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Roundtables (West Michigan)

In-person roundtable discussions held in Muskegon, Michigan with a cohort of ASE members.

Roundtables (West Michigan)

West Michigan roundtables provide an informal setting for groups of peers to come together and discuss areas of mutual interest, i.e., practices of other firms, legislation, or regulations.  Questions and discussions are welcome at any time during the meeting. Topics to be discussed at each meeting are selected by the group. Facilitated by the ASE West Michigan staff, the interchange may use an invited “expert” or may rely on participant resources. Roundtable groups meet October through May in the ASE West Michigan office in downtown Muskegon.

2023-2024 Schedule


Human Resources Roundtable 

Participants include professionals with a broad base of responsibility in various areas of human resources.

Topics may include: current trends for HR, FLSA, performance reviews, time off benefits, handbooks, internships, recruiting, workers compensation, health insurance, boosting morale, hiring minors, retention, payroll issues, immigration, background checks, record keeping, key performance indicators, coaching and performance management and more.

First Thursday in September, October, November,
December, January, February, March, and May
Schedule: 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/11, 2/1, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2

Training Roundtable

Participants include managers and coordinators responsible for any aspect of coordinating company training.

Topics may include: current trends in delivery and content, onboarding, training matrix’s, orientation, safety, coaching, measuring effectiveness, leadership training & development and Online resources.

First Friday in October, December, February, and April
Schedule: 10/6, 12/1, 2/2, 4/5

Safety Roundtable

Participants include safety directors/managers and committee members whose responsibilities require them to keep abreast of compliance regulations and risk management.

Topics may include: current trends in safety, Q&A with MIOSHA CET, PPE analysis and training, fire safety, fall rescue, visitor/contractor/temporaries training, ergonomics, emergency response and metrics, audits, safety teams and safety culture.

Second Thursday in October, November, December, January,
February, March, and May
Schedule: 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/18, 2/8, 3/13, 4/11, 5/16

HR Generalist Roundtable 

Participants include new and/or support HR professionals.

Topics may include: compliance issues, continuing education and resources, HRIS systems and records management, recruiting/interviewing, retention, FLSA overtime rules, orientation, training coordination, benefits administration and workers compensation.

Second Friday in October, December, February, and
April (starts 10/13)
Schedule: 10/13, 12/8, 2/9, 4/12

DEI Roundtable

Participants include those who have the responsibility of monitoring the diversity within their organization and responsible for implementing policy and practices that will evolve the culture to one of respect, connection and inclusion.

Topics may include: benchmarking and continuous measurement of DEI; Inclusion for retention, onboarding; auditing the workplace for prioritization; review of policies and practices that help or hinder an inclusive environment; best programs and events.

First Friday in November, January, March, and May
Schedule: 11/3, 1/12, 3/1, 5/3

Benefits Roundtable

Participants include directors/managers and administrators who have employee benefit responsibilities.

Topics may include: Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance, selling benefits, 401K, FMLA, attendance policies, part-time benefits, Health Insurance Survey and employee communication, benefits and strategic plan.

Second Friday in November, January, March, and May
Schedule: 11/10, 1/19, 3/8, 5/17

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