Seminar Webinar Series: Building Leadership & Resiliency for the Post-COVID Marathon that Lies Ahead

Event Details:
When: June 24, 2020 1:00 pm – July 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar Series via Zoom

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – Varies
VBSR Members – Varies

Registration is open

VBSR in partnership with Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence is pleased to offer a 5-part leadership development seminar series to assist leaders at all levels of Vermont companies and organizations.

This seminar series will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar.


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Building Leadership & Resiliency for the Post-COVID Marathon that Lies Ahead

A five-part webinar seminar series presented by VBSR and Hickok and Boardman HR Intelligence

VBSR and Hickok and Boardman HR Intelligence

Webinar Series Schedule:


Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty and Change – Building Resilience

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our organizations. As we move beyond the initial crisis, leaders report feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, and unsure about how to navigate the next phase and the changing nature of work. In this webinar, we will explore how leveraging emotional intelligence, building resilience, and using principles of change management will help you personally and professionally to lead calmly and effectively during times of crisis, change, and uncertainty.
Best Practices for Effectively Communicating with Employees
in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Effective and meaningful employee communication is not the same in times of crisis, change, and uncertainty. The COVID-19 global health crisis has affected how most organizations get work done through their employees. Organizations have had to rethink and redefine their internal processes, work arrangement policies, travel policies and guidelines, supply chain, and communications plans. We will explore how effective leaders are making adjustments to when and how they communicate with their employees to show appreciation, ask for assistance, deliver tough news, and steer the business through stormy waters.

This workshop has been approved for 1.25 credits by HRCI and SHRM.

Managing Performance for Remote Employees

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to be more flexible. Employees are stretching to fill new roles while working remotely, some for which they’ve never been trained. Leaders are having to constantly adapt to shifting priorities, navigate new health and family concerns, and manage new remote work arrangements. Most performance review processes are no longer adequate or useful. Join us to explore how to effectively support and evaluate the performance of your remote employees.
Reviewing Employee Compensation Programs During COVID-19

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

What is the right thing to do about employee compensation during this global public health crisis? Every organization is going to be a little different. In this webinar we will discuss options for how to use incentive pay for front-line and essential employees, or “hot jobs.” We will explore how to be gentle when reducing pay or using furloughs to generate cost savings, when it can’t be avoided. We will also review pay compression, pay equity, and the value of periodically benchmarking your positions against credible market data.
Organizational Restructuring During COVID-19

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Organizations are shifting and adjusting as we navigate through this global public health crisis. As our new work paradigm becomes clear and more consistent, business leaders are faced with difficult decisions when positions and employees are no longer needed. While the talent market has changed since before COVID-19, your Employer Brand is still key to attracting, engaging, and retaining the best talent. How you treat employees as they leave your organization is as important as how you onboard new employees. It tells a very important story about employee experience. Join us to discuss how to lead with compassion if you have to lay-off or furlough employees.


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Cert            Cert

This seminar series has been submitted for HRCI/SHRM credits and is pending approval.

Meet our presenters:

Karin Tierney

Karin Tierney – Director of Strategic HR Services, Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence

Karin joined Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence in September of 2017 as the Director Strategic HR Services.  Karin brings 20 years of experience in Human Resources as a specialist, generalist and strategic business partner, having worked in higher education, state government, and manufacturing. Karin regularly conducts trainings at organizations on leadership development topics, including Managing Difficult Conversations, Emotional Intelligence, and Coaching to Improve Employee Performance. She is also certified as a Professional of Human Resources (PHR).

Maribeth Spellman

Maribeth Spellman – 
Director of Workforce Engagement, Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence

Maribeth serves as the Director of Workforce Engagement for Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence and is committed to working with employers at every stage of the employee life cycle to attract, motivate, develop and retain engaged employees. Maribeth has over 20 years of experience in the employment and personnel fields, serving most recently as the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources for the State of Vermont, where she was responsible for providing the full range of HR services to a workforce of over 8,000 employees.


This seminar series will take place virtually using Zoom Webinar as the platform. Leading up to the date of each webinar in the series, you will receive an email from carrac@vbsr.org with login information to join the the Zoom webinar.

Please note: these workshops are open to all, including VBSR-members and non-members.

Discounts for those registering for multiple webinars as well as those who are members of VBSR are available and will appear when you click the ticket type to register.


Thank you to our Webinar Series Sponsor:

Hickok & Boardman

Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence is built upon a tradition of integrity, industry leadership, and excellence. We are committed to delivering tailored benefit solutions with thoughtful strategic planning, valuable professional services, and technology-based solutions that result in sustained customer and employee satisfaction. Through initiative and follow through, we help our customers find answers, implement solutions, and anticipate consequences.



Questions? Reach out to carrac@vbsr.org.