VA SHRM Conference to be Held in Norfolk, Virginia
Keynote Speaker
Sana' Rasul
President & Chief Girlfriend
HR Girlfriends

Sana' Rasul is the President & Chief Girlfriend of HR Girlfriends, a Human Resources organization dedicated to advancing the practice and culture of people empowerment. Her team of Girlfriends consult, train, educate, develop, share, promote and advocate for solutions in the field of human resource management. Sana' is also a credentialed Career Strategist, at, where she has helped professionals across all industries create a next level career plan, negotiate compensation and develop strategies to land the job, not just the interview. 

When:  Sunday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 10   
Where: Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 E Main St
Norfolk, VA

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From Workplace Bullies and Workplace Symbols to FMLA and Contractors
Register Now for the Legal Update, February 21

The Full Line-up:

 What to Expect From a DOL Investigation

Suzanne Bach, JD, CEBS 
2019 Employment Law Update:  What You Need to Know


Victor Cardwell
Principal and Chair
Labor and Employment Practice
Woods Rogers

Tom Winn
Woods Rogers

 That's Not My Employee! (Or Is It?)

Michael McIntosh


 Taming the Workplace Bully

Karen Michael
PLC, Employment Law, Training & Consulting

 Symbolism in the Workplace:  A New Way to Discriminate?

John M. Bredehoft
Employment Law and Consumer Finance Practice Groups
Kaufman & Canoles

Randy C. Sparks, Jr.
Labor and Employment Law Practice Group
Kaufman & Canoles

The Inside Scoop on the EEOC


Thomas Colclough
Deputy District Director
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Daron Calhoun
Director, Richmond Local Office
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Karen Elliott, Moderator
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Can You Avoid Being Sued? Advice From the Plaintiff's Attorney
Barbara Queen

Click here for the agenda.

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Phone-a-Thon Volunteers Needed

Let's get together and expand the Richmond SHRM community! 

Join other RSHRM members in a phone-a-thon; we will be contacting past members, getting them reengaged.  And we'll have a little fun doing it!

When Wednesday, February 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Where: 2001 Maywell, 2nd floor
Small Conference Room 

Questions: Contact Christy Pratt at

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Richmond Area Diversity Roundtable (RADR)
Battling the Influence of Unconscious Biases, February 28

Melvyn Smith
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Genworth

As humans, we harbor hundreds of biases that influence our decisions in ways we don’t even realize. Called unconscious, or cognitive, biases, these create shortcuts for our brain that help us filter information, act fast and recall details. But they can also lead to irrational decisions and undesirable outcomes. And failing to recognize your biases – called the blind spot effect – is a bias in itself. Join us as we assess our individual biases and discuss what to do with this knowledge.

When:  Thursday, February 28
8:00 am - 10:00 am 
(8:00 am - 8:30 am: Networking/light breakfast)

Where:  Genworth
6620 W Broad St, Bldg 4
Richmond, VA

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Need to implement an Internship Program?
Richmond Area Total Internship Management Workshop has Your Solution, March 7

Presented by: VCU College of Engineering,  Chamber RVA, and Richmond SHRM

Everyone knows the value of internships, but does your organization run a strong intern program that maintains a pipeline of highly qualified candidates for full-time roles?  Internships and other forms of experiential education help students make a seamless transition to the world of work and are a perfect vehicle to increase retention rates, complete short-term projects, and identify future hires.

Attend the Management Workshop and you will…

• Learn how to effectively implement an amazing internship program

• Identify future hires with the only no-strings-attached 12-week


• Create and maintain a pipeline of highly qualified and educated fulltime job candidates

• Increase your organizational brand awareness on college campuses

And much, much more!

Register today:
$299 For-Profit | $249 Non-Profit/Government
Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Provided! | Six (6) HRCI & SHRM PDC Credits
Early Registration Discount Through Friday February 1st– Use the code “EARLY15”

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Upcoming Events

February 12
February 21

HR Unplugged: Let's Talk About Life as an HR Department of One

Dominion Payroll


Lee Hecht Harrison


Four Points by Sheraton

6:00 pm-7:30 pm  10:00 am - 11:00 am
7:45 am - 4:00 pm
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