Upcoming events

    • 5 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Meeting

    "Your Voice Makeover - Get More Team

    Buy-In & Increase Business Performance"

    Presented by Lynda Waltner Stucky

      Tuesday, October 5, 2021-8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
      Virtual Meeting (Zoom invite sent prior to event)
      HRCI/SHRM = 1.5 credits
        • Do you struggle to influence your colleagues with your message?
        • Are you aware of how the way you communicate?
        • Do you realize the way you sound may become obstacles that
        •      prevent others from listening to you?

        Join us for the Westmoreland Human Resources Association (WHRA) October Professional Development Meeting: Your Voice Makeover - Get More Team Buy-in & Increase Business Performance. You will become aware of the critical role your voice plays when selling your ideas, products, or services to your audiences and get valuable information about sounding like the leader that you are.


        We are all judged by the way we sound—not just what we say. Your message is more compelling with speech, language, and voice skills that captivate and engage. You must be likable and trustworthy to get people to listen to you. Align your speech, language, and voice skills with your professional goals and see for yourself the impact you will have on your audiences, whether you speak to an audience of one or a roomful of people. 


        • Increase your awareness of perceptions associated with voices.
        • Learn speech tools to create confidence and clarity. 
        • Position yourself by developing your unique “sound.” 
        • Recognize the vocal traits that you can improve.

        Participants will have the opportunity to receive live feedback (strengths/opportunities) and experiment with new strategies.

        About our speaker:

        Lynda Stucky coaches mid-senior level executives on using their speech and voice effectively to establish credibility, position themselves within their company, and enhance their reputation as a topic authority. She provides training through one-on-one coaching, webinars, and online courses and memberships to reduce foreign accents, “redd-up” regional accents, and teach speech and voice branding for image control.

        She is President of ClearlySpeaking, and is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She is the author of "Voice Branding for Executives: How to Align Your Speech, Language, and Voice Skills with Your Professional Goals."

        Her background in speech pathology offers unique skills for dealing with professional communication skills in the corporate world. She believes communication skills should not hold anyone back from achieving personal and professional goals. 

        • 9 Nov 2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Virtual Meeting

        Please Join Us Tuesday, November 9, 2021

        From Noon to 1:30 PM for 

        Hiring, Supervision, Discipline, and Terminations in the Age of Social Media

        Presented by Mariah Passarelli 

        Description: In this program we will discuss the impacts that Social Media has in employer practices including hiring, supervision, discipline, and termination.  We will discuss best practices for effectively using Social Media as a tool in each of these aspects.  

        Objectives: Our learning objectives will be two-fold:

        1. Developing an internal HR policy related to the use of Social Media.
        2. Avoiding pitfalls in the use of Social Media related to discrimination/harassment claims.  

        HRCI/SHRM = 1.5 credits

        Zoom invite will be sent prior to event

        About our speaker:

        Mariah Passarelli is a Member at the law firm Cozen O’Connor.  Mariah focuses her practice on a variety of labor and employment law and higher education matters, from employment contracts to complex litigation. Mariah handles matters in administrative proceedings, state, and federal courts. She has represented employers and institutions in claims under Title IX, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, PHRA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA, FCRA and OSHA, and she has defended universities, hospitals and oil and gas companies in state-wide class and collective actions. Mariah also counsels companies and institutions on litigation avoidance, anti-discrimination, and anti-bullying and she reviews and drafts employee handbooks and personnel policies. 

        • 6 Dec 2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Virtual Meeting

        Seven Ways Building Culture is like Building Fitness: How to reduce employee turnover by building a fulfilling and productive work culture

        Presented by Ryan O'Toole

        December 6, 2021, Noon to 1:30 PM

        Putting culture first is overlooked and underrated. Constant turnover creates a disproportionate focus on acquiring and onboarding new, rather than developing your existing employees. Worse yet, disengaged staff doing the bare minimum causes others to have to pick up the slack. Both of these problems were greatly diminished when our Anytime Fitness locations shifted their focus to putting culture first. Whether it be with your team or your customers, focusing on and improving company culture will have a profound impact on your bottom line.

        This unique program will improve your culture by teaching participants:

        • How to properly assess state of the current culture so that you are meeting your team where they are at.
        • Three phase roadmap to integrate lasting change and improvement to your culture.
        • Three step approach to increase team buy in so that your efforts are well received by your team and reduce friction.
        • How to overcome common hurdles that cause organizations to abandon their culture plan.

        HRCI/SHRM = 1.5 credits

        Zoom invite will be sent prior to event

        About our speaker:

         Ryan O’Toole is the regional manager of two Top 100 Anytime Fitness locations and founder of Culture First Fitness.   He is also a monthly contributor to Club Solutions Magazine.  Ryan's Anytime Fitness locations grew 10% through the pandemic, while the industry reports 30% of gyms closed.  Ryan also uses his own passion and lessons learned through fitness, completing marathons, and triathlons to help fitness businesses improve their culture and retention to better serve their customers. 

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