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    May Chapter Meeting

    Date: May 9, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Delyce Maciel
    Las Cruces Convention Center
    680 E University Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    SNMSHRM Members: $20 ; Guests (Non-Members): $30 ; NMSU Student SHRM Members $10
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    The Power of Connection in Employee Engagement

    Presented by: Susan MacLean, VP – Business Development & Wellness Solutions, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

    Creating a high functioning work team requires a leader who is fearless, bold, inspiring and willing to take risks for the common good. This theory, though commonsensical on one level, can fall short when clouded by lack of trust and incongruent cultural norms. Seven strategies for fostering connection and building a team of passionate, committed professionals for be presented.


    Integrated Absence Management – What Does It Mean?  Why Should You Have It?

    Presented by: Mingee Kim, Senior Vice President, Workforce Productivity – Risk Services Division, HUB International Limited

    Lost time and productivity directly affect the bottom line of any organization.  This seminar discusses managing the risks associated with employee injury, illness and lost productivity, which can result in significant cost savings and increase the performance of an organization.


    This presentation will be submitted for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI credit hour.



    Susie MacLean, M.S., is Vice President for Business Development and Wellness Solutions for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Prior to joining Presbyterian, Susie was President and CEO of The Solutions Group, a Wellness and Employee Assistance Program company she founded with business partner, Adam Stern, in 1999. Presbyterian purchased The Solutions Group in 2013.

    As a leader, Susie values inclusion and collaboration as tools for gaining employee trust and loyalty. During her 14 years as a successful business owner, Susie created a work environment that fostered both creativity and empowerment. She has continued that approach in her role at Presbyterian, where many members of the original TSG team continue to work today. TSG partners with clients in much the same way, developing programs and services to meet the unique health needs of their employees while making individual wellbeing a top priority.

    Passionate about health and wellness, Susie prides herself on both her personal and professional commitment to living and supporting a balanced lifestyle. She is a seasoned motivational speaker with a reputation for inspiring her audience with engaging examples and workshop concepts that offer real life applications. In 2015, she addressed attendees at the TEDxABQ Women event. Susie has also been a featured speaker at events sponsored by Albuquerque Quality Network, the Nursing Medical Surgical Symposium and the Society for Human Resource Management.

    Susie earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico. She is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Albuquerque and a 2005 graduate of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator Program. In 2013, Albuquerque Business First named Susie a Woman of Influence honoree.


    Mingee serves as the national practice leader for HUB’s Workforce Productivity practice, which focuses on absence management.  She has near ten years of experience in integrated absence management and process improvement. She has worked with a wide range of customers both in size and industry, including manufacturing, food and beverage distribution, educational services and health care.  Mingee has worked with these organizations to address the linkage between individual health, program/process design and workforce productivity. Mingee analyzes Disability, Leave, Workers’ Compensation, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Medical programs to identify commonalities across these programs and how these benefits are perceived and utilized.  She develops and implements evidence-based, data-driven strategic solutions to improve employee experience and contain costs.


    From 2011 to 2013, Mingee pioneered a new role and service at Laurus Strategies as a leave management consultant.  She served as an employer and employee Children's Health to facilitate return to work for Workers’ Compensation, Family Medical Leave and Disability claimants.  The role required large process improvement initiatives and considerable education to internal employer stakeholders that resulted in significant success in aggregate loss reduction and cost savings.  Specifically, she was able to reduce the employer’s Workers’ Compensation loss ratio from 125 percent to 30 percent in two and a half years. As a result, Mingee developed extensive knowledge about the employer’s experience when employees are absent from work and, equally important, the role of work to the individual employee.


    B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Communications – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    MHSA, Health Management and Policy – University of Michigan School of Public Health


    Certified Professional Disability Management (CPDM)

    Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS)

    To register for this meeting,  simply CLICK HERE to complete a registration form.  You must register by the Friday before the event. You may pay at the door (cash or check) or through our PayPal site below.  

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