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    The Art & Science of Human Resources - Annual Half-Day Seminar (APPROVED FOR 1 BUSINESS CREDIT and 2 GENERAL CREDITS!!)

    Date: November 7, 2014, 7:00am – 1:00pm
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    The Waterford at Fair Oaks
    12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
    Fairfax, VA 22033
    (next to Fair Oaks Mall)
    Member = $69, Guest = $119 (Membership + Seminar = $99)
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    Copies of the presentations:

    The Big Book of HR - E-Books

    HR Metrics

    Feedback: The Fastest Way to Peak Performance

         Feedback Handout

    Reel Potential - Top 25 Leadership Competencies


    The Art & Science of HR

    Every HR strategy is not either an ART or a SCIENCE, but a combination of both. Join us as we explore leadership, metrics and critical conversations, and the art AND science that come together to help HR leaders build strategies and make decisions.


    HRCI Certification Credits APPROVED!

    7:00am-8:00am ~ Registration & Breakfast

    8:00am-9:00am ~ Strategic Leadership - Lessons from the Performing Arts (Approved for 1 General Credit)

    Skill, talent, practice, constant change and improvement, and teamwork – these are all elements of leadership success in the performing arts.  No performer stands alone.  It takes all the right people doing all the right jobs in a seemingly effortless way to assure good performances.  This interactive and engaging presentation will draw upon success practices to illustrate how HR and business leaders can meet the challenges of today’s dynamic organizations and changing environments.

    Using stories from their experiences, the facilitators will present leadership lessons they have observed from the performing arts, such as how the conductor brings harmony to the team by listening, being flexible and changing to meet new requirements, or how a leader works as a producer, director and more to bring out the energy and passion of team members.

    The participants will explore the qualities of a good leader and how to put them into practice.  Among the topics covered will be

    • Change management, including how leaders engage in environmental scanning to understand changing consumer behavior, demographics, technology, economic conditions, mergers and acquisitions and industry practices to the organization
    • Workforce development and talent management including how leaders identify talent requirements for the current and future needs and plans for these needs including how a leader places the right talent in the right role; how a leader develops talent to adapt to changes; how a leader oversees the talent to optimize the collective and individual performance of each team member; how a leader assures that his/her team has all of the tools necessary to perform.
    • Leadership development including how a leader builds teams and develops the collective and individual talent of its members; how a leader can apply changes mentioned above through creative practices that support the organization’s mission and strategic goals and delivers value to all stakeholders

    About the speakers:

    Cornelia Gamlem SPHR is President of the GEMS Group ltd., a management consulting firm. Prior to starting the GEMS Group in 2000, she served in a senior HR leadership role with CSC.

    An active volunteer with National SHRM, she has held a number of leadership positions with national SHRM, including serving on its National Board of Directors. Her expertise provided her the opportunity to testify before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Cornelia is also co-author of two books on affirmative action.

    Barbara Mitchell, Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group, is a human resources and organization development consultant. Prior to co-founding her consulting practice, Barbara served in senior human resources leadership positions with Marriott International and Human Genome Sciences.

    Barbara also co-authored The Essential Human Resources Handbook with Sharon Armstrong, which was published in July, 2008. Also an active volunteer with National SHRM, she served on its Special Expert Panel on Consulting and Outsourcing.  Barbara is also the past President of a number of HR organizations associated with SHRM.

    9:15-9:30am ~ Break

    9:30am-10:30am ~ Aligning HR Metrics to Organization Performance (Approved for 1 Business Credit)

    John Dooney, SHRM's Manager of Workforce Analytics, will discuss key components on using human capital, human resources and workforce analytics to support your organization’s strategic and operational goals. Plus provide decision makers with greater insight into workforce related metrics. In addition the session will review 2014 benchmarking metrics comparing trend data over the last three years.

