Building Values Based Human Resources Practices


January 23, 2019
9:00am - 2:00pm


The NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111


Lyn Freundlich and Joanne Horgan


Employees are an organization’s most important resource. Organizations that walk their talk, live their core values, and embed them in their everyday practices are more successful in attracting and retaining passionate and committed staff.

Perhaps the most powerful approach to bringing your values to life is to design and implement human resources policies, systems and practices that reflect and promote those values. 

In this half-day workshop, you will spend time identifying and understanding which values are implicit, which are explicit and how the design of your current human resources systems helps to support or contradict those values. Participants will spend time developing a plan to improve this alignment within their organizations. 

Learning Objectives

  • How to identify core organizational values and assess how they are operationalized in your organization
  • Understand how to align your values to human resources systems and practices
  • Understand the spectrum of approaches to human resources systems in healthy organizations
  • Start creating an implementation plan to operationalize values-based human resources systems, policies and practices

Target Audience

Nonprofit leaders who are responsible for or have influence over human resources functions within their organizations.


Lyn Freundlich is a Senior Consultant specializing in Human Resources Consulting and Training. Lyn has worked with TSNE MissionWorks since 2003. In 2005, while serving at TSNE MissionWorks’ Director of Administration and Human Resources, Lyn launched the human resources training and consulting practice which she now runs full time. In this capacity, Lyn partners with local and national nonprofits to build human resources systems that are reflective of each organization’s vision and values. She provides compensation reviews, performance management consultations, supervisor training and employee relations coaching and consultations. Lyn is a seasoned trainer coach and consultant serving dozens of clients each year.

Joanne Horgan is a consultant and lead trainer for TSNE MissionWorks specializing in human resources systems. Joanne has worked with TSNE MissionWorks since 1993 where she served as Director of Human Resources. Joanne currently provides human resources consulting and training to TSNE MissionWorks’ clients. In this capacity, she leads comprehensive human resources assessments, offers employee relations coaching and consultation, helps managers build effective supervisory skills, and works with organizations to design performance management systems.

Registration fee: 

$89.00, Save 10% on our January workshops! Use promo code NEWYEAR10.

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


TSNE MissionWorks