Welcome to our events page.  Please select the member choice if you are a member.  Member pricing is reserved for individual members only.  If you wish to have a colleague from your company join us and that person is not a member, they need to select the non-member ticket.  They cannot come to the meeting in place of you without paying the higher rate.  Please consider having them join so they can take advantage of member pricing!

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online Session

    How to Develop Compensation and Wage Scales

    How does your organization determine how much to pay an employee?  If you aren’t using a compensation or wage scale, you aren’t alone.  Recent surveys show that only 50% of companies have a salary structures in place. 

    This presentation will discuss:

    • why compensation structures are important today
    • the basics of building a structure
    • some best practices for updating and maintaining a compensation/wage scale. 

    Mackenzie Button

    Mackenzie is a seasoned HR professional with experience working with large multinational organizations, as well as family owned businesses in the manufacturing, chemicals, and technology industries. She brings deep HR business partner experience in union, nonunion, division, and corporate environments, as well as expertise in leading HR functions such as compensation, benefits, HR systems, talent management, and recruiting.

    Prior to joining MRA, Mackenzie led total rewards and HR systems for a US entity of an internationally based manufacturing firm.  She has experience with multibillion dollar integrations, as well as smaller merger and acquisition transactions. 

    Mackenzie enjoys getting into the details with member companies to use data to develop strategies that enable businesses to thrive. She has always loved to solve puzzles. Choosing a career in human resources, with an emphasis on data and numbers, has proven to be a fulfilling and challenging profession.    

    SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits have been approved for this event.


    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online Session

    Talent Development and Career Management

    In this session, we will discuss:

    • Leadership problems and why Human Resource leaders spend too much time on performance reviews with little return on investment  
    • Employee problems and why performance reviews aren’t motivating
    • Company problems that lead to low engagement, abundance of turnover and little to no increase in employee performance

    In this session, you will learn how to: 

    • Inspire employees and drive engagement
    • Align personal and company goals
    • Remove the complexities and increase efficiencies

    Our speakers are:

     Andrea Kassees

    Andrea Kassees is Paycor Wisconsin’s leading Major Market Sales Executive. She wears the Paycor brand on her back and is proud to represent the company she works for. Her passion for cultivating relationships and going the extra mile for her clients is palpable. Her favorite thing about Paycor is the consultative approach the organization takes throughout the sales process and beyond. Paycor believes in true long-term partnerships and so does Andrea. Like Christian, Andrea has multiple children, however they all have fur! 2 cats and 1 dog make for a busy and hectic household!

     Christian Tuinstra

    Christian Tuinstra is the Regional Sales Director of the Paycor Wisconsin market. With over 5 Years of Human Capital Management experience, Christian is passionate about client service & doing things the right way. What he loves most about his role is the autonomy & flexibility to run his team how he sees fit. Paycor grants Christian all the tools & resources needed to be successful at his job. Not only does Christian see himself as the CEO of the Paycor Wisconsin market, but he is also the “CEO” of a 3 ½ year old son and a beautiful newborn daughter!

    This event is sponsored by:


    SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits have been approved for this event.


    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online Session

    How to Create a Coaching Culture within your Organization

    Every organization has hidden resources that they aren't using effectively. Think about how much time managers spend trying to help a member of their team with something they themselves don't know much about. How much time do employees stay stuck or unsure of how to proceed because they are doing something new? Now imagine if the employee could connect with anybody in the organization who had the skills they need to keep moving forward. How much time could frontline employees and managers save, while getting the job done faster? That is the power of a coaching culture.
    Jeff will talk about the quickest way to develop a coaching culture: a groundbreaking new approach called self-directed performance coaching. This model, based on his No. 1 National Bestselling book, Get a Coach | Be a Coach, puts the employee in charge of their own learning experience, providing just-in-time, bite-sized, skills-based coaching to keep key projects and initiatives moving. This method has shown to increase employee engagement, build strategic networks that break down organizational silos, and even boost productivity by as much as 88%. You won't want to miss it!

    • After this presentation, attendees should be able to:
    • Identify coaching triggers that should have employees thinking, "Get a Coach"
    • Articulate skills gaps that need attention
    • Understand how to connect team members with those who can provide meaningful coaching
    • Know the core principles of self-directed learning and coaching
    • Begin building a coaching culture within their team or organization


    Jeff Adcock

    Jeff Adcock is a seasoned entrepreneurial business leader who drives exceptional growth in early-stage companies. He has 30 years of leadership in the technology industry with a history of building winning teams that accelerate company growth and value.

    As a thought leader and strategist, Jeff has played key roles in companies that defined market segments in networking, sales AI, SaaS, marketing, and coaching.

