Human Resource Forums

Our forums give human resource professionals at Corporate and Partner member companies an opportunity to discuss best practices and network with their peers. These meetings consist of a combination of roundtable discussions and guest speakers such as attorneys and HR consultants with expertise on the topic of interest.  In addition, to help keep members connected between meetings, participants in each forum may request a brief (generally 3 - 5 questions) "Forum Survey" via email on various human resource topics of interest. Below is a summary of each forum.


Senior Human Resource Executive Forums

This forum series is open to senior HR executives/top HR professionals and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking with HR peers by connecting participants with organizations of similar employment size.  This allows sharing of information and solutions to human resource problems as well as discussion of critical issues that are typical of organizations like yours. To accomplish this, there are two groups, one for companies with more than 250 employees and one for companies with fewer than 250 employees.  Meeting topics cover a wide range of HR areas.  Topics are determined by forum participants and focus on timely issues that arise throughout the forum season. Past topics include succession planning, performance management, health care reform, workplace violence, and more.  The cost to participate in the forum is $185 for the entire series, which runs from October to May.  An invitation to participate is emailed to HR contacts in late August when registration begins.

HR Professional Forum 
This forum series is open to newer HR managers, HR representatives, HR generalists, and HR specialists and gives you the opportunity to benchmark and network with one another through roundtable discussions and presentations from guest speakers. Past topics have included: onboarding, employee engagement, ACA reporting, handling workplace issues created by technology, employee relations issues, etc. The cost to participate in the forum is $175 for the entire series which runs from January to October.  An invitation to participate is emailed to HR contacts in early December when registration begins.

Benefits Forum
The purpose of this series is to provide experienced benefits professionals with the opportunity to benchmark and network with one another on benefit trends and issues. Discussions will focus on everyday benefits practices, as well as strategic planning. Past topics have included: health care reform update, open enrollment planning, communicating benefits to employees, managing FMLA and other medical leaves of absence, etc. The cost to participate in the forum is $125 for the entire series which runs from January to September. An invitation to participate is emailed to HR contacts in early December when registration begins.

For information or to register for the Sr. HR Executive Forums, contact: 
Kathy Richmond
Kathy.Richmond@GreaterRochesterChamber.com
585.256.4618

For information or to register for the Benefits Forum and HR Professional Forum, contact:
Jennifer Suppé
Jennifer.Suppe@GreaterRochesterChamber.com
585.256.4608