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If it’s December in Pittsburgh, then it’s time for Dave Baker to speak to AITP on an HR subject at Silvioni’s Restaurant in the North Hills. You will not want to miss this knowledgeable and entertaining speaker who will keep you engaged for the whole presentation.

We will also have a game of some type where there will be a number of prizes.

RSVP with your dinner selection to aitp.pgh@gmail.com

Registration is by email only. Be sure to select your dinner choice with your email reservation. $24 charge includes dinner. Pay at the registration table.

  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Baked Ziti
  • Broiled Cod
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Eggplant Parmigiana

Presentation:

It’s two hours – RIGHT???

60 Shades of Gray – Why I’ll be working at age 70 – it’s not what you think!

Today starts the rest of your life!
Success – the clues behind Empirical Evidence
Goals – Start early – finish late
Energy – it’s not just a gas thing – although it is electric
Do what you love – you won’t work a day in your life
This is a stick up – your money or your life
When to start looking for a job
What is the best age to retire

Date:      Monday, Dec 11, 2017
Time:     5:30 pm
Where:   Silvioni’s Restaurant
2125  Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Cost:      $24 (pay at door)
Parking:  Free and available in their lot

Note:    Please remember, when registering we treat it as a confirmed reservation. As such, if you do not cancel your reservation by Friday December 8th, you will be billed for the $24.

ALL reservations for this meeting MUST come through email.
RSVP with your dinner selection to aitp.pgh@gmail.com

David J. Baker, SPHR

Founder, President & CEO Human Capital Advisors
djb@hcad! visors.net
www.hcadvisors.net

David J. Baker, the Founder, President and CEO of Human Capital Advisors, has almost 30 years of corporate and executive entrepreneurial leadership and business experience spanning multiple industries and functions. He is particularly adept at linking human capital strategy and operations with organizational goals and objectives. His first book, The Everything HR Kit was published in August 2010 by the American Management Association.

Prior to forming and launching Human Capital Advisors, Dave established and led the Human Capital Solutions practice for Adams Capital Management, one of the largest venture capital firms in the country. He was accountable for all executive, management and professional assessment, coaching, recruitment and talent programs in the US.  He served as the internal HR consultant to the entire portfolio of companies.  Services comprised implementing a broad range of HR initiatives including: executive coaching, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, training, workforce development, and leadership and organization development. Prior to Adams Capital Dave was the Director of Human Resources for ADC Telecommunications in Minneapolis and earlier in his career was the first human resources executive for WQED Communications, home of Mister Rogers, the National Geographic Specials, Project Literacy, The Infinite Voyage, and numerous other national productions. ! Dave started his career with the Swiss Aerospace company, Contraves Goerz where he was the HR Manager for their Charlotte, North Carolina operations.

Dave holds an MA in Human Resource Management from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA and a BA in Psychology and Industrial Relations from Saint Vincent College.  Dave has served on the Board of Directors for McGuire Home, the Pittsburgh Human Resource Association the Marcellus Resource Group and the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and other organizations focused on advancing the field of human resource management.

He is a frequent speaker on current human capital best practices, including effective executive coaching in a dynamic market, metrics and analytics, compliance and litigation, human capital technology, and the impact of changing workforce demographics.

In 2003, Dave was awarded Lifetime Distinction as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society of Human Resource Management in Alexandria, Virginia, which recognizes extraordinary leadership within the human resources profession.

It was an excellent AITP Region 18 conference Oct 6-8, 2017 in Charleston, WV. It was made all the better because of the six La Roche College students that were present. Had they not won a thing, just their presence and humble demeanor would have made me proud to be in the parent chapter representing them. It was just such a pleasure talking with them this weekend.

There were two rigorous student contests, a network design contest and a programming contest. The student teams had two hours to complete each of the contests, no easy task but the La Roche student teams swept them both!! Professor Edge was very impressed for what these teams accomplished in the allotted time.


Network design.
AITP: Carolyn Walters, Brenda Angle, Prof Irene Edge (Kent State Ashtabula),
La Roche: Angela Cisneros, Mohammad Sohail, Kenneth Swegman

 

 

Programming contest.
AITP: Carolyn Walters, Brenda Angle, Prof Irene Edge (Kent State Ashtabula),
La Roche: Jigar Prajapati (student chapter president), Hemang Sharma, Antonio Munoz

 

Congrats to Angela, Mohammad, Kenneth, Jigar, Hemang and Antonio. Congrats also to Dr Michaela Noakes and everyone at La Roche College for helping to shape these students into young professionals.

