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Becoming A Strategic HR Business Partner - Formerly Beyond the Basics
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Becoming A Strategic HR Business Partner - Formerly Beyond the Basics

11/14/2018 to 11/15/2018
When: November 14 and 15, 2018
8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
1125 Boston Providence Tpke
Norwood, Massachusetts  02062
United States
Contact: Marissa Cammarano
(781) 239-8718

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NEHRA’s Becoming A Strategic HR Business Partner

(formerly Beyond the Basics)

In today’s dynamic business landscape, it is critical to the success of HR professionals to learn and master competencies beyond traditional human resource skills and to ensure HR operations are properly aligned with overall business goals and objectives. 

Join NEHRA for the 2nd level in our Core Programming, and develop your expertise in employee and labor relations, financial acumen, compensation and more.  Participants who complete this course will be able to effectively apply the critical skills and competencies required of today’s HR professionals while having a more meaningful impact not only within their HR team, but throughout the overall organization.


Day One:

8:00 – 8:30: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 – 12:15 Module #1 – Core Compentecies of A HR Business Partner

Matt Powers, Principal (retired), National Grid USA


In this session you will learn the key components of the HR Business Partner role. We will help you discover the skills and competencies needed in order to maximize your impact on any organization. 


12:15 – 1:00: Lunch (included)


1:00 – 4:00: Module #2 – Employee and Labor Relations

Martha Zackin, Esq., Partner, Bello Welsh, LLP


This session will cover the complexities of employee and labor relations as it relates to organizational culture. You’ll learn how to leverage your business acumen to resolve employee issues, while preserving credibility and mitigating organizational risk.


Day Two:

8:00 – 8:30: Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30 – 11:45: Module #3- Compensation

David Weaver, President, Compensation and HR Group


In this session you’ll learn the core aspects of compensation and how to execute a compensation strategy. We will teach you how to navigate and resolve complex compensation issues and ensure equity across your organization.


11:45 – 12:30: Lunch (included)


12:30 – 2:30: Module #4 – Benefit plan design and oversight

Lauren Duffy, Senior Human Resources Consultant, Compensation and HR Group


This session will cover what role you will play in benefit plan design and execution, including leveraging broker relations, cost containment and employee communication.


2:45 – 4:00: Module #5 – Building Financial Acumen

Yariela Brandao, Vice President People Strategy, Consulting Services, Compensation and HR Group


In this session you’ll learn the basics of financial acumen, including how to read financial statements and how to use financial data to influence decisions.


4:00: Program Concludes



$799 Members 
$999 Non-Members (includes one-year NEHRA Membership)


NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.


CEU Credits:

This program has been applied for 13.25 Credit Hours - Modules 1 & 5 Have been approved for Business Credit.


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490 Virginia Road, Suite 32
Concord, MA 01742-2747
Phone: 781-235-2900

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