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December 14, 2017

December 2017 Meeting
December 14, 2017 - December 14, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Union Train Station / Next Level Events
1400 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Honors Luncheon - CAHRA's Annual Event

$25.00 Member (Honors)
$30.00 after 05:00 pm December 12

$30.00 Guest & Non-member (Honors)
$35.00 after 05:00 pm December 12

$0.00 Member wi/Prepaid Meals (Honors)

$10.00 Student (Honors)
$15.00 after 05:00 pm December 12

                               2017 HONORS LUNCHEON

*Please plan to stay to the end of the Awards ceremony - 1:15pm

                                             AGENDA

11:00 am - 11:30 am   Past Presidents Reception & Group Photo
11:00 am - 11:30 am   Registration
11:30 am - 12:00 pm   Lunch
       Welcome 
       Invocation
       Recognition of Past Presidents & Retirees
       Thanks to our sponsor:  Challenger, Gray and Christmas 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Feature presentation, "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance: Trends that Are Shaping a Changing Business Culture" by Dr. Casey Rockwell, Asst. Professor of Marketing and Advertising, UA Little Rock (*bio listed below) 

Presentation description:  
Businesses are looking for the crystal ball to see what is next in an ever-changing legal environment. "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance" will present upcoming trends for 2018 that will impact your business culture. This presentation will include highlights from recent cases, updates on the latest literature, and role play scenarios that will assist you in being on top of your game in human resources. Let's see what's next!  
(To be submitted for HRCI & SHRM Credit)                        

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm   Awards (nomination requirements listed below)

       Kathleen McComber Scholarship Presentation
       Friend of CAHRA Award 
       Rising Star Award
       Russell Gunter  Member of the Year Award

       2017  Board & Officer Awards 
       2018  Board & Officer Recognition

Closing Remarks


Meeting Sponsor:


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Casey Rockwell, Asst. Professor of Marketing and Advertising, UA Little Rock


Education

  • Doctorate of Educational Administration and Supervision. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Juris Doctorate. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Masters in Public Service. Clinton School of Public Service
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education Policy. Hendrix College

 
Licensures/Certifications

  • Licensed Attorney
  • Licensed Civil Mediator
  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Arkansas Teacher Licensure in P-8 Reading, 7-12 Social Studies, 7-12 English
  • Certified Reading Specialist

 
Community Involvement and Leadership

  • Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, President
  • American Association of Justice, Education Subcommittee
  • First generation college student tutor
  • Volunteer with the Little Rock School District for reading initiatives
  • Member of the Arkansas Bar Association
  • Junior League of Little Rock, Chair-Elect of the Non-profit Board Institute
  • Member of Rotary International
  • UALR Bowen School of Law Alumni Board

 
Awards

  • Forbes, “Meet Your Tax Professional”
  • Arkansas Business,20 in their 20s”
  • Arkansas Leader FBI Academy Graduate
  • Fulbright Summer Teacher Exchange, Germany

 


 

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. 


The Central Arkansas Human Resource Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

 



AWARD NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS:

CAHRA is pleased to announce it is accepting nominations for CAHRA's annual awards to be presented during the CAHRA Annual Honors Luncheon, December 14, 2017.  Please submit your nominations for the following awards:

  • Russell Gunter Member of the Year Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Friend of CAHRA Award
  • Legislative Advocacy Award


Please read these requirements carefully. Submit names and information requested for award recognition by e-mailing nominations@cahra.net. All submissions will be reviewed by the Recognition and Nominating Committee, led by Immediate Past President, Chanta Wells, PHR, SHRM-CP. All award submissions must be submitted by November 17, 2017 in order to be considered.

Russell Gunter Member of the Year Award

I. Purpose
The purpose is to recognize service to the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA) in the field of Human Resources Management.  This person has given many years of service to the association and profession.  They are a “go to” person for the association and fellow members.

II. Requirements
Must be a voting member of the Association. Must have been engaged in the field of human resources management for at least five years. Must have made significant contributions to the CAHRA. Must have demonstrated a high degree of competency and professionalism to his/her employer.

For person being nominated, please include:

1. *Chapter Involvement (Describe how member has been involved with our Chapter)
2. Leadership (List ways member has served as leader in CAHRA, i.e. Offices, Committee Chairs, Committees, etc.)
3. *Contributions to CAHRA (Describe the contributions member has made to CAHRA and the Human Resource profession)
4. Community Involvement (Explain how this member has been involved with community activities)
5. Additional comments and reasons for nominating this member.

Rising Star Award

I. Purpose
The purpose is to give special recognition to a new member who has actively demonstrated their support of the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA)  and our HR profession.

II. Requirements
Must have been a member of CAHRA for no more than eighteen (18) months and have demonstrated dedication to the association.

For person being nominated, please include:

1. *Chapter Involvement (Describe how member has been involved with our Chapter)
2. Leadership (List ways member has served as leader in CAHRA, i.e. Offices, Committee Chairs, Committees, etc.)
3. *Contributions to CAHRA (Describe the contributions member has made to CAHRA and the Human Resource profession)
4. Community Involvement (Explain how this member has been involved with community activities)
5. Additional comments and reasons for nominating this member.

Friend of CAHRA Award

I.    Purpose
The purpose is to recognize member companies that have shown an interest in promoting the association and in helping CAHRA advance the profession.

II.    Requirements

  • The company must have a representative member in CAHRA
  • The company must show the extent of their support to maintain and encourage participation in human resources management.
  • The company must show the extent of their support for CAHRA (Ex: chapter officers, committee members, facilities, conferences, sponsorship etc.)

For Person/Organization being nominated, please include:

1. *Chapter Involvement (Describe how company has supported and been involved with CAHRA)
2. Leadership (List employees that are members of nominated company and how they have served as leader in CAHRA, i.e. Offices, Committee Chairs, Committees, etc.)
3. Contributions to CAHRA (Describe the contributions company has made to CAHRA and the Human Resource profession, i.e. facilities, conferences, sponsorship, donations, etc.)
4. Additional comments and reasons for nominating this company.

Legislative Advocacy Award

I. Purpose
The purpose is to recognize service to the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association with outstanding contributions of time and effort in local, state, or federal legislative advocacy on behalf of the Human Resources profession.

II. Requirements
Must be a voting member of the Association. Must have been engaged in the field of human resources management for at least three years. Must have made significant contributions in local, state, or federal legislative advocacy on behalf of the Human Resources profession. Must have participated in committees, task forces, or work groups involving legislation, inspiring members who are learning how to increase their legislative advocacy skills, and promote improved understanding of the importance of legislative advocacy and activities on behalf of the Human Resources profession.

For Person being nominated, please include:

1. *Legislative committees, promotions, inspiration (Describe how member has been involved with Human Resources legislation efforts)
2.   Leadership within Legislation areas (List ways member has served as leader in CAHRA, i.e. Offices, Committee Chairs, Committees, etc.)
3. *Contributions to CAHRA (Describe the contributions member has made to CAHRA and the legislation efforts of the Human Resource profession)
4.  *Community Involvement (Explain how this member has been involved with community legislative activities)
5.   Additional comments and reasons for nominating this member

If you have any questions, please contact Chanta Wells, PHR, SHRM-CP at nominations@cahra.net.  Thank you for the submissions and we look forward to seeing you at the Honors Luncheon.

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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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1400 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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