September 2021 Leadership Development classes

Enroll now on our website for September classes!


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Employment Matters LLC

Fall SHRM Certification Prep Program

Register now for our fall SHRM Cert Prep Program with Ken Pinnock, M.S., SHRM-SCP! Open enrollment, no membership required.

Our 9-week instructor-led course starts in September, now is the time!

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Employment Matters LLC

Employment Matters Welcomes Becca Fischer

Becca Fischer, J.D.  –  Senior Investigator

Becca joined Employment Matters in May of 2021. After graduating from Tulane University Law School, she worked in private practice for nine years as an employment lawyer specializing in litigation and compliance. In 2004, Becca went to work for Mark Flynn at Employer’s Council where she performed numerous investigations across the country including California, Colorado, Virginia, and Wyoming. Becca spent the next 13 years as in-house counsel for a national restaurant company with over 400 restaurants and 18,000 employees in 38 states. As General Counsel for a related multi-state corporation, Becca retained direct oversight of all employment investigations and litigation.

Becca enjoys the challenges of investigation and excels at bringing impartial insights to what are often complex fact patterns involving sensitive topics of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Becca’s ability to listen closely and deliver clear and concise written findings allows employers to efficiently resolve their workplace conflicts. Becca is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and received training in conducting Title IX investigations from T9 Mastered.

Employment Matters LLC

Fall SHRM Certification Prep Program

Register now for our fall SHRM Cert Prep Program with Ken Pinnock, M.S., SHRM-SCP!

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June Leadership Development offerings

Join us this coming month for any or all of the open enrollment offerings listed below. From Emotional Intelligence Skills to Performance Documentation and Workplace Investigations; we always have something that supports the success of you and your organization!

Register for any of our offerings on the training page by clicking here!

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Employment Matters LLC collaborates with Watson Wenk Group

Employment Matters is honored to announce a partnership with the Watson Wenk Group, founded by Darrell B. Watson and Dr. Michael Wenk. Darrell and Mike have over 50 combined years of supporting businesses, schools, community groups, nonprofits, and governmental organizations in fulfilling their mission to serve others. The goal of our partnership with the Watson Wenk Group is to sustain teams that are empowered and engaged, particularly in regard to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (“DE&I”). With the Watson Wenk Group, we can offer a full range of DE&I support, such as group facilitation and training; formulation and implementation of an organizational plan; follow-through strategies; and measuring success. Please contact us to learn how to take your DE&I efforts to the next level, as well as to explore other opportunities offered by Employment Matters for growth and learning. For more information on the Watson Wenk Group, please visit:

Watson Wenk Group
Darrell Watson  Dr. Michael Wenk

Wondering what we are up to and how we have grown? July-December Catalog Release!

We are excited to share our latest catalog of training and services. This publication covers July-December of 2021.

We have formed several new partnerships to expand both our HR/Legal offerings, and our Equity, Inclusion and Diversity services and offerings.

Also new, is our partnership with SHRM for our 9 week virtual instructor-led SHRM Certification Prep Program, and our ability to provide SHRM and HRCI recertification credits.

Please download, peruse and enroll!

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Colorado and Western States Workplace Investigators, Come join us and get to know your fellow local AWI members!


Colorado and Western States Workplace Investigators, Come join us and get to know your fellow local AWI members! The next meeting of the AWI Denver Local Circle is scheduled for 4/29/21 at 4:00 pm MDT.

The topic for this meeting is: Microaggressions. We have arranged for guest presenter Darrell Watson, a founding partner of the Watson Wenk LLC, to discuss the definition and impact of microaggressions. Mr. Watson will then lead an open discussion of how microaggressions present in workplace investigations. Learn more about Mr. Watson, and the Watson Wenk Group, at

All area workplace investigators are welcome to attend this meeting, non members are invited to attend a few meetings before deciding to join.

2021 Local Circle Meeting Schedule:

  • June 29th
  • Sept 2nd

Meetings will begin at 4pm MT and will be held virtually

Hope to see you there,
Dennis Flynn
Denver Area Local Circle Convener

Excited to announce our newest partnership with The Blanchard Company

The world’s most taught Leadership model

Ken Blanchard’s

SLII® Concepts

Apr 20th & Sep 14, 8:30-12:30

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April 2021 open enrollment training

Join us in April for our Leadership Development offerings!

Tired of webinars masquerading as training? Join us for our impactful and relevant sessions that will provide hard skills that translate immediately into your personal and professional life.

  • Conflict Management with Bridget Morris
  • Leading In a Virtual Environment with Peggy Penberthy
  • Resilience: Finding Happiness in Hard Times with Lisa Barbeau
  • Family and Medical Leave and FFCRA with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • Generational Inclusivity with Lisa Barbeau
  • Leadership Influence Strategies with Lisa Barbeau
  • Communication Tools: Interpersonal Mastery with Bridget Morris
  • Enneagram: A Key to Enhanced Awareness with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • Mindful Listening with Peggy Penberthy
  • Assertive Communication with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • On-the-Job Training Skills with Lisa Barbeau
  • Skillscope: 360 Feedback with Peggy Penberthy
  • Buddy to Boss with Sue Wehrspann


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