Employer Learning Series offers free workshops to educate local employers on HR, organizational issues

May 7, 2013 |

Representatives from nearly 140 employers have attended the first sessions of Charlotte Works’s 2013 Employer Learning Series (ELS), 11 free workshops designed to support and improve the knowledge base of Charlotte-area employers.

Presented in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina State University—IES, The Employers Association and UNC Charlotte, the ELS is geared to meet the educational needs of business owners, human resources professionals, office managers, supervisors, engineers, manufacturing managers and production and support staff.

While companies of all sizes are invited to attend, “we hope small and medium-sized businesses will take advantage of these high-quality, high-value educational opportunities that they otherwise might not have access to,” says Craig Cole, vice president of employer engagement at Charlotte Works. “Learning how to build effective teams, working ‘lean’ on the manufacturing floor or in the office and understanding the new healthcare legislation are topics that will benefit any employer.”

Cole notes that Charlotte Works plans to expand its outreach and services to local area employers by introducing the organization to new companies through the ELS.

Five workshops were held in April and six will follow in May at Charlotte Works’ Employer Engagement Center at 1401 W. Morehead Street (28208), located in the old Coca-Cola building across from The Open Kitchen restaurant and just off Highway 77. Parking is free and plentiful.

May’s ELS schedule follows; complete details are available on Charlotte Works’ website. Seating is limited, so Charlotte Works encourages early registration.

Contact Demone Frink, business project coordinator, at (704) 206-1347 with questions.

Tuesday, May 7
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ethics for HR
We’ll discuss the growing need to understand proper business ethics in the workplace.  You’ll learn about ethics in organizations, how to create meaningful ethics policies and ways to enforce such policies. Approved for three HRCI recertification hours. Provided by CPCC

Friday, May 10
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
HR for Supervisors
This course will elevate your awareness of the laws that govern the workforce and increase your understanding of your responsibilities and where risk exists so you can steer clear within your organization. The principles and practices you learn in this program are based upon current laws and best practices. Provided by CPCC

Tuesday, May 14
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Healthcare Reform
This workshop will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge concerning the new healthcare reform regulations and how they will impact businesses and individuals in the coming year.  Provided by The Employers Association

Wednesday, May 15
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
HR’s Seat at the Table
You’ll gain the knowledge and tools to become more of a strategic player within your organization through insight into practical and effective approaches to scrutinize the delivery of human resource services. Approved for four HRCI recertification hours. Provided by CPCC

Wednesday, May 22
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Healthcare Reform
This workshop will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge concerning the new healthcare reform regulations and how they will impact businesses and individuals in the coming year.  Provided by The Employers Association