HR Roundtable

September 9, 2021 

The virtual HR Roundtable offers an invaluable opportunity to network with industry peers and participate in roundtable discussions on key challenging human resource and training-related topics. 

Ideal for all training and human resource directors, managers and generalists, this half day event will provide attendees with timely information and interactive discussions on critical workforce development topics specific to the manufacturing industry.

This event will be moderated by Stacey Schroeder, President and Founder of EVelop LLC. Her experience with developing and moderating virtual events for PMA, IFI, IMS and other organizations means that WiM members will be in for a great day of learning, best practice sharing, networking and fun!

Please come prepared with your tough questions, your ideas you want to brainstorm with peers, and your best Zoom virtual background!

Contact Jen Kopf for more information at jkopf@womeninmfg.org

Cost to Attend: 

WiM Member: $99
WiM Nonmember: $250

Past Agenda: September 9, 2021

All session times are EST.

10:30 – 10: 45 am

Welcome and introductions

10:45 – 11:45 am

Morning Roundtable discussion

Facilitated by: Stacey Schroeder

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Presentation: Creative Solutions for Filling the Workforce Gap: Business Immigration

Presented by: Jennifer Shanley, Attorney, Robinson & Cole LLP

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break 

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Presentation: The competition for talent is fierce!  Here’s what you need to know.

Presentation by Arhonda Reyes, SHRM SCP, Sr. Human Resources Manager, SEKISUI Aerospace and Teresa Simpson, SHRM SCP, Sr. Staffing Specialist, Vaco

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Roundtable discussion

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Closing

Speakers from our Fall Meeting:

Stacey Schroeder

President and Founder of EVelop LLC

Facilitator:

Her experience with developing and moderating virtual events for PMA, IFI, IMS and other organizations means that WiM members will be in for a great day of learning, best practice sharing, networking and fun!

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Jennifer Shanley 

Attorney, Robinson & Cole LLP

Creative Solutions for Filling the Workforce Gap: Business Immigration

Manufacturers currently have more than half a million jobs to fill. To be successful, these companies need to employ top talent to fill their workforce gaps with those who possess the specific and specialized knowledge needed to perfect and grow their operations. Those with the most desirable educational and experience backgrounds are oftentimes foreign nationals who require sponsorship to work in the U.S.  Manufacturers should consider these foreign nationals as a way to fill the workforce gap.  Understanding the process of business immigration will discredit any notion that visa sponsorship is too risky or complicated to add significant value to the workforce challenge.

Arhonda Reyes, SHRM SCP

Sr. Human Resources Manager, SEKISUI Aerospace

The competition for talent is fierce!  Here’s what you need to know.

Arhonda brings over a decade of experience creating and leading high-performing teams in the insurance, finance, and aerospace industries.  She is passionate about DEI, and helps organizations identify ways to address the needs of their front-line employees.  She enjoys taking a consultative approach to her role, by engaging with internal and external business partners to identify solutions and implement action plans that support company goals. Arhonda is the 2022 Conference Director for WA State SHRM, as is looking forward to delivering content that offers real solutions for today’s HR environment.

Teresa Simpson, SHRM SCP

Sr. Staffing Specialist, Vaco

The competition for talent is fierce!  Here’s what you need to know.

Teresa Simpson was born and raised in South Louisiana and moved to Washington state in 2012. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting, she brings over 12 years of staffing, recruiting, and accounting experience to the clients she serves. Teresa volunteers as the Communications Director  for the WA State SHRM Council and has been a featured speaker at numerous HR conferences and seminars
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