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 Mental Health First Aid Trainings for HR Professionals - Multiple dates offered!
 Competitive Edge Series - October 5 - Register today!
 Veterans Showcase October 16th: Recruiting, Retaining and Honoring Our Heroes
 Best in HR Awards Announcement - Awards event and our amazing Holiday Party combined into 1!
 HRPBC in partnership with TEDx Boca Raton present to you... Read below for more info! - Oct 12
 What's New to HRPBC in 2018!
 Review this quarter's Legislative Newsletter
 Service Member of the Month - See below!
 Connect with us on Social Media! Follow us, tweet up, and upload your favorite HRPBC video to YouTube! 









Mental Health First Aid Trainings

HRPBC is pleased to be part of the "Mental Health First Aid Training for HR Professionals". There are 4 sessions offered in October located across Palm Beach County. Only 30 spots for each session so sign up quickly. Please consider registering for another session if full.

Good health is good business—and that includes mental health. Mental Health First Aid teaches critical communication and support skills that impact your employees' wellness, productivity, and your company’s bottom line. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to employees who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Get more information at


Just as CPR assists an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help an employee in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect an individual with help. You will leave with a five-step action plan to support a healthy and productive work environment.

Please register at
Fee: $25. Lunch is generously provided by Palm Healthcare Foundation.

This training has been approved by HRCI & SHRM for 8 General Credit Hours.

Questions? Contact facilitator Cindy Wides, Palm Beach County Mental Health First Aid Coalition Director, Alpert Jewish Family Service, Learn more at

Quick reference flyer attached. Click here!

Please select one of the following links to register. 

October 3, Jupiter, El Sol, Jupiter -

October 19, Boynton Beach, Children's Services Council, Conference Room AA Milne -

October 23, Boca Raton, Lynn University, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Wold Salon -

October 30, West Palm Beach, Palm Healthcare Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room -

Competitive Edge Series for HR in Transition-Oct 5

When: Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Where: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 
How: Reserve your place by registering online at  (FREE EVENT)

Title: “The Competitive Edge:   Every Day is Friday”
Speaker: Nina Segura, MA, PCC, CPCC, CSSBB, CEO, Metaspire LLC; an American Express Open Forum Columnist; Forbes Coaches Council member; Best Selling Author 

Wouldn’t it be great to make every day feel free, fun and fulfilling like a Friday? 

In Nina Segura’s book, "Every Day is FRIDAY! The ACTT Blueprint for Leaders!" she interviews leaders who have a meaningful AND prosperous work-life. When we know our Leadership SuperPowers™, we can blur the lines between work and play. Start making Every Day Friday by finding out your here >> << After that join us for the keynote and we’ll make the most of our time together! 


2018 Best in HR Awards Event will take place at our Annual Holiday Party -December 11

HRPBC’s Annual Best in HR Awards for 2018 has been designed as an annual event to celebrate and recognize Human Resources excellence for HRPBC professional members who exemplify outstanding achievement within our membership. 

This year our Best in HR Awards event will take place at our Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11 at the pristine Delray Beach Club on the Delray Beach oceanfront. Members and their guests will enjoy an elegant evening with friends, colleagues and guests as we celebrate the holidays, present the awards and reflect on our chapter successes for 2018.    

Calling all members: Now is the time to nominate a fellow HR colleague or a company’s HR Department who has demonstrated organizational effectiveness through their innovative programs, strategies and best practices demonstrating the HR body of knowledge.   

Click here to visit our Best In HR Awards page and start nominating today!

Veterans Showcase October 16th: Recruiting, Retaining and Honoring Our Heroes

HRPBC is proud to announce that in late June, at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, we were one of six chapters nationwide to be awarded an innovation grant from the SHRM Foundation. The funding will be used to support our October Showcase event which is focused on helping both veterans and member companies in regards to veteran recruitment and retention initiatives. 

This innovation grant is just one way that the SHRM Foundation supports state councils and chapters working to improve their communities and build inclusive workplaces. The grants recognize existing or new programs and services that have practical and measurable effects on the employment of military veterans.

