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Building A Solid Human Resource Foundation TRACK

“Do I really have to worry about HR in my small business?”  This is a common question from business owners around the country.  After all, you went into business because you are passionate about the product or service you provide not because you want to learn HR regulations and manage employees!  In this track, you’ll learn the necessary HR basics, the best practices for hiring new employees, and how to manage the performance of your employees.  This track is designed for business owners and managers who have HR responsibilities but little to no HR training or experience. 

(You can attend one, two, or all three track sessions).  

HR Basics

September 28 from 8:30 - 10 AM

Not sure what HR policies and processes should look like in your business? This is the program for you!  In this program, we will discuss the foundation of a small business HR department.  Items covered will include handbooks, employment posters, new hire paperwork, payroll processing, employer’s practices liability insurance, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, employee files, worker classification, employee classification, Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Healthy Families and Workplaces Act requirements.

Hiring Basics

October 12 from 8:30 - 10 AM

Ready to hire your first employee? Ready to scale your business so you have to hire more employees? Concerned that you may not be doing the right things to get the best employees? This program will help. We will cover the HR systems you need in place to hire the best employees for your small business. Topics covered will include recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and onboarding your employees.

Performance Management

Now that you have employees, what do you do with them? How do you create an atmosphere where they will thrive within your organization? This program will walk through the best way to set your employees up for success. Topics include performance evaluations, handling day-to-day issues, coaching and disciplining employees, and how to terminate safely.

Meet your Instructor: Courtney Berg is a highly credentialed and gifted public speaker, with over three decades of experience in Human Resources and Operations Management.  During that time, she has held many management positions, from front-line supervisor to senior executive positions in both HR and operations. Courtney has worked with for-profit, not-for-profit clients in a myriad of industries including healthcare, insurance, hospitality, retail, education, technology, and manufacturing. She is passionate about HR issues, leading people, and designing management and HR systems and philosophies to improve employee engagement, performance, and productivity. Courtney is a member of the Colorado Small Business Advisory Council was featured in “How to Conduct Annual Employee Reviews” in Inc. Magazine, a published author and a national speaker.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management and both SHRM-SCP and SPHR professional certifications.

*If you have already taken one or more of the above classes, the cost of those classes will be deducted from your total. For special pricing requests, please email Rob Rose at rob.rose@denverchamber.org.

Cancellations or transfers must be made at least 24 hours in advance. In respect of the speakers’ and other attendees’ time, please e-mail us or call (303) 620-8076 at least 24 hours in advance should you need to cancel your registration.

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