We know that when it comes to Human Resources (HR), there are unique concerns that dictate the operation of your department and your organization. From HR best practices and optimization of your HR programs, to important legal compliance issues and workplace policies – we can help. Join our AEM Engage Development Series to leverage the knowledge and experience of legal experts, HR and payroll advisors, and peers within the HR community.

Each session will include virtual large group instruction as well as focused breakout circles at either the Foundation or Influencer level, allowing you to join a group of collaborative professionals to leverage the knowledge of HR advisors, legal experts, and other professionals in a confidential setting. Breakout circles will be formed based on each attendee’s industry, level of HR responsibilities and years of HR experience to pair you with others that you can best relate with and learn from.

Also, new in 2021, we will offer two half day, in-person events with a variety of topics and breakout sessions to choose from.

Our Foundation Circles are for those:

  • new to managing HR and payroll responsibilities

  • requiring additional technical training for their role in HR

  • with HR Generalist titles

  • proactively preparing for business growth

Our Influencer Circles are for those:

  • experienced and confident in handling most day to day HR responsibilities

  • wanting to take a seat at the leadership table within their organization and provide valuable insight related to strategic decisions

  • ready to move from compliance-focused HR operations to a more strategic and employee-focused HR approach

  • who are wanting to take their organization’s HR department to the next level

Our AEM Engage attendees will leave with real world experience and industry knowledge to help build the skills and knowledge to confidently and successfully manage employment risk, ensure compliance, execute your organization’s HR strategies and move your HR department to the next level.

Session Details

March 2021 -
November 2021

One virtual session per month on the third Tuesday of each month    |   9:00 – 11:30 AM
Two of these sessions will be half-day events with in-person and virtual participation options.
See below for the full list of dates and topics being covered.

$2,300 per person
Invoiced in full upon registration.
Limited Capacity – Sign up now!

Topics Include:

March 16   |  COVID-19 Updates, HRIS Systems and HR/Payroll Automation  (COVID-19: Current Legislation, Remote Workplace, FFCRA, and Unemployment; HRIS Systems: Options, Compliance Considerations, Effective Implementations, and Maximizing System Utilization)

April 20   |   Effective Recruiting, Employee Onboarding, & Immigration   (Identifying and Attracting the RIGHT Candidates and Improving the Employee Experience, Current Compliance Issues, Auditing, Raids, Auditing and Automation of I9’s, and Nonresident Workers)

May 18   |  Wage & Hour Compliance and Contractor Classification  (Pay Equity, Compensation Review, FLSA, and MN Wage Theft

June 15   |   Handbook Compliance*  (What is Required, How to Develop Effective Policies, and How to Get the Most Out of Your Handbook)

July 20   |  Effective Benefits Program Management and Retirement Plan Considerations  (Plan Auditing and Compliance, Benefit Taxation, Selecting Brokers and Providers, and Evaluating Employee Value Proposition)

August 17   |  FMLA, ADA, & Leave of Absence Administration Best Practices  (How These Programs Work Together, Internal Processes & Training, Systemization, and Review of Complex Scenarios)

September 21   |  Performance Management Culture and Systems, Tough Conversations and Legal Implications (Effective Program Development, Format Options, Planning and Training, and Supporting a Culture of High Performance)

October 19   |  Succession Planning for Key Positions and Talent Development Initiatives  (Structured Training Programs, Developing a Culture of Employee Development, Key Employee Succession Planning, and M&A Considerations)

November 16   |   Group-selected Topics (TBD)*

* Denotes that this will be a half-day session with in-person and virtual participation options.

What You Gain

  • Access to over 100 years of combined real-world experience in the HR & Payroll industry to help you answer your biggest HR practice and policy questions.

  • Access to leading workplace law attorneys from Blethen Berens, a regional law firm dedicated to providing the highest level of client service and legal representation in the ever-changing workplace law landscape.

  • A peer group setting fostering knowledge, support, and relationships that you can leverage in your daily HR role for years to come.

  • Cost effective and convenient HR learning and development without the challenges of enrolling in college courses and with more support and accountability than self-study options.

  • Tools, resources, and practical ideas to take back to your organizations to make immediate positive impacts.


Registration is now closed for the 2021 season.  Please look for information regarding next year’s session or contact an AEM Workforce Solutions team member at (507) 524-4282 to discuss additional HR resources for your organization!