August 2017 Print

Welcome New Members


Matthew  Cesare

TE Connectivity

Elizabeth  Groff

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Christina M Schmitt

EK Services Inc

Sasha  Tinninis

Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.

Jenni M Wenhold

Pennsylvania Medical Society


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Networking Events

Enjoy live music on the best deck in the area!  Join your fellow HRP Members on The Pride of the Susquehanna Thursday, September 14th to network and enjoy the beauty of the Susquehanna River while relaxing to live Jazz music performed by musicians. 

The boat is docked for Happy Hour:  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  The music continues on a 1-Hour Sunset Cruise:  7:30pm - 8:30pm.

FREE for members. Guest $15.  You must register for this event so we can purchase you a ticket.  Please visit our website and register ASAP as this tends to sell out. 

SHRM Foundation will be raffling off a FREE HRP Fall Conference Registration! 




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Calendar of Events

New Member Orientation

August 16, 2017

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

This event is open to all members, whether you recently joined our chapter or just haven't been able to connect with us yet, this is an informative session where you will:

- Learn more about our chapter

- Hear about the benefits of SHRM membership

- Be inspired to volunteer your time

- Get to network with other dynamic HR professionals

Have your video camera turned on and join us for our first ever virtual New Member Orientation!  Information will be provided once you register.


Lunch & Learn

Fail-Safe Leadership

August 17, 2017

11AM - 1PM


PA Med Center
777 East Park Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17111

Speaker:  Patrick Conlon, President of The Conlon Group, founded in 2011. Prior to founding his company, Patrick was the Operations Executive in the manufacturing sector. He has a tenured background in business transformations and start-ups. He is an expert in facilitating communications, interpersonal skills, decisiveness and negotiating for all levels of management and leadership.

 Working with management and staff at all levels of an organization, Patrick has facilitated the development of strategic and business plans, implemented mechanisms to improve cycle time and internal communications, and has groomed managers, supervisors, and leaders for their new and diverse roles.

Summary of Presentation:

We will be discussing the concepts shared in the book, Fail-Safe Leadership, which challenges the assumption that all leaders are great leaders by virtue of their position - they MUST have exhibited some kind of Leadership qualities to get there, right?  Not right, as we’ll see. This is more than just an informational session. We’re going to develop some specific action steps that you can take in order to move your organization (or yourself) to the next level.

This program has been approved by SHRM and HRCI for 1.5 Business credits.  Lunch will be provided for those registering prior to August 11th.

Register Here


Chapter Meeting

Strategic Planning: Making it Fun and Engaging!

August 22, 2017

7:30 - 9:30 AM


7:30AM - Networking

8:00AM - Announcements and Board Reports


Dixon University Center
2986 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

This month we feature another dynamic speaker with a wealth of C-suite strategic planning experience.  This speaker will provide us with tools and methods to make this critical component of responsible organizational leadership both fun and engaging.  Wouldn't it be nice if your staff truly wanted to help with the strategic planning process?

Our Speaker will be Kent Frese, Ph.D.,
Managing Partner,Principal Team LMI

Kent is a creative problem solver providing organization development consulting, including leadership development, coaching, business planning and recruiting. The focus is to bring fresh ideas and best practices to solve problems and improve performance.

He is a recognized expert in organizational development and talent management, with over 25 years of practical experience in leadership and development. Additionally, he specializes in the design of organizational continuity programs, leadership development, and succession strategies for executives and business owners.

Our sponsor for this meeting with be:

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Thank you to last month's chapter meeting sponsor, JFC.  The JFC Staffing Companies are in the business of connecting employers with employees to facilitate organizational and individual growth! Call JFC today at 888-JFC-JOBS and find out what Central Pa's employment experts can do for you.







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HRP Gram Sponsor

Don't forget to view the attachment to this HRP Gram for more information from this month's sponsor:



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