    One of the key roles he plays in companies is partnerships and alliances. Jeff has personally built and executed partnerships with Salesforce, HP, Microsoft, and Intel that led to hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue growth and valuation increases to the business in the billions.

    Jeff is the CEO and co-founder of Zero To Ten, a coaching and leadership training company with the first-ever Coaching Community®; service in the industry.

    SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits have been approved for this event.


    • Thursday, August 19, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online Session

    The Conflict Savvy Leader!

    Despite the painful costs of mistrust, 88% of employees report that their supervisor handles conflict poorly. Bridge the gap! Learn a proven, step-by-step process for permanently restoring collaboration between direct reports and other key members of your team. React with confidence when individuals pressure you to take sides and transform attitudes of “us versus them” into a unified search for solutions.

    This session will cover how to: establish ground rules that gain the trust and cooperation of both parties; achieve lasting resolution despite conflicting accounts of the past events and turn the blame into a shared responsibility for the future.

    Leslie Fiorenzo

    Leslie Fiorenzo is the founder of CoachwithLeslie.com, a coaching and training company focused on helping teams work together more effectively and productively.  Using proven tools, she facilitates and energizes teams with key skills to thrive now – even in these unprecedented times.  With a keen interest in organizational effectiveness, she helps organizations eliminate toxicity by creating a drama free workplace.  Understanding the importance of leadership – particularly now – she helps managers and senior leaders become more confident, productive, and fulfilled.

    Leslie has also created the Making Difficult Conversations Easy – 3 Keys to Mastery, a program for business leaders who are you struggling to discuss an important issue with a colleague, customer, direct report, or other equally important individual.

    Leslie’s unique perspective and approach comes from 30 years spent in corporate environments as a human resources professional.  A lifelong learner, she has achieved a number of certifications including a facilitator with Conversational Management, Thera-Rising, IPV Consulting and DISC based learning tools. Her commitment to helping others grow and develop led her to teach human resources, business, and marketing courses as an adjunct faculty member at Davenport University and as an independent consultant with Business Network International.

    Leslie received her bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor College and her master’s in human resource development from Western Michigan University. She is the author of Twenty-One Lessons for Mastering the Difficult Conversation, available on Amazon and online course: The Three P’s to Mastering the Difficult Conversation.

    SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits have been approved for this event.


