2013 Excel Award - Silver

CSSHRM has been awarded SHRM's

2013 Excel Silver Award for outstanding

achievements in Chapter operations with continued

growth and development as a business leader!



Please join CSSRHM for our next professional development event.


Presented by Ms. Chantal Woodyard

Owner, Advantage Advocacy & Consulting Service

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Registration - 3:00 pm

Presentation - 3:30pm - 5:30 pm


Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive


Presentation Summary

"Is that request for the doggy on the desk really a service animal and other questions on reasonable accommodations"

Presentation covers Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act including; reasonable accommodations, appropriate disability and medical inquires, definition of disability, disability specific information and employer obligation under the law. Is it always ADA -- or no Way?  Can HR or business managers be sure they are following ADA requirements for service animals, fragrance in the workplace or other issues that conflict with other employee accommodations.  Questions such as:   If an employee has a valid service dog which is a pit-bull; does the home owner have to allow the dog in the facility along with the repair man will be answered.  Is there such a thing as an "emotional support" animal?

What You Will Learn:

  • Definitions of service animals and qualified disability
  • HR Managers -- what to ask -- it is not always Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or no way, there is a middle ground
  • Understand the federal and state laws when it come to accommodations


Ms. Chantal Woodyard  is the owner of Advantage Advocacy and Consulting Service. She is a national train the trainer and speaker on civil rights disability law.  She has spoken at several state, regional and national disability conferences. Chantal has extensive firsthand knowledge in working with the disability community.  She has completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Services as well as continuous training in various areas of civil rights disability law.  Chantal began her career working in group homes in 1989. She managed and advocated for one of the largest programs serving people with cognitive disabilities in Northern Arizona.  Chantal was an advocate, counselor, grant writer, employment and blind specialist for the Independent Living Center in Southern Colorado.  She also spent 6 years at one of the national regional ADA technical assistance centers.  Here she manned a regional ADA hotline, created and gave trainings as well as conducted accessibility audits for compliance for companies and well as state and local governments. She also has served on several committees and panels as an expert in the area of civil rights disability law working closely with organizations such as the EEOC, FEMA and DOJ.


HRCI & SHRM Recertification Approval:

This program has been approved for 2 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 



This program has been approved for 2 recertification credit hours toward SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP recertification.



Event cost: 

  • Members: FREE
  • Guests & Public: FREE


For details on membership requirements go to our Membership Information page.



  • Guests are welcome! Each individual must have a separate registration. If you have specific registration needs to accomodate your company's reimbursement and/or billing processes, contact registration@csshrm.org.
  • Registration open until limited seating is filled.
  • Cancellation deadline: 48 hours prior to event. Event registration can be transferred.
  • If you have questions or problems registering for the event please contact our Registration Team by email at registration@csshrm.org


Click HERE to register for this event.

Stay tuned for news on more upcoming programs!





Dear Members,


There have been several communications from SHRM and HRCI recently regarding the new SHRM certification being offered to eligible HR Professionals in good standing beginning in January 2015. SHRM has compiled some FAQs on this subject on the www.shrm.org website  –see/Certification/SHRMCertification/Pages/FAQs.aspx. You can also read statements from HRCI leadership on this subject on the www.hrci.org website.

 Please be assured that it is our intention as your local SHRM chapter, to continue to support our HRCI certified professionals for the foreseeable future, offering opportunities to obtain or maintain your HRCI certification.

 As we know more regarding the new certification process and continuation credits offered for the SHRM credentials we will send out an announcement.  We hope to learn much more about this issue at the Annual Conference occurring June 23rd – June 27th.

We also plan to provide pre-approved SHRM educational topics once these have been finalized by SHRM. Please contact certification@csshrm.org or leaperh@gmail.com with questions or concerns.


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