People Learning!

Being Irresistible, Building Employee First Workplaces

Event Details:
When: December 11, 2019 9:00 am – December 11, 2019 3:30 pm
Location: Downstreet Housing & Community Development

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – N/A
VBSR Members – Varies

Registration is open

Join us for our next workshop in the Measure What Matters series “Being Irresistible, Building Employee First Workplaces” on December 11th at Downstreet in Barre, VT. This workshop will focus on employees, and participants will hear professional development case studies and explore: best practices for employee coaching and review processes, what makes a great employee handbook, how to draft effective, easy-to-understand policies, and how to support employees through benefits.

Jen Cinadr, VEIC, will share the process they use for employee coaching and professional development. Kara Campbell from Burton will share what their company does for non-traditional benefits, how they select benefits and some of the unique ways they educate employees about benefits. Dan Gauthier from VSECU will share a tool they use for onboarding employees, and Emily Gaynor from Bee’s Wrap will share the process their company is using to create an employee handbook, and also what their employee onboarding program looks like, and what they are aiming for it to be in the future.

VBSR’s Measure What Matters workshop series is your opportunity to learn from some of the best companies in New England, see how you measure up against industry leaders, and find new ways to improve your business operations. Workshop attendees will leave with  tools for change and an expanded network of professionals who believe in business as a power for good! Modeled after the B-Corp Impact Assessment, this new series will help members to better support their communities, reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to create the best workplace for their employees. Join us for a single workshop or two or the entire series. With a multi-workshop registration, different employees in your organization can attend different workshops. Workshops are available for VBSR and NHBSR members only, with 50% discounts for Champion Members and 25% discounts for Gold Members.

Click here to register for the workshop.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Series Underwriters

VSECU LogoVSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity. Together we make change, simply by banking. VSECU is a VBSR Champion Member.



Mascoma Bank LogoMascoma Bank was founded in 1899 by community members seeking ways to establish a healthy local economy. For over 118 years, Mascoma Bank’s foundation of mutuality has continued to be a force for positive change supporting communities to reach thriving sustainability. Now as a Certified B Corporation® we continue our mission to be Best for the World®, a company where we don’t answer to stockholders, but respond to the needs of our communities.


Series Sponsors: 

New Chapter Logo       Vermont Creamery Logo


Series Friend: 

Davis & Hodgdon Associates


Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the Measure What Matters series and for single workshops. Please contact for more information.