 

 

Harvey Schoenman
AITP Pittsburgh Chapter board member
AITP Region 18 past president

As promised, following is a link to an excellent article on Reddit pertaining to the Equifax data breach and steps you should take (and not take) now.

Reddit article

AITP Pittsburgh Chapter October Meeting

Date:             Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
Time:             6:00 pm  Dinner/ Networking Presentation 7:30pm
Where:          La Roche College – Use main entrance at Zappala.  
                      Go downs stairs to Ryan Room – Signs will direct you. 
Address:       9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh (N. Hills), Pa. 15237

Parking:        Available             

RSVP to aitp.pgh@gmail.com.
Include: Name, Company or Major if a student, Email Address

Presentation Details

TITLE:

  • In Demand Certifications: How to Make a Redhawk Soar

DESCRIPTION:

  • This seminar will review popular IT and business certifications and will address the value and importance of certifications in the business world.

AGENDA:

  • Introductions
  • The Value of Certifications
  • IT Certifications
  • Project Management Certifications
  • Other Certifications
  • Preparing for Certifications
  • Q/A

Dr. Denis Rudd II

Dennis RuddDenis is the General Manager at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Pittsburgh. He has been with New Horizons since 2003 and prior to coming to New Horizons he was a high school teacher, financial associate, corporate trainer, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh area. He is currently researching the quality characteristics of online synchronous training, humor in online classes, and is refining his KIP Model (Knowledge, Interaction, and Personality) of Online Training. Denis has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Education, a Master’s of Science in Communication and Information Systems, a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Management and Leadership.

RSVP to aitp.pgh@gmail.com.
Include: Name, Company or Major if a student, Email Address

Our originally scheduled speaker, Dan Veres, will be out of town for work on September 18th.

We are very fortunate to secure Dr Denis Rudd and Brian Cochenour from New Horizons Computer Learning Center as our speakers. The topic will be Cyber Security: Everyone Applies. Dr Rudd has been our presenter on a number of previous occasions and has always done a terrific job.

Our website is experiencing a hiccup and cannot presently be updated with the new meeting information (below).

Harvey


AITP Pittsburgh Chapter September Meeting

Cyber Security: Everyone Applies

Date:             Monday Sept 18th, 2017
Time:             5:30 pm
Where:          Birmingham Bridge Tavern, upstairs room.
Address:       2901 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
Parking:        Available all along Sarah St
Cost:             Only what you eat and drink.

RSVP to aitp.pgh@gmail.com.   Include: Name, Company, Email Address

Presentation Details

TITLE:

  • Cybersecurity: Everyone Applies

DESCRIPTION:

  • This session is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet, to enable you to use technology more securely to minimize digital risks.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identifying the Need for Security
  • Securing Devices
  • Using the Internet Securely
  • Common Threats

CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENT:

http://logicaloperations.com/cybersafereadinesstest/

BIOs
Brian CochenourBrian Cochenour
Brian is a Senior Technical Trainer at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Pittsburgh. He has been with New Horizons since 2008 and prior to coming to New Horizons he was a system administrator, a trainer for tech support, fraud specialist, and Technical service representative. Brian first started off as an Applications trainer, but with his background he soon transitioned into the more technical areas. With his background in both end user and corporate technical environments, Brian is able to break down complicated theories into easy to follow lessons. This along with the examples he brings to class have allowed him to branch out into several areas of expertise, including: SharePoint, Microsoft Server, Windows, Networking, and Security. From Cisco to Certified Ethical Hacking, Brian is dedicated to helping his student achieve their goals while also making sure they have some fun along the way. Brian has a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Sciences and Technology. He has a lengthy list of certifications below:

MCT, MCTS: WSS3.0 / MOSS2007 / SP2010 / Win7, MCITP: EDST7 / EDA7 / SP2010,
MCP, MOS, MCAS, MCSA: Win7 / Win8 / Server 2012 / Server 2016, MCSA: Office 365, MCSA: SharePoint 2016, A+, NET+, Security+, ACE, CEH, CEI, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA-S, CCSI

Dr. Denis Rudd IIDennis Rudd
Denis is the General Manager at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Pittsburgh. He has been with New Horizons since 2003 and prior to coming to New Horizons he was a high school teacher, financial associate, corporate trainer, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh area. He is currently researching the quality characteristics of online synchronous training, humor in online classes, and is refining his KIP Model (Knowledge, Interaction, and Personality) of Online Training. Denis has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Education, a Master’s of Science in Communication and Information Systems, a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Instructional Management and Leadership.

RSVP to aitp.pgh@gmail.com.   Include: Name, Company, Email Address