Thursday, March 24, 2011

Social Media Legal Implications Breakout Session on April 1

Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace During the Central Iowa ASTD and CISHRM combined event on April 1, Mark Hudson ( will present on the legal implications of social media. Mark Hudson is a vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Mark's work focuses on labor and employment compliance and counseling (including personnel policies and decisions, workplace investigations, affirmative action program compliance, wage and hour advice, and general employment counseling), labor and employment litigation (including equal opportunity, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment and defense of employment-related claims), and fair housing litigation and compliance. Mark’s breakout session will explore the legal aspects of social tools in the workplace. From Facebook to FMLA, Mark will share his professional insight about the cases that are defining how the law looks at the media landscape. Register for the event at //

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Creative Leader Breakout Session for April 1, 2011 Event

The Creative Leader – What To Do When the Way’s Not Clear

Presented by Mike Wagner (

Skilled speaker, facilitator, business leadership consultant for more than 30 years, Mike Wagner is founder and CEO of White Rabbit Group, a nationwide consulting firm specializing in building effective leadership and unique brands. Mike specializes in identifying organizations’ “sticking points” and implementing changes to get them “unstuck” so they can break through to the next level.

Mike’s breakout will introduce the strategic importance of “creativity” as a leadership competency. Participants will be taught two mental models that support creative leaders in their work. Deeply ingrained assumptions and generalizations regarding how leaders approach their role will be examined. Skills and resources will be shared for attendees to use and apply as part of their practice as HR professionals.

Register for the entire morning event on

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Putting Social Capital to Work

Date: April 1
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: DMACC Campus, Bldg. 7
Cost: $25-$35
Attendance: Live in Person or Live Stream via your computer – your choice!

The Central Iowa chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (CISHRM) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) have joined forces to sponsor a 1/2 day workshop exploring the topic of Social Capital. The keynote is being presented by Talent Anarchy (Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen)

"It's not what you know, but who you know that matters." That's how people describe the power of relationships in our personal and professional lives. Learn why it's never been more important to have a strong network of relationships and how to go create one. This session will break down how networks and relationships work and share the "Laws of Connection" that will empower you to create the network you need to be successful.

Central Keynote - 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Breakout #1 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Breakout #2 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
*Refreshments are included in registration

To register: