Welcome to the TAHRA website!
The Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and advancing the human resource profession. TAHRA is a local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). We are a dynamic, growing chapter that has received SHRM's Superior Merit Award for outstanding chapter achievement. We are governed by a constitution that is available for your review.
The purpose of the Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA) is to promote the enlightened practice of the Human Resources discipline, to enhance the professional and personal development of individuals engaged in the practice of human resources, and to provide occasions for the interchange of ideas and information among those who are members of the organization.
Message from the President
Hello to all Toledo Area Human Resources Association Members and Guests!
Spring is here and we look forward to continuing our educational programming along with networking and fun at our meetings and other events.
2014 April - Diversity Conference
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us Thursday, April 24th for the Diversity Conference: “Building Bridges Not Barriers.” Scott Warrick will be presenting on “Tolerance & Acceptance.” Will Sherry will be presenting on “Identity Acceptance.”
This event is an afternoon event from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is at The Pinnacle.
The Platinum Sponsor of this event is Premier Wealth Management Group.
The Gold Sponsor of this event is Eastman & Smith, LTD.
The Silver Sponsors are Hylant Group, V&A Risk Services, and The Employer's Association
Scott Warrick, JD, MLHR, CEQC...Scott is a nationally Certified Emotional Intelligence Counselor and Diversity/Tolerance presenter who travels the country to not only inform clients of the changes in Employment Law, but to also bring their departments into compliance … AND KEEP THEM THERE! You won’t want to miss his presentation of “Tolerance vs. Acceptance”
Will Sherry, LLMSW...Will is a student affairs social worker, currently serving as the Associate Director for the University of Michigan Spectrum Center—a unit within the division of Student Life charged with serving all students through a framework of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. As Associate Director, Will focuses on the visioning and operation of the center, supervision of staff and graduate interns, and participation in divisional diversity initiatives
Sarah E. Pawlicki, Esq., SPHR…. Sarah is a member of Eastman & Smith Ltd. and has experience counseling employers in all areas of labor and employment law including collective bargaining and grievance issues, FMLA, ADA, Title VII and the ADEA. She also represents employers in employment discrimination and workers' compensation matters before administrative agencies, including the OCRC, EEOC and the Industrial Commission of Ohio. You are assured to enjoy her presentation regarding “Employer Responsibilities with a LGBT Workforce”.
May 2014 General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Join us on Tuesday, May 13th as we celebrate Human Resources with the 2014 HR Excellence Award. An award will be given to one small organization and one large organization for their outstanding work in Human Resources.Also at this meeting we will hear Paul Meshanko speak about Employee Engagement.
This meeting is sponsored by CIC.
The Rise and Shine Breakfast Sponsor is Bugbee & Conkle.
This award is sponsored by Randstad Engineering, The University of Toledo, TAHRA and The Employers' Association.
Click HERE For Paul Meshanko's Bio
The Respect Effect, How Brain Science Is Helping to Shape Work Cultures of Tomorrow
In this keynote session, Paul Meshanko, president and CEO of Legacy Business Cultures and author of The Respect Effect will be presenting concepts and research focused on improving the culture in organizations. Meshanko’s research indicates that employees who engage in respectful behavior are more likely to have higher job satisfaction, better physical health, greater customer satisfaction and less stress, which carries over to the organization’s increase in productivity and resiliency. The presentation will also address individual change as it relates to brain function and the neuroscience behind the behaviors. Meshanko will give an in-depth training module on the brain’s chemical interactions and tools for developing new self-image and respectful interactions.
1 - Given the pressure of the workplace, Paul Meshanko provides a practical Action Plan to develop the transformational power of respect in the workplace that can be used in training to help individuals get on track and stay on track.
2 - Participants will receive insights on Building a Corporate Culture using the 12 rules of respect to powerfully communicate respectfully in any situation. These building tools, along with the 12 rules, will lay the foundation for positive organization behavior changes.
3 - The value and science behind Neuroleadership. This objective will explore the concept that the job of any manager or leader is to help those that report to them do their very best work.
4 - Developing the Blueprint for Respectful Organizations by using consensus for taking action, mapping, invitation and cultivation reinforcement. This will be a key objective in how organizations can be strategic and utilize daily tactics to increase respect with productivity, profitability and resilience.
Note: All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying by check or at the door. Members and guests must register online and can mail check payment or pay at-the-door. To pay at-the-door, ENTER and APPLY the TAHRA Promo Code: PAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.
2014 Jim Vassar Memorial Golf Outing
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Friday, August 8th at Beford Hills Golf Course for the Jim Vassar Memorial Golf Outing.
If you were part of the fun last year, you know that we hosted a record number of golfers and had the 1st ever hole-in-one car giveaway!!! There were lots of winners for the numerous contests including longest drive, closest to the Pin, Longest Putt and everyone was treated to a special gift as they arrived back at the clubhouse for a wonderful steak dinner. In addition, a fabulous selection of silent auction gifts were available for golfers to bid on including golf package giveaways.
Join in on the fun for 2014 and register your team for the golf outing. Individuals who do not have a foursome group will be assigned to a team. Registration deadline is August 1 but everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rates which end July 18.
For questions about the golf event or to inquire about company sponsorship opportunities contact TAHRA Networking Chairperson Jill Kopanis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship information can also be found on our "sponsor" tab at the top of this website.
September 2014 General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Tuesday, September 9th for our general membership meeting as Larry King speaks to us on Employers Rights and Responsibilties under USERRA. This meeting is sponsored by Herzing University and the Rise & Shine Breakfast is sponsored by Eastman & Smith LTD.
2014 Toledo Area Human Resources Conference
Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Thursday, November 6th for the Toledo Human Resources Association Confernece. This event is takes place by the joint effort of The Employers Association adn TAHRA.
December 2014 General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Wednesday, December 10th for our general memberhsip meeting. At this meeting the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Silent Auction will take place. Some great items will be auctioned off to help support SHRM and the great things SHRM does. This general membership meeting is a lunch meeting and will start at 11:00 a.m. Our speaker will provide us a legislative update.