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August 2, 2018 - Chapter Meeting 

 Ding Happens!

How HR Professionals Can Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World

Program Description


Anyone can perform well when everything goes right. The real test of you and your organization is how you react when things go wrong - and they will! These make-or-break moments are the "Dings!" of life. Handle them well and you come out looking like a rock star. Handle them poorly and you can end up adding unnecessary stress, difficulty, and complication to your life

As Human Resources Professionals, you are at the forefront of change. You are the first to hear when things go wrong, the first place people look to fix the problems, and it is your job to prepare and usher in needed changes in your organization.

In this interactive and engaging program you will learn the fundamentals of great improvisation, and leave with specific techniques to use those fundamentals to respond to change and increase innovation in both your organization and your own life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How human resources professionals can react quickly and effectively to unexpected events in a way that reduces stress and moves problems quickly to resolutions.
  2. Techniques HR professionals can use to find opportunities within unexpected setbacks to get ahead, rather than behind, when things go wrong.
  3. Strategies to be a leader in your organization or industry by shaking things up and questioning assumptions to create your own unexpected events.

About the Speaker

Avish Parashar
Motivational Improviser and Professional Speaker

Avish Parashar prides himself on making audiences laugh so much that they forget that they are learning. Using his 24+ years teaching, performing, and directing improvisational comedy, he creates interactive programs that are high on fun and high on relevant, immediately applicable content. read more

Avish Parashar

Certification Information:

This activity has been submitted for one (1) Professional Development Credit (PDC) by SHRM and one (1) HR (General) credit with the HR Certification Institute.


 Agenda Location

 Monthly Business Partner(s):

 11:30 AM  Registration & Networking Maggiano's Little Italy
 12:00 PM  Meeting/Lunch/Networking** St Johns Town Center
 12:30 PM  Presentation -Avish Parashar 10367 Midtown Pkwy
  1:30 PM Presentation Ends/Meeting Wrap-up Jacksonville, FL 32246
Parking note: St. Johns Town Center, in partnership with AmeriPark, offers valet parking. Payment can be made via credit card and customers can text ahead for vehicle retrieval. The cost is $6.00 Monday – Thursday. The valet stand is located at Maggiano's Little Italy.


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 ** HRCI guidelines prohibit food service during the speaker’s presentation. Please arrive in time to enjoy the food prior to the presentation. **



SAVE THE DATES: 2018 Meeting Schedule

 Date  Type  Time of Day  Location  Title
August 2, 2018 Chapter Meeting Lunch - 11:30 AM Maggiano's Little Italy Ding Happens! How HR Professionals Can Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World with Avish Parashar
September 13, 2018 Chapter Meeting Breakfast - 7:30 AM Maggiano's Little Italy Ensuring HR is Present in the Strategic Planning Process by Tying Human Capital Impact into Organizational Objectives with Chad Sorenson
October 4, 2018

Chapter Meeting

Late Afternoon - 3:00 PM Maggiano's Little Italy Diversity & Inclusion Topic, TBD
November 1, 2018 Chapter Meeting Lunch - 11:30 AM Maggiano's Little Italy A Culture Transformed with Indie B. Bollman
December 6, 2018 Chapter Meeting 1/2 Day Program - 7:00 AM UNF Herbert University Center Annual Legal Update with various speakers

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