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Professional Development

Date: May 8, 2012, 7:15am – 12:00pm
Organizer: Lisa Boan, SPHR
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
2 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Price: $89.00 MCSHRM Members $129.00 Non Members
Event Type: Conference
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Please join us for a half day professional seminar May 8th from 7:15AM-12:00PM

at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn

*** Pending Approval for 2 General Credits & 2 Strategic Credits***

Session I

Developing and Implementing an Effective Talent Review Process

In today’s competitive and increasingly complex business environment, organizations must manage their talent with the same rigor they manage their business and proactively plan for future talent needs.  This session will detail talent review implementation strategies, processes, tools, and leadership development strategies, enabling you to strategically partner with your leadership team to advance the goals of your organization.  By the end of this session you will:

  • Identify the benefits and business necessity of a talent review process
  • Obtain the knowledge to help you plan your first talent review or improve your existing process
  • Review tools and resources available to assist you with your talent review process
  • Participate in an interactive question and answer period about talent review

Session II

Legal Trends for Employers

A panel of attorneys from the law firm of Stein Sperling in Rockville, Maryland will discuss the latest employment trends and concerns for employers.  Topics will include an update of recent federal and state employment law cases, issues and concerns involving social media and the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) as well as a thorough discussion concerning document retention and destruction from a litigation perspective, with an emphasis on company e-mails.  This will be a robust legal discussion with your legal questions welcome.

About the Speakers:

Olga Johnston

Ms. Johnston began her career as an instructor at the University of Alberta in Canada while working on her doctoral degree. There, she also developed a passion for curriculum design which led to a change in careers to corporate learning and development. More recently, her focus has become organizational development, helping organizations build a more strategic HR function and implement organizational and individual talent development strategies, including talent reviews, 360 assessments, succession management and individual development planning. Throughout her 15-year career in learning and development, she has applied her unique background in aptitude assessment and career counseling to help organizations and individuals realize their potential.  Ms. Johnston has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from York University in Toronto Canada. 

Darla McClure, Esq.

Ms. McClure regularly counsels business clients on employment matters and resolution of employment disputes. Working closely with management, she helps ensure compliance with state and local laws, and assists in drafting employment policies, benefits and contracts, such as restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements.

Ms. McClure’s extensive experience also includes organization and entity selection, structuring business ventures, developing shareholder and operating agreements, resolution of business disputes, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

A frequent speaker on topics involving business organization, disputes and employment matters, Ms. McClure has addressed various organizations throughout the region, including the Montgomery County Medical Society, where she sits on its Advisory Board. She also serves as the Legislative Affairs Director of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (MC SHRM), where she contributes to the organization's monthly newsletter and gives presentations on employment law topics. Ms. McClure has also spoken to groups of financial professionals, including the Maryland Society of Accountants and various chapters of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Donald Sperling, Esq.

A founding partner of his firm, Mr. Sperling concentrates his practice in the areas of business, employment, e-commerce, technology, real estate and civil litigation. Mr. Sperling’s experience and depth of knowledge across a broad range of business-related legal matters includes commercial acquisitions, employment relations and disputes, as well as complex civil litigation. He has served as counsel to national corporations, handling matters such as computer software and systems agreements, licensing and multi-state litigation.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Sperling has been recognized repeatedly as a top attorney in Maryland and DC Super Lawyers magazines, as well as Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition. He is frequently called upon to speak on business, employment and technology-related topics before business groups and associations throughout the region.

Mary Craine Lombardo, Esq.

 Ms. Lombardo offers her vast experience as a trial attorney, including jury trials and bench trials as well as arbitration and administrative proceedings. Ms. Lombardo also has successfully resolved matters at all stages of the litigation process through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial disputes, including real estate, shareholder disputes, contract, employment, estates, negligence and fraud matters.

Since 2011, Super Lawyers magazine has named Ms. Lombardo a Rising Star among Maryland attorneys. She is active and serves on several committees for the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the State Women’s Bar Association (WBA) and the Montgomery County Chapter of the WBA. Ms. Lombardo served as the Public Relations Chair for the WBA’s 2010 Triennial Auction, which raised funds for the organization’s charitable work. She also has participated for several years as a judge in Montgomery County’s High School Mock Trial Competition.

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