Monthly Chapter Trainings

 3rd Thursday of every month 11:30-12:30 p.m. at Ascent Bank, 1721 11th Ave, Helena, MT

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 20, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ascent Bank (Basement Conference room) 1721 11th Ave OR Zoom
    • 95

    William B. Henry will be giving you the secret to understanding that balance in the workplace to get the best from your team, while avoiding burnout.

    Is your team struggling in their job?  Not so much in the knowledge and skills, but in the emotional capacity for their work and the people they serve?  This can be a result of Occupational Burnout.  By addressing Occupational Burnout, organizations can thrive by having their people able to give their best performance.  This interactive workshop will discuss factors that influence and factors that prevent occupational burnout.  

    Goals and Objectives:

    1.  Understand factors that lead to occupational burnout

    2.  Understand preventative factors that help avoid or resolve occupational burnout

    3.  Develop an audit of current practices that may lead to employee burnout

    4.  Learn effective ways to support your team and develop a healthy work environment

    • Thursday, July 18, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ascent Bank (Basement Conference room) 1721 11th Ave OR Zoom
    • 98

    Inevitably, managers will encounter an employee situation that intersects with a mental health concern. These situations can be uncomfortable at a minimum and frightening at their most severe. Knowing how to respond can make a profound and positive difference in the outcome. This learning opportunity provides managers with the knowledge to identify a possible mental health issue. Being aware is the first step. Next, it is essential to respond in a way that is compassionate and effective. Participants will learn strategies to intervene when performance problems and common mental health disorders intersect. Finally, we explore the emotional toll for managers and learn how to build capacity to maintain personal health and wellness while being a support for the team.


    Participants will:

    • Learn how to spot signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts.
    • Know effective ways to respond when performance declines and there is a suspected mental health concern.
    • Become aware of support resources and how to access them.
    • Gain insight into the emotional toll managing these situations takes. Learn strategies to maintain personal health and well-being while being a support for others.


    Nancy has a long history in leadership, management, and performance development – not only as a manager but also as an employee assistance consultant supporting diverse organizations in healthcare, construction, government, tech, Native American tribes and more. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Senior Professional in Human Resources and has a great passion for helping people to draw out their innate talents and strengths.  

    CREDENTIALS • Master’s in Education (Counseling Psychology) from University of Puget Sound • LMHC – Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Served in private practice and as an employee assistance professional. • SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach • Certified – Myers Briggs Type Indicator • Long history in management and leadership. (Army Officer, owned an insurance agency, consultant to hundreds of companies in the state and region ranging from small shops to Microsoft.) • Adjunct researcher for National Institute of Health funded study on workplace stress due to repeated downsizing. Research captured in the book, Turbulence. Boeing and the State of the American Worker. • Publication: Strategies for Developing Leadership Competency for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Construction Executive Magazine, January 1, 2020 • Publication: The Responses to Male and Female Managers to Stress and Downsizing, North American Journal of Psychology, July 1, 2005. Paper presented at Western Psychological Association Convention, April 2004 

    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ascent Bank (Basement Conference room) 1721 11th Ave OR Zoom
    • 99

    Defusing Anger in the Workplace Workshop

    Presenter: American Red Cross

    American Red Cross Unveils New Brand Identity


    Join us for a transformative workshop designed to explore and defuse the powerful emotion of anger. Anger is a natural and universal emotion, but when left unaddressed, it can negatively impact our well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. This workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to gain insights into the roots of anger, develop effective coping strategies, and cultivate healthier responses.

    Workshop Highlights: This workshop teaches others on ways to recognize triggers and reactions and offers ways to defuse anger and reduce emotional responses in the workplace.

    Join us for this interactive and empowering workshop to gain valuable insights, practical tools, and a renewed sense of control over anger. Together, let's navigate the path towards healthier and more fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others.

    • Thursday, September 19, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ascent Bank (Basement Conference room) 1721 11th Ave OR Zoom
    • 98

    Emotional Grit Workshop

    Presenter: American Red Cross

    American Red Cross Unveils New Brand Identity


    Life is filled with ups and downs, and developing emotional grit is essential for navigating the inevitable challenges that come our way. Join our transformative workshop on Emotional Grit, where participants will embark on a journey of self-discovery, resilience-building, and personal growth. This workshop is designed to empower individuals with the emotional strength and adaptive mindset needed to thrive in the face of adversity.

    Workshop Highlights: This workshop teaches you how to recognize the various emotions that emerge out of highly challenging situations, including those that lead to depression in themselves and others and offers approaches to build resilience, pursue joy and discuss suicide.

    This workshop provides a holistic approach to developing emotional grit, equipping participants with the tools and mindset to face life's challenges with resilience and grace. Join us on this empowering journey towards greater emotional strength and well-being.

    • Thursday, October 03, 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Lewis & Clark Brewery
    • Thursday, October 17, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ascent Bank (Basement Conference room) 1721 11th Ave OR Zoom
    • 99

    Coming soon!

    • Thursday, November 21, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ascent Bank (Basement Conference room) 1721 11th Ave OR Zoom
    • 99

    Simplifying the Family and Medical Leave Act

    Providing protected leave to employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps balance the demands of work and home. It can also create compliance conundrums for HR to unravel. We will walk through tools, guidance and best practices to help navigate these challenges.  This training is intended for supervisors and other individuals who manage employees.

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law originally enacted in 1993 and amended in 2008 (and again in 2009). The overall purpose of the FMLA is to mandate that certain large employers provide a balance between the demands of the workplace and the needs of families by providing job-protected, unpaid leave to eligible employees. The FMLA amendments of 2008 and 2009 extended the FMLA to certain military-related situations. The amendments provide leave for qualifying military exigencies and leave for families of covered military members.

