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We know this is always a busy time of year both personally and professionally.  With the monumental changes we can expect to see as a result of the recent election, it is more important than ever to stay connected and learning through 2017.

Please take a few minutes to renew or join for 2017.  As mentioned in our previous newsletter article, the benefits of membership have increased two-fold!  The opportunity to attend 2 different certified meetings per month on topics you need and want to hear about is HUGE!

Here is a quick list of the benefits of membership with LCFHRA:

  • 18 Meetings Annually between both our Wilmington and Jacksonville locations
  • SHRM- CP & SHRM- SCP Preferred Provider
  • Opportunity for HRCI Re-Certification Credit
  • Network of Over 150 Members
  • Online Q&A Option
  • FREE Online Job Announcements
  • FREE Online Resume Postings
  • Access to Scholarship Information
  • Daily SHRM News Feeds
  • Links to Sponsors and Resources




Upcoming Events:


EEOC Mediation and Investigation:

What Employers Should Know


February 8th, 2017 12:00pm-1:00PM

Click here to register

Join McNair attorney and NCSHRM Government Affairs Director Jeremy Stephenson and guest speakers, Travis Nicholson and Jimmy Jones from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as they present EEOC Mediation and Investigation: What Employers Should Know. The event will focus on two different sections, the mediation process and best practices, and the investigation process and the best practices. Topics will include:


EEOC Mediation: Your Partner in the Workplace

  • Why should I mediate?
  • Myths vs. reality
  • Creative resolutions
  • The mediation session: what to expect

EEOC Investigations

  • Intake and charge receipt
    • Methods for filing a charge
    • Charging party interviews and counseling at intake
  • Responding to the charge
    • Respondent Portal
    • Best practices 
  • Best practices for employers
    • Tips for working with the investigator
    • Policies and practices

We hope you can join us for this webinar!



SHRM Credits:

McNair Law Firm, P.A. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.




HRCI Credits:

This program has been pre-approved for 1.0  GENERAL re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 



SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Updates


We are pleased to inform you that our chapter is being awarded 2016 SHRM Learning System Champion status! We will be recognized as SHRM Learning System Champions at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders' Summit in November! Way to go LCFHRA!




Looking for the most up to date announcements regarding the new SHRM Certifications? Click Here. 

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Exam Prep Courses are AVAILABLE!


 March 2nd- June 1st 2017


Next class will be offered March- June 2017


 LCFHRA is now a SHRM Preferred Provider for the new SHRM-CPTM and SHRM-SCPTM Certifications! Beginning in 2015, we will be able to award Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for programs we offer that relate to the SHRM Body of Competency & KnowledgeTM (SHRM BoCK).



LCFHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.





We are now operating in Jacksonville, NC! For more information CLICK HERE.  



Connect with us! 

LCFHRA is now on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and actively following SHRM, U.S. DOL, EEOC, HR Magazine and many more! Please like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Join our LinkedIn group for all of your social networking needs!




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Upcoming Events

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  • March 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Executive Development Center Oleander Room 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 798-7622

    Having risen through the ranks of multiple Fortune 500 companies, in 1991, Ken Johnson switched from being an IT business unit manager to a focus in HR Management and Employee Talent Development.  He has been a member of multiple professional HR organizations, including SHRM, since 1989...

  • March 22, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Onslow County Government Center 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Julie M. Kowalski



  • April 26, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Onslow County Government Center 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540

    “Building a Better Employee Appraisal Program”

    This meeting topic explores the techniques and tools to build a more effective employee appraisal program.  The successful program will implement a more continual development approach strategy, encompassing the following key...

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