GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

August 14, 2018
Alliant Energy Center


Session 1:  Evidence-Based Human Resource Management


Session 2:  Understanding Advanced Issues in FMLA Administration

Presented By:   Robert J. Greene, PhD, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP

  Presented by:  Jennifer Mirus, Boardman & Clark Law Firm

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Session 1:  Evidence-Based Human Resource Management 

Session 2:  Understanding Advanced Issues in FMLA Administration

Evidence-based management has become recognized as the preferred approach to decision-making.  Opinions, experience and intuition still play a role but relevant evidence has become the preferred basis upon which organizations choose to make critical decisions.  Marketing and Finance have evolved through the use of research, analytics and the scientific method.  HR has begun to incorporate talent analytics into strategy formulation as well.  New approaches such as scenario-based workforce planning, hypothesis formulation and testing and artificial intelligence require new skills and knowledge and HR professionals need to “up their game” in order to use them well.  This session will explore how evidence is acquired, analyzed and applied in talent management.

Learning objectives:
  • Know about the sources of evidence relevant to talent management,
  • Be able to analyze and apply research and analytics using technology,
  • Understand how to integrate evidence with personal knowledge and experience to formulate recommendations relating to talent management strategy. 
The federal and Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Acts continue to be two of the most complicated laws to effectively administer in workplaces.  This program will walk through scenarios that raise some of the most difficult issues under the FMLA laws.  You will leave with a clearer understanding of proper steps to take and steps to avoid in handling your most challenging FMLA situations.

Participants will learn:
  • Key steps in effectively managing chronic intermittent leaves
  • What questions to ask yourself with every leave request
  • Best practices to address certification forms   
Robert J. Greene, PhD, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP is the CEO of the consultancy Reward Systems, Inc. and a faculty member for DePaul U. in their MSHR and MBA programs.  Bob was a principal designer of the SPHR/PHR certification programs for SHRM and the CCP and GRP certification programs for World at Work. He has published three books and over 100 articles and book chapters.  He specializes in HR strategy, cultural assessment, workforce planning, rewards management and performance management and was the first recipient of the Keystone Award for attaining the highest level of excellence in the field.
Jennifer S. Mirus is the Co-Chairperson of the Labor & Employment team at Boardman & Clark.  Jennifer has been practicing employment law in Madison for over 22 years.  Jennifer represents employers in all aspects of employment relations, including hiring, discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, and harassment.  Jennifer also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks.  Jennifer’s experience also includes conducting workplace investigations and human resources and management trainings for clients of all sizes.  
Jennifer is a proud UW-Madison alum (both undergraduate and law school) and loves calling Madison home.  She is a sought out speaker for human resources groups and is a member of Boardman & Clark’s Executive Committee.  Jennifer spends her free time reading and soaking up chlorine at her three daughters’ swim meets. 
  • Registration
7:30am to 11:00am
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2 
10:15am to 12:15pm

  • GMA SHRM Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.
  • Student Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.  
  • Guest / Nonmember
$35 each session   -   $70 both sessions
  • Guest Grant Registration

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GMA SHRM has a limited number of Professional Grants available for potential members to attend one Professional Development Summit at no cost. 

If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link.  We would love to have you join us! 




Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

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For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons    Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.