    Speaker:  John Pavao

Past events

Thursday, April 18, 2024 April 2024 Training: Simplifying the ADA Process (American's with Disabilities Act)
Thursday, March 21, 2024 March 2024 Training: Drug Testing
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Hammer & Stain SHRM Fundraiser
Thursday, February 15, 2024 CANCELLED - February 2024 Training: Suicide Prevention @ Work - Special 2 Hour Training
Thursday, January 18, 2024 January 2024 Training: Workplace Connection and Belonging
Friday, December 01, 2023 Speakeasy Holiday Affair
Thursday, November 16, 2023 ONLINE TRAINING: HR Workplace Investigation - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Conference
Thursday, October 19, 2023 ONLINE TRAINING - Toxic vs Effective Communication in the Workplace
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Ghost Gulch Tour (Haunted Helena) - Bert and Ernie's Pub Trolley NETWORKING EVENT!
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Online SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course Oct/Nov 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Helena SHRM:Common Wage & Hour Violations
Thursday, August 17, 2023 Helena SHRM August Training
Thursday, July 20, 2023 Helena SHRM July Training @ L&C Library: Leading Remote Teams
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Helena SHRM June Training BENEFITS 101 Evening Event @ L&C Brewery
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Helena SHRM May Special Training: Employment Law & Legislative Update
Thursday, May 04, 2023 Social Event: Take a WILD HR walk at the Zoo (MT State SHRM Conference)
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Helena SHRM April Meeting/Training: Employment Law & Legislative Update
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Helena Chapter SHRM March Monthly Meeting/Training: Preparing Our Future Workforce! American Jobs for America's Youth, Montana (AJAY MT)
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Helena Chapter SHRM Monthly Meeting/Training: Team Communication and Culture Training
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Putting the Human back into Humanity
Thursday, December 08, 2022 Jingle & Mingle Member Holiday Social
Thursday, December 01, 2022 Challenges of Moving from Incarceration into the Workforce.
Thursday, November 17, 2022 November SHRM Meeting/Training: Status of the Montana Veteran
Thursday, October 20, 2022 October SHRM Meeting/Training: Navigating Complex Reasonable Accommodation Issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Thursday, September 15, 2022 September SHRM Meeting/Training: The Changing Economy
Thursday, August 18, 2022 August SHRM Meeting/Training: Top 8 HR Issues Under the Big Sky!
Thursday, July 21, 2022 July Monthly Meeting/Training: Best Practices for Employee Onboarding
Thursday, June 16, 2022 June Monthly Meeting/Training: "Why Does Your Workplace Need "Civility"?
Thursday, May 19, 2022 May 19 Special Session: The Next Play Accountability System
Thursday, April 21, 2022 April 2022 Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting
Saturday, March 26, 2022 Speakeasy 41 Silent Auction
Thursday, March 17, 2022 March 17, 2022 - Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting
Thursday, March 03, 2022 March 3 Special Session: COVID-19 in Today’s Workplace
Thursday, February 17, 2022 February 2022 Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2022 January 2022 Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 Holiday Social - Holiday Luau Party
Thursday, November 18, 2021 November Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting: Vaccination Status Discrimination in MT
Thursday, November 04, 2021 November SHRM Bonus Training: Protect Your Energy, Get Organized and Take Back Your Day!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 October SHRM Bonus Training: Accessibility Training
Thursday, October 21, 2021 October Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting - The ADA Interactive Process...Beyond the Basics!
Thursday, September 16, 2021 September Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting: Leading in a Remote Environment
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Become a Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Helena SHRM July 2021 Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Summer Bingo Social (Virtual & In-person available)
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Helena SHRM June 2021 Chapter Meeting
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Strategic Planning - HR's "Seat at the Table"
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Creating a Workplace Culture Free of Harassment
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Workplace Flexibility: February 2021 Helena SHRM Chapter Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Five Most Common Wage & Hour Violations: January 2021 Helena Chapter Meeting
Thursday, December 17, 2020 Helena SHRM Holiday Social Bingo Event
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - Navigating the Human Rights Bureau Process
Monday, November 09, 2020 Helena SHRM Board Applications Due by November 9, 2020
Friday, November 06, 2020 HR Leader of the Year Nomination Deadline Due by November 6, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Service Animals in the Workplace
Thursday, October 01, 2020 SPECIAL ONLINE Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Ergonomics for Working from Home
Thursday, September 17, 2020 ONLINE September Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Creating Boundaries
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Special Event August 26, 2020 - Introduction to Strengthfinder Workshop
Thursday, August 20, 2020 ONLINE August Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, August 20th 2020 - Remote Management
Thursday, July 16, 2020 ONLINE July Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, July 16th, 2020 - Verbal De-Escalation
Thursday, June 18, 2020 ONLINE June Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Dealing with Disabilities in the Workplace: Conduct & Performance Standards w/o Violating the Law
Thursday, May 21, 2020 ONLINE May Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - What HR Leadership Means to the C-Suite
Thursday, April 16, 2020 ONLINE APRIL Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, April 16 - Employee Retaliation Claims with Isaac Kantor
Thursday, March 19, 2020 ONLINE Helena SHRM Meeting: Thursday, March 19th - Military & Veterans at Work
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Helena SHRM Webinar: Wage & Hour Compliance Changes Affecting Employers!
Thursday, February 20, 2020 February 2020 Monthly Helena SHRM Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2020 January Membership Meeting - 2020
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software