Past events

Thursday, April 15, 2021 SRKA April Meeting - Communication Across Generations
Thursday, March 18, 2021 SRKA March Meeting - The Yellow Cake Principle: The Recipe for Influence
Thursday, February 18, 2021 SRKA Special February Meeting - Better Workplace, Better World: Employing the Incarcerated
Thursday, February 04, 2021 SRKA February Meeting - How to Obtain Cost and Quality in Healthcare
Thursday, January 21, 2021 SRKA January Meeting - How to Effectively Recruit Veteran Candidates
Thursday, December 17, 2020 SRKA - Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, December 10, 2020 SRKA - Employment Law Update
Thursday, November 19, 2020 SRKA - Courageous Leadership
Thursday, November 05, 2020 SRKA - EEOC Update
Thursday, October 15, 2020 SRKA Annual Membership Meeting: Dealing with Adversity and Change
Thursday, September 17, 2020 SRKA - Essentials of Employee Appreciation and Engagement
Thursday, September 10, 2020 SRKA - Maximizing Networking
Thursday, August 20, 2020 SRKA - Recruitment Strategies to Find Your Next High Performer
Thursday, August 13, 2020 SRKA - Ensuring Financial Wellness for Employees
Thursday, August 06, 2020 SRKA - Reimaging Human Resources into 2021
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 SRKA - Special Event: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Better World and Better Workplace for All
Thursday, July 16, 2020 SRKA Workshop: Book Read - Emotional Intelligence Workshop
Thursday, July 09, 2020 SRKA - Special Event: Impact of COVID–19 on 2020/2021 Compensation Strategies
Thursday, June 18, 2020 SRKA June Session - Creating Visibility and Connectivity For Your Workforce
Thursday, May 21, 2020 SRKA May Session - Cannabis Conundrum: What to Do About Weed at Work
Thursday, April 16, 2020 SRKA April Session - Creating Benefit Packages to Attract and Retain Quality Employees
Thursday, March 19, 2020 SRKA March Breakfast Meeting - The Role of HR in Implementing Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 SRKA Special Event - Part II of The “New” HR Value Proposition
Thursday, February 20, 2020 SRKA February Breakfast Meeting - Discover Your Superpower - Solve Your Workforce Crisis 5 Minutes at a Time
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 SRKA Sip and Paint Event
Thursday, January 16, 2020 SRKA January Lunch Meeting - The “New” HR Value Proposition
Thursday, November 21, 2019 SRKA November Breakfast Meeting - How a Commitment to Inclusiveness and Diversity Creates Economic Growth
Thursday, October 24, 2019 SRKA Annual Membership Meeting and Purpose Driven Engagement
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2019 WI SHRM State Conference Hospitality Condo
Thursday, September 19, 2019 SRKA September Lunch Meeting - Culture of Engagement
Thursday, August 15, 2019 SRKA August Afternoon Event - Emotional Intelligence Workshop
Thursday, July 18, 2019 SRKA July Lunch Meeting - Strategic Benefit Strategies That Work
Thursday, June 20, 2019 SRKA June Breakfast Meeting - Being a Leader Inside a Team
Friday, June 14, 2019 SRKA Goes to the Kingfish Game!
Thursday, May 16, 2019 SRKA Spring Conference - ATTENDEE Registration - Commitment to Excellence
Thursday, May 16, 2019 SRKA Spring Conference - EXHIBITOR Registration Only
Thursday, April 18, 2019 SRKA April Breakfast Meeting - Mental Health in the Workplace
Thursday, March 21, 2019 SRKA March Lunch Meeting - Legal Update - Nothing Stays the Same
Thursday, February 21, 2019 SRKA February Breakfast Meeting -
Thursday, January 17, 2019 SRKA January Lunch Meeting - The Courage To Lead
Thursday, November 15, 2018 SRKA Breakfast Event - Out of the Box Recruitment
Thursday, November 01, 2018 SRKA - Fall New Member Orientation - Open to All Current and Prospective Members
Thursday, October 25, 2018 SRKA Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2018 WI SHRM State Conference Hospitality Suite
Thursday, September 27, 2018 SRKA Special Event - Preparing for the Arrival of Foxconn
Thursday, September 20, 2018 SRKA Breakfast Event - We Can't Talk About That At Work! (and how to do it anyway)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 SRKA Breakfast Event - Barriers to Employment - How Can HR Get Involved?
Thursday, August 16, 2018 SRKA Volunteer Night - Open to All Current and Prospective Chapter Members
Thursday, August 02, 2018 SRKA Goes to the Kingfish Game!
Thursday, July 19, 2018 SRKA Breakfast Event - 9 Compensation Essentials for Your HR Toolkit
Thursday, June 21, 2018 SRKA Event - Being a Strategic Partner in 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018 SRKA Event - 7 Principles of Compassionate Diversity: Building an Organization with Heart
Thursday, April 19, 2018 SRKA Event - Legislative Advocacy on Behalf of the Profession
Thursday, March 29, 2018 New Member Orientation - Open to All Current and Prospective Members
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Surviving An Active Shooter Situation
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Maximizing the Value of Survey Data and Survey Participation with MRA
Thursday, February 15, 2018 SRKA Event - Human Capital Management
Thursday, January 18, 2018 SRKA Event - Legal Update with Mark Goldstein
Thursday, November 16, 2017 SRKA November Breakfast Meeting - Topic of the Aging Workforce
Thursday, October 19, 2017 SRKA Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 WI SHRM State Conference Hospitality Suite
Thursday, September 21, 2017 SRKA September Lunch Meeting - Trends in Compensation, Retirement and Benefits
Thursday, September 14, 2017 SRKA 10th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, August 24, 2017 SRKA August Lunch Meeting - The Hidden Cost of High Deductible Plans
Thursday, July 20, 2017 SRKA Breakfast Meeting - The Importance of a Strong Relationship Between HR and Finance
Thursday, June 15, 2017 SRKA June Breakfast Meeting - Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Work Environment
Thursday, May 18, 2017 SRKA May Lunch Meeting - Successfully Working with Staffing Agencies
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 SRKA Special Afternoon Event - 2 Diversity Topics: LGBTQ Issues and Millennials in the Workplace
Thursday, April 20, 2017 SRKA April Breakfast Meeting - Legal Update with Attorney Mark Goldstein
Thursday, March 16, 2017 SRKA Breakfast Meeting - HR Game Changers – Measure, Manage and Market!
Thursday, February 16, 2017 SRKA Lunch Meeting - Workforce Diversity: The Changing Face of the Workforce
Thursday, January 19, 2017 SRKA January Breakfast Meeting - OSHA Update
Thursday, November 17, 2016 SRKA November Breakfast Meeting - How to Navigate the Change in Employment Law
Thursday, November 03, 2016 SRKA Special Event - How to Give Your Employees C.R.A.P...and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention
Thursday, October 20, 2016 SRKA Annual Membership Meeting - Fair Credit Reporting Act, Background Checks and You

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