Upcoming events

    • October 25, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company - 164 Patch Way Rd, Duncansville, PA 16635

    This Half Day Program will be held at Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company, 164 Patch Way Road, Duncansville

    Member Networking Opportunity at 4:10 PM

    Registration and Presentation Timeline:  

    • Meeting Registration: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Presentation begins at 1:00 PM
    • Presentation ends at 4:00 PM
    • Networking at 4:10 PM with Beverages and Appetizers

    Recertification Credits: 


    3 experts will speak to the impact that benefits and compensation have on recruiting and retention as well how these areas are trending as we move through these challenging times.


    1:00- 2:00 Trends in Retirement and 401(k); Chris Deandrea, Webber Advisors. Marc Cornell, JP Morgan

    J.P. Morgan’s 2023 DC Plan Sponsor Survey Findings provide insight into plan sponsors' interpretation of the roles of their DC plans, goals and philosophies in providing retirement benefits, considerations driving plan-related decisions, and actions underway to help employees reach retirement success.

     Course Objectives:

    · Understand how goals and actions can be linked to maximize the number of employees prepared for a financially secure retirement

    · Explore opportunities that exist for plan sponsors in thinking about plan design and investment decision making

    · Discuss the crucial role DC plans play in providing retirement security and how further evolution and a concentrated effort of all parties involved are needed

    2:00- 3:00 Trends in Health Care and Benefits; Doug Moore, Suebert and Associates

    • Health Care Cost Transparency Data – Use Cases & Impact on Decisions
    • Trends in the Self-Funding” of Health Benefits
    • The Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) as an alternative to “traditional” group insurance
    • The impact of the elimination of the “Family Glitch” on employer contribution decisions.
    • Evolution of Employee Benefits Administration & Communications
    • Trends in Ancillary Benefits
    • Latest Compliance Considerations for Employe Benefits

    3:10- 4:10 Trends in Compensation; Brooke Contacos and Jonna Contacos-Sawyer, HR Consultants, Inc.

    4:10- 5:00  Drinks, Snacks and Networking

    Marc A. Cornell, CRPS®
    Vice President, Retirement Plan Client Advisor
    J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    Marc Cornell is a Retirement Plan Client Advisor for J.P. Morgan Asset
    Management based in Columbus, Ohio.
    Marc has been in the retirement plan industry since 2011 and has
    experience in 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 401(a) plans, Defined Benefit
    plans, 457(b) plans, and various Non-Qualified plans. Before he joined
    the firm in 2016, Marc worked as a Retirement Plan Consultant at
    Oswald Financial, Inc. where he led a client management team in the
    delivery of retirement plan solutions and services to plan sponsors
    including fiduciary best practices, investment due diligence, provider &
    plan benchmarking, and plan design consulting. Prior to his career in the
    retirement planning industry, Marc spent some time as a Professional
    Baseball Player pitching for the minor league affiliates of the Texas
    Rangers. Marc has a Bachelor of Science, Sport Management &
    Business Administration from Ohio University and has his Master of
    Business Administration from John Carroll University. He holds Series 7
    & 66 securities licenses as well as Life, Health, and Variable Annuity
    Licenses and has his AIF® and CRPS® designations.

    Christopher DeAndrea is the Director of Retirement Plan Consulting at Webber Advisors. He focuses on delivering results-oriented retirement plan strategies to clients that aim to allow: 1) their employees an opportunity to create a sustainable income in retirement; and 2) the employer to operate their plan efficiently. Specialties: 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), 457(f), and 457 Governmental retirement plans • Sales consults/presentations to prospective clients • Business development strategies • Plan design analysis • Investment benchmarking and analysis • Employee education • Fiduciary Liability Review With more than twelve years of experience in the financial services industry, Christopher has held various positions within PNC Operations and PNC Investments. Most recently Christopher was a Retirement Plan Consultant at Henderson Brothers, an independent and family-owned firm specializing in retirement plan advisory, wealth management services, employee benefits and commercial insurance consulting.
    Christopher graduated from Duquesne University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration.
    Specialized Education: • Securities Registrations*: Series 7 and 66 • Life, accident and health insurance licenses • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
    Christopher resides in North Strabane, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jen, and their two children, Vincent and Lydia.
    Christopher DeAndrea, CPFA®, AIF®
    Director of Retirement Plan Consulting
    Webber Advisors

    Doug Moore, RHU


    Seubert & Associates

     Doug is a Principal with Seubert & Associates in Pittsburgh, PA.  Doug started with Seubert in 1998, becoming a Principal in 2007.  Prior to joining Seubert, Doug held Consultant roles for two different health insurance carriers.

