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    May Chapter Meeting- Double Header

    Date: May 9, 2019, 11:30am – 2:00pm
    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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    Double Header Month come and learn How to Handle Employee issues from Personality Conflicts to Loss Time and Productivity

    Handling High Conflict Personalities in the Workplace

    Presented by: Rick Vinnay, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Director, The Solutions Group

    Most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), as people with abrasive or challenging behaviors. HCPs can be difficult people with whom to work, live and resolve conflicts. They can be rigid, angry, attacking, criticizing, lying, spreading rumors, manipulative, self-absorbed, attention-getting, self-sabotaging, and sometimes violent. Whether it’s a supervisor, an employee, the owner, or clerical staff, it’s easy to judge the whole person based on their challenging behaviors. Unless the person is going to be fired or moved to a different division, you are going to have to deal with that person. In this workshop we will learn simple steps to address their behaviors and the situations that ensue to create a more harmonious and productive work environment. 


    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.



    Rick Vinnay, LCSW, CEAP, has worked in the behavioral health field since 1996, receiving his Masters degree in Social Work in 1995.  Prior to this he worked in many corporate business settings as an Engineer in the fields of Marketing and Project Management, having received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Rick has worked in the EAP industry for the past 18 years, most of this time in EAP management.  In addition to his administrative duties as the EAP Director at The Solutions Group, he provides consultation to supervisors, managers and Human Resources professionals. Rick also provides organizational interventions and conducts trainings.  He is a member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.  Rick has worked with a very diverse client population, in a wide variety of settings and a multitude of presenting issues.  His realistic and empathic approach to presenting information and problem solving is very effective in any situation.


    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)

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