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Society For Human Resource Management of Tompkins County’s

Annual Conference
Emerson Suites, Ithaca College
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
8:00 am—4:30 pm

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2007 Membership Meetings & Events
January 16, 2007: Strategically Working with Organizational Leadership, Robert Rich, ILR Cooperative Extension
Topic Detail and Format:
  • Core Components of a Strategy
  • HR as an Invisible Organizational Asset
  • Establishing Value Creation Aspect of HR
  • Competency Value Model for HR


  • How HR can earn a seat at the table.
  • How HR practitioners can frame information in a way that organizational leadership understands.
  • Demystifying the Competency Values Model.
  • Participants will identify an action they can move forward within their organizations and create a strategy to partner with the organizational leadership.

Robert Rich is a Senior Extension Associate at Programs for Emplyment and Workplace Systems where he is also Director of the Cornell Job Retention and Expansion Program.  He works in both the public and private sector in organizational change and development based on principles of Participatory Action Research.  His area of specialty is design and facilitation of large and small group processes, including Search Conferences.  He has recently developed a participatory work environment assessment process to adress diversity and inclusion issues among others.  Recent clients are Hobart William Smith Colleges, the City of Ithaca, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He holds a BA from SUNY Geneseo and is a candidate for the Masters of Professional Studies at Cornell University.   This program was approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours.

February 8, 2007: Corning Incorporated, An Approach to Metrics. Steve Capper, Corning Inc. 

This presentation will provide an overview of Corning Incorporated, including Corning HR, metrics, examples and sources.  Specifically, Mr. Capper will cover efficiency and effectiveness metrics, generating meaningful data, as well as illustrating "how to" create and manage metrics.  A question and answer session will follow presentation.   This program was approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours.

*NEW DATE* March 8, 2007: Making the Case for Work/Life Programs:  For our Organizations, and for Ourselves, by Dayna Fellows.  This program was approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007: Labor Unions 101 in NYS.  Michael Sciotti of Hancock & Eastabrook, LLP, will address negotiation and management of collective bargaining agreements.

May 23, 2007: Save the date! SHRMTC will once again sponsor a one-day conference at Ithaca College.  Plan to join us! 

Volunteers are needed and any member is welcome to join the planning committee.  Please contact Barb Policay, Conference Chair, to volunteer at [email protected].

June 2007: Finance 201  How to show that HR progams DO affect the bottom line -- and show the numbers. 

Expected topics discussed will be:

  • How wellness programs reduce health care costs, absenteeism
  • How targeted recruiting efforts affect turnover costs
  • How flextime/place reduces absenteeism and increases productivity
  • How this shows up on profit/loss statements!

July/August 2007:  SHRMTC Break - Members are encouraged to attend :

2007 NYS SHRM State Conference & Exhibition
July 22 - 24, 2007
Turning Stone Casino & Resort
Details to follow.

September 2007: Adult and Workplace Learning:  Challenging Your Practices and Beliefs.

October 2007: Life Quality Conference Speaker, in partnership with Cornell University.

November 15, 2007: Annual Meeting and Legal Update.  Peter A. Jones from Bond, Schoeneck & King.

December 2007 - TBD: Networking Meeting and SHRM Foundation Silent Action

January 16, 2007 Reading: Impact of HRM on Organizational Performance

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