Upcoming events

    • June 21, 2017
    • December 31, 2018
    • Online

    2017 Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association Wage and Salary Survey

    Our 2017 survey includes 232 positions in 18 job families to help your organization make strategic business decisions on compensation practices. We have added several positions this year and freshened up the job descriptions to make completing the survey even easier.

    The participation deadline is Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

    Submit your completed survey by Friday, June 30th to receive an early bird $10 Amazon gift card.

    There is no cost to participate in the survey, only to purchase the results. Participants purchasing the survey report will receive a significant discount. Survey reports will be delivered electronically in early September 2017. 

    To participate or for a complete list of surveyed jobs and sample report pages can be found here: Survey Information and Participation Materials

    Costs to purchase are as follows:

    • Survey Participant, FMHRA or Non-FMHRA Members:  only $90! 
    • Non-participant, FMHRA Members:  $199
    • Non-participant, Non-FMHRA Members:  $299


    Please email fmhra@hotmail.com or call Andrew Rosen at 218-346-8240.

    Survey administered by AP Compensation Consulting LLC.

    • December 05, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott (formerly Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center), Fargo ND

    How to be Effective at Performance Appraisals

    Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Presented by Rena Stenseth

    To register: How to be Effective at Performance Appraisals

    Program Summary: 

    The primary objective of performance appraisals is to measure and improve the performance of employees and increase their future potential while adding value to the company. Appraisal systems are often misunderstood and mismanaged. Careful preparation and understanding is required if the appraisal process is to be successful, worthwhile and relevant. If done effectively, the appraisal can offer a large degree of satisfaction for both the employee and the reviewer. We will discuss the importance and benefits of conducting appraisals, accurately measure and document performance, prepare and conduct performance interviews and how to effectively deal with different levels of performance.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding the importance and benefits of conducting Performance Appraisals
    2. How to effectively measure, document and evaluate employee performance
    3. Preparing for and conducting successful Performance Interviews
    4. Dealing with different levels of performance

    About the Speaker: 

    Rena Stenseth brings forth over 14 years of diverse Human Resources experience with over 9 years in the banking atmosphere as a Director and VP of HR. Rena’s skills and passion allow her to communicate effectively and bring out the best in friends, family and business.

    Re-certification Credits:

    Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
    Approved: 1.0 HRCI credit


    • Burgundy Beef Jardinere

    • Plaza Salad with Ranch & French dressings

    • Grilled Asparagus

    • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    • Dinner Rolls & Butter

    • Coffee, Lemonade, Milk

    • Cookies

    Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

    Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $20 charge per meeting.

    Student non-members: Please email fmhra@hotmail.com if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.

    • January 09, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott (formerly Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center), Fargo ND

    A Year in Review: Lessons from 2017 to Take into 2018

    Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Presented by Lisa Edison-Smith, Shareholder, Vogel Law Firm, MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist and Vanessa Lystad, Senior Associate, Vogel Law Firm

    To register: A Year in Review: Lessons from 2017 to Take into 2018

    Program Summary: 

    This presentation will focus on important employment law developments from 2017 and their implication for HR in 2018. How should employers react to important developments such as the #metoo campaign and the highly-publicized sexual harassment claims in the media? What’s new in case law and regulatory developments? Join us and find out!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Have increased knowledge of important legal and social developments from 2017 affecting HR in 2018
    2. Identify strategies for dealing with evolving issues, such as harassment in the workplace
    3. Examine the role of social media on workplace trends and learn lawful strategies for dealing with the same
    4. Have increased awareness of important case law, regulatory, and cultural developments and their impact on the workplace going forward in 2018

    About the Speaker: 

    Lisa Edison-Smith practices exclusively in all areas of employment and labor law and is a Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

    Lisa is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and is included in North Dakota's ADR Neutral Roster maintained by the North Dakota Supreme Court Administrator's Office.

    Lisa has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America® in employment law, has regularly been selected as a leading employment law attorney for North Dakota by ChambersUSA and listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer® by Thomson/Reuters. She is recognized as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell.

    Vanessa Lystad focuses on employment law in Vogel's Fargo office. In her employment law practice, Vanessa handles administrative complaints, provides advice for North Dakota and Minnesota employers on employment compliance issues, investigates workplace complaints, and generally represents employers in employment litigation. Vanessa is also an editor of the North Dakota Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter providing employment law updates to North Dakota employers.

    Re-certification Credits:

    Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
    Pending: 1.0 HRCI credit


    • TBD

    Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

    Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $20 charge per meeting.

    Student non-members: Please email fmhra@hotmail.com if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.

