GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

November 12, 2019
Alliant Energy Center


Session 1:  Working Through Recent Legal Developments: Workplace Law in Action


Session 2:  Civilian Response to Active Shooter (CRASE) Training    

Presented By:  Brian Goodman, Attorney, BoardmanClark LLP

  Presented by:  Officer Carrie Hemming, Madison Police Department

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Session 1

HR professionals are challenged to keep up with ever-changing employment laws that are constantly impacting the ever-changing modern workplace. This presentation should help you identify the legal issues that will have the greatest consequences for employers in 2019 and into 2020. 
This presentation will keep you updated on the recent developments and provide you with the opportunity to evaluate real cases and hypothetical fact patterns.  Anyone can read the law; the goal of this presentation is to help you learn what to do when faced with real situations where the law interacts with your workplace.
The program will highlight:
  1. New statutes, regulations, and case law. 
  2. Changes in administrative enforcement at state and national levels.
  3. Continuing trends in:
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Discrimination law
  • Workplace harassment
  • Leaves of absence (including ADA and FMLA issues)
  • Unemployment compensation
Participants will learn:
  • Key recent changes in the law
  • How recent cases have established trends in key areas of the law
  • How to apply the changes in the law to their workplaces

Session 2

It is unfortunate that sudden violence perpetrated by an individual bent on killing innocent people is a reality in modern American communities. The good news is the likelihood of finding yourself under fire by an active shooter is roughly equivalent to being struck by lightning. However, as you can lessen your chances of being struck by lightning, there are simple things you can do to respond effectively if you ever find yourself in this unthinkable situation. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class is a statistically based training program for all members of the Madison community interested in demystifying these frightening events. The training will include: A statistical breakdown of active shooter events, historical case studies & behavioral tools to maximize your chances of survival, table-top scenario discussions & Q&A session w/MPD active shooter experts.

Participants will learn:
  • Tools to reduce the effects of the stress response
  • Important facts regarding past active shooter events
  • How to improve their chance of survival in an active shooter event.
Brian Goodman is an attorney and a member of the school law and labor and employment practice groups of BoardmanClark LLP. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Goodman was a music teacher in Illinois and received his Master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University. He uses his experience as an educator to assist school districts and employers on a wide range of legal issues and is a frequent presenter on education and employment law matters. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Goodman currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management as the Vice President of Programming.

Carrie Hemming has been a police officer for the past 25 years, currently working for Madison Police Dept. She has worked in patrol services, on the Central Community Policing Team/Neighborhood Resource Officer, and as a Traffic Crash Specialist. In addition to being a police officer, Carrie is firefighter/paramedic currently volunteering with Waunakee Area EMS. She is trained as a Tactical Medic and is also a Registered Nurse. Carrie is an instructor for ALERRT’s Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events and Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events, as well as being an instructor for firearms, tactical medicine, emergency driving, and professional communications. 
  • 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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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.