HR Development Series


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 Abdo Engage Development Series to leverage the knowledge and experience of legal experts, Abdo's HR and payroll advisors, and peers within the HR community.

Each session will include virtual large group instruction as well as focused peer group discussion, 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.

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Who is this for?

The Abdo Engage HR Development series is designed for HR leaders with a range of experience, from those with newly assigned HR responsibilities to seasoned HR professionals looking to sharpen their skills and build a network of resources to take their organization and career to the next level.



Session Details

The nitty-gritty details about the when, the where, and the how-much.

March - November 2022

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One virtual session per month on the third Tuesday of each month   |   9:00 – 11:30 AM
See below for the full list of dates and topics being covered.

$2,400 per person
Invoiced in full upon registration.
( Limited Registrant Capacity )


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

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

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

Handbook Compliance   |   What is Required, How to Develop Effective Policies, and How to Get the Most Out of Your Handbook

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

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

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

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

Group-selected Topics (TBD)

The Path Forward

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.

New This Year

Project Goals

We know that when it comes to career development and continuing education, it can be hard to carry the lessons learned into the real world. That's why we're implementing project goals for this year's participants. You set a goal or choose an initiative you'd like to complete by the end of the program and during each session, we set aside time for collaboration, questions, and individual instruction to accomplish your goal. This means you leave the program with a completed initiative already under your belt.

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Peer Group Social Events

One of the unique benefits of Engage is the personal interaction you experience as you work through each virtual session together, but we recognize there's also value in connecting with your peer group and instructors in person. As part of this year's program, we're including several Abdo-hosted events designed to give you that "face time" that is so essential in building relationships with your Engage team.

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