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Human Resource (HR) Essentials for Supervisors
For REC office managers, accountants, supervisors and front-line leaders. If you have responsibility for employee performance in any way, this program is for you. Participants will gain a basic working knowledge of employment and labor laws that affect the entire hire-to-fire life cycle of employees. The program will highlight key instances when that proverbial red flag is waved, indicating the need for attention to specific employee issues which in turn, reduces employer liability and increases the bottom line.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the N.D. Office Managers and Accountants Association and will be a special focus at the Aug. 14 to 16 meeting.
Barrett has served previously as a director of human resources. In addition, she has served as Director of Organizational Strategy for the Gaylord Entertainment Hotels division. Her additional work experience includes roles in sales training with a large corporation and technology training with another.
She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and the Society of Human Resources Management.
Cooperative Foundation: Co-op Legacy, Principles and Impact on Communities, NRECA #913
For REC board members. Understanding the unique aspects of the cooperative business model better prepares directors to lead organizations with purpose — not profit — at their core. Participants will explore the cooperative principles and define how they provide a competitive advantage for today’s co-op organizations.
She retired in March 2012 from her position as Vice President of Education and Training for NRECA. Previously, McLaury served as director of communications for Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, the branding alliance of the nation’s electric cooperatives.
Before joining NRECA in 2001, she was the director of communications for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives and the director of economic development for Corn Belt Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative in north central Iowa. McLaury also headed up the Iowa Marketing Group and worked for a cooperative economic development organization called the Iowa Area Development Group.
She is a former president of the National Rural Economic Developers Association and a former board member of the Cooperative Development Foundation.
Appraising and Compensating the CEO, NRECA #935
For REC board members. The board is responsible for appraising and compensating the chief executive offi cer (CEO). Appraisal is the process of using agreed-upon measures to evaluate the CEO’s performance. Compensation is the process of developing a salary range and approving a salary, based on the appraisal. This course focuses on helping directors to fulfi ll these responsibilities to ensure a sound board-CEO relationship.
As a member of the National Consulting Group, he consults on various strategic, operational and governance projects and facilitates communications between co-op leaders and the NRECA CEO office.
Holmes built his expertise with cooperatives in NRECA’s Insurance and Financial Services Department, most recently as senior director of Benefits Advisory Services and Marketing. He’s traveled to work with members in almost every state and has presented at various national, regional and statewide association meetings.
Prior to joining NRECA, he worked as a consultant for an employee benefi t company. He stays active in professional organizations, such as World at Work and the International Society of Certifi ed Employee Benefi ts Specialists.
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