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​Benefits & HR in Focus provides you with the latest updates on benefits and human resources to expand your knowledge around several key topics.

July 21, 2020 | NOW ON DEMAND (See Webinar Materials Section Below)
NRECA Employee Benefits Update*

Hear about the continued strength of the NRECA benefit plans and the relief we have been able to provide our members during this challenging year. Krista and Jodi will also announce the 2021 benefit plan rates and provide an overview of key strategic initiatives rolling out in 2021.

*You will need benefits​ administrator access to log in to the NRECA Employe​e Benefits website to view this presentation.

Krista Britton
Vice President, Member Benefit Services, NRECA
Jodi Fuller
Vice President, Benefit Products & Management, NRECA

July 23, 2020 | NOW ON DEMAND (See Webinar Materials Section Below)
Employment Law Compliance 2020: Straight Answers to Tough Questio​ns

Looking for straight answers to tough employment law issues like how to analyze reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, when and how to investigate employee complaints and concerns, how to prevent FMLA abuse, how to discipline employees for bad behavior and how to legally manage attendance? Well, look no further—as we’ve jam-packed this session with checklists, templates, tips and best practices to help you to stay wired for employment law compliance in 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how to analyze FMLA Medical Certifications and process FMLA in a way that reduces legal risks and prevents fraud and abuse.
  • The latest court cases on how to reasonably accommodate employees and analyze undue hardship will be reviewed and a checklist for the process will be provided.
  • Court cases demonstrating how to legally manage attendance will be discussed and a list of best practices will be provided.
  • Attendees will learn when and how to investigate employee concerns to reduce legal risks from negligent investigation claims.


Kim Vance
Shareholder, Labor & Employment, Baker and Donelson

July 28, 2020 | NOW ON DEMAND (See Webinar Materials Section Below)

Three-Legged Stool of Co-op Advocacy: How Legislative Lobbying Works with Grassroots Advocacy and ACRE to Further Co-op Priorities

Legislative lobbying works in tandem with grassroots advocacy and ACRE to further co-op priorities and build relationships with elected officials in all levels of government. These relationships are vital to ensuring the goals of rural communities around the country are achieved. Hear from co-op advocacy experts on current legislative priorities and how to utilize these programs to develop and build the best relationships with candidates and elected officials. We will also take a look at the current political landscape and how your participation factors into co-op legislative priorities and advocacy.


Chris Stephen
Senior Legislative Affairs Director, NRECA
Amy Lewis
Deputy Director, ACRE®, NRECA
Laura Vogel
Senior Grassroots Associate, NRECA

July 30, 2020 | NOW ON DEMAND (See Webinar Materials Section B​elow​)

Leading in Turbulent Times; Why a Culture of Trust is More Important Now Than Ever

If the last few months have taught us anything, it has taught us the power, impact and importance of strong leadership. As HR leaders, you are the gatekeepers of culture, and a culture of high trust is more important now than ever before. So often we've been told that you can't trust people, business, government, media, and others. Is this the world we want to live in? Leaders want to rely on people to do their jobs, represent our organizations, and leave a legacy for those who follow. How do we get there? It's time to look at trust in a different way. Creating a culture of high trust is not an accident, and doesn't happen overnight; it takes intentionality, self-discipline and leaders willing to gain and share wisdom. This session will present an effective model for achieving a high-trust culture and getting results; the top seven reasons for the trust gap; 10 practical solutions for building high-trust relationships; and a simple model for evaluating trust that participants can use to measure trust in their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the top “trust lies” affecting you and your organization.
  • Understand a simple three-part model for measuring, monitoring and managing trust.
  • Learn why the trust gap exists and what you can personally do about it.
  • Identify the organizational keys to a successful high-trust culture.


Richard Fagerlin
President, Peak Solutions, Inc.

Co-ops Concern for Community

An integral part of being part of the co-op – and Interact – family is giving back to our local communities. We virtually served our broader community through a partnership with Feed the Children, an organization with locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, that provides food and resources to individuals and families. With the crisis brought by the spread of COVID-19, providing help to those in need is more important than ever.

Our co-op community stepped up and exceeded our donation goal by raising $14,385! NRECA and our business partner, UnitedHealthcare, each donated $10,000. That means our co-op community donated a total of $34,385 in support of Feed the Children, and we’re so thankful for the tremendous support.

Who is This Webinar Series For?

The Benefits & HR in Focus webinar series is specifically designed for:

  • Benefits Administrators
  • Wellness Coordinators
  • Vice Presidents, Human Resources
  • Directors, Human Resources
  • Chief Human Resources Officers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Personnel Directors
  • Employment Relations Managers
  • Personnel & Insurance Managers
  • Benefits Specialists
  • Compensation & Benefits Specialists
  • Pension & Insurance Coordinators
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Human Resources Representatives
  • Recruiters

Looking to Earn Credit?

Attending the Benefits & HR in Focus webinar series can help you earn continuing education units toward industry certifications, including HRCI and SHRM.

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