Other SHRM organizations receiving grants were South Central Minnesota SHRM; Northwest Arkansas SHRM Chapter; Illinois SHRM; Washington State SHRM; and San Diego SHRM.

Overall, these chapter programs are designed to educate employers on how to support employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves, recognize employers committed to veteran hiring, help HR professionals write job descriptions for veterans and review veterans’ resumes, coach retiring officers on translating their military experience to civilian leadership positions, donate professional services to veterans as they prepare to re-enter the workforce, and provide courses and mentorship to transitioning service members. 

Speaker: Carol Eggert, Brigadier General Retired, Comcast Senior VP of Military and Veteran Affaris (Click here for bio.)

Veterans' Breakout Session:

This session is designed to assist Veterans in their quest to find challenging positions that match their knowledge and skill sets. This will be achieved through use of speed mentoring - attending vets will have 15 minutes with six mentors or table hosts who themselves are veterans who have successfully transitioned to a civilian career.

  • How to market yourself including networking to locate employment opportunities
  • Resume preparation tips – translating your military experience into civilian speak 
  • How to research companies and career opportunities and professions that leverage your passions, talents and hidden strengths 
  • Resources available for a job search (could include how to work with a career counselor or job coach) as well as accessing other community resources that are available to you and your family
  • Putting your best foot forward on job interviews 
  • Mission critical advice – teamwork and collaboration in the civilian world and charting your own career growth

Employers' Breakout Session:

This session will consist of round table discussions led by a subject matter expert. These discussions will focus on hiring and retention practices that enhance the success quotient of any veteran hiring program. Round table topics will include:

  • How to connect with job seeking veterans (sourcing military veterans)
  • Reading a Veterans resume – understanding military experience, military jargon and recognizing transferable skills 
  • Effective Veteran Interviewing techniques 
  • Creating a military friendly work environment for employee and their military spouse
  • Understanding the visible and invisible wounds of war
  • Best retention practices including veteran affinity groups, veteran service organizations etc. (ESGR)

Job Fair:

A job fair will follow the breakout sessions (from 4-6 pm). Veteran job seekers will be able to meet with representatives from participating organizations and present their resume for consideration.


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Hilton Palm Beach Airport-West Palm Beach
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Veteran Breakout Session
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Employer Breakout Session
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Job Fair
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Networking
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm - Dinner Presentation

Members $45
Guests/Non-Members $55.00
Walk-ins (day of event) subject to availability $75.00

Click here to register!  *Veterans - Please contact to register.  Make sure to include your name, email and phone number.



HRPBC in partnership with TEDx Boca Raton present to you...

“HRPBC with TEDx Boca Raton 2018: Helping “Innovate" the lives of members and the employees we serve”

TEDx Boca Raton presents a fantastic line up of speakers. Click here to visit the website and for more details. Snapshot of event found here.   

When: Friday, October 12, 2018
Registation opens at 4:30 pm. 
Talk begins at 6 pm. 

Where: In Boca Raton at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU, 1973-1995 Dade Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tickets on sale now! Don't wait. Exclusive HRPBC discount. Use promo code HRPBC2018. Register by May 31 and get 25% off. After May 31 discount is 20%. 

Register directly at






What's New to HRPBC in 2018!

New to 2018 are TuesdayDinner Event Meetings (remaining at Embassy Suites-West Palm Beach). We have also added several breakfast meetings at Lynn University in Boca Raton. To keep up with the hotel demands, we had to slightly increase our event costs. Pre-Meeting workshops continue to be free but registration is first come first serve. So always try and register early!

Plan your year with us! Visit our Year At A Glance page to learn more!


Review this quarter's Legislative Newsletter

Visit our Legislative Affairs page to learn more!


Service Member of the Month

HRPBC's Service Member of the Month features Michael Marshall, USMC.  View his resume here!


Just a few of the Resources for Integrating & Engaging Veterans in the Workforce can be found here

  • Free Recruitment, Hiring, Retention & Engagement of Military Veterans Guidebook
  • PsychArmor Employer Courses for Hiring and Retaining Veterans
  • Employer FAQs and Resources for Employing Veterans
  • How to begin hiring Veterans (SHRM)
  • Why hiring Veterans makes good business sense

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