The Athens Area Society for

Human Resource Management 

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*****New for 2018******

AASHRM Meeting dates are now on the second Thursday of the month.  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July – no meeting
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Monthly meetings are held at the Athens Country Club (located at 2700 Jefferson Road
Athens, Georgia 30607) unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Athens Country Club


    Work Base Learning, Educator Externships, #OwnYourFuture Career and College Fair, Career Academy and Empower C3

    Educators are a vital link between our workplaces and the community. Laura Boswell, JCCS will connect the classroom to the workplace. Mrs. Boswell will educate us about Work Base learning, Educator Externships, Career Academy and Empower C3 and how our organizations can connect.

    Work Base Learning offers students insight into careers while still in high school and receive high school credit.

    Teacher Externships offer a unique professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. They provide an experience in which teachers spend time in a workplace to learn through direct experience about trends, skill requirements and opportunities in industries related to their subject in order to enrich and strengthen their teaching and bring relevance to student learning.

    The vision of Empower C3 is to prepare all students for success by providing personalized pathways to higher education and career opportunities.

    All of these aid in turn-over, job preparedness, strategic plans, succession planning and skilled labor.

    Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Relationship Management,

    Business Acumen

    Speaker: Laura Boswell

    Jackson County School System Business & Computer Science Instructor-23 years Yearbook Adviser-10 years Work Based Learning Coordinator-1 year Piedmont College Adjunct Instructor


    A combination of hands-on computer usage and application knowledge.


    Yearbook Awards 2007-2008 Aerie Yearbook "First Flight" 2007 Jostens Yearbook University; Individual Design-Division Page Award, Honorable Mention-Overall Theme American Scholastic Press Association Best First Issue. 2008-2009 Aerie Yearbook "Just Be" 2008 Jostens Yearbook University; Second Runner-up-Overall Theme Portfolio. American Scholastic Press Association - 1st Place Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Bronze Medalist Jostens Business Manager Contest - 2nd Place Nationwide 2009-2010 Aerie Yearbook "Perfect10n" American Scholastic Press Association - 1st Place Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Silver Medalist Jostens Business Manager Contest


    I received my Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business Education from the University of Georgia and my Specialist in Curriculum in Instruction from Piedmont College. I have taught professional development for the Department of Technical and Adult Education and have taught various classes for Lanier Technical College. My educational goal is to complete a doctoral program and teach full-time at the college level.


    I believe that as a teacher I am morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest of expectations for each and every one of my students. Thus, I maximize the positive benefits that naturally come along with any self-fulfilling prophecy; with dedication, perseverance, and hard work, my students will rise to the occasion. I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. I believe that I owe it to my students, as well as the community, to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in the children as well.

