Central Illinois Human Resources Group

Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management

Champaign, IL

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn - 101 Trade Center Dr. Champaign, IL - In-person only

    1/2 Day Conference -  Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP

    October 17, 2023 11:30 am to 4:30 pm (note this is the 3rd Tuesday of the month)

    In-Person Only, lunch included - please RSVP no later than October, 11, 2023.

    CiHRG is excited to welcome Steve Brown, Chief People Office of LaRosa's Pizzeria, Inc. to lead our half day conference.

    Steve Browne has devoted 30+ years of his career to human resources.  He currently is the Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc., a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio with 13 locations and more than 1,200 Team Members.

    Prior to LaRosa's, Steve held various HR management positions in the manufacturing, consumer products, and professional services industries.

    An active member of SHRM for more than 18 years, Steve has held several leadership roles, most recently serving as the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) representative for the North Central Region of SHRM.  Other responsibilities include Immediate-Past Ohio State Council Director for SHRM; State Conference Director for Ohio HR Conference Committee; and Past President of the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association. 

    Steve is an accomplished speaker who has been featured at local, regional and national Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses.  He also has testified on behalf of SHRM before Congress and has lead advocacy efforts at the state and national levels. He is the author of HR on Purpose !! which has been a bestseller for SHRM and Amazon.

    He's very active in Social Media, has a nationally recognized HR blog – Everyday People. (http://sbrownehr.com) – and often ranks among the 100 most influential HR voices on social media.  He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum called the HR Net which reaches over 9,500 people globally each week.

    Outside of his professional HR environment, Steve has held leadership roles in a host of civic groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board and the Great Oaks Business Partnership Council.

    Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Past events

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Paid Leave for All Workshop
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Health and Wellness -Taking Care of the HR Professional - ALL ABOUT YOU!!
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Central Illinois HR Conference
Tuesday, August 08, 2023 Using LinkedIn for Networking and Job Searches
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Champaign County Recruiters Network Meeting
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Veteran Hiring
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Your Financial Foundation at Every Career Stage
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 A Night of Wishes
Tuesday, May 09, 2023 Social Media Recruiting Tips
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Let's Talk Junior-Level Employment
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 CiHRG Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 CiHRG Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Attracting and Retaining Employees in a Tumultuous Job Market
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Find Your Voice: A Public Speaking and Improv Workshop
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Chamber Event: Untangle the Triange
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Chamber Event: Employment Law Update for 2023
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 Legislative Update
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Chamber Event: Best Practices to Avoid Wage and Hour Claims
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 CiHRG 1/2 Day Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Chamber Event: Updating Employee Handbooks
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Stay Interviews and Employee Engagement
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 CiHRG Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 SHRM Strategic HR Series
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Apprenticeship Programs
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Local Recruiting Initiatives
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 5 Keys to Igniting the Leader Within You
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Exploring Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Employment Law & Workplace Policy Conference
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 Leadership vs. Management
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Form I-9 Webinar
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 E-Verify Webinars
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 Form I-9 Webinar
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 Update on OSHA’s National and Regional Emphasis Programs
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 E-verify Webinar
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 CiHRG-monthly meeting - Cancelled
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 The Escape Game - Chasing Hahn
Friday, December 03, 2021 OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Earn Professional Development Credits by Attending E-Verify Webinars! - 11/24, 12/8, 12/22
Thursday, November 18, 2021 The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 Legislative Update
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Attracting A-Players With Your Story
Thursday, September 30, 2021 How to Use Handshake to Attract Employees
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 The New Landscape of Employment Law: Updates in 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021 Illinois SHRM
Monday, September 27, 2021 IL SHRM Virutal State Conference
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Get Hired Champaign County
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Business Success Seminar: Professionalism in the Work Place, Couldn't We All Use A Refresher?
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Next Generation Leaders: How to Attract, Engage & Retain a 5-Generation Workforce
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Investigative Interviewing Techniques: General Principles, Adapting for Trauma, and Mitigating Bias
Friday, August 06, 2021 Recruiting on Facebook Made Simple
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Strategic HR Virtual Series - 3 part series
Friday, June 11, 2021 Reimagining Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Leadership, Communication, and Motivation - Things you can learn from a Leader Dog
Monday, May 24, 2021 Mask Mandate Mayhem! A Briefing for Confused Employers
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Engaging from A Distance: Leading and Influencing a Remote Workforce
Thursday, April 29, 2021 NEW Illinois Law Prohibiting Use of Criminal Convictions: An Employer’s Guide
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Community Event - Tax Changes on the Horizon with the Biden Administration
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Behave Yourself: Accelerate Organizational Change Through Behavior!
Thursday, April 08, 2021 MMA Webinar: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Community event - More Regulation and Opportunities for Companies and Banking: What Businesses Can Expect from the Biden Administration
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Gearing Up for President Biden's Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Rules
Monday, March 22, 2021 SHRM Workplace Policy Conference 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Complimentary Webcast Three Part Series! The Biden Administration - What Businesses Need to Know
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Employment Law & Workplace Policy Conference
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 People, Passion, Purpose: Engaging the Never Give Up Mindset
Thursday, February 25, 2021 An Update on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 Maintaining Genuine Communication While Using Technology in Organizations
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 COVID 19 Vaccine and Laws
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Guest and lndividual meeting registration - COVID 19 - January 12, 2021
Thursday, December 17, 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Webinar
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and PNC Organizational Financial Wellness
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 CiHRG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 New Laws Forum
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Understanding Disability in the Workplace: LTD, STD, Workers' Compensation and Return to Work
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Part 2 - Using Your HR Brain in Equity and Excellence: The Neuroscience of Decision Making
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Using Your HR Brain in Equity and Excellence: The Neuroscience of Decision Making
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 IL SHRM Annual (VIRTUAL) State Conference
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 HR Virtual Summit!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2020 & Beyond: SmithAmundsen's Sixth Annual Complimentary Fall Seminar -- Virtual Live Panel
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Webcast - Developing a Strategic Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan
Thursday, September 17, 2020 The Rapid Growth of Telemedicine During the Pandemic
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 IL SHRM Strategic HR Virtual Conference
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 CiHRG Wild Apricot
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 The Cannabis Act & Worker's Compensation in Illinois And a Primer on the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Preparing to Return to the Office Following the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Servant Leadership
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Central Illinois Human  Resources (CiHRG)

PO Box 7291

Champaign, IL 61826-7291

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