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  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Friday, May 10, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Friday, June 14, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Friday, July 12, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom


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You’ve heard of Boot Camp, but we want to see you in BOOM Camp for Better Orientation, Onboarding, and Mentoring experiences. In our FREE, four-part online learning series you’ll hear from Human Resources and Workforce Development professionals and review best practices for recruiting and retaining your workforce. Earn 4 SHRM and HRCI credits. 

This series is sponsored by Susquehanna Human Resources Management Association (SHRMA) and Career Ready Central PA and is offered to all interested HR, workforce development, and business professionals, and educators in the Greater Susquehanna Valley. 

The series will be offered by Zoom and held monthly on the second Fridays from 12-1 PM in April, May, June, and July and will be moderated by Angela Hummel, SHRM-SCP, SPHR who is President Elect at SHRMA and owner of Angela Hummel Consulting

When you register, you'll be signed up for all four sessions! Attend all four, or just the ones that interest you most.

Here’s what you’ll learn:


Most of us can recall our first day of work at a new organization. Starting a new job can be challenging and in this learning session, we’ll hear what educators, workforce development professionals, and employers are doing to make new employee experiences more inclusive and positive.

Session Objectives:

  • Define the stages of workplace transitions and how to support new employees during the new hire process
  • Uncover the unique challenges of transitioning from school and college to work and to new workplaces overall
  • Review the latest research on workplace culture transitions for new employees


If you want to recruit and retain employees, then you’ll want to strengthen your orientation and onboarding practices. Join us for an engaging and interactive conversation, where we’ll share best practices from employers and workforce development professionals on ways to make the employee experience more positive and inclusive.

Session Objectives:

  • Differentiate between orientation and onboarding 
  • Review best practices to make the transition to the workplace more successful 
  • Identify strategies to support employees throughout


Mentoring matters in the workplace and in this session, we’ll take a deeper dive into mentoring, its benefits, and how it is crucial for new employees. We’ll hear from employers who position mentoring to provide a support base to build an employee’s professional skills and confidence.

Session Objectives:

  • Define mentoring and list the benefits of mentoring throughout the employment cycle 
  • List the benefits of mentoring and its impact on recruitment and retention efforts 
  • Review best practices of informal and formal mentoring programs to enhance the employee experience 


Mentoring across generations is a workplace practice that provides a meaningful opportunity for professionals and organizations to leverage the breadth of attributes, skills, perspectives, and experiences inherent across all ages and generations. Come learn how this workplace practice might benefit your organization and strengthen your recruitment and retention efforts.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore generational differences in the workplace
  • Review inter-generational mentoring programs and its benefits 
  • Identify strategies for building diverse and inclusive workplaces through mentoring programs 

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