Now presenting the sixteenth installment of a series that’s valuable to anyone who works in the business environment – especially human resources professionals.

La Roche College Professional Development Series XVI - Fall 2014

Presented by the Department of Human Resources Management and the Office of Graduate Studies & Adult Education

  • $15 per session • Ryan Room, Zappala College Center ~ La Roche College
  • Reception • 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. (informal networking environment, light refreshments)
  • Presentation • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Register online below. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for this popular series.

For more information, call 412-536-1193 or e-mail Jean Forti, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Human Resources Management, at jean.forti@laroche.edu.


The Human Resources Management Graduate Program of La Roche College is proud to support the local non-profit organization, WearWoof, by donating $1 for every online registration during the fall of 2014 Professional Development Series.

WearWoof’s Mission is to end pet homelessness in Pittsburgh by providing funding and support to our amazing local animal shelters and rescues.  Through the resale of gently worn and new designer and better brand women's career, casual and cocktail attire at our Boutique, we can help fund the care and shelter of homeless pets, low-cost spay-neuter programs, community cat initiatives, and education and community outreach programs.  For more information, please check out their website at www.wearwoof.org

THE SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM) recently confirmed that La Roche College’s Master of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that undergraduate and graduate students should study. La Roche’s M.S. program is the only master-level HRM program in western Pennsylvania to meet SHRM’s curricular requirements.

The following seminar has been approved for 2 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)

Understanding the EEOC:
What every employer needs to know about this active federal agency and its latest views on employment discrimination.

Attorney Albert Lee will lead a fast-paced and informative discussion on how this Agency has led the Obama Administration’s fight against workplace discrimination, and how it angered many employers and courts in the process. After an overview of the EEOC’s history and role, Mr. Lee will help attendees understand the EEOC’s hot-button issues, latest enforcement and investigation techniques, and its often controversial views on key topics such as criminal background checks, discrimination against the unemployed, LGBT rights and retaliation claims.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SEMINAR (Sept. 18. 2014)



Driving Organization Results through Culture Change:
Why Does Our Culture Suck, and What Can We Do About It?

Culture trumps strategy. For an organization to grow, be profitable, engage employees, satisfy customers and be innovative, it must understand its culture. Organization culture is not a warm, fuzzy, unmeasurable concept. It is a research-based tool that can describe the key factors related to culture, is predictive of organization performance and can help prescribe meaningful improvements. This presentation will outline an approach to understanding your organization’s culture and how it can be leveraged to drive business performance.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SEMINAR (Oct. 23. 2014)



Leading Organizational Change

Organizations need to innovate and change in order to survive. While many organizations are able to solve complicated technical problems, they fail miserably at implementing even the simplest changes. Whether it comes through strategic planning or as a response to outside events, change must be managed effectively to achieve organizational excellence.
This seminar will help you answer the question: How do you help people open themselves up to change? Leaders must learn how to not only manage change, but also how to manage the inevitable human transitions that people experience when faced with significant change. Participants in this training will learn how to deal with these dual challenges and how to lead their organizations through the change process.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SEMINAR (Nov. 13. 2014)


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