session of the Maryland General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2020. What are the hot topics poised to impact HR policies, programs and practices? What are the pros and cons of each? There are also pending rules and regulations at the federal level from the U.S. DOL (paid leave, regular rate of pay and more) and NLRB (workplace civility).  Not to mention, the never-ending tide of employment law developments.

Join this engaging and interactive presentation as we bring you the news on pending legislation, regulation and ways you can shape these important public policy issues at the state and federal levels that will include:

  • Workplace violence prevention
  • Ban-the-box
  • Fair/Predictive scheduling
  • Regular rate of pay
  • Paid family leave
  • Workplace civility
  • …and more.  


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
(1) name and describe how at least two bills in the Maryland General Assembly may impact HR practices at their organization (building your business case);
(2) assess the potential impact to their organization of at least two pieces of pending federal legislation and/or regulation;
(3) ensure compliance with some recent employment law and regulatory developments in HR policy and practice.

Christine V. Walters, J.D., MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ms. Walters has more than 25 years’ combined experience in management, HR administration, employment law practice, and teaching.

She has received national and regional awards, presented at conferences across the country, been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, and testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and administrative agencies on employment issues. Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations,” now in its second edition, has been one of the SHRMStore’s “Great 8” best-sellers for eight consecutive years and is pre-approved by HRCI for 2.5 continuing education credits!!

Ms. Walters demonstrates her commitment to supporting and advancing the needs and interests of the business community and HR profession by serving in a variety of volunteer leadership roles at the national, state and local levels.

Today Ms. Walters works as an independent consultant providing proactive human resources and employment law consulting services and training programs doing business as FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law.”SM

 Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.

www.FiveL.net  *  [email protected]


Thank you to our sponsor, Payroll Network!

About Payroll Network
Payroll Network helps companies succeed with outstanding client service and comprehensive human capital management (HCM) SaaS, enabling employees to reach their full potential. Payroll, HR, time, talent, benefits, compliance and workforce management are delivered in a unified platform that increases retention and productivity. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Rockville, MD, Payroll Network has been recognized by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal as a top workplace award winner. Payroll Network is a proud supporter of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation helping to raise awareness about teenage depression and anxiety and hosted the inaugural SpeakUp5k DC in May of 2019. Learn more at www.payrollnetwork.com.

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