Join 501 Commons and 501(c) Services for a dedicated three-hour training broadcast for nonprofit leaders.
This program will feature topics addressing the risk of operating during the pandemic, employment law changes surrounding COVID-19, and the latest strategies for hiring.
The event is free and has three (3) hours of HRCI/SHRM credit available.
RSVP for a single session or the entire program.
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Location: Online broadcast
Cost: None
HRCI/SHRM Credit: 3.0 hours

Schedule (All times are Pacific)

9:00 AM – Welcome
9:10 AM – Protecting Nonprofit Property and Staff During Coronavirus
10:00 AM  Break
10:10 AM  Employment Law Update: COVID-19 in the Workplace
11:00 AM  Break
11:10 AM  How 2020 Has Reshaped Nonprofit Recruiting 
12:00 PM  End
Continuing education details

HRCI/SHRM Credit: Both available

Total Credits Available: 3.0

  • Safety Session – 1.0 credit
  • Employment Law Session – 1.0 credit
  • Recruitment Session – 1.0 credit
Summary of Presentations 
Protecting Nonprofit Property and Staff During a Global Pandemic
HRCI/SHRM Credits Available: 1.0

Is your organization ready to keep employees and the communities you serve safe following a national shut-down? COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon. For the short term, you will have to learn to operate with it.
Join us as we discuss some common, and not so common, safety strategies to protect your organization from not only illness but the financial risks associated with unsafe work environments. We will be discussing:
  • What is often recommended to reopen a place of business following a stay-at-home order.
  • What steps nonprofits should take to keep their employees and customers safe.
  • How COVID-19 can lead to workers compensation claims liability.
  • Additional resources that can help.
Moderator: Heidi Posada, Senior Producer, 501(c) Services; 
Panel: Janee Cantu, COO, Integrated Claims Management, Inc.; Patrick Sullivan, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Environmental Systems Corporation; Harold Sparrow, CEO, Greater Hartford YMCA
Employment Law Update: COVID-19 in the Workplace
HRCI/SHRM Credits Available: 1.0

Join us for the fourth webinar in our series dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace. Nonprofits continue to grapple with a host of new employment and labor laws related to the pandemic. This session will provide an update on the new rules and offer practical suggestions for compliance. There will be time for questions and answers. As always, we will continue to monitor new developments up to the day before the webinar to provide the most up-to-date information possible.

Speaker(s): Bruce Sarchet, Attorney at Law, Littler
How 2020 Has Reshaped Nonprofit Recruiting
HRCI/SHRM Credits Available: 1.0
2020 has been a year where plans and expectations went up in smoke. Today nonprofit recruiters are taking it one day at a time while trying to patch together effective teams that can help them maintain their funding and missions during these unprecedented times. Join us as our panel of recruiting experts discuss their experiences, what they have learned thus far, and how they are looking forward for the rest of 2020. Some questions that will be addressed include:
  • How can nonprofits take advantage of this crisis to improve hiring methods?
  • What should organizations be doing as they continue to trim and expand staff as needs arise over the next six months?
  • How will the post-coronavirus environment affect sourcing talent?
Moderator: Sonya Llewellyn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Program Development, 501(c) Services
Panel: Aline Carton-Listfjeld, HR and Learning Program Manager, 501 Commons; Dixie Bullock, Coach Team Manager, NextJob; Benjamin Freedman, CEO, Weiser Innovations; 
Our Speakers
Janeé Cantu, COO, Integrated Claims Management
Janee Cantu is a COO of Integrated Claims Management. With 20 plus years’ experience in the industrial insurance field, Janee has been instrumental in developing ICM’s core quality standards and helping employers across Washington State navigate the complex WA State workers’ compensation law. With her extensive background in claims management and customer service, she relishes the opportunity to teach and educate employers so that they can make informed decision in this ever-changing workers’ comp realm.
Aline Carton-Listfjeld, HR and Learning Program Manager, 501 Commons
Aline (pronouns she/her) is Program Manager for HR & Learning Programs at 501 Commons in Seattle, WA. Aline partners with organizations to meet their HR and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI) goals. She has had a 20 + year career in consulting, law, higher education, community organizing, and nonprofit leadership. She has also owned and operated her own coaching and management consulting business. Aline is passionate about social justice, developing people, workplace conflict resolution through restorative practices, and aligning DEI goals and strategies with HR policies and practices.  Aline is an attorney by training and holds a Certificate of HR Management from the University of Washington.

