Thursday - April 9, 2020
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and out of an abundance of concern for the health of our members and staff, MMA is transitioning the MMHR/MMMA joint meeting to a webinar.

Managing employees during times of crisis will be the topic of a joint webinar of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association and the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources Association on April 9.

Susan Retik and Cindy Joyce will lead a discussion about how to effectively manage employees during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. During this time, many employees are dealing extreme stress and uncertainty, while simultaneously trying to adjust to working remotely and supporting their families.

This session aims to empower human resources professionals and managers to make a difficult situation for their employees less painful by implementing proven strategies.

Retik, an experienced leadership coach, public speaker and facilitator, is co-founder and CEO of Beyond the 11th, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping widows in Afghanistan. Joyce is the founder and CEO of Pillar Search & HR Consulting, an instructor at the Harvard Extension School, and an adjunct professor with the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

Following the discussion, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst Lisa Adams and an attorney from KP Law will provide an update about the legislative response and legal impacts of the COVID-19 emergency, with an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

The webinar will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude by 11:30 a.m.

Please register with this link:

AC Hotel, Worcester

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources and Massachusetts Municipal Management Association