Strategic Leadership Conference
October 11, 2018

Interested in Exhibiting at the
Strategic Leadership Conference?

Only a few booths remaining.
Click here for details.

Looking to Speak at the Strategic Leadership Conference?
Complete a speaker application here
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 14.

Questions?  Contact Karen Baker at or at 804.482.7131, option 4.

Legal Update February 13: A Few Seats Left
An all-day seminar encompassing everything your organization needs to be in compliance

Look below for the stellar line-up of topics! Click here for the speaker line-up.

7:15 – 8:00
Light Breakfast/Networking
8:10 – 9:10 The Ways  I'll Find to Sue Your Organization and How You Can Avoid It
Curwood Law Firm
Karen Michael Consulting
9:15 – 10:15
Hot Off the Press-Breaking News: Sexual Harassment is Unlawful...REALLY? Where have these people been?

Woods Rogers PLC

10:35 – 11:35
LBGTQ Issues in the Workplace
Williams Mullen
11:40 – 12:40
2018 Employment Law Update:  What You NEED to Know
Kaufman & Canoles
12:40 – 1:20
1:20 – 2:20
The Next Wave:  Pay Equity Laws
Littler Mendelson
2:25 – 3:25
The Inside Scoop on the EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC 

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Member Spotlight:  Meet Julie Vargo

Julie Vargo
Richmond SHRM Volunteer

Committee on which she volunteers:  
Originally, I was invited to be on the Learning Events Committee and the New Member Engagement Committee, but realized I had to choose just one to be effective. I am an Ambassador for Richmond SHRM and am now presenting the New Member Orientation’s six times a year. If you haven’t had a chance to attend, please do. We’d love to see you there!

Her favorite thing about volunteering:  Networking 
and getting to know Richmond SHRM members, friends, employees, and the board of directors. I also enjoy the companionship and support of other Human Resource Professionals, Workforce Development and Economic Development professionals. 

Her day job:  I am the Human Resources Manager for Trolley House Refreshments and Groovin’ Gourmets. We are food and beverage hospitality and are an employee benefit. We work to create and nurture enduring relationships by conveniently fueling mind, body and soul. 

Best movie:  
Over the holidays I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I know there are a lot of critics, but I loved it. I am not a die-hard Star Wars fan, but I love Sci-Fi and spaceships and therefore found it entertaining.

Favorite Richmond restaurant:  A few favorites are Tazza, Kitchen 64, The Savory Grain, Addis, and Julep’s.

Her other interests:  
I love to garden and cook. Outside of work, being creative and designing is a great mental break from day to day challenges. And yoga...I do a lot of yoga. Namaste.

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4th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium 
March 15
Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center
8:00 am - 4:00 p

Register before February 22 for the Early Bird rate

New location, new interactive sessions!

Melody Barnes, Co-Founder, MB2 Solutions LLC
Assistant to President Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

More about Melody Barnes and other speakers

Join us on March 15 for a full day of collaboration, including
A Conversation with Melody Barnes

What’s the secret to driving lasting social change? You may be surprised to learn that analytics is at the core. Data-driven practices and programs hold great promise as a means for making progress against seemingly intractable social problems. But ultimately they will work only when community members are able to engage directly in the change effort as leaders and partners. Using data from recent initiatives, hear how community engagement can achieve real change in people’s lives—especially in the lives of the most vulnerable members of a community. You will leave this session inspired and challenged to do your part in making our community stronger. 

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Special Richmond SHRM Seminar Discount

Let SHRM help you develop critical HR competencies that will establish you as a credible HR practitioner and advance your career. Enroll in a SHRM Seminar, available across the U.S. and virtually this year! Take $200 off with Richmond SHRM's special discount, 18SEMRICH, at Click here for a list of seminars waiting for you!

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Upcoming Events

February 8
February 13
March 7

PACE Job Teams

Lee Hecht Harrison

Legal Update

The Place at Innsbrook

New Member Onboarding

VA Dept for Aging & Rehab. Services

10:00 am - 11:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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