Employment Law Updates in 2024 & Strategic Leadership: Beyond Buzzwords

February 8, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum
150 South Main Street 3rd Floor Harrisonburg
VA 22801
(540) 435-9557

Join us for an informative session at Explore More Discovery Museum in Harrisonburg, VA, tailored for businesses keen on elevating their HR strategies, compliance, and leadership. This event will delve deep into pertinent topics that can shape the way you look at HR and employee benefits.

Learn about upcoming changes to employment law, explore a range of topics related to leadership development, and engage in a critical discussion on the future of DEI. Our expert speakers will share their knowledge and experiences, giving you practical tips and advice to implement in your own organization. Network with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and gain valuable connections.

Topics We Will Cover:

What State or Federal Agencies Are Going to Mess with Employers in 2024 and What Should You Be Doing About It?

Strategic Leadership: Beyond Buzzwords
– Is DE&I Dead?
– How to Achieve Work/ Life Balance
– Effective Performance Evaluation
– Leadership Development and Upskilling

*The topics to be covered are subject to change based on audience feedback and preferences to ensure the most relevant and impactful content is delivered.


Sheri Bender, SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified Consultant at Pulse HR Solutions, LLC: A veteran in HR with over 25 years of experience, Sheri is a Leadership Trainer and Certified Diversity Executive with a profound commitment to transforming workplace cultures through strategic DE&I and leadership initiatives.

Cathy Welsh, Attorney at Flora Pettit: Cathy specializes in guiding clients through complex employment challenges, compliance issues, and risk management, while also sharing her expertise through speaking engagements and active involvement in HR and business organizations.Cathy will discuss the latest trends and best practices in employment law and compliance issues.

Event Highlights:

Light refreshments will be provided by Dayton Catering Co.

Dedicated time for networking to connect with peers and industry professionals.

Engaging Q&A sessions after each presentation, ensuring your specific concerns are addressed.


A special thank you to our sponsors, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, Dayton Catering Co. & Event Planning, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and McGriff Insurance Services for making this event possible.

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting, this event promises to equip you with the knowledge and resources to enhance your leadership practices. Reserve your spot today and position your business for success!