The Human Resource Association of Central Oregon
(SHRM Chapter 310)
HRACO is a member organization for Human Resource professionals and a local chapter affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Our mission is to provide opportunities for education, networking and community connection to Human Resource practitioners in Central Oregon.
We offer individuals in the Human Resources occupation opportunities for skills enhancement as well as tools to obtain certification as professionals in the field of HR. We meet the third Wednesday of each month and have speakers on various HR-related topics. See our Calendar of Events for more information.
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February 2017 Chapter Meeting
Using Workplace Investigations to Improve Culture & Drive Employee Engagement
Studies have found that employee disengagement is a result of a lack of trust, fairness and respect in the workplace. Conflict in the workplace is inevitable as people have different thoughts & opinions. To have trust in their employers, employees must know that they can report conflict, have it investigated and have appropriate action take place for resolution.
Workplace investigations don’t have to be scary and chaotic or costly and time consuming. An investigation should be a business process used to determine the facts of a conflict situation used towards a productive resolution, resulting in better understanding of others, improved solution to problems & challenges and major innovation. We will:
- Hear your input on what you fear most about conducting investigation, and
- Break-out in group discussions on ideas of how to begin resetting the mindset of employees and managers on the investigation process.
Speaker Dana Barbato, SPHR, SCP
Dana Barbato has spent over 25 years working to tame the chaos in the human side of human resources. With a strong belief in respectful employee relations, strong leadership and consistent practices, she has proven in her HR roles that accountability=trust=engagement. These beliefs caused Dana to step out of her HR career and create InvestiPro, the first fully-automated workplace investigation platform that ensures a respectful, compliant and consistent process.
Dana’s diverse HR background includes Generalist through Director roles in industries that span from a ski resort, to a public entity, a medical device manufacturer and an HR consulting company. But her most important role has been to train and mentor HR professionals, helping them build the strong leadership skills required for HR to become a primary, impactful part of their organizations
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
7:30 AM Networking / Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Presentation
Where: Partners in Care
2075 NW Wyatt Court, Bend
North on 27th Street (Past Neff Rd); left on Courtney Drive, then left on Wyatt Court
Registration: Please complete the RSVP Form by February13th.
Events & News
**Important Update** All 2017 Chapter meetings will be facilitated at the Partners in Care administration Building at 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701. Looking forward to a new year, in a new location!
Brooks Resources Corporation is one of the area’s oldest real estate development organizations, committed to the preservation of natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the community. Current development & operations include The Tree Farm on Bend’s west side, Mount Bachelor Village Resort, IronHorse (Prineville), and an active partner in NorthWest Crossing.