Past events

14 Mar 2019 Five Habits of Destructive Leaders
14 Feb 2019 "Are You Ready" Recent Developments in Employment Laws
13 Dec 2018 2018 Holiday Party
11 Oct 2018 Career Development
13 Sep 2018 Drug Free Workplace Training
14 Jun 2018 Worksite Wellness
10 May 2018 HR Legal Update
08 Mar 2018 Team Building & Professional Development
08 Feb 2018 Bridging the Generational Gaps in Your Workforce
11 Jan 2018 Hiring Veterans
14 Dec 2017 2017 Holiday Party
09 Nov 2017 ACA and Payroll Updates
12 Oct 2017 Webinar: The Roles of Employee Feedback, and How to Do It Right
14 Sep 2017 Human Resources Metrics
10 Aug 2017 UPDATED EVENT: HR is a Marathon- How to Stay Motivated as an HR Professional
08 Jun 2017 New Administration, New Rules, New Focus: What’s Next in Employment Law
11 May 2017 Ethics
13 Apr 2017 Mindfulness Training and Stress Management
09 Mar 2017 3 Laws of Leadership
09 Feb 2017 Great Promise Partnership
12 Jan 2017 Veteran Recruitment
08 Dec 2016 2016 Holiday Party
10 Nov 2016 Legal Updates for HR
13 Oct 2016 OSHA Overview
08 Sep 2016 Active Threat Training
11 Aug 2016 Legal and Effective Interviewing
09 Jun 2016 HR Strategic Development
12 May 2016 HR Legal Pitfalls
14 Apr 2016 Occupational Health
10 Mar 2016 How to Help Your Employees Plan for Retirement
11 Feb 2016 Wellness Programs
14 Jan 2016 Emergency Management and HR's Role
10 Dec 2015 AASHRM 2015 Holiday Party; THURSDAY DECEMBER 10TH - FREE for members!
10 Nov 2015 REMINDER!"Employment Law & Legislative Update"
13 Oct 2015 "Happiness is Job One"
08 Sep 2015 REVISED "Recent Development in Employment Laws"
11 Aug 2015 "Understanding Common 401k Administration Issues that HR Departments Face"
09 Jun 2015 Open Forum to Exchange Best Practices!
12 May 2015 "Unemployment Claims and Determinations" - REMINDER
14 Apr 2015 "Strategically Managing the HR Function"
10 Feb 2015 "How to Implement a Wellness Program"
13 Jan 2015 "The New SHRM Certification"
04 Dec 2014 AASHRM 2014 Holiday Party- FREE for members!
11 Nov 2014 "Unemployment Hearings – Preparation and Participation for Effective Employer Outcomes"
14 Oct 2014 "Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law"
09 Sep 2014 "Plan, Prepare, React: Active Shooter Response Options"
12 Aug 2014 "Growing Leadership to Retain Employees"
10 Jun 2014 “Identity Theft: Effects & Impact on employees and you as an HR professional”
13 May 2014 “Planning Memorable and Successful Events”
08 Apr 2014 "Worker's Compensation - A Legistative Update & Administrative Best Practices"
11 Mar 2014 "Top 20 Components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that Impact Employers"
14 Jan 2014 "The Value of Employee Financial Education"
10 Dec 2013 AASHRM 2013 Holiday Party- FREE for members!
12 Nov 2013 Troublemakers & Malcontents: Dealing with Difficult Employees and Minimizing Exposure
08 Oct 2013 The Strategic Role of HR in Today's Organizations
10 Sep 2013 The Affordable Care Act is almost here: what large employers need to know NOW
13 Aug 2013 Effective Communication for HR Professionals – You Had Me At Hello
11 Jun 2013 Supervising Snookie: Managing With Today's Cultural Influences
14 May 2013 Impact of Restructuring and Layoffs on Job Descriptions and Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance
09 Apr 2013 Developing an Internship Program
12 Mar 2013 Fitness for Duty Examinations and Return to Work Programs
12 Feb 2013 Why Hire A Veteran?
08 Jan 2013 It’s only just beginning: What changes are coming from the Affordable Care Act
11 Dec 2012 AASHRM Holiday Party- FREE for members!
13 Nov 2012 Managing and Coaching Challenging Employees
09 Oct 2012 Human Resource Management and Diversity Standards
11 Sep 2012 The “New” Americans with Disabilities Act:Who’s NOT Disabled??
14 Aug 2012 The Collision of MySpace, Your Space and Our Space
12 Jun 2012 Using Analytics to Drive HR Strategy
08 May 2012 The NLRB in 2012 - Hold Onto Your Seats!
10 Apr 2012 The Power of Perception over Reality in HR
13 Mar 2012 Strategic Topics with Significant Impact on Sustainability
21 Feb 2012 The Top 10 Employment Policies Every Employer Should Have
10 Jan 2012 Evaluations: Your Best and Worst Evidence
13 Dec 2011 AASHRM Holiday Party- FREE for members!
08 Nov 2011 FLSA - Scope of the Exemptions, Tests for the Exemptions, Effects of Improper Deductions, and Safe Harbor
11 Oct 2011 I-9 Compliance, Common Mistakes, and New Immigration Legislation
13 Sep 2011 Corporate Wellness Programs to Enhance your Benefits Plan
09 Aug 2011 Common Mistakes Even Smart Employers Make…(and how to correct them when you do )
14 Jun 2011 Risk Management & Heathcare Reform
10 May 2011 Hot Topics in Employment Litigation
12 Apr 2011 Understanding Health Savings Accounts
08 Mar 2011 Succession Planning - Building for the Future by Planning in the Present
08 Feb 2011 Employees and the New Economy: Upgrading Talent
14 Dec 2010 AASHRM Holiday Party- FREE for members!
09 Nov 2010 Background Checks and The Fair Credit Reporting Act: The Why and the What For
12 Oct 2010 Best Social Networking Practices
14 Sep 2010 Best Practices to Reduce Workers' Comp Claims
10 Aug 2010 Multiculturalism and Diversity
08 Jun 2010 Sexual Harassment Training
11 May 2010 Family and Medical Leave Act Education and Question Session with Dept. of Labor Representative Olivia Jones
13 Apr 2010 Fair Labor Standards Act
09 Mar 2010 Preparing for Federal Government Investigations, Audits, and Inquiries
09 Feb 2010 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 Briefing
16 Jan 2010 31st Annual AAHRC Martin Luther King, Jr Award Banquet
12 Jan 2010 Health Care Reform Update
08 Dec 2009 AASHRM Holiday Party!
10 Nov 2009 Maximizing Organizational Effectiveness in a Crosscultural Environment
13 Oct 2009 Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act
08 Sep 2009 Pay Strategies in Tough Times
11 Aug 2009 Occupational Medicine: Treatment and Prevention of Injuries in the Workplace
16 Jul 2009 “Young Dawg Career Bound”
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