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“Out of Sight Yet Still Virtually Productive:  Effectively Managing Employee Performance During COVID-19”

With Special Guest Joshua A. Sky

Employee Performance Management encompasses effective structure, communication, consistency and fairness.  When conducted properly, it impacts the organization, individual departments, and every employee.  It drives systems and processes attempting to build products and/or services with results that have value. 


February 18, 2021


Virtual Zoom Meeting



Event Type:

Monthly Meeting

Joshua A. Sky of THE SKY'S THE LIMIT CONSULTING will discuss the importance of employee performance in a COVID-19, virtual world.

Since 1999, Joshua has helped individuals enhance their People Skills as a Trainer, Facilitator and Executive Coach. His clients range from Corporate, Government and Non-profit organizations both throughout the US and around the world. Orginally from New Jersey, he now resides in sunnty Florida where he runs a successful coaching practice, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT CONSULTING INC. How appropriate!

Joshua's presentations are centered around Performance Management, Leadership, Effective Communication, Behavior Styles, Listening Skills, Conflict Resolution, Time Management, Diversity and Inclusion, and Behavioral Interviewing.

Joshua holds many certifications including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP); Certified DiSC® Trainer and Certified LGBTBE® 

Join & RSVP today!

SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021

Join thousands of your colleagues in the "Windy City" and virtually for what will be four days of high energy, best-in-class programming and skills development. During the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world you'll have access to premier competency-based HR education, expand your network of HR peers, leaders and experts from all backgrounds and sectors, and receive practical and timely takeaways to help shape your workplace in the "new" normal. With programming designed for all levels of HR, there is something for you!

Legislative Updates:

Click on the link below to learn more about recent Legislative Updates.


Welcome to the Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association!

Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association (MHHRA) is a professional Human Resource association based in Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York State and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).   MHHRA’s goal is to provide the opportunity for Human Resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field.

Please join us on Facebook and LinkedIn. In 2014 we launched a LinkedIn Group and a Facebook page to help us reach our members! 

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.   We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

If you've changed jobs and have a new email address please send it to us to have your records updated!

Please let us know how we can help you!

Janet Giannetta * President 2020

Marybeth Giesler  * Past-President

New SHRM Recertification PDC Option – Earn Recertification PDCs for COVID-19 Work

Once again, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of SHRM as together we build better workplaces for a better world. Your contributions are particularly significant as we face this era of COVID-19 and the transforming realities of our work as HR leaders. 

Many HR professionals like you, have dedicated uncountable hours supporting their organizations’ and communities’ COVID-19 needs, and SHRM would like to acknowledge this difficult, ground-breaking work. To that end, SHRM has introduced a new recertification PDC option related to COVID-19, and we are relying on you to get the word out to your communities. 

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holders who are working toward recertification can now earn all 60 PDCs for their work in this area. To take advantage of this opportunity, all they need to do is summarize their activities using this COVID-19 Response Summary Form and follow the instructions to redeem the credits. 

Please note that one of the requirements for earning credits is that certificants must attend at least one chapter or state council COVID-19-specific program and document it on the summary form. In support of this requirement, please make sure you have provided an activity code for all the chapter or state council’s COVID-19-related programming.

For questions or additional information, please email and/or refer to the FAQs posted on the SHRM certification website.


Alexander Alonso, PhD, SHRM-SCP
Chief Knowledge Officer
Society for Human Resource Management 



The Mid-Hudson HR Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession!

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Mid Hudson HR Association its prestigious Gold EXCEL Award for our accomplishments in 2016.


The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.


As President, I would like to thank our Board who volunteers their time to enhance the HR profession locally through education, workforce readiness and diversity initiatives.


Cancellation Policy

MHHRA understands that last minute things may arise and you will need to cancel your registration. Cancellations less than 48 hours in advanced will still be billed for the meeting fee.


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    MHHRA is an organization, affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), based in Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York State for Human Resource professionals. We are dedicated to the advancement of the Human Resource Profession and the development of Human Resource Professionals in our Community.

    Purpose: To provide the opportunity for Human Resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field.

    MHHRA is pleased to announce that the chapter has received the SHRM 2010 and 2013 Membership Super Star Awards from SHRM and the Excel Award SIlver Chapter in 2013 in recognition of MHHRA's achievements and activities throughout the years.










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