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HR 101.03-Immigration Law: What Employers Need To Know About the I-9

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

11:45 AM-1:00 Presentation will begin promptly at 12:00 PM

Manhattan Chamber Boardroom, 501 Poyntz Avenue


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Gabriela A. Vega

Immigration and Family Law Attorney

Gabriela's desire to become an attorney arose out of her family's experience immigrating to the United States. From the age of ten, as she served as her parents' translator and only advocate, she realized the importance of having the right advocate at your side. Gabriela completed her high school education at Holcomb High School in Holcomb, Kansas. She knew at that early age that her calling was the law. She completed her undergraduate education at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 2001 and received her Juris Doctorate from the Washburn School of Law in 2003. Gabriela focuses her practice on family law and immigration law.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:45 AM-Noon Presentation will begin promptly at 11:00 AM

Manhattan Chamber Boardroom, 501 Poyntz Avenue 

Free for members; $15 for non-members


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HR 101.04-Documentation Dilemma and "HR"-What This Means for YOU

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

11:45 AM-1:00 Presentation will begin promptly at 12:00 PM

Manhattan Chamber Boardroom, 501 Poyntz Avenue


Cindy V 2019 profile

Cindy Volanti

Human Resource Manager-Riley County Clerk's Office

Cindy Volanti is the Human Resource Manager for Riley County and has held that position for 14 years.  She was promoted into her current position upon her completion of her Kansas State University General Business and Human Resource Management duel degree in 2005.  Cindy has been employed with Riley County Clerk’s Office for 26 years and has been involved with; Payroll, Benefits and HR for 20 years.

Cindy is an active member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2012.  She completed the certification requirements as a Senior Certified Professional in July 2015 to earn SHRM-SCP.  Cindy was also been a member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) as a Certified Professional/Specialist (CP) from 2012-2018. 

Cindy is an active member of the local SHRM Chapter, Human Resource Management Network (HRMN).  She was elected into the Vice President (President Elect) position for the 2018 term.  Now serving as the Chapter President in 2019 and involved with several committees, as well as a current member of the KS SHRM State Council. 

Cindy has also been an active member of the Kansas County Human Resource Association, an affiliate board of the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC), since 2000.  She has held the position of Treasurer from 2016 - 2018. 

Volunteer activities include; member of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Committee, board member of Manhattan Area Housing Partnership, Inc,  Manhattan Discovery Center events volunteer, and several other community activities.

HR 101.05-The MVP of HR: The Employee Handbook

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

11:45 AM-1:00 Presentation will begin promptly at 12:00 PM

Manhattan Chamber Boardroom, 501 Poyntz Avenue



Phillip M. Hayes, SPHR – VP, HR Services & Operations for The Arnold Group (TAG), a human resource company providing HR consulting, supervisory training, employment assessments as well as full-time & temporary staffing services. In his time at TAG, Hayes has provided comprehensive HR consulting services to numerous clients in a variety of industries focused on compliance, organizational effectiveness, talent management, performance management and leadership effectiveness. Hayes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in HR Management from Bellevue University and Masters of Management Information Systems from Friends University. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Hayes is quite active in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and currently serves as the Director for the Kansas SHRM chapter. He also serves as a board member for the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc. In 2006, Hayes was recognized as the “Wichita HR Professional of the Year” and “Kansas HR Professional of the Year” in 2007. Throughout his career Hayes has worked with small to mid-sized companies, specializing in delivering customized, practical HR solutions. Hayes’ in-depth knowledge of human resources, coupled with his strong analytical skills and practical approach, enables him to work effectively in all facets of an organization. Projects have included: building HR infrastructure, completing HR assessments, compensation surveys and plans, policy development and administration, job analysis/descriptions, and performance management solutions, administering benefits and workers' comp programs, providing counsel and guidance to senior management teams, amongst others. Hayes has also facilitated a variety of HR and management training sessions ranging from “Supervisor Essentials” to “Employment Law: 101" and other programs to a wide range of organizations 

Series Overview:  HR 101.01 through .07
Monthly program to assist small businesses who intermittently assume Human Resources details. Navigate key issues efficiently as we discuss topics such as Employee Handbooks, Onboarding, Benefits and Compensation. HR 101 addresses hot-button, employer-employee issues that frequently make news headlines. Please join us each month for a new program.

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