Upcoming Events

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition - SHRM21
Chicago, IL
June 20 - 23, 2021
Virtual pass options now available!

2021 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo
Indianapolis, IN
September 18-22, 2021

The following live events have taken place and are now available in recorded format from the TrainHR web-site:

​​​Benefits & Employee Wellbeing


Organizational Design/Change  

Performance Management

  • Three Keys to Performance Management
  • Cutting Edge Organizations Sustain Talent Through Commitment to Performance Affirmation
  • The Ten Mistakes the Managers Make in the Performance Management Process
  • The Ten Most Common Mistakes that Managers Make in Executing Performance Management

Policy and Regulations

  • ​​Policy and Procedural Language Authorship
  • ​Federal Update: ADAAA
  • Employee Free Choice Act
  • ​Case Study Analysis - Testing Your HR Knowledge

Recruitment & Retention

Latest HR Articles and Events from

Traaen & Associates LLC

Our regular ENEWS mailing is a great way to keep up with Traaen & Associates LLC.'s latest news and information. Each edition has articles relating to current HR issues, along with tips and advice on how to navigate pitfalls and challenges, based on current or recent issues we have been partnering with clients on.

Archive of ENEWS Articles


Employee Relations


  • Teams & Decision Architecture
  • Designing Your Organization's Leadership Style
  • The Role of Meeting Facilitator
  • Organizational Climate and Your Role as Leader
  • Legacy Work
  • Decision Making and Accountability
  • ​Incomplete Communication = Incomplete Leadership
  • Time, Multitasking and the Race to Failure
  • A Time for Reflection
  • Power - A Tool or a Weapon
  • Accountability and Leadership in Today's Changing Environment
  • Inhibiting Success and Guaranteeing Team Failure
  • International Municipal Clerk's Institute - Nashville, TN Summary
  • The Ten Keys to Sustaining Vital Community and Business Partnerships
  • Power, Ethics, and Leadership for Arizona
  • ​Mastering Team Accountability
  • Leading from the Center
  • Using Encore Leaders to Move Your Organization Forward in Today's Marketplace
  • Leading and Risk: Balancing Both from the Inside
  • The Role of HR in Navigating an Organization Through Unprincipled Leadership
  • ​Moving a Team from Static to Excelling - Six Keys to Achievement
  • Leadership Communication: Suspending Your Judgment Long Enough to Hear the Noise
  • Principled Leadership in Today's Marketplace
  • Guiding the Work of High Performers:Creating Your Next Generation of Mentors
  • Designing a Leadership Academy That Works
  • Professional Relationships Beyond Layoffs and Downsizing
  • Coaching the Marginal Performer and the Marginal Organization
  • Leading in the Aftermath of a Crisis: The Role of HR in Turning an Organization's Climate Around
  • Motivating Employees to Excelling Performance During Economic Adversity
  • Why Ethics Based Leadership is Vital to the Foundation of Every Organization - Now More Than Ever
  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Tackling the Undiscussable: Charting a Leadership Course for the Future
  • Recent Doctoral Research: AZ Police Chiefs Determine Framework for Sustained Leadership Inside their Agencies.
  • Ethics for Public Elected/Appointed Officials - summary of IAFC Fire Rescue Annual Confrerence Session
  • Leading Your Organization's HR Function in the Face of Extreme Narional Economic Strife
  • Growing a New Leader
  • The Practice of Ethics Based Leadership