Human Resources, Performance Management, Behavioral Hiring
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 Human Resources Management Series

Effective management of human resources is essential for creating successful organizational results. As a part of doing business, nonprofit organizations must be aware of and adhere to all legal employment requirements, exercise fair and equitable HR practices that attract and retain qualified individuals and provide a safe work environment. The Squeaky Clean HR Series will help nonprofit leaders and HR staff to provide a safe, welcoming, and productive work environment while protecting their employees and their organization from harmful and illegal practices.

The Squeaky Clean HR Series content is presented by the Human Resource Association of the Midlands and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands.


HRAM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP- or SHRM-SCP-. This program has been pre-approved for 2 PDCs for the SHRM-CP- and SHRM-SCP-. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit

HRAM is a recognized provider of re-certification credits. HR Certification Institute© preapproved this program for 2 HR (General) credit towards a PHRTM , PHR© , PHRca©, SPHR©, GPHR©, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM re-certification. The HCRCI- seal cannot be altered and can only be used in conjunction with the specific activity that was reviewed and pre-approved. 

2019 Series Overview

  • May 31st, 11:30 – 12:30pm (webinar) How to Interview and On-board Successfully

    You’ve selected your candidates and prepared your interview questions. Now it’s time to interview and make your next great hire! Learn effective interview techniques to identify the best candidate, then explore how to bring a new person into your organization’s fold. This workshop will examine best practices for ensuring a successful start for your new employee as well as relevant legal compliance issues.

  • June 21st, 9am – 11am (NAM Office): Bullying in the Workplace

    Thought you left the mean kids behind when you graduated from High School? Bullying in the Workplace is an emerging issue that is being examined by employees and employers.  During this session you will be presented information on what constitutes Bullying and how it adversely affects the workplace with lost productivity and engagement of employees.  Lastly, how to engage your senior leadership to engage and educate your workforce will be shared.

  • September 27th, 11:30 – 12:30pm (Webinar): Performance Management

    You've hired them and now they're on the job.  How do you ensure employees are doing their best work?  Formal employee appraisals are only a small part of the incentive to increase performance. Performance management is an everyday process and the biggest part of a manager's job in meeting the organization's goals. Learn to use the six-step performance management process on an everyday basis to manage your employee’s talents and expertise to meet your team and organizational goals.

  • October 18th, 9am – 11am (NAM Office): Trends in Compensation and Benefits

    This workshop focuses on up-and-coming trends in benefits and compensation in nonprofit organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to explore emerging issues and creative benefits offered, many that are low cost. The webinar will cover the following topics related to compensation trends:
         • Where is the market heading with merit pay?
         • Identifying an organization’s compensation philosophy
                  - Does the organization lead, align or lag?
         • How is employee performance measured to compensation?
                  - Are employees rewarded based on performance?
                  - If rewards are based on performance, is there a line of sight approach
                    taken with the reward? Does the employee clearly understand how his/her
                    work performance will result in compensation?
         • Using incentive plans to drive results
                  - Ensuring that incentive programs align with strategic goals of the organization
                  - Using incentive programs to drive the right kinds of behavior
         • Paying for talent
                  - Nonprofit does not mean free talent
                  - How agencies can position themselves to compete with for
                    profit organizations
         • What perks can be provided to employees that are as valuable as compensation?

  • December 6th, 9am – 11am (NAM Office): Managing Up

    In this session, you’ll learn tools to help you work with your boss in a way that produces the best possible results for your organization AND reduce your stress level at the same time. Set yourself up for success by learning how to align with your boss on expectations, communication, and accountability.


Webinars: $10 per person

NAM Office: $35 for NAM or HRAM members; $70 for not-yet members.

To register, click the link(s) above and sign-in if you are a NAM member to receive discounted pricing.


About Your Trainers:

Robin Fredieu is a passionate and energetic organizational development professional with over 16 years of OD and human resources experience.  She is currently an Organization Development Consultant with Centris Federal Credit Union, and has held similar roles at Hayneedle, Bank of the West and Commercial Federal Bank. In her current role, Robin is responsible for the employment onboarding process, management and leadership training programs and employee relations. She is President of the Omaha ODN chapter, and holds the Professional in Human Resources credential (PHR), as well as the Society for Human Resource Management certification credential SHRM-CP. 

Ralph Kellogg serves as the Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Training at Centris Federal Credit Union. Mr. Kellogg has over twenty years of experience in banking, customer service, sales, and non-profit arenas. Mr. Kellogg has an extensive background in strategic planning, training, corporate communications, and human resources, to include the areas of employee relations and labor union management.

Mr. Kellogg received a B.S. in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1992. He obtained an MBA from Bellevue University in 2002, and an M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University in 2009. In 2012 Mr. Kellogg received a B.S. in Human Resources Management from Bellevue University earning cum-lade designation. Mr. Kellogg holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as the Senior Certified Professional (SCP) in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Kellogg also has the Professional in Project Management (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute. Mr. Kellogg has also earned professional certifications from Cornell University in the areas of Employee Relations and Strategic Human Resources Management.

Kellogg also works as an Adjunct Instructor at Bellevue University where he teaches courses in Human Resources.

Kellogg is also a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council and has had several articles published on the Forbes HR Council website about various employment topics

Kellogg is active with the Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM), and teaches strategic management to PHR and SPHR candidates. Mr. Kellogg serves on the BOD of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM), and Inclusive Communities,.