“In today’s diverse business environment, a broad understanding of strategic and effective HR methods to workforce management and training is critical.”

Learning from experts in their field, the academy takes HR leadership to the next level through on-site operational analysis, engaging executive-level discussions and skilled best practice insights.


Developing Strategic HR Professionals

The academy meets each month at a leading Georgia company and provides HR professionals an opportunity to grow their skill set and network with other HR leaders and executives throughout Georgia. This training will refine existing skills and provide knowledge to become a valued leader in the organization.


Program of Studies

• Employee Relations
• Employment Law
• Legal Environment
• Workers Compensation
• Legal Perspectives on Interviews
• Progressive Discipline
• Terminations
• Becoming a Strategic HR Professional


Schedule

OPENING RETREAT
September 23-24, 2019
Holiday Inn Express— Savannah

  • DIRTT Plant Tour
  • Meet and Greet
  • Boot Camp for New HR Leaders
  • Understanding the Role of Human Resources Today
  • Cost of Employment Litigation Problems
  • Overview of Employment Laws
  • Creating Effective Disciplinary Documentation
  • Winning Unemployment Cases
  • Contemporary Culture & the Law of Harassment
  • Legal Interviewing & Employment Offers
  • Hiring Without Backfiring
  • ADA/FMLA
  • Becoming a Strategic HR Leader

TBA VISIT
October, 16, 2019
TBA

  • Plant Tour
  • Overview of Company/HR Best Practices
  • OSHA/Safety/Workers’ Compensation

GEA FALL CONFERENCE
November 6-7, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

  • Update on Recent Legal Developments

KIA MOTORS MANUFACTURING VISIT
December 5, 2019
Kia Motors Manufacturing, West Point

  • Plant Tour
  • HR Best Practices
  • ERISA for Dummies
  • Benefits Planning & Administration
  • Introduction to FLSA

EGGS AND ISSUES
January 15, 2020
State Capitol- Atlanta
Representatives from Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Governor and elected leaders provide updates on the legislative agenda and new developments that impact Georgia businesses.

IN-CLASS SESSION
February 12, 2020
Eagle Conference Room, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins

  • Conducting Effective Harassment & Discrimination Investigations

IN-CLASS SESSION
March 11, 2020
Cherry Blossom Room, 577 Mulberry Street, 16th Floor, Macon

  • Experience a Union Campaign
  • The Use of Peer Review/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Importance of Remaining Union-Free
  • Advanced Labor Relations

GEA SPRING EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
April 2020
Savannah
All HR Leadership Academy participants will be recognized at the GEA Spring Conference & will receive a Diploma. Graduates receive a 5-year individual GEA membership.


Interested in Academy Enrollment?

Contact GEA Executive Director, Buddy McGehee, for nomination information. Academy starts in September 2019.  Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Cost: GEA Members $1950, Non-Members $2250