Benjamin Freedman, President, Weiser Innovations LLC
Benjamin is a dynamic talent acquisition strategist with extensive experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sector. Currently, he is the President/CEO of Weiser Innovations, a talent acquisition strategy firm he founded in 2019. Prior to this, Benjamin led the talent acquisition function for multiple companies after a successful career within the staffing industry. His work has allowed him to build teams both nationally and internationally and at all organizational levels. Prior to his career in talent acquisition, Benjamin spent many years exclusively working in the non-profit sector. In this capacity, his focus was on youth development and education as well as work-force development.

Sonya Llewellyn, Director of Program Development, 501(c) Services
Sonya Llewellyn is a certified human resources professional (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) with an extensive background in the nonprofit sector. She concentrated her early career at an organization that served the developmentally disabled. With over 25 years of experience, Sonya has dealt with the full spectrum of human resources issues, ranging from internal investigations to daily problem solving of employee relations. Sonya is an active volunteer at several local nonprofits and is a member of SHRM, NCHRA, and regularly attends conferences for continuing education.

Heidi Posada, Senior Producer, 501(c) Services
Heidi Posada has been a Producer for 501(c) Services since 2010. She started her nonprofit career as a teacher at the La Crosse Area YMCA in Wisconsin. After graduating from college, Heidi moved to California where she continued her nonprofit career with the YMCA as a Youth Sports Director and as an Associate Executive Director. Later, Heidi joined the American Cancer Society California Division.
As a Producer for 501(c) Services, Heidi has moved from raising money for local nonprofits to saving money for nonprofits on a national level. She remains the organization’s primary account representative for YMCA’s. When Heidi is not working, she enjoys spending her free time playing sports, hiking, travelling, and volunteering for her favorite local event, Bark in the Park.

Bruce Sarchet, Attorney at Law, Littler
Bruce J. Sarchet has focused his entire legal career on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters. Most recently, Bruce has provided advice and counsel to businesses in addressing the complex employment law issues presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. He also serves as the California coordinator and liaison for Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI). Bruce also has a wide-ranging practice representing private, public and nonprofit entities in all aspects of labor and employment law.
With energy, enthusiasm, and intense focus, Bruce provides clients with superior quality work and exceptional client service and has earned a reputation as a hands-on problem solver. He crafts practical, real world solutions for workplace problems such as dealing with difficult employees and recognizing and balancing business realities and necessities with the need to minimize exposure to litigation.

Harold Sparrow, CEO, Greater Hartford YMCA

Harold Sparrow has served as the CEO of Greater Hartford YMCA in Connecticut since 2015. Prior to his position in Hartford, Harold was Senior Vice President of YMCA of Greater Boston. While he was at the Boston Y he helped create that organization’s urban agenda which engaged 150 civic, corporate, foundations, community and institutional leaders in a strategic planning initiative to more effectively serve Boston’s youth. From 2002-2007, Harold was Executive Director and CEO of the Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA), in Boston.
Patrick Sullivan, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Environmental Systems Corporation 
Over the course of Patrick’s extensive career, he has held executive-level positions leading sales, service and marketing teams for organizations operating on a national level. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives for ESC, he is responsible for expanding the company’s market share, focused on organic growth in existing sectors and identifying new business opportunities. Patrick is leading ESC’s strategic pursuit of opportunities in the cyber / physical security market, and has spearheaded strategic business and product development initiatives surrounding the introduction of ProveID, a proprietary solution focused on authenticating, monitoring and protecting people in the workplace. He is playing a critical role in working with clients to develop and implement customized reopening plans in the COVID-19 era to ensure a safe and efficient transition as employees return to the workplace.
Our Sponsors
501(c) Services
In 1982, 501(c) Services established the first trust in the country, 501(c) Agencies Trust, to offer a safe way for nonprofits to legally stop paying the state unemployment insurance tax while still covering unemployment charges for former employees. After nearly 40 years, their experience working exclusively with nonprofit organizations has expanded to offer a wide range of programs for mission-driven organizations including 501(c) HR Services, 501(c) Agencies Trust Group Retro Plan for Washington nonprofits, UInsure, Boy Scouts of America Unemployment Plan, and Native Freedom Trust for tribal organizations. Their success is due to our hands-on, full-service approach, coordinated by a fully staffed in-house team.

501 Commons
501 Commons provides expertise to nonprofits through more than 30 services, including a full range of management consulting; technology consulting; outsourced HR, accounting, IT infrastructure, and database management services; professional development and board training; and free information and referral services. They work with more than 2,000 organizations annually. As a nonprofit themselves, they are supported by dozens of philanthropic partners to keep their services affordable to nonprofits of all sizes.

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