Mile High SHRM Event: Leveraging Benefits for Success - Novel Approaches

Every company must offer benefits to attract new talent and to keep their current employees happy. Usually, these benefits are not crazy, unreachable things. They’re things that every worker needs to keep working efficiently in the company, like health insurance. But due to all the competition out there, companies might also offer some special advantages to captivate more candidates, like extra vacation days. This is good, but companies must also learn how to improve the benefits they already offer.

If you’re a CEO or a Human Resources professional, you should always keep your skills and knowledge updated. Especially the ones that have to do with what you offer to your workers. This doesn’t mean getting rid of the knowledge you already possess, but rather take new perspectives into it. This will help you grow your company, improve its image to the world, hire hard working people and keep your employees happy.

The new Mile High SHRM quarterly education event will help you exactly with that. It’s a great event for anyone that wants to be updated with what’s new in the HR industry. Or for those who need new ideas to improve the attractiveness of their vacancies.

About Mile High SHRM

Mile High Society for Human Resource Management (Mile High SHRM) was founded in 1938 and ever since has worked to help the HR industry. With the passing of the years, they’ve grown the number of their members to over a thousand. These members work to educate new and old HR professionals and give them the opportunity to improve their business skills. They also try to help their community.

As a way of helping their members and all professionals of the industry, Mile High SHRM brings the “Talent Equity in Action Series”. This is a program that consists of two in-person and two virtual events. Some of the topics they’ll touch on are: equity gaps, the creation of “an inclusive and talented workforce”, the strategy to increase diversity, and more. The best thing is that it’s free for Mile High SHRM members and for all community members. As you can see, the knowledge and tools members will get from this series will help them in their professionals and personal lives. Be on the lookout for their first session, which it’s programmed for June.

Though that’s not the only way they help, they have many other conferences and webinars throughout the year, as well as courses. In fact, they have a SHRM certification and a course to prepare you for it. According to them, SHRM certifications are “the only behavioral competency-based programs in the field”.

Their certification prep course is led by a SHRM certified instructor, who will guide you through it all. You’ll get to participate in interactive discussions, get tips from an expert, and answer sample test questions. Don’t worry if you have many other responsibilities at home, because they have a flexible schedule. You’ll have classes on a 3-week schedule, and you can study the resources that they give you whenever suits you better. Plus, when you register, you’ll get the 2023 SHRM Learning System. This is an interactive tool to help you prepare better for the ultimate exam.

If besides learning and preparing yourself more, you’re also looking to help the organization, you can become a member. There are different memberships and you can help in different ways depending on which one you fit the best. There’s the General, the Professional and the Resource Provider membership. They also have an extra, the Student Membership for all those studying a degree related to HR. You’ll also have to pick one of the membership packages, which have different costs.

These can go from the “Basic Annual Membership” package to the “All Access Membership” package, with more in between. Don’t forget that there are also many member benefits, like discounts for conferences and for the quarterly educational events.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Lakewood Country Club at 6800 W 10th Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80214, United States

The “Leveraging Benefits for Success – Novel Approaches” event is a Quarterly Education event. It will be about “harmonizing benefits for internal efficiencies and to attract and retain talent”. This means you’ll learn to apply new perspectives to the comprehensive benefits you and your company offer. This in order to improve your company’s appeal to the new talent and your employees’ happiness, motivation for working hard and efficiency. Basically, you’ll learn to “be creative when it comes to benefits”.

There’s already an agenda full of conferences for all the attendees. First, registration will take place from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. Then, there will be half an hour of networking and lunch, from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. After that, at 1:00 pm, the session “Harmonizing Benefits: A Case Study” will begin, and will last an hour. Then, from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm there will be the “Alternative Health Coverage: Decreasing Cost and Increasing Satisfaction” session. And finally, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm there will be a panel discussion. Don’t worry, there will be time to relax during their 15-minute breaks between sessions.

The event is approved for 3 SHRM and 3 HRCI general credits.

Registration is open now and until May 24th. It’s free for select package holders, costs $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

About the Sessions

Session 1: “Harmonizing Benefits: A Case Study”
This is a case study “on best practices in harmonizing benefits”. They’ll teach you many different things related to this topic. Some of them are: empowering your employees, “redefining HR processes”, “Leveraging size during negotiations”, among others. Apart from the planning process, you’ll also learn about all the benefits that this will bring to your company.

Session 2: “Alternative Health Coverage: Decreasing Cost and Increasing Satisfaction”
The speakers will show what alternative health coverage options you can provide to your employees. They’ll also tell you the benefits your company will get from offering them, like decreasing the healthcare costs and increasing the job satisfaction. As if that’s not enough, you’ll also learn how alternative health coverage can help the attraction and retention of employees.

Session 3: Panel Discussion
All speakers will be part of a q & a session, where they’ll answer questions related to new approaches to benefits. During the panel, they’ll also specifically discuss the “in’s and out’s and legal considerations in developing novel approaches to benefits”. And they’ll share their own experiences in leveraging benefits.


Kevin Booth
Director of Benefits at Jollibee Foods Corporation, USA / Speaker of Session 1

According to his LinkedIn, he’s a HR professional that concentrates his job in “benefits, project management and system integration. He has experience as Director of Total Rewards at Impact Group and Benefits Manager at Smashburger.

Carol Dodd
Vice President and Employee Benefits Consultant at HUB International Insurance Services / Speaker of Session 1

She’s an expert in “self-funded and fully funded insurance plans”. She also has great knowledge about “strategic planning”, “benefit design development”, “HR system implementations”, and many more topics. Her past jobs include Manager of Customer Proposals and Reporting at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. As well as Vice President and Benefits Broker/Consultant at Denver Management Advisors, Inc.

Brandy Nunes
Owner of Nunes Partners / Speaker of Session 2

She’s an alternative health specialist that helps businesses “offer more flexible coverage options”. She’s worked as a Program Manager at Brand Agent, and as an Account Manager at Fusion 4 Branding. Plus, besides currently owning Nunes Partners, she’s also a Certified Benefits Counselor for Aflac.

Leo Nunes
Owner of Nunes Partners / Speaker of Session 2

According to his LinkedIn, he has skills in “Customer Service, People Management, Business Relations, Project Management, and more.” He’s worked as a Brand Promotions Manager for Brand Agent and as an Account Manager for Fusion 4 Branding. He’s also currently a Certified Benefits Counselor for Aflac.

Sarah Bhagwandin
ERISA attorney with Polsinelli / Speaker Session 3

She gives advice to different clients about a wide variety of employee benefits’ problems. Some of this counseling includes areas like “health and welfare plans”, “defined benefit plans”, “nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements”, and many more.

Second Language Classes are a Great Benefit to Attract and Retain Employees

Many companies have the main goal of working on the benefits they offer to attract and retain employees. Human Resources is already a very competitive field, so you better be creative with your benefits. If that’s your case, then you should consider offering second language classes to all employees. That’s one attractive benefit, because it’ll help employees in their personal and professional lives, and it’ll help your company as well. So, both sides win!

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