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2018 Annual Conference - Talent Management Track
 SHRM Jacksonville 10th Annual Conference | Thursday, April 12 - Friday, April 13, 2018
 Be a Catalyst for Change - Talent Management
"Be a Catalyst for Change" - Talent Management track focuses on General HR and Employee Relations issues. Please note: speaker times are subject to change.

Shane Yount

Competitive Solutions, Inc.

HR Leading the Way: Aligning Goals, People, and Systems for Sustainable Success

Presented by Shane Yount

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

The presenter will explain why the companies who merit the descriptor “high-performing” devote such enormous energy toward three vital components: goals, people and systems. Attendees will discover everything from how to define corporate direction and design for leadership parameters, to the smartest ways to create and maintain workplace behavioral expectations. Additionally, the presenter offers critical insight on hot-button topics like cultural and generational diversity, communication styles, and listening processes among employees. This is an essential presentation for executives who want to gain market share and achieve dynamic success in today’s marketplace.

About the Speaker: Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc., an international Business Transformation consulting firm which pioneered the acclaimed organizational development system known as Process Based Leadership® - A business transformation methodology designed to create a sustainable culture of clarity, connectivity, and consistency through the use of Non-Negotiable Business Processes.

Heather Stagl



The Five Levers of Influence
Presented by Heather Stagl
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Influencing people to adopt new goals, processes, behaviors, and attitudes is undoubtedly a challenging endeavor. Where do you start? By applying the five levers of influence you can increase your impact and accomplish your objectives. Anything you do to influence others will employ at least one of these levers. If your success depends on other people changing the way they work – processes, behaviors, priorities, attitudes, relationships, and, ultimately results -- you must be able to effectively influence people to make those changes. Join this session to add the five levers of influence to your personal change toolkit.
About the Speaker: As founder of Enclaria, Heather Stagl equips individuals and teams to influence change at work. Through individual coaching, team facilitation, and training programs, she helps people make a bigger impact with less frustration. Heather is the author of “99 Ways to Influence Change” and the "Influence Change at Work™ Toolkit,” and she publishes a popular blog at <>. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA in Leadership and Change Management from DePaul University. She serves on the board of Organization Change Alliance, a learning community of organizational change practitioners in Atlanta.

Chris N. West

LR Training Inc.

Using LinkedIn and Analytics for HR Success

Presented by Chris N. West

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

We will discuss how your organization can use LinkedIn for results in Talent Acquisition. Optimizing your profile and your company profile is essential. We will discuss how to find the right people to connect with if you are looking to hire or find professionals to work with. It is also important to understand how to communicate effectively on this platform. Groups and company pages all require the right type of engagement. This session will cover ideas many companies are using to get the most out of LinkedIn. By the end of this session attendees, will know track results and provide reports to their team and business leaders.

About the Speaker: Chris N. West is an international speaker, online marketing expert, and founder of LR Training, Inc.. Formerly, he served in a position at Google where he worked the area of marketing key products such Google Places, and Google Fiber. Chris helps marketing teams save time and focus on what matters by using the latest tools online. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. Chris is an engaging Internet Marketing Speaker who always shares a wealth of actionable ideas that managers can use right away to make a positive difference in their marketing and business team’s success. From the moment he begins his presentation, employees are captivated by his high-energy delivery style and the richness of his ideas. He is Co-Author of Lone Star Media Leaders.


Tonia Morris

Simply HR

Managing a Multi-Generation Workforce
Presented by Tonia Morris
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
This session will focus on Generational Inclusiveness. The program will focus on how to attract, retain and engage all generations by understanding by understanding the different work expectations, communication styles, and what they have in common.


About the Speaker: Tonia Morris has over 20 years of experience as a speaker, training facilitator, business consultant, HR Director and as a coach on HR-related topics. Tonia has worked with Colleges and Universities, Human Resources Departments, and has spoken at Professional Conferences, Women's Groups and Non-Profit Organizations. Tonia has also worked for government and Fortune 500 companies like Sherwin Williams, Allstate Insurance, USAA Insurance, Tech Date, and Teachers Retirement Systems of Georgia to name a few.



Gary Richardson

Richardson Consulting

Beyond Demographics, Making Diversity Applicable in the Workplace

Presented by Gary Richardson

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

In this 60 minute interactive lecture, participants will learn how to make diversity operational within any workplace. Over the past 17 years, I have discovered the true essence of diversity and the reasons it is a workplace necessity. This lecture will bring clarity to the concept of diversity, help to gain leadership buy-in, and explain the real meaning for ROI as it pertains to the subject. If you've struggled with implementing initiatives, this lecture is for you.

About the Speaker: Gary Richardson is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Richardson Consulting, which specializes in helping organizations gain a clear understanding of diversity, how to utilize it, measure its results and incorporate it into the workplace. Gary has the practical knowledge in the field, which separates him from other diversity practitioners. Over his more than 16 years of diversity experience, he has been a facilitator and program manager for senior leader external training for the Department of Defense.


Suzanne Lemen

Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc.

How to Manage your Manager
Presented by Suzanne Lemen
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
This highly interactive session is all about managing up. As an HR professional, developing a positive relationship with upper levels of management is critical. Learn how to be proactive and leave reactive, firefighting in your past!
About the Speaker: With 30 years Human Resources experience, Suzanne Lemen, the CEO of Dynamic Corporate Solutions, has been offering practical and creative Human Resources solutions to businesses from Fortune 50 giants to small local enterprises. As an expert in the Human Resources function, she possesses a unique blend of technical, interpersonal and business skills which allows her to excel in the art of Human Resources management.



Rich Williams

Career Experts

High Performance - Bringing out the best in yourself and others
Presented by Rich Williams
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
What does it take to be a high performance employee? What does it take to have a high performance workforce? Together, we will learn how to bring out the best in yourself and others.


About the Speaker: Rich Williams is the President of Career Experts. He has been active in the HR world since 1997. He has served on his local SHRM Chapter board for the last three years and is currently President Elect. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. He also has earned his SPHR and his SHRM-SCP. Rich is passionate about learning and growing and helping others to do so as well. He has spoken a number of times at HR Florida and provides leadership and HR training for his clients.


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