     At Seubert, Doug is responsible for developing relationships with new clients, providing executive leadership on account management activities for existing clients, and guidance of various strategic firm initiatives. 

     Doug is a 1993 graduate of Miami University and holds the professional designation of Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) from the American College.  Doug is a two-time Past President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).


    • November 15, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Blair County Convention Center - 1 Convention Center Dr, Altoona, PA 16602
    • 492

    This presentation will be held at the Blair County Convention Center

    Registration and Presentation Timeline:  

    • Meeting Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Breakfast served during registration
    • Presentation begins at 8:00 AM
    • Presentation ends at 9:30 AM

    Recertification Credits: 

    Topic: Trending Employment Law Practices


      Presenter: Attorney Patrick Fanelli

      Presenter Bio: 

      Along with Ms. Willett, Mr. Fanelli is a founding partner of the Firm. Patrick focuses his practice on helping public and private employers navigate the increasingly regulated landscape of labor and employment law. Every year Pennsylvania school districts and other public entities turn to him for assistance in the collective bargaining process, while a number of others seek his guidance as a general solicitor.

      Patrick serves as the Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association. He has presented at numerous seminars in the field of education law, including the Sam Francis School Law Seminar in Pittsburgh, the Penn State School Study Council Seminar at the Dickinson School of Law, and various seminars and events sponsored by PSBA.

      Patrick served as an Adjunct Professor for Penn State University in the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Labor and Employee Relations where he teaches Employment Law.  He is also served as an Adjunct Professor for Saint Francis University’s Graduate School of Human Resource Management where he taught Labor Law.  He is a regular lecturer for The Lorman Institute.

      His Practice Areas Include: Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, School Law, Municipal Law and Collective Bargaining.

      Patrick is a graduate of Penn State Dickinson School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate, Penn State University earning a Master of Public Administration and BA in Political Science.

      His bar/court admissions include the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the US District Court of Western Pa, and the US Court of Appeals – Third Circuit.

      Patrick is proud to be practicing in the Altoona and Blair County area, where he was born and raised. Patrick and his wife Tiffany, who grew up a short distance away in Martinsburg, now live in Altoona with their five children.  He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family. Patrick also enjoys helping with activities in his church and other community organizations.

      • December 20, 2023
      • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
      • Blair County Convention Center - 1 Convention Center Dr, Altoona, PA 16602

      This event will be held at the Blair County Convention Center

      Registration and Presentation Timeline:  

      • Meeting Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
      • Breakfast served during registration
      • Presentation begins at 8:00 AM
      • Presentation ends at 9:30 AM

      Recertification Credits: 


      Driving Forces – The Power of Understanding Motivators


      Many of us use and understand the DISC Behavioral Science and for good reason. But it is only a part of the equation! DISC tells us HOW we do what we do, but not WHY we do what we do. In this month’s program we’ll discover powerful insights and clarity into why we and our team members do what we do. Once we understand what energizes and stresses our team members, we’ll be better positioned to create a more rewarding work experience, higher engagement, less turnover and more effective teams.

      We’ll look at:

      • Are we matching what the job rewards are and what drives the employee or candidate?
      • What is it that stands in the way of us connecting with certain people?
      • Some of the main root causes of conflict.
      • How we can motivate or de-motivate team members and build engagement.
      • Understand what people really want out of life and their position for performance development, career motivation, coaching and advancement and just plain happiness.
      • Uncover your personal motivators and de-motivators!

      In this workshop, you’ll receive:

      • A personal 12 Driving Forces Assessment giving you 24 pages of results and findings on what drives you and in what order and what you want to avoid!
      • We’ll debrief the reports and learn the science along the way along with our fellow SHRM members.
      • When you register, you’ll receive the link to take your personal assessment two weeks prior to the December 20th program.

      Presenter: John Moore "Moore Power Sales"

      Presenter Bio: 

      After 16 years in sales and sales management, John and his family moved to Central Pennsylvania and founded Moore Power Sales in 1995. He has a strong passion for helping clients avoid the many pitfalls and unnecessary struggles he experienced in the corporate world.

      By powerful and personal evaluations, training and coaching, John helps true professionals access their unique talents and reach higher levels of success in a shorter time.

      John has brought world class strategies to Central Pennsylvania allowing our local companies to have access to powerful help and reinforcement in their back yard which is typically only available to the “big boys.”

      • June 23, 2024
      • June 26, 2024
      • Chicago, IL

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      for SHRM24





      So how is SHRM24 adapting to better fit the needs of HR professionals and businesses in the coming years?