    The presentation will cover how to align HR Metrics and other KPI’s to business performance using the four phases of the SHRM Workforce Analytics Model. The SHRM Workforce Analytics Model provides a framework for HR professionals to develop, build and implement human capital metrics in their organizations. The model consists of four phases:

    • Assess and plan.
    • Link and align.
    • Identify and build.
    • Implement and execute.

    About the speaker:

    John Dooney, SPHR, Manager of SHRM’s Workforce Analytics program surveys thousands of organizations to collect more than 600 benchmarks on human capital, health care, benefits prevalence, job satisfaction, paid leave, retirement and workplace flexibility.  He works with SHRM members to provide these benchmarks for their industry, employee size, geographic region and more.  Since the inception of the HR competency initiative, John has conducted focus groups of HR professionals about HR competencies and outcomes.

    As a past HR Director with more than 15 years in Human Resources, John develops actionable research that helps HR practitioners interpret and apply benchmarks to improve their organization’s human capital results. John has been past Panel Leader for SHRM’s Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel.  He developed and now teaches the SHRM’s HR Metrics Training program.  He has written many articles about HR metrics and their use in organizational settings and has co-authored articles with academic professors.  John also holds a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, where his course work focused on the job interview as a recruitment device. 

    10:30am-10:45am ~ Break

    10:45am-11:45am ~ Feedback: The Fastest Way to Peak Performance (Approved for 1 General Credit)

    Feedback is the cheapest, most powerful, yet, most under used management tool that we have at our disposal. Feedback is powerful as it helps people get on track and it serves as a guide to assist people to know how they and others perceive their performance. It can be very motivating and energizing, and it has strong links to employee satisfaction and productivity. We are not talking about formal performance feedback but ongoing, regular and informal feedback. It is timely, specific and may help the individual receiving feedback relate to:

    •          How they are impacting on others in the workplace
    •          Whether or not they are achieving their goals
    •          What they are supposed to be achieving in their role  and why their role exists
    •          What they are currently doing well and what areas require improvement

    Learn the 7 Step Feedback Formula so that you can confidently give any kind of feedback with ease. In this brief presentation, you will see how to use this formula in a live demonstration

    About the speakers:

    Freddi Donner is a seasoned executive coach specializing in the power of communication and interpersonal skills to achieve professional growth and business development goals.  Freddi founded Business Stamina in 2004 after more than two decades as a corporate marketing executive and successful entrepreneur. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation and is an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment.  She is a volunteer member of the Board and President-Elect for International Coach Federation (DC Chapter).

    A thought leader on leadership skills, communication styles, stress management, teamwork and related subjects, Freddi provides group (live and online) and individual coaching and workshops for private companies, associations, nonprofits, and universities. She works with individuals and teams helping to develop leaders who choose to learn new ways of being and connecting with and motivating others.

    Anne Loehr is the President of Anne Loehr and Associates. Anne works with government, military, corporate and non-profit organizations, coaching executives, hi-potentials, and emerging leaders. Her clients increase their overall leadership capacity through heightened awareness and improved working relationships. Her background as the director and owner of an international business gives her a global perspective when problem solving with her clients. Anne has a keen ability to quickly connect with clients to understand their goals, strengths, and challenges, and effectively coach them to build the skills needed to succeed as leaders in today’s fast-paced organizations. Anne holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a Certified Coaching Certificate from The Coaches Training Institute.

    Anne is a published author: A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your Employee, published by AMA in 2008. Career Press published her next book, Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee in 2011.

    12:00pm ~ LUNCH!

    Scott DiGiammarino, CEO and Founder of Reel Potential, will lead us in a fun HR game during lunch. Reel Potential harnesses the power of Hollywood storytelling to communicate, motivate, and engage people. Their theme based, memorable movie clips emotionally seize you. They help leaders galvanize an organization in principle, thought, and action. And, as a result, people make better, principle-based decisions that are in alignment with the company’s values.

    AND, John Dooney will return to the stage to provide information on the new SHRM certification. This is your chance to learn more and ask questions!

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


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