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    • 8 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • Lambeau Field

    2022 Fall Study Group Details

    Date: September 8 through December 8, 2022

    Time: 6pm – 8:30pm, Thursday Evenings

    Location: Lambeau Field

    Registration Options:

    • Green Bay or Local SHRM Chapter Member:  $590, In-Person Sessions, SHRM Books & Online Portal
    • Non SHRM Member: $775, In-Person Sessions, SHRM Books & Online Portal
    • No Materials: $150, In-Person Sessions

    **GB SHRM will host the weekly study group with a minimum of 7 registered students**

    SHRM Learning System – Chapter Champion Perks!

    • SHRM PowerPoint slides to guide each weekly session
    • In-class access to SHRM online portal and discussion of exam questions
    • Bonus: SHRM final exam (90 test questions) –only included with purchase of SHRM Books

    **Price comparison to National SHRM price structure and Green Bay study group/material cost does not include SHRM exam fee.

    Register using this link:

    For more information, contact Chris Cohorst by calling 920-569-7351 or sending an e-mail to or Tonya Ouradnik by calling 920-338-6310 or

    Don’t delay! Registration deadline is

    August 21, 2022

    SHRM Certification Resources:

    Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

    Learn more:

    Apply for the exam:

    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 1:45 PM (CDT)
    • Tundra Lodge - 865 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304

    2022 Legal Update

    Half Day w/Breakfast and Lunch

    Featuring our Annual Vendor Fair & Silent Auction
    Wednesday, September 14th

    Tundra Lodge

    7:30am – 1:45pm


    OPENING: General Session - Legal Updates - This opening session will discuss new developments in the law, including new statutes, important court decisions, and regulatory activity over the past year.

    Breakout sessions offered during session 1:

    Advanced Wage and Hour –Is there such a thing as a discretionary bonus?  Get answers to all your difficult FLSA questions (wage/hour class action suits, overtime calculations, work off the clock, etc.)

    1-800-Lawyer – When to call your attorney: Learn how to effectively use legal counsel. 

    Breakout sessions offered during session 2:

    Unlawful Harassment:  Define what makes harassment unlawful, investigations and scenarios. 

    How all Employers are Affected by Labor Laws and How to Minimize Exposure:  Discussion will include helpful tactics to avoid them and minimize your exposure.  

    CLOSING: General Session - Advanced ADA/FMLA/FFCRA – This closing session will tackle more advanced issues under the ADA and FMLA, as well as other leave laws, including overlapping leave obligations, complex employee leave and return to work situations, and some of the more complicated administrative issues resulting from an employer’s obligations under these laws.  

    • ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: We are pleased to announce that we will once again learn from many of our area’s top attorneys including:

    Jodi Arndt Labs – Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

    Jodi counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She works with management and human resource professionals to minimize or prevent legal risk while allowing employers to achieve their business objectives. Jodi has represented employers in a wide variety of forums including proceedings before the Equal Rights Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state and federal courts in Wisconsin. 

    Shane Anderson - Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

    Shane’s practice is employment and labor law and business transactional law. Shane assists with wage and hour matters, post-employment restrictive covenants, contract disputes and employment policies, as well as specific questions arising under federal and state employment law. He also works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, residential and commercial real estate transactions, entity formation and general corporate work. As a business-minded attorney, Shane recognizes that achieving business objectives is the primary goal of most legal transactions. 

    Kurt Goehre – Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

    Kurt’s practice focuses on employment matters, including wage and hour litigation, post-employment restrictive agreements, contract disputes, labor relations, employee benefits, worker's compensation, employment discrimination litigation, and various regulatory compliance issues including, but not limited to, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, NLRA, ADEA, WARN, OSHA, and Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 

    Ross Townsend – Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, S.C.

    Ross specializes in employment law, including disputes under the WI Fair Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADEA, ADA, NLRA, FLSA, and many others. He advises and trains clients regarding ways to minimize or prevent legal risk while simultaneously achieving business objectives. Ross earned his J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School.

    Robert Burns – Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.

    Bob represents employers in labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, non-compete issues, and other sensitive personnel transactions. He also provides advice on a wide variety of school law issues. Bob has his J.D. from Willamette University.

    Tony Steffek – Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.

    Tony assists individuals, business and public sector entities in a wide range of matters. His extensive litigation experience includes representing clients with regard to a wide array of insurance, contractual, construction, and environmental issues. Immediately prior to joining Davis & Kuelthau, Tony practiced in-house with a multinational trucking, transportation, and logistics services company – experience that provides him with a unique understanding of the issues faced by his clients.

