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The Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association will offer its annual HR101 boot camp as a full-day, in-person event on May 12 in Wrentham.
The boot camp will cover core functions of the municipal HR office, including trends in negotiations related to COVID, first steps in creating a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan for cities and towns, key components of an HR audit, and an HR101 roundtable with seasoned human resources professionals.
Featured speakers will include:
• Wrentham Human Resources Director Mary Beth Bernard, who will discuss “big ticket” items in human resources audits
• Teresa Cruz Foley, founder and lead consultant of Brave Space Consulting, who will explore the first steps for municipal HR managers looking to undertake diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives
• Elizabeth Valerio, partner at Valerio, Dominello & Hillman, who will cover legal trends in labor law, with a focus on trends in negotiations related to COVID
• An HR101 roundtable discussion covering topics like recruitment, remote work policies, employee training, and managing discrimination claims, featuring Danvers Assistant Town Manager and Communications Director Jen Breaker, Avon Town Administrator Greg Enos, Lexington Human Resources Director Anne Graglia-Kostos, and Brookline Human Resources Director Ann Hess Braga
The boot camp is geared toward newer municipal human resources professionals, but veterans in the field are welcome to attend for a refresher course.
Registration and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will start at 9 a.m., and lunch will be served.
The boot camp will be held at Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St. in Wrentham.
The registration fee is $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. A registration link is available at www.mma.org.
Due to COVID, attendees of this in-person meeting are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (card, photo or QR code) on the day of the event. (Religious or medical exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.) Masks are optional. These safety protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.