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    The New Stakeholders: How to Manage a More Concerned and Activist Community

    Date: May 12, 2021, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Board
    During this period of COVID, our chapter will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month virtually via ZOOM. Meeting information will be emailed to all members and invited guests.
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member and we welcome guests at no cost to attend up to 3 sessions prior to joining
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    Over the last few years, a new group of stakeholders has asserted itself.  “MeToo” is often misperceived as the source of this phenomenon, but a more accurate and helpful view is that it is an expression of the change.  Members of an organization’s “community,” as that term is used broadly, are regularly confronting organizations on their practices and the conduct of their principals.  A skilled management team must recognize what has changed and address a newly important range of issues.

    Learning objectives:

    • Understanding how the profile and importance of non-affiliated community members has changed.
    • Understanding how to market and manage in a value-based world.
    • Identifying and minimizing the new types of risk.
    • Mastering effective tools for communicating with non-employee activists.
    • How the new environment affects union organizing efforts.

    This seminar will be presented by Joseph Nierenberg of Nierenberg Employment Law, PLLC.

    Joseph Nierenberg has practiced labor and employment law for thirty years, representing business, governmental, and nonprofit clients in the litigation and non-litigation management of labor relations and employment issues.  He represents clients around the country, including organizations in construction, education, finance, government, entertainment, health and long-term care, hospitality, manufacturing, NGOs, real estate development, staffing, transportation, and other sectors.

    Mr. Nierenberg’s practice involves compliance counseling; management training; developing policies and procedures; counseling, negotiating, and litigating workplace conduct; assessing workplace climate and culture; and litigating varied employment-related matters before trial and appellate courts, federal and state agencies, and arbitrators.

    He is certified as a specialist in the area of Labor and Employment Law by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He has given presentations on a broad range of employment topics to lawyers, trade associations, industry groups, and education groups, and is active in professional and bar groups organized around labor and employment issues.

    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and any business owners. All North Star SHRM members are invited to attend.  In addition, all Elk River, Monticello, and I-94 West Chamber members are invited to attend.  There is no cost to attend.