HRM Professional Development Series XXIII - Spring 2018

Now presenting the 23rd installment of a series that’s valuable to anyone who works in the business environment.

HRM Professional Development Series XXIII
Spring 2018

Cost:$15 per session
Location: Ryan Room, Zappala College Center, La Roche College
Reception:6 to 6:30 p.m. -  Informal networking environment and light refreshments.
Presentation:6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Register online below. Preregistration 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

Workshop Seminars:

Photo of presenter, Phyllis Hartman

Phyllis Hartman, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Consultant and Adjunct Faculty
La Roche College

Give Your Career the Agility Edge: 5 Methods for Developing HR Competencies

Monday, Jan. 29 
2 HRCI Credits - General
2 SHRM Credits

Agility involves more than just knowing about HR — it includes the ability to effectively adapt knowledge to respond to constant change. Competencies are the key to this agility.

We are often aware of the competencies needed for a great HR function, but not sure how to best use available — often limited — resources to grow them. Unlocking the mystery of development is critical for current and future HR leaders.

In this program Phyllis will teach you about the connection of HR competencies to HR Business success, approaches for measuring competency proficiency and the 5 methods to develop HR proficiency — beyond the classroom.

Photo of presenter, Len-Petrancosta

Len Petrancosta
The Leadership Quest

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Monday, March 26 
2 HRCI Credits – General
2 SHRM Credits

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model is a clear, evidence-based path to achieving the extraordinary — for individuals, teams, organizations and communities. It turns the abstract concept of leadership into easy-to-grasp practices and behaviors that can be taught and learned by anyone willing to step up and accept the challenge to lead. Please join us as Len Petrancosta offers tools for real-world leadership success and gives you advanced training that you’ll find enlightening and entertaining.

Photo of presenter, Bethany Traugh Bethany Traugh, M.S.
Senior Talent Management Advisor
MSA, The Safety Company 

Transforming Performance Management - Lessons Learned at MSA

Monday, April 16 
2 HRCI Credits – General
2 SHRM Credits

MSA, The Safety Company, is a global manufacturer of sophisticated safety products headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa. In January 2016 MSA eliminated performance ratings and moved to a continuous performance management process founded in frequent, meaningful conversations focused on timely feedback, growth and results. Please join us as Bethany Traugh shares her experiences and lessons learned in leading this transformative change for MSA.

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.
2018 Approved ProviderThe use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

The Human Resources Management Graduate Program of La Roche College is proud to support the local nonprofit organization, WearWoof, by donating $1 for every online registration during the spring 2018 Professional Development Series.

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