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Upcoming meetings and events are available below. Event registration can be completed online or by contacting secretary@westbranchhr.org.

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All topics will be submitted for HRCI credits, so don't miss out!

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    It's All About Culture Presented by Kim Nash - Owner of THriv  (webinar link send 2 days prior to meeting)

    Culture is important because it is the shared values that shapes the behavior in our organizations. Culture defines everything in an organization beginning with those who are hired, how we conduct business, make decisions, and treat others.  Culture is integrated into the business strategy. What is your organization's culture, and does everyone within your organization have the same perception? If not, how do you get there? 

    Kim's presentaton will focus on the following topics:

    • Defining Culture – we will explore various organizations’ cultures
    • Culture Myths – we will discuss various myths about cultures and how to break those myths
    • Culture Truths – we will focus on truths about culture that we can incorporate into our organizations
    • Identifying Culture – we will look at how culture is defined in our organizations, what is our EVP?
    •  Advancing Culture – we will identify how we can move our organizations to a well-defined and well communicated culture which includes creating a cultural vocabulary and avoiding cultural drift.
    • Culture Lens – we will practice making a variety of business decisions looking through the cultural lens of integrity.

    Learning Objectives:

    •  Attendees will learn how to determine if there are gaps between the current culture and the desired culture, and how to fill those gaps.
    • Attendees will learn the importance of why culture is more than just writing a statement and hanging it on a wall; culture and business strategy are intertwined.
    • Attendees will learn how to advance the culture and to avoid cultural drift.
    • Attendees will learn about cultural myths and truths.
    • Through practical examples, attendees will see how business decisions should be made through the cultural lens. 

    In 2017, after a 30 year career in human resources, Kim founded her company, THriv, to accompany leaders on their professional growth journey to achieve successful results.  She serves leaders through coaching, teaching, and public speaking.  Kim partners with organizations to provide a variety of business consulting, training & development, compliance management, and human resource related services.  Additionally, she delivers a variety of presentations for organizations.

    Kim also serves as a part-time instructor for Villanova University, Temple University, Pace University, and George Mason University teaching the SHRM HR Essentials and Professional Human Resource Management courses for human resource professionals.

    Kim holds the SHRM-SCP certification through the Society of Human Resource Management, the SPHR certification through HR Certification Institute, the Compensation Management Specialist designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, and has completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program to teach, coach, train, and speak.

    Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a Past President of the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA.  She is a graduate of York College of PA with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Education, and holds an MBA/Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix.


    • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

    Presentation Details To Follow

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • (EST)

    Details To Follow

    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • 800 Country Club Drive, Williamsport, PA

    Leader's 7; the 7 Languages employee want, need, and benefit most from hearing from their leaders to impact motivation, inspiration, increased production, and a positive culture!

    Attendees will learn:  The Definition of Leadership, The 5 Types of Employees, The 7 Languages of Employees, How to speak the 7 in casual times and in those dreaded "Tough Conversations".

    Presented by:  Andre Young, Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC

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