    Geoffrey Lacy – Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C. 

    Geoff advises employers on employment law issues, including hiring, discipline and discharge, discrimination defense and policy, FMLA, FLSA, and other areas of employment law. He also provides representation in labor relations, including contract negotiations, grievance processing, and related areas. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to school and municipal law. 

    James Kalny – Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.

    Jim serves as Chair of Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.’s Labor & Employment Team. He offers over 35 years of experience assisting clients in collective bargaining issues from coordinating costing and authorization strategies to interest and grievance arbitrations. Jim advises clients in preventive strategies and provides legal defense in employment law matters such as discrimination and wage laws. In addition, he advises on a broad variety of Municipal Law issues such as planning and redevelopment, public records and open meetings issues, and zoning appeals matters. 

    Aaron McCann – Godfrey & Kahn

    Aaron is an attorney in Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.’s Green Bay office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Aaron’s practice is focused on employment litigation and defending employers’ interests in disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  Aaron also regularly counsels employers through the wide array of legal issues that arise during an employment relationship, including issues relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation practices, internal disciplinary investigations, employer policies, leave and workplace accommodations, and drafting employment, non-compete and separation agreements.

    Abby Tilkens – Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.

    Abby is a member of Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.'s Labor & Employment team and the School and Higher Education practice group in Green Bay. Her practice primarily focuses on counseling education clients in school law and labor and employment issues.  Abby worked as a law clerk for the Department of Public Instruction, where she conducted extensive legal research on educational law issues and assisted the legal department in representing the state superintendent in cases regarding open enrollment, expulsion appeals, the school choice program, and the food and nutrition programs.

    Meeting Schedule

    7:30AM – 8:00AM          Registration and Light Breakfast

    8:00AM – 8:15AM          Welcome and SHRM Business

    8:15 AM – 9:15 AM        General Session – Legal Update -Presented by Abby Tilkens and Shane Anderson

    9:15AM – 9:45AM         Vendor Fair & Silent Auction Bidding 

    9:45AM – 10:45 AM      Breakout Session

    Choose 1:

    Advanced Wage and Hour - Presented by Aaron McCann & Kurt Goehre

    1-800-Lawyer – Presented by Bob Burns and Ross Townsend

    10:45AM – 11:00AM       Silent Auction Bidding

    11:00AM – 12:00PM      Breakout Session II

        Choose 1:

    Unlawful Harassment - Presented by Tony Steffek & Jim Kalny

    How all Employers are Affected by Labor Laws and How to Minimize Exposure – Presented by Geoff Lacy and Jodi Arndt Labs

    12:00PM – 12:30 PM      Lunch and Vendor Fair

    12:30PM – 1:30PM         General Session – Advanced ADA/FMLA- Presented by Geoff Lacy and Jodi Arndt Labs 

    1:30PM – 1:45PM         Pick up your Silent Auction Winning Items

    Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Friday, September 9th at 5:00 PM

    $50 – GB SHRM Member*

    $60 – Guest of GB SHRM Member/Non-Member*

    $25 – SHRM Student Chapter Member


    *NOTE: If you register for this meeting and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the Friday prior to the meeting to receive a refund. Any requests for cancellation after that date will still be charged the meeting fee.   

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14 Jan 2020 Recruiting Marketing Round Table
8 Jan 2020 Your Value Proposition – Identifying and Understanding Your Strengths and Motivations for Leadership - Presented by Rebecca Bratton
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11 Dec 2019 Mental Wellness - Presented by Rebecca Fairman
14 Nov 2019 After Hours Meeting - How to Enhance Employee Engagement to Reinforce Retention
13 Nov 2019 Leading Leaders - Presented by Mike Lee
29 Oct 2019 2nd Strategic Planning Session
3 Oct 2019 October After Hours Meeting - Violence in the Workplace
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11 Sep 2019 GBSHRM Vendor Fair
11 Sep 2019 Annual Legal Update, Silent Auction and Vendor Fair
15 Aug 2019 Strategic Planning Workshop
31 Jul 2019 Scholarship Opportunities!
8 May 2019 Unconscious Bias - Presented by Mohammed Bey
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13 Mar 2019 How to Lead the Way to Picture Perfect Change - Presented by Jonathan Michael Bowman, J.D.
13 Feb 2019 Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders - Presented by Kelly Skenandore-Holtz
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12 Dec 2018 Break From Best Practice - Presented by Alonzo Kelly
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17 Jun 2018 National SHRM 2018 Annual Conference
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