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    Gain Commitment To Accomplish What Is Most Important

    Date: April 7, 2016, 7:30am
    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    10701 Parkridge Blvd.
    Suite 300
    Reston, VA 20191

    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    It's no wonder HR leaders are feeling overwhelmed.  To create an environment where people thrive, they are often asked to develop employees and leaders, resolve conflict, plan for succession, oversee performance management systems, hire and indoctrinate new employees, support organization change initiatives, and better engage employees. And oh by the way, let's ensure our people are compensated fairly and on-time and have benefits programs that are competitive with the market place.  

    Without a strategy, HR leaders can find themselves in a firefight and wonder where the days and weeks go.  Depending on one's experiences with strategic planning activities, they may be cynical about spending time on strategic planning.  

    It's possible to create a strategy that builds excitement within an organization and doesn't sit on the shelf.

    In this workshop we will discuss strategies to remove the frustration out of strategic planning.  How will you feel when you are able to:

    • Simplify the language of strategy
    • Recognize the three biggest oversights leaders make when developing a strategy
    • Spend less than 30 minutes on building a mission statement
    • Apply best practices to gain commitment for your HR strategy

    Our facilitator for this discussion is Gus Lawson, Strategic Planning Coach, Strategy and Management Services, Inc.

    Gus has been helping leaders gain commitment to implement their strategies.  As the creator of the Gain Commitment Strategy Execution Process, he uses his analytical skills, keen listening, and thought provoking questions to help clients understand perspectives, identify critical outcomes and supporting performance measures, and involve internal and external stakeholders to develop a strategy they are excited about implementing.

    Gus earned a Masters degree in Business Administration and is certified as an coach by the Center for Executive Coaching.  He is also certified as a Change Management Advanced Practitioner by Georgetown University. 

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Gus Lawson at 571.425.2115 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.