Past events

November 07, 2017 Value-Added HR: a strategic approach (Lunch Session)
October 03, 2017 Business Analytics of Human Resources: Using Data to tell the story and drive the business impact
September 12, 2017 The State of American Workforce: Complex, Confident and Change-Ready
August 01, 2017 Dealing with Behavioral Health Issues and Impacts on Productivity
July 11, 2017 Seven Steps to a Successful Mentoring Initiative
May 02, 2017 WOW Onboarding: How to Excite, Engage, and Equip Employees
April 04, 2017 Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business (April 4th Lunch Session)
April 04, 2017 Influencing Others: Getting Results when You Don’t have Direct Authority (April 4th All-Day Seminar)
March 07, 2017 Employee Misconduct Investigations
February 07, 2017 Avoiding, Preparing For And Defending Against Employee, Government, Union And Other Third Party Initiated Audits, Investigations And “Inquiries”
January 10, 2017 So Now What?: HR in Uncertain Times
December 06, 2016 Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
November 01, 2016 Leading different personalities: Four practical strategies for working with or supervising people who aren't all the same.
October 04, 2016 Dealing with Drugs in the Workplace
September 13, 2016 Joint Employer Doctrine: An Expansion of Responsibilities
August 02, 2016 Identity Theft in the Workplace and its Impact on HR
July 12, 2016 Leading a Diverse Group: Cultural Awareness
May 03, 2016 How Conflict can SIRV Your Understanding Of Upset
April 05, 2016 Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers (April 5th Lunch Session)
April 05, 2016 Transforming Workplace Relationships With REAL Communication presented by Jodee Bock (All Day Event)
March 01, 2016 Avoiding Legal Exposure In Connection With Off-The-Clock Claims
February 02, 2016 8 Principles To Be Elite - Leading With Emotional Intelligence
January 05, 2016 Employment Law Update
December 01, 2015 Stop the Insanity! 4 Strategies to Manage Your Year-End Stress
November 03, 2015 Transition/Change Management in Organizations: Leading and Navigating Change in Organizations
October 06, 2015 Affordable Care Act: Employer Mandate and Minimum Essential Reporting
September 01, 2015 Using Social Media to Recruit Employees
August 04, 2015 Backup Your Business
July 07, 2015 Supporting the Safety Conversation
May 05, 2015 Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Addressing the Issue through Policy Skills
April 07, 2015 Gapology - Lunch Session
March 03, 2015 Why Today's HR Rock Stars Need Immigration Management Skills
February 03, 2015 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
January 06, 2015 Employment Law Update
November 11, 2014 The Basics of Outcomes-Based Wellness
October 07, 2014 Military Leadership Lessons for Corporate America
September 09, 2014 Lessons Learned in Building Trust and a Values-based Company Culture
July 08, 2014 Workplace Safety: Drugs and Violence in the Workplace
June 03, 2014 Cost of Addiction in the Workplace
April 08, 2014 Step Up HR - Drive the Business through Strategic Planning
March 04, 2014 Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion II
February 04, 2014 Workplace Violence & Preparedness + Optional Safety Workshop
January 07, 2014 Employment Law Update
November 12, 2013 Compensation Strategy: It's Not Just the Amount, It's the Mix
October 01, 2013 Coach's Day - Luncheon & Optional Afternoon Workshop
September 10, 2013 Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion
August 06, 2013 Avoiding the Boomer Drain: HR Strategies and Best Practices
July 09, 2013 United Way's New Community Impact Strategy
June 04, 2013 Work Happy!
May 07, 2013 Using Social Media in HR & Recruiting + Bonus Session
April 02, 2013 Strategic HR and HR-ROI Luncheon and Afternoon Workshop
March 05, 2013 Employment Barriers & Solutions for People With Disabilities
February 05, 2013 Employing Returning Veterans
February 07, 2012 Talent Management
April 06, 2010 The Generational Divide
March 02, 2010 Googling My Facebook Makes Me Twitter: The Employment Law Implications of Social Networking
February 09, 2010 Mental Health in the Workplace
January 05, 2010 Building a WOW! Recognition Culture
November 03, 2009 Complying with Cobra Today
October 06, 2009 Panel Discussion of HR Best Practices
September 01, 2009 Talent Management Strategies
August 04, 2009 Strategic Succession Management
July 07, 2009 Meeting Management: A Strategic Paradox
July 07, 2009 1/2 Day Session: Five Dysfunctions of a Team
June 02, 2009 Best Practices in Talent Management Strategy
May 05, 2009 Transformation of HR from Traditional to Strategic
March 03, 2009 FMLA/ADA Updates - FMHRA March Luncheon
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