HR Nonprofit Peer Group
The HR nonprofit peer group serves nonprofit human resources professional in the Central Indiana area. The group aspires to be a community resource that provides education and networking opportunities and are free of charge.
Meetings are hosted every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) on the third Thursday from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Locations vary for each meeting, usually in a meeting room of an area nonprofit or at a sponsor’s location. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 8:15 a.m. to enjoy peer networking.
We realize that being the HR leader can be a lonely position due to the role’s confidential nature. Many attendees have found the HR peer group to be a safe place to share, seek advice or simply vent the day’s frustrations. We also have a private LinkedIn group for you to join to start conversation in between meeting times.
We know your time is valuable. So we seek to make the professional development material as relevant as possible. Topics generally are related to the trends in the workplace. Meetings feature an outside speaker or a panel discussion with peers.
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HR in the C-Suite
On May 18 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Castleton Park (6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 115, Enter door closest to the highway.) Join Nancy Ahlrichs, chief talent officer at United Way of Central Indiana, on partnering with C-Suite peers on how to use people and talent as a strategy.
About the presenter
As the chief talent officer at United Way of Central Indiana, Nancy is responsible for HR and diversity efforts with a special focus on talent strategy alignment to business strategy. She spent four years at leadership consulting firm, FlashPoint, to help clients identify, diagnose, and solve leadership issues. Nancy is a frequently a speaker on employee engagement, culture change, generational communication, and productivity.
Next generation recruiting
(March 16, 2017) In this presentation, participants will learn about next generation recruitment methods, including sourcing, interviewing, and onboarding. A discussion will take place reviewing current recruitment/sourcing statistics, top candidate sourcing tools, behavior-based and structured interview methods, and onboarding as part of an effective recruitment process. Participants will learn how to acquire top talent by utilizing the information presented in this session.
Understanding these key elements will allow participants to develop and/or sharpen their skills in developing strategies to acquire top talent and to align their recruitment processes with best practices. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement these practices at their workplace to improve effectiveness.
A Systematice Approach to Workforce Engagement
(January 19, 2017) Kurt Schoch, a performance improvement consultant and coach, shared models and approaches for employee engagement as successfully implemented by organizations, nonprofit and others, recognized as role model organizations by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. He will also shared how these organizations segment engagement efforts by various workforce groups and how they measure the results of employee engagement efforts.
Workforce Engagement Presentation Notes
Employee Engagement vs Employee Satisfaction White Paper
Learn more about Baldrige Excellence Framework at www.nist.gov/baldrige
Kurt Schoch, Performance Improvement Consulting
Madame Walker Theatre Center
Building a non-profit employee engagement strategy for 2020
(November 17, 2016) 2020 is only four short years away, and new technology trends are continually launching that have the power to drastically affect your business model, as well as how you communicate with and engage employees. In this session, get “20/20” vision into the tools that will make or break your success in the new decade. Adam Weber, VP of Sales and co-founder of Emplify, and Kim Ringham, Director of HR for Indiana Donor Network, walked us through how to create a documented employee engagement strategy that tackles some of the biggest problems nonprofits face such as onboarding, retention, adaptability, and alignment.
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Technology & Engagement presentation
Case Study at Indiana Donor Network
Making the DOL regulation transition: Tips and advice from local nonprofits
(September 15, 2016) This candid conversation included a panel of five nonprofit HR leaders, from small to large organizations, who discussed the challenges their organization faced financially, as well as, how employee morale was affected. Facilitated by attorney Zac Kester of Charitable Allies.
How to build a performance-based culture
(July 21, 2016) If a nonprofit wants to continue to exist, it has to perform and report outcomes to its funders and stockholders. Creating such an environment is difficult when you are understaffed and wages are low. Jeremy York, from Synergy, explored how to create a results-oriented environment.
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Performance Based Culture presentation notes