Other Professional Events


MetLife PlanSmart invites BNHRA members to attend RetireWise, a complimentary retirement education workshop series
approved for eight (8) HRCI recertification credits! The next 4-part session is being offered October 6 - October 27. Click here for registration details.

August 20, 2015: Mitigating Legal Risk with Practical HR Solutions

Presented by: Mary P. Freer, SPHR, Senior Human Resource Consultant, Benefit Brokers of WNY

Please join us for a series of free business forums, sponsored by Benefit Brokers of Western New York and hosted by Alliance Advisory Group, which are designed to help you elevate your organization, network with other professionals and develop strategic relationships with subject-area experts. You may register for any or all of the sessions at one time. Sessions are completely free and include breakfast and materials.

Register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaqbvhni0c944946&oseq=&c=&ch=

PHR/SPHR Certification Prep

A 10-week training program designed primarily for individuals seeking certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

The PHR/SPHR exam evaluates the skills and knowledge of HR professionals, which is why experience is an eligibility requirement. There is not an endorsed/sponsored manual or course that will teach you how to pass HRCI's exam, but this course will help you prepare with a variety of study aid elements.

What's included in the PHR/SPHR Course:
• 10 weeks of instruction
• 1 week of test taking techniques
• Materials (book and binder of PPTs)
• a light dinner at each session
• study group coordination (either at the CPD or local designated location)
• online study forum
Nervous about passing? Don't be! Canisius has statistically been higher than the national in pass rates; however, we allow all our participants to sit in the next session of this course within one year of your paid registration. You'll be asked to bring your original course materials.

Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 09/10/15 (excluding 11/26/15)
Times: 5:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Price: $895; BNHRA Member Discount $795 (Use dicount code: BNHRA-TP15)

Click here to register

September 17: InfoTech WNY Social at Big Ditch Brewing Co.

Another great networking event brought to you by InfoTech WNY. Attendance will be limited to the first 125 registrants so check your calendars now! Registrants receive (2) drinks tickets (for beer or wine) and appetizers will be served. As usual, bring plenty of business cards.

When: Thursday, September 17 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Big Ditch Brewing Company | 55 East Huron Street | Buffalo, New York 14203

Cost: $25 members (includes BNHRA Members) | $35 non members | $40 at door for members & non members

Sponsored by:      

Register at: infotechniagara.org

September 30, 2015: The Future of Talent Development

Expanding Your Thinking, Leadership & Design Skills

ATD Buffalo Niagara presents a 1/2 day professional development workshop focused on helping you expand your thinking, leadership and design skills. Register by August 31st to receive special discount pricing. Register Here: http://astdniagara.org/event-1946704

Hilton Garden Inn | 12 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Click here for event flyer

Volunteer Opportunities Available through:

Junior Achievement of WNY
Junior Achievement of WNY is now seeking volunteer teachers for classes throughout the community! If you would like to play an important role in helping WNY students excel financially and in their desired careers, there are many classes that are currently in need of Junior Achievement volunteers. All of the classes listed need volunteers this school year, and your help is always appreciated!
There are classes available in a wide variety of convenient locations, with a ranging selection of age groups.
Please click here to view more information on this great opportunity to give back to your community.