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

Register here

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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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Employment Matters is now a SHRM & HRCI Recertification Partner!


Maintain Your SHRM & HRCI Credentials with Us


Recertification is about more than just renewing your credentials.

Recertifying demonstrates your commitment to the profession, to your organization, and to yourself

through lifelong education and professional development.

Invest in Yourself


2021 Spring SHRM Certification Prep Program

Ready to reach the NEXT LEVEL in your HR career?
Prepare for your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP with our nine-week virtual instructor-led course


March 29-May 24, 2021

Register HERE

Facilitated by Ken Pinnock, MS, SHRM-SCP

official 2021 SHRM Education Partner

Don’t Miss our March 2021 Leadership Development offerings

Don’t miss our March open enrollment offerings-

  • Conflict Tools: Empowering Others with Peggy Penberthy
  • Compassionate Leadership with Bridget Morris
  • TED Talk Principles with Lisa Barbeau
  • Workplace Civility with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • Performance Documentation Fundamentals with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • Navigating Pandemic Fatigue with Lisa Barbeau
  • Inclusion & Diversity in the Workplace with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • Coaching: Maximizing Potential by Peggy Penberthy
  • Workplace Investigation with Mark Flynn
  • Problem Solving in Times of Crisis with Sue Wehrspann
  • Ken Blanchard’s SLII with Peggy Penberthy
  • Time Management: Mastering Multiple Priorities with Doug Gertner
  • Emotional Intelligence Skills with Lisa Barbeau
  • Facilitation Skills with Lisa Barbeau


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Employment Matters celebrates our continued partnership with Doug Gertner

Employment Matters is delighted to partner with Doug Gertner, Adjunct Facilitator

Our continued partnership with Doug means his expertise in all things related to time management and work-life balance are available to Employment Matters clients through our training programs.

Doug’s long-standing passion for helping adults to grow and develop through workplace learning, his clear and consistent approach providing this seminar and solutions that are interactive, high energy, and immediately useful, ensures multiple benefits for all who participate, including:

  • Connection! With the principles Doug covers, you will be able to connect more fully and deeply with your work and personal community.
  • Success! Application of the techniques Doug teaches will translate to greater success in the workplace and beyond.
  • Quality! Your relationships and quality of life at work and home will be enhanced by using the principles, best-practices, tips, and techniques Doug teaches you in his Time Management seminar.
Register for Time Management: Mastering Multiple Priorities

Don’t Miss our February 2021 Leadership Development offerings

Don’t miss our February open enrollment offerings-

  • Employment Law: Issue Spotting with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • Leading without Authority with Bridget Morris
  • Leading in a Virtual Environment with Bridget Morris
  • Resilience: Finding Happiness in Hard Times with Lisa Barbeau
  • Change Management with Lisa Barbeau
  • Buddy to Boss with Sue Wehrspann
  • Crisis Management thru the Lens of Myers-Briggs with Bridget Morris and Lisa Barbeau
  • Mitigating Unconscious Bias with Lisa Barbeau
  • Managing Meetings with Kimberly Searfoorce
  • LEAN Processes: Mindset and Tool with Lisa Barbeau

Register on our website!

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Looking for best practices and skills to better manage your time?

Join Doug Gertner on January 22 for Time Management: Mastering Multiple Priorities

Register Here

Don’t Miss our January 2021 Leadership Development offerings

Don’t miss our January open enrollment offerings-

  • Communication Tools with Bridget Morris,
  • Navigating Pandemic Fatigue with Peggy Penberthy,
  • Time Management Doug Gertner,
  • Harassment Prevention with Kimberly Searfoorce,
  • Workplace Civility with Bridget Morris,
  • Foundations of Supervision with Kimberly Searfoorce and
  • Leadership: The Human Side of Business with Peggy Penberthy

Register on our website!

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