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2019 Annual Conference - Master Series Track
SHRM Jacksonville 11th Annual Conference | Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019 
 Changing the World of Work - Business Management & Strategy
"Changing the World of Work" - Business Management & Strategy track focuses on strategic topics. These presentations are eligible for Business credit with HRCI.  Please note: speaker times are subject to change.


Kristi Lee Schatz

Green Zone Culture Group

 Kristi Lee Schatz

Cultivate a Collaborative Culture

Presented by Kristi Lee Schatz

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

During this session, attendees will gain insights into the science of collaboration. Discover new tools for shaping a collaborative mindset and attitude. Learn the difference between Red Zones and Green Zones, surviving and thriving. Finally, attendees will understand their role and personal responsibility in cultivating a collaborative culture and being an effective collaborator.

About the Speaker: Kristi Lee Schatz is a workshop facilitator with the Green Zone Culture Group, an international consulting firm focused on the human side of business. She holds a Master's Degree in Psychology and has an extensive background in interpersonal neurobiology and communications. As a certified Radical Collaboration Trainer she helps organizations cultivate the mindset and skillset necessary to effectively collaborate, resolve conflict and build long-lasting, high-trust relationships.


Suzanne Lemen


Leading From Where You Are

Presented by Suzanne Lemen

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Leadership is hard! This engaging session addresses not only the “when” but the “how” of leadership. As HR Leaders we need to seize opportunities to demonstrate value. Using creative examples, this session will open your eyes to how you can not only make a difference for the organization, but also help your career!

About the Speaker(s): Suzanne (Suzi) Lemen is the founder and CEO of Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc. (DCSI), one of the region’s largest human resources consulting and recruitment firms, specializing in providing HR solutions for businesses small and large. As an expert in the Human Resources function with more than 30 years experience, Suzi has been called upon by some of the largest companies across the nation to provide comprehensive auditing, consulting, risk management and compliance services.

Dr. Charu Raheja

 Triage Logic Group

Why Wellbeing is Good for Business

Presented by Dr. Charu Raheja

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This session will discuss several factors that one should consider when developing and working with a well-being program for the company. A well-rounded well-being program will not only consider the employees’ physical and mental wellbeing but also their financial and career wellbeing. Furthermore, we will go over the different strategies of wellbeing that a company can implement in their workplace. Some are easy to implement, while others will require thorough and thoughtful planning.

About the Speaker: Dr. Charu Raheja is the co-founder and CEO of the Triage Logic Group. Charu’s personal struggles and triumphs with her health define both her personal and her professional mission. Most recently, her experience in overcoming a life-threatening health event led her to launch the Continuwell brand. The TriageLogic Group provides telehealth software, mobile communication solutions, and services to larges medical centers and businesses around the country. It is part of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and it covers over 25 million lives nationwide.


Jennifer Hancock

 Humanist Leadership

Why Is Change So Hard?

Presented by Jennifer Hancock

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

What can science tell us about why people resist change? What you can do to help your staff adjust? Before we can embrace change, we first have to unlearn our old ways of doing things. This course covers how to utilize behavioral psychology techniques to help overcome resistance to change in yourself and in others.

About the Speaker(s): Jennifer Hancock is the author of The Bully Vaccine, and founder of Humanist Learning Systems. She is one of the top writers and speakers in the Humanist world today. A board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association and the Center for Freethought Equality. She specializes in providing online and in person training that combine science, philosophy and common sense into actionable intelligence. She specializes in how to use behavioral science techniques she learned as a dolphin trainer to teach you how unlearning occurs so that you can better understand how to extinguish old behaviors and get new behaviors adopted.


Dr. Shirley Davis

 Dr. Shirley Davis - The Success Doctor

Inclusion 2030 - New Strategies For the New Workplace, Workers and the Work
Presented by Dr. Shirley Davis
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
The work, workers, and workplace of the future will continue to undergo dramatic transformation. Research suggests that by 2030 workers will be older and younger at the same time, more educated and less skilled, hyper-connected through new technologies, and more ethnically diverse. How can we ready our organizations for this new workforce reality? What new strategies, competencies, and skills will be necessary to harness the benefits, yet counter the negative effects of these global disruptions? More importantly, what new leadership models will be needed in order to achieve high performance, innovation, and inclusiveness? Dr. Shirley Davis, a recognized authority on the global workforce and leadership effectiveness will answer all of these questions as she details the megatrends and business implications that will shape the workforce of the future. Additionally, she will provide practical strategies that business leaders should employ if they expect to achieve greater Inclusion in 2030.
About the Speaker: Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce management expert, a certified leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. She works with leaders at all levels and has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 80 speeches a year. She brings a high-energy, high-content and high-value message to audiences all around the world. With over 20 years of business experience in a variety of senior and executive leadership roles with Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Davis’ expertise lies in providing solutions and strategies for achieving leadership excellence and in building high performance and inclusive workplace cultures where all talent can thrive. Most recently, she worked at the world’s largest HR membership association, the Society for Human Resource Management as Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Workplace Strategies.

  Tom Topping

 Tom Topping - Training Perfected

HR Florida State Council

5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement

Presented by Tom Topping

Friday, April 12, 2019  | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

HR plays a critical role in increasing an organization's bottom line, while simultaneously impacting its vision, mission, and goals. This program will positively impact those key areas by developing and implementing engagement and retention strategies that will increase individual and organizational value, with a focus on aligning those responsibilities across all business units. Learners will understand how to leverage engagement strategies to positively effect different business functions across their organization and enter into critical partnerships with other departments, while focusing on the target of achieving larger organizational goals. This program will help to improve participant's skills in strategic planning that are crucial to capacity building, increase critical thinking around performance management, and develop overall leadership effectiveness.

 About the Speaker: Tom Topping is a professional speaker and employee engagement expert with a master’s degree in Human Resources Management. He has spent his career transforming teams and training individuals for some of the largest organizations in the United States. His professional contributions have been described as innovative, unique, pioneering, daring, and out-of-the-box. He has led large-scale pilot programs in performance management, re-envisioned an entire human resources department, and managed the implementation of a $5 million educational grant. He recently started his own company, Training Perfected, dedicated to helping companies maximize the performance and happiness of their employees.

 Chad Sorenson

 Adaptive HR Solutions

 HR Florida State Council


ABCs and 123s of Accounting for the HR Professional

Presented by Chad Sorenson

Friday, April 12, 2019  | 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Compensation, recruiting, employee relations, onboarding, performance management… These are some of the mainstays of HR and we have gotten good at most of these things. But how much do we understand about finance and accounting? We have seen things like a balance sheet and a statement of cash flow, but how do they relate to what we are doing in HR?

As HR professionals, it is critical that we not only understand the fundamentals of accounting, but also appreciate the impact we can have on the financial successes, and failures, of our organizations. The human resource profession continues to evolve as does our relationship with the rest of the business. In order to stay ahead of the game, we need to continue to increase our business acumen and understand how what we do in HR impacts the rest of the company.

This session will look at the fundamentals of accounting and how to determine the financial health of an organization. We will also look at the relationship between HR and accounting and how we can make an even greater impact on the business by understanding financial trends within the organization that might be HR related.

About the Speaker: Chad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies across the state 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.