      Virtual access with all full in-person registrations gives you even more flexibility when it comes to how you learn. Two key sessions at the same time? Go to one in person and save the other to watch from the comfort of your own home after the conference is over.

      Last year’s content tracks have been refreshed and expanded for SHRM24. Each track will be filled with relevant sessions from subject matter experts, designed to prepare you for what’s next in HR. Whether you’re hoping to stay up-to-date on the latest in mental health & wellness, or get a better understanding of AI in the workplace, there is a fully customizable learning experience waiting for you.

      It’s never too early to register for SHRM24.














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    Past events

    September 14, 2023 PA SHRM Annual Conference
    September 13, 2023 Updates in Employment Law
    July 21, 2023 PA SHRM Volunteer Leadership Conference
    June 11, 2023 SHRM23 Annual Conference & Expo
    May 18, 2023 "But I Just Hired You". Top Ten Stumbles During the Hiring Process
    May 16, 2023 COVID 19 : Bringing Closure to HR's Most Challenging Time
    May 04, 2023 Blair Chamber Safety Workshop
    April 28, 2023 PA SHRM Legal & Legislative Conference
    April 19, 2023 Legal Update with Mike Wagner
    April 04, 2023 Apprenticeship: A Solution to Retaining Employees in a Tight Labor Market
    March 15, 2023 Introduction to Boundaries in a Post Pandemic Workplace
    February 15, 2023 Why Are Our Employees Leaving?
    February 03, 2023 Invitation to Healthy Workplace Committee Breakfast
    January 18, 2023 Good Leadership is a Team Sport
    December 21, 2022 How to Manage C.H.A.N.G.E.; the change you want, think you want, and don't want professionally and personally
    November 16, 2022 Employment Law Topic: Legal concerns with remote workers
    October 19, 2022 Annual All Day HRMABC Conference
    September 15, 2022 PA SHRM Annual State Conference
    September 07, 2022 Updates in Employment Law
    August 06, 2022 PA SHRM Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference
    June 12, 2022 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo
    May 18, 2022 When COVID has robbed staff of positivity how do you replace it?
    May 04, 2022 Hiring and Retention; The Ins-and-outs in "Today's World" VIRTUAL EVENT
    April 20, 2022 The Emerging Field of Coaching; An HR Perspective
    April 06, 2022 Dealing With Toxicity At Work VIRTUAL EVENT
    March 28, 2022 SHRM Employment Law & Compliance Conference
    March 16, 2022 Navigating Uncertain Times and Strengthening Resilience; How to Help Employee Stay Focused During the Continued Pandemic
    February 16, 2022 Facing New Challenges with a Good Positive Outlook
    January 19, 2022 Workers' Compensation Updates IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL
    December 15, 2021 Updates in Employment Law: All things COVID
    November 17, 2021 Active Shooter and Violence in the Workplace
    November 03, 2021 Professional Ethics: A Preventive Maintenance Approach VIRTUAL EVENT
    October 20, 2021 All Day Conference
    October 06, 2021 FMLA Basics and Beyond VIRTUAL EVENT
    September 15, 2021 Recent Developments in Employment Law
    May 19, 2021 In Strategic HR, Employee Performance Management Comes First VIRTUAL EVENT
    April 21, 2021 Navigating a Multi-generational Workforce: The Secret is in the Sauce -VIRTUAL EVENT
    March 17, 2021 Retention is Key: How to Keep Good Employees - VIRTUAL EVENT
    March 03, 2021 Out of Sight Yet Still Virtually Productive: Effectively Managing Employee Performance During COVID-19 VIRTUAL EVENT
    February 17, 2021 Moving from Training to Transformation: how to make a lasting developmental impact VIRTUAL EVENT
    February 03, 2021 Legal Update: Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic VIRTUAL EVENT
    January 20, 2021 How to Understand and Leverage Your Authentic Culture to Recruit, Engage & Retain Your Workforce VIRTUAL EVENT
    December 16, 2020 Leveraging the Powerful Effects of Body Language in your Work - VIRTUAL EVENT
    November 18, 2020 Legal Update: Regulating Off-Duty Conduct of Employees - Is it Permissible? VIRTUAL EVENT
    October 21, 2020 The ABCs of Diversity and Inclusion - VIRTUAL EVENT
    September 11, 2020 Fall Conference
    July 31, 2020 Annual General Meeting
    April 01, 2020 Spring Gala
    January 15, 2020 Harassment in the Workplace - Legal Review

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