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September 2018 Chapter Meeting

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Registration at 7:30AM, Meeting begins 8AM, Presentation starts at 8:30AM
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy
10367 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville 32246
United States
Contact: Wendi Howard

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Ensuring HR is Present in the Strategic Planning Process by Tying Human Capital Impact into Organizational Objectives 


Program Description

Topic(s):  Leadership & Navigation, Consultation, HR & Business Strategy, Business Acumen


Learning Objectives

Each year organizations set strategic priorities, goals for the company and targets to hit. After the numbers are crunched and the strategic plans are communicated, only then do many leaders figure out how they are going to achieve these goals. For mores organizations, that is backwards.

In Jim Collins’ classic, Good to Great, one of five points he emphasized is simply: First Who…Then What. Today’s business climate means doing more with less, streamlining operations, and gaining a greater competitive advantage over the guy down the street. HR leaders must only support these organizational efforts and goals, the “What,” but also lead the discussion when it comes to how to get it done, the “Who.”

By playing an active role in the strategic planning process, HR leaders can tie the human capital needs and goals directly to the strategic plans of the organization. To do this, we need to not only comprehend the business needs, but be able to translate that information for the HR function. In the end, HR’s strategic plan will have a direct connection to the strategic priorities of the organization.

  Participants in this program will:

  • Understanding how to partner with business leaders in the strategic planning process.


  • Learn to interrupt & analyze business information and goals to be able to translate that information into human capital needs.


  • Understand how to convert metrics developed and used in HR so they are understood and utilized by the business leaders.    






Certification Information:

This activity has been pre-approved for two (2) Professional Development Credits (PDCs) by SHRM and two (2) Business (Strategic) credits with the HR Certification Institute.


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


About the Speaker

Chad Sorenson is the President and founder of Adaptive HR Solutions, LLC and has over 20 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer for the HR Florida State Council, which has over 14,000 members statewide. He is also the Immediate Past President of SHRM Jacksonville having served as President for 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters and business associations across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

Chad is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.





Chad Sorenson



 Meeting Details

 Agenda   Location
  7:30AM Registration Maggiano's Little Italy
  8:00AM Meeting/Breakfast/Networking** St. Johns Town Center
  8:30AM Presentation - Chad Sorenson 10367 Midtown Parkway
 10:30AM Meeting Ends Jacksonville, Florida 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.

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

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