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Without Walter's Welcome, "SHRM Meetings Will Never be the Same"

Everyone knew him; everyone liked him.  Everyone expected to see his smiling face welcoming them at every Richmond SHRM meeting and conference.  Walter Burlington devoted so much of his time and energy to making the Welcome Committee the best and his team of volunteers would do anything for him. 

We will all miss Walter so very much. 

Please attend the November 3 Chapter Meeting which will be dedicated to Walter. 

We will be taking donations for the Walter Burlington Welcome Fund, whose proceeds will be used to honor new members and volunteers in Walter’s name. To donate to this worthy cause, please contact Jeannie Alcott for instructions. 

When: Thursday November 3
7:15 am - 9:15 am

 Where: Marriott Hotel Short Pump
4240 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA  23060

Click here for Walter's obituary.

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November 3 Chapter Meeting - Firing the Brain Booster Rocket: Accelerate Learning and Innovation with Neuroscience

Kim Ruyle, Ph.D.
Inventive Talent Consulting

Innovation and learning are inseparable.  By definition, learning is acquiring the ability to do something new.  And similarly, by definition, innovation is the creation and commercialization of something new and different.  Innovative organizations are learning organizations.  It’s that simple.  This session explores practical application of neuroscience principles to the accelerate learning, enhance memory, and drive breakthrough creativity and innovation.  Discover principles that will make learning in your organization skyrocket!

(Note: Early Bird rate available only until October 31.)

When: Thursday November 3
7:15 am - 9:15 am

 Where: Marriott Hotel Short Pump
4240 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA  23060

SHRM Certification: Deadline to Apply is Oct 21

Who is eligible?
 How do I prepare?
5 ways your employer will benefit from  your certification.

To meet business needs, SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.

Apply today for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and join the future of HR!

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Halloween Parties:  A Tricky Treat
By Joni Lucas, SHRM

How can you give employees a ghoulish good time without upsetting those who find the holiday offensive -- or just plain frivolous?

When Justin Hocker came up with the idea of a Halloween parade at Pekin Insurance two years ago, he had no inkling of the future success of the trek for treats through Pekin’s halls.

Hocker, human resource manager for the 750-employee firm in Pekin, Ill., intended to let employees’ children show off their costumes in a safe, controlled setting that minimized disruption to the office. Children could come to the office at the end of the day for quick and supervised trick-or-treating through the departments.

Much to Hocker’s surprise, 200 trick-or-treaters showed up that first year. He had to scramble to get more candy bags and usher the children through the parade route before the end of the company’s first shift.

Hocker clearly hit on a successful celebration that employees embraced. He also met a sometimes sensitive challenge facing many HR managers at this time of year—coming up with safe, clever and inoffensive ways to observe a classic children’s holiday in an adult on.

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Collaborative Innovation Network (COIN) Meeting:  HR Systems

Throughout history, many valuable innovations have come not from a sole inventor tinkering away in his garage or laboratory but from the collective efforts of a team of people.” MIT Sloan Management Review (4/07).

Join us November 10 at 5:30 pm for an informal discussion after work tackling an issue by brainstorming and interacting with other HR professionals. 

This ongoing series of networking and informal discussions is free to members, you are responsible for your food and beverage.

When: Thursday, November 10
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Capital Ale House - Innsbrook
4024-A Cox Rd
Glen Allen, BA  23060

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Upcoming Events

November 3
November 10

Firing the Brain Booster Rocket: Accelerate Learning & Innovation with Neuroscience

Marriott Hotel
Short Pump

Collaborative Innovative Network (COIN): 
HR Systems

Capital Ale House

Special Event

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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