MMPA HR101 Boot Camp

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Date and time: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Public Safety Building, 112 North St., Medfield

HR101 Boot Camp registration is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist please email Member Services Coordinator Devon Williams at
Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association members with five or fewer years of service are invited to the fifth annual HR101 “human resources boot camp."
The full-day training covers core functions of the municipal HR office, including hiring, termination and interview skills, performance evaluation and improvement plan best practices, and crash courses on policies such as code of conduct, workplace violence, and HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).



8:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
9 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Mary Beth Bernard, SPHR, Assistant Town Manager, Foxborough, MMPA Chair
9:15 a.m.
Auditing your HR Department
Liz Valerio, Principal Attorney, Valerio Dominello & Hillman, LLC
10:30 a.m.
Hiring and Termination Process
Dolores Hamilton, Human Resources Director, Framingham
Gayle Shattuck, Personnel Director, Watertown
11:45 a.m.
Association Updates
12:45 p.m.
A Municipal Approach to Progressive Discipline
Nick Anastasopoulos, Partner, Mirick O’Connell
1:45 p.m.
Listserv Live
MMPA Board Members
2 p.m.
Stay out of Court: Effective Complaint Triage and Investigations for Municipal HR
Jean Haertl, CEO, Safety and Respect at Work, LLC
3:15 p.m.
Final Thoughts and Questions
3:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $75 for all attendees.


MMA Member Services Coordinator Devon Elizabeth Williams

Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association