Although a favorite time of the year for many, the holiday season can prove to be challenging from a workplace perspective. Heavy workloads, cultural differences, and high levels of anxiety and even depression converge to create a perfect storm. Even the most thoughtful of gestures like holiday parties and gift giving can give rise to unintended consequences. Join us for this interactive lunch and learn with Charla Stevens on December 14th at noon to discuss strategies for navigating the holiday season at your business.
About the Speaker
Charla B. Stevens practiced law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for more than 37 years. She spent the last 21 years at McLane Middleton, a regional law firm with more than 100 lawyers, where she chaired the employment law practice group and represented schools and health care practices.
Since retiring from McLane Middleton at the end of 2021, Stevens has established a consulting practice where she continues to offer services to businesses including workplace training, independent investigations, strategic human resources consulting, and mediation and conflict resolution.
During her years of practice, she was recognized as a top employment lawyer by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, and Super Lawyers, among others. She was the recipient of numerous awards including the Granite State HR Hero Award, the Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Services Award, the NH Business and Industry Association Above and Beyond Award, and the NH Business Review Business Excellence Award.
Charla has a long history of serving non-profits and professional organizations. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Granite United Way, a member of the Board of the NH Center for Nonprofits, and a Trustee of Solution Health. She serves on the board of the New Hampshire Lawyers Assistance Program and sits on the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force and the Leadership Council of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.
Stevens is a past director of the HR State Council of New Hampshire and has been active in numerous HR associations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Greater Nashua Human Resource Association (